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 […]

045 – “Black Diamond Bay”

Episode 45. “Black Diamond Bay.” Desire. Bunker. Recorded February 1, 2018. Context (5:45) “Black Diamond Bay” was recorded at Columbia Studios in New York City on July 29, 1975 in 12 takes, then on July 30 in 5. There is a connection to Joseph Conrad, namely the 1915 novel Victory, as Ian Bell notes: There […]

043 – “Sara”

Episode 43 “Sara” Desire. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Rolling Thunder Revue. Bunker. Recorded January 18, 2018.  Context (6:00) “Sara” was recorded on July 31, 1975. The last of those 5 takes is on Desire. It is one of two songs for Desire not co-written with Jacques Levy (“One More Cup of Coffee” being the other). This is a […]

026 – Rolling Thunder Revue

Episode 26. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 – Rolling Thunder Revue. August 24, 2017. Bunker. Rainier. Daniel begins the show by looking at just what a revue is anyway (4:10). It’s a live show that combines music, dance and sketches. It was most popular in-between the wars, before the advent of moving pictures. Revues are seen in contrast […]