Yes, the gal I got
I swear she’s the screaming end
She wants me to be a hero
So she can tell all her friends
This is a real gem!
|..Dylan opened the first two shows with the obscure “Hero Blues” from 1963, singing some of the original lyrics (“The gal I got, I swear she’s the screaming end/She wants me to be a hero, So she can tell all her friends) plus some new ones that seem : relevant to his immediate situation “Running down the highway, just as fast as I can go”; and “Don’t you remember, I told you long ago/… just ain’t gonna work around here no more”, and finally something about what “You can write on my tombstone.” Powerful stuff; one wishes he’d felt free to do more improvising.
~Paul Williams (BD performing artist 1974-86)
Continue reading Jan 3: Bob Dylan & The Band: Hero Blues 1974
Photo special: Bob Dylan and The Band Oakland Feb 11 1974 (and audio):
All photos taken by Chris Bradford:
“I am a high school English teacher, but have also taught French and. Photography. My passion for many years, besides photography and music, has been baseball. I coached at the same high school for 35 years and have had 4 players play in the Major Leagues. I also coached for 10 summers in the Alaska League, a college-level league, 5 summers in Anchorage and 5 in Honolulu, Hawaii. My photographic interests these days revolve primarily around travel. My wife and I go somewhere e every summer, our favorite destinations being Cuba, Italy, Croatia, Morocco, France and Southeast Asia, and numerous other destinations. I am currently in the laborious process of scanning most of my thousands of rock n roll slides and negatives. Feel free to email me if you have questions about artists you may want to see photographs of. email@example.com“
A while ago we here at Alldylan got an email from Chris where he told us that he had started digitizing his old slides, among them quite a few Dylan photos never before published. He asked if we would like to publish some of them on Alldylan. We were stunned, what an offer! We wrote back and said that we would be honoured. We will publish several posts with photos from several Dylan’s tours, and after that we will maybe post other artists. Chris has pictures of great historic value and he can be contacted if anyone wants to buy Hi-Res shots for printing.
We have put in some information and audio, just to bring us back in time along with Chris’s photos.
I must say that Chris is not very happy with the technical quality on this first batch of photos, but I think they are of great value to all Dylan fans and of Rock’n Roll history buffs so I asked him to allow us to publish them anyway.
Here are the first pictures, more will follow 🙂
Continue reading Photo special: Bob Dylan and The Band Oakland Feb 11 1974 (and audio)
In decades of listening to these recordings in varying quality what I’ve always heard is a singer sharing some of his favorite songs in hopes of finding the inspiration to create new ones. The joys and treasures of both can be found on these six discs.
~Peter Stone Brown
It’s out.. and we’re listening. There a lot of music to binge on here.
While listening it’s also fun to read about this wonderful release, and that’s why I put together this post. It’s a collection of links to relevant articles about the “The Basement Tapes Complete”.
This post will be updated.
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Continue reading Bob Dylan & The Band: “Basement Tapes Complete” reviews & relevant articles
On November 4, 2014, Columbia/Legacy will issue The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete, an official 6-CD box set of all Dylan’s available basement recordings, including 30 never-bootlegged tracks.
We’re warming up to this highly anticipated release here @ alldylan.com with a look at bootleg releases with material from Dylan & The Band’s recordings @ The Big Pink, West Saugerties, New York – June – October 1967
In the early 1990s, a virtually complete collection of all of Dylan’s 1967 recordings in Woodstock was released on a bootleg five-CD set, The Genuine Basement Tapes. The collection, which contains over 100 songs and alternate takes, was later remastered and issued as the four-CD bootleg A Tree With Roots. Greil Marcus showed the set to Garth Hudson, who declared, “They’ve got it all.”
Nonetheless, a handful of basement songs not available on A Tree With Roots or other bootlegs have been documented, including the Band’s “Even If It’s a Pig Part I” (which has circulated in fragmentary form) and “Even If It’s a Pig Part II”, and Dylan’s “Wild Wolf” and “Can I Get a Racehorse” (copyrighted as “You Own a Racehorse”).
Continue reading Bob Dylan & The Band: The Genuine Basement Tapes Volume 1-5 (audio)
I once held her in my arms
She said she would always stay
But I was cruel
I treated her like a fool
I threw it all away
Near Ryde, Isle Of Wight, England
31 August 1969
- Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal)
- Robbie Robertson (guitar)
- Richard Manuel (piano)
- Garth Hudson (organ)
- Rick Danko (bass)
- Levon Helm (drums)
- She Belongs To Me
- I Threw It All Away
- Maggie’s Farm
- Wild Mountain Thyme (trad.)
- It Ain’t Me, Babe
- To Ramona
- Mr. Tambourine Man
- I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
- Lay Lady Lay
- Highway 61 Revisited
- One Too Many Mornings
- I Pity The Poor Immigrant
- Like A Rolling Stone
- I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
- Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
- Minstrel Boy
- Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35