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FEBRUARY

 

12

Nashville, Tennessee

Columbia Studio A, 1st Nashville Skyline session

13

Nashville, Tennessee

Columbia Studio A, 2nd Nashville Skyline session

14

Nashville, Tennessee

Columbia Studio A, 3rd Nashville Skyline session

17

Nashville, Tennessee

Columbia Studio A, 4th Nashville Skyline session

18

Nashville, Tennessee

Columbia Studio A, 5th Nashville Skyline session

19

Nashville, Tennessee

Columbia Studio A, 6th Nashville Skyline session

20

Nashville, Tennessee

Columbia Studio A, 7th Nashville Skyline session

21

Nashville, Tennessee

Columbia Studio A, 8th and last Nashville Skyline session

 

APRIL

 

24

Nashville, Tennessee

Columbia Studio A, 1st Self Portrait session

26

Nashville, Tennessee

Columbia Studio A, 2nd Self Portrait session

 

MAY

 

  1

Nashville, Tennessee

Ryman Auditorium, Johnny Cash Show

  3

Nashville, Tennessee

Columbia Studio A, 3rd Self Portrait session

 

JUNE

 

26

New York City, New York

Unidentified Hotel

 

JULY

 

14

Edwardsville, Illinois

Southern Illinois University,
With The Band at The Mississippi River Festival

 

AUGUST

 

27

Seaview At Isle Of Wight, England

Halland Hotel, Press Conference

31

Near Ryde,Isle Of Wight, England

Woodside Bay

 

NOVEMBER

 

27

New York City, New York

Unidentified Hotel

 

 

 

1679

Columbia Studio A

 

Nashville, Tennessee

 

12 February 1969

 

 

 

1st Nashville Skyline session, produced by Bob Johnston.

 

 

 

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

 

Notes.

·       No recordings sheets are available from this session.

·       Heylin has an unknown song, NCO98921, attributed to 13 February 1969.

·       Recorded 6:00-10:30 pm.

 

 

References:

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 2). The Telegraph #53, Winter 1995, page 72.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp. 73–76.

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 15 March 1996.

 

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1680

Columbia Studio A

 

Nashville, Tennessee

 

13 February 1969

 

 

 

2nd Nashville Skyline session, produced by Bob Johnston.

 

 

1.   To Be Alone With You

2.   To Be Alone With You

3.   To Be Alone With You

4.   To Be Alone With You

5.   To Be Alone With You

6.   To Be Alone With You

7.   To Be Alone With You

8.   To Be Alone With You

9.   I Threw It All Away

10.   I Threw It All Away

11.   I Threw It All Away

12.   I Threw It All Away

13.   Blues

14.   One More Night

15.   One More Night

16.   One More Night

17.   One More Night

18.   One More Night

19.   One More Night

20.   Lay Lady Lay

21.   Lay Lady Lay

22.   Lay Lady Lay

23.   Lay Lady Lay

24.   Western Road

 

 

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

15, 24 Charlie Daniels (guitar), Norman Blake (guitar), Kelton D. Herston (guitar), Wayne Moss (guitar).

 

CO-numbers:

NCO98922      To Be Alone With You

NCO98923      I Threw It All Away

NCO98924      One More Night

NCO98925      Lay Lady Lay

NCO98926      Blues

 

Official releases

1, 9, 15, 21, 24 released on TRAVELIN’ THRU, THE BOOTLEG SERIES, VOL. 15 1967-1969, Disc One, Columbia Records 19075981932, 1 November 2019.

2, 3, 5-8, 14-16, 20, 22, 23 released in Europe in mp3-format on 50th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1969, Columbia, Sony Music, Legacy, 19075996512, DISC 1, Early December 2019.

 4, 12, 19  released on NASHVILLE SKYLINE, Columbia KCS-9825, 9 April 1969, Columbia CO-32872, (quadraphonic edition) 1974, Columbia HC 49825 (half speed mastered edition) 1981, Columbia CK 9825 (CD), September 1985.

4, 12, 19  released in remastered versions on NASHVILLE SKYLINE, Columbia 88691924312-10 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013,

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

12  released on single Columbia 4-44826, April 1969.

12 released in the UK on BEYOND HERE LIES NOTHIN’, Sony Music 8 86979 83862, 24 October 2011.

21 released as digital download with iTunes pre-orders of TOGETHER THROUGH LIFE.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 3). The Telegraph #55, Summer 1996, pp. 112-114.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp. 73–76.

