STILL ON THE ROAD

1975 ROLLING THUNDER REVUE

 

 

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October

 

New York City, New York

Studio Instrumental Rentals, Rehearsals

30

Plymouth, Massachusetts

War Memorial Auditorium

31

Plymouth, Massachusetts

War Memorial Auditorium

November

  1

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

South Eastern Massachusetts University

  2

Lowell, Massachusetts

Technical University

  4

Providence, Rhode Island

Civic Center – Afternoon

  4

Providence, Rhode Island

Civic Center – Evening

  6

Springfield, Massachusetts

Civic Center – Afternoon

  6

Springfield, Massachusetts

Civic Center – Evening

  8

Burlington, Vermont

Patrick Gymnasium, University Of Vermont

  9

Durham, New Hampshire

University Of New Hampshire

11

Waterbury, Connecticut

Palace Theater

13

New Haven, Connecticut

Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Afternoon

13

New Haven, Connecticut

Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Evening

15

Niagara Falls, New York

Convention Center – Afternoon

15

Niagara Falls, New York

Convention Center – Evening

17

Rochester, New York

War Memorial Coliseum – Afternoon

17

Rochester, New York

War Memorial Coliseum – Evening

19

Worcester, Massachusetts

Memorial Auditorium

20

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Square Theater

21

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Music Hall – Afternoon

21

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Music Hall – Evening

22

Waltham, Massachusetts

Shapiro Gymnasium, Brandeis University

24

Hartford, Connecticut

Civic Center Arena

26

Augusta, Maine

Civic Center

27

Bangor, Maine

Municipal Auditorium

29

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Le Colisée de Québec

December

  1

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Maple Leaf Gardens

  2

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Maple Leaf Gardens

  4

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Forum de Montreal

  7

Clinton, New Jersey

Correctional Institution for Women

  8

New York City, New York

Madison Square Garden

 

 

 

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2910

Studio Instrumental Rentals

 

New York City, New York

 

October 1975

 

 

 

Rehearsals for Rolling Thunder Revue

 

 

1.

Kaw-Liga (Hank Williams/Fred Rose)

2.

People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield)

3.

I Want You

4.

What Will You Do When Jesus Comes?

5.

Little Moses (Bert A. Williams/Earle C. Jones)

6.

She Belongs To Me

7.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

8.

If You See Her, Say Hello

9.

One Too Many Mornings

10.

Patty's Gone To Laredo

11.

Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

1-2, 4, 5, 7-11 Bob Dylan (vocal & piano)

 

Official releases

Released in the movie RENALDO AND CLARA, 25 January 1978 (long version)

 

1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 12 released in the movie RENALDO AND CLARA, late 1978 (short version).

 

2 released on promotional maxi-EP 4 SONGS FROM “RENALDO & CLARA”, CBS XSM 164035, January 1978.

 

Reference. Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, page 7.

 

Stereo film soundtrack, 25 minutes.

 

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2920

War Memorial Auditorium

 

Plymouth, Massachusetts

 

30 October 1975

 

 

 

Bob Neuwirth:

Good Love Is Hard To Find (Ned Albright)

T-bone J. Henry Burnett:

Unidentified song

Rob Stoner:

Too Good To Be Wasted (Rob Stoner)

Steven Soles:

Don’t Blame Me (Jimmy McHugh)

Mick Ronson:

Is There Life On Mars? (Roscoe West)

Bob Neuwirth & Ronee Blakley:

Alabama Dark (Bob Neuwirth)

Ronee Blakley:

Unidentified song

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott:

Unidentified song

 

Unidentified song

 

Unidentified song

 

Unidentified song

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

4.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

5.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

6.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

7.

Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)

8.

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

9.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

 

Joan Baez

Diamonds And Rust (Joan Baez)

 

Swing Low Sweet Chariot (trad.)

 

Joe Hill (Earl Robinson)

 

Please Come To Boston (Dave Loggins)

 

Oh Happy Day (Edwin R. Hawkins)

Roger McGuinn:

Chestnut Mare (Roger McGuinn/Jacques Levy)

Joan Baez & Roger McGuinn:

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robbie Robertson)

 

 

10.

Mr. Tambourine Man

11.

Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

12.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

13.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

14.

Sara

15.

Just Like A Woman

 

 

First Rolling Thunder Revue concert.

 

1-9, 11-15 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

10 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

 

1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

2, 10, 11, 14 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

 

3-5, 11-15 Scarlet Rivera (violin).

 

6-9 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).

 


BobTalk

We’ll play a new song for you. This is Scarlet Rivera. (before Romance In Durango).

 

This was written by Johnny Ace. Anyone remembers Johnny Ace, right? (before Never Let Me Go).

 

This is a song about Rubin Carter (before Hurricane).

 

Notes

Live debuts of Romance In Durango, Isis, Never Let Me Go, I Shall Be Released, Oh, Sister, Hurricane, One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below), Sara.

When I Paint My Masterpiece was played once before, at the New Year Concert with The Band in New York City, 1 January 1972.

 

References          

Larry Sloman: On The Road With Bob Dylan. Bantam Books 1978, pages 62-63, Helter Skelter Publishing 2002, pages 67-64.

Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, pages 8-9.

 

Incomplete mono audience recording, 75 minutes.

 

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2930

War Memorial Auditorium

 

Plymouth, Massachusetts

 

31 October 1975

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

4.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

5.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

6.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

7.

Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)

8.

Mama, You Been On My Mind

9.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

 

Joan Baez:

Mary Hamilton (Joan Baez)

 

Love Song To A Stranger (Joan Baez)

 

Oh Happy Day (Edwin R. Hawkins)

Roger McGuinn:

Chestnut Mare (Roger McGuinn/Jacques Levy)

Joan Baez & Roger McGuinn:

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robbie Robertson)

 

 

10.

