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Bob Dylan: 5 great songs recorded in 1975

Studio E – Columbia Recording Studios – New York City – 28 July 1975 w/ Eric Clapton

This is not a “best from 1975” list, just 5 Great songs Bob Dylan recorded in 1975.

Romance in Durango

Studio E
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
28 July 1975

2nd Desire session, produced by Don DeVito.

First released on DESIRE, 16 January 1976.

Hot chili peppers in the blistering sun
Dust on my face and my cape
Me and Magdalena on the run
I think this time we shall escape

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Live version from “Rolling Thunder 1” 1975:

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December 4: Bob Dylan plays Forum de Montréal in 1975 (videos)





bob dylan isis montreal 1975

I married Isis on the fifth day of May
But I could not hold on to her very long
So I cut off my hair and I rode straight away
For the wild unknown country where I could not go wrong
~Bob Dylan (Isis)

Dylan gives one of the finest shows of his career, as well as the longest of the 1975 concerts. A 23-song set (the opening Rolling Thunder show had just 16 Dylan songs) includes a six-song Dylan/Baez set and a three-song solo spot.
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

Forum de Montréal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
4 December 1975

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar)
  • Bob Neuwirth (guitar)
  • Scarlet Rivera (violin)
  • 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, vocals)
  • Howie Wyeth (piano, drums)
  • Luther Rix (drums, percussion)
  • Ronee Blakley (vocal)

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November 24: Bob Dylan @ Hammersmith, London, England – 2003 (Videos)





 

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Great 2003 concert.

bob dylan hammersmith 2003

Hammersmith Apollo
London, England
24 November 2003

  1. Drifter’s Escape
  2. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
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July 28 in music history

July 28: The late Mike Bloomfield was born in 1943 71 years ago (read more)

Michael Bloomfield was one of America’s first great white blues guitarists, earning his reputation on the strength of his work in the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. His expressive, fluid solo lines and prodigious technique graced many other projects — most notably Bob Dylan’s earliest electric forays — and he also pursued a solo career, with variable results. Uncomfortable with the reverential treatment afforded a guitar hero, Bloomfield tended to shy away from the spotlight after spending just a few years in it; he maintained a lower-visibility career during the ’70s due to his distaste for fame and his worsening drug problems, which claimed his life in 1981.
~Steve Huey (allmusic.com)

 mike bloomfield
 Bob Dylan recorded Romance in Durango in Studio E – Columbia Recording Studios, NYC in 1975. This was the 2th Desire session, produced by Don DeVito.  bob dylan desire
David “Junior” Kimbrough (July 28, 1930 – January 17, 1998) was an American blues musician. His best known work included “Keep Your Hands Off Her” and “All Night Long”. Music journalist Tony Russell stated “his raw, repetitive style suggests an archaic forebear of John Lee Hooker, a character his music shares with that of fellow North Mississippian R. L. Burnside”. Junior Kimbrough
 Hell Among the Yearlings is the second album by Gillian Welch, released July 28, 1998. All the songs on the album are written by Welch and David Rawlings.  GillianWelch_HellAmongTheYearlings
 Richard William “Rick” Wright (28 July 1943 – 15 September 2008) was an English musician, composer, singer and songwriter, best known for his career with Pink Floyd. A multi-instrumentalist, Wright’s richly textured keyboard layers were a vital ingredient and a distinctive characteristic of Pink Floyd’s sound. Wright frequently sang harmony and occasionally lead vocals on stage and in the studio with Pink Floyd (most notably on the songs “Time”, “Echoes”, “Us and Them”, “Wearing the Inside Out”, “Astronomy Domine” and “Matilda Mother”).  rick_wright

Spotify Playlist – July 28

Today: The late Mike Bloomfield was born in 1943 – 70 years ago

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“Expression, pure expression. Without a guitar, I’m like a poet with no hands. Actually I can articulate much clearer on the guitar than anything else.”
~Mike Bloomfield (Rolling Stone, April 1968)

“When I’m playing blues guitar real well, it’s a lot like B.B. King. But I don’t know, it’s my own thing when there are major notes and sweet runs. You know I like sweet blues. The English cats play very hard funky blues. Like Aretha sings is how they play guitar. I play sweet blues. I can’t explain it. I want to be singing. I want to be sweet.”
~Mike Bloomfield (Rolling Stone, April 1968)

Muddy Waters & Mike Bloomfield – Long Distance call (Live @ Soundstage Chicago Blues Summit in 1974):

From Wikipedia:

Birth name Michael Bernard Bloomfield
Born July 28, 1943
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died February 15, 1981 (aged 37)
San Francisco, California, United States
Genres Blues, blues rock, chicago blues
Occupations Guitarist, composer
Instruments Guitar, piano
Years active 1964–81
Associated acts The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bob Dylan, Electric Flag, Al Kooper, Nick Gravenites, Dr. John, John P. Hammond
Website mikebloomfield.com

Michael Bernard “Mike” Bloomfield (July 28, 1943 – February 15, 1981) was an American musician, guitarist, and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois, who became one of the first popular music superstars of the 1960s to earn his reputation almost entirely on his instrumental prowess, since he rarely sang before 1969–70. Respected for his fluid guitar playing, Bloomfield knew and played with many of Chicago’s blues legends even before he achieved his own fame, and was one of the primary influences on the mid-to-late 1960s revival of classic Chicago and other styles of blues music. In 2003 he was ranked at number 22 on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

Michael Bloomfield was one of America’s first great white blues guitarists, earning his reputation on the strength of his work in the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. His expressive, fluid solo lines and prodigious technique graced many other projects — most notably Bob Dylan’s earliest electric forays — and he also pursued a solo career, with variable results. Uncomfortable with the reverential treatment afforded a guitar hero, Bloomfield tended to shy away from the spotlight after spending just a few years in it; he maintained a lower-visibility career during the ’70s due to his distaste for fame and his worsening drug problems, which claimed his life in 1981. ~Steve Huey (allmusic.com)

One Way Out (live at the Fillmore East 1968):


Paul Butterfield Blues Band

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band:With a style honed in the gritty blues bars of Chicago’s south side, the Butterfield Blues Band was instrumental in bringing the sound of authentic Chicago blues to a young white audience in the mid-’60s, and although the band wasn’t a particularly huge commercial success, its influence has been enduring and pervasive. The band was formed when singer and harmonica player Paul Butterfield met guitarist and fellow University of Chicago student Elvin Bishop in the early ’60s. Bonding over a love of the blues, the pair managed to hijack Howlin’ Wolf’s rhythm section (bassist Jerome Arnold and drummer Sam Lay) and began gigging in the city’s blues houses, where they were spotted in 1964 by producer Paul Rothchild, who quickly had them signed to Elektra Records. Guitar whiz Mike Bloomfield joined the band just before they entered the studio to record their debut album (and in time to be on-stage with the group when they backed up Bob Dylan at his infamous electric set at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival). Organist and pianist Mark Naftalin also came on board during the sessions for the self-titled The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, which was released by Elektra late in 1965.  ~Steve Legget – (allmusic.com

The classic Newport picture backing Bob Dylan (going electric):

Bob Dylan at Newport 1965

Here is “Maggie’s Farm” from Newport 65:

Paul Butterfield Blues Band – I Got A Mind To Give Up Livin´:

Album of the day

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – East West (1968)
Paul Butterfield Blues Band East West

 

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