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Gone: Merle Haggard

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My first Merle Haggard record, picked up at a shop in Dinkytown in Minneapolis, way back in the early 1980s was called Serving 190 Proof. I really don’t know why I decided to fork out the five or six bucks for a country and western record but I thank my lucky stars I did.


At that point my musical tastes were quite immature. Sure, Johnny Cash was a hero and Willie Nelson was fun, but country music in general was anathema to me. Hoaky music for rednecks.


But I read a lot of music reviews and Merle was someone the rock critics consistently praised. Maybe it was the album cover—a hand coloured photo of Merle looking lonely at a bar—that got me to dish out the cash. I can’t recall from this far up the road, but that album became instantly a favourite. It’s remained so for 30+ years.


More albums followed and my head and cassette tapes filled with Merle Haggard songs: Big City, Driftwood, Okie from Muskogee, Shopping from Dresses, Poncho and Lefty many of which I’ve included in this mixtape to mark his passing yesterday.


Merle’s songwriting is top notch. I have always been drawn more to his mellow side and songs where he seems to be simply reflecting on the wonders and sorrows of the simple life. Merle’s songs are full of nostalgia and hope and a sad resignation to never ending change.   His baritone which has to be one of the smoothest and most expressive natural voices ever gifted to mankind is what consistently delights and enchants me. Be it the rowdy CC Waterback with pal George Jones, the boozy anthem Swinging Doors or the downright classic, Kern River, it is voice that drives the nail into the knotted wood.


From little things big things grow, said another fine singer. And from that one LP purchased three and half decades ago, Merle’s place in my musical estimation has steadily risen. I reckon he is one of three singers whose music I consistently and regularly come back to for more inspiration, insight and pleasure. So his passing is a terrible loss.


Thanks for everything hoss!


Track Listing

01 Mississippi Delta Blues

02 There I’ve Said It Again

03 Crazy Moon

04 I’ll Be a Hero (When I Strike)

05 The Last Letter

06 What Happened

07 You Don’t Have Very Far To Go

08 Truck Driver’s Blues

09 Rainbow Stew

10 Pancho And Lefty

11 Are the Good Times Really Over

12 Going Where The Lonely Go

13 Swinging Doors Strangers

14 Still Water Runs The Deepest

15 Workin’ Man Blues

16 The Fightin’ Side of Me

17 Django and Jimmie

18 The Bottle Let Me Down

19 C.C. Waterback

20 Tulare Dust

21 My Own Kind of Hat

22 I Am What I Am

23 If I Could Only Fly

24 Driftwood

25 Walking the Floor Over You

26 Natural High

27 Irma Jackson

28 Okie from Muskogee

29 Kern River



Stay Sane at Work: Mixtapes


For those of you /us who struggle from time to time with boredom or cynicism or ennui at work. And restlessness too. Just can’t stand your co-workers and your boss is a ponce? Well what you need is a bit of fresh music and a playlist or two to listen to between meetings (maybe even during meetings).

Here you go. Long live 5 o’clock!

Stay Sane Pt 1

Track Listing (Pt. 1)

01 The Wonder Of It All [Mind & Matter]

02 No No Blues[Culey Weaver]

03 Your Love’s Been Good For Me [Gladys Knight & The Pips]

04 Swing Low, Chariot [Sister O.M. Terrell]                                                                           1

05 Funny World [Johnny Hartman]

06 The Panama Limited [Washington White]

07 Get a Feeling [Kings Go Forth]

08 I Want Jesus To Walk With Me [Shirley Stewart]

09 Ash Can Blues[Cliff Carlisle]

10 Talk To Me Baby[Fleetwood Mac]

11 Signed Gladys[Gladys Knight & The Pips]

12 Kalimba [Mr. Scruff]

13 Sleepin’ Bee [Johnny Hartman]

14 Gotta Make Me a Gun[Basement Freaks]

15 Never Feel Cold (feat. Mendee Ichikawa) [Bosq Of Whiskey Barons]

16 Now That I Don’t Have You[Mind & Matter]

17 Missing You[Billy Paul]

18 Black Family  [Roy Ayers]


StaySane Pt 2

Track Listing: (pt. 2)

