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JUNE – OCTOBER

 

 

West Saugerties, New York

The Big Pink, "The Basement Tapes"

 

OCTOBER

 

17

Nashville, Tennessee

Columbia Studio A, 1st John Wesley Harding session

 

NOVEMBER

 

  6

Nashville, Tennessee

Columbia Studio A, 2nd John Wesley Harding session

29

Nashville, Tennessee

Columbia Studio A, 3rd John Wesley Harding session

 

 

 

1620

The Big Pink

 

West Saugerties, New York

 

June – October 1967

 

 

1.  Lock Up Your Door (?)

2.  Won't You Be My Baby

3.  Try Me Little Girl

4.  I Can't Make It Alone

5.  Don't You Try Me Now

6.  A Long Time A-Growin'

7.  Bonnie Ship The Diamond (trad.)

8.  Trail Of The Buffalo (trad. arr. Woody Guthrie)

9.  Down On Me (Elmore James)

10.  One For My Baby (Johnny Mercer-Harold Arlen)

11.  I'm Alright

12.  One Single River (Ian Tyson-Sylvia Fricker)

13.  People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield)

14.  I Don't Hurt Anymore (Don Robertson-Jack Rollins)

15.  Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw (Dodd)

16.  One Man's Loss

17.  Yazoo Street Scandal (Robbie Robertson)

18.  You Say You Love Me (?)

19.  You Say You Love Me (?)

20.  Sonny Boy (Ray Henderson)

21.  All You Have To Do Is Dream

22.  All You Have To Do Is Dream

23.  All You Have To Do Is Dream

24.  Piano Solo

25.  Orange Juice Blues (Blues For Breakfast) (Richard Manuel)

26.  Instrumental

27.  Be My Baby (Jeff Barry-Ellie Greenwich-Phil Spector)

28.  I Got You Babe (Sonny Bono)

29.  Memphis Tennessee (Chuck Berry)

30.  Instrumental

31.  Baby Ain't That Fine

32.  Rock, Salt And Nails (Bruce Phillips)

33.  A Fool Such As I (Bill Trader)

34.  Gonna Get You Now

35.  Instrumental

36.  Apple Suckling Tree

37.  Apple Suckling Tree

38.  Clothes Line Saga

39.  I'm Not There (1956)

40.  Odds And Ends

41.  Get Your Rocks Off!

42.  Million Dollar Bash

43.  Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread

44.  Please Mrs. Henry

45.  Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood)

46.  Lo And Behold!

47.  Tiny Montgomery

48.  This Wheel's On Fire (Bob Dylan & Rick Danko)

49.  You Ain't Goin' Nowhere

50.  I Shall Be Released

51.  Too Much Of Nothing

52.  Too Much Of Nothing

53.  Tears Of Rage (Bob Dylan & Richard Manuel)

54.  Tears Of Rage (Bob Dylan & Richard Manuel)

55.  Tears Of Rage (Bob Dylan & Richard Manuel)

56.  Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)

57.  Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)

58.  Open The Door, Homer

59.  Open The Door, Homer

60.  Open The Door, Homer

61.  Nothing Was Delivered

62.  Nothing Was Delivered

63.  Goin' To Acapulco

64.  Don't Ya Tell Henry

65.  Sign On The Cross

66.  Ferdinand The Imposter (Robbie Robertson)

67.  Ruben Remus (Robbie Robertson-Richard Manuel)

68.  Katie's Been Gone (Robbie Robertson-Richard Manuel)

69.  Orange Juice Blues (Blues For Breakfast) (Richard Manuel)

70.  Yazoo Street Scandal (Robbie Robertson)

71.  Ain't No More Cane

72.  Bessie Smith (Rick Danko-Robbie Robertson)

73.  Long Distance Operator

74.  Don't Ya Tell Henry

75.  Santa

76.  Wildwood Flower (A. P. Carter)

77.  See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (Blind Lemon Jefferson)

78.  Coming Round The Mountain (trad.)

79.  Instrumental Blues

80.  The Flight Of The Bumble Bee (?)

81.  Confidential (Dolinda Morgan)

82.  Belshazzar (Johnny Cash)

83.  I Forgot To Remember To Forget (S. Kesler - C. Feathers)

84.  You Win Again (Hank Williams)

85.  Still In Love With You (H. Cochran/H. Howard)

86.  Waltzing With Sin (?)

87.  Waltzing With Sin (?)

88.  Big River (Johnny Cash)

89.  Big River (Johnny Cash)

90.  Odds And Ends

91.  Nothing Was Delivered

92.  Bourbon Street

93.  Million Dollar Bash

94.  Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread

95.  Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood)

