STILL ON THE ROAD

1978 WORLD TOUR – US: NOVEMBER

 

 

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  1

Madison, Wisconsin

Dane County Memorial Coliseum

  3

Kansas City, Missouri

Kemper Arena

  4

Omaha, Nebraska

Civic Auditorium

  6

Denver, Colorado

McNicholls Arena

  9

Portland, Oregon

Memorial Coliseum

10

Seattle, Washington

Hec Edmondson Pavilion, University Of Washington

11

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Pacific National Exhibition Hall

13

Oakland, California

Alameda County Coliseum

14

Oakland, California

Alameda County Coliseum

15

Los Angeles, California

The Forum, Inglewood

17

San Diego, California

Sports Arena

18

Tempe, Arizona

A.S.U. Activities Center

19

Tucson, Arizona

McKale Memorial Center, University Of Arizona

21

El Paso, Texas

Special Events Arena

23

Norman, Oklahoma

LLoyd Noble Center

24

Fort Worth, Texas

Tarrant County Convention Center Arena

25

Austin, Texas

Special Events Center, University Of Texas At Austin

26

Houston, Texas

The Summit

28

Jackson, Mississippi

The Coliseum

29

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

L.S.U. Assembly Center

 

 

 

 

4670

Dane County Memorial Coliseum

 

Madison, Wisconsin

 

1 November 1978

 

 

1.

My Back Pages

2.

She’s Love Crazy (Tampa Red)

3.

Mr. Tambourine Man

4.

Shelter From The Storm

5.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

6.

Tangled Up In Blue

7.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

8.

Maggie's Farm

9.

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

10.

Like A Rolling Stone

11.

I Shall Be Released

12.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

 

 

13.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

14.

It Ain't Me, Babe

15.

Am I Your Stepchild?

16.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

17.

Blowin' In The Wind

18.

Girl From The North Country

19.

Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)

20.

Masters Of War

21.

Just Like A Woman

22.

To Ramona

23.

All Along The Watchtower

24.

All I Really Want To Do

25.

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

26.

Forever Young

 

27.

Changing Of The Guards

 

 

Concert # 34 of the 1978 US Fall Tour. 1978 concert # 83.

 

Concert # 60 with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

 

1 instrumental without Bob Dylan.

 

5, 21 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

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

 

BobTalk

All right, I played this song at Newport Folk Festival, 1965. Anyway they ran me out of town on a train. But I still keep playing it and I still keep singing it. And I still believe in it. (before Maggie's Farm)

Thank you. all right, we're gonna take a break, a short break, so we can regroup and load up. Anyway, this is a song off my last album I did, called Street-Legal. Should be released any day now, Yeah, well I wrote this in Mexico, on a train ride from Monterey up to San Diego. (before Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power))

Thank you. That was called To The Valley Below.

Thank you! Ladies and gentlemen, on the drums tonight, Ian Wallace. Give him a warm hand. On the bass guitar, Jerry Scheff. The man on the keyboards, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the one and only Alan Pasqua. All right, on lead guitar, the oldest member of this group, young man born in 1921. He's lived a lot of years, anyway Mr. Billy Cross. On the rhythm guitar, a man from Bogota, Colombia, doesn't speak any English, gave up a career as a sports car driver to join this band. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Steve Soles. He appreciates it. He appreciates applauds. He knows it’s for him. All right, on the violin and the mandolin, youngest member of this group, fifteen years old. He's been with me five long years. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. David Mansfield. On the tenor saxophone, a man who used to play with Duane Eddy. Played on many of Phil Spector’s best records also. Anyway, the phenomenal Steve Douglas. On the backup vocals, ... you wanna meet the backup vocals? Three beautiful young ladies singing on the backup vocals tonight. On the left is my ex-girlfriend Jo Ann Harris. Give her a warm hand. We spent quite a few nights together ha, ha! And in the middle, a friend of mine, Helena Springs, and on the other side, is my fiancée Carolyn Dennis. Give her a warm hand. All right, on the conga drums, from Detroit, the most amazing Miss Bobbye Hall. All right, this is called, It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding.

All right, we're gonna get out of here now. Anuway, [request from the audience] ... aah, next time. Thanks for all the flowers you sent up to the stage. I hope we played something right tonight. I hope we did, I'm gonna close with this song. It's one I wrote for one of my babies, when he was a baby. He's not a baby anymore and he's not here, but I wanna play it anyway. I like it here. I like it here. Don’t wanna get out of here. I like it better than Boston, better than New York, better than LA, better than Las Vegas! All right, till we see you later anyhow. (before Forever Young)

 

1 new song (3%) compared to previous concert. No new songs for this tour.

 

Mono audience recording, 140 minutes.

 

Session info updated 31 March 2003.

 

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4680

Kemper Arena

 

Kansas City, Missouri

 

3 November 1978

 

 

1.

My Back Pages

2.

She’s Love Crazy (Tampa Red)

3.

Mr. Tambourine Man

4.

Shelter From The Storm

5.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

6.

Tangled Up In Blue

7.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

8.

Maggie's Farm

9.

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

10.

Like A Rolling Stone

11.

I Shall Be Released

12.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

 

 

13.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

14.

It Ain't Me, Babe

15.

Am I Your Stepchild?

16.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

17.

Blowin' In The Wind

18.

Girl From The North Country

19.

Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)

20.

Masters Of War

21.

Just Like A Woman

22.

To Ramona

23.

All Along The Watchtower

24.

All I Really Want To Do

25.

