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Jan 6: Bob Dylan – First recording session for “Under The Red Sky” in 1990





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I made this record, Under the Red Sky, with Don Was, but at the same time I was also doing the Wilburys record. I don’t know how it happened that I got into both albums at the same time.
~Bob Dylan (to Jonathan Lethem, Aug 2006)

It’s a magnificent album, really, and I love every performance on it.
~Paul Williams (from Bob Dylan: Mind Out of Time – Performing Artist 1986-1990 and Beyond)

Oceanway Studios
Los Angeles, California
6 January 1990
Produced by Don Was, David Was and Jack Frost

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September 10: Bob Dylan released Under The Red Sky in 1990

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September 10: Bob Dylan released Under The Red Sky in 1990

“It’s just another record,” [Dylan says of Red Sky] “You can only make the records as good as
you can and hope they sell.”
~Bob Dylan (to Edna Gundersen, Aug 1990)

I made this record, Under the Red Sky, with Don Was, but at the same time I was also doing the Wilburys record. I don’t know how it happened that I got into both albums at the same time.
~Bob Dylan (to Jonathan Lethem, Aug 2006)

Anyway, Leadbelly did most of those kind of songs. He’d been out of prison for some time when he decided to do children’s songs and people said oh, why did Leadbelly change? Some people liked the old ones, some people liked the new ones. Some people liked both songs. But he didn’t change, he was the same man! Anyway, this is a song called …, It’s a new song I wrote a while back. I’m gonna try and do it as good as I can. there’s somebody important here tonight who wants to hear it, so we’ll give it our best …
– preface to ‘Caribbean Wind’, Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, November 12, 1980

Born In Time (with Eric Clapton, 1999):

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April 20: Johnny Shines passed away in 1992

 

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April 20: Johnny Shines passed away in 1992

That’s what I am, a Delta blues man. And now I’m considered the king of the Delta blues.
~Johnny Shines (1989 Living Blues Interview)

Best known as a traveling companion of Robert Johnson, Johnny Shines’ own contributions to the blues have often been unfairly shortchanged, simply because Johnson’s own legend casts such a long shadow. In his early days, Shines was one of the top slide guitarists in Delta blues, with his own distinctive, energized style; one that may have echoed Johnson’s spirit and influence, but was never a mere imitation.
~Steve Huey (allmusic.com)

Sweet Home Chicago:

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Bob Dylan: 6 different live versions of “Cat’s In The Well” (video & audio)

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The cat’s in the well, the wolf is looking down
The cat’s in the well, the wolf is looking down
He got his big bushy tail dragging all over the ground

The cat’s in the well, the gentle lady is asleep
Cat’s in the well, the gentle lady is asleep
She ain’t hearing a thing, the silence is a-stickin’ her deep

I got a request for doing a “x different live versions of Cat’s in the well” over @ out FB page.

It’s a song Dylan has played about 260 times live, peaking years were 1992, 1993, 2003, 2004 & 2007.

Perth Entertainment Center
Perth, West Australia, Australia
18 March 1992
Cat’s In The Well (Live, Perth 1992) by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

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Bob Dylan: “Blowin’ In The Wind”, Rome, Italy, November 7, 2013 (Video)

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Rome, Italy
Atlantico
November 7, 2013

  • Bob Dylan – piano, harp
  • Tony Garnier – bass
  • George Recile – drums
  • Stu Kimball – rhythm guitar
  • Charlie Sexton on lead guitar
  • Donnie Herron – electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel

  1. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
  2. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  3. Man In The Long Black Coat
  4. Positively 4th Street
  5. Summer Days
  6. Make You Feel My Love
  7. Rollin’ And Tumblin’
  8. When The Deal Goes Down
  9. Highway 61 Revisited
    (Intermission)
  10. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  11. Girl Of The North Country
  12. Under The Red Sky
  13. Ain’t Talkin’
  14. Thunder On The Mountain
  15. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
  16. Ballad Of A Thin Man(encore)
  17. Blowin’ In The Wind

 

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