Bob Dylan: Listen to 5 Wonderful live versions of “Huck’s Tune”

The song itself is an indulgent delight, Dylan constructing myriad reasons why he’s ‘gonna have to put you down for a while’. And though the vocal may have been reined in to reflect the contracting range of recent years, it fully manages to sound as worldly wise as the words of wisdom that cavort off the page and onto tape. Using one of his favourite rhyming-schemes – that internal rhyme in line three – to maximum effect, he almost comes up with more quotable lines in a five-minute song than he managed on the whole of “Love and Theft”.
–> Heylin, Clinton. Still on the Road: The Songs of Bob Dylan Vol. 2 1974-2008 (pp. 496-498).

Recorded @ Criteria Recording Studios in Miami, Florida – 12-13 May 2006.
Released on the the album “The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs: Rare and Unreleased 1989–2006” October 6, 2008.

It has been performed 7 times live, all in 2014.

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Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1981

Well, I’m not done yet! And I’m still doing it and I’m still not knowing why I’m doing it. Come on, I mean there’s other things that I would really, you know, enjoy doing, besides playing and…
-Bob Dylan (Dave Herman Interview, London, England – July 2, 1981)

Facts from Wikipedia:

Location North America, Europe
Associated album Shot of Love
Start date June 10, 1981
End date November 21, 1981
Legs 3
No. of shows 54

Earls Court
London, England
29 June 1981

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Fred Tackett (guitar)
  • Steve Ripley (guitar)
  • Willie Smith (keyboards)
  • Tim Drummond (bass)
  • Jim Keltner (drums)
  • Clydie King, Carolyn Dennis, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals)

Slow Train

Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted
Can’t help but wonder what’s happenin’ to my companions
Are they lost or are they found?



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November 30: Van Morrison live at The Beacon Theater New York 1989 (Concert Video)

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In a review at the time, Geoff Wall describes the video .. as “ecstasy for the ears”, and it is tonic for the eyes as well. A surprise and a delight.
-Brian Hinton (Celtic Crossroads)

Great late 80’s VM concert with John Lee Hooker & Mose Allison. Check out “Summertime in England” @ ~30min.

Setlist:

(italic – not included in VHS release & this youtube video)

  1.  I Will Be There
  2. Whenever God Shines His Light
  3. Cleaning Windows
  4. It’s all in the game 
  5. Orangefield
  6. Tore Down A La Rimbaud
  7. When Will I Ever Learn To Live In God
  8. Beautiful Vision
  9. Help Me
  10. Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy
  11. City Home
  12. Thank God For Self Love
  13. Raglan Road
  14. Carrickfergus
  15. Full Force Gale
  16. Summertime In England
  17. Caravan
  18. Moondance
  19. Fever
  20. Vanlose Stairway > Trans-Euro Train
  21. Star Of The County Down
  22. Northern Muse (Solid Ground) > When Heart Is Open
  23. In The Garden
  24. Have I Told You Lately
  25. These Are The Days
  26. Gloria
  27. It Serves Me Right To Suffer
  28. Boom Boom
  29. She Moves Through The Fair
  30. Buona Sera

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Concert: Bob Dylan and Norah Jones live in Seattle 7/16/2005

Excerpt from the Amazon.com 10th Anniversary Concert at Bennaroya Hall in Seattle on 7/16/2005 MC’ed by Bill Maher. Norah Jones guests on I Shall Be released. It’s a short and sweet 50 minute set. Continue reading “Concert: Bob Dylan and Norah Jones live in Seattle 7/16/2005”

The Rolling Stones: 5 Great Live versions of “Gimme Shelter” (Audio/video)

Oh, a storm is threat’ning
My very life today
If I don’t get some shelter
Oh yeah, I’m gonna fade away

My Favourite Stones song. The original album version can hardly be surpassed, but there many great live versions, here are 5 wonderful examples & the album (Let It Bleed – 1969) version.

Album version:

War, children, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away
War, children, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away

The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA
July 20, 1972

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October 3: Bob Dylan in Oslo, Norway 2015 (with audio)

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This was the third concert in three days in Oslo 2015. What an experience it was experiencing him and his great band three days in a row! This is our account of the concert with pictures and sound from the guy who sat next to me with a very nice sound-rig. Nice memories 🙂

Where are You ?

Oslo, Norway
Oslo Konserthus
October 3, 2015

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