Band Month, Night 4 (Mixed Up Confusion)

https://soundcloud.com/sotwpod/the-band-night-4-moondog-cahoots Mixed Up Confusion is our vehicle to discuss the culture that surrounds our weekly conversation about Bob Dylan. And because you’re here on Patreon, you’re getting this early! This is the fourth episode of November’s Band Month! It is Night 4 and everyone’s getting a bit sleepy but the The Band is here to […]

073 – Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

Episode 73“Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power).”Street Legal.Blockhouse.Recorded October 28, 2018. Context (4:00) It was first recorded on December 26, 1977 at Rundown Studios with Dylan and Steven Soles on guitar and Rob Stoner on bass. It was recorded for Street Legal on April 26 and 28, 1978. Dylan and Soles remained with Jerry Scheff on bass, Ian Wallace […]

Band Month, Night 3 (Mixed Up Confusion)

https://soundcloud.com/sotwpod/the-band-night-3stage-fright-and-northern-lights-southern-cross Mixed Up Confusion is our vehicle to discuss the culture that surrounds our weekly conversation about Bob Dylan. And because you’re here on Patreon, you’re getting this early! This is the third episode of November’s Band Month! On this night, Night 3, The Band features 1970’s Stage Fright and closes with 1975’s Northern Lights […]

072 – “Isis”

Episode 72“Isis.”Desire.Blockhouse.Recorded October 28, 2018. Context (3:25) Recorded in Columbia Studios over the evening of July 30/31, 1975. Labeled “Ices” on the recording sheet. It was written by Bob Dylan with Jacques Levy. Levy, in Isis magazine,  The only reason that ‘Isis’ was chosen as the song to work together on was that we were at my […]

Band Month, Night 2 (Mixed Up Confusion)

https://soundcloud.com/sotwpod/the-band-night-2the-band-and-islands/s-8vau1 On this night, Night 2, The Band features 1977’s Islands and closes with 1969’s The Band. Right as rain, the show begins with Islands, described by Kelly as akin to “sci-fi merry-go-rounds,” “Community hold music,” and “half Randy Newman, half SNL theme song,” to say nothing of the organ that “turns it into a […]

071 – “One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)”

Episode 71“One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later).”Blonde on Blonde.Blockhouse. Recorded October 14, 2018.  Context (4:15) Recorded in Studio A in New York City on January 25, 1966 in 19 takes. It’s the only Blonde on Blonde song not recorded in Nashville and led to some confusion as to who’s playing on the song. Sean Wilentz wades […]

Band Month, Night 1 (Mixed Up Confusion)

https://soundcloud.com/sotwpod/band-month-night-1music-from-big-pink-and-post-78 Tonight, Night 1, features post-1978 tracks and 1968’s masterpiece, Music From Big Pink. Before we begin, one must understand the formula for these run of nights (2:00) as well as just who is The Band (5:45). Then, we open with the post-Last Waltz material (9:00): Jericho songs (10:00) High on the Hog songs (12:15) […]

070 – “On the Road Again”

Episode 70“On the Road Again.”Bringing It All Back Home.Blockhouse. Recorded October 7, 2018. Context (3:00) “On the Road Again” was recorded in four takes on January 14, 1964 and thirteen takes on January 15, 1964. All featured on The Cutting Edge. While the song title is probably a play on Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, there is also […]

069 – “Bring Me a Little Water”

Episode 69“Bring Me a Little Water.”The Bootleg Series, Volume 10.Blockhouse.Recorded October 6, 2018. Context (3:30) This song was recorded during his recording of Self Portrait. Not a lot is known beyond this being one of the covers he was interested in. The song is older than Dylan and usually credited to Lead Belly and in Alan […]

068 – “Went to See the Gypsy”

Episode 68“Went to See the Gypsy.”New Morning.Blockhouse. Recorded September 30, 2018. Context (3:45) “Went to See the Gypsy” was recorded in Studio B in New York on March 3, 1970 in one take (on The Bootleg Series, Volume 10: Another Self Portrait), March 4 in five takes and March 5 in another take. It was originally […]