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Video: Bob Dylan, The Band & A Cast Of Superstars – The Last Waltz – Alternative Footage – 4-Plus Hours

On November 25, 1976, The Last Waltz, a celebration of The Band, was held at Winterland in San Francisco.

Below is alternative footage with sound of the entire concert — in three parts. Over four hours worth.

Check it out.

Part One:

1. Introduction / Up on Cripple Creek 0:00
2. Shape I’m In 5:55
3. It Makes No Difference 10:15
4. Life Is A Carnival 17:28
5. This Wheel’s On Fire 22:51
6. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show 27:26
7. Georgia On My Mind 31:20
8. Ophelia 35:05
9. King Harvest (Has Surely Come) 39:18
10. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 43:26
11. Stage Fright 48:16
12. Rag Mama Rag 53:23
13. Introduction / Who Do You Love (with Ronnie Hawkins) 57:26
14. Such A Night (with Dr. John) 1:02:45
15. Down South in New Orleans (with Dr. John) 1:07:58
16. Mystery Train (with Paul Butterfield) 1:13:23
17. Caledonia (with Muddy Waters) 1:18:27
18. Mannish Boy (with Muddy Waters) 1:26:20

Part Two:

1. All Our Past Times (with Eric Clapton) 0:00
2. Further On Up The Road (with Eric Clapton) 5:39
3. Helpless (with Neil Young) 11:52
4. Four Strong Winds (with Neil Young) 18:01
5. Coyote (with Joni Mitchell) 23:52
6. Shadows And Light (with Joni Mitchell)
7. Furry Sings The Blues (with Joni Mitchell)
8. Dry Your Eyes (with Neil Diamond)
9. Tura Lura Lural (with Van Morrison) 44:10
10. Caravan (with Van Morrison) 48:15
11. Acadian Driftwood (with Joni Mitchell and Neil Young) 54:07
12. Poem (Emmett Grogan) 1:01:18
13. Poem (Hell’s Angel Sweet William) 1:02:41
14. JOY! (Lenore Kandel) 1:06:14
15. Prologue to The Canterbury Tales (Michael McClure) 1:07:36
16. Get Yer Cut Throat Off My Knife / Revolutionary Letter #4
17. Transgressing The Real (Robert Duncan) 1:10:26
18. Poem (Freewheelin Frank Reynolds)
19. The Lord’s Prayer (Lawrence Ferlinghetti)
20. Genetic Method 1:14:15
21. Chest Fever 1:20:25
22. The Last Waltz Suite: Evangeline 1:25:45

Part Three:

1. The Weight 0:00
2. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (with Bob Dylan) 4:54
3. Hazel (with Bob Dylan) 8:07
4. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) (with Bob Dylan
5. Forever Young (with Bob Dylan) 16:54
6. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Reprise) (with Bob Dylan) 22:35
7. Everyone Comes Onstage
8. I Shall Be Released (with Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr & Ron Wood) 29:05
9. Instrumental Jam 1 (The Band with friends)
10. Instrumental Jam 2 (The Band with friends)
11. Don’t Do It 1:04:40
12. Bill Graham Outro 1:11:55

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Audio: Bob Dylan’s ‘Source Material,’ or How to Write a Song with an Old Melody

Bob Dylan borrowed a melody and a guitar riff from Memphis Minnie.

It’s not news that Bob Dylan, like many blues and folk (and rock) musicians, based some of his songs on older songs.

But I thought it would be fun to compare the songs Dylan borrowed from, to the songs he wrote.

Below you’ll find the inspiration, followed by Dylan’s version.

I have no problem with Dylan’s approach. Because even when the melodies are the same, what Dylan does with those melodies is amazing.

When you compare, say, “Obviously Five Believers” to Memphis Minnie’s “Me and My Chauffeur Blues” you’ll see what I mean.


Johnny & Jack, “Uncle John’s Bongos”:

“Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum (Dumb & Dumber)”:

Muddy Waters, “Rollin’ and Tumblin'”:

“Rollin’ and Tumblin'”:

Rollin’ and Tumblin’ by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Memphis Minnie, “Me and My Chauffeur Blues”:

Me and My Chauffeur Blues by Memphis Minnie on Grooveshark

“Obviously Five Believers”:

Obviously Five Believers by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Jean Ritchie, “Nottamun Town”:

Nottamun Town by Jean Ritchie on Grooveshark

“Masters of War”:

Dominic Behan, “The Patriot Game”:

“With God On Our Side”:

The Bently Boys, “Down On Penny’s Farm”:

“Hard Times in New York”:

Also “Maggie’s Farm”:

Maggie's Farm by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

The Chad Mitchell Singers, “The Banks of Sicily” (Dylan heard the song performed by Hamish Henderson):

The Banks of Sicily by The Chad Mitchell Trio on Grooveshark

“The Times They Are A-Changin'”

Joan Baez, “Mary Hamilton”:

“The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol”:

Ewan MacColl, “Lord Randall”:

“A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”:

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Audio: Two Hours of Killer Delta Blues – Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson & More

Muddy Waters

Found this great YouTube post. Tons of Delta blues tracks.

