Ain't Goin' Nowhere

Bob Dylan 1967

 

by

 

Olof Björner

 

A summary of recording & concert activities,

releases, tapes & books.

 

 

 

 

© 2001 by Olof Björner

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CONTENTS:

 

1      INTRODUCTION

2      The Year At a glance

3      CALENDAR

4      RECORDINGS

5      JOHN WESLEY HARDING

6      SONGS 1967

7      SOURCES

8      SUGGESTED READINGS

8.1       General background

8.2       Article compilations

8.3       Selected articles

 

 

1               INTRODUCTION

Bob Dylan spends a large part of this year jamming with the Hawks in the basement of their house in West Saugerties, New York, called The Big Pink. Dylan's daughter Anna is born in the summer and in August a new recording contract with Columbia is signed. The first album, John Wesley Harding, is recorded I Nashville in October and November and released right after Christmas.

 

2               The Year At a glance

 

 

 

3               CALENDAR

26   January

Village Voice publishes Jack Newfields article'Brecht of the Jukebox, Poet of the Electric Guitar'.

March       

Single Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat/Most Likely You Go Your Way is released.

27 March

Release of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits.

7 May

First interview since accident in New York Daily News.

7 May

Premiere of Don't Look Back at the Presido Theatre in San Francisco.

June-October

Basement tapes sessions in The Big Pink, the Hawks's house in West Saugerties near Woodstock.

July        

Single If You Gotta Go, Go Now/To Ramona is released in the Benelux countries only!

11 July

Birth of Anna Lea Dylan, Sara and Bob's second child.

21 August

Dylan's Columbia Records recording contract is renewed.

3 October

Woody Guthrie dies.

17 October

First John Wesley Harding recording session.

6 November

Second John Wesley Harding recording session.

29 November

Third and last John Wesley Harding recording session.

27 December

John Wesley Harding is released.

                            

4               RECORDINGS

There are no recordings from 1967 other than the recording sessions mentioned above.

 

5               JOHN WESLEY HARDING

This album was recorded during three different sessions in October and November in Columbia Studio A in Nashville, Tennessee. There were no songs recorded other than the released ones. There are no outtakes circulating from these sessions. Here's a summary:

 

 

# of

take released on

Date

Song

takes

JWH[1]

BIOG[2]

17 October

Drifter's Escape

5

2

 

 

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

4

4

 

 

The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest

1

1

 

6 November

All Along The Watchtower

5

3+5 [3]

3+5

 

John Wesley Harding

2

2

 

 

As I Went Out One Morning

5

5

 

 

I Pity The Poor Immigrant

10

10

 

 

I Am A Lonesome Hobo

5

5

 

29 November

The Wicked Messenger

1

1

 

 

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

1

1

2

 

Down Along The Cove

1

1

 

 

Dear Landlord

1

1

2

 

For more details about these sessions please refer to the corresponding session page in Still On The Road.

 

Live history

All Along The Watchtower

Chicago, Illinois, 3 January 1974 with The Band.

As I Went Out One Morning

Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 10 January 1974 with The Band [4].

The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest

John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10 July 1987 with The Grateful Dead.

Dear Landlord

Performing Arts Center, Providence, Rhode Island, 25 October 1992.

Down Along The Cove

EMU Ballroom, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 14 June 1999.

Drifter's Escape

The Hult Center For The Performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon, 30 April 1992.

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

Woodside Bay, Near Ryde, Isle Of Wight, England, 31 August 1969.

I Pity The Poor Immigrant

Woodside Bay, Near Ryde, Isle Of Wight, England, 31 August 1969.

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

Woodside Bay, Near Ryde, Isle Of Wight, England, 31 August 1969.

The Wicked Messenger

Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, 12 July 1987 with The Grateful Dead.

 

I Am A Lonesome Hobo and John Wesley Harding have probably never been played live.

 

Officially released live versions:

Before The Flood

All Along The Watchtower

At Budokan

All Along The Watchtower

Dignity CD-single

All Along The Watchtower

MTV Unplugged

All Along The Watchtower

Woodstock '94

All Along The Watchtower

 

Performances during The Never-Ending Tour:

All Along The Watchtower

every year!

The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest

1988, 2000

Dear Landlord

1992, 2000

Down Along The Cove

1999, 2000

Drifter's Escape

1992. 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

1988-1990, 1992

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

every year!

The Wicked Messenger

1997, 2000, 2001

 

6               SONGS 1967

 

 

Song

Copyright year

June –

All American Boy [5]

1973

October

All You Have To Do Is Dream

 

 

Apple Suckling Tree

1970

 

Baby, Ain't That Fine

 

 

Bourbon Street [6]

1973

 

Clothes Line Saga

1970

 

Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood)

1967

 

Don't You Try Me Now

 

 

Don't Ya Tell Henry

1971

 

Get Your Rocks Off! [7]

1968

 

Goin' To Acapulco

1975

 

Gonna Get You Now

 

 

I Can't Make It Alone

 

 

I Shall Be Released

1967

 

I'm Alright

 

 

I'm Not There (1956)

1970

 

Lo And Behold!

