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2021

1 April 2021 - ZOOM Bobchat meeting
 
Scarlet Rivera at Bobchat, 1 April 2021
Scarlet Rivera, pictured at Bobchat on 1 April 2021.
 

Poster 177Intro and outline of the meeting's agenda from John Nye  ●  David Palmer and 'If Your Memory Serves You Well'  ●  Jim Johnson and 'Planet Waves' Live - the first in the series looking at live versions of songs from classic Bob Dylan albums [Audio: 'Wedding Song' from Philadelphia, PA, 7 January 1974; 'Something There Is About You' from Tokyo, Japan, 20 February 1978; plus snippets of 'Tough Mama' (Oporto, Portugal 1999) and 'Hazel' (The Last Waltz 1976 and Richfield, Ohio, soundcheck, 1978)] [Video: 'Forever Young' Bob Dylan with Mark Knopfler, HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, 21 November 2011]  ●  Richard Stokes and the Jakob Dylan film 'Echo in the Canyon [2018]' [trailer here; promo video 'Go Where You Wanna Go', Jakob Dylan, with Jade Castrinos and The Mamas and the Papas here]  ●  Zac Dadic and untold stories behind the headlines - Bob Dylan's concert in Sydney, Australia, on 1 April 1978 and the after-show Sydney harbour boat cruise  ●  Matt Wells and Justin Sosa with their pick from the Expecting Rain 'NET Boot Club' [Audio: 'Not Dark Yet' from Palo Alto, 14 October 2019]  ●  Chris Cooper: And another thing... news round-up time, including the latest on the new 'Infidels' Bootleg Series release due out later this year  ●  Scarlet Rivera live from her home in Los Angeles - plus Q&A. Scarlet Rivera came in and chatted with Chris Cooper and answered questions from everyone for over an hour and a half. Very interesting, and illuminating, she answered all questions, even the more difficult ones. Were some songs Dylan wrote too personal, did she think. She replied: ‘It’s all personal, sometimes a person in disguise.’ Would she play again with Dylan, she was asked. ‘In a second, in a heartbeat. I would say ‘yes’’, she said. She was also invited to join the 1978 touring band: 'But something came up and I couldn’t do it', she said. [Audio: 'Hurricane' [studio outtake], 'Isis' (studio and live versions), 'One More Cup Of Coffee' (studio) and 'Abandoned Love' (studio)]  ●  Video: 'Things Have Changed' promo video; 'Rainy Day Women #12 & 35' from Missoula, Montana, 31 August 2010; 'Series Of Dreams' promo video; 'One from the archive' - rare Bob Dylan video footage: Adelaide, Australia, 18 March 1978 - news footage of Dylan arriving at airport and incomplete recordings from the concert: 'Love Her With A Feeling', 'Mr Tambourine Man' and 'Love Minus Zero, No Limit' [poster here] JN

6 May 2021 - ZOOM Bobchat meeting
Poster 178
Intro and outline of the meeting's agenda from John Nye  ●  David Palmer and 'If Your Memory Serves You Well'  ●  Jim Johnson and 'Happy Birthday Bob', with Jim's Top 10 of Dylan performing the song 'Happy Birthday' [No.10, Paris 30 June 1998; No.9, Bergamo 16 June 2008; No.8, Sydney 12 February 1986; No.7, Las Vegas 18 August 2010; No.6, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 25 October 1981; No.5, East Rutherford 21 July 1986; No.4, Auckland 21 February 2003; No.3, Sacramento 12 June 1986; No.2, Clarkston 30 June 1986; No.1, Billings 11 August 2010]  ●  Richard Stokes and his pick of Dylan-related films, the Daniel Lanois 2012 interview 'The Making Of Bob Dylan's 'Oh Mercy'', see here  ●  Matt Wells with his pick from the Expecting Rain 'NET Boot Club': Dusseldorf, 22 October 2013 and San Francisco, California, 4 May 1992 [Video: 'Idiot Wind', from San Francisco, California, 5 May, 1992]  ●  Jeff Stevens on recently emerged stories about Bob Dylan & Leonard Cohen  ●  Jeff Stevens mentioned his favourite Dylan podcast 'Hard Rain & Slow Trains: Bob Dylan & Fellow Travelers', a weekly radio program featuring the music of Bob Dylan, his contemporaries, and his antecedents. Broadcast weekly on Thursdays on KEPW [see here]  ●  Nancy Cobb reported on the virtual conference she attended in March: 'Bob Dylan - Jewish Perspectives On His Repertoire: Themes of Prophecy and Redemption' [free pdf available here]. Nancy also reported on a second virtual conference she attended: 'The Torah & Bob Dylan - Part One: Mysticism & Prophecy', the exploration of Bob Dylan’s most Jewish lyrics through the lens of Bible, Midrash and Kabbalah' [songs analysed - click on the links and they will be downloaded onto your device: 'Every Grain Of Sand' here, 'Everything Is Broken' here, 'New Morning' here and 'Wicked Messenger' here] [video here]  ●  Zac Dadic walked the walk in Brisbane, Australia - sightseeing Dylan style: PART 2: a mini tour of Brisbane, Australia, with Zac pointing out particular locations with a Bob Dylan connection  ●  Cr
 
