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Jan 16: Bob Dylan & Van Morrison: More and More, New York City 1998





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More and more, I’m forgetting the past
More and more, I’m living at last

Day by day, I’m losing my blues
More and more, I’m forgetting about you

Great Webb Pierce song (written by Merle Kilgore) & recorded by Van Morrison on his “Pay The Devil” album from 2006.

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Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder & Van Dyke Parks: Do Re Mi (Woody Guthrie) LA Jan 2009 (Video)





Lots of folks back East, they say, is leavin’ home every day,
Beatin’ the hot old dusty way to the California line.
‘Cross the desert sands they roll, gettin’ out of that old dust bowl,
They think they’re goin’ to a sugar bowl, but here’s what they find
Now, the police at the port of entry say,
“You’re number fourteen thousand for today.

This is a beautiful version of Woody Guthrie’s “Do Re Mi” performed in Jan 2009. It was aired on the History Channel documentary “The People Speak“.

But first here is Woody Guthrie – The Asch Recordings Vol. 1 (1944):

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Bob Dylan – Never Ending Tour 1990 – Part 1





People can learn everything about me through my songs, if they know where to look. They can juxtapose them with certain other songs and draw a clear picture. But why would anyone want to know about me? It’s ridiculous.
-Bob Dylan (to Edna Gundersen on August 31, 1990 in Lincoln, Nebraska)

Never Ending Tour 1990

  • 1990 Fastbreak Tour; Jan 12 – Feb 8, a total of 15 concerts
  • 1990 Spring tour of North America; May 29 – June 18, a total of 16 concerts
  • 1990 Summer festival tour of Europe; June 27 – July 9, a total of 9 concerts
  • 1990 Late Summer tour of North America; August 12 – September 12, a total of 23 concerts
  • 1990 US Fall tour; October 11 – November 18, a total of 30 concerts

All in all Dylan played 93 concerts in 1990.

Bob Dylan – Never Ending Tour 1990 – Part 1 will cover the first 3 legs.

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Bob Dylan & Willie Nelson Performing “Heartland” in Des Moines, Iowa – August 28, 2004 (video)





“My American dream fell apart at the seam,” sing Nelson and Bob Dylan in this elegy to America’s family farmers. A track from Nelson’s 1993 Across the Borderline, the song details in plain language the war between forlorn farmers and unsympathetic bankers, with the latter undeniably the victor. Willie wrote the song with Dylan, who famously inspired Nelson’s annual Farm Aid benefit concerts with his off-hand remark at 1985’s Live Aid that something should be done to help U.S. farmers. The lyrics are unapologetic, brimming with as much indignation as Mellencamp’s “Rain on the Scarecrow,” but it’s the pairing of two of music’s most unconventional voices that makes it a must-hear.
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Sec Taylor Stadium
Des Moines, Iowa
28 August 2004

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & piano)
  • Willie Nelson, (guitar & vocal)
  • Stu Kimball (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (pedal steel guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)
  • , Lukas Nelson (guitar)
  • Micah Nelson (percussion)

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





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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 performance it was..

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