039 – “Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread”

Episode 39. “Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread.” The Basement Tapes. Bunker. Recorded November 30, 2017. Context Recorded in the summer of 1967 (and on the same reel as “Million Dollar Bash”) at Big Pink in two takes. Explaining the operation, Garth Hudson in 2002 said: He would go in with us, play a […]

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 […]