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Bob Dylan: God Knows & Black Coat – West Point, NY- 15 October 1994 (audio)

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God knows you ain’t pretty
God knows it’s true
God knows there ain’t anybody
Ever gonna take the place of you

Eisenhower Hall Theatre
Military Academy
West Point, New York
15 October 1994


  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Winston Watson (drums & percussion)

God Knows:
God Knows (West Point, NY, 1994) by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Man In The Long Black Coat:
Man In The Long Black Coat (West Point, NY, 1994) by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark
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September 30: Bob Dylan recorded “Anyway You Want Me” @ Sony Music Studios in 1994


Dylan returns to Sony Studios in New York, with Don Was producing, to cut three songs for a possible Elvis Presley tribute CD. The versions of “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” & “Money Honey” are fairly nondescript. However the final vocal take of “Anyway You Want Me (Is How I Will Be)” is really quite spectacular, Dylan delivering one of his most convincing vocals in years.
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day: 1941-1995)

A real gem this one…


Sony Music Studios
New York City, New York
30 September 1994

Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal) backed by unidentified musicians.

All audio ar grooveshark embed’s.. they might not work for Ipad’s or iphone. I’ve included a link below that will take you to an HTML5 version of the best song among these 3: “Anyway You Want Me”.

  1. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price)
  2. Money Honey (Jesse Stone)
  3. Anyway You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be) (Schroeder/Owens)

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April 26 in music history

20 year anniversary for Johnny Cash’s American RecordingsAmerican Recordings did something very important — it gave Cash a chance to show how much he could do with a set of great songs and no creative interference, and it afforded him the respect he’d been denied for so long, and the result is a powerful and intimate album that brought the Man in Black back to the spotlight, where he belonged.
~Mark Deming (allmusic.com)
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William “Count” Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984)
was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. Basie led his jazz orchestra almost continuously for nearly 50 years. Many notable musicians came to prominence under his direction, including tenor saxophonists Lester Young and Herschel Evans, guitarist Freddie Green, trumpeters Buck Clayton and Harry “Sweets” Edison and singers Jimmy Rushing and Joe Williams. Basie’s theme songs were “One O’Clock Jump” and “April In Paris”.
Johnny Shines (April 26, 1915 – April 20, 1992)
was an American blues singer and guitarist. According to the music journalist Tony Russell, “Shines was that rare being, a blues artist who overcame age and rustiness to make music that stood up beside the work of his youth. When Shines came back to the blues in 1965 he was 50, yet his voice had the leonine power of a dozen years before, when he made records his reputation was based on”.
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 Devils & Dust is the 13th studio album by American recording artist Bruce Springsteen, and his third folk album (after Nebraska and The Ghost of Tom Joad). It was released on April 25, 2005 in Europe and on April 26 in the US. It debuted at the top of the US Billboard 200 album chart.  bruce devil and dust
Ma Rainey (April 26, 1886? – December 22, 1939)
was one of the earliest known American professional blues singers and one of the first generation of such singers to record. She was billed as The Mother of the Blues.
Duane Eddy (born April 26, 1938)
is a Grammy Award-winning American guitarist. In the late 1950s and early 1960s he had a string of hit records, produced by Lee Hazlewood, which were noted for their characteristically “twangy” sound, including “Rebel Rouser”, “Peter Gunn”, and “Because They’re Young”. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
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– Hallgeir

Classic concert: Johnny Cash live at Manhattan Centre 1994


Today we have dug up a real gem! The man in black, Johnny Cash, in top form and in a recording with very fine sound and picture.

The show was recorded live at the Manhattan Center (now Hammerstein Ballroom), in New York City, on June 9th 1994.  It has a total running time of 46 minutes, and I would rate the quality at least a 9 out of 10. The concert was filmed for the TV-channel VH1 it is in black & white. It was taped right after his comeback with Rick Rubin. There are dozens of clips on YouTube from the show/tv program, but to really get the feeling of the concert,  it’s necessary to experience it all in one sitting (well, that’s my view).

Track listing is as follows:
Folsom Prison Blues
Sunday Morning Coming Down
Ring Of Fire
I Walk The Line (with a really cool intro)
The Beast In Me
Drive On
The Man Who Couldn’t Cry
Number 13
Tennessee Stud
Big River
Ghost Rider In The Sky
Orange Blossom Special
Let The Train Blow The Whistle

– Hallgeir

Today: Eric Clapton released From The Cradle in 1994


From the Cradle is a blues cover album by Eric Clapton. It is also his 12th studio album. Released on 13 September 1994, the album was Eric Clapton’s long-awaited follow-up to his massively successful live album, Unplugged. The liner notes states, “This is a live recording with no overdubs or edits except for dobro overdub on ‘How Long Blues’ and drum overdub on ‘Motherless Child’.”

Although he’d long been associated with the blues, From the Cradle was Clapton’s first attempt at an all-blues album.

When I listen to the album, I am transported to a small blues club where a group of fantastic players give us  their best, fantastic musicianship. I saw Martin Scorsese’s documentary, Nothing but the blues before I heard the album. I started to seek out the songs from the film, and found From the cradle. It is one of my favorite Clapton  albums.

Nothing but the blues:Eric Clapton discusses who has influenced him throughout his career, with clips of performances by Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, etc. Filmed by director Martin Scorsese, this documentary was broadcast once on PBS stations, but never officially released for reasons which remain unclear. A planned release on home video was slated for early summer 1995, and Warner/Reprise produced a limited number of advance copies to be used for promotion. (it is on YouTube in 10 parts)

Eric Clapton – Five Long Years (Eddie Boyd) from Nothing but the blues(doc/live):

“It takes the assurance of a titan like Eric Clapton to muster the humility that inspires From the Cradle. The guitarist’s tribute to the gods who formed him (Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Otis Rush among them), the disc sacrifices flash to sheer blazing force. “Groaning the Blues,” “Five Long Years” — this is the bone and sinew of blues.”
– Paul Evans (Rolling Stone Magazine)

Eric Clapton – Motherless Child:

From the cradle on Spotify:

– Hallgeir