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Bob Dylan: God Knows & Black Coat – West Point, NY- 15 October 1994 (audio)

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God knows you ain’t pretty
God knows it’s true
God knows there ain’t anybody
Ever gonna take the place of you

Eisenhower Hall Theatre
Military Academy
West Point, New York
15 October 1994


  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Winston Watson (drums & percussion)

God Knows:
God Knows (West Point, NY, 1994) by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Man In The Long Black Coat:
Man In The Long Black Coat (West Point, NY, 1994) by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark
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September 30: Bob Dylan recorded “Anyway You Want Me” @ Sony Music Studios in 1994


Dylan returns to Sony Studios in New York, with Don Was producing, to cut three songs for a possible Elvis Presley tribute CD. The versions of “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” & “Money Honey” are fairly nondescript. However the final vocal take of “Anyway You Want Me (Is How I Will Be)” is really quite spectacular, Dylan delivering one of his most convincing vocals in years.
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day: 1941-1995)

A real gem this one…


Sony Music Studios
New York City, New York
30 September 1994

Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal) backed by unidentified musicians.

All audio ar grooveshark embed’s.. they might not work for Ipad’s or iphone. I’ve included a link below that will take you to an HTML5 version of the best song among these 3: “Anyway You Want Me”.

  1. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price)
  2. Money Honey (Jesse Stone)
  3. Anyway You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be) (Schroeder/Owens)

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40 years ago: Bob Dylan: Blood On The Tracks, 4th Recording Session, 19 September 1974


On the 3th recording session for Blood On The Tracks on September 18th, Dylan only tried 2 takes on Buckets of Rain. The 4th recording session (on  September 19, 1974) was a way more important story….

Here are some quotes, facts & music….

If any of Dylan’s record albums deserve to be singled out as a “masterpiece” (and I’ve avoided this because how can one leave out ‘Blonde On Blonde’? ‘Highway 61 Revisited’? ‘Hard Rain’?), it is the one that most successfully combines conscious, deliberate creation (composition) with spontaneous expression (performance) – 1974’s ‘Blood On The Tracks’
~Paul Williams (Performing Artist 74-86)

..Dylan.. succeeded in producing an album that stoked up his genius quotient nearly ten years after he was thought to have left it by the roadside. And he had done it by reinventing his whole approach to language. Gone were the surrealistic turns of phrase on Blonde On Blonde, gone was the ‘wild mercury sound’ surrounding those mystical words. In their place was a uniformity of mood, a coherence of sound, and an unmistakable maturity to the voice…. He had never sung better.
~Clinton Heylin (Behind The Shades)


Albums involved:

ALBUM Release date CODE
Blood On The Tracks 1975-01-17 BOTT
Biograph 1985-11-07 BIO
The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3
(Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991
1991-03-26 TBS1-3
Blood On The Tracks – Test pressing  Nov 74 BOTT-TP
Jerry Maguire – Soundtrack 1996-12-10 JMS

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Today: Bob Dylan played Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, New York, 30 June 1988

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A very good 88-concert and the sound on the circulating soundboard tape is incredible.

It is concert #15 of the Never Ending Tour & this tour is “labeled” the Interstate 88 Tour, part 1.

Jones Beach Theater
Jones Beach State Park
Wantagh, New York
30 June 1988

Wantagh, New York

Wantagh New York

Wantagh (pronounced /WAHN-taw/) is a hamlet and census-designated place (an unincorporated section of the town of Hempstead) in Nassau County on Long Island, New York, United States. The population of Wantagh was 18,871 at the time of the 2010 census.

Wantagh is known as “The Gateway to Jones Beach“.

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R.I.P. Lou Reed


One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz.
~Lou Reed

I think that everything happens for a reason, everything happens when it’s going to happen.
~Lou Reed

Lou Reed always makes a great record
~Bob Dylan (to Don McLeese, Jan 1986)

…he’s often cited as punk’s most important ancestor. It’s often overlooked, though, that he’s equally skilled at celebrating romantic joy, and rock & roll itself, as he is at depicting harrowing urban realities.
~Richie Unterberger

Sad news today: Lou Reed has died.

We’ll honor this great artist with a profile post here at JV.

Patti Smith inducts Velvet Underground Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996:

Sweet Jane (@ Letterman 1993):


Birth name Lewis Allan Reed
Born March 2, 1942 (age 71)
Brooklyn, New York
United States
Genres Rock, experimental rock, art rock, protopunk, noise music, drone music, psychedelic rock, folk rock, glam rock, blue-eyed soul, spoken word
Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer, photographer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, ostrich guitar, bass, synthesizer, keyboards, piano, harmonica, drums, percussion
Years active 1964–present
Labels Matador, MGM, RCA, Sire, Reprise, Warner Bros.
Associated acts The Velvet Underground, John Cale, Nico,David Bowie, The Killers, Mick Ronson, Gorillaz, Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel, Metallica, Metric
Website www.loureed.com

Lewis Allan “Lou” Reed (born March 2, 1942) is an American rock musician, songwriter, and photographer. He is best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, and for his solo career, which has spanned several decades. Though the Velvet Underground were a commercial failure in the late 1960s, the group has gained a considerable cult following in the years since its demise and has gone on to become one of the most widely cited and influential bands of the era. As the Velvet Underground’s principal songwriter, Reed wrote about subjects of personal experience that rarely had been examined so openly in rock and roll, including sexuality and drug culture.

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After his departure from the group, Reed began a solo career in 1971. He had a hit the following year with “Walk on the Wild Side”, although he subsequently lacked the mainstream commercial success its chart status seemed to indicate. Reed’s work as a solo artist frustrated critics wishing for a return of the Velvet Underground. In 1975, Reed released a double album of feedback loops, Metal Machine Music, upon which he later commented, “No one is supposed to be able to do a thing like that and survive.”

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A Walk On The Wild Side (Live at Farm Aid 1985):

 Album of the day:

New York (1989)