Derek Barker: Travelin’ Thru, The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15 1967-1969. Isis Issue 204, page 33-36.

Derek Barker: The 50th Anniversary Collections, The Story So Far … Isis Issue 205, page 34-35.

Jean-Pierre Mercier, Michel Pomarede, Jürgen Wasser: The Nashville Skyline Sessions. Isis Issue 205, page 44-46.

 

Notes

2, 3, 5, and 11 are false starts.

7, 10, 15, 16, 18, and 22 are interrupted.

14–19 No Light Will Shine On Me on recording sheet.

Heylin has an unknown song, NCO98921, attributed to this session.

Only released tracks from this session are in circulation.

Recorded 6-9 pm and 9-12 midnight.

Fragment of one of 14-18 broadcast by CNN-Radio, April 1993, in a feature on unreleased studio tapes sold at auction.

13 documented by Michael Krogsgaard is probably 24.

24 also known as Going Back To Chicago.

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 24 January 2020.

 

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1681

Columbia Studio A

 

Nashville, Tennessee

 

14 February 1969

 

 

 

3rd Nashville Skyline session, produced by Bob Johnston.

 

 

1.   Peggy Day

2.   Peggy Day

3.   Peggy Day

4.   Tell Me That It Isn't True

5.   Tell Me That It Isn't True

6.   Tell Me That It Isn't True

7.   Tell Me That It Isn't True

8.   Tell Me That It Isn't True

9.   Tell Me That It Isn't True

10.   Tell Me That It Isn't True

11.   Tell Me That It Isn't True

12.   Country Pie

13.   Country Pie

14.   Lay Lady Lay

15.   Lay Lady Lay

16.   Lay Lady Lay

17.   Lay Lady Lay

18.   Lay Lady Lay

 

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica), Bob Wilson (piano), Charlie Daniels (guitar), Charlie McCoy (bass), Norman Blake (guitar), Kenneth Buttrey (drums).

1, 5, 13 Peter Drake (steel guitar).

 

Notes

·       4, 7, 8, and 10 are false starts.

·       2, 15, and 16 are interrupted.

·       1-13  recorded 6-9 pm.

·       14-18  recorded 9-12 midnight.

 

CO-numbers:

NCO98927      Peggy Day

NCO98928      Tell Me That It Isn't True

NCO98929      Country Pie

NCO98930      Lay Lady Lay

 

Official releases

3, 13, 18 plus one of 6 or 9 or 11 released on NASHVILLE SKYLINE, Columbia KCS-9825, 9 April 1969, Columbia CO-32872, (quadraphonic edition) 1974, Columbia HC 49825 (half speed mastered edition) 1981, Columbia CK 9825 (CD), September 1985.

2, 6, 8, 15, 16, 17 released in Europe in mp3-format on 50th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1969, Columbia, Sony Music, Legacy, 19075996512, DISC 1, Early December 2019.

3, 13, 18 plus one of 6 or 9 or 11 released in remastered versions on NASHVILLE SKYLINE, Columbia 88691924312-10 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013,

3, 18  released on single Columbia 4-44926, July 1969.

12 released on Disc 2 of  ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT - The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (1969-1971), Columbia CKB 373488, 26 August 2013.4 September 2013.

13  released on single Columbia 4-45004, October 1969.

14 or 17 released as I-Tunes download with pre-orders of TOGETHER THROUGH LIFE, April 2009.

18  released on BOB DYLAN'S GREATEST HITS, VOL. 2, Columbia KG–31120, 17 November 1971.

18  released on MASTERPIECES, CBS/SONY 57 AP 875-7, March 1978 in Japan and later 1978 in Australia and New Zealand, CBS 462448-2, (special shortened 2-CD version), 1989 in Australia and New Zealand, and CBS 462 448-9, (specially remastered 3-CD version), 1991 in Australia and New Zealand.

18  released on DYLAN ON DYLAN, Westwood One (Radio Station Discs), 17 November 1984.

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

18  released on THE BEST OF BOB DYLAN, Columbia SONYTV28CD, 2 June 1997.

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

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

18 released on 3 CD box set DYLAN, Columbia 88697114202-D2, 1 October 2007.

18 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 3). The Telegraph #55, Summer 1996, pp. 114-115.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp. 73–76.

Derek Barker: Travelin’ Thru, The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15 1967-1969. Isis Issue 204, page 33-36.

Derek Barker: The 50th Anniversary Collections, The Story So Far … Isis Issue 205, page 34-35.

