063 – “Walkin’ Down the Line”

Episode 63“Walkin’ Down the Line.”The Bootleg Series, Volume 1-3. The Bootleg Series, Volume 9.Blockhouse.Recorded July 29, 2018. Context (3:00) Originally recorded for Broadside in November 1962. It was recorded for music publisher Witmark in March 1963. This era with Albert Grossman hasn’t been talked about enough on the podcast but writing songs for others was […]

060 – “Tight Connection to My Heart” & “Someone’s Got a Hold of My Heart”

Episode 60 “Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)/Someone’s Got a Hold of My Heart.”Empire Burlesque. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3. Blockhouse. #3 of Music Video Month 2018.Recorded July 8, 2018.  Context (6:15) Originally, Empire Burlesque’s “Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)” and “Someone’s Got a Hold of My Heart” released on The Bootleg […]

036 – “Paths of Victory”

  Episode 36. “Paths of Victory.” The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 9: Witmark Demos, 1962-64. Bunker. November 2, 2017. Context (3:00) The lyrics for “Paths of Victory” were first published in Broadside No. 17 and recorded during a session with them. We listened to the August 12, 1963 Studio A take (intended to be on […]

035 – “Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie”

Episode 35. “Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie.” The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3. Live at Town Hall 1963. Bunker. Week 4 of Woody Guthrie Month. October 26, 2017. Context (2:00) Bob wrote “Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie” in April 1963 and performed it at the Town Hall in New York City on April 12, 1963. He’d […]

029 – “Seven Curses”

Episode 29. “Seven Curses” Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3. Bootleg Series, Vol. 9. New York Town Hall 1963. Bunker. September 15  2017. Rainier “Seven Curses” was first performed live on April 12, 1963 at Town Hall. It was recorded on August 6, 1963. It did not end up on Freewheelin’ or any other record, making its appearance on the first Bootleg […]

018 – “Nobody ‘Cept You”

Episode 18. “Nobody ‘Cept You.” The Bootleg Series: Volume 1-3. June 29, 2017. Apartment. Rainier’s. “Nobody ‘Cept You” was recorded once in June 1973 at Ram’s Horn, then twice in November 1973 (one of those version gracing The Bootleg Series: Volume 1-3; one has Richard Manuel on drums, the other with Levon. To date, Bob has […]

016 – “Hard Times in New York Town”

  Episode 16. “Hard Times in New York Town” and Dylan’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech. June 15, 2017. The Apartment. Rainier’s. To open (1:45), Kelly and I discuss the song. We listened to three versions – on from The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3, one from The Bootleg Series, Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, and one from […]

014 – “Wallflower”

Episode 14. “Wallflower.” The Bootleg Series: Vol. 1-3. Bunker. June 1,  2017. “Wallflower” was recorded on November 4, 1971 in New York City. Clinton Heylin’s notes are worth quoting in full for this song (in Revolution in the Air): Evidently recorded as a potential B side to the ‘George Jackson’ single, nothing perhaps exemplifies the dearth […]

012 – “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues”

  Episode 12. “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues.” The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6: Live in 1964. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos. The Apartment. May 18, 2017. Rainier. Context: This song first appeared in Broadside, his first. Famously, he was scheduled to perform on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1962 – which had […]

003: “Tangled Up in Blue”

Episode 3. “Tangled Up in Blue.” Blood on the Tracks. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Rolling Thunder Revue. Real Live. Bunker. February 23, 2017. https://open.spotify.com/user/1219496309/playlist/4cahcE9ZTbIMGBeFXkmW3o