I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)

11.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

12.

Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

13.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

14.

Sara

15.

Just Like A Woman

16.

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

 

 

Second Rolling Thunder Revue concert.

 

1-9, 11-16 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

10 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

 

1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

2, 10, 11, 14 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

 

3-5, 11-16 Scarlet Rivera (violin).

 

6-9 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).

 

16 shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening.

 

BobTalk

We’re gonna dedicate this to Keith Richards (before Isis).

 

Thank you! Joan Baez! We’ll do this one for David Crosby who’s out there somewhere. (before Never Let Me Go).

 

Here’s a song about Hurricane Carter, maybe some of you have heard of him, maybe some of you have not … thank you Arthur, he helps us out .. and maybe you didn’t meet Scarlet, Scarlet’s over here, she plays the violin (before Hurricane).

 

Notes

·        The circulating PA-tape also contains Oh Happy Day, sung by Joan Baez, Chestnut Mare with Roger McGuinn and the Baez-McGuinn duet. Mary Hamilton and Love Song To A Stranger are not in circulation but are mentioned by Sloman.

·        Mama, You Been On My Mind was performed only once during Tour 1974, in Philadelphia 6 January 1974.

·        Sloman mentions the dedication David Crosby. His name can’t be heard on the tape.

·        The reference to “Arthur” probably refers to the sound & guitar technician Art Rosato.

 

Official release

1 released in the movie RENALDO AND CLARA, 25 January 1978 (long version) and late 1978 (short version).

 

References          

Larry Sloman: On The Road With Bob Dylan. Bantam Books 1978, page 74, Helter Skelter Publishing 2002, page 81.

Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, pages 10-11.

 

10-16 Stereo PA recording, 55 minutes.

 

Mono audience recording, 85 minutes.

 

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2935

South Eastern Massachusetts University

 

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

 

1 November 1975

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

4.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

5.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

6.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

7.

Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)

8.

Mama, You Been On My Mind

9.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

10.

I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)

11.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

12.

Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

13.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

14.

Sara

15.

Just Like A Woman

16.

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

 

 

Third Rolling Thunder Revue concert.

 

1-9, 11-16 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

10 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

 

1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

2, 10, 11, 14 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

 

3-5, 11-16 Scarlet Rivera (violin).

 

6-9 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).

 

16 shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening.

 

Notes

·        There is no tape in circulation from this show.

·        According to Sloman the set list was exactly as the previous show.

 

References          

Larry Sloman: On The Road With Bob Dylan. Bantam Books 1978, pages 77-78, Helter Skelter Publishing 2002, pages 84-85.

Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, page 12.

 

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2937

Technical University

 

Lowell, Massachusetts

 

2 November 1975

 

 

 

Bob Neuwirth:

Good Love Is Hard To Find (Ned Albright)

 

Cindy (When I Get Home) (trad.)

Steven Soles:

Don’t Blame Me (Jimmy McHugh)

Rob Stoner:

Too Good To Be Wasted (Rob Stoner)

T-bone J. Henry Burnett:

Torture (John D. Loudermilk)

Mick Ronson:

Is There Life On Mars? (Roscoe West)

Bob Neuwirth & Ronee Blakley:

Alabama Dark (Bob Neuwirth)

Ronee Blakley:

Please (Ronee Blakley)

Bob Neuwirth:

Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin/Michael McClure)

 

Ramblin’ Jack (Bob Neuwirth)

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott:

San Francisco Bay Blues (Jesse Fuller)

 

Salt Pork, West Virginia (Fleecy Moore, Bill Tennyson, Jr)

 

Me And Bobby McGhee (Kris Kristofferson/Fred Foster)

 

I’m A Rich And Ramblin’ Boy (Derroll Adams)

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

4.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

5.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

6.

Blowin’ In The Wind

8.

Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)

9.

The Water Is Wide (trad.)

10.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

 

Joan Baez:

Diamonds And Rust (Joan Baez)

 

Swing Low Sweet Chariot (trad.)

 

Joe Hill (Earl Robinson)

 

Love Song To A Stranger (Joan Baez)

 

Oh Happy Day (Edwin R. Hawkins)

 

 

Rolling Thunder Revue concert # 4.

 

1-5, 11-17 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

10 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

References

Larry Sloman: On The Road With Bob Dylan. Bantam Books 1978, pages 80-81, Helter Skelter Publishing 2002, pages 88-89.

Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, page 19.

 

Notes

According to Scarlet Rivera, Dylan wore a mask during the first song and tore it off during the second song for the harmonica solo.

Incomplete part soundboard part stereo audience recording.

 

Session info updated 5 September 2013.

 

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2940

Jack Kerouac's grave

 

Lowell, Massachusetts

 

3 November 1975

 

 

1.

Harmonium Improvisation

 

 

Bob Dylan (harmonium), Allen Ginsberg (vocal).

 

Official release

Released in the movie RENALDO AND CLARA, 25 January 1978 (long version) and late 1978 (short version).

 

Reference

Larry Sloman: On The Road With Bob Dylan. Bantam Books 1978, pages 87-88, Helter Skelter Publishing 2002, pages 93-95.

 

Stereo film soundtrack, 2 minutes.

 

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2950

Civic Center

 

Providence, Rhode Island

 

4 November 1975 – Afternoon

 

 

 

Bob Neuwirth:

Good Love Is Hard To Find (Ned Albright)

 

Cindy (When I Get Home) (trad.)