Gulfstream N473CW_St Paul Airport - Flight Center close-up 
Bob Dylan's private jet: Gulfstream N473CW at St Paul
Airport - Flight Centre close-up. Image shared by
Ian Woodward. Click on image to make it larger.
 
aig Jamieson and Another Side of Hibbing, with stories from the EDLIS Café book 'Bob Dylan's Hibbing' [see here]. Craig also mentioned a new publication, due out to coincide with Bob Dylan's birthday on May 24, called 'Bob Dylan's Malibu', by Martin A. Newman [see here]  ●  Chris Cooper: And another thing... news round-up time, including: his review of the new Clinton Heylin book 'The Double Life of Bob Dylan, Vol. 1: A Restless Hungry Feeling: 1941-1966'; the latest edition of the 'Uncut' magazine [Take 289, June 2021] with its free coverdisk CD containing the unreleased Bob Dylan track 'Too Late (Acoustic Version)', which we played; and the Dylan@80 Virtual Conference, organised by The Tulsa University Institute for Bob Dylan Studies to mark Bob Dylan's 80th birthday, and being held from May 22 to 24 [see here]. He also remembered Bob Fass, the American radio presenter, who died on April 24 after 50 years of broadcasting in the New York area. Dylan made three appearances on Bob Fass's 'Radio Unnameable' show, in 1963, 1966 and 1986  ●  Ian Woodward remembered Bangor-born artist Charlie Whisker, who died in April. In later life he lived in Los Angeles where he worked with artists such as Bob Dylan, as a video director. He appears on the credits of most of Dylan's 'Series Of Dreams' promo videos as 'painter'  ●  Ian Woodward spoke about Bob Dylan's private jet [see picture right]  ●  John Nye briefly mentioned the interview on the Pod Dylan podcast by Rob Kelly of Terry Gans, the author of 'Surviving In A Ruthless World', who spoke about Dylan recording the 1983 album 'Infidels' and mentioned the song 'Too Late' and how it developed into 'Foot Of Pride' [see here]  ●  Video: 'Beyond Here Lies Nothin' (Explicit Video)' promo video [see here]; 'When I Paint My Masterpiece', 'Can't Wait', 'Blowin' In The Wind' and after-show footage of Dylan and band leaving the concert and boarding their tour bus, from Milan, 22 June 2011; 'Positively 4th Street', from Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, 5 February 1966; 'Series Of Dreams [HD x2]' promo video [poster here] JN

3 June 2021 - ZOOM Bobchat meeting
 
Marty Newman at TCBDS Bobchat, 3 June 2021
Marty Newman, author of 'Bob Dylan's Malibu',
pictured at Bobchat on 3 June 2021.
 

Poster 179Intro and outline of the meeting's agenda from John Nye  ●  Richard Stokes and 'A Fistful Of Dollars', a compilation of Dylan songs used and abused in films, adverts and TV documentaries [videos shown: Ken Burns' documentary 'The Vietnam War' -  'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall'; Bank Of Montreal - 'The Times They Are A-Changin''; Budweiser - 'Blowin' In The Wind'; Clash Of Clans - 'Wigwam'; Victoria's Secret - 'Love Sick'; Pepsi - 'Forever Young'; Chrysler - 'Things Have Changed'; and The Mauritanian - 'The Man In Me']  ●  Chris Cooper and song comparisons, an occasional series, this month he considered 'Tangled Up In Blue' [and shared 5 versions of the song for comparison: New Haven, Connecticut, 13 November 1975 (afternoon show); Paris, France, 3 July 1978; Charlotte, North Carolina, 10 December 1978; Wembley Stadium, London, 7 July 1984; Santa Fé, New Mexico, 11 September 1990; and Christchurch, New Zealand, 28 August 2018]  ●  Nancy Cobb reported on the virtual conference 'The Torah & Bob Dylan - Part Two: Justice & Apocalypse' [songs analysed - click on the links and they will
 
