Today Tom Waits turns 67.
Here are some great audio clips from “Theme Time Radio Hour” (hosted by Bob Dylan) where Tom Waits comments on different subjects.
Theme Time Radio Hour (TTRH) was a weekly, one-hour satellite radio show hosted by Bob Dylan originally airing from May 2006 to April 2009. Each episode was an eclectic, freeform mix of blues, folk, rockabilly, R&B, soul, bebop, rock-and-roll, country and pop music, centered on a theme such as “Weather,” “Money,” and “Flowers” with songs from artists as diverse as Patti Page and LL Cool J. Much of the material for the show’s 100 episodes was culled from producer Eddie Gorodetsky’s music collection, which reportedly includes more than 10,000 records and more than 140,000 digital files.
Continue reading Tom Waits & Bob Dylan @ Theme Time Radio Hour
The man in me will do nearly any task,
And as for compensation, there’s little he would ask.
Take a woman like you
To get through to the man in me.
Storm clouds are raging all around my door,
I think to myself I might not take it any more.
Take a woman like your kind
To find the man in me.
The Man in Me has been performed:
- 3 times acoustic w/ band – all in 2002
- 1 time as an instrumental – 1978
- 153 times w/band – top year 1991 (42 times)
First live performance:
- Nippon Budokan Hall
20 February 1978
Last live performance:
- Den Fynske Landsby
27 June 2011
Continue reading Bob Dylan: 5 Great Live Versions of “The Man In Me”
Freewheelin’ in it’s released form is essentially a “best of” from one of the most creative years in Dylan’s life. The lag between sessions resulted in an album whose sound metamorphosed at least twice.
~Clinton Heylin (BD – The Recording Sessions)
Dylan nailed 3 master versions for “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” @ this important recording session.
Continue reading December 6: The 7th Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan recording session in 1962
I can’t wait, wait for you to change your mind
It’s late, I’m trying to walk the line
Well, it’s way past midnight and there are people all around
Some on their way up, some on their way down
The air burns and I’m trying to think straight
And I don’t know how much longer I can wait
- 187 times w/band – top year 1998 (64 times)
First live performance: Humphrey Coliseum, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi – 24 October 1997
Last live performance: The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York – 4 September 2012
Continue reading Bob Dylan: 5 Great Live Versions of “Can´t Wait”
I married Isis on the fifth day of May
But I could not hold on to her very long
So I cut off my hair and I rode straight away
For the wild unknown country where I could not go wrong
~Bob Dylan (Isis)
Dylan gives one of the finest shows of his career, as well as the longest of the 1975 concerts. A 23-song set (the opening Rolling Thunder show had just 16 Dylan songs) includes a six-song Dylan/Baez set and a three-song solo spot.
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)
Forum de Montréal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
4 December 1975
- Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar)
- Bob Neuwirth (guitar)
- Scarlet Rivera (violin)
- T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar)
- Roger McGuinn (guitar)
- Steven Soles (guitar)
- Mick Ronson (guitar)
- David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro)
- Rob Stoner (bass, vocals)
- Howie Wyeth (piano, drums)
- Luther Rix (drums, percussion)
- Ronee Blakley (vocal)
Continue reading December 4: Bob Dylan plays Forum de Montréal in 1975 (videos)