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Live: The Dylan-Kerouac Connection

Jack Kerouac (left) and Bob Dylan.

To celebrate Bob Dylan’s birthday, a very special event, “The Dylan-Kerouac Connection,” will be held in Berkeley, CA on Friday, May 18, 2018.

Former Rolling Stone Senior Writer/ West Coast Music Editor Michael Goldberg and acclaimed Bay Area singer/guitarist Johnny Harper will be collaborating on a night of words about and music by Bob Dylan.

Goldberg will read from his new essay, “Bob Dylan’s Beat Visions (Sonic Poetry),” which has just been published in the book “Kerouac On Record” (Bloomsbury). Harper will perform exciting solo versions of “Desolation Row,” “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues,” Mr. Tambourine Man,” “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall,” “Like a Rolling Stone” and more!

The two set evening will begin at 7:30 pm at The Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Goldberg’s essay focuses on how Jack Kerouac and other Beat writers had a profound influence on the songwriting of Bob Dylan. In reviewing “Kerouac On Record,” Mojo magazine wrote: “Among the strongest in a strong lot are Michael Goldberg’s examination of Dylan’s lit roots and Kerouac’s own musicological piece — ‘The Beginning Of Bop’ – that attempts to capture jazz in words – and succeeds.”

Johnny Harper is a well-known Bay Area singer, lead guitarist, songwriter, bandleader, arranger, and producer of recordings and concerts.

Harper has been known, for many years, for leading rockin’ bands (Johnny Harper & Carnival and the earlier Hot Links) specializing in the joyous, upbeat, and funky New Orleans R&B sound – the music of artists like Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, the Meters/ Neville Brothers, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, and many more. He lived in New Orleans for several years at one point, soaking up the Crescent City’s magic first-hand.

In addition to his work in bands, Johnny is a powerful solo performer, accompanying himself in complex lead/rhythm and finger-picking styles on electric and acoustic guitars. He is a veteran performer in a wider range of American roots music styles – blues and gospel, vintage rock and classic country, R&B/ soul, traditional and contemporary folk, and more. He is an expert on the music of The Band, and knows over 100 Bob Dylan songs! And he is a born storyteller whose comments on the music are by turns moving and highly entertaining.

The show will take place at: The Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA. Suggested donation: $15.00 – $25.00

For additional info, please contact Johnny Harper: jjmusic@ix.netcom.com

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Audio: Bob Dylan Interviewed By Martin Bronstein 1966 – ‘this piece of vomit, 20 pages long’

This interview for the Canadian Broadcasting Company by Martin Bronstein is quite amazing. During the 11+ minute interview Dylan says that his breakthrough song was “Like A Rolling Stone” and explains why.

He also says some very funny things.

Worth a listen.

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Video: Bob Dylan & Rolling Thunder Review – ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,’ ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ & ‘The Times They Are A-Changing’ – 1976

The other day I posted a huge chunk of Bob Dylan and his Rolling Thunder Review.

Today I’ve got some more clips.

Some of these are from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, May 23, 1976.

Others are from other dates on the Rolling Thunder Review tour.

“Mozambique”:

“The Times They Are A-Changing”:

“Knocking On Heaven’s Door”:

“Mr. Tambourine Man”:

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Audio/ Video: Bob Dylan at Newport, 1965 – Complete – ‘Like A Rolling Stone,’ ‘Phantom Engineer’ & More

Bob Dylan, Michael Bloomfield at Newport, 1965.

OK, so I’ve posted this landmark set before, but someone just uploaded most of it again yesterday so why not give it another listen.

This never gets old for me.

This was Bob Dylan’s first public electric performance (OK, of course he played rock ‘n’ roll as a teenager, but after he started making records as a folk singer, this was the first electric show).

This took place on Sunday, July 25, 1965.

Here’s audio for the set opener, “Maggie’s Farm”:

Maggies Farm (Newport '65) by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

This clip is the audio with the exception of “Maggie’s Farm.”

0:00 – Pre-show/Intro
2:20 – Maggie’s Farm (BLOCKED – Can be seen in “The Other Side of the Mirror”)
8:07 – Like a Rolling Stone
14:39 – Phantom Engineer (It Takes a lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry)
18:00 – Intermission/Intro
22:04 – It’s all Over Now, Baby Blue
29:34 – Mr. Tambourine Man

Here’s some of the video but no audio:

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Video: Bob Dylan Joins The Byrds for ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ – 1990

Roger McGuinn Bob Dylan and David Crosby.

The Byrds —David Crosby, Chris Hillman and Roger McGuinn — reunited at a 1990 tribute to Roy Orbison and were joined by Bob Dylan for this performance of “Mr. Tambourine Man,” a song that was a folk-rock hit for The Byrds.

