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Bob Dylan’s Blind Willie McTell 5 great versions





Kurt Loder: I heard an outtake from the Infidels sessions called Blind Willie McTell. Is that ever going to come out? It’s a great song.
Bob Dylan: I didn’t think I recorded it right. But I don’t know why that stuff gets out on me. I mean, it never seems to get out on other people.
~Bob Dylan (Kurt Loder interview 1984)

[Blind Willie McTell] He was just a very smooth operating bluesman. His songs always reminded me of… As trains, but that ‘s just my hang up, you know, trains. And his vocal style, and his sound seems to fit right in with that lonesome sound. His kinda, you know, Ragtime… kinda thing on a 12 string guitar, so it made everything he did sound, you know, give it a little higher pitch. You know, you could probably call… You could probably call… you could probably say he was the Van Gogh of Blues. You could probably say he was the Van Gogh of the country Blues.
~Bob Dylan (Eliot Mintz Interview, March 1991) Continue reading Bob Dylan’s Blind Willie McTell 5 great versions

April 21: Bob Dylan Fort Lauderdale 2015 (videos)

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This was one incredibly good concert. I last saw Dylan at the final Beacon Theater concert which I thought was good but not great. The set list appears to be written in stone. But the delivery of the music by Bob and the band rose to a much higher level than I have experienced at any of the recent concerts I have attended in the past ten years. He and the band are completely in sync with one another. If you have the opportunity to see this series, you are in for a real treat.
~Arnie Bernstein (boblinks.com)

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au-Rene Theater
April 21, 2015

  • Bob Dylan – piano, harp
  • Tony Garnier – bass
  • George Recile – drums
  • Stu Kimball – rhythm guitar, maracas
  • Charlie Sexton on lead guitar
  • Donnie Herron – banjo, viola, violin, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel

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April 19: Bob Dylan at University Of Akron, Ohio 2013 (audio)

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Nice setlist & a lovely version of “Visions of Johanna”.

E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall
University Of Akron
Akron, Ohio
19 April 2013

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar, grand piano & keyboard)
  • Stu Kimball (guitar)
  • Duke Robillard (guitar)
  • Donnie Herron (violin, mandolin, steel guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)

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April 1: Bob Dylan Sydney, Australia – 1978 (audio)

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Sportsground
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 April 1978

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Billy Cross (lead guitar)
  • Alan Pasqua (keyboards)
  • Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals)
  • David Mansfield (violin & mandolin)
  • Steve Douglas (horns)
  • Rob Stoner (bass)
  • Bobbye Hall (percussion)
  • Ian Wallace (drums)
  • Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Debbie Dye (background vocals)

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March 30: Bob Dylan live at Brixton 1995 – Classic concert




BOB DYLAN THE ACADEMY BRIXTON LONDON ENGLAND MARCH 30, 1995 Masters Series 157

“No time to post anything detailed, but never have I been to a Bob Dylan concert where there was more unanimity about the quality of the performance among those who attend a serious number of Dylan concerts in an average year. Even the most cynical who can always find fault were mesmerized, some astounded. You cannot ask for more than Bob Dylan put into that Thursday performance in Brixton.”
– Craig (via ExpectingRain)

Highlights:
Every Grain of Sand, Love Minus Zero/No Limit and the duet with Elvis Costello on I Shall be released.

Personell:

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

Setlist:
Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood)
If You See Her, Say Hello
All Along The Watchtower
Jokerman
Every Grain Of Sand
Positively 4th Street
Mr. Tambourine Man
Masters Of War
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