Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who
That it’s namin’
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’.
~Bob Dylan (The Times They Are A-Changin’)
“Another thing about Times They Are A-Changin’ – I wanted to say in it that if you have something that you don’t want to lose, and people threaten you, you are not really free.”
~Bob Dylan (to Ray Coleman, May 1965)
51 years ago Dylan did his 5th recording session for “The Time They are A-Changin’”
Some background info from Wikipedia:
The Times They Are a-Changin’ is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released in January 1964 by Columbia Records.
Produced by Tom Wilson, it is the singer-songwriter’s first collection to feature only original compositions. The album consists mostly of stark, sparsely-arranged story songs concerning issues such as racism, poverty, and social change. The title track is one of Dylan’s most famous; many felt that it captured the spirit of social and political upheaval that characterized the 1960s.
Continue reading October 24: Bob Dylan – The 5th recording session for “The Times They Are A-Changin’” in 1963
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)
Continue reading August 31: Bob Dylan & The Band at Isle of Wight 1969 (videos)
GREAT 1998 concert ratet 10/10 @ bobsboots.com
The sound quality is absolutely amazing.. check it out….
Flat out fantastic! This recording from the capital city is that rare, perfect blend of vocal to music to audience; combined with a stellar band performance, vocal perfection, and incredible song line up that qualifies it to stand among the very best of the very best.
9 June 1998
- Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
- Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
- Larry Campbell (guitar)
- Tony Garnier (bass)
- David Kemper (drums & percussion)
Continue reading June 9: Bob Dylan – Globe Arena Stockholm, Sweden 1998
“I love Bob Dylan, I really do. I love his early work, I love the first time he plugged in electrically, I love his Christian albums, I love his other albums.”
In this series of post I’ll present all the Dylan covers by Johnny Cash I could find. They will be presented chronologically with facts related to the recording.
PS! duets are not included, rather check out:
Here is part 1: Johnny Cash covers Bob Dylan – part 1
One Too Many Mornings
Date: October 29, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN.
Producers: Don Law – Frank Jones.
Released: Johnny And June (1979), Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood (2011) & The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus (1995)
Continue reading Johnny Cash covers Bob Dylan – part 2
I like Johnny Cash a lot. I like everything he does really.
~Bob Dylan (to Nat Hentoff – Autumn 1965)
In the end, Nashville Skyline is a lovely album but not a heavyweight contender, though its effects were major ones. Country music was despised, hick music when Dylan took it up. People were divided into the hip and the non-hip. The counterculture was in full swing and riddled with its own self-importance and snobbery. Nashville Skyline was a hard pill to swallow: but it did ’em good.
~Michael Gray (Bob Dylan Encyclopedia)
The 4th recording session for ‘Nashville Skyline’ took place on February 17, 1969. Two master versions emerged.. the lovely “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You” & “Nashville Skyline Rag”. Johnny Cash joined the session halfway through & they tried out “One Too Many Mornings”, “I Still Miss Someone” (Cash) & “Don’t Think Twice”. A video from one of the takes on “One Too Many Mornings” is available (& included in this post).. fantastic stuff!
Continue reading Feb 17: Bob Dylan’s 4th recording session for “Nashville Skyline (w/Johnny Cash) in 1969