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Bob Dylan Performing a Great “Hard Rain” in Holmdel, New Jersey – August 9, 2003

Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, where have you been, my darling young one?

PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, New Jersey
9 August 2003

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & piano)
  • Freddie Koella (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)

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Watch: Bob Dylan Performing Blind Willie McTell in Manchester 2002

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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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Bob Dylan: Ring them Bells, East Rutherford, New Jersey 13 November 1999 (video)

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Ring them bells, ye heathen
From the city that dreams
Ring them bells from the sanctuaries
’Cross the valleys and streams
For they’re deep and they’re wide
And the world’s on its side
And time is running backwards
And so is the bride

Continental Airlines Arena
East Rutherford, New Jersey
13 November 1999

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

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December 22: Bob Dylan @ Home Of Bonnie Beecher 1961

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…the most famous of Dylan’s many “home” tapes, the so-called “Minneapolis Hotel Tape.” Recorded by Tony Glover at Bonnie Beecher’s apartment in Minneapolis, whimsically dubbed The Beecher Hotel by Dylan (hence the title of the tape), large portions of this tape appeared on the first Dylan bootleg album, the legendary Great White Wonder.
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

The December tape has been in wide circulation for many years. It was actually the first bootleg ever produced. It was released on a 2 LP set in 1969, and went by the title ‘Great White Wonder’ It has been available under various titles a countless number of times in the decades that followed. The quality has generally been very good, and the performance tells the story of a fresh faced boy just out of high school, who had the energy and natural ‘world-traveled weariness’ quality that would forever change the world. It is absolutely required material for even the smallest collection.
~bobsboots.com

The Home Of Bonnie Beecher
Minneapolis, Minnesota
22 December 1961

most audio from grooveshark…

  1. Candy Man (trad. arr. by Revd. Gary Davis)
  2. Baby Please Don’t Go (Big Joe Williams)
  3. Hard Times In New York Town
  4. Stealin’, Stealin’ (trad. arr. Memphis Jug Band)
  5. Poor Lazarus (trad.)
  6. I Ain’t Got No Home (Woody Guthrie)
  7. It’s Hard To Be Blind (trad.)
  8. Dink’s Song (trad. arr. by John & Alan Lomax)
  9. Man Of Constant Sorrow (trad. arr. Bob Dylan)
  10. Story Of East Orange
  11. Naomi Wise (trad.)
  12. Wade In The Water (trad.)
  13. I Was Young When I Left Home
  14. In The Evening (Brownie McGhee)
  15. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Eric von Schmidt)
  16. Sally Gal
  17. Gospel Plow (trad. arr. Bob Dylan)
  18. Long John (trad.)
  19. Cocaine (trad. arr. Revd. Gary Davies)
  20. VD Blues (Woody Guthrie)
  21. VD Waltz (Woody Guthrie)
  22. VD City (Woody Guthrie)
  23. VD Gunner’s Blues (Woody Guthrie)
  24. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (Blind Lemon Jefferson)
  25. Ramblin’ Round (Woody Guthrie)


    Hold the bottle in here. OK wait I gotta fix this, he man you gotta see some pictures of me. I’m not kidding yeah at Whittakers. I look like Marlon Bran.. James Dean or somebody. You gotta see. Like two of this blue turtle neck sweater on. All kinds of pictures of me, without a guitar. Or else you can just see the top of it. (Dave Glover talks off mike) Ha ha I know what you mean.
    ~Dylan – before “Black Cross”
  26. Black Cross (Lord Buckley)

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According to Scaduto [Anthony Scaduto], Dylan gave copies of this tape to several friends, suggesting that he felt it was a good representation of his development as an artist. According to Shelton [Robert Shelton], Glover also taped Dylan at this time “doing [some] r&b-type Chuck Berry songs.” There is no evidence to support Shelton’s assertion, although Dylan and Glover may well have jammed together on those kinds of songs.


-Egil

Bob Dylan: A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, New York City – 27 July 1999 (video)

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Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, where have you been, my darling young one?
I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains
I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways
I’ve stepped in the middle of seven sad forests
I’ve been out in front of a dozen dead oceans
I’ve been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard
And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard
And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
27 July 1999

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

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