STILL GOING BAREFOOT

Bob Dylan 1983

by

Olof Björner

 

A summary of recording & concert activities,

releases, tapes & books.

Beskrivning: 83a

 

 

© 2004 by Olof Björner

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1             Introduction

Another year without performing but with a lot of studio time resulting in the Infidels album. This time Dylan apparently also spends a lot of time remixing and dubbing the tracks recorded in April and May.

 

2             1983 At A Glance

 

 

 

3             The 1983 Calendar

16 February

Dylan appears at a Rick Danko/Levon Helm concert at the Lone Star Café in New York City, New York.

11 April – 17 May

The Infidels recording sessions in Studio A, Power Station, New York City, New York.

28 October

Release of Union Sundown/Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground single (in Europe only).

October

Dylan films the Sweetheart Like You video in Los Angeles.

1 November

Release of Infidels. The photo of Dylan on the hills above Jerusalem is taken by Sara Dylan during their visit there in September.

December

Release of Sweetheart Like You/Union Sundown single.

 

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4             Infidels

It took Dylan 19 recording sessions to complete Infidels. As was the case with Shot Of Love a number of great longs were left off, among them Lord Protect My Child, Foot Of Pride and, of course, Blind Willie McTell. These were all later released on The Bootleg Series.

Surprisingly a great number of covers were recorded, but none ended up on the final album, only one, Willie Nelson’s Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground, was used as single B-side on an European only release. During one session even a number of Christmas songs were attempted!

The sessions resulted in at least 244 recordings of 47 different songs and a number of unidentified jams.

Here’s a breakdown:

 

#

takes

released songs

15

184

outtakes

14

30

covers

18

30

Total

47

244

 

The sessions were produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan. Here's a summary:

 

 

# of

take released on

Date

Song

takes

INF[1]

DITG[2]

BOOT[3]

single

11 April

Blind Willie McTell

21

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, Babe

2

 

 

 

 

 

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

5

 

 

 

 

12 April

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

11

11

 

 

 

13 April

Jokerman

5

1

 

 

 

 

Columbus Georgia

1

 

 

 

 

 

Back To The Wall

1

 

 

 

 

 

Oklahoma Kansas

1

 

 

 

 

 

License To Kill

1

 

 

 

 

14 April

Clean-Cut Kid

3

 

 

 

 

 

This Was My Love [4]

1

 

 

 

 

 

Man Of Peace

3

3

 

 

 

 

Jokerman

1

1

 

 

1

 

Sweetheart Like You

2

 

 

 

 

15 April

Don't Fly Unless It's Safe

2

 

 

 

 

 

Clean-Cut Kid

5

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus Met The Woman At The Well [5]

1

 

 

 

 

 

16 Tons [6]

1

 

 

 

 

 

He's Gone (?)

1

 

 

 

 

16 April

Oh, Susannah! [7]

1

 

 

 

 

 

Dark Groove

4

 

 

 

 

 

Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart

6

 

 

4

 

18 April

Sweetheart Like You

20

9

 

 

9

 

Blind Willie McTell

2

 

 

 

 

19 April

Neighborhood Bully

6

5

 

 

 

 

Green Onions [8]

1

 

 

 

 

20 April

This Was My Love [9]

8

 

 

 

 

 

Across The Borderline [10]

3

 

 

 

 

21 April

Tell Me

8

 

 

n [11]

 

22 April

Foot Of Pride

9

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Song [12]

1

 

 

 

 

 

Choo Choo Ch'Boogie [13]

1

 

 

 

 

 

Silent Night [14]

1

 

 

 

 

 

Glory To The King [15]

1

 

 

 

 

 

Lovers Concerto [16]

1

 

 

 

 

 

Dark As A Dungeon [17]

1

 

 

 

 

23 April

Foot Of Pride

17

 

 

 

 

25 April

Foot Of Pride

9

 

 

 

 

 

Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart

4

 

 

 

 

26 April

Foot Of Pride

3

 

 

 

 

 

Prison Station Blues

1

 

 

 

 

 

Forever My Darling

1

 

 

 

 

 

Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart

3

 

 

 

 

 

Choo Choo Ch'Boogie

2

 

 

 

 

 

Cold Cold Heart [18]

1

 

 

 

 

 

I’m Movin' On [19]

1

 

 

 

 

27 April

From Paul

1

 

 

 

 

 

Foot Of Pride

5

 

 

5

 

 

Union Sundown

2

 

 

 

 

 

I And I

9

6

 

 

 

 

Julius And Ethel

2

 

 

 

 

29 April

Don't Drink No Chevy (?)

