Bob Dylan: 6 live versions of “One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)”

I didn’t mean
To treat you so bad
You shouldn’t take it so personal

One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)” was recorded January 25, 1966. It is the fourth track on Dylan’s 1966 album Blonde on Blonde, and was released as the album’s first single that February. The song is an emotional confession of misconnects and apologies from the singer to a young woman he regrets having mistreated.

The song has been performed 60 times live; first one May 19, 1976 & last one August 13, 1997.

It was played 57 times in 1978, 2 times in 1997 & once in 1976.

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Aaron Neville sings 5 Bob Dylan songs – Happy 80th Birthday – Aaron Neville

I was listenin’ to the Neville Brothers, it was a quarter of eight
I had an appointment with destiny, but I knew she’d come late
–> Bob Dylan (U2 recording session 1987 – according to Bono)

Aaron Joseph Neville (born January 24, 1941) is an American R&B and soul vocalist and musician. He has had four platinum albums and four Top 10 hits in the United States, including three that went to #1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.

I Shall Be Released

They say ev’rything can be replaced,
Yet ev’ry distance is not near.
So I remember ev’ry face
Of ev’ry man who put me here.

From the album “devotion” (2000)

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Great video: Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder & Van Dyke Parks: Do Re Mi (Woody Guthrie) LA Jan 2009

Lots of folks back East, they say, is leavin’ home every day,
Beatin’ the hot old dusty way to the California line.
‘Cross the desert sands they roll, gettin’ out of that old dust bowl,
They think they’re goin’ to a sugar bowl, but here’s what they find
Now, the police at the port of entry say,
“You’re number fourteen thousand for today.

This is a beautiful version of Woody Guthrie’s “Do Re Mi” performed in Jan 2009. It was aired on the History Channel documentary “The People Speak“.

But first here is Woody Guthrie – The Asch Recordings Vol. 1 (1944):

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Full Dylan album covered: Highway 61 revisited

Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited full album covered

It is not hard to find other artists covering Bob Dylan’s songs, but it is not so easy to find interesting and good interpretations. The originals are so strong that  I wouldn’t expect anyone to top them, and noone does. Even if that is the case, I think I’ve found some of the best out there.

Highway 61 Revisited is one of the best albums in Rock’n Roll history, if you don’t have it, go buy it or buy it online or something…just get it, it’s a life changer!

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Scarlet Rivera talks about Bob Dylan (video interview, 2013)

Scarlet Rivera is an American violinist who was plucked from obscurity to play a prominent role on both Bob Dylan’s ‘Desire’ album and his Rolling Thunder Revue tour. In this interview she discusses being discovered by Dylan, working with his co-writer at the time, Jacques Levy, recording ‘Desire’ and her experiences on the road with the Rolling Thunder band. Published on YouTube in 2013.

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Bob Dylan: Live versions of 9 songs from “Blood On The Tracks”

A lot of people tell me they enjoy that album. It’s hard for me to relate to that. I mean, you know, people enjoying the type of pain, you know.
~Bob Dylan (to Mary Travers April 1975)

In stunning, total contrast to the previous album, Before the Flood, this 16th Dylan album triumphantly shows more subtlety and nuance than anything he’d ever done, and as honed a use of understatement as on John Wesley Harding. At the time this was the most unexpected leap of Dylan’s career. After years of comparatively second-rate work and a considerable decline in his reputation, here was an album to stand with Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde.
~Michael Gray (The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia)

Blood on the Tracks is the fifteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on January 20, 1975 by Columbia Records.

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