01 My Baby’s Got A Dead Man’s Number [Chris Gaffney]

02 Almost Persuaded[David Houston]

03 Amos Moses [Jerry Reed]

04 King of California [Dave Alvin]

05 I Wish I Didn’t Love You So [k.d. lang]

06 Polk Salad Annie[Tony Joe White and Johnny Cash]

07 Sad Songs And Waltzes [Cake]

08 Old River[Hazel Dickens/Ginny Hawker]

09 Ashgrove [Dave Alvin]

10 She Thinks I Still Care [Johnny Paycheck]

11 Are You Sure                [Ray Price]

12 California Women  [Hoyt Axton]

13 Another Place, Another Time [Jerry Lee Lewis]

14 Holding On To Nothing [Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton]

15 Rings Of Gold [Dottie West]

16 Alchoholidays [Chris Gaffney & The Cold Hard Facts]

17 Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone? [Charley Pride]

18 Collection Box [Thomas Jefferson Kaye]

19 In Time [Kelly Hogan]


Gratitude for: Glen Campbell


Among my very first record purchases (or maybe it was a gift from a cousin) was a Glen Campbell album that had Wichita Lineman and Dreams of the Everyday Housewife on it.

He was big in the States at that moment. I had just arrived from India with absolutely no idea of TV or American pop culture. And Glen Campbell had his own show and was all over the radio. I related to him in a way that made sense to my 11 year old boyish soul. His hair was combed to the side but neatly over the years, not hanging over them like the ‘hippies’. For a couple of years he was my unconscious hair-do role model. His voice was ordinary which was nice…none of this freakish screaming ala Jim Morrison.   And, amazingly, I related to his songs.

Dream of the Everyday Housewife for some reason particularly made sense to me. Maybe because my mom was alone much of that year as Dad drove around the country drumming up support from churches for us to continue to live in India. But the sense of longing , of feeling that perhaps I’ve made the wrong choice, has my boat sailed without me, were feelings I’ve been haunted by throughout my life.

One thing I didn’t know at the time was that Mr. Campbell had already paid his dues in the music industry. Or rather, he’d been paid MANY MILLIONS of dues. He had been a tremendously successful session guitarist pulling in thousands of dollars a day back when a good annual salary hovered around $12,000. Sadly, on his records, including the one we share today, his skill as a picker is deeply hidden. A real pity.

So to start or end your day let’s recall the great Mr Glen Campbell who is still with us but only just. He’s gravely ill and I’m sure would appreciate some of our good thoughts, wherever they might come from.


Track Listing:

01 Rhinestone Cowboy

02 Both Sides Now

03 By The Time I Get To Phoenix

04 Gentle On My Mind

05 Too Many Mornings

06 Wichita Lineman

07 One Last Time

08 Don’t Pull Your Love_Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye

09 Reason To Believe

10 It’s Only Make Believe

11 Honey Come Back

12 Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling

13 Galveston

14 Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife

15 The Last Thing On My Mind

16 Where’s The Playground, Susie

17 Try A Little Kindness

18 Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In L.A.)

19 All I Have To Do Is Dream (With Bobbie Gentry)

20 Amazing Grace


Celebrations: 100 Fine American Songs in Three Volumes


As promised, to mark the rather unexpected milestone of 700 posts on the Washerman’s Dog and Harmonium Music Blog, I’ve put together the first collection of 100 songs.

To start, I’ve selected some juicy cuts, old favorites and fresher discoveries, that fall into the category of American roots music.  Alt country, honkytonk, Americana, country, folk, hillbilly, rockabilly bluegrass and gospel are some of the other labels for this sort of music.  I don’t post as much ‘roots’ music as I’d like, so I’m glad to kick the celebrations off with this century of tunes.

