Rarities, Oddities, and other fun stuff
Airing Saturday mornings 10 am - 11 am - Hosted by Eric Davis
Station KBAC 98.1 Radio Free Santa Fe
Download the podcast (MP3). To save the file to your computer, right click the link and choose "save as".
Bruce Springsteen – I WANT YOU – taken from a live radio broadcast, 2/5/75 – from the Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA. Recorded by Bob Dylan in 1966. It was issued as a single in June 1966, shortly before the release of its accompanying album, Blonde on Blonde.
Cracker – YOU AIN’T GOING NOWHERE – taken from their CD “Garage d’Or – 2000. Recorded at the Bowrey Ballroom, NYC in March 1999. Written by Bob Dylan in 1967 in Woodstock, New York. A recording of Dylan performing the song was first officially released on the Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II album in 1971. An earlier 1967 recording of the song, performed by Dylan and The Band, was issued in 1975 on the album The Basement Tapes.
The Rolling Stones – LIKE A ROLLING STONE – From their CD “Stripped” – 1995. Recorded live in London on July 19, 1995. Written by Dylan in 1965, its confrontational lyrics originate in an extended piece of verse Dylan wrote in June 1965. After the lyrics were heavily edited, "Like a Rolling Stone" was recorded a few weeks later as part of the sessions for the forthcoming album Highway 61 Revisited. During a difficult two-day preproduction, Dylan struggled to find the essence of the song, which was demoed without success in 3/4 time. A breakthrough was made when it was tried in a rock music format, and rookie session musician Al Kooper improvised the organ riff for which the track is known.
Roger McGuinn with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – MR. TAMBOURINE MAN – From the CD “The 30th Anniversary Concert” – 1993. Recorded live October 16, 1992, Madison Square Garden, NYC. Written and performed by Bob Dylan, released on his 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home. The Byrds also recorded a version of the song that was released as their first single on Columbia Records, reaching number 1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the UK Singles Chart, as well as being the title track of their first album, Mr. Tambourine Man. The Byrds' recording of the song was influential in initiating the musical subgenre of folk rock, leading many contemporary bands to mimic its fusion of jangly guitars and intellectual lyrics in the wake of the single's success.
Sheryl Crow with The Dixie Chicks, Chrissie Hynde, and Sarah McLachlan – TOMBSTONE BLUES – From the CD “Cheryl Crow and Friends Live From Central Park” – 1999. From the Dylan album Highway 61 Revisited, 1965.
Jason and the Scorchers – ABSOLUTELY SWEET MARIE – From their second EP “Fervor” – 1983. Live version form the CD “Midnight Roads & Stages Seen” 1998. Released by Dylan on his 1966 double album Blonde on Blonde.
Nina Simone – I SHALL BE RELEASED – From the Album “Nina Simone Sings The Blues” 1967. Written by Dylan in 1967, The Band played it on their debut album, Music from Big Pink (1968), with Richard Manuel singing lead vocals.. A legendary performance of the song was performed near the end of The Band's farewell concert, The Last Waltz, in which all the night's performers (with the exception of Muddy Waters) plus Ringo Starr and Ronnie Wood graced the same stage.
Jimi Hendrix – ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER - recorded for Electric Ladyland with the Jimi Hendrix Experience – 1967. Written and recorded by Dylan, the song initially appeared on his 1967 album John Wesley Harding,
My Chemical Romance – DESOLATION ROW – recorded for the 2009 soundtrack of "Watchmen". Written by Dylan in 1965, it was recorded and released as the closing track of Dylan's sixth studio album, Highway 61 Revisited.