Jean-Pierre Mercier, Michel Pomarede, Jürgen Wasser: The Nashville Skyline Sessions. Isis Issue 205, page 44-46.

 

Note

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 24 January 2020.

 

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1682

Columbia Studio A

 

Nashville, Tennessee

 

17 February 1969

 

 

 

4th Nashville Skyline session, produced by Bob Johnston.

 

 

1.   Nashville Skyline Rag

2.   Nashville Skyline Rag

3.   Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

4.   Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

5.   Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

6.   Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

7.   Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

8.   Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

9.   Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

10.   Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

11.   Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

12.   Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

13.   Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

14.   One Too Many Mornings

15.   One Too Many Mornings

16.   One Too Many Mornings

17.   One Too Many Mornings

18.   One Too Many Mornings

19.   One Too Many Mornings

20.   One Too Many Mornings

21.   One Too Many Mornings

22.   One Too Many Mornings

23.   One Too Many Mornings

24.   One Too Many Mornings

25.   I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash/Roy Cash Jr.)

26.   I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash/Roy Cash Jr.)

27.   I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash/Roy Cash Jr.)

28.   I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash/Roy Cash Jr.)

29.   I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash/Roy Cash Jr.)

30.   I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash/Roy Cash Jr.)

31.   I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash/Roy Cash Jr.)

32.   Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

33.   Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

34.   Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica), Bob Wilson (piano), Charlie Daniels (guitar), Charlie McCoy (bass), Norman Blake (guitar), Hargus "Pig" Robinson (piano), Peter Drake (steel guitar), Kenneth Buttrey (drums).

1, 2 instrumental.

14-34  Johnny Cash (shared vocal).

 

CO-numbers:

NCO98931      Nashville Skyline Rag

NCO98932      Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

NCO98933      One Too Many Mornings

NCO98934      I Still Miss Someone

NCO98935      Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

 

Official releases

2, 7 released on NASHVILLE SKYLINE, Columbia KCS-9825, 9 April 1969, Columbia CO-32872, (quadraphonic edition) 1974, Columbia HC 49825 (half speed mastered edition) 1981, Columbia CK 9825 (CD), September 1985.

14, 16-18, 25-28, 30-32 released in Europe in mp3-format on 50th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1969, Columbia, Sony Music, Legacy, 19075996512, DISC 1, Early December 2019.2,

2, 7 released in remastered versions on NASHVILLE SKYLINE, Columbia 88691924312-10 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013,

7  released on single Columbia 4-45004, October 1969.

7  released on DYLAN ON DYLAN, Westwood One (Radio Station Discs), 17 November 1984.

7 released on BOB DYLAN'S GREATEST HITS, VOL. 2, Columbia KG-31120, 17 November 1971.

23 or 24  released in the movie Johnny Cash: The Man And His Music, 16 October 1979. 23 or 24  released in the video The Other Side Of Nashville, July 1984.

23 or 24  released in the DVD The Other Side Of Nashville, 2 October 2006.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 3). The Telegraph #55, Summer 1996, pp. 115-117.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp. 73–76.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 3). The Telegraph #55, Summer 1996, pp. 115-117.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp. 73–76.

Derek Barker: Travelin’ Thru, The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15 1967-1969. Isis Issue 204, page 33-36.

Derek Barker: The 50th Anniversary Collections, The Story So Far … Isis Issue 205, page 34-35.

Jean-Pierre Mercier, Michel Pomarede, Jürgen Wasser: The Nashville Skyline Sessions. Isis Issue 205, page 44-46.

 

Notes

5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 16-18, 20, 21, 26-28 are false starts.

8, 14, 22, and 25 are interrupted.

1, 2 Instrumental (Nashville Rag) on recording sheet.

32-34 are duets where Bob Dylan is singing Don't Think Twice, It's All Right and Johnny Cash is singing the lyrics to Understand Your Man.

35 from rehearsal.

Only released tracks are in circulation.

Recorded 2-5 pm.

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 24 January 2020

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1690

Columbia Studio A

 

Nashville, Tennessee

 

18 February 1969

 

 

 

5th Nashville Skyline session, produced by Bob Johnston.