Steven Soles:

Don’t Blame Me (Jimmy McHugh)

Rob Stoner:

Too Good To Be Wasted (Rob Stoner)

T-bone J. Henry Burnett:

Torture (John D. Loudermilk)

Mick Ronson:

Is There Life On Mars? (Roscoe West)

Bob Neuwirth & Ronee Blakley:

Alabama Dark (Bob Neuwirth)

Ronee Blakley:

Please (Ronee Blakley)

Bob Neuwirth:

Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin/Michael McClure)

 

Ramblin’ Jack (Bob Neuwirth)

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott:

Me And Bobby McGhee (Kris Kristofferson/Fred Foster)

 

South Coast (Ross/Eskin/Dehz)

 

Friend Of The Devil (Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter/John Dawson)

 

I’m A Rich And Ramblin’ Boy (Derroll Adams)

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

4.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

5.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

6.

Blowin' In The Wind

7.

Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)

8.

The Water Is Wide (trad.)

9.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

 

Joan Baez:

Diamonds And Rust (Joan Baez)

 

Swing Low Sweet Chariot (trad.)

 

Joe Hill (Earl Robinson)

 

Love Song To A Stranger (Joan Baez)

 

Long Black Veil (Danny Dill/Marijohn Wilkin)

 

Please Come To Boston (Dave Loggins)

Roger McGuinn:

Eight Miles High (Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn, David Crosby)

Joan Baez & Roger McGuinn:

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robbie Robertson)

 

 

10.

With God On Our Side

11.

Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

12.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

13.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

14.

Sara

15.

Just Like A Woman

16.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

17.

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

 

 

Rolling Thunder Revue concert # 5.

 

1-9, 11-17 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

2, 10, 11, 14 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

 

3-5, 11-17 Scarlet Rivera (violin).

 

6-9 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).

 

10 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

 

16 Roger McGuinn (shared vocal).

 

17 shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening.

 

BobTalk

Did you meet everybody in the band? This is Scarlet right here, you didn’t meet her. (before Isis).

 

This is a true story (introduction to Isis).

 

Gonna do this one for Richard Manuel, he’s not here but he’d like to be here … maybe he is here. (before I Shall Be Released).

 

Thank you, maybe some of you have heard about Hurricane Carter. This is a song about him.

 

Here’s a real underground song for you (before One More Cup Of Coffee).

 

Thanks for coming. (before This Land Is Your Land).

 

Notes

§  With God On Our Side is played only once during this tour, first time since London 9 May 1965, and contains the extra lyrics
                     “I’ve learned to hate Russia, and China, and Korea,
                     and Vietnam, and Bulgaria, and Poland,
                     and South America, and Cuba, all of my whole life”

 

§  Live debut of The Water Is Wide.

 

Bootleg

Flagging Down Double E’s. Razor's Edge RAZ 014/15.

 

References

Larry Sloman: On The Road With Bob Dylan. Bantam Books 1978, pages 95-96, Helter Skelter Publishing 2002, pages 104-106.

Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, pages 14-15.

 

Stereo audience recording, 90 minutes or 180 minutes covering the entire show.

 

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2960

Civic Center

 

Providence, Rhode Island

 

4 November 1975 – Evening

 

 

 

Bob Neuwirth:

Good Love Is Hard To Find (Ned Albright)

 

Sleazy (?)

 

Cindy (When I Get Home) (trad.)

Steven Soles:

Don’t Blame Me (Jimmy McHugh)

T-bone J. Henry Burnett:

Werewolves Of London (Warren Zevon)

Cindy Bullens:

Nowhere To Go (?)

Rob Stoner:

Catfish (Bob Dylan-Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

Mick Ronson:

Is There Life On Mars? (Roscoe West)

Bob Neuwirth & Ronee Blakley:

Alabama Dark (Bob Neuwirth)

Ronee Blakley:

Please (Ronee Blakley)

Bob Neuwirth:

Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin/Michael McClure)

 

Ramblin’ Jack (Bob Neuwirth)

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott:

Me And Bobby McGhee (Kris Kristofferson/Fred Foster)

 

Friend Of The Devil (Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter/John Dawson)

 

Salt Pork, West Virginia (Moore/Tennyson)

 

I’m A Rich And Ramblin ’Boy (Derroll Adams)

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

4.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

5.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

6.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

7.

Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)

8.

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

9.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

 

Joan Baez:

Diamonds And Rust (Joan Baez)

 

Swing Low Sweet Chariot (trad.)

 

Joe Hill (Earl Robinson)

 

Love Song To A Stranger (Joan Baez)

 

Long Black Veil (Danny Dill/Marijohn Wilkin)

 

Please Come To Boston (Dave Loggins)

Roger McGuinn:

Chestnut Mare (Roger McGuinn/Jacques Levy)

 

Eight Miles High (Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn, David Crosby)

Joan Baez & Roger McGuinn:

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robbie Robertson)

 

 

10.

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

11.

Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

12.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

13.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

14.

Sara

15.

Just Like A Woman

16.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

17.

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

 

 

Rolling Thunder Revue concert # 6.

 

1-9, 11-17 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), ,Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

2, 11, 14 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

 

3-5, 11-17 Scarlet Rivera (violin).

 

6-9 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).

 

10 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

 

16 Roger McGuinn (shared vocal).

 

17 shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening.

 

BobTalk

Gonna dedicate this to Sam Peckinpah (before Romance In Durango).

This is Scarlet right here, playing the violin, she hasn’t been out here before. (before Isis).

Here’s a true story (introduction to Isis).

That was written by the late great Johnny Ace. (after Never Let Me Go).

We’re gonna do this one for Dennis Hopper (before I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine).

I wanna do this song for all my sisters. (before Oh, Sister).

Have you ever heard of Hurricane Carter? [crowd: Like A Rolling Stone!! Dylan quietly sings] Once upon a time you dressed so fine, threw the bum a dime …. no, we ain’t doing that one tonight. (before Hurricane).

