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Jeff Buckley covers Bob Dylan

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Jeff Buckley covers Bob Dylan

Here is a 1993 clip of Jeff Buckley at a poetry event, reading an apology letter he wrote to his idol Bob Dylan. The reading is included on a CD accompanying the  book The Spoken Word Revolution Redux.

“Dear Bob,
And I don’t know what purpose this will serve at all.

I don’t know how to start. Last Saturday, my man, Steve Burkowitz, broke it to me that you were told of something I said from the stage and that you’d felt insulted. I need for you to listen to me. I have no way of knowing how my words are translated to you, if they’re whole meaning and context are intact, but the truth is that I was off on a tangent, on a stage, my mind going where it goes, trying to be funny, it wasn’t funny at all and I fucked up, I really fucked up.

And the worst of it isn’t that your boys were at the gig to hear it. It doesn’t really bother me. It just kills me to know that whatever they told you was what you think I think of you-

not that I love you, not that I’ve always listened to you and carried the music with me wherever I go, not that I believe in you and also that your show was great. It was only the separate club crowd that I was cynical about and that’s what I was trying to get at when I said what I said.And I’m sorry that I’ll never get to make another first impression. You were really gracious to me, to even allow me backstage to meet you. I’ll never forget you, what you told me for as long as I live. He said “Make a good record man” and I’m very honored to have met you at all. He said some other shit too,

I’m only sad that I didn’t get a chance to tell you before all this intrigue, the intrigue is not the truth. Lots of eyes will read this letter before it gets to you, Bob, which I accept. Someday you will know exactly what I mean, man to man.

Always be well,
Jeff Buckley

And you know who’s going to read this? The President of Sony Records, my A&R man, my manager, his two managers, his friend Ratzo, and this is my personal plea of love to Bob Dylan, and this is what happens when you’re not nobody anymore.”

Here are the songs that Jeff Buckley sang and Bob Dylan wrote.

Just Like A Woman – Jeff Buckley, Live at Palais Theatre, Melbourne on February 27 1996:

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19 Songs released in 1961 you MUST hear

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This is my second post in this new series of posts.

My rules:

  • Only one song per artist/group
  • The song must be released that specific year
  • Songs from live albums not allowed (that’s another & more complicated list)

Please feel free to publish your own favorite songs from 1961 in the comments section…

AND lists like this are supposed to be fun! Don’t take it too seriously.

Here we go…

3 Dec: Bob Dylan Plays Portland, OR in 1980

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Paramount Theater
Portland, Oregon
3 December 1980

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Fred Tackett (guitar & mandolin)
  • Willie Smith (keyboards)
  • Tim Drummond (bass)
  • Jim Keltner (drums)
  • Clydie King, Carolyn Dennis, Regina Havis (background vocals)

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December 1: Gordon Lightfoot live with Dylan´s Rolling Thunder Revue at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto 1975 (audio)

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I’ve always liked Gordon Lightfoot…
~Bob Dylan (to Paul Gambaccini, June 1981)

Maple Leaf Gardens
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 December 1975

  1. Race Among The Ruins
  2. The Watchman’s Gone
  3. Sundown

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Bob Dylan: one of the best performances from the 2014 Australian tour

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Personally I knew that I hadn’t been in presence of such greatness since the three shows at The Brixton Academy in south London in March 1995. …. That night’s standout among a long list of standouts, was for this fan Tryin’ To Get To Heaven, which Bob somehow channelled from a realm of divine and poetic musicality down to us mere mortals…
~Andrew Kershaw (Isis Magazine – latest issue)

..And what came next ..was both breath-taking and mind blowing: a stunning, dare it be said definitive version of Tryin’ To Get To Heaven. Bob’s vocal were fragile, tender, controlled – yet always on the edge of breaking. His piano playing just holding a few soft chords and the band proving their worth with another superb backing. In one song Bob gave us everything our hearts were longing for.
~Zac Dadic (Isis Magazine – latest issue)

The Tivoli
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
27 August 2014

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar, grand piano & keyboard)
  • Stu Kimball (guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Donnie Herron (violin, mandolin, steel guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Receli (drums & percussion)

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