Bob Dylan’s Point Dume compound in Malibu
Bob Dylan’s Point Dume compound in Malibu,
California. Image shared by Ian Woodward and
referred to during the interview with Marty Newman.
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be downloaded onto your device: 'Forever Young' here, 'The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll' here, 'I Pity The Poor Immigrant' here, 'When The Ship Comes In' here and 'Ring Them Bells' here] [video here]  ●  Nancy Cobb also shared pictures she took during her recent visit to Tulsa, Oklahoma. She went 'to be a founding member of the Bob Dylan Center', wh
ich opens there on 10 May 2022. Her visit also coincided with the centenary commemorations for the Tulsa 1921 race massacre  ●  Nancy also shared a link for her highlight talk from the Dylan@80 online conference, organised by The Tulsa University Institute for Bob Dylan Studies to mark Bob Dylan's 80th birthday ['I Shall Be Free? Dylan, Copyright and Creativity', by Robert Spoo, see here]  ●  Craig Jamieson interviewed Marty Newman, author of 'Bob Dylan's Malibu'. Marty came into our meeting live from Palm Springs, USA, and answered questions from Craig and the group and also read an extract from his book about a painting given to him by Bob Dylan [book available from Amazon at discounted price here, limited time offer]  ●  Chris Cooper: And another thing... news round-up time, including his highlights from the 'Dylan@80' online conference [videos shown: 'I Shall Be Free? Dylan, Copyright and Creativity' [extract], by Robert Spoo; 'A Conversation Piece With Clinton Heylin' [extract] and 'Bob Nation: Twitter, Tweens, and Twinks', by Rebecca Slaman, one of the presenters for '21st Century Dylan']  ●  Chris Cooper also played the recently surfaced audio of 'Don't Think Twice, It's All Right', recorded in the autumn of 1962 by Milton and Lillian Bailey in their New York apartment  ●  Video: 'Blood In My Eyes' promo video [see here]; 'Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight', Chrissie Hynde, promo video [see here]; 'Hurricane', Scarlet Rivera & Nine Mile Station, promo video [see here]; 'Visions Of Johanna', Emma Swift & Robyn Hitchcock [see here]; One from the archive - 'Highway 61 Revisited' (Restoration Team remaster 2021), Bob Dylan with Susan Tedeschi, Newark, Delaware, 20 November 1999; 'Series Of Disasters [Swinging Door Version]' [fan video] [poster here] JN

1 July 2021 - ZOOM Bobchat meeting
 
Jackie Lees at Bobchat on 1 July 2021Keith Miles at Bobchat on 1 July 2021
Jackie Lees and Keith Miles, authors of 'Bob Dylan In London -
Troubadour Tales', pictured at Bobchat on 1 July 2021.
 

Poster 180
Intro and outline of the meeting's agenda from John Nye  ●  David Palmer and 'If Your Memory Serves You Well'  ●  Jim Johnson on Bob Dylan concert residencies - the ninth in the series, looking at the six shows at Earl's Court, London, from June 26 to July 1, 1981 [Video: 'Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues', June 30, 1981] [Audio: 'In The Summertime', June 28, 1981; 'Heart Of Mine', July 1, 1981]  ●  John Nye showed edited clips referencing Bob Dylan in London during 1962 and 1963, taken from the 1992 film 'Acoustic Routes' [for a grainy copy of the film, see here]  ●  Joe Woolf talked about The TCBDS Bob Dylan In London Walking Tour on July 22, when we'll visit 12 locations in London with a Bob Dylan connection. Contact either John Nye or Joe Woolf to be added to the list [only open to TCBDS members]  ●  Jackie Lees and Keith Miles from The Troubadour talking about the famous coffee house cum folk club and their bestselling book 'Bob Dylan In London - Troubadour Tales'. Jackie and Keith came in at the start of the meeting, answered lots of question from me and others in the group about their book and The Troubadour, and ended up staying for the entire meeting joining in with other talks  ●  Jeff Stevens on Michael Gray's new book 'Outtakes On Bob Dylan: Selected Writings 1967-2021'  ●  Stu Levitan and his essay on 'Chimes Of Freedom' and why the song can be considered as one of Bob Dylan's finest works  ●  Chris Cooper: And another thing... news round-up time, including the 'Shadow Kingdom Exclusive Broadcast Event' on July 18 [see here] [promo on Facebook, see here]; and 'Bob Dylan: Odds & Ends', the new compilation film just released for digital download [see here] [Chris played an extract]  ●  Ian Woodward and 'Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan', looking at the music industry's attempts at promoting Bob Dylan in the mid 60s  ●  Marty Newman, author of 'Bob Dylan's Malibu', came in during Any Other Business to say 'Hi' and to talk further about his new book  ●  Video: 'When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky' promo video [see here]; 'Man In A Long Black Coat', 'Things Have Changed' and 'Desolation Row', from Buenos Aires, April 30 to May 2, 2012; 'Series Of Dreams' promo video [poster here] JN