 

 

1.   One Too Many Mornings

2.   One Too Many Mornings

3.   Mountain Dew (Bascom Lamar Lunsford/Scott Wiseman)

4.   Mountain Dew (Bascom Lamar Lunsford/Scott Wiseman)

5.   I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash/Roy Cash Jr.)

6.   I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash/Roy Cash Jr.)

7.   I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash/Roy Cash Jr.)

8.   I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash/Roy Cash Jr.)

9.   Careless Love (trad.)

10.   Matchbox (Carl Perkins)

11.   Matchbox (Carl Perkins)

12.   Matchbox (Carl Perkins)

13.   That's All Right Mama (Arthur Crudup)

14.   That's All Right Mama (Arthur Crudup)

15.   Mystery Train (Sam Phillips - Herman Parker)/This Train Is Bound For Glory (Junior Parker)

16.   Big River (Johnny Cash)

17.   Big River (Johnny Cash)

18.   Girl From The North Country

19.   Girl From The North Country

20.   Girl From The North Country

21.   I Walk The Line (Johnny Cash)

22.   I Walk The Line (Johnny Cash)

23.   Five Feet High And Rising (Johnny Cash)

24.   You Are My Sunshine (Jimmy Davies/Charles Mitchell)

25.   Ring Of Fire (June Carter/Merle Kilgore)

26.   Ring Of Fire (June Carter/Merle Kilgore)

27.   Ring Of Fire (June Carter/Merle Kilgore)

28.   Wanted Man

29.   Guess Things Happen That Way (Jack Clement)

30.   Guess Things Happen That Way (Jack Clement)

31.   Guess Things Happen That Way (Jack Clement)

32.   Guess Things Happen That Way (Jack Clement)

33.   Guess Things Happen That Way (Jack Clement)

34.   Amen (Jester Hairston)

35.   Amen (Jester Hairston)

36.   Just A Closer Walk With Thee (trad.)

37.   Jimmie Rodgers Medley No. 1 (Jimmie Rodgers)

38.   Jimmie Rodgers Medley No. 2 (Jimmie Rodgers)

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica), Johnny Cash (guitar. shared vocal).

 

18-20 Bob Wootton (guitar), Marshall Grant (bass), W. S. Holland (drums).

10-15, 28, 36-38 Carl Perkins (guitar),

 

CO-numbers:

 

NCO98938

One Too Many Mornings

NCO98946

I Walk The Line

 

NCO98939

Mountain Dew

NCO98947

You Are My Sunshine

 

NCO98940

I Still Miss Someone

NCO98948

Ring Of Fire

 

NCO98941

Careless Love

NCO98949

Guess Things Happen That Way

 

NCO98942

Matchbox

NCO98950

Just A Closer Walk With Thee

 

NCO98943

That's All Right Mama

NCO98951

Blue Yodel # 1

 

NCO98944

Big River

NCO98952

Blue Yodel # 5

 

NCO98945

Girl From The North Country

 

 

 

Mystery Train, Five Feet High And Rising, Wanted Man, Amen have no CO-numbers

 

Official releases

2-4, 6, 9, 1, 13, 15, 17-19, 22-24, 25, 29-31 released on TRAVELIN’ THRU, THE BOOTLEG SERIES, VOL. 15 1967-1969, Disc Two, Columbia Records 19075981932, 1 November 2019.

34, 36-38 released on TRAVELIN’ THRU, THE BOOTLEG SERIES, VOL. 15 1967-1969, Disc Three, Columbia Records 19075981932, 1 November 2019.

2, 5, 7, 11, 12, 21, 26, 27, 33, 38released in Europe in mp3-format on 50th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1969, Columbia, Sony Music, Legacy, 19075996512, DISC 2, Early December 2019.

20 released on NASHVILLE SKYLINE, Columbia KCS-9825, 9 April 1969, Columbia CO-32872, (quadraphonic edition) 1974, Columbia HC 49825 (half speed mastered edition) 1981, Columbia CK 9825 (CD), September 1985.

20 released in remastered version on NASHVILLE SKYLINE, Columbia 88691924312-10 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013,

20  released on JOHNNY CASH THE LEGEND, DISC FOUR: FAMILY AND FRIENDS, Columbia Legacy 5174613001, 29 August 2005.

20 broadcast in JOHNNY CASH DOCUMENTARY BROADCAST, National Educational TV, 16 May 1969 in New York City.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 2). The Telegraph #53, Winter 1995, pp. 75-78.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp. 73–76.

Discography in the liner notes to the 6-disc version of Johnny Cash – The Legend.

Derek Barker: Travelin’ Thru, The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15 1967-1969. Isis Issue 204, page 33-36.

Derek Barker: The 50th Anniversary Collections, The Story So Far … Isis Issue 205, page 34-35.

Jean-Pierre Mercier, Michel Pomarede, Jürgen Wasser: The Nashville Skyline Sessions. Isis Issue 205, page 44-46.

