July 29: Bob Dylan: The third recording session for Highway 61 Revisited in 1965

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July 29: Bob Dylan The third recording session for Highway 61 Revisited in 1965

“I never wanted to write topical songs,…. Have you heard my last two records, Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61? It’s all there. That’s the real Dylan.”
~Bob Dylan (to Frances Taylor – Aug 1965)

“If you had to sum up Highway 61 Revisited in a single sentence, suffice it to say that it is the album that invented attitude and raised it to an art form. Just take a look at the cover. Nobody from Johnny Rotten to Eminem has done it better to this day.
~Nigel Williamson (The Rough Guide To Bob Dylan)

 

Studio A
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
29 July 1965
The 3rd Highway 61 Revisited session, produced by Bob Johnston

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July 28: Bob Dylan Love Sick, Camden, New Jersey 2013 (Video)

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July 28: Bob Dylan  Love Sick, Camden, New Jersey 2013 (Video)

I’m walking through streets that are dead
Walking, walking with you in my head
My feet are so tired, my brain is so wired
And the clouds are weeping

Next comes Love Sick….a great version, Bob looking very good center stage and nailing this one. The band was very tight with Bob nodding to the ‘new’ Colin Linden to take some solos. Colin was looking for direction and occasionally getting some from Tony.
~Brett Rosenthal (boblinks.com)

 

Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, New Jersey
28 July 2013

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July 28: The late Mike Bloomfield was born in 1943

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July 28: The late Mike Bloomfield was born in 1943

“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)

Son House, Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield discuss and play the blues:

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July 27/28: Bob Dylan & Joan Baez “With God On Our Side”, Newport, Rhode Island 1963 (video)

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The video is actually a splice between available footage from the July 27 & July 28 performances.

It starts with the first 4 verses from Freebody Park, Porch # 1 of Newport Casino, Newport, Rhode Island – 27 July 1963, and continues with 2 last verses from Freebody Park, Newport, Rhode Island – 28 July 1963.

 

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