074 – “Tombstone Blues”

Episode 74“Tombstone Blues.”Highway 61 Revisited.Blockhouse.Recorded November 4, 2018. Context (3:20) “Tombstone Blues” was Dylan’s first song recorded after “Like a Rolling Stone” and would be followed by “Desolation Row.” It was put to tape on July 29, 1965. (The entire session is available on The Bootleg Series, Volume 12: The Cutting Edge.) The song features Mike […]

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 […]