1967

 

Lock Up Your Door

 

 

Million Dollar Bash

1967

 

Nothing Was Delivered

1968

 

Odds Ands Ends

1970

 

One Man's Loss

 

 

One For My Baby

 

 

Open The Door, Homer

1968

 

Please Mrs Henry

1967

 

Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) [8]

1968

 

Santa Fé [9]

1973

 

Sign On The Cross [10]

1971

 

Silent Weekend [11]

1973

 

Tears Of Rage [12]

1968

 

This Wheel's On Fire

1967

 

Tiny Montgomery

1967

 

Too Much Of Nothing

1967

 

Try Me Little Girl

 

 

Wild Wolf [13]

1973

 

Won't You Be My Baby

 

 

Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread

1967

 

You Ain't Goin' Nowhere

1967

 

You Can Change Your Name

 

October – November

All Along The Watchtower, As I Went Out One Morning, Dear Landlord, Down Along The Cove Drifter's Escape, I Am A Lonesome Hobo, I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine, I Pity The Poor Immigrant. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, John Wesley Harding, The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest, The Wicked Messenger.

4 January 1968

 

Songs without copyright year may well by written by somebody else than Dylan.

The lyrics to Sign On The Cross, Quinn The Eskimo, I Shall Be Released, Get Your Rocks Off!, Silent Weekend and to all the songs on The Basement Tapes album are published in Lyrics 1962-1985.

 

7               SOURCES

Tim Dunn

I Just Write 'Em As They Come.
Annotated Guide to the Writings of Bob Dylan

A Not-A-Ces Publishing Venture 1990.

Glen Dundas

Tangled Up In Tapes — 4th Edition

A Recording History of Bob Dylan

SMA Services, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada 1999. Softcover 334 pages.

Clinton Heylin

A Life In Stolen Moments.

Bob Dylan Day By Day 1941-1995.

Schirmer Books 1996, 404 pages.

Clinton Heylin

Bob Dylan, The Recording Sessions 1960-1994

St. Martin's Press, 1995, 233 pages.

Michael Krogsgaard

Positively Bob Dylan
A Thirty-Year Discography, Concert & Record Session Guide 1960-1991.
Popular Culture, Ink. 1991. 500 pages

 

8               SUGGESTED READINGS

8.1         General background

Michael Gray

Song & Dance Man III. The Art Of Bob Dylan

Cassell 1999. Hardback 918 pages (!!)

Clinton Heylin

Behind The Shades. A Biography.

Summit Books 1991, 500 pages.

Daniel Kramer

Bob Dylan.
Citadel Press (hardback) or Pocket Books. Great photo book from 1964-1965.

Greil Marcus

Invisible Republic. Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes.
Henry Holt & Company 1997.

Anthony Scaduto

Bob Dylan. An intimate biography. New American Library 1973

Eric von Schmidt,  Jim Rooney

Baby, Let Me Follow You Down. The Illustrated Story of the Cambridge Folk Years. Anchor Books 1979.

Robert Shelton

No Direction Home. The Life and Music of Bob Dylan.
New American Library 1986.

Howard Sounes

Down The Highway. The Life Of Bob Dylan. Groove Press 2001.

 

8.2         Article compilations

Carl Benson (ed)

The Bob Dylan Companion — Four Decades of Commentary.

Schirmer Books, New York 1998. Softcover 306 pages.

Craig McGregor (ed)

Bob Dylan. A Retrospective.

William Morrow 1972

Elizabeth M. Thomson (ed)

Conclusions On The Wall. New Essays On Bob Dylan.

Thin Man 1980

 

8.3         Selected articles

Dealing With Fear. An examination of John Wesley Harding – by Matthew Zuckerman, Isis #77

Greil Marcus Interview – by Tony Norman, On The Tracks #11 (Summer 1997)

Hubert Saal Goes To Woodstock – article in The Telegraph 56 (Winter 1997)

I'm Not There (1956) typescript – The Telegraph 37 (Winter 1990)

Rick Danko Interview – by Marjorie Kaufman, On The Tracks #10 (Spring 1997)

Rick Danko Interview – by Tony Norman, On The Tracks #16 (Spring 1999)

The Basement Tapes: Going Down To Big Pink – by Kim Hatton & Dve Thomas, Dignity #5

Thoughts On The Basement Tapes – Roy Kelly, The Telegraph 43 (Autumn 1992)

 

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[1]  John Wesley Harding

[2]  Biograph

[3]  The released track is slice of take 3 and 5!

[4]  Only live performance at the time of writing.

[5]  No known recording or cover, probably a poem, Dwarf Music demo.

[6]  No known recording or cover, Dwarf Music demo.

[7]  Recorded by Manfred Mann on the album with the same name (Polydor).

[8]  Only Live recording: Isle Of Wight 31 August 1969.

[9]  No known recording or cover, Dwarf Music demo.

[10]  Recorded by Coulson, Dean, McGuiness and Flint on the album 'Lo And Behold' (Sire)

[11]  No known recording or cover, Dwarf Music demo.

[12] First Live recording: Patras, Greece, 26 June 1989.

[13]  No known recording or cover, Dwarf Music demo.