Delta Blues — 2 hours of Blues, 41 great tracks, the greatest stars of the Delta: Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Bo Carter, Son House, Elmore James, Robert Lockwood, Charley Patton, Mississippi John Hurt and many more!

00:00 – Elmore James – I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You
02:16 – Johnny Shines – Ramblin’
04:49 – Muddy Waters – Long Distance Call
07:31 – Charly McCoy – Motherless Blues
10:45 – Robert Lockwood – Little Boy Blues
14:00 – Robert Johnson – Milkcow’s Calf Blues
16:37 – Son House – My Black Mama
22:59 – Bo Carter – Banana In Your Fruit Basket
26:08 – Helen Humes – They Raided the Joint
28:34 – Bo Carter – The Law Is Gonna Step On You
31:17 – Charley Patton – Stone Pony Blues
34:10 – Mississippi Joe Calicott – Travelin’ Mama Blues
37:24 – The Mississippi Moaner – Mississippi Moan
39:53 – Ishmon Bracey – Trouble Hearted Blues
43:18 – Big Joe Williams – Stack O’ Dollars
46:33 – Big Joe Williams – Please Don’t Go
49:21 – Mississippi John Hurt – Stack O’ Lee
52:21 – Leadbelly – Duncan and Brady
56:28 – Memphis Minnie – He Is In the Ring
59:17 – Memphis Minnie – Me and My Chauffeur
01:02:25 – Mississippi Fred McDowell – Good Morning Little School Girl
01:05:04 – J.B. Lenoir – Mama Talk to Your Daughter
01:07:39 – Jimmy Dawkins – I Feel So Bad
01:12:51 – Mississippi Johnny Waters – Baby Don’t Treat Him This Way
01:15:06 – Robert Lockwood – Mean Mistreater
01:17:16 – John Lee Hooker — Landing Blues
01:20:44 – Elmore James – Standing At the Crossroads
01:23:33 – Big Joe Williams – Rootin’ Ground Hog
01:26:35 – Ishman Bracey – Trouble Hearted Blues
01:30:01 – Tommy Johnson – Canned Heat Blues
01:33:40 – Son House – Walkin’ Blues
01:40:21 – Robert Lockwood Jr – Little Boy Blue
01:43:26 – Blind Willie McTell – Stomp Down River
01:46:35 – Big Bill Broonzy – Mississippi River Blues
01:49:20 – Robert Johnson – Hellhound On My Trail
01:51:59 – Tommy Johnson – Cool Drink of Water Blues
01:55:35 – Sleepy John Estes – Hobo Jungle Blues
01:58:32 – Tommy McClennan – Highway 51
02:01:23 – Skip James – Devil Got My Woman
02:04:24 – Arthur Crudup – Black Pony Blues
02:07:48 – Bo Carter – My Pencil Won’t Write No More

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Why Creating Something ‘New’ Isn’t the Point

Dali's "The Persistence Of Memory."
Dali’s “The Persistence Of Memory.”

I’ve been sitting in on an art history class recently, specifically it’s a history of Modern Art, which, I was surprised to learn, began in the 18th century and ended in 1945. I hope that’s not something everyone else in the world but me has known for years, but like they say, whatever makes you humble…

Another big piece of Art knowledge that got laid on me from the guy teaching the class is the idea that everything has already been done. Nothing is new. All an artist can do is variations on what’s come before. So you don’t have to sweat it to come up with something ‘new.’ You can just get to work writing or painting or conceptualizing or shooting videos or making music, and not worry about being original. I mean did Robert Johnson worry about whether  the songs he sang were ‘new’? Muddy Waters? Junior Wells? T-Model Ford? I don’t think so. They just made the best music they could. The force of their personalities gives the music they made a unique quality, even if the words and 12 bar structure are the same old same old.

Recently I read a terrific novel by Paula Fox, “The God of Nightmares,” that was published in 1990, and in the intro I came across this quote:

It is a fact that, very broadly speaking and with some exceptions, there are only two structured models for novels: The status quo is established; someone arrives or something happens to shatter it. Thus Anna Karenina; thus Sula. Or – it’s converse – a character impelled by any number of forces from boredom to a crisis in a distant place, goes forth into the world and discovers complexities undreamed of at home; thus Tom Jones; thus Moby Dick. – Roselyn Brown, writer, poet, auther of Tender Mercies.

As a writer working on a second novel, it’s reassuring to know there are, big picture, only two plots. And every writer you can think of, from Homer to Elena Ferrante, are spinning out variations on those two plots. What a relief.