When you pair the amazing Van Morrison with a Bob Dylan song you usually get magic, and such is the case with this live recording of “Just Like a Woman.”
It’s from the late show of a two set performance at the now defunct Lion’s Share club in San Anselmo, CA, August 8, 1971.
Morrison played the small club –it was really a hole in the wall, but a great hole int he wall — 13 times in the early ’70s. I caught one of those shows and it was incredible.
But then I saw a lot of Van Morrison shows. I saw him at Winterland and at the Inn of the Beginning in Cotati and at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and at the Old Waldorf, also in San Francisco.
He’s one of a kind, every show was different, every show was pretty damn excellent.
Anyway, enjoy Van Morrison covering Dylan for over seven minutes.
[In August of this year I’ll be publishing my rock ‘n’ roll/ coming-of-age novel, “True Love Scars,” which features a narrator who is obsessed with Bob Dylan. To read the first chapter, head here.]
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Am I one of the few that saw him at The Sleeping Lady in Fairfax just as Tupelo honey was being released?
That must have been incredible. Yeah, what do you remember about it?
Van Morrison was very animated. Up! Small club, maybe 40 people tops. He started the set singing, when I was a very little baby my momma would…….then segued into you ain’t nothin but a hound dog. I thought it was spontaneous until a couple years ago when basically the same set was recoreded at Pacific Studios.