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

26.

Forever Young

 

27.

Changing Of The Guards

 

 

Concert # 35 of the 1978 US Fall Tour. 1978 concert # 84.

 

Concert # 61 with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

 

1 instrumental without Bob Dylan.

 

5, 21 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

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

 

BobTalk

Thank you. This is a ballad I wrote a few years back about three people who are in love with each other all at the same time. (before Tangled Up In Blue)

All right thank you. This is a song I wrote coming up from Mexico, Monterey deep in the heart of Chihuahua, on a train ride to San Diego. (before Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power))

Thank you, that was a new song I wrote called Am I Your Stepchild? Anyway this is the theme song from the movie Renaldo and Clara. Which I don’t know if anybody’s seen. If you haven't seen it yet, I don’t know if you will. Anyway I hope you will see it, though. (before One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below))

Thank you. I think that was about three times as fast as we usually play it, but, it really doesn’t matter. (after Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat))

Thank you. Thank you very much. .... crazy little women here? Where are all the crazy little women? (before All Along The Watchtower)

Thank you ladies and gentlemen. On the drums tonight, Ian Wallace. On the bass guitar, Jerry Scheff. Give him a hand. All right, on the organ, keyboards, from the Bahamas, the one and only Alan Pasqua. On the lead guitar, the oldest member of this group, born in 1921 from Clearwater, Minnesota. Ladies and gentlemen Mr. Billy Cross. All right, on the violin and the mandolin, the youngest member of this group, ladies and gentlemen, only fifteen years old. Give him a warm hand, he deserves it. David Mansfield. On the rhythm guitar, tonight, tonight only, from Bogota, gave up a career of being a sports car driver to join this band. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Steven Soles. All right, he plays his heart out doesn't he? All right, on the tenor saxophone a man who used to play with Duane Eddy. Anybody here remember Duane Eddy? All right, he used to play with Duane Eddy and on many of Phil Spector’s greatest records. Ladies and gentlemen, the phenomenal Steve Douglas. All right, on the backup vocals tonight Jo Ann Harris, Helena Springs and, right here from Kansas City, my fiancée Carolyn Dennis. All right, on the conga drums, from Detroit, the most amazing Miss Bobbye Hall. All right, that about does it up here. We're gonna head out pretty soon. I hope we played a few things right tonight. (before It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding))

Thank you we're gonna head out now. It's a pleasure being here. I hope we can come back real soon. This is a song I wrote for one of my babies, when he was a baby and he's not here, but I wanna play it anyway. (before Forever Young)

 

No new songs compared to previous concert.

 

Mono audience recording, 150 minutes.

 

Session info updated 31 March 2003.

 

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4690

Civic Auditorium

 

Omaha, Nebraska

 

4 November 1978

 

 

 

Soundcheck before concert.

 

 

1.

Love You Too Much (Bob Dylan/Helena Springs)

2.

Daddy's Going On One More Ride

3.

More Than Flesh And Blood (Bob Dylan/Helena Springs)

4.

More Than Flesh And Blood (Bob Dylan/Helena Springs)

5.

Watching The River Flow

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

 

1 instrumental.

 

Mono recording, 20 minutes.

 

Session info updated 31 March 2003.

 

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4700

Civic Auditorium

 

Omaha, Nebraska

 

4 November 1978

 

 

1.

My Back Pages

2.

She’s Love Crazy (Tampa Red)

3.

Mr. Tambourine Man

4.

Shelter From The Storm

5.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

6.

Tangled Up In Blue

7.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

8.

Maggie's Farm

9.

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

10.

Like A Rolling Stone

11.

I Shall Be Released

12.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

 

 

13.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

14.

It Ain't Me, Babe

15.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

16.

Blowin' In The Wind

17.

Girl From The North Country

18.

Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)

19.

Masters Of War

20.

Just Like A Woman

21.

To Ramona

22.

All Along The Watchtower

23.

All I Really Want To Do

24.

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

25.

Forever Young

 

26.

Changing Of The Guards

 

 

Concert # 36 of the 1978 US Fall Tour. 1978 concert # 85.

 

Concert # 62 with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

 

1 instrumental without Bob Dylan.

 

5, 20 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

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

 

BobTalk

Thank you! All right, this is a love ballad I wrote I few years back. It’s about three people who all was in love at the same time. (before Tangled Up In Blue)

Thank you! We're gonna take a break here. Be right back. Here's a song I wrote in Mexico, a place called Monterey. (before Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power))

Thank you ladies and gentlemen, your a wonderful crowd, you really are. I want to ..., I hope we come back here soon. All right, on the drums tonight, give him a warm hand, Ian Wallace. On the bass guitar, Jerry Scheff. On the keyboards, Alan Pasqua. Over here on the lead guitar, the oldest member of this group, born in 1921, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Billy Cross. Yes sir! On the violin and the mandolin, the youngest member of the group, he's only fifteen years old, been with me for five years, David Mansfield ! On the rhythm guitar tonight, ha ha ha, on the rhythm guitar, Steve Soles. And on the tenor saxophone tonight, a man who used to play with Duane Eddy. Do you remember Duane Eddy? I'm sure that you must, anyway, the phenomenal Steve Douglas. On the backup vocals tonight, my ex-girlfriend, she's just happy to be in the group, Jo Ann Harris. In the middle, my current girlfriend, Helena Springs. We have to get along though. And on the left, my fiancée, Carolyn Dennis. Oh Lord! All right on conga drums, from Detroit, