Dec 4: Bob Dylan @ Paramount Theater, Portland, Oregon – 1980

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Dylan concludes one of his finest tours with a 25-song set, which includes “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” and a version of”To Ramona” featuring California bluegrasser David Grisman on mandolin. The tour ends with a fivesong encore: “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “City of Gold,” “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” “It’s Alright, Ma,”and “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall.”
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

Last concert of the so called “A Musical Retrospective Tour” (Nov 9 – Dec 4, 1980; 19 concerts), and another wonderful show.

Paramount Theater
Portland, Oregon
3 December 1980

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Fred Tackett (guitar & mandolin)
  • Willie Smith (keyboards)
  • Tim Drummond (bass)
  • Jim Keltner (drums)
  • Clydie King, Carolyn Dennis, Regina McCrary (background vocals)

  1. Gotta Serve Somebody
  2. I Believe In You
  3. Like A Rolling Stone
  4. Man Gave Names To All The Animals
  5. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  6. We Just Disagree (Jim Krueger)
  7. Ain’t Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody
  8. Girl From The North Country
  9. Slow Train

  10. Abraham, Martin And John (Dick Holler)
  11. Rise Again (Dallas Holm)
  12. Let’s Keep It Between Us
    Thank you. That was Clydie King. This is a new song I been trying to fix, finish up. It’s called Honey Baby Let’s Just Keep It Between Us. We can work it out everything just fine if we can just manage to keep it between us. I think this is the song that we played last night they they …, the critics, newspaper journalists said was Maggie’s Farm. But I mean to tell you it’s not Maggie’s Farm, it’s called Let’s Keep It Between Us. Yeah, I was walking by Roxy’s Heart Memorial Diner. You know where that is? And somebody was telling me about that.
  13. Mary From The Wild Moor (trad.)
    We’re gonna play a real old song here that I used to play before I wrote any songs. People always want to hear old songs, well this is real old. Anyway it’s like when …, there’s a musician friend of mine here tonight, David Grisman. I don’t know if you ever heard of him. Well he’s playing in town someplace else, you go see him if you get a chance to. He’s playing tomorrow night. We wanted him to play on this song but can’t seem to find him. Anybody know where he is? But it’ll be too late by that time. He can’t play on the next one. Anyway, this is called Mary From The Wild Moor.
  14. Solid Rock
  15. Just Like A Woman
  16. Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
  17. What Can I Do For You?
  18. When You Gonna Wake Up
  19. To Ramona
  20. In The Garden

  21. Blowin’ In The Wind
  22. City Of Gold
  23. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
  24. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
  25. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

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