Listen to Bob Dylan’s Recording Session With George Harrison in 1970 (56 min audio)

New York — Bob Dylan snuck into Columbia’s Studio B in New York on May Day and recorded for 12 hours with George Harrison, lead guitarist for a reportedly defunct British rock and roll group, the Beatles.
-Rolling Stone Magazine (May 28, 1970)

After work on Self Portrait was virtually completed, Dylan held more sessions at Columbia’s recording studios in the Columbia Studio Building at 49 East 52nd Street in New York, beginning May 1, 1970. Held in Studio B, the first session was accompanied by George Harrison, bassist Charlie Daniels, and drummer Russ Kunkel. A large number of covers and old compositions were recorded in addition to several new compositions. The results were rejected, although “Working on a Guru” and alternate versions of “Time Passes Slowly” and “If Not For You” have since been released.

Columbia Studio B
New York City, New York
May 1, 1970
1st New Morning recording session, produced by Bob Johnston.

  • Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal)
  • George Harrison (guitar)
  • Charlie Daniels (bass)
  • Russ Kunkel (drums)

The First Recording Session PM 2:00 – PM 5:30

1. Sign On The Window
2. Sign On The Window
3. Sign On The Window
4. Sign On The Window
5. Sign On The Window (released on “New Morning” in 1970)
6. If Not For You
7. If Not For You
8. Time Passes Slowly
9. Time Passes Slowly (released on Another Self Portrait – The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (1969-1971) in 2013)
10. Time Passes Slowly
11. Time Passes Slowly
12. Working On A Guru (released on Another Self Portrait – The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (1969-1971) in 2013)
13. Went To See The Gypsy

  •  1-4, 6-8, 9-11, 13 are not in circulation.

The Second Recording Session PM 6:30 – PM 9:30

14. If Not For You
15. If Not For You (released on The Bootleg Series(Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991 in 1991)
16. If Not For You
17. Song To Woody
18. Mama, You Been On My Mind
19. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
20. Yesterday (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
21. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
22. Met Him On A Sunday (Shirley Owens, Beverly Lee, Addie “Micki”Harris, Doris Coley)
23. One Too Many Mornings
24. One Too Many Mornings

  • 14 & 16 are not in circulation.

The Third Recording Session PM 10:30 – AM 1:30

25. Ghost Riders In The Sky (Jones)
26. Cupid (Sam Cooke)
27. All I Have To Do Is Dream (Boudleaux Bryant)
28. Gates Of Eden
29. I Threw It All Away
30. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
31. Matchbox (Carl Perkins)
32. Your True Love (Carl Perkins)
33. Telephone Wire (or When’s My Swamp Gonna Catch Fire?, Las Vegas Blues)
34. Fishin’ Blues (Henry Thomas)
35. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance (Henry Thomas)
36. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
37. It Ain’t Me, Babe

  • 37 is not in circulation.

This clip includes songs 17-36

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