96.  Lo And Behold!

97.  Harp Instrumental

98.  You Ain't Goin' Nowhere

99.  The Bells Of Rhymney (Idris Davies - Pete Seeger)

100.  Won't You Please Come Home? (?)

101.  Chilly Winds (trad.)

102.  Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Charles Badger Clark)

103.  Piano And Harp Improvisations

104.  Piano Instrumental

105.  On A Rainy Afternoon

106.  Broken Heart (?)

107.  Broken Heart (?)

108.  Instrumental

109.  Come All You Fair And Tender Ladies (D. & G. Guard)

110.  Under Control (?)

111.  Rosin le Beau (trad.)

112.  Guilty Of Loving You (?)

113.  Johnny Todd (trad.)

114.  Cool Water (Bob Nolan)

115.  Poor Lazarus (trad.)

116.  I'm A Fool For You (?)

117.  Next Time On The Highway (?)

118.  Mississippi (?)

119.  You Gotta Quit Kickin’ My Dog Around (Every Time I Go To Town)

                 (Gid Tanner)

120.  See You Later Alligator (Bobby Charles)

121.  Won't You Please Come Home? (?)

122.  Luisa (?)

123.  Luisa (?)

124.  Teenage Prayer (?)

125.  Four Strong Winds (Ian Tyser)

126.  The French Girl (Ian Tyser & Sylvia Fricker)

127.  The French Girl (Ian Tyser & Sylvia Fricker)

128.  Joshua Gone Barbados (Eric von Schmidt)

129.  I'm In The Mood For Love (John Lee Hooker)

130.  All American Boy

131.  Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)

132.  Silent Weekend

133.  Silhouettes (Frank Slay & Bob Crewe)

134.  Bring It On Home (?)

135.  King Of France (?)

136.  Gonna Get You Now

137.  The Royal Canal (Dominic Behan)

138.  Minstrel Boy

 

 

1-16, 21-23, 30-65, 75 Bob Dylan (guitar, harmonica, vocal) backed by Robbie Robertson (guitar & drums), Rick Danko (bass), Garth Hudson (organ), Richard Manuel (piano).

7 Richard Manuel (drums).

17-19, 25, 26, 66-74 The Band, possibly without Bob Dylan.

20, 27-29 Tiny Tim (vocal) backed by The Band, possibly without Bob Dylan.

24 Garth Hudson solo on piano.

28 Eleanor Barooshian (shared vocal).

 

Notes.

1-35, 37-50, 52, 56, 61, 63, 65, 66 stereo studio recordings.

36-50, 52-62, 64, 65 were used as Big Ben music demos.

38, 40, 48, 49, 69 have instruments added on the official release.

76-136 started circulating among collectors September-October 1992.

77 and 76 may very well be from another session (e.g. Self Portrait).

129 is not the Field/Hughes song performed during The Never-Ending Tour.

133 fragment only.

Eleanor Barooshian is also known as Eleanor Baruchian.

All tracks on THE BASEMENT TAPES have been mixed to mono from the original stereo masters.

All other tracks mono studio recordings.

 

Official releases

36, 38, 40, 42-49, 51, 55, 58, 61, 63, 67-74  released on THE BASEMENT TAPES, Columbia C2-33682, June 26, 1975.

36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 55, 63, 68-70, 72 released in remastered versions on THE BASEMENT TAPES, DISC ONE, Columbia 88691924312-19 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

43, 45, 47-49, 51, 58, 61, 67, 71, 73, 74 released in remastered versions on THE BASEMENT TAPES, DISC TWO, Columbia 88691924312-20 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

39 released on MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE I’M NOT THERE, Sony Music Soundtrax 88697 12038-2, 30 October 2007.

40, 64, 66-68, 71, 72 released on The Band: A Musical History, Capitol Records, released 27 September 2005.

42, 55  released on single Columbia 3-10217, July 1975.

48, 55 released on MASTERPIECES, CBS/SONY 57 AP875-7, March 1978 in Japan, and later 1978 in Australia and New Zealand.

42, 57  released on BIOGRAPH, Columbia C5X & C3K 38830, October 28, 1985.