 

Notes

§  When I Paint My Masterpiece contains the first change from “pretty little girl from Greece” to “Botticelli’s niece”, a change which became standard. He also sings “someday everything is gonna be like a rhapsody”.

§  Only performance of It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) during Rolling Thunder Revue I.

§  Second only performance of I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine, the first being in Isle Of Wight, 31 August 1969.

 

Bootlegs

Hurricane Carter Benefit. Singer's Label (LP)

Passed Over And Rolling Thunder. TAKRL (LP)

Believe What You Heard. Phony label. (LP)

Flagging Down Double E’s. Razor's Edge RAZ 014/15.

 

References          

Larry Sloman: On The Road With Bob Dylan. Bantam Books 1978,

page 99, Helter Skelter Publishing 2002, pages 108-109.

Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue.

Private publication 2000, pages 16-17.

 

Stereo audience recording, 185 minutes covering the entire show.

 

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2970

Civic Center

 

Springfield, Massachusetts

 

6 November 1975 – Afternoon

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

4.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

5.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

6.

The Water Is Wide (trad.)

7.

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

8.

Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)

9.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

10.

I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)

11.

Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

12.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

13.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

14.

Sara

15.

Just Like A Woman

16.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

17.

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

 

 

Rolling Thunder Revue concert # 7.

 

1-9, 11-17 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

2, 10, 11, 14 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

 

4, 5, 10-17 Scarlet Rivera (violin).

6-9 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).

 

10 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

 

16 Roger McGuinn (shared vocal).

 

17 shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening.

 

BobTalk

This is Scarlet and we’re gonna dedicate a song to Sam Peckinpah. Hope he’s here today. (before Romance In Durango).

 

I mentioned before this is Scarlet over here playing the violin. This is a true story (before Isis).

 

We’re gonna do this song specially today, a tune written by Johnny Ace, it’s a request (Joan Baez: It’s a request by Bob Dylan who’s out there somewhere)

 

You’ve all heard about Hurricane Carter.

 

Here’s a song straight from the underground (before One More Cup Of Coffee).

 

References

Larry Sloman: On The Road With Bob Dylan. Bantam Books 1978, pages 109-114, Helter Skelter Publishing 2002, pages 119-125.

Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, pages 18-19.

 

Mono audience recording, 85 minutes.

 

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2980

Civic Center

 

Springfield, Massachusetts

 

6 November 1975 – Evening

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

4.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

5.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

6.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

7.

The Water Is Wide (trad.)

8.

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

9.

Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)

10.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

11.

Unknown song

12.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

13.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

14.

Sara

15.

Just Like A Woman

16.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

17.

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

 

 

Rolling Thunder Revue concert # 8.

 

1-10, 12-17 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

1 probably Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

14 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

 

3-5, 12-17 Scarlet Rivera (violin).

 

6-10 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).

 

11 probably Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

 

16 Roger McGuinn (shared vocal).

 

17 shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening.

 

BobTalk

This is a tune from south of the border … remember raw lust does not hold a candle to true love … we’re doing this one tonight for Sam Peckinpah. Glad you could make it Sam! (before Romance In Durango).

This is Scarlet Rivera playing the violin, on my right. … This is a true story, could happen to you, maybe it has. (before Isis).

We’re gonna dedicate this to Gertrude Stein. (before I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine).

We wanna dedicate this one to Richard Manuel, one of these days he’ll show up .. and sing it for you. (before I Shall Be Released).

We heard that Rubin is getting a new trial, and we also learned that Massachusetts was the only state that didn’t vote for Nixon, we didn’t vote for him either (as quoted by Sloman) [gap in the tape, splice probably starts here] … this is a man who survived … got transferred today … from one prison to another. (before Hurricane).

 

Notes

·        Tracks 1, 2 and 10 are not in general circulation.

·        Track 12 on the circulating tape is actually a splice from this show and from Waterbury 11 November 1975.

·        Arlo Guthrie was a guest at this concert and played two songs with Roger McGuinn on harmonica.

 

Reference           

Larry Sloman: On The Road With Bob Dylan. Bantam Books 1978, pages 119-120, Helter Skelter Publishing 2002, pages 130-132.

Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, pages 20-21.

 

3-10, 13-17 mono audience recording, 60 minutes.

 

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2990

Patrick Gymnasium

 

University Of Vermont

 

Burlington, Vermont

 

8 November 1975

 

 

 

Bob Neuwirth:

Good Love Is Hard To Find (Ned Albright)

 

Cindy (When I Get Home) (trad.)

Steven Soles:

Don’t Blame Me (Jimmy McHugh)

T-bone J. Henry Burnett:

Werewolves Of London (Warren Zevon)

Cindy Bullens:

Nowhere To Go (?)

Rob Stoner:

Catfish (Bob Dylan-Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

Mick Ronson:

Is There Life On Mars? (Roscoe West)

Bob Neuwirth & Ronee Blakley:

Alabama Dark (Bob Neuwirth)

Ronee Blakley:

Need A New Sun Rising (Ronee Blakley)

Bob Neuwirth:

Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin/Michael McClure)

 

Ramblin’ Jack (Bob Neuwirth)

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott:

Muleskinner Blues (Jimmie Rodgers)

 

Friend Of The Devil (Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter/John Dawson)

 

Salt Pork, West Virginia (Moore/Tennyson)

 

I’m A Rich And Ramblin ‘Boy (Derroll Adams)

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

4.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

5.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

6.

Unknown Song

7.

Unknown Song

8.

Unknown Song

9.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

 

Joan Baez:

Diamonds And Rust (Joan Baez)

 

Swing Low Sweet Chariot (trad.)

