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JANUARY

 

6

New York City, New York

1st A. J. Weberman Telephone Conversation

9

New York City, New York

2nd A. J. Weberman Telephone Conversation

 

MARCH

 

16-19

New York City, New York

1st Greatest Hits recording session

 

AUGUST

 

1

New York City, New York

Bangla Desh Concerts

 

SEPTEMBER

 

24

New York City, New York

2nd Greatest Hits recording session

 

OCTOBER

 

5

New York City, New York

David Bromberg recording session

30

New York City, New York

Allen Ginsberg TV program

 

NOVEMBER

 

4

New York City, New York

George Jackson recording session

9-17, 20

New York City, New York

Allen Ginsberg recording sessions

 

 

1885

A. J. Weberman Telephone Conversation

New York City, New York

 

6 January 1971

 

 

Notes.

Telephone conversation between Bob Dylan and A. J. Weberman.

Full conversation printed in The Fiddler Now Upspoke, Volume 1, Desolation Row Promotions, page 137.

 

Unauthorized Releases

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

Released in the UK on THE CLASSIC INTERVIEWS VOLUME 2: THE WEBERMAN TAPES, Chrome Dreams CIS 2005, 1 August 2004.

 

Mono telephone recording, 2 minutes.

 

Session info updated 28 May 2012.

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1890

A. J. Weberman Telephone Conversation

New York City, New York

 

9 January 1971

 

 

Notes

Telephone conversation between Bob Dylan and A. J. Weberman .

Full conversation printed in East Village Other, 19 January 1971 and reprinted in The Fiddler Now Upspoke, Volume 1, Desolation Row Promotions, page 137.

 

Official release

Partly released on BOB DYLAN VS. A. J. WEBERMAN, Folkways Records FB 5322, 1977.

 

Unauthorized Release

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

Released in the UK on THE CLASSIC INTERVIEWS VOLUME 2: THE WEBERMAN TAPES, Chrome Dreams CIS 2005, 1 August 2004.

                                                                          

Mono telephone recording, 52 minutes.

 

Session info updated 28 May 2012.

 

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1910

Blue Rock Studios

 

New York City, New York

 

16–19 March 1971

 

 

 

Produced by Bob Johnston and Leon Russell.

                     

                     

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

3.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

4.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

5.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

6.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

7.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

8.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

9.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

10.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

11.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

12.

Watching The River Flow

 

 

1-3, 5 instrumental.

4 Bob Dylan (vocal & piano).

6-12 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica), Leon Russell (piano), Jesse Ed Davis (guitar), Don Preston (guitar), Charlie Radie (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Claudia Linnear & Kathy McDonald (backup vocals).

 

Notes

·       5 and 6  are false starts.

·       1, 2, 9  are interrupted.

·       Only released tracks are available.

·       Details from only the first of two tapes are available.

·       Heylin lists Spanish Harlem, That Lucky Ol’ Sun, Alabama Bound, Blood Red River and Rock Of Ages as having being recorded during these sessions.

 

CO-numbers:

CO117748       When I Paint My Masterpiece

CO110814       Watching The River Flow

 

Official releases

Probably 4 released on Disc 2 of  ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT - The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (1969-1971), Columbia CKB 373488, 26 August 2013.4 September 2013.

Probably 11, 12  released on BOB DYLAN'S GREATEST HITS, VOL. 2, Columbia KG-31120, 17 November 1971.

12  released on single Columbia 4-45409, 3 June 1971.

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

Probably 11, 12  released on SIDE TRACKS, DISC ONE, Columbia 88691924312-46 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. 115-116.

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 15 January 2014.

 

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1930

Madison Square Garden

 

New York City, New York

 

1 August 1971

 

 

 

Rehearsals before the Bangla Desh Concert.

 

 

1.

If Not For You

 

 

Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal), George Harrison (guitar).

 

Official releases

Released in the movie THE CONCERT FOR BANGLA DESH, 23 March 1972 and on commercial video October 1983.

Released on the DVD THE CONCERT FOR BANGLA DESH, Rhino Records, 19 October 2005.

 

Mono film soundtrack, 1 minute.

 

Session info updated 24 May 2010.

 

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1940

Madison Square Garden

 

New York City, New York

 

1 August 1971

 

 

 

Afternoon concert.

 

 

1.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

 

2.

Blowin' In The Wind

 

3.

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

 

4.

Love Minus Zero/No Limit

 

5.

Just Like A Woman

 

 

 

Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal), George Harrison (guitar), Leon Russell (bass), Ringo Starr (tambourine).

 

Note. 1 and 4 broadcast by WNEW-FM radio, New York City, New York, August 1971.

 

Official release

1-4 released on the DVD THE CONCERT FOR BANGLA DESH, Rhino Records, 19 October 2005.

 

Mono audience recording, 25 minutes.

 

1-4 mono PA recordings.

 

Session info updated 24 May 2010.