49 released on DYLAN DISC TWO, Columbia 88697114202-D2, 2 October 2007.

50, 75 released on THE BOOTLEG SERIES (RARE & UNRELEASED) 1961-1991, Volume 2, Columbia 468 086 2, March 26, 1991.

57  released in the UK on THE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN, Columbia C2K 85168, 31 October 2000.

57 released on SIDE TRACKS, DISC ONE, Columbia 88691924312-46 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

138 released on Disc 1 of  ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT - The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (1969-1971), Columbia CKA 373488, 26 August 2013.

 

LP bootlegs

At Home. . Black Cloud Productions .

Basement Tapes Vol.1 & 2. Surprise .

Just As Well. Miracle Music.

Lost & Found. Archive.

Million Dollar Bash. . Berkeley Records.

Motorcycle. Wheel records .

Ode for Barbara Allen. TAKRL .

Taste of the Special Stash. Straight Records
Troubled Troubadour
. TMOQ .

Waters Of Oblivion. No label.

CD bootlegs

All American Boy. Picador Vol. 16

After the Crash Vol. 1. Big Pink BP001

After the Crash Vol. 2. Big Pink BP002

The Genuine Basement Tapes vols. 1-5. Scorpio BD 200-2

A Tree With Roots. White Bear 01/02/03/04

Crossing The Great Divide. Colosseum 97-C-026 A/B/C

Through The Cracks. No label.

Down In The Basement. Moonlight 9642.

 

Session info updated 15 January 2014.

 

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1640

Columbia Studio A

 

Nashville, Tennessee

 

17 October 1967

 

 

 

1st John Wesley Harding session, produced by Bob Johnston.

 

 

1.

Drifter's Escape

2.

Drifter's Escape

3.

Drifter's Escape

4.

Drifter's Escape

5.

Drifter's Escape

6.

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

7.

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

8.

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

9.

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

10.

The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica), Charlie McCoy (bass), Kenneth Buttrey (drums).

 

Notes

·       3, 4  are false starts.

·       6 is interrupted

·       Only released tracks are in circulation.

·       Recorded 9 pm - 12 midnight.

 

CO-numbers:

NCO120927    Drifter's Escape

NCO120928    I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

NCO120929    The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest

 

Official releases

2, 9, 10  released on JOHN WESLEY HARDING, Columbia CL-2804, CS-9604, December 27, 1967.

2, 9, 10 released in mono as part of the CD box BOB DYLAN THE ORIGINAL MONO RECORDINGS, Columbia MONO–88697761042, 18 October 2010.

2, 9, 10  released in remastered versions on the CD/SACD JOHN WESLEY HARDING, Columbia 512347-6 as part of the CD box BOB DYLAN REVISITED, THE REISSUE SERIES, 24 March 2004.

2, 9, 10  released in remastered versions on JOHN WESLEY HARDING, Columbia 88691924312-09 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013,

2  released on single Columbia 4-44826, April 1969

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 2). The Telegraph #53, Winter 1995, pp. 67-69.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp. 69–71.

 

Studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 13 November 2013

 

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1641

Columbia Studio A

 

Nashville, Tennessee

 

6 November 1967

 

 

 

2nd John Wesley Harding session, produced by Bob Johnston.

 

 

1.   All Along The Watchtower

2.   All Along The Watchtower

3.   All Along The Watchtower

4.   All Along The Watchtower

5.   All Along The Watchtower

6.   John Wesley Harding

7.   John Wesley Harding

8.   As I Went Out One Morning

9.   As I Went Out One Morning

10.   As I Went Out One Morning

11.   As I Went Out One Morning

12.   As I Went Out One Morning

13.   I Pity The Poor Immigrant

14.   I Pity The Poor Immigrant

15.   I Pity The Poor Immigrant

16.   I Pity The Poor Immigrant

17.   I Pity The Poor Immigrant

18.   I Pity The Poor Immigrant

19.   I Pity The Poor Immigrant

20.   I Pity The Poor Immigrant

21.   I Pity The Poor Immigrant

22.   I Pity The Poor Immigrant

23.   I Am A Lonesome Hobo

24.   I Am A Lonesome Hobo

25.   I Am A Lonesome Hobo

26.   I Am A Lonesome Hobo

27.   I Am A Lonesome Hobo

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica), Charlie McCoy (bass), Kenneth Buttrey (drums).

 

Notes

·       1, 4, 11, 13, 15, 19, 24  are false starts.