A Man I Hardly Know

Track Listing: (A Man I Hardly Know. Vol.1)

01 Long Walk Back to San Antone [Junior Brown]

02 A Man I Hardly Know [Loretta Lynn]

03 Beyond The Great Divide [Emmylou Harris]

04 Odds and Ends [Outlaw Social]

05 Twilight On The Trail [Clint Eastwood]

06 Wild Side [Son Volt]

07 Killing the Blues [Alison Krauss and Robert Plant]

08 Poquita Fe [Tish Hinojosa]

09 Old Habits [Wayne Yates and Co.]

10 Because the Wind [Joe Ely]

11 Been Down So Goddamn Long [Dan Brodie and the Broken Arrows]

12 I Feel the Blues Movin’ In [Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt]

13 What Little I Got Left [James Hand]

15 Mornin’ Pills [The Boonswagglers]

16 You Win Again [Keith Richards]

17 Reso Fandango [Megan Lovell]

18 Every Kind of Music But Country [Robbie Fulks]

19 Tarnished Angel [George Jones]

20 Drivin’ Nails in My Coffin [Asleep At the Wheel]

21 Old Rugged Hills [Olive & Eva]

22 The Ballad of Thunder Road [Robert Mitchum]

22 Tomorrow Never Comes

23 Old Friends [Chuck Prophet]

24 What You Gonna Do Leroy  (With Robert Plant) [Buddy and Julie Miller]

25 Rock Island [Buffalo Gospel]

26 Fast as You [Dwight Yoakam]

27 Long Black Road [Slim Dusty]

28 I Couldn’t Keep From Crying [Album Version] [Johnny Cash]

29 Fingernails [Joe Ely]

30 Highway Patrolman (Album Version) [Johnny Cash]

31 Sticks & Stones [Wanda Jackson]

32 Indian Queens [Nick Lowe]

33 Desolation Row [Chris Smither]


Unbroken Circle

Track Listing: (The Unbroken Circle. Vol. 2)

01 Hold To God’s Unchanging Hands [David Grisman]

02 Just Call On Jesus [Larry Sparks]

03 Please Take the Devil Out of Me [Caitlin Cary]

04 Wicked Saviour [Rex Hobart]

05 Softly And Tenderly [Hank Williams]

06 Fall on the Rock [Buddy Miller]

07 Tijuana Bible [Rom Russell]

08 Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? [Johnny Cash and Carter Family]

09 I’m Using My Bible for a Road Map [Porter Wagoner]

10 Rivers Of Babylon [Steve Earle]

11 Hide My Sin (A.b.o.r.t.i.o.n N.e.w Y.o.r.k) [Lorene Mann]

12 Brighter Mansion [Longview]

13 Sweet Forgiveness [Iris Dement]

14 Plow Through The Mystic [Jeff Black]

15 Hard on Things [Giant Sand]

16 Drifting Too Far From The Shore [Jerry Garcia, Dave Grisman, Tony Rice]

17 Almost Persuaded [Louvin Brothers]

18 Life’s Railway to Heaven [Patsy Cline]

19 Jesus Gave Me Water [Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver]

20 The Gloryland Way [Bill Monroe]

21 With God On Our Side (Live) [Bob Dylan]

22 The Far Side Banks of Jordan [Bluegrass Gospel Project]

23 Will The Circle Be Unbroken [Holmes Brothers]

24 Redemption [Johnny Cash]

25 I Hear a Sweet Voice Calling [The Handsome Family]

26 How Great Thou Art [Dolly Parton]

27 Radio Station S-A-V-E-D [Roy Acuff]

28 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child [Charlie Rich]

29 Where The Soul Never Dies [Charlie Moore]

30 I’m A Man Of Constant Sorrow [Stanley Brothers]

31 Pharisee [Stan Rogers]

32 Peace In The Valley [Sons of the Pioneers feat. Roy Rogers]

33 There Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down [Brother Claude Ely]


Hungry for Love

Track Listing: (Hungry for Love. Vol.3)