 

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1950

Madison Square Garden

 

New York City, New York

 

1 August 1971

 

 

 

Evening concert.

 

 

1.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

2.

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

3.

Blowin' In The Wind

4.

Mr. Tambourine Man

5.

Just Like A Woman

 

 

Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal), George Harrison (guitar), Leon Russell (bass), Ringo Starr (tambourine).

 

Official releases

Released on  THE CONCERT FOR BANGLA DESH, Apple STCX 3385, 20 December 1971.

1-3, 5 released in the movie THE CONCERT FOR BANGLA DESH, 23 March 1972 and on commercial video October 1983.

Released on the DVD THE CONCERT FOR BANGLA DESH, Rhino Records, 19 October 2005.

 

Stereo PA recording, 25 minutes.

 

Session info updated 24 May 2010.

 

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1960

Studio B

 

Columbia Recording Studios

 

New York City, New York

 

24 September 1971

 

 

1.

Only A Hobo

 

2.

Only A Hobo

 

3.

Only A Hobo

 

4.

Only A Hobo

 

5.

Only A Hobo

 

6.

You Ain't Goin' Nowhere

 

7.

You Ain't Goin' Nowhere

 

8.

You Ain't Goin' Nowhere

 

9.

You Ain't Goin' Nowhere

 

10.

You Ain't Goin' Nowhere

 

11.

You Ain't Goin' Nowhere

 

12.

Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood)

 

13.

Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood)

 

14.

I Shall Be Released

 

15.

I Shall Be Released

 

16.

I Shall Be Released

 

17.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar, harmonica & piano), Happy Traum (banjo, guitar, bass & back-up vocal).

 

Notes.

·       8  is a false start.

·       1, 9  are interrupted.

·       Only released tracks and probably track 10 are available.

 

CO-numbers:

CO111058       Only A Hobo

CO111059       You Ain't Goin' Nowhere

CO111060       Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood)

CO111061       I Shall Be Released

 

Notes

·       8  is a false start.

·       1, 9  are interrupted.

·       Only released tracks and probably track 10 are available.

 

Official releases

One of 2-5 released on Disc 1 of  ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT - The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (1969-1971), Columbia CKA 373488, 26 August 2013.

11, 12 or 13, 17  released on BOB DYLAN'S GREATEST HITS, VOL. 2, Columbia KG-31120, 17 November 1971.

11, 12 or 13, 17  released in the UK on THE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN, Columbia C2K 85168, 31 October 2000.

11, 12 or 13, 17  released on SIDE TRACKS, DISC TWO, Columbia 88691924312-47 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

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

12 or 13 released on BLUES, Columbia/Legacy 88697009172, 19 December 2006.

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

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

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

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

 

Unauthorized Releases

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

11 released on CD and cassette by Pacifica Radio, IZ1156, March 2011.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 2). The Telegraph #53, Winter 1995, pp. 116-117.

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

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 15 January 2014.

 

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1965

Studio C

Columbia Recording Studios

New York City, New York

 

5 October 1971

 

 

 

David Bromberg recording session, produced by John Hill.

 

 

1.

Sammy's Song (David Bromberg)

2.

Sammy's Song (David Bromberg)

3.

Sammy's Song (David Bromberg)

 

 

David Bromberg (guitar & vocal), Bob Dylan (harmonica).

 

1, 2 or 3  released on DAVID BROMBERG, Columbia KC 31194, 1972.

 

Note. The unreleased takes are not in circulation.

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 9 August 2001.

 

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1970

PBS-TV Studios

 

New York City, New York

 

30 October 1971

 

 

1.

Unidentified Song

2.

Nurse's Song (William Blake/Allen Ginsberg)

3.

September On Jessore Road (Allen Ginsberg)

4.

A Dream (William Blake/Allen Ginsberg)

5.

Mantra (?)

 

 

Allen Ginsberg (harmonium & vocal), Bob Dylan (guitar), Happy Traum (banjo & guitar), David Amram (french horn, flute), Gregory Corso (vocal), Peter Orlovsky (vocal), and others.

 

Note. The available tape contains about half of the show.

 

Broadcast in mid-November in FREETIME on PBS-TV, New York City, New York.

 

Incomplete mono TV broadcast, 20 minutes

 

Session info updated 9 August 2001.

 

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1980

Columbia Studio B

 

New York City, New York

 

4 November 1971

 

 

 

Produced by Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.   George Jackson

2.   George Jackson

3.   Wallflower

4.   Wallflower

 

 

Bob Dylan (guitar, harmonica, vocal).

1, 3, 4  backed by Kenneth Buttrey (drums), Ben Keith (steel guitar), Leon Russell (bass).

1  Joshie Armstead and Rosie Hicks (background vocals).

 

Official releases

1, 2  released on single Columbia 4-45516, 12 November 1971.

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

1 released on SIDE TRACKS, DISC TWO, Columbia 88691924312-47 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

2 released on the anthology LISTEN WHITEY! THE SOUNDS OF BLACK POWER, Light In The Attic Records, 27 February 2012.

