075 – “Shooting Star”

Episode 75″Shooting Star.”Oh, Mercy..Blockhouse.Recorded November 4, 2018. Context The song was recorded in New Orleans on March 14, 1989 in 8 takes with vocal redubs coming in April. Dylan notes how this song just came to him: The song came to me complete, full in the eyes like I’d … just found it. It was […]

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 […]

052 – “With God On Our Side”

Episode 52. “With God on Our Side.”The Times They Are A-Changin’.Bunker. Recorded April 5, 2018. Context (3:00) Originally published as lyrics in Broadside #27, the song was first performed at Town Hall on April 12, 1963. He’d record the song in five takes on August 6, 1963. He’d play it once more the next day, producing the version […]