5 August 2021 - ZOOM Bobchat meeting
Poster 181Intro and outline of the meeting's agenda from John Nye  ●  David Palmer and 'If Your Memory Serves You Well' - August went under the spotlight  ●  Jim Johnson on Bob Dylan concert residencies - the tenth in the series, looking at the three shows at The Brixton Academy, London, from March 29 to 31, 1995 [Video: 'Dignity', 29 March 1995; 'Positively 4th Street', 30 March, 1995; 'Mr Tambourine Man', 31 March 1995]  ●  Joe Woolf [and occasionally Keith Miles] talked us through photographs taken during The TCBDS Bob Dylan In London Walking Tour on July 22  ●  Craig Jamieson and Another Side Of Hibbing - looking at Bob Dylan's connections with Finnish immigrants [Video: 'Tell Me, Momma', Paris, 24 May 1966]  ●  Jim Johnson and a mini tour of our new members-only chatroom, TCBDS Supplemental [see here]  ●  Keith Miles gave us a sneak peak of his new book 'Bob Dylan In The Big Apple', due out in November  ●  John Nye and Jim Johnson led the discussion on 'Shadow Kingdom', Bob Dylan’s first live-stream performance aired on July 18, and we played 'To Be Alone With You' and 'Pledging My Time'  ●  Craig Jamieson showed the group a new board game, 'Dylanopoly', described by the game's creators as 'Dylanology's Dylanopoly: Not just a pawn in the game', [see here; and here for a silent animation of the game] [Ian Woodward's comment: 'I ain't gonna go to jail for anybody...']  ●  Video: 'Time Passes Slowly' promo video; 'Desolation Row', Brussels, Belgium, 8 October 1987; 'It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), Ithaca, New York, 15 November 1999; One from the archive - 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue', Odeon Theatre, Liverpool, 1 May 1965; 'Series Of Dreams' promo video [poster here] JN

2 September 2021 - ZOOM Bobchat meeting
Poster 182Intro and outline of the meeting's agenda from John Nye  ●  Jim Johnson and 'Empire Burlesque' Live - the second in the series looking at live versions of songs from classic Bob Dylan albums [Video: 'Clean Cut Kid', Frankfurt, West Germany, 28 September 1987] [Audio: 'I'll Remember You', Green Bay, Wisconsin, 15 April 1994; 'Never Gonna Be The Same Again' [snippet], Reno, Nevada, 1 April 2006; 'Dark Eyes' [live debut attempt], Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 25 February 1986; 'When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky', East Berlin, East Germany, 17 September 1987]  ●  Richard Stokes on Dylan tribute songs: 'a voice like sand and glue' [Video: David Bowie - 'Song For Bob Dylan'; Ralph McTell - 'Zimmerman Blues' 1973; Loudon Wainwright - 'Talking New Bob Dylan']  ●  Matt Wells and his pick of the best from the Never Ending Tour [Video: 'Under The Red Sky', Kokura, Japan, 12 February 1994]  ●  Jerry Fortier on seeing Bob Dylan in Chicago at Orchestra Hall (now known as Symphony Center) on December 27, 1963 [see here and scroll down for concert setlist and newspaper clippings]. He saw him again at The Kettle Of Fish in Greenwich Village, New York, in 1965 [when Dylan was with Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol] and again in 1966, when he saw Dylan perform Mr Tambourine Man at The Gaslight Cafe on December 24, 1966, the night of the 'huge snowstorm': 'No-one was in at the Gaslight because of the storm. Dylan wasn’t booked to be there, he just walked in the door from the street. He lived one block away on MacDougal Street'. Interview by John Nye  ●  Craig Jamieson and Another Side Of Hibbing - looking at the influence of Hibbing fairs [Video: 'Dusty Old Fairgrounds', Live Town Hall, New York, 1963]  ●  Video: 'Springtime In New York: Bootleg Series 16' promo video [see here]; 'Too Late (Band Version)' promo video [see here]; 'All Or Nothing At All' and 'Desolation Row', from Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, 5 May 2017; Mississippi, Bob Dylan with Mark Knopfler, from Zurich, Switzerland, 16 November 2011; One from the archive - 'Like A Rolling Stone', Bad Segeberg, West Germany, 14 July 1981; 'Series Of Dreams' promo video [poster here] JN