 

Notes

3, 5-7, 10, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31, 32, 34 are all false starts.

3, 5-7, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, are not in circulation.

10-12  Matchbox Blues on recording sheet.

13, 14  That’s Alright Momma on recording sheet.

18, 29 from rehearsal

23 How Higs the Water Mo….d on recording sheet.

37 is based upon Blue Yodel No. 1 (T For Texas), The Brakeman’s Blues (Yodeling The Blues Away), Blue Yodel No. 5 (It’s Raining Here) by Jimmie Rogers.

37 T For Texas on recording sheet.

38  is based upon WaitingFor A Train, The Brakeman’s Blues (Yodeling The Blues Away), Blue Yodel No. 1 (T For Texas) by Jimmie Rogers.

38 Blue Youdle 4 on recording sheet.

Heylin has the following musicians for this session: Carl Perkins (guitar), Bob Wotton (guitar), Marshall Grant (bass), W.S. Holland (drums). These are the same as Krogsgaard has in his books. Musicians above are taken from The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 booklet.

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 24 January 2020.

 

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1691

Columbia Studio A

 

Nashville, Tennessee

 

19 February 1969

 

 

 

6th Nashville Skyline session, produced by Bob Johnston.

 

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica), Bob Wilson (piano), Charlie Daniels (guitar), Charlie McCoy (bass), Norman Blake (guitar), 30 May 2012 "Pig" Robinson (piano), Peter Drake (steel guitar), Kenneth Buttrey (drums).

 

Notes.

·       No recording sheets, nor information about songs recorded.

·       Recording took place between 6:00 and 10:30 pm.

 

Reference:

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 2). The Telegraph #53, Winter 1995, pp. 78-79.

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 30 May 2012.

 

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1692

Columbia Studio A

 

Nashville, Tennessee

 

20 February 1969

 

 

 

7th Nashville Skyline session, produced by Bob Johnston. Probably overdub session.

 

 

1.   Lay Lady Lay

 

 

1:45-4:45 pm.: Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica), Peter Drake (steel guitar).

 

6:00-10:30 pm.: Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica), Bob Wilson (piano), Charlie Daniels (guitar), Charlie McCoy (bass), Wayne Moss (guitar), Norman Blake (guitar), 30 May 2012 "Pig" Robinson (piano), Peter Drake (steel guitar), Kenneth Buttrey (drums).

 

Notes.

·       No recording sheets available.

·       Recording took place between 1:45 and 4:45 pm and between 6:00 and 10:30 pm.

 

Reference:

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 2). The Telegraph #53, Winter 1995, page 79.

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 30 May 2012.

 

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1693

Columbia Studio A

 

Nashville, Tennessee

 

21 February 1969

 

 

 

8th and last Nashville Skyline session, produced by Bob Johnston.

 

 

 

 

2:00-6:00 pm.: Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica), Kenneth Buttrey (drums).

 

6:00-10:30 pm.: Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica), Bob Wilson (piano), Charlie Daniels (guitar), Charlie McCoy (bass), Wayne Moss (guitar), Norman Blake (guitar), 30 May 2012 "Pig" Robinson (piano), Peter Drake (steel guitar), Kenneth Buttrey (drums).

 

Notes.

·       No recording sheets, nor information about songs recorded.

·       Recording took place between 2:00 and 6:00 pm and between 6:00 and 10:30 pm.

 

Reference:

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 2). The Telegraph #53, Winter 1995, pp. 78-79.

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 30 May 2012.

 

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1714

Columbia Studio A

 

Nashville, Tennessee

 

24 April 1969

 

 

 

1st Self Portrait session, produced by Bob Johnston.

 

 

1.

Living The Blues

 

2.

Living The Blues

 

3.

Living The Blues

 

4.

Living The Blues

 

5.

Living The Blues

 

6.

Living The Blues

 

7.

Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Charles Badger Clark/Billy Simon)

 

8.

Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Charles Badger Clark/Billy Simon)

 

9.

Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Charles Badger Clark/Billy Simon)

 

10.

Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Charles Badger Clark/Billy Simon)

 

11.

Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Charles Badger Clark/Billy Simon)

 

12.

Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Charles Badger Clark/Billy Simon)

 

13.

Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Charles Badger Clark/Billy Simon)

 

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & piano), Bob Wilson (piano), Charlie Daniels (guitar), Charlie McCoy (bass), Peter Drake (steel guitar), Kenneth Buttrey (drums).

