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Jan 12: Bob Dylan Performs “Blind Willie McTell” as a Tribute to Martin Scorsese in 2012





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bob dylan MArtin Scorcese Hollywood Palladium Theater 2012

Seen the arrow on the doorpost
Saying, “This land is condemned
All the way from New Orleans
To New Jerusalem”
I traveled through East Texas
Where many martyrs fell
And I know no one can sing the blues
Like Blind Willie McTell

Dylan’s “Blind Willie McTell” @ the 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony – 12 January 2012 – was performed as a tribute to Martin Scorsese.

And what a Great version he gave…

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October 6: Bob Dylan Blind Willie McTell, London, England 2000 (video)



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Seen the arrow on the doorpost
Saying, “This land is condemned
All the way from New Orleans
To Jerusalem”
I traveled through East Texas
Where many martyrs fell
And I know no one can sing the blues
Like Blind Willie McTell

A FANTASTIC version.

Wembley Arena
London, England
6 October 2000

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August 24: Bob Dylan: Blind Willie McTell, Vienna, Virginia 1997 (video)





Bob Dylan 1997

Seen the arrow on the doorpost
Saying, “This land is condemned
All the way from New Orleans
To Jerusalem”
I traveled through East Texas
Where many martyrs fell
And I know no one can sing the blues
Like Blind Willie McTell

Filene Center
Wolf Trap Farm Park For The Performing Arts
Vienna, Virginia
24 August 1997

  •  Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

This is also included on the bootleg set, The Genuine Bootleg Series Take 3
This is a bootleg that took the first 3 volumes of Dylan’s official Bootleg Series as it’s mold, they pick the “best” obscure Dylan material and try to presents it in a chronological context. They sometimes pick some very strange takes, it has to be said.

3rd

Review: 
Perhaps the best so far of the Bootleg series. Incredible unreleased songs, including some very rare, hard to find gems.  The packaging is as breathtaking as the material. A glossy, gatefold case contains picture sleeves for each disc.  Each sleeve has a rare, glossy photo. Includes yet a different  40 page booklet containing 24 more rare, vintage photos. This is part of a true labor of love series of CD packages that also include  1  &  2.
– Bobsboots

And it has this incredible live version of Blind Willie McTell with great sound, I’ve played it hundreds of times. It is fantastic!


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July 23: Bob Dylan: Marjorie Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland 2013 (videos)

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Marjorie Merriweather Post Pavilion
Columbia, Maryland
23 July 2013

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

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May 9: Bob Dylan – Blind Willie McTell, Manchester 2002 (Video)


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I Seen the arrow on the doorpost
Saying, “This land is condemned
All the way from New Orleans
To New Jerusalem”
Well I traveled through East Texas
Where many martyrs fell
I can tell you one thing
nobody can sing
the-blues-like-Blind-Willie-McTell

Great version of this masterpiece from the 2002 Europe spring tour.

“Blind Willie McTell” was the most interesting performance of the night.
It used to be like that:

“No-one can sing the blues …
like Blind Willie McTell”

but tonight it went like this:

“I’ll tell you one thing …
nobody can sing …
the-blues-like-Blind-Willie-McTell”

The more astute amongst you will have noticed that the third line of this new version is quite long and doesn’t fit too well. Several times I thought the line wouldn’t fit but Bob managed to squeeze it in, just in time.
~Andy Jenkins (from the archives over @ boblinks.com)

Manchester Evening News Arena
Manchester, England
9 May 2002

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Jim Keltner (drums & percussion)

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