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August 27: Bob Dylan – Old Five And Dimers (Like Me) (Billy Joe Shaver)





«..I’ve lost part of three fingers, broke my back, suffered a heart attack and a quadruple bypass, had a steel plate put in my neck and 136 stiches in my head, fought drugs and booze, spent the money I had, and burried my wife, son & mother in the span of one year…. I’m not proud of my misfortune – I’m proud of my survival»
~Billy Joe Shaver

“I’ve always been real blunt. Most people from Texas are that way. And it seems like all the great writers, they’re not afraid to say anything. I’ve always been pretty blunt, and sometimes it seems, brutally honest, but it’s real close to the bone.”
~Billy Joe Shaver

Bob Dylan has never played this song in concert, or released it. All we got are the 3 takes from the circulating “Hearts of Fire outtakes”. The solo version is absolutely incredible.

Townhouse Studio
London, England
27 & 28 August 1986
Hearts Of Fire recording session, produced by Beau Hill

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27 & 28 August 1986: Bob Dylan Hearts of Fire recording sessions

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Two years later, back in the studios in London on July 27–28, 1986 for a Dylan session intended to provide fresh material for his ill-advised film Hearts of Fire—material that Dylan had signally failed to compose—the musicians assembled behind him included Clapton on guitar, RON WOOD on bass and guitar and several others. They managed to get through some takes of John Hyatt’s song ‘The Usual’, a ‘Ride This Train’, some stabs at Dylan’s anyone-could-havewritten- this-song ‘Had a Dream About You Baby’, some of Billy Joe Shaver’s ‘Old Five & Dimers Like Me’, a ‘To Fall in Love’, a ‘Night After Night’ and a pleasant cut of Shel Silverstein and Dennis Locorriere’s ‘A Couple More Years’. Several of these made it onto the soundtrack album, several made it into the film, one made it onto Down in the Groove and one further cut even made it onto the Argentine Down in the Groove release.
~Michael Gray (The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia: Revised and Updated Edition)

Townhouse Studio
London, England
27 & 28 August 1986
Hearts Of Fire recording session, produced by Beau Hill

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