 

Jesse (Janis Ian)

 

Joe Hill (Earl Robinson)

 

Long Black Veil (Danny Dill/Marijohn Wilkin)

 

Please Come To Boston (Dave Loggins)

Roger McGuinn:

Chestnut Mare (Roger McGuinn/Jacques Levy)

Joan Baez & Roger McGuinn:

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robbie Robertson)

 

 

10.

Simple Twist Of Fate

11.

Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

12.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

13.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

14.

Sara

15.

Just Like A Woman

16.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

17.

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

 

 

Rolling Thunder Revue concert # 9.

 

1-9, 11-17 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

2, 10, 11, 14 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

 

3-5 11-17 Scarlet Rivera (violin).

 

6-9 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).

 

10 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

 

16 Roger McGuinn (shared vocal).

 

17 shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening.

 

BobTalk

This is an old song, we’re gonna do it anyway. Dedicated to all psychology students. (before A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall)

This song is a request, we’re gonna do it for Naomi. (before I Shall Be Released)

This is a song called Oh, Sister. We want to do dedicate it to all our sisters out there.

 

Notes

§  The circulating tape contains songs 1-5, 9-17, first non-Dylan set from Catfish and the whole second non-Dylan set.

§  First concert version of Simple Twist Of Fate. It was performed in the TV program The World Of John Hammond, Chicago, 10 September 1975

 

References          

Larry Sloman: On The Road With Bob Dylan. Bantam Books 1978, pages 146-147, Helter Skelter Publishing 2002, pages 162-163.

Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, pages 22-23.

 

Incomplete mono audience recording, 145 minutes,

 

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3010

University Of New Hampshire

 

Durham, New Hampshire

 

9 November 1975

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

4.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

5.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

6.

Blowin' In The Wind

7.

The Water Is Wide (trad.)

8.

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

9.

Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)

10.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

 

Joan Baez:

Diamonds And Rust (Joan Baez)

 

Swing Low Sweet Chariot (trad.)

 

Help Me Make It Through The Night (Kris Kristofferson)

 

Joe Hill (Earl Robinson)

 

Long Black Veil (Danny Dill/Marijohn Wilkin)

 

Please Come To Boston (Dave Loggins)

Roger McGuinn:

Eight Miles High (Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn, David Crosby)

Joan Baez & Roger McGuinn:

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robbie Robertson)

 

 

11.

Simple Twist Of Fate

12.

Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

13.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

14.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

15.

Sara

16.

Just Like A Woman

17.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

18.

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

 

 

Rolling Thunder Revue concert # 10.

 

1-10, 12-18 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

1 probably Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

11, 12, 15 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

 

probably 3- 5 and 12-18 Scarlet Rivera (violin).

 

6-10 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).

 

11 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

 

17 Roger McGuinn (shared vocal).

 

18 probably shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening.

 

Notes

·        Tracks 1-5 and 18 are guesses. these tracks are not present on the circulating tape, which also contains songs by Joan Baez and Roger McGuinn.

·        Larry Sloman was not present at this show.

 

Reference. Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, pages 24-25.

 

6-17 incomplete mono audience recording, 90 minutes.

 

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3020

Palace Theater

 

Waterbury, Connecticut

 

11 November 1975

 

 

 

Bob Neuwirth:

Good Love Is Hard To Find (Ned Albright)

 

Sleazy (?)

T-bone J. Henry Burnett:

Werewolves Of London (Warren Zevon)

Steven Soles:

Don’t Blame Me (Jimmy McHugh)

Rob Stoner:

Catfish (Bob Dylan-Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

Mick Ronson:

Is There Life On Mars? (Roscoe West)

Bob Neuwirth & Ronee Blakley:

Alabama Dark (Bob Neuwirth)

 

Please (Ronee Blakley)

Ronee Blakley:

Need A New Sun Rising (Ronee Blakley)

Bob Neuwirth:

Cindy (When I Get Home) (trad.)

 

Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin/Michael McClure)

 

Ramblin’ Jack (Bob Neuwirth)

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott:

Muleskinner Blues (Jimmie Rodgers)

 

Friend Of The Devil (Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter/John Dawson)

 

Salt Pork, West Virginia (Moore/Tennyson)

 

I’m A Rich And Ramblin ‘Boy (Derroll Adams)

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

4.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

5.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

6.

Blowin' In The Wind

7.

The Water Is Wide (trad.)

8.

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

9.

Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)

10.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

 

Joan Baez:

Diamonds And Rust (Joan Baez)

 

Swing Low Sweet Chariot (trad.)

 

Joe Hill (Earl Robinson)

 

Love Song To A Stranger (Joan Baez)

 

Long Black Veil (Danny Dill/Marijohn Wilkin)

 

Please Come To Boston (Dave Loggins)

Roger McGuinn:

Chestnut Mare (Roger McGuinn/Jacques Levy)

 

Eight Miles High (Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn, David Crosby)

Joan Baez & Roger McGuinn:

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robbie Robertson)

 

 

11.

Simple Twist Of Fate

12.

Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

13.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

14.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

15.

Sara

16.

Just Like A Woman

17.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

18.

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

 

Rolling Thunder Revue concert # 11.

 

1-10, 12-18 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

2, 11, 12, 15 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

 

3-5, 12-18 Scarlet Rivera (violin).

 

6-10 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).

 

11 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

 

17 Roger McGuinn (shared vocal).

 

18 shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening.

 

BobTalk

Here’s a new song, you probably haven’t heard this one. We’re gonna dedicate this one to Sam Peckinpah. (before Romance In Durango).

Thank you, that was written by Johnny Ace …. This is for Richard Manuel. (before I Shall Be Released).

OK, alright, this is about a man who just, ah, got transferred today, from one prison to another. (before Hurricane).

Here’s an underground song. (before One More Cup Of Coffee).