7 October 2021 - ZOOM Bobchat meeting
Poster 183Intro and outline of the meeting's agenda from John Nye  ●  David Palmer and 'If Your Memory Serves You Well' - October went under the spotlight  ●  Craig Jamieson and Another Side Of Hibbing - looking at the cinemas of Hibbing and their influence on the young Bob Dylan  ●  Jim Johnson on Bob Dylan concert residencies - the eleventh in the series, looking at The Fox Warfield 1980 shows, Part One [Video: 'Bob Dylan - A Musical Retrospective? [Part 1]', a 30-minute Powerpoint presentation including photos and video extracts from concert footage from the first half of the Fox Warfield 1980 residency, see here]  ●  Keith Miles and his contribution to the new book 'Dylan At 80: It Used To Go Like That, And Now It Goes Like This', published this week by Imprint Academic  ●  Ellen Kessler remembered the Bob Dylan concert she attended at Carnegie Hall, New York, in 1965 [including photos of New York and video extracts of Dylan from the 1965/1966 tours] ●  Chris Cooper: And another thing... news round-up time, including: a look at the daily recording schedule for the 'Infidels' album; his review of the new 'Bootleg Series 16 - Springtime In New York (1980-1985)'; and the recently announced ''Rough & Rowdy Ways' World Wide Tour 2021-2024'  ●  Video: 'USA For Africa - We Are The World (Official Video) (1985)' promo video [see here]; 'Bob Dylan - Italy 1984': 'All Along The Watchtower', 'Like A Rolling Stone' and 'Blowin' In The Wind' (with Carlos Santana), Verona, Italy; One from the archive - 'I & I' and 'License To Kill', Newcastle, UK, 5 July 1984; 'Series Of Dreams' promo video [poster here] JN

4 November 2021 - ZOOM Bobchat meeting
Intro and outline of the meeting's agenda from John Nye  ●  David Palmer and 'If Your Memory Serves You Well' - marking the 60th anniversary of two recording sessions [20 and 22 November 1961] for Bob Dylan's first Columbia album. He also celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first edition of 'The Telegraph' fan magazine, published by Wanted Man, the Bob Dylan information office  ●  Jim Johnson on Bob Dylan concert residencies - the twelfth in the series, looking at The Fox Warfield 1980 shows, Part Two [Audio: 'The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar', from 16 November 1980; 'Abraham, Martin & John', from 17 November 1980; 'Fever', from 22 November 1980; poll winner 'Mary From The Wild Moor'] [Video: 'Solid Rock' [extract], from 16 November 1980; 'Let's Keep It Between Us' [extract] and 'Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)' [extract], both from 18 November 1980]  ●  Richard Stokes on John Heaton and his YouTube reviews of popular music - including over 50 Dylan reviews, most recently BS16 [see here]  ●  Jeff Stevens reviewed Stevie Van Zandt's new book 'Unrequited Infatuations'  ●  Chris Cooper and the Bangla Desh concert's 50th anniversary [Video: 'Deep Blue (Rehearsal)', George Harrison; 'If Not For You (Rehearsal)', (x2), Bob Dylan & George Harrison; 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall', 'It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry', 'Blowin' In The Wind', 'Love Minus Zero, No Limit' and 'Just Like A Woman', Concert For Bangla Desh, Madison Sq. Garden, New York, 1 August 1971] ['The Ultimate Concert For Bangladesh (50th Anniversary Edition)', download link here]  ●  Keith Miles and the 'live' book launch of 'Dylan at 80' held on October 20 in the newly refurbished Dylan Room at The Troubadour in London  ●  Chris Cooper: And another thing... news round-up time, including: the DVD/Blu-ray launch of 'Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson & The Band' [see promo here]. He then led the discussion on the 'Rough & Rowdy Ways World Wide Tour 2021-2024', and particularly the first two shows in Milwaukee [2 November 2021] and Chicago [3 November 2021], which were attended by some TCBDS members, with contributions from Marty Traynor, Kathy Fortier and Stu Levitan [Video: Dylan introducing his band at Milwaukee, 2 November 2021; and 'It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry', from Chicago, 3 November 2021]  ●  John Nye on 'Retrospectrum' and its launch at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami on November 30 [Video: 'Retrospectrum 2019' promo video, see here]  ●  Video: 'My Back Pages [4K version]' from 'The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration', Madison Sq. Garden, New York, 16 October 1992; 'Jokerman [4K version]' promo video; 'Jokerman [4K version]', Late Night With David Letterman, New York, 22 March 1984; 'Tight Connection To My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love) [4K version]' promo video; 'Trust Yourself [4K version]', from Farm Aid, Champaign, Illinois, 22 September 1985; 'Series Of Dreams [4K version]' promo video [poster here] JN

