011 – “Don’t You Try Me Now”

 

 

  • Changes in structure less of the songs to be above board
  • (1:30) Song context, Red Room, and the 7 song sketches we should have done
  • (5:00) Even if this song is easier to hear than King of France,” Kelly still rewrites the song!

 

 

 

RAW NOTES

Basement Tapes

Shelton: 

  • “Dylan’s Basement songs fall into two principal categories. The first is songs tinctured with the search for salvation” / The second category is songs of joy, signaling some form of deliverance and including most of the remaining titles”
Marcus, from his Basement Tapes liner notes
  • “It sounds as well like a testing and a discovery of memory and roots. The Basement Tapes are a kaleidoscope like nothing I know, complete and no more dated than the mail, but they seem to leap out of a kaleidoscope of American music no less immediate for its venerability.”

Song
  • Early Basement Tape sessions, in Dylan’s living room, the Red Room, Woodstock, spring 1967.
  • Sandwiched between LOCK YOUR DOOR / BABY, WON’T YOU BE MY BABY / TRY ME LITTLE GIRL / I CAN’T MAKE IT ALONE / [Don’t try me now] / ONE FOR THE ROAD / ONE MAN’S LOSS
    • “I Can’t Make It Alone” was inspiration for a song I riffed on called Hear Me Now”
  • These seven songs’ had all gone undocumented when they appeared in toto on a set of reels passed to collectors by a former Band roadie in 1986. This should not really be surprising, given that none of these songs had been copyrighted in 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973, or 1975 when various batches from the basement were registered with Dwarf.
  • These are snapshots of him getting back into the process of writing and The Band into the process of playing with and around him
  • “King of France,” from 008, was recorded right around this time, in Dylan’s living room
Lyrics
  • They’re not nonsense lyrics, it’s just one more of the unformed songs that were never intended for release. It’s one more song about a guy warning a girl not to mess around with his delicate heart.

End

Recommendations: At the Drive-In in•ter a•li•a, their first in 17 years! / Football Club out of Australia their EP’s, the self-titled one and Songs about Friends or the new single, Ivy,” which really struck me this week
Ending
Kelly: 523 – “Trust Yourself”
Real: 447 – “John Birch”

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