01 Blue Moon Revisited (Song For Elvis) [Cowboy Junkies]

02 Hungry For Love [Patsy Cline]

03 Shine [Waylon Jennings]

04 Don’t Speak In English [Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodrigues]

05 Till Death Do Us Part [Ray Price]

06 It Makes No Difference [The Band]

07 If We Make it Through December [Merle Haggard]

08 I Can’t Help It [George Jones]

09 I Miss You Already [Duane Jarvis]

10 After the Gold Rush [Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt]

11 The Heart That You Own [Dwight Yoakam]

12 Thursday [Sam Baker]

13 Milk Of The Moon [Greg Brown]

14 Someday I’ll Get out of These Bars [Jerry Jeff Walker]

15 A Little More Time [The James Low Western Front]

16 B Movie Boxcar Blues [Delbert McClinton]

17 Neon Tombstone [Phil Lee]

18 Honey Where’s the Money Gone [Solomon Burke]

19 The Plans We Made [Lonesome Bob]

20 Firecracker [The Wailin’ Jennys]

21 Till I Gain Control Again [Van Morrison]

22 As Soon As I Hang Up The Phone (With Loretta Lynn) [Conway Twitty]

23 The Warm Red Wine [Willie Nelson]

24 Between The Daylight And The Dark [Mary Gauthier]

25 Before & After Love [Mark Halstead]

26 That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas) [Lyle Lovett]

27 Right In Time [Lucinda Williams]

28 Powerlines [Grant Peebles]

29 Let’s Think About Living [Teddy Thompson]

30 Poor Ellen Smith [Laura Cantrell]

31 Portland Oregon [Loretta Lynn]

32 The Race Is On [Grateful Dead]

33 In Spite of Ourselves [John Prine and Iris Dement]


Silver Fox’s Silver Linings: Charlie Rich

Charlie Rich

Charlie Rich

I was browsing through the vinyl selection at Greville Records in Prahran one day when I stopped cold.  There, resting between a Bobby Bland Japanese import and an old Blackalicious record, was an album I had long since stopped searching for:  Charlie Rich’s Silver Linings, his mid-70’s gospel classic.  Asking price $5!


I grabbed it and at the counter the store manager couldn’t believe the price either.  ‘Is this right’, he muttered to himself but then shrugged. ‘You’re lucky day, I guess.” He took my money and I rushed out of the shop in case he changed his mind.


In the 1960s, Gospel albums were pretty much a must-do for an established Country artist. Basically they are easy to do with the same familiar standards that they used to grow up with, also it is an opportunity to show one’s faith and respect for tradition. With the coming of the glossy Countripolitan era, which Charlie Rich played an important role to form, those kind of albums became less fashionable (the Outlaws weren’t much  interested in keeping that tradition either). However, producer Billy Sherrill seems to be one of the few who kept that going, as he kept recording Gospel albums with George Jones and Charlie here.

Gospel music is nothing new for Charlie, in fact his second single “Big Man” is a fine piece of Gospel-Pop. Here he keeps to the old standards with only one contemporary song in Kris Kristofferson‘s “Why Me”. Unlike his other albums from the era, Sherrill cut down a bit on the production here (there were no hits to be expected from this project anyway) and also Charlie is back on the piano stool (on his other later Epic recordings, session player Hargus “Pig” Robbins took over mostly). What we get is one of his best albums of the 70s and one of the greatest Country Gospel albums ever – his voice was made for this it seems (I wonder if I would have minded if he had become a full-time Gospel artist in the late 70s – sure would have been better than those lackluster Country-Pop LPs he put out). My favorite performances are especially “Down By the Riverside” and the grand finale of “The Milky White Way” and “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” – they rank among is greatest vocal performances and he sucks you right into it. All the time he gets backed by a spirited chorus, but really his voice and the piano are up front and do the trick here. I really like the original cover of this LP, the CD issue I have looks bad and has also the wrong title, maybe I should get this on vinyl.. Well if you are a Charlie Rich and/or a Gospel music fan you really should get this, no matter what format.



