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“Restless Farewell,” Bob Dylan, Los Angeles May 21, 1998 — one day after attending Frank Sinatra’s funeral.
I played a Frank Sinatra tribute show a few years back, and I had one of Frank’s songs. We had it all worked out and everything, but then they, uh, they said they wanted to hear this one instead so… I hadn’t played it up till that time [since the original 1964 recording] and I haven’t played it since, I’ll try my best to do it.
Incredible, a similar arrangement to the 1995 version at Sinatra’s last public appearance, but more raw.
I married Isis on the 5th day of May… Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue, a different version than on the Bootleg Series.
Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan: “Pancho And Lefty,” an awesome duet 20 years ago at a concert in honor of Willie Nelson’s 60th birthday. Willie turns 80 today!
Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan, “Heartland,” 1992. Willie Nelson turns 80 on Monday (according to him) or Tuesday (officially).
“Dear Mrs. Roosevelt,” Bob Dylan and The Crackers (The Band), Jan. 20, 1968 at the memorial concert for Woody Guthrie (Dylan’s first public appearance after his Aug. 1966 motorcycle accident).
Written (though never recorded) by Guthrie shortly after FDR died in office on April 12, 1945 while having his portrait painted.
He took office on a crippled leg, and he said to one and all
“You money changin’ racket boys sure ‘nuff got to fall”
Bob Dylan, “Born In Time,” live 1998.
Up on the rising curve, where the ways of nature will test every nerve, I held you close and got what I deserve.
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Woody Guthrie cover.
Backed by Van Dyke Parks and Ry Cooder, 2009.
Phil Ochs and Bob Dylan at the Chile benefit concert, 1974.
Dylan bailed out his old friend and rival Ochs at the last minute by agreeing to join the Madison Square Garden Felt Forum (now Theater at MSG) show in memory of Salvador Allende, Victor Jara and other victims of the 1973 coup. The poorly-selling show, threatened with cancellation, sold out within minutes of the announcement on WBAI that Dylan would appear.
Bob Dylan predicts an Obama landslide during last night’s show in Madison, WI, where Obama and Bruce Springsteen held a rally earlier in the day.
For some reason, listening to Adele gave me a craving to hear how Dylan would sing “Make You Feel My Love” with his current croaking, barking delivery. This recording from Oct. 11, 2011 does not disappoint, though you can barely see him (in the hat). Nice harmonica solos.
Bob Dylan, “Duquesne Whistle.” No, there’s nothing odd or disturbing about this first video off his new album, nothing at all.
Nina Simone, “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues,” Bob Dylan cover.
I started out on Burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff. Everybody said they’d stand behind me when the game got rough. But the joke was on me, there was nobody even there to bluff. I’m going back to New York City, I do believe I’ve had enough.