2 December 1980
- Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
- Fred Tackett (guitar & mandolin)
- Willie Smith (keyboards)
- Tim Drummond (bass)
- Jim Keltner (drums)
- Clydie King, Carolyn Dennis, Regina McCrary (background vocals)
Continue reading December 2: Bob Dylan @ The Armory, Salem, Oregon – 1980
Sixteen banners united over the field
Where the good shepherd grieves
Desperate men, desperate women divided
Spreading their wings ’neath the falling leaves
I stepped forth from the shadows, to the marketplace
Merchants and thieves, hungry for power, my last deal gone down
She’s smelling sweet like the meadows where she was born
On midsummer’s eve, near the tower
This is a gem!
2 December 1978
- Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
- Billy Cross (lead guitar)
- Alan Pasqua (keyboards)
- Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals)
- David Mansfield (violin & mandolin)
- Steve Douglas (horns)
- Jerry Scheff (bass)
- Bobbye Hall (percussion)
- Ian Wallace (drums)
- Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals)
Continue reading December 2: Bob Dylan performs “Changing Of the Guards” in Nashville – 1978 (Video)
The evening show is at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens. In a terrific 22- song set, Dylan does a three-song solo spot that includes the first 197 5 version of “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.” Dylan’s mother, Beatty, joins her son on stage for the encore.
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)
Maple Leaf Gardens
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 December 1975
- Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar)
- Bob Neuwirth (guitar)
- T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar)
- Roger McGuinn (guitar)
- Steven Soles (guitar)
- Mick Ronson (guitar)
- David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro)
- Rob Stoner (bass)
- Howie Wyeth (piano, drums)
- Luther Rix (drums, percussion)
- Ronee Blakeley (vocal)
Continue reading December 1: Bob Dylan live in Toronto, Canada 1975
This is not a “best from 1965” list, just 5 Great songs Bob Dylan recorded in 1965.
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
15 January 1965
The 3rd and last Bringing It All Back Home recording session, produced by Tom Wilson.
First released on BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME, 22 March 1965.
Continue reading Bob Dylan: 5 great songs recorded in 1965
JW: John Wesley Harding – why did you call the album that?
BD: We… I called it that because I had that song John Wesley Harding. It didn’t mean anything to me. I called it that, Jann, ‘cause I had the song John Wesley Harding, which started out to be a long ballad. I was gonna write a ballad on… Like maybe one of those old cowboy… You know, a real long ballad. But in the middle of the second verse, I got
tired. I had a tune, and I didn’t want to waste the tune, it was a nice little melody, so I just wrote a quick third verse, and I recorded that. But it was a silly little song….
~Bob Dylan to Jann Wenner November 29, 1969
This quiet masterpiece, which manages to sound both authoritative and tentative (a mix that gave it a highly contemporary feel), is neither a rock nor a folk album—and certainly isn’t folk-rock. It isn’t categorisable at all.
~Michael Gray (The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia)
47 years ago Bob Dylan entered Columbia Studio A, Nashville Tennessee tempting his third (and final) recording session for “John Wesley Harding”.
Continue reading November 29: Bob Dylan – Third (last) session for John Wesley Harding 1967