We wanna do this for Larry, our favorite reporter, who’s out there somewhere, he tells it like it is. (before Sara).

 

Bootlegs

Cowboy Angel Blues. Q Records QR-21/22.

Plymouth Rock. Colosseum 97-C-015.

Tell It Like It Is. Spacematic 004.

A Satisfied Man. Blue Eye Records 002.

Live At The Palace. Rolling Thunder 002.

Waterbury Conn. '75. Reference Recording BDY 009.

 

Official release

7 released in the movie RENALDO AND CLARA, 25 January 1978 (long version) and late 1978 (short version).

 

References          

Larry Sloman: On The Road With Bob Dylan. Bantam Books 1978, pages 148-149, Helter Skelter Publishing 2002, pages 164-165.

Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, pages 26-28.

 

1-2 mono audience recording.

 

3-18 mono PA recording.

 

Mono PA recording, 170 minutes, covering the entire show.

 

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3030

Veterans Memorial Coliseum

 

New Haven, Connecticut

 

13 November 1975 – Afternoon

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

4.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

5.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

6.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

7.

Dark As A Dungeon (Merle Travis)

8.

Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)

9.

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

10.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

11.

Tangled Up In Blue

12.

Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

13.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

14.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

15.

Sara

16.

Just Like A Woman

17.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

18.

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

 

 

Rolling Thunder Revue concert # 12.

 

1-10, 12-18 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

2, 11, 12, 15 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

 

4-5, 12-18 Scarlet Rivera (violin).

 

6-10 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).

 

11 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

 

17 Roger McGuinn (shared vocal).

 

18 shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening.

 

BobTalk

This song is dedicated to Da Vinci (before It Ain’t Me, Babe)

This is Scarlet Rivera here, playing the violin. We’re gonna dedicate this to Sam Peckinpah. We wish he could have come today, but he couldn’t make it. (before Romance In Durango).

True story! (before Isis)

This is for Richard Manuel (before I Shall Be Released)

Wanna dedicate this to Brigham Young (before Oh, Sister).

 

Note. Live debuts of Dark As A Dungeon and Tangled Up In Blue.

 

References

Larry Sloman: On The Road With Bob Dylan. Bantam Books 1978, pages 153-154, Helter Skelter Publishing 2002, pages 169-171.

Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, page 29.

 

Mono audience recording, 90 minutes.

 

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3040

Veterans Memorial Coliseum

 

New Haven, Connecticut

 

13 November 1975 – Evening

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

4.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

5.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

6.

Blowin' In The Wind

7.

The Water Is Wide (trad.)

8.

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

9.

Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)

10.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

11.

I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)

12.

Simple Twist Of Fate

13.

Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

14.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

15.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

16.

Sara

17.

Just Like A Woman

18.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

19.

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

 

 

Rolling Thunder Revue concert # 13.

 

1-10, 13-19 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

11, 12 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

 

1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

2, 11-13, 16 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

 

3-5, 13-19 Scarlet Rivera (violin).

 

6-10 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).

 

18 Roger McGuinn (shared vocal).

 

19 shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening.

 

BobTalk

We’re gonna dedicate this one to Sam Peckinpah (before Romance In Durango).

We’re gonna do this for Gertrude Stein (before I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine).

We’ll do this for Richard Manuel, he’s not here tonight, but he’d love to be (before I Shall Be Released).

 

Notes

§  Sloman incorrectly attributes the Gertrude Stein dedication to Blowin’ In The Wind.

§  According to Sloman this was the first show with Joni Mitchell on stage.

§  Joan Baez brought her sister Mimi Fariña on stage for some songs during her set.

§  Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith were in the audience.

 

References

Larry Sloman: On The Road With Bob Dylan. Bantam Books 1978, pages 153-154, Helter Skelter Publishing 2002, pages 169-171.

Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, pages 30-31.

 

Mono audience recording, 90 minutes.

 

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3045

Convention Center

 

Niagara Falls, New York

 

15 November 1975 – Afternoon

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

4.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

5.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

6.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

7.

The Water Is Wide (trad.)

8.

Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)

9.

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

10.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

11.

Simple Twist Of Fate

12.

Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

13.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

14.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

15.

Sara

16.

Just Like A Woman

17.

Like A Rolling Stone

18.

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

 

 

Rolling Thunder Revue concert # 14.

 

1-10, 12-18 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

11 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

 

1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

2, 11, 12, 15 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

 

4, 5, 12-18 Scarlet Rivera (violin).

 

6-10 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).

 

17 Roger McGuinn (shared vocal).

 

18 shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening.

 

Notes

§  Sloman did not attend this concert.

§  There is no circulating tape from this show. The set list is from notes by Rod Anstee.

 

Reference. Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, page 32.

 

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3050

Convention Center

 

Niagara Falls, New York

 

15 November 1975 – Evening

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

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

4.

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

5.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

6.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

7.

Blowin' In The Wind

8.

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

9.

Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)

10.

Mama, You Been On My Mind

11.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

12.

Love Minus Zero/No Limit

13.

Tangled Up In Blue

14.

Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

15.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

16.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

17.

Sara

18.

Just Like A Woman

19.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

20.

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

 

 

Rolling Thunder Revue concert # 15.

 

1-10, 14-20 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

12, 13 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

 

1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

2, 12-14, 17 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

 

5, 6, 14-20 Scarlet Rivera (violin).

 

7-11 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).

 

19 Roger McGuinn (shared vocal).

 

20 shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening.

 

BobTalk

That was for Gertrude Stein and Modigliani. (after When I Paint My Masterpiece).

Thank you that was an old song, this is a new one (before Romance in Durango).

[someone in the audience shouts “Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan”] No I don’t think so, I think you’ve got me mistaken for someone else. (before Tangled Up In Blue).

