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April 14: Bob Dylan – The 4th Infidels session, NYC 1983

Infidels

I’m usually either here or on the West Coast or down in the Caribbean. Me and another
guy have a boat down there. Jokerman kinda came to me in the islands. It’s very
mystical. The shapes there, and shadows, seem to be so ancient. The song was sorta
inspired by these spirits they call jumbis.
~Bob Dylan (to Kurt Loder, March 1984)

Studio A
Power Station
New York City, New York
14 April 1983
4th Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

Continue reading April 14: Bob Dylan – The 4th Infidels session, NYC 1983

February 18: Bob Dylan’s 5th recording session for “Nashville Skyline” (w/Johnny Cash) in 1969

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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 5th recording session for ‘Nashville Skyline’ took place on February 18, 1969. One master versions emerged.. the lovely “Girl from the North Country”. Johnny Cash shared vocal on all 38 takes…this is a highly bootlegged sessions… and people have uploaded most of it on youtube… 

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picture of Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan.. NOT from the studio sessions

 

Some background from wikipedia:

Nashville Skyline is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released in April 1969 by Columbia Records.

Building on the rustic style he experimented with on John Wesley HardingNashville Skyline displayed a complete immersion into country music. Along with the more basic lyrical themes, simple songwriting structures, and charming domestic feel, it introduced audiences to a radically new singing voice from Dylan—a soft, affected country croon.

The result received a generally positive reaction from critics, and was a commercial success. Reaching number 3 in the US, the album also scored Dylan his fourth UK number 1 album.

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Continue reading February 18: Bob Dylan’s 5th recording session for “Nashville Skyline” (w/Johnny Cash) in 1969

February 17: Bob Dylan’s 4th recording session for Nashville Skyline (w/Johnny Cash) in 1969

bob dylan nashville skyline

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 February 17: Bob Dylan’s 4th recording session for Nashville Skyline (w/Johnny Cash) in 1969

The 5 most popular Bob Dylan posts at JV in 2013


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When I say the most popular Bob Dylan posts, it means the 5 most popular posts overall. If we exclude the front page/home page the first non-Dylan post is at number 23, Bruce Springsteen plays Bob Dylan. The first post not related to Bob Dylan at all is at 28, Iconic Rock Photos: Keith Richards “Who the fuck is Mick Jagger” (and that post is almost two years old!).

Anyway, here are our top posts in 2013:

1. Bob Dylan videos – 9 May – 22 029 visitors

2. Bob Dylan concerts @ JV – 27 Feb – 13 878 visitors
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3. Bob Dylan: Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) – 8 Sep – 8993 visitors
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4. Bob Dylan recording sessions – 7 Mar – 8205 visitors
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5. Bob Dylan: Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada 20 April 1980 (Videos) – 19 Dec – 7551 visitors
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Bob Dylan recording sessions

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This is a collection of all published “Bob Dylan recording sessions” posts @ JV.
It will be updated along the way..

bob dylan album 1962
Bob Dylan – released March 19, 1962

bob dylan - the_freewheelin

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – released May 27, 1963

Bob Dylan_The times they are a changinTheTimesTheyArea-Changin’ – released January 13, 1964

 

another side of Bob DylanAnother side Of Bob Dylan – released August 8, 1964

  Bob Dylan - bringing it all back homeBringing It All Back Home – released March 27, 1965

  Bob_Dylan_-_Highway_61_RevisitedHighway 61 Revisited – released August 30, 1965

  bobdylan-blondeonblonde-coverBlonde On Blonde – released May 16, 1966

  john-wesley-hardingJohn Wesley Harding – released December 27, 1967

  bob dylan nashvilleNashville Skyline – released April 9, 1969

  bob dylan new morningNew Morning – released October 19, 1970

bob dylan greatest hits vol2

Greatest Hits Vol.2 – released November 17, 1971

  bob_dylan_planet_wavesPlanet Waves – released January 17, 1974

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Blood On The Tracks – released January 20, 1975

 Bob_Dylan-Desire-FrontalDesire – released January 5, 1976

 Bob-Dylan-Street-LegalStreet-Legal – released June 15, 1978

 bob dylan slow train comingSlow Train Coming – released August 20, 1979

InfidelsInfidels – released October 27, 1983

 bob dylan hearts of fireHearts of Fire (soundtrack) – released October 20, 1987

Bob_Dylan_-_Oh_MercyOh Mercy – released 19 September 1989

bob dylan under the red skyUnder The Red Sky – released September 11, 1990

 

-Egil