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 […]

031 – “If Dogs Run Free”

Episode 31. “If Dogs Run Free.” New Morning. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait. Bunker. September 28, 2017. Recorded on June 5, 1970 in 3 takes during the final session of what would become New Morning. Ranked #6 of Dylan’s all-time worse songs from Rolling Stone (we’ve heard #4 so far). Clinton Heylin notes: How low can […]

010 – “Days of ’49”

Episode 10. “Days of ’49.” Self Portrait. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait. Apartment. May 3, 2017. This episode begins with an absolute classic Sign on the Window moment, Kelly’s introduction explaining the California Gold Rush: As this is our first Self Portrait song and it’s kind of difficult to try to explain it. Naturally, you want […]