Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by JRM, Apr 16, 2017.
For the third time this a.m.
Bob sent me an email also this morning. Like the song. Thanks to Bob...
The last time I saw Bob was a three-night stand in 2014. I'm in a wheelchair and got tired of people standing in front of me during the encores, so on the second night I zoomed up front. The security guy couldn't have been nicer and actually made sure other folks didn't get in front of me. This was the closest I have ever seen Bob live. It was great! When I tried the same thing the final night, a different security guy yelled at me and said he was going to shine his flashlight in my face until I left. It didn't make any difference when I explained people were going to stand in front of me if I went back to my seat. (I did make sure I ran over his foot when I backed out though.) Another usher let me sit on the side aisle, but I really couldn't see much.
Bob Dylan - Portsmouth Guildhall First Evening
That Live 1961-2000 that I have has three songs from those Portsmouth shows on it, so am hoping that his Bootleg Series will allow some of this live stuff see a release. This band was as good as any other he has had.
shot up a small best-of type playlist for someone who hasn't delved into Bob. What do you think I should've added?
1963-10-26 Carnegie Hall - The Times They Are A-Changin' [Live]
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - Blowin' in the Wind
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
Bringing It All Back Home - Subterranean Homesick Blues
Bringing It All Back Home - Mr. Tambourine Man
The Bootleg Series Vol. 01-03 - Rare & Unreleased (1961-1991) - Moonshiner
Highway 61 Revisted - Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Highway 61 Revisted - Ballad Of A Thin Man
Blonde on Blonde - Visions Of Johanna
Blonde on Blonde - One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
Blonde on Blonde - Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
John Wesley Harding - I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
Nashville Skyline - Lay Lady Lay
The Bootleg Series Vol. 01-03 - Rare & Unreleased (1961-1991) - Wallflower
Blood On The Tracks - Meet Me In The Morning
Blood On The Tracks - Idiot Wind
The Bootleg Series Vol. 05 - Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue - Tangled Up In Blue [Live]
Planet Waves - Going, Going, Gone
Desire - Hurricane
Slow Train Coming - Slow Train
Infidels - Jokerman
The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes - Bourbon Street
The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes - I'm Not There
The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes - Wild Wolf
1995-06-21 The Pedlar Now Speaks - Visions Of Johanna [Live]
1995-06-21 The Pedlar Now Speaks - Mr. Tambourine Man [Live]
1966-05-17 Guitars Kissing & The Contemporary Fix - Like A Rolling Stone [Live]
Side Tracks - Things Have Changed
I’d add his Thirsty Boots cover. My favorite vocal.
Chimes Of Freedom. Also Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, Gates Of Eden, It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), Positively 4th Street, Desolation Row, Queen Jane Approximately...God there's so many great songs from him. License To Kill. Tangled Up In Blue. Simple Twist Of Fate.
I guess Chimes of Freedom would be my biggest pick to add. I love so many of Dylan's songs, I could just sit here for ages thinking up more.
Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie (I know, it's not a song of course, but it's so incredibly moving).
Nice to see you chose the Guitars Kissing version of Like A Rolling Stone, it truly is the greatest (and I prefer that mix to the official one also).
That set also has a wonderful She Belongs To Me...the acoustic set is out of this world.
Reminds me - oh yes, from the Pedlar Now Speaks. Those would be my two choices from it too. I also love the Berkeley show so much, the acoustic set in it.
Oh jumping ahead there's Dignity....there's so many....
All Along The Watchtower - a must for the original to be heard.
Edit: and Not Dark Yet!
That reminded me (or inspired me) to listen to this now.
Bob Dylan - Guitars Kissing & The Contemporary Fix
On Visions of Johanna now. Beautiful.
I love – LOVE – the Basement Tapes, but wouldn't these be pretty impenetrable for a brand-new listener? I'd take them out and, if you want to have some Basement stuff in there, pick one track in a more accessible state – say, "I Shall Be Released" maybe. That would also give you space for something post–"Things Have Changed." Heck, that was twenty years ago! Ending in 2000 is like having a list that goes to today – well, to yesterday – but only starts in 1981.
"Mississippi" (could even use the stripped-down one that kicks off BS8 if you like), "Nettie Moore," "Soon After Midnight" are all beautiful vocals, but you could use also go for "High Water" or any of a few others from post-2000 that stand up with the best of anything he's done. You'll never get everything covered, but a taste of each era would give a more helpful overview than a sudden precise focus on an admittedly weird corner of the canon (the Basements). And something certainly has to be there from Time Out of Mind, if not also Oh Mercy.
I'd also keep everything fully chronological, so move any Basement stuff back earlier (and the Manchester "Rolling Stone" too), Planet Waves before Blood, "Moonshiner" earlier, etc. Always interesting to see what people pick for these lists though!
I Shall Be Released, definitely.
And also Mississippi, I was thinking that before.
I was just listening to Knockin' On Heaven's Door - that's another fantastic one, and accessible.
The more accessible, for someone new to it, the better.
I feel we've kind of strayed from the listening thread!
One could always open up a new thread on Music Corner asking what kind of playlist to make for someone who's never got into an artist, people do that all the time.
Disc 4 on repeat.
AWESOME BIG Dylan box.
I'm listening to Sara one of his last greatest songs
Within the last 2 months I have updated my Vol 6 Rare Dylan compilations of 45 ersions, OST and other 1 off and rarities. I had just added The Byrds live version of Fridays and the Byrds and Dylan live Mr T'Man from Ciro's 1965 (something I had wanted to hear since reading about it on Bringing It All Back Home LP. I had heard it in last 8 years but never put it on disc). So now I had to redo it and add Murder Most Foul!
The last track I'm looking for is Keep It With Mine(INST) -Wendell Baker Story OST.
For Dylan no it's not!
I've been listening to all the recommendations in its own playlist. I could easily have added the majority of these, you can go mad making a Bob compilation like this, There's just so many classics!
I Shall Be Released is a great catch, how I let that one slip by I don't know, I'ma replace Bourbon Street with it. I suggested The Basement Tapes to a friend of mine who knew only a few of Dylan's hits when I met her, her background is mainly Opera, Classical and 80s synth. She liked a bunch but the one she really dug was Wild Wolf. Tracks a dark horse
the Ramona on this is so good!
It's the 1998 Bell Bottom CD, I just use my own cover art
That's the label. Bob Dylan - Back In Hollywood Bowl 1965
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