So, dear readers of this blog, I commend to you the wonderful, somewhat hard to find, good old country gospel gem, from the Silver Fox, Mr. Charlie Rich.


Praise the Lord.

Silver Linings

Track Listing:

01 Will the Circle Be Unbroken

02 Down by the Riverside

03 Why Me

04 Were You There?

05 Old Time Religion

06 Just a Closer Walk With Thee

07 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

08 Amazing Grace

09 The Milky White Way

10 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child



Tsar of the Honky Tonk Tavern: Gary Stewart


I worked for many years in the restaurant business. Upfront, as the maitre’d, on the floor as a waiter, in the slop as busboy and dishwasher, drawing beers and taking a tough line with drunken patrons and managing the whole shebang. I enjoyed the kitchen the most, though. I loved commanding the grills and deep fryers as if I were a fighter pilot high on grease. Making an omelette, a large stack of pancakes with extra crispy bacon and two poached eggs on wholewheat with no butter come out at the same time, hot and fresh was a role I loved playing. And was pretty good at…but I’m not here to talk about myself but about tonight’s featured superhero star.


But before we segue into a bit about him, it was in those long days in the kitchen that we listened to the local FM station which fed us an unceasing diet of Zepellin, Stones, Steve Miller  and The Who. Billy Joel, Elton John, Lynrd Skynrd, Supertramp.  You get the picture. About as appetising as the cheese pizzas we put out by the hundreds on a Saturday night.  One of our prep cooks was an older but scarily intelligent guy named Marc.  He had had a history of mental illness and always complained about the ‘shit’ on the radio as he sliced tray upon tray of tomatoes.  “Merle Haggard, Merle Travis, Lefty Frizell,” he’d respond when we asked him what he’d rather listen to.


We snickered.


No wonder he’s mental, I’d think. Poor guy.


“Country music sucks, man,” I’d reply.  “How bout some more lettuce, Marc. Chop chop.”


Wherever you are these days Marc, I now unreservedly apologize.  I was young. I was a dumbass.  I agree 100%, country music is about the coolest music in the history of man and womankind. Not, of course, the music sludge that oozes out of the commercial radio stations and sells bazillions of CDs worth.  But honky tonk music as represented by your favourite Merles, Willie, Waylon, Joe Ely, Delbert McClinton and the ambassadorial Gary Stewart.


Birthed in the rowdy Southern bars christened with the same name, Honky Tonk is the single sound most associated with country music. It’s become an enduring staple, the style to which mainstream country inevitably returns time and time again to refresh itself, a source of inspiration and renewal when popular trends begin to take country music away from its roots. The basic honky tonk sound features acoustic and/or electric guitar, fiddle, string bass, and steel guitar (which was imported from Hawaiian music), while the vocals often draw from the so-called “high lonesome” sound of traditional country, sounding either rough and nasal (Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb) or smooth and clear (Lefty Frizzell, George Jones). Like the music, honky tonk lyrics are emotionally simple and direct, often with a plain-spoken vulnerability and a sense of emotional release. Instead of depicting rural life, though, honky tonk’s subject matter was rooted in its immediate surroundings — taverns. Celebrations of romance, parties, and good times were quite common (as were novelty songs), but honky tonk became especially well-known for its fascination with the flip side: heartbreak, infidelity, pain that could only be numbed with alcohol, morning-after remorse, and religious guilt. Although it’s generally thought of as a rural music, honky tonk was actually more the result of rural migration to Southern urban centers, particularly those of Texas. The music initially became popular during World War II, with Ernest Tubb becoming its first star; however, the ’50s proved to be honky tonk’s golden age. Singer and songwriter Hank Williams hit his absolute prime at the dawn of the decade, and Lefty Frizzell forever altered the way country music was sung with his smooth, lengthy melodic phrases and rich, pure tenor. George Jones rose to prominence in the middle of the decade, becoming a near-consensus choice for country’s greatest-ever interpretive singer by adding a startling emotional intensity to Frizzell’s phrasing innovations. Honky tonk slowly declined in popularity as rockabilly and country-pop captured mainstream audiences, but its signature sound informed virtually every reaction against country-pop in the decades to come: Bakersfield country in the ’60s, progressive and outlaw country in the ’70s, and New Traditionalist country in the ’80s and ’90s. (


