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 […]

055 – “Tell Ol’ Bill”

Episode 55 “Tell Ol’ Bill.” The Bootleg Series, Volume 8 Blockhouse. Episode 2 of Sign on the Window Presents The Lazy River Funtime Slide into Summer.Recorded May 17, 2018.  Context (4:00) This was recorded in Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania on June 17, 2005 in 14 takes. (We listened to the entire session tape, which is a rare at this […]

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 […]