Bob Dylan :: Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol.16 (1980-1985)

Is it possible that the latest in Dylan’s Bootleg Series feels … a little slim? Here’s what we get with Springtime In New York: two discs of rehearsals and outtakes from the tail-end of the so-called “Gospel Era”; two discs of Infidels session outtakes; and one disc with a smattering of live performances and studio alternates from 1984 and 1985. It clocks in at well over four hours, but it isn’t quite the immersive deep dive into this Dylan era that fanatics have been dreaming of for many years.

Unearthed, Vol. 16 :: Abandoned Love (Bob Dylan)

As you probably know, Bob Dylan turns 80 years old today. As such, here’s a mix (approximately 80 minutes for Bob’s 80 years) of unreleased gems, stretching from 1973 to 2019, including studio outtakes, rehearsals, live performances and television appearances.

It’s a mess. It’s beautiful.

Bob Dylan :: Too Many Mornings

An hour’s worth of Bob Dylan’s “One Too Many Mornings” — is this too many “One Too Many Mornings”? Give it a try. These 14 different versions, stretching from the original recording released in early 1964 to a live tape from 1995, illustrate Dylan as an artist in constant motion.

Strike Another Match :: Dylan Translated

Bob Dylan turns 80 years young this month … so let’s get the celebration started with something a little on the bizarre side. This mix gathers a selection of vintage Dylan covers with lyrics translated into Greek, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish and more. Ranging from the mid-1960s to late 1970s, it’s a sweet (if occasionally disorienting) listen, as these singers attempt to force Bob into new linguistic zones.

Bob Dylan :: Pretty Good Stuff | Ep. 10

This is it! The tenth and final episode of Pretty Good Stuff: Dylan historian James Adams’ hour-long, monthly, program diving deep into the depths of all things Dwarf Music. Listen to the show below, and to explore further, support our Patreon for the individual tracks and more.

Bob Dylan :: Rough And Rowdy Ways

I’m on my fourth listen, sitting on my porch, sipping Heaven’s Door Straight Rye. I have a house rule that while you’re drinking it, you can only talk about Bob. But no one ever visits, and now they can’t even visit if they wanted to …

Pretty Good Stuff :: Episode Six

Bob Dylan historian James Adams’ Pretty Good Stuff. Hosted by Adams himself, the hour-long program dove deep into the depths of all things Dwarf Music.

Fear not, Bobcats: while the signal may be on pause, the revelry continues as we are continuing the show on a monthly basis in this new format.

Bob Dylan (featuring Johnny Cash) :: Travelin’ Thru, 1967 – 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15

Compared to some recent Dylan archive releases, the 15th volume of The Bootleg Series looks a little slim – just three discs! But if you think of Travelin’ Thru as a prequel to 2013’s Another Self Portrait, it brings us to a total of six discs dealing with Bob’s late 1960s/early 1970s period. Set entirely in Nashville, Vol. 15 isn’t quite as revelatory as Another Self Portrait – but it’s plenty revelatory.

Rob Stoner :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

Journeyman bassist Rob Stoner has played with nearly every rock & roll legend you could name, from Bob Dylan to Chuck Berry and Link Wray. Today at AD, he shines a light on the fact, fiction, and myth of Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story. “He’s always trying to put people on, to put people off his trail.”