2 December 2021 - ZOOM Bobchat meeting
Poster 185Intro and outline of the meeting's agenda from John Nye  ●  Nancy Cobb's review of a recent Bob Dylan concert at Beacon Theatre, New York, published on The Leigh G. Banks Preservation Society blog is entitled 'Unmasked and no longer anonymous in New York City' [see here]  ●  David Palmer and 'If Your Memory Serves You Well' - December went under the spotlight  ●  Richard Lewis and the Summer of Love. Richard took us on a cultural trip across America in 1967, including a chance meeting he had with Bob Dylan and Robbie Robertson in Woodstock  ●  Keith Miles introduced us to his new book 'Bob Dylan in the Big Apple: Troubadour Tales in New York', being published in the UK on December 9 [see here]  ●  Jim Johnson and The Rough & Rowdy Ways Tour round-up - a summary of the gigs so far [Audio: 'False Prophet', from Beacon Theatre, New York, 21 November 2021] [Video: a short Instagram montage featuring 'I've Made Up My Mind To Give Myself To You', from Chicago, Illinois, 3 November 2021] ●  Matt Wells and his pick of the best from the Never Ending Tour [Video: 'Silvio', from Dubuque, Iowa, 12 November 1996]  ●  Craig Jamieson and Another Side Of Hibbing, looking at the businesses of Hibbing with a connection to the young Bob Dylan, including Feldman's, where Bob Dylan's mother worked  ●  Chris Cooper: And another thing... news round-up time, including news of The Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa acquiring 'newly discovered' early Dylan recordings [see here]  ●  Video: 'Must Be Santa' promo video; 'I Contain Multitudes', 'Key West (Philosopher Pirate)' and 'I've Made Up My Mind To Give Myself To You', from Chicago, Illinois, 3 November 2021; 'Positively 4th Street', from Binghamton, New York, 12 October 1992; 'Series Of Dreams [dual screen version]' promo video [poster here] JN

2022

6 January 2022 - ZOOM Bobchat meeting
Intro and outline of the meeting's agenda from John Nye  ●  David Palmer and 'If Your Memory Serves You Well' - January  ●  Jim Johnson and 'It Ain’t Me, Babe' - under the spotlight, Part One [Audio/video of various versions of 'It Ain't Me, Babe': 1. Take #1, 9 July 1964, Studio B, Columbia Studios, NYC; 2. 'Go Way From My Window', May 1960, Home of Karen Wallace, St Paul; 3. 17 May 1964, Royal Festival Hall, London; 4. 24 July 1964, Afternoon Workshop, Newport Folk Festival; 5. 24 July 1964, with Joan Baez, Evening, Newport Folk Festival; 6. 28 August 1965, Forest Hills, NYC; 7. 12 December 1965, San Jose Civic Auditorium; 8. Basement Tapes outtake; 9. 31 August 1969, Isle of Wight Festival; 10. 1 May 1970, with George Harrison, Studio B, Columbia Studios, NYC]  ●  Chris Cooper interviewed Eddie Korvin, who recorded Bob Dylan in his New York City studio, Blue Rock, in the early 1970s [Video: Bob Dylan (Lost Demo) - Barry Goldberg 'Hi Heel Sneakers' [HQ Version], see here]  ●  Matt Wells and his pick of the best from the Never Ending Tour [Video: 'Seeing The Real You At Last', from Correggio, Italy, 5 July 1992]  ●  Nancy Cobb and the new book by Peter K. McKenzie 'Bob Dylan: On A Couch & Fifty Cents A Day' [Video: 'Ballad Of Donald White', from the 2nd McKenzie Tape, 1962, 1963, see here]  ●  Madison Stu - Stu Levitan and his Madison, Wisconsin radio show [Audio: extracts from his interviews with Patti Smith and Roger McQuinn]  ●  Chris Cooper and 'I'll Remember You' - Chris remembered his first Bob Dylan concert at Colston Hall, Bristol, 10 May 1966  ●  Chris Cooper: And another thing... news round-up time  ●  Video: ''Cross The Green Mountain' [official video], see here; 'Tears Of Rage', from Copenhagen, Denmark, 23 July 1996; 'Cat's In The Well' [incomplete] and 'Highway 61 Revisited', from Copenhagen, Denmark, 24 July 1996; One from the archive - 'Tombstone Blues' [acoustic version], from Newport Folk Festival, 1965; 'Series Of Dreams' [dual screen version] promo video [poster here] JN

