March 20: Neil Young recorded Cinnamon Girl in 1969 – live & cover versions

neil young cinnamon girl

I wanna live with a cinnamon girl
I could be happy the rest of my life
With a cinnamon girl

Neil Young opened up his second long-player Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969) with this concise, yet hard driving love song. It also effectively began his relationship with the backing combo Crazy Horse. Musically the track is an uncomplicated three-chord rocker and shows off Young’s infamous one-note solo motif during the instrumental ‘middle eight’ bars between the chorus and verse. ..
~Lindsay Planer (allmusic.com)

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Bill Frisell covers Bob Dylan & John Lennon – Happy 70th Birthday Bill Frisell

I saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show just before my 13th birthday, right when I was getting into guitar.. It was massively huge in the effect it had on my whole life. … John Lennon’s music has been with me, the band, everybody, the world … it seems like forever. The songs are part of us. In our blood.
–> Bill Frisell (2012)

William Richard Frisell (born March 18, 1951) is an American guitarist, composer and arranger. One of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late 1980s, Frisell came to prominence as a stalwart for ECM Records.

Bob Dylan

Just Like A Woman

From the album “Have a Little Faith” (1992)

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

From the album “East/West” (2005)

John Lennon

Frisell released the album “All We Are Saying” in 2011. It consists of songs written by John Lennon, both as a member of the Beatles and as a solo artist, arranged and performed in Frisell’s definitive style.
Here are some studio and some live versions…

In My Life

Live Sept 4, 2020

Across The Universe

Come Together

Nowhere Man, In My Life, Strawberry Fields Forever

NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Plague, Disease & Loneliness – A Bob Dylan Playlist

Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you.
– Bob Dylan

One year, and still not over. Let’s seek “comfort” in the words & music of Bob Dylan.

Spotify -> Plague, Loneliness & Disease – A Bob Dylan Playlist

PLAGUE

No Time to Think

Recorded: April 27, 1978
Released: Street-Legal – June 15, 1978

Mercury rules you and destiny fools you like the plague with a dangerous wink
And there’s no time to think.



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Bob Dylan: 5 GREAT live versions of his brilliant song “Most of the Time”

I don’t know who I am most of the time. It doesn’t even matter to me.
~Bob Dylan (David Gates interview Sept 1997)

Most of The Time” is a “big song,” a major work, the sort of listening experience that brings people back to an album again and again.
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist Volume 3: Mind Out Of Time 1986 And Beyond)

From the album Oh Mercy (September 18, 1989), recorded March 12, 1989 @ The Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Produced by Daniel Lanois.

Live performances:

  • 23 times in 1989
  • 2 times in 1990
  • 11 times in 1992
  • First played – Beacon Theatre, NYC, 10 October 1989
  • Last performance – San Jose, California, 9 May 1992

The Beacon Theatre
New York City, New York
12 October 1989

Most of the time
I’m clear focused all around
Most of the time
I can keep both feet on the ground
I can follow the path
I can read the signs
Stay right with it



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GREAT concert: Bob Dylan @ Palác kultury, Prague, Czech Republic – March 11, 1995

Bob Dylan Prague 11 March 1995

Dylan opens the year with one of the most remarkable performances of the “Never Ending tour,” despite still visible suffering the after effects of the bug (at several points he sits on the drum rise, scrunched up in some discomfort)… the shock of the evening is not in his song selection.. but the fact that he performs almost the entire show without a guitar.. harmonica in hand, making strange shadow-boxing movements, cupping the harmonica to his mouth on nearly every song, blowing his sweetest harp breaks in years.
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

Concert # 641 of The Never-Ending Tour. First concert of the 1995 European Spring Tour. First concert in 1995.

Kongresový sál
Palác kultury
Prague, Czech Republic
11 March 1995

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Winston Watson (drums & percussion)

Setlist

  1. Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood)
  2. If Not For You
  3. All Along The Watchtower
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Bob Dylan @ Sun Theater, Anaheim, California – March 10, 2000

bob dylan anaheim 2000

..lots of surprising song selections, a tight band and Dylan in great and authoritative voice, willing to radically experiment (the re-worked Dignity, for example) and – once again – reinventing his back pages.
~Andrew Muir (Razor’s Edge)

Bob seems to be in a good mood, the band is tight, and the performance is incredible. We get to hear two songs performed live for the first time ever.
~bobsboots.com

Wonderful 2000 shows.

Concert # 1166 of The Never-Ending Tour. First concert of the 2000 US Spring Tour. First 2000 concert.

Sun Theatre
Anaheim, California
10 March 2000
Early show

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

Notes:

  • Live debuts of Tell Me That It Isn’t True and Things Have Changed
  • First Dignity since Manchester 4 April 1995.

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