 

7-13  Fred F. Carter (guitar).

 

Notes

·       1, 5, 8-10, 12  are all false starts.

·       4 is interrupted.

·       Only released tracks in overdubbed version are in circulation.

·       1-3, 7-13  no title on recording sheet.

·       4-6  I’ve Been Living The Blues on recording sheet.

·       Recorded 6:00-9:00 pm and 10:00 pm - 1:00 am.

 

CO-numbers:

 

NCO99064      Living The Blues

NCO99065      Spanish Is The Loving Tongue

 

Official releases

6  released in overdubbed version on SELF PORTRAIT, Columbia C2X 30050, 8 June 1970, Columbia (CD), C2K 30050, 5 September 1989.

6  released in overdubbed version on the remastered version of SELF PORTRAIT, included on Disc 4 of the Deluxe Edition of ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT - The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (1969-1971), Columbia CKD 373488, 26 August 2013.

6 released in overdubbed and remastered version on SELF PORTRAIT, Columbia 88691924312-11 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013,

Probably 13 released in overdubbed version on DYLAN, Columbia PC-32747, 16 November 1973 and on DYLAN (A FOOL SUCH AS I), Columbia CD 32286, (CD) January 1991 in Europe.

Probably 13 released in overdubbed and remastered version on DYLAN, Columbia 88691924312-14 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013,

 

References                          

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 2). The Telegraph #53, Winter 1995, pp. 80-81.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp. 77–82.

 

Note

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 27 November 2014.

 

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1716

Columbia Studio A

 

Nashville, Tennessee

 

26 April 1969

 

 

 

2nd Self Portrait session, produced by Bob Johnston.

 

 

1.   Take Me As I Am (Boudleaux Bryant)

2.   A Fool Such As I (Bill Trader)

3.   I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know (Cecil A. Null)

4.   Let It Be Me (Pierre Delanoe/Gilbert Becaud/M. Curtis)

5.   Running

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & piano), Bob Wilson (piano), Norman Blake (guitar), Charlie Daniels (guitar), Fred F. Carter (guitar), Charlie McCoy (bass), Peter Drake (steel guitar), Kenneth Buttrey (drums).

 

Notes

·       No session sheet available from this session.

·       Only released tracks in overdubbed version are in circulation.

·       Recorded 6:00-9:00 pm and 10:00 pm - 1:00 am.

 

CO-numbers:

 

NCO99066      Take Me As I Am

NCO99067      A Fool Such As I

NCO99068      I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know

NCO99069      Let It Be Me

NCO99070      Running

 

Official releases

1, 3, 4  released in overdubbed version on SELF PORTRAIT, Columbia C2X 30050, 8 June 1970, Columbia (CD), C2K 30050, 5 September 1989.

1, 3, 4  released in overdubbed version on the remastered version of SELF PORTRAIT, included on Disc 4 of the Deluxe Edition of ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT - The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (1969-1971), Columbia CKD 373488, 26 August 2013.

1, 3, 4  released in overdubbed and remastered versions on SELF PORTRAIT, Columbia 88691924312-11 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013,

2  released in overdubbed version on DYLAN, Columbia PC-32747, 16 November 1973 and on DYLAN (A FOOL SUCH AS I), Columbia CD 32286, (CD) January 1991 in Europe.

2 released in overdubbed and remastered version on DYLAN, Columbia 88691924312-14 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013,

2 released in overdubbed version on single Columbia 4-45982, December 1973.

5 released in Europe in mp3-format on 50th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1969, Columbia, Sony Music, Legacy, 19075996512, DISC 2, Early December 2019.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 2). The Telegraph #53, Winter 1995, pp. 82-83.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp. 77–82.

Derek Barker: The 50th Anniversary Collections, The Story So Far … Isis Issue 205, page 34-35.

 

Notes

5 was slated for inclusion on the 1973 Dylan album, bat later dropped.

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 24 January 2020.

 

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1720

Ryman Auditorium

 

Nashville, Tennessee

 

1 May 1969

 

 

 

Johnny Cash Show

 

 

1.

I Threw It All Away

2.

Living The Blues

3.

Girl From The North Country

 

 

Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal), Norman Blake (guitar), Charlie Daniels (guitar), Peter Drake (steel guitar), Bob Wilson (piano), Charlie McCoy (bass), Kenneth Buttrey (drums).