Gary Stewart

Gary Stewart

Gary Stewart lived the life he sang about.  Born in Florida he had a small time dream to write a few good country songs, make a bit of beer money and retire from the airplane part factory where he had ‘steady job’.  Well, he wrote those songs. As the 1970s broke away from the free-lovin’ hippie 1960s he had a couple champions in the business who believed in him probably more than he did himself.  He had a contract and was singing his and others’ songs before the decade had passed too many years. For the rest of the 70’s very few country performers had such a passionate following or string of hits.


Gary was blessed with a creening tenor that vibrated like a loose string on a wah-wah guitar when he hit the emotional high notes of the song. You’ve heard about making the women wet? Gary was a master at doing that. Even men would brace themselves against the bar a bit harder when Gary got going. The honesty, intensity and hilarity were just too much to bear.


The rock’n roll of the 1960s had seeped into Gary’s musical DNA and so when he got to making records (his debut Out of Hand is a classical of honky-tonk country) he avidly sought out the sharp rocking reaches of the music.  He had southern rockers play on his records and while his fans loved him madly, the ‘industry’ didn’t quite have the agility to market him.  Too rockin’ for the ‘country-folks’ and too ‘square and country for the rockers’.  An old story that.


Alt country was not yet a label anyone had thought up. But Gary Stewart is one of the progenitors of a style that would eventually make country cool for the college kids and critics.


His speciality was the drinking song. Songs openly frank about drinking too much and for spurious reasons but always to dull the pain of or celebrate love.  He was by no means the only one to sing such songs but his relationship with the material he wrote and sang about was among the most tragic.  After riding high through the 1970s, the 80s were his lost decade. Drunk most of the time.   His son killed himself with a gun in 1988. Though he sobered up Gary never returned to the inspired heights of his 70’s material.  Like his son, he took his own life with a shot to the head ten years ago.


Gary Stewart was the Tzar of the Tavern and entirely unique.


Gary Stewart









Track Listing:

01 Your Place Or Mine

02 Whiskey Trip

03 Brand New Whiskey

04 Out Of Hand

05 Ramblin’ Man

06 In Some Room Above The Street

07 Ten Years Of This

08 Let’s Go Jukin’

09 Little Junior

10 Drinkin’ Thing

11 Flat Natural Born Good-Timin’ Man

12 Stone Wall (Around Your Heart)

13 She’s Got A Drinking Problem

14 Single Again

15 She’s Actin’ Single (I’m Drinkin’ Doubles)

16 An Empty Glass

17 Quits

18 Back Sliders Wine

19 Everything A Good Little Girl Needs

20 I Ain’t Living Long Like This

21 Misfits

22 Lord What A Woman

23 Roarin’

24 She Sings Amazing Grace



72 Candles on the Cake: Bob Dylan



Today Bob Dylan is 72.  He’s been making music for most of them.  To celebrate, here’s 72 good songs from a man whose always got a million more up his sleeve.


This also goes out to a dear dear friend who is about to embark on a long flight to the UK and will need some solace along the way.


Happy Chocolate Cake, Bobby!

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Volume 1

01 Spanish Harlem Incident [Another Side]

02 Nothing Was Delivered [Basement Tapes]

03 Apple Suckling Tree [Basement Tapes]

04 This Wheel’s On Fire [Basement Tapes]

05 Chimes of Freedom [Another Side]

06 I’ll Keep It With Mine [Biograph]

07 One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) [Blonde on Blonde]

08 Just Like a Woman [Blonde on Blonde]

09 Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts [Blood on the Tracks]

10 If You See Her, Say Hello [Blood on the Tracks]

11 See that my Grave is Kept Clean [Bob Dylan]

12 House of the Risin’ Sun [Bob Dylan]

13 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Live) [Bootleg Series Nr. 4 Live 1966 “The Royal Albert Hall Concert”]