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Audio: Bob Dylan’s ‘Another Side Of Bob Dylan’ Released, August 8, 1964; Hear the Outakes – ‘Mr. Tambourine Man,’ ‘Denise,’ ‘California’ & More

Bob Dylan’s fourth album, Another Side Of Bob Dylan, was released 50 years ago, on August 8, 1964.

The album was recorded during one session, on July 9, 1964, in Columbia Studio A in New York with Tom Wilson producing.

Four songs that were recorded during the session were not included on the album. All were eventually released with the exception of “Denise.”

Here are the outtakes.

Enjoy.

“Denise” and “New Orleans Rag”:

“California”:

California by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Mama, You Been On On My Mind”:

Mama, You Been On My Mind by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Mr. Tambourine Man” (Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is on the track):

Mr. Tambourine Man (Alternate Take) by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

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Video/Audio: Bob Dylan’s Full 1965 Newport Set – ‘Phantom Engineer,’ ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ & More

Bob Dylan at Newport, 1965.

OK, so we know this day, 49 years ago, was historic. Bob Dylan going public with his new electric rock ‘n’ roll sound.

We all know the story. We all know the different versions of the story.

What remains amazing is the music.

On Saturday July 24, 1965 Dylan played a workshop and did three acoustic numbers. I’ve got “All I Really Want To Do” and “Love Minus Zero/ No Limit” from that workshop, and then all the songs from his evening performance on July 25, 1965.

Here Dylan rock out through “Maggie’s Farm,” “Like A Rolling Stone” and “Phantom Engineer,” an early version of “It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry.”

This music will be as alive as anyone until humans are no more.

What a gift that we can hear this music today.

“All I Really Want To Do”:

Bob Dylan – Folk Rogue – 07 – All I Really Want To Do (newport Folk Festival, Ri July 24, 1965) by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Love Minus Zero/ No Limit”:


Bob Dylan – Love minus zero-no limit (live 1965) by Bambino_Portoghese

“Maggie’s Farm” at Newport”:

“Like A Rolling Stone” at Newport:


Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone (Live… by toma-uno

“Phantom Engineer” (early version of “It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry”):

Bob Dylan – Folk Rogue – 10 – Phantom Engineer (newport Folk Festival, Ri July 25, 1965, W Butterfield Blues Band) by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Mr. Tambourine Man”:

Bob Dylan – Folk Rogue – 15 – Mr Tambourine Man (e Harmonica Version) (newport Folk Festival, Ri July 25, 1965) by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”:

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

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Audio: Outtakes From Bob Dylan’s ‘Another Side of Bob Dylan’ Session – ‘Denise,’ ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ & More

Bob Dylan and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.

On June 9, 1964 Bob Dylan spent an intense recording session laying down the entire Another Side of Bob Dylan album plus some songs that he didn’t use.

The session was documented in the New Yorker by Nat Hentoff. You can read that story here.

I’d not heard “Denise” before today and it’s a winner for sure.

“Denise” and “New Orleans Rag”:

“Mama, You Been On My Mind”:

Mama, You Been On My Mind by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Mr. Tambourine Man” with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott:

Mr. Tambourine Man (alternate take) by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

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Video: Looking Back at Bob Dylan’s Video Clips on His Birthday – ‘Jokerman,’ ‘Pretty Saro,’ ‘I Threw It All Away’ & More

Bob Dylan on ‘The Johnny Cash Show,’ 1969.

In celebration of Robert Allen Zimmerman’s 73rd birthday, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of Dylan’s live performances as captured on film or video, and a bunch of his music videos.

Enjoy!

“Pretty Saro”:

“Mr. Tambourine Man” (live at Newport Folk Festival 1964):

“Things Have Changed”:

“Cold Irons Bound”:

“Man of Constant Sorrow,” WBC-TV May 1963:

“Not Dark Yet”:

“Tangled Up In Blue”:

“Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)”:

“I Threw It All Away,” “The Johnny Cash Show,” 1969:

“Series Of Dreams”:

“Jokerman”:

“Blowin’ in the Wind,” WBC-TV May 1963:

“Like A Rolling Stone,” 1966:


Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone (1966) by alexnesic66

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Video: Joni Mitchell Sings ‘Girl From the North Country.’ ‘I Shall Be Released’ & More

Joni Mitchell, 1969.

Joni Mitchell made some negative comments about Bob Dylan in 2010 and more recently.

Still, that didn’t stop her earlier in her career from singing his songs.

Check these out.

Joni Mitchell and Johnny Cash, “Girl From the North Country,” October 1970:

Joni Mitchell and Pete Seeger, “Mr. Tambourine Man.” October 18, 1970:

“It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”:

Mama Cass, Joni Mitchell, Mary Travers, Mama Cass Show, 1969, “I Shall Be Released”:

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