3 February 2022 - ZOOM Bobchat meeting
Intro and outline of the meeting's agenda from John Nye  ●  David Palmer and 'If Your Memory Serves You Well' - February  ●  Jim Johnson and 'It Ain’t Me, Babe' - under the spotlight, Part Two [Audio/video of various versions of 'It Ain't Me, Babe': 1. Chicago, 4 Jan 1974; 2. Clearwater, 22 April 1976; 3. Fort Worth, 16 May 1976; 4. Los Angeles, 5 June 1978; 5. Paris, 3 July 1978; 6. Newcastle, 5 July 1984; 7. Ontario, 27 August 1992; 8. Nashville, 9 November 1994; 9. New York, 3 December 2019]  ●  Jeff Stevens and the story of how ‘Life Is Hard’, a Bob Dylan song from 'Together Through Life', found its way onto the soundtrack of the 2010 Olivier Dahan directed film ‘My Own Love Song’  ●  John Nye and the launch in the UK on January 27 of Bob Dylan's new 'Retrospectrum' art collection [promo video here]. The new collection takes its name from the Bob Dylan 'Retrospectrum' exhibition, currently in Miami, Florida [see here]. Mary Connell and Stu Levitan spoke of how some of the paintings on show at the exhibition were created. Craig Jamieson shared pictures from the exhibition, taken from EDLIS Café's 'Deep Focus 2021 Retrospectrum' album page [see here]  ●  Mark Packer and 'I'll Remember You' - Mark remembered his first Bob Dylan concert, Wembley Arena, London, 17 October 1987 [Video: Bob Dylan and George Harrison, 'Rainy Day Women #12 & 35', Wembley Arena, London, 17 October 1987]  ●  Craig Jamieson and Another Side Of Hibbing, looking at the Hibbing mining influences on the young Bob Dylan  ●  Chris Cooper: And another thing... news round-up time, including news of forthcoming Bootleg Series projects and the latest situation surrounding the 'J.C.' legal case. He also shared images taken from one of Bob Dylan's complete 'Blood On The Tracks' notebooks, and we 'deciphered' the lyrics to one of the unreleased songs in the notebook, 'There Ain't Gonna Be Any Next Time'  ●  Video: 'Things Have Changed' [4K version] promo video; 'It Ain't Me, Babe' [three camera version], from Aston Villa, 2 April 1995; 'Early Roman Kings', 'To Be Alone With You' and 'Key West  (Philosopher Pirate)', from Beacon Theatre, New York, 21 November 2021; 'One from the archive' - 'Like A Rolling Stone', from Nashville, 14 November 1981; 'Series Of Dreams' [dual screen version] promo video [poster here] JN

3 March 2022 - ZOOM Bobchat meeting
Intro and outline of the meeting's agenda from John Nye  ●  David Palmer and 'If Your Memory Serves You Well' - looking at Bob Dylan recording in Blue Rock Studio, New York, from 16-19 March 1971 [Eddie Korvin, founder of Blue Rock Studio, also spoke about the sessions during his interview when he guested on Bobchat on 6 January 2022]  ●  Richard Stokes: Why do gifted rock stars make excremental films? 'Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid' [1973] went under the spotlight  ●  Bob Russell on Bob Dylan and The Stanley Brothers [Video: 'White Dove, The Stanley Brothers, song first released April 1949; 'White Dove', Bob Dylan live in Atlanta, 2 December 1997; 'The Lonesome River', Bob Dylan with Ralph Stanley, from Ralph Stanley's 1998 album 'Clinch Mountain Country'; 'Rank Stranger To Me', The Stanley Brothers; 'White Dove' [2 camera version], Bob Dylan live in Cedar Rapids, 3 April 2000]  ●  Mary Connell and her visit to the Retrospectrum Exhibition in Miami  ●  Matt Wells and his pick of the best from the Never Ending Tour [Video: 'Man In The Long Black Coat', from Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1991]  ●  David Palmer and 'I'll Remember You' - David remembered his first Bob Dylan concert, Earl's Court, London, 27 June 1981  ●  Chris Cooper: And another thing... news round-up time, including further news of forthcoming Bootleg Series projects and Bob Dylan's latest business venture as co-founder of an NFT [non-fungible token] trading platform called Snowcrash. Following on from last month, Chris also showed more images taken from one of Bob Dylan's complete 'Blood On The Tracks' notebooks, and we 'deciphered' the lyrics to another of the unreleased songs in the notebook, 'Belltower Blues'  ●  Video: 'To Ramona' [Promo HQ], from De Montfort Hall, Leicester, 2 May 1965; 'Ring Them Bells' [4K upgrade], from Dublin, 13 September 2000; 'Soon' [4K upgrade], from George Gershwin Celebration Concert, Brooklyn Academy Of Music, New York, 11 March 1987; 'Tomorrow Night' [4K upgrade], Bob Dylan with Tricia Yearwood, Los Angeles, 23 March 1994; 'Restless Farewell' [4K upgrade], from Frank Sinatra's 80th Birthday Tribute, 1995; 'Wilbury Twist' [documentary footage filmed on the set during the making of the 'Wilbury Twist' promo], The Traveling Wilburys, 1990; 'Whatever colours you HAD in your mind' [early Dylan videos colourised] - 'Blowin' In The Wind', Bob Dylan with The Freedom Singers, Joan Baez and Peter, Paul & Mary, Newport Folk Festival, 1963 / 'Maggie's Farm', Newport Folk Festival, 1965 / 'Love Minus Zero, No Limit', Newport Folk Festival, 1965; 'One from the archive' - French TV footage filmed during Dylan's concert at Toulouse, France, 21 June 1981, including excerpts of several songs including 'Solid Rock' and 'Just Like A Woman'; 'Series Of Dreams' [dual screen version] promo video [poster here] JN