·       10, 17, 18, 20, 21 are interrupted

·       Only released tracks are in circulation.

·       Recorded 6-9 pm.

 

CO-numbers:

NCO120955    All Along The Watchtower

NCO120956    John Wesley Harding

NCO120957    As I Went Out One Morning

NCO120958    I Pity The Poor Immigrant

NCO120959    I Am A Lonesome Hobo

 

Official releases

A splice of 3 and 5, 7, 12, 22, 27  released on JOHN WESLEY HARDING, Columbia CL-2804, CS-9604, December 27, 1967.

A splice of 3 and 5, 7, 12, 22, 27  released in mono as part of the CD box BOB DYLAN THE ORIGINAL MONO RECORDINGS, Columbia MONO–88697761042, 18 October 2010.

A splice of 3 and 5, 7, 12, 22, 27  released in remastered versions on the CD/SACD JOHN WESLEY HARDING, Columbia 512347-6 as part of the CD box BOB DYLAN REVISITED, THE REISSUE SERIES, 24 March 2004.

A splice of 3 and 5, 7, 12, 22, 27  released in remastered versions on JOHN WESLEY HARDING, Columbia 88691924312-09 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

A splice of 3 and 5 released on BOB DYLAN'S GREATEST HITS, Columbia KCL-2663, March 27, 1967.

A splice of 3 and 5 released on BIOGRAPH, Columbia C5X & C3K 38830, October 28, 1985.

A splice of 3 and 5 released on MASTERPIECES, CBS/SONY 57 AP875-7, March 1978 in Japan, and later 1978 in Australia and New Zealand.

A splice of 3 and 5 released on THE BEST OF BOB DYLAN, Columbia SONYTV28CD, June 2, 1997.

A splice of 3 and 5 released in Sweden on THE VERY BEST OF BOB DYLAN, Columbia COL 498540 2, 5 May 2000.

A splice of 3 and 5 released in the UK on THE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN, Columbia C2K 85168, 31 October 2000.

A splice of 3 and 5 released on DYLAN DISC ONE, Columbia 88697114202-D1, 2 October 2007.

A splice of 3 and 5  released in the UK on BEYOND HERE LIES NOTHIN’, Sony Music 8 86979 83862, 24 October 2011.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 2). The Telegraph #53, Winter 1995, pp. 69-70.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp. 69–71.

 

Studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 13 November 2013.

 

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1642

Columbia Studio A

 

Nashville, Tennessee

 

29 November 1967

 

 

 

3rd John Wesley Harding session, produced by Bob Johnston.

 

 

1.   The Wicked Messenger

2.   I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

3.   Down Along The Cove

4.   Dear Landlord

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica), Charlie McCoy (bass), Kenneth Buttrey (drums).

 

3, 4 Peter Drake (steel guitar).

 

Notes

·       No recordings sheets are available from this session..

·       1, 2 recorded 6-9 pm.

·       3, 4 recorded 9-12 midnight.

 

CO-numbers:

NCO120960    The Wicked Messenger

NCO120961    I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

NCO120962    Down Along The Cove

NCO120963    Dear Landlord

 

Official releases

Released on JOHN WESLEY HARDING, Columbia CL-2804, CS-9604, December 27, 1967.

Released in mono as part of the CD box BOB DYLAN THE ORIGINAL MONO RECORDINGS, Columbia MONO–88697761042, 18 October 2010.

Released in remastered versions on the CD/SACD JOHN WESLEY HARDING, Columbia 512347-6 as part of the CD box BOB DYLAN REVISITED, THE REISSUE SERIES, 24 March 2004.

Released in remastered versions on JOHN WESLEY HARDING, Columbia 88691924312-09 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013,

2  released on BOB DYLAN'S GREATEST HITS, Columbia KCL-2663, March 27, 1967.

2, 4  released on BIOGRAPH, Columbia C5X & C3K 38830, October 28, 1985.

2  released on MASTERPIECES, CBS/SONY 57 AP875-7, March 1978 in Japan, and later 1978 in Australia and New Zealand.

2  released in Sweden on THE VERY BEST OF BOB DYLAN, Columbia COL 498540 2, 5 May 2000.

2  released in the UK on THE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN, Columbia C2K 85168, 31 October 2000.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 2). The Telegraph #53, Winter 1995, page 71.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp. 69–71.

 

Studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 13 November 2013.

 

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