Today Bob Dylan played “The Supper Club” – NYC in 1993 – 19 years ago

The early show performance [of "Ring Them Bells - Supper Club 17 Nov]…. may well be the single finest moment of the Never Ending Tour..
~Clinton Heylin (Still On The Road)

Ring Them Bells – early show:

The concerts @ the Supper Club in Nov 1993 are considered by “most” fans to be “The Real MTV unplugged”. 4 fantastic shows in 2 days, all of them delivered at approximately 60 min.

I’ve chosen to focus on the 2 shows he played on November 17.

Queen Jane Approximately – late show:

A mixture of old classics, songs he hadn’t played for a while and tracks from World Gone Wrong were all treated to the true authentic voice of Bob Dylan. Not only that but each show seemed better than the previous one and some songs, such as, “Queen Jane” & “Ring Them Bells” , were performed nearly as well as they have ever been, either before or since.
-Andrew Muir (Razor’s Edge)

Setlist – early show:

  1. Ragged And Dirty (traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  2. One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
  3. Blood In My Eyes (traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  4. Queen Jane Approximately
  5. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
  6. Disease Of Conceit
  7. I Want You
  8. Ring Them Bells
  9. My Back Pages
  10. Forever Young

I Want You – early Show:


Setlist – late show:

  1. Ragged And Dirty (traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  2. Lay Lady Lay
  3. Tight Connection To My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)
  4. Weeping Willow (Blind Boy Fuller)
  5. Delia (traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  6. Jim Jones (traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  7. Queen Jane Approximately
  8. Ring Them Bells
  9. Jack-A-Roe (traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  10. Forever Young
  11. I Shall Be Released

Jim Jones – late Show:

Personnel on both shows:

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

I Shall Be Released – late show:


Sadly there is no official album release of the Supper Club shows, so we need another album of the day…. but it is a great one :-)

Album of the day

Gene Clark – White Light (1971)

Other November 17:

  • Harold Eugene “Gene” Clark (November 17, 1944 – May 24, 1991) was an American singer-songwriter, and one of the founding members of the folk-rock group The Byrds.
    Gene Clark is best remembered for being The Byrds’ main songwriter between 1964 and early 1966. He created a large catalogue of music in several genres but failed to achieve solo commercial success. Clark was one of the earliest exponents of psychedelic rock, baroque pop, newgrass, country rock and alternative country.
    There will be a separate post on Gene Clark by Hallgeir later….
  • Jeffrey Scott “Jeff” Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scotty Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was the son of Tim Buckley, also a musician. After a decade as a session guitarist in Los Angeles, Buckley amassed a following in the early 1990s by playing cover songs at venues in Manhattan’s East Village, such as Sin-é, gradually focusing more on his own material. After rebuffing much interest from record labels and his father’s manager Herb Cohen, he signed with Columbia, recruited a band, and recorded what would be his only studio album, Grace.


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