7 April 2022 - ZOOM Bobchat meeting
Intro and outline of the meeting's agenda from John Nye, including news of The TCBDS Bob Dylan In London Walking Tour on June 22  ●  David Palmer and 'If Your Memory Serves You Well' - April went under the spotlight, focussing on the song 'Blowin' In The Wind', written by Bob Dylan that month 60 years ago ●  Richard Stokes reviewed the new book 'Dylan, Lennon, Marx & God', by Jon Stewart  ●  Stu Levitan and his visit to Dylan's 'Retrospectrum' exhibition in Miami. Stu shared four videos he shot at the exhibition, two can be found here and here  ●  Matt Wells and his pick of the best from the Never Ending Tour [Video: 'Jokerman', from Miami Beach, Florida, 31 March 1998] [see here, full show here]  ●  Craig Jamieson and 'Another Side Of Hibbing' - Hibbing's religions and their influences on the young Bob Dylan [Video: IBM Watson commercial, see here] [further reading here]  ●  Ian Woodward and 'I'll Remember You' - Ian remembered his first Bob Dylan concert, Royal Albert Hall, London, 9 May 1965, and also spoke about other shows he attended around that time  ●  Chris Cooper: And another thing... news round-up time, including concert news and reviews from The Rough & Rowdy Ways Tour  ●  Video: 'Heart Of Mine' [HD, colourised], from Avignon, France, 25 July 1981; 'Late Night With David Letterman', New York, 22 March 1983 [4K upgrade] - 'Don't Start Me To Talkin'', 'License To Kill' and 'Jokerman'; 'With God On Our Side' [HD, colourised], from BBC Tonight programme, 1964; Greenwood, Mississippi, anti-segregation rally, Spring 1963, featuring Bob Dylan, Freedom Singers, Pete Seeger and Theodore Bikel - HD, colourised video using complete audio, stills and available video: Bob Dylan, 'Only a Pawn in Their Game'; Bob Dylan with Pete Seeger and The Freedom Singers, 'Blowin' In The Wind'; group song, 'We Shall Overcome' [full audio at Smithsonian Institution, see here]; 'Whatever colours you HAD in your mind' [early Dylan videos colourised] - 'Quest: The Times They Are A-Changin'' [CBCTV 1964]; 'Series Of Dreams' [dual screen version] promo video [poster here] JN

5 May 2022 - ZOOM Bobchat meeting
Intro and outline of the meeting's agenda from John Nye  ●  David Palmer and 'If Your Memory Serves You Well' - May went under the spotlight, focussing on Dylan's performances at the 'The Great Music Experience', at Nara City, Japan, May 18-22, 1994 [Video: 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall' (live), Bob Dylan with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Michael Kamen]  ●  Jim Johnson: Oh Mersey! Bob Dylan in Liverpool. Jim's amazing 45-minute video tour of places Bob Dylan either performed at, visited, stayed at or was pictured at in and around Liverpool  ●  Keith Agar and 'I'll Remember You' - Keith remembered his first Bob Dylan concert, at Newcastle City Hall on 6 May 1965. He also spoke about Dylan's 1966 Newcastle concert, which he also attended [Video: 'To Ramona' [HD version], Newcastle City Hall, 6 May 1965]  ●  Madison Stu - Stu Levitan and his Madison, Wisconsin radio show, Part 2. Stu shared his interview with Sean Wilentz about his book 'Bob Dylan In America'  ●  Colin Moore on the highs and lows of photographing Bob Dylan live, Part 1. Colin shared and spoke about his pictures from Earl's Court, London, 1981; Wembley Arena, London, 1987; Birmingham NEC, 1989; Glasgow SECC, 1989; and Wembley Arena, London, 1989  ●  Chris Cooper: And another thing... news round-up time, including new dates for The Rough & Rowdy Ways Tour and the opening of the new Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa on May 10 [Video: Guitarist Tim Pierce talking about session work he did with Bob Dylan for last year's online 'Shadow Kingdom' exclusive broadcast event [see here]  ●  Video: 'Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues' [HD, outtake version]; 'This Wheel's On Fire' [1968, live], Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity; 'Like A Rolling Stone', 'Forever Young' and 'Honest With Me', from Bournemouth, 5 May 2002; 'Whatever colours you HAD in your mind' [early Dylan videos colourised] - 'The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll', live on The Steve Allen Show, 25 February 1964; 'Series Of Dreams' promo video [poster here] JN



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