14 Oh Sister [Bootleg Series Nr. 5 Rolling Thunder Revue 1975]

15 Water is Wide [Bootleg Series Nr. 5 Rolling Thunder Revue 1975]

16 Mississippi – Unreleased Version 2, Time Out Of Mind [The Bootleg Series Nr. 8 Tell Tale Signs – Rare and Unreleased 1989 – 2006]

17 The Lonesome River (With Ralph Stanley) [The Bootleg Series Nr. 8 Tell Tale Signs – Rare and Unreleased 1989 – 2006]

18 No More Auction Block [The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3  Rare And Unreleased, 1961-1991]

19 Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues [The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3  Rare And Unreleased, 1961-1991]

20 Series Of Dreams[The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3  Rare And Unreleased, 1961-1991]

21 Angelina [The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3  Rare And Unreleased, 1961-1991]

22 Conversation (1) [Folksinger’s Choice]

23 Fixin’ To Die [Bob Dylan]


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Vol. 2

24 Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right [Freewheelin’]

25 Talkin’ Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues [The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3  Rare And Unreleased, 1961-1991

26 It’s Alright Ma, (I’m Only Bleeding) [Bringing It All Back Home]

27 Black Diamond Bay [Desire]

28 Athur McBride [Good As I Been to You]

29 Frankie & Albert [Good As I Been to You]

30 Ballad of a Thin Man [Highway 61 Revisited]

31 Desolation Row [Highway 61 Revisited]

32 Jokerman [Infidels]

33 Drifter’s Escape [John Wesley Harding]

34 I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine [John Wesley Harding]

35 Boots Of Spanish Leather [Live at Carnegie Hall 1963]

36 Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum [Love and Theft]

37 Bye and Bye [Love and Theft]

38 Things Have Changed [Lovesick]

39 Dixie [Masked and Anonymous]

40 Rollin’ and Tumblin’ [Modern Times]

41 Shooting Star [MTV Unplugged]

42 The Levee’s Gonna Break [Modern Times]

43 Dignity [MTV Unplugged]

44 Country Pie [Nashville Skyline]

45 One More Night [Nashville Skyline]

46 Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again (Alternate Take) [No Direction Home The Soundtrack {The Bootleg Series Vol. 7)]


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Vol. 3

47 Highway 61 Revisited (Alternate Take) [No Direction Home The Soundtrack (The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7)]

48 Mr. Tambourine Man (Alternate-Version 1st Complete-Take) [No Direction Home The Soundtrack (The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7)]

49 Man in the Long Black Coat [Oh Mercy]

50 Political World [Oh Mercy]

51 Tangled Up In Blue [Real Live]

52 Saved [Saved]

53 Pressing On [Saved]

54 Heart Of Mine [Shot of Love]

55 Lenny Bruce [Shot of Love]

56 Precious Angel [Slow Train]

57 Slow Train [Slow Train Coming]

58 Duquesne Whistle [Tempest]

59 Early Roman Kings [Tempest]

60 Dirt Road Blues [Time Out of Mind]

61 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll [The Times They Are A-Changin’]

62 Only a Pawn in Their Game [The Times They Are A-Changin’]

63 Jolene [Together Through Life]

64 Life is Hard [Together Through Life]

65 Lay, Lady, Lay [A Very Special Engagement Live at the House of Blues 2-23-2008]

66 Blood In My Eyes [World Gone Wrong]

67 Lone Pilgrim [World Gone Wrong]

68 (Ghost) Riders In The Sky (With George Harrison) [New Morning Session -1 May 1970]

69 Crazy Love (With Van Morrison) [Hardest to find Lost Diamonds]

70 I Still Miss Someone (with Johnny Cash) [The Nashville Sessions]

71 Ring Of Fire (with Johnny Cash) [The Nashville Sessions]

72 Tupelo Honey Why Must I Always Explain (With Van Morrison) [Duets]