October 29: Watch Bob Dylan performing a beautiful “Every Grain of Sand” in Toronto 1998

In the time of my confession, in the hour of my deepest need
When the pool of tears beneath my feet flood every newborn seed
There’s a dyin’ voice within me reaching out somewhere
Toiling in the danger and in the morals of despair

Maple Leaf Gardens
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
29 October 1998

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Rest in peace, Honky Tonk Hero, Billy Joe Shaver

 

Tonight we salute one of the finest, Billy Joe Shaver.

 

He lived the outlaw lifestyle that others only sang about.

‘Cause movin’s in my soul, i guess a gypsy boy got a hold
Of somebody in my family long ago
If some night while half asleep you hear the back door softly squeak
You’ll touch my empty pillow, then you’ll know
That restless wind, is calling me again
– Billy Joe Shaver (from “Restless Wind” (one of his best songs))

«He’s a real writer like Hemingway. He’s timeless»
– Kris Kristofferson

“Billy Joe was already there before anybody was talking about an outlaw movement”
– Steve Earle

«Billy Joe is unique. One of a kind. They threw away the mold. The best.»
– Robert Duvall

I’m listening to Billy Joe Shaver And i’m reading James Joyce
-Bob Dylan (I Feel a Change Comin’ On)

Restless Wind:

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October 28: Charlie Daniels covers Bob Dylan

Photo by Michael Ochs

Charles Edward Daniels (October 28, 1936 – July 6, 2020) was an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his contributions to Southern rock, country, and bluegrass music.

While he worked as a Nashville session musician, often for Bob Johnston, he played guitar and electric bass on four Bob Dylan albums:

  • Nashville Skyline (1969)
  • Self Portrait (1970)
  • New Morning (1970)
  • Dylan (1973)

He was completely different than what I had read about him. He was funny, down-to-earth and a very nice guy.
–> Charlie Daniels (about Bob Dylan, rollingstone.com)

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October 28: Bob Dylan covers two Warren Zevon songs – Kansas City 2002

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Hoist the mainsail, here I come
Ain’t no room on board for the insincere
You’re my witness, I’m your mutineer

Uptown Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri
28 October 2002

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October 27: Bob Dylan released Infidels in 1983

….I wanted to call my next album, whenever I made it, Surviving In A Ruthless World. I wanted to call it that. Before we even went into the studio, “The next album I do I’m gonna call Surviving in a Ruthless World”. But something was holding me back from it, because for some reason… somebody pointed out to me that the last bunch of albums that I made all started with the letter S. And I’d say, “Is that right?” There must be a story or something. I didn’t want to do another one beginning with S just f for superstitious reasons. I didn’t want to get bogged down in the letter S whatever the letter S stands for. And this Infidels came out, just came into my head one day, I guess. This was after we had that album done that it just came in my head that this is the right title for this album. I mean, I don’t know any more about it than anybody else really. I did it. I did the album, and I call it that, but what it means is for other people to interpret, you know, if it means something to them. Infidels is a word that’s in the dictionary and whoever it applies to… to everybody on the album, every character. Maybe it’s all about infidels.
~Bob Dylan (to Kurt Loder in March 1984)

Bob Dylan – Jokerman (official video):

 

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October 27: Watch Bob Dylan performing an incredible “It Ain’t Me Babe” in Champaign 1999


Go away from my window
Leave at your own chosen speed
I’m not the one you want, babe
I’m not the one you need

Beautiful vocal, great band & and a 3min harmonica solo at then end… what more to ask ?

Assembly Hall
University Of Illinois
Champaign, Illinois
27 October 1999

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

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