[audience calls out for Hurricane] My goodness … you wanna hear Hurricane? (before Hurricane)

Thank you so much, this is an old Woody Guthrie song (before This Land Is Your Land).

 

Notes

§  Sloman did not attend this concert.

§  First rendition of Love Minus Zero/No Limit during Rolling Thunder Revue

 

References          

Michael Gross: Bob Dylan. An Illustrated History. Grosset & Dunlap 1978, page 126 (text by Robert Alexander).

Larry Sloman: On The Road With Bob Dylan. Bantam Books 1978, pages X-Y, Helter Skelter Publishing 2002, pages X-Y.

Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, pages 33-34.

 

Mono audience recording, 95 minutes.

 

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3060

War Memorial Coliseum

 

Rochester, New York

 

17 November 1975 – Afternoon

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

4.

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

5.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

6.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

7.

Blowin' In The Wind

8.

Mama, You Been On My Mind

9.

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

10.

Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)

11.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

12.

Simple Twist Of Fate

13.

Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

14.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

15.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

16.

Sara

17.

Just Like A Woman

18.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

19.

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

 

 

Rolling Thunder Revue concert # 16.

 

1-11, 13-18 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

12 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

 

1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

2, 12, 13, 16 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

5, 6, 13-19 Scarlet Rivera (violin).

 

7-11 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).

 

18 Roger McGuinn (shared vocal).

 

19 shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening.

 

Notes

§  6 is a fragment only.

§  11 is incomplete.

§  First rendition of It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry during Rolling Thunder Revue.

§  Sloman did not attend this concert.

 

BobTalk

Thank you. We’re gonna do a Woody Guthrie song, we’re gonna close with this, we’ll see you next time. (before This Land Is Your Land).

 

Reference. Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, page 35.

 

Mono audience recording, 75 minutes.

 

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3070

War Memorial Coliseum

 

Rochester, New York

 

17 November 1975 – Evening

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

4.

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

5.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

6.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

7.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

8.

Wild Mountain Thyme (trad.)

9.

Mama, You Been On My Mind

10.

Dark As A Dungeon (Merle Travis)

11.

Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)

12.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

13.

Tangled Up In Blue

14.

Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

15.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

16.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

17.

Sara

18.

Just Like A Woman

19.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

20.

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

 

 

Rolling Thunder Revue concert # 17.

 

1-12, 14-20 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

13 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

 

1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

2, 13, 14, 17 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

5, 6, 14-20 Scarlet Rivera (violin).

 

7-12 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).

 

19 Roger McGuinn (shared vocal).

 

20 shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening.

 

Notes

§  Sloman did not attend this concert.

§  First Wild Mountain Thyme during Rolling Thunder Revue.

 

BobTalk

We’re gonna dedicate this to my mother and Helena Rubinstein. (before Mama, You Been On My Mind).

We’re gonna do this as a request <inaudible> (before Never Let Me Go)

Thank you. You’ve heard about Hurricane Carter? (before Hurricane)

 

Reference. Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, page 36.

 

Mono audience recording, 90 minutes.

 

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3080

Memorial Auditorium

 

Worcester, Massachusetts

 

19 November 1975

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

4.

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

5.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

6.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

7.

Blowin' In The Wind

8.

Wild Mountain Thyme (trad.)

9.

Mama, You Been On My Mind

10.

Dark As A Dungeon (Merle Travis)

11.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

12.

Tangled Up In Blue

13.

Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

14.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

15.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

16.

Sara

17.

Just Like A Woman

18.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

19.

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

 

 

Rolling Thunder Revue concert # 18.

 

1-11, 13-19 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

12 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

 

1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

2, 12, 13, 16 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

 

5, 6 13-19 Scarlet Rivera (violin).

 

7-11 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).

 

18 Roger McGuinn (shared vocal).

 

19 shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening.

 

Notes

§  Sloman identifies song 4 as From A Buick 6.

§  New lyrics in Knockin On Heaven’s Door:

Take these chains off of my head

I can’t walk so good with them on my head

Old Gypsy told me to stay full length in bed

And I feel like I’m looking into heaven’s door.


BobTalk

We do this one for Sam Peckinpah every night. (before Romance In Durango)

… an autobiographical song for ya. (before It Takes A Lot To Laugh)

We’ll do this one for Richard Manuel, though he’s not here tonight (before I Shall Be Released)

This song is called Hurricane. If you got any political pull you can help us get this man out of jail and back on the streets.

This song comes from the underground … hope you like it (before One More Cup Of Coffee)

This is Scarlet Rivera here (before Sara)

 

Official release

14 released on The Bootleg Series, vol. 5 – Bob Dylan Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue, Columbia COL 510140 3/Col. 510140/3000, 26 November 2002.

 

References          

Larry Sloman: On The Road With Bob Dylan. Bantam Books 1978, pages 205-206, Helter Skelter Publishing 2002, pages 228-229.

Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, page 37.

 

Mono audience recording, 90 minutes.

 

Session info updated 4 December 2013.

 

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3090

Harvard Square Theater

 

Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

20 November 1975

 

 

 

Bob Neuwirth:

Hula Hoop (John Fleming/J. Henry Burnett/Roscoe West)

Steven Soles:

Don’t Blame Me (Jimmy McHugh)

Rob Stoner:

Too Good To Be Wasted (Rob Stoner)

Mick Ronson:

Is There Life On Mars? (Roscoe West)

Bob Neuwirth & Ronee Blakley:

Alabama Dark (Bob Neuwirth)

Ronee Blakley:

Need A New Sun Rising (Ronee Blakley)

Bob Neuwirth:

Cindy (When I Get Home) (trad.)