3 Johnny Cash (guitar & shared vocal).

 

CD bootlegs

Aces And Diamonds. TMOQ Japan

The Dylan/Cash Sessions. Spank SP 106

The Dylan/Cash Sessions Of '69. Colombia 1D

Nashville 1969. Yellow Dog YD 049

Nashville 1969 Revisited. No label.

Nashville Skyline Sessions. Reference Recording BDY-012

Partners. No label.

TV Guide. Head.

 

Unauthorized Releases

(The release is unauthorized and is not associated with or approved by Bob Dylan or his current recording label)

2, 3 released on DVD Bob Dylan Live. Storm Bird STB 2456, 10 September 2007.

3 released in the UK on CD TRANSMISSIONS, Storming Music Company, SMC2520, 3 December 2007.

 

Official releases

Released on TRAVELIN’ THRU, THE BOOTLEG SERIES, VOL. 15 1967-1969, Disc Three, Columbia Records 19075981932, 1 November 2019.1, 3 released on DVD The Best of The JOHNNY CASH TV SHOW 1969-1971, Sony BMG 88697040269, 24 September 2007.

 

Reference

Derek Barker: Travelin’ Thru, The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15 1967-1969. Isis Issue 204, page 33-36.

 

Notes

Broadcast by ABC-TV, 7 June 1969

Mono TV broadcast, 8 minutes.

 

Session info updated 10 November 2019.

 

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1730

Columbia Studio A

 

Nashville, Tennessee

 

3 May 1969

 

 

 

3rd Self Portrait session, produced by Bob Johnston.

 

 

1.   Take A Message To Mary (Felice Bryant/Boudleaux Bryant)

2.   Blue Moon (Lorenz Hart/Richard Rogers)

3.   Ring Of Fire (June Carter/Merle Kilgore)

4.   Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & piano), Bob Wilson (piano), Norman Blake (guitar), Fred F. Carter (guitar), Peter Drake (steel guitar), Doug Kershaw (violin), Kenneth Buttrey (drums), Delores Edgin and Dottie Dillard (backup vocals).

3 Charlie Daniels (bass), Charlie McCoy (harmonica).

4 Charlie Daniels (guitar), Charlie McCoy (bass).

 

 

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Bob Dylan and Bob Johnston, Delores Edgin, Dottie Dillard in striped t-shirt, and a third unidentified singer.
Photograph courtesy of Michael Ochs Archive. Photographer Al Clayton.

 

CO-numbers

NCO99083      Take A Message To Mary

NCO99084      Blue Moon

NCO99085      Ring Of Fire

NCO99086      Folsom Prison Blues

 

Official releases

1, 2 released in overdubbed version on SELF PORTRAIT, Columbia C2X 30050, 8 June 1970, Columbia (CD), C2K 30050, 5 September 1989.

1, 2 released in overdubbed version on the remastered version of SELF PORTRAIT, included on Disc 4 of the Deluxe Edition of ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT - The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (1969-1971), Columbia CKD 373488, 26 August 2013.

1, 2  released in overdubbed and remastered versions on SELF PORTRAIT, Columbia 88691924312-11 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013,

3, 4 released on TRAVELIN’ THRU, THE BOOTLEG SERIES, VOL. 15 1967-1969, Disc Three, Columbia Records 19075981932, 1 November 2019.

1-3 released in Europe in mp3-format on 50th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1969, Columbia, Sony Music, Legacy, 19075996512, DISC 2, Early December 2019.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 2). The Telegraph #53, Winter 1995, page 83.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp. 77–82.

Derek Barker: Travelin’ Thru, The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15 1967-1969. Isis Issue 204, page 33-36.

 

Notes

No session sheet available from this session.

Tracks 1 and 2 are available only in overdubbed version.

Recorded 4:00-7:00 pm and 7:00-10:00 pm.

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 24 January 2020.

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1735

Unidentified Hotel

 

New York City, New York

 

26 June 1969

 

 

 

Jann Wenner Interview

 

 

1.

On performing live and touring

2.

On the year between recording Blonde On Blonde and John Wesley Harding

3.

On his relationship with John Lennon

4.

On whether taking drugs influenced his songs

 

 

Notes

The interview was published in Rolling Stone magazine no. 47, 29 November 1969. Here’s a reprint.

In the beginning  of the article, Wenner writes, "The interview took place on a Thursday afternoon in New York City at my hotel, right around the corner from the funeral home where Judy Garland was being inspected by ten thousand people, who formed lines around several city blocks. We were removed from all that activity, but somehow it seemed appropriate enough that Judy Garland’s funeral coincided with the interview." Judy Garland passed away on Sunday, June 22, 1969. From Wikipedia, "...Deans traveled with her remains to New York City 26 June where an estimated 20,000 people lined up to pay their respects at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel in Manhattan..." The interview was therefore most probably recorded 26 June 1969 and published 26 November 1969.

