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August 26, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen

The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 – First impressions

We get a restored documentation/recording of Dylan’s legendary 1967 sessions with The Band. 6-disc set with 138 tracks Compiled from  restored original tapes 120 page deluxe-bound book containing rare and unseen photographs and memorabilia Extensive liner notes Wow! Right? We have … Continue reading

August 17, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen

August 17: The Band released Stage Fright in 1970

See the man with the stage fright Just standin’ up there to give it all his might. And he got caught in the spotlight, But when we get to the end He wants to start all over again. Stage Fright is … Continue reading

August 2, 2014
by Egil
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Garth Hudson talking about the Big Pink sessions with Bob Dylan in 1967 (videos)

  Hudson was just as crucial to the very different sounds made in the Basement the year afterwards: especially since in large part it was Garth who tape-recorded those unique, informal sessions, and had the sense to look after, afterwards, … Continue reading

July 15, 2014
by Egil

Bob Dylan: 7 Woody Guthrie covers (audio & video)

Then later I got to Woody Guthrie, which opened up a whole new world at the time. I was still only 19 or 20. I was pretty fanatical about what I wanted to do, so after learning about 200 of Woody’s songs, I … Continue reading

July 11, 2014
by Egil

July 11: Elvis recorded Mystery Train in 1955

“Mystery Train” is one of Presley’s most haunting songs, a stark blues number that sounds ancient but was actually first cut only two years before by Memphis blues singer Junior Parker. Presley recorded it with the groove from the flip … Continue reading

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