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

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

 

Note

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 15 January 2014.

 

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2010

Record Plant

 

New York City, New York

 

9-17, 20 November 1971

 

 

 

Produced by Allen Ginsberg & Friends.

 

 

1.  Vomit Express (Allen Ginsberg/Bob Dylan–Allen Ginsberg)

2.  Going To San Diego (Allen Ginsberg)

3.  Om My Soul Shalom (traditional)

4.  Nurse's Song (William Blake/Bob Dylan–Allen Ginsberg)

5.  Jimmy Berman Rag (Allen Ginsberg/Bob Dylan–Allen Ginsberg)

6.  Many Loves (Allen Ginsberg)

7.  Prajnaparamitra Sutra (traditional)

8.  September On Jessore Road (Allen Ginsberg/Bob Dylan–Allen Ginsberg)

9.  September On Jessore Road (Allen Ginsberg/Bob Dylan–Allen Ginsberg)

10.   September On Jessore Road (Allen Ginsberg/Bob Dylan–Allen Ginsberg)

11.   The Tyger (William Blake/Bob Dylan–Allen Ginsberg)

12.   A Dream (William Blake–Allen Ginsberg)

13.   Spring (William Blake–Allen Ginsberg)

14.   Put My Money Down (Gimme My Money Back) (Allen Ginsberg?)

15.   (Oh Babe) For You (Allen Ginsberg?)

 

 

1, 2, 5  Allen Ginsberg (vocal & finger cymbals), Bob Dylan (guitar & backup vocal), Peter Orlovsky (backup vocal), Anne Waldman (backup vocal), David Amram (French horn, recorder & piano), Perry Robinson (clarinet), Jon Sholle (guitar), Happy Traum (banjo), Surya (zither), Moruga (drums).

 

3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10  Allen Ginsberg (vocal & harmonium), Bob Dylan (guitar, piano & organ), Peter Orlovsky (vocal), Happy Traum (mandolin), Artie Traum (guitar), David Amram (flute, cellos & French horn), Jon Sholle (guitar).

 

8  Allen Ginsberg (vocal & harmonium), Bob Dylan (guitar, piano & organ), David Amram (French horn), Jon Sholle (bass).

 

11 Allen Ginsberg (vocal, harmonium & finger cymbals), Bob Dylan (guitar & backup vocal), Peter Orlovsky (backup vocal), Anne Waldman (backup vocal), David Amram (French horn, recorder & piano), Perry Robinson (clarinet), Jon Sholle (guitar), Happy Traum (guitar), Arthur Russell (cello), Moruga (drums, bells, toys).

 

8 released on a flexidisc in SING OUT! Volume 21, No. 2, 1972.

 

1-8 were planned to be released on HOLY SOUL & JELLY ROLL, Apple Records, 1972.

 

5  released on  DISCONNECTED, Giorno Poetry Systems Records, GPS 003, 1974.

 

1, 2, 5  released on ALLEN GINSBERG: FIRST BLUES, John Hammond Records, W2X 37673, February 1983.

 

1, 9, 12 released on ALLEN GINSBERG: HOLY SOUL JELLY ROLL — POEMS AND SONGS (1949-1993), Rhino Word Beat R2 71 693, 16 August 1994.

 

Notes.

 

1, 2, 5, 15 recorded 17 November 1971.

 

8, 12, 13, 14 recorded 20 November 1971.

 

9  The released version opens and closes with a track taken from a 1983 Amsterdam session with Ginsberg on vocal and harmonium, Steven Taylor on bass, backed by the Mondrian String Quartet (previously released on Allen Ginsberg: September On Jessore Road, Soyo Records 1992). Remixed by Eric Liljestrand and Hal Willner at Sorcerer Sound, New York City 1993.

 

9, 11 may be recorded at a later session with different musicians and possibly without Bob Dylan!

 

12  produced & engineered by Jack Douglas. The released version is remixed by John Strother & Hal Willner at Penguin Recording, Pasadena, California, 1992. This track was not in circulation until the release of ALLEN GINSBERG: HOLY SOUL JELLY ROLL — POEMS AND SONGS (1949-1993), but mentioned by Clinton Heylin in Stolen Moments, Wanted Man, 1988.

 

13  is not circulating but is mentioned by Clinton Heylin in Stolen Moments.

 

All songs are attributed to Allen Ginsberg alone (words and music) on ALLEN GINSBERG: FIRST BLUES.

 

All songs are attributed to Allen Ginsberg alone (words and music) or to William Blake and Allen Ginsberg on ALLEN GINSBERG: HOLY SOUL JELLY ROLL — POEMS AND SONGS (1949-1993).

 

1, 2, 5, 8, 12, 15, 16  stereo studio recordings.

 

3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11  mono studio recordings.

 

70 minutes.

 

Session info updated 27 October 2011.

 

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