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The Basement Tapes is a collection of over songs recorded by Bob Dylan and his then-backing group, the Bandin the summer of in West SaugertiesNew Yorkjust outside Woodstock. Martha - Jefferson Airplane - The Worst Of Jefferson Airplane sessions began in a den known as "The Red Room" in Dylan's home, before moving to an improvised recording studio in the basement of a house known as Bitch Please II - Eminem & 50 Cent - DeLuxe Collection MP3 Pinkwhere Rick DankoRichard Manuel and Garth Hudson lived.
Fourteen basement tape songs appeared in on a demo privately circulated by Dylan's publishing company, Dwarf Music. The other eight tracks were recordings by the Band from different times. Below is an alphabetical list of songs from these recording sessions. This list does not include songs that feature only the members of the Band.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from The Basement Tapes Sessions. Archived from the original on December 5, Retrieved November 24, Martin's Press,pp. Retrieved November 26, Very quickly the listener is drawn into the sickly embrace of the music, its wash of half-heard, half-formed words and the increasing bitterness and despair behind them.
The Recording Sessions [—]p. Retrieved November 27, Alone, as inor surrounded by Danko's deep bass, Manuel 's lap Hawaiian guitar with his own guitar barely leading the music—it's so slow, it barely can be led; the melody pulls back against the singer—he gives himself up to the song, disappears into it, becoming all of its actors, with as much sympathy for the father as for the daughter as for the husband as for the son.
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It is written to the tune of " Frog Went A-Courting Blue Roses - Basment Sessions Seattle - Basment Sessions Vol. 1 & 2 . A country hit duet for Melba Montgomery and Gene Pitney. Composed by Dodd, who played pedal steel in the Tex Ritter band, the song was first recorded by Little Jimmy Dickens inand Hank Williams released the song under his " Luke the Drifter " moniker in A Johnny Cash song released in One of several Blue Roses - Basment Sessions Seattle - Basment Sessions Vol.
1 & 2 covers recorded during the Basement Tapes sessions. Idris DaviesPete Seeger. Davies, a Welsh miner, originally wrote this as a poem about the General Strike of ; it was later set to music by Seeger. One of several Johnny Cash cover from the sessions. Cash recorded the song for Sun Records in Take 1 breaks down. Released on The Bootleg Series Vol. Although The Hawks had played with Dylan for two years, they had never performed this classic Dylan song live.
Both Robbie Robertson and Garth Hudson take extended solos. A western song copyrighted by Spencer Williams in Cover of a hit by Sonny Knight. This is just a fragment of a traditional song which had been recorded by both Odetta and Eric von Schmidt. A sketch for a song with half-completed lyrics with a rockabilly sound, including three guitar solos by Robbie Robertsonreminiscent of the Carl Perkins sound. Previously unreleased on bootleg, this song was heard for the first time on The Basement Tapes Completeand has been described as an early basement recording, made in Dylan's home in Woodstock before the move to Big Pink.
Not really a cover of the song itself, it seems to be an improvisation begun by Dylan and the Hawks after being amused by Manuel playing a few seconds of "Flight of the Bumblebee",  with the lyrics sounding "as if it's poetry night in a San Francisco jazz club. This was a hit for Hank Snow on the country charts inand a number 2 pop hit for Elvis Presley in One of a number of Ian and Sylvia Tyson songs.
Ian and Sylvia recorded several Basement Tapes songs as well. Another Ian and Sylvia Tyson song. Dylan would return to this in the late s while touring with The Grateful Dead. First recorded in by Henry Whitter. By the time Dylan informally recorded it during the basement sessions, he had been playing the song for several years.
A funky, bawdy groove characterizes this unfinished song. Dylan ends the performance Blue Roses - Basment Sessions Seattle - Basment Sessions Vol. 1 & 2 the three-minute mark, advising Garth Hudson not to record the performance as it is just "wasting tape". This song has been recorded by Woody GuthrieJohnny Cashand many others. Described by Griffin as a one-chord rocker which fails to find the groove. Made famous by Elvis Nominon - The True Face Of Death in This version bears little resemblance to Elvis's rendition.
Perhaps the most famous Basement Tapes number, and the most widely covered. Rollins describes this as a song which Dylan begins to teach the Band, but never completes.
Another fragment. Greil Marcus states this may be loosely based on Jim Reeves ' song "Guilty". Recorded by John Lee Hooker in Robertson and Danko also recorded the song in with John Hammond, Jr.
One of the most famous and highly regarded outtakes, not just of the Basement Tapes, but Dylan's whole career. The film about Dylan entitled I'm Not There takes its title from this song, which was released on the film's soundtrack. A rollicking version of the Hardin song which was a top ten hit for Bobby Darin in First recorded by Hank Snow inwhere it became a number one hit in the country charts.
A sea chanty revived during the early s by the folk revival. Made widely known by Bob Roberts. Recorded by von Schmidt in Two different accounts of the origins of this song Blue Roses - Basment Sessions Seattle - Basment Sessions Vol. 1 & 2 been published. The song has been credited to 19th century African-American minstrel performer James A. Blandalthough this version descends into "a goofy call and response barnyard litany". A live version recorded during Dylan's performance at Isle of Wight Festival was released in on Self Portrait ; however, this recording from was unknown until its release on 's The Bootleg Series Vol.
One of the best known basement songs, released on the album. Recorded by Fairport Convention and released in on Unhalfbricking. This song was a number one hit for The Fleetwoods in Clarence Williams.
This song reached number 4 on the Country Charts when Hank Williams released it as a single in Woody Guthrie made this song a folk standard. Take 1 was released on the album. Recorded by The Byrds and released on on Sweetheart of the Rodeo. Griffin notes that I Could Have Told You - Bob Dylan - Triplicate recorded a song with the same title in a Glasgow hotel room in May This is a different song, described by Griffin as sounding like "a pounding outtake from Highway 61 Revisited.
The song has been described as an enjoyably sloppy, improvised version of a Sinatra number " One for My Baby and One More for the Road ". Another Ian and Sylvia song, which they recorded under the title "Song for Canada". Richard Manuel sings the first verse before Dylan's vocal takes over.
The chorus echoes the hit song " Open the Door, Richard " Revenge (28) - The Heavens Are Empty Jack McVeawhich reached number one in the charts inrecorded by Count Basie.
Appears on the acetate and the album. Dylan's take one originally appeared on the first rock bootleg album, Great White WonderCome Back Home (Unplugged Ver.) - 2NE1 - All Or Nothing In Seoul (2014 2NE1 World Tour Live CD) Take two appeared on Dylan's compilation album Biograph.
First recorded in by Jefferson, famously included in the Anthology of American Folk Violin Concerto In A-Minor Op. 82 - Glazounov*, Dvorak* - Nathan Milstein, The Pittsburgh Symphony Oand first recorded by Dylan in for his eponymous debut album.
On the officially released box set, it was titled "One Kind Favor". Variation on "See You Later, Alligator". The title is coined by one of the members of The Band at the beginning of the first take, causing Dylan to laugh.
Years later Robbie Robertson referred to some of these sessions as " reefer run amok". A Dylan composition described by Griffin as rockabilly, and suitable for a Ronnie Hawkins interpretation. The longest recording of the Basement Tapesand often regarded as one of the highlights from the sessions.
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