 

Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin/Michael McClure)

Joni Mitchell:

Edith And The Kingpin (Joni Mitchell)

 

Don't Interrupt The Sorrow (Joni Mitchell)

Bob Neuwirth:

Ramblin’ Jack (Bob Neuwirth)

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott:

Muleskinner Blues (Jimmie Rodgers)

 

Unidentified Talkin Song about road trip

 

Salt Pork, West Virginia (Moore/Tennyson)

 

I’m A Rich And Ramblin’ Boy (Derroll Adams)

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

4.

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

5.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

6.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

7.

Blowin' In The Wind

8.

Wild Mountain Thyme (trad.)

9.

Mama, You Been On My Mind

10.

Dark As A Dungeon (Merle Travis)

11.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

 

Joan Baez:

Diamonds And Rust (Joan Baez)

 

Swing Low Sweet Chariot (trad.)

 

All My Trials (trad.)

 

Love Song To A Stranger (Joan Baez)

 

Long Black Veil (Danny Dill/Marijohn Wilkin)

 

Please Come To Boston (Dave Loggins)

Roger McGuinn:

Chestnut Mare (Roger McGuinn/Jacques Levy)

 

Eight Miles High (Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn, David Crosby)

Joan Baez & Roger McGuinn:

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robbie Robertson)

 

 

12.

Simple Twist Of Fate

13.

Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

14.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

15.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

16.

Sara

17.

Just Like A Woman

18.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

19.

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

 

 

Rolling Thunder Revue concert # 19.

 

1-11, 13-19 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

12 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

 

1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

2, 12, 13, 16 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

 

5, 6, 13-19 Scarlet Rivera (violin).

 

7–11 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).

 

18 Roger McGuinn (shared vocal).

 

19 shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening.

 

BobTalk

This is a train song (before It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Laugh)

That was an old song, this is a new song, this is Scarlet Rivera playing on this one, this is called Romance In Durango, remember Durango, Larry?

Raw lust cannot hold a candle to true love, wanna leave you with that thought. (before I Shall Be Released)

We’re gonna dedicate this to Henry VIII. (before Oh, Sister)

This is a song about a man who right now is in jail, we’d like to see to it that he gets out of jail real soon. (before Hurricane)

We’re gonna dedicate this one to all the people who used to work at the Club 47 <inaudible> (before Just Like A Woman)

Thanks a lot! We’re gonna be in the area for a few days, maybe we’ll see you tomorrow night. (before This Land Is Your Land)

 

Bootleg

The Night the Revue Came to Boston. Matrix: ZAP 7856 (LP).

 

Official releases

2, 7, 18 released in the movie RENALDO AND CLARA, 25 January 1978 (long version) and late 1978 (short version).

 

2 released on promotional maxi-EP 4 SONGS FROM “RENALDO & CLARA”, CBS XSM 164035, January 1978.

 

2 released on CD single Dignity (MTV Unplugged), Columbia COL 661 400 2, 11 April 1995.

 

2, 5, 9, 12, 18 released on The Bootleg Series, vol. 5 – Bob Dylan Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue, Columbia 510140 3/Col. 510140/3000, 26 November 2002.

 

References

Larry Sloman: On The Road With Bob Dylan. Bantam Books 1978, pages 212-213, Helter Skelter Publishing 2002, page 237.

Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, pages 38-39.

 

Stereo audience recording, 90 minutes.

 

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3100

Boston Music Hall

 

Boston, Massachusetts

 

21 November 1975 – Afternoon

 

 

1.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

2.

It Ain't Me, Babe

3.

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

4.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

5.

Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

6.

Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

 

7.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

8.

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

9.

Mama, You Been On My Mind

10.

Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)

11.

I Shall Be Released

 

 

12.

Mr. Tambourine Man

13.

Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

14.

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

15.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

16.

Sara

17.

Just Like A Woman

18.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

19.

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

 

 

Rolling Thunder Revue concert # 20.

 

1-11, 13-19 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

 

12 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).

 

1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).

 

2, 12, 13, 16 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

 

5, 6, 13-19 Scarlet Rivera (violin).

 

7-11 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).

 

18 Roger McGuinn (shared vocal).

 

19 shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening.

 

Official release

11, 12 released on The Bootleg Series, vol. 5 – Bob Dylan Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue, Columbia 510140 3/Col. 510140/3000, 26 November 2002.

 

References

Larry Sloman: On The Road With Bob Dylan. Bantam Books 1978, page 218, Helter Skelter Publishing 2002, page 237.

Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, page 40.

 

Mono audience recording, 90 minutes.

 

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3110

Boston Music Hall

 

Boston, Massachusetts

 

21 November 1975 – Evening

 

 

 

Bob Neuwirth:

Good Love Is Hard To Find (Ned Albright)

 

Sleazy (?)

T-bone J. Henry Burnett:

Hula Hoop (John Fleming/J. Henry Burnett/Roscoe West)

Steven Soles:

Laissez-Faire (David Ackles)

 

Don’t Blame Me (Jimmy McHugh)

Rob Stoner:

Too Good To Be Wasted (Rob Stoner)

Mick Ronson:

Is There Life On Mars? (Roscoe West)

Bob Neuwirth & Ronee Blakley:

Alabama Dark (Bob Neuwirth)

Ronee Blakley:

Need A New Sun Rising (Ronee Blakley)

Bob Neuwirth:

Cindy (When I Get Home) (trad.)

 

Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin/Michael McClure)

Joni Mitchell:

Edith And The Kingpin (Joni Mitchell)

 

Don't Interrupt The Sorrow (Joni Mitchell)

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott:

Muleskinner Blues (Jimmie Rodgers)

 

Grand Coulee Dam (Woody Guthrie)

 

Talkin’ Blues (Ramblin’ Jack Elliott)

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