071 – “One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)”

Episode 71“One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later).”Blonde on Blonde.Blockhouse. Recorded October 14, 2018.  Context (4:15) Recorded in Studio A in New York City on January 25, 1966 in 19 takes. It’s the only Blonde on Blonde song not recorded in Nashville and led to some confusion as to who’s playing on the song. Sean Wilentz wades […]

070 – “On the Road Again”

Episode 70“On the Road Again.”Bringing It All Back Home.Blockhouse. Recorded October 7, 2018. Context (3:00) “On the Road Again” was recorded in four takes on January 14, 1964 and thirteen takes on January 15, 1964. All featured on The Cutting Edge. While the song title is probably a play on Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, there is also […]

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 […]

068 – “Went to See the Gypsy”

Episode 68“Went to See the Gypsy.”New Morning.Blockhouse. Recorded September 30, 2018. Context (3:45) “Went to See the Gypsy” was recorded in Studio B in New York on March 3, 1970 in one take (on The Bootleg Series, Volume 10: Another Self Portrait), March 4 in five takes and March 5 in another take. It was originally […]

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 […]

030 – “Maybe Someday”

Episode 30 (!). “Maybe Someday.” Knocked Out Loaded. September 21, 2017. The Apartment. Rainier’s. The song was recorded as an instrumental in December, 1984 for the sessions that resulted in Empire Burlesque and overdubbed in May of 1986 for what became Knocked Out Loaded, released in July 1986. It was originally titled “Prince of Plunder” but its lyrics were completely […]