15 minutes of excerpts posted on Jann Wenner’s site June 2010.

Mono recording, 15 minutes.

 

Reference

Jann Wenner’s homepage.

 

Session info updated 4 February 2020.

 

1740

Southern Illinois University

 

Edwardsville, Illinois

 

14 July 1969

 

 

 

With The Band at The Mississippi River Festival.

 

 

1.

I Ain't Got No Home

2.

Slippin' And Slidin'

3.

In The Pines (Huddie "Leadbelly" Leadbetter)

4.

Unidentified Song

 

 

Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal), Robbie Robertson (guitar), Richard Manuel (piano), Garth Hudson (organ), Rick Danko (bass), Levon Helm (drums).

 

Note. There is no recording available from this event.

 

Session info updated 29 May 2001.

 

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1750

Halland Hotel

 

Seaview At Isle Of Wight, England

 

27 August 1969

 

 

 

Press Conference

 

 

Notes

Questions asked by BBC reporter Ronnie Burns.

Originally broadcast 27 or 28 August 1969 by BBC-TV South in the programme SOUTH TODAY, in more complete form, however only brief excerpts were retained and the original videotape was erased.

All circulating recordings are from clips broadcast by BBC TV South on 5 January 5 1982 and 21 October 1983.

There’s a transcript in Fourth Time Around magazine #3, page 13.

Incomplete mono TV recording, 1 minute.

 

Session info updated 30 September 2015.

 

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1760

Woodside Bay

 

Near Ryde, Isle Of Wight, England

 

31 August 1969

 

 

1.

She Belongs To Me

 

2.

I Threw It All Away

 

3.

Maggie's Farm

 

4.

Wild Mountain Thyme (trad.)

 

5.

It Ain't Me, Babe

 

6.

To Ramona

 

7.

Mr. Tambourine Man

 

8.

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

 

9.

Lay Lady Lay

 

10.

Highway 61 Revisited

 

11.

One Too Many Mornings

 

12.

I Pity The Poor Immigrant

 

13.

Like A Rolling Stone

 

14.

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

 

15.

Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)

 

16.

Minstrel Boy

 

17.

Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35

 

 

 

1-3, 8-17  Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal), Robbie Robertson (guitar), Richard Manuel (piano), Garth Hudson (organ), Rick Danko (bass), Levon Helm (drums).

 

4-7  Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal).

 

Official releases

Released on Disc 3 of the Deluxe Edition of ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT - The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (1969-1971), Columbia CKC 373488, 26 August 2013.

1, 13, 15, 16  released on SELF PORTRAIT, Columbia C2X 30050, 8 June 1970, Columbia (CD), C2K 30050, 5 September 1989.

1, 13, 15, 16  released on the remastered version of SELF PORTRAIT, included on Disc 4 of the Deluxe Edition of ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT - The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (1969-1971), Columbia CKD 373488, 26 August 2013.

13, 15  released on MASTERPIECES, CBS/SONY 57 AP 875-7, March 1978 in Japan and later 1978 in Australia and New Zealand, CBS 462448-2, (special shortened 2-CD version), 1989 in Australia and New Zealand, and CBS 462 448-9, (specially remastered 3-CD version), 1991 in Australia and New Zealand.

10, 14 released on Disc 2 of  ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT - The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (1969-1971), Columbia CKB 373488, 26 August 2013.4 September 2013.

13 released on CD-single Like A Rolling Stone, Columbia 657939-2, 1992.

 

Note

Stereo PA recording, 58 minutes.

 

Session info updated 25 April 2015.

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1770

Unidentified Hotel

 

New York City, New York

 

Late 1969

 

 

 

Jann Wenner Interview

 

 

1.

On performing live and touring

2.

On the year between recording Blonde On Blonde and John Wesley Harding

3.

On his relationship with John Lennon

4.

On whether taking drugs influenced his songs

 

 

Notes

The interview was published in Rolling Stone magazine no. 47, 29 November 1969.

15 minutes of excerpts posted on Jann Wenner’s site June 2010.

Mono recording, 15 minutes.

 

Reference

Jann Wenner’s homepage (http://www.jannswenner.com/Archives/Bob_Dylan.aspx).

 

Session info updated 28 September 2015.

 

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