3

 

 

 

 

 

How Many Days (?)

2

 

 

 

 

 

Home, Home On The Range [20]

1

 

 

 

 

 

I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair [21]

1

 

 

 

 

 

Foot Of Pride

1

 

 

 

 

2 May

Lord Protect My Child

10

 

 

10

 

 

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground [22]

12

 

 

 

12

 

Union Sundown

5

5

 

 

5

 

The Green, Green Grass Of Home [23]

2

 

 

 

 

 

Death Is Not The End

1

 

1

 

 

5 May

Blind Willie McTell

2

 

 

1+2

 

17 May

Neighborhood Bully

1

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Songs in alphabetical order:

 

n

means session from which the released take was pulled, n = # of takes recorded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

 

 

 

11

12

13

14

15

16

18

19

20

21

22

23

25

26

27

29

2

5

17

S

Blind Willie McTell

21

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

25

Oh, Babe

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

5

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Jokerman

 

 

5

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Columbus Georgia

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Back To The Wall

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Oklahoma Kansas

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

License To Kill

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Clean-Cut Kid

 

 

 

3

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

This Was My Love

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Man Of Peace

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Sweetheart Like You

 

 

 

2

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

Don't Fly Unless It's Safe

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Jesus Met The Woman At The Well

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

16 Tons

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

He's Gone (?)

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Oh, Susannah!

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Dark Groove

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

3

 

 

 

 

 

13

Neighborhood Bully

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

7

Green Onions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

This Was My Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Across The Borderline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Tell Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Foot Of Pride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

17

9

3

5

1

 

 

 

44

Christmas Song

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Choo Choo Ch'Boogie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

3

Silent Night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Glory To The King

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Lovers Concerto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

 

 

 

11

12

13

14

15

16

18

19

20

21

22

23

25

26

27

29

2

5

17

S

Dark As A Dungeon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Prison Station Blues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

Forever My Darling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

Cold Cold Heart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

I’m Movin' On

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

From Paul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

Union Sundown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

5

 

 

7

I And I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

9

Julius And Ethel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

Don't Drink No Chevy (?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

3

How Many Days (?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

2

Home, Home On The Range

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

Lord Protect My Child

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

10

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

12

The Green, Green Grass Of Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

2

Death Is Not The End

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

Total # of songs

28

11

9

10

10

11

22

7

11

8

15

17

13

12

19

8

30

2

1

244

 


Released songs:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

 

 

 

11

12

13

14

15

16

18

19

20

21

22

23

25

26

27

29

2

5

17

S

Blind Willie McTell

21

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

25

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

5

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Jokerman

 

 

5

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

License To Kill

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Man Of Peace

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Sweetheart Like You

 

 

 

2

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

3

 

 

 

 

 

13

Neighborhood Bully

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

7

Tell Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Foot Of Pride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

17

9

3

5

1

 

 

 

44

Union Sundown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

5

 

 

7

I And I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

9

Lord Protect My Child

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

10

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

12

Death Is Not The End

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

Total # of songs

26

11

6

6

0

6

22

6

0

8

9

17

13

6

16

1

28

2

1

184

 

 

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Outtakes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

 

 

 

11

12

13

14

15

16

18

19

20

21

22

23

25

26

27

29

2

5

17

S

Oh, Babe

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Columbus Georgia

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Back To The Wall

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Oklahoma Kansas

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Clean-Cut Kid

 

 

 

3

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Don't Fly Unless It's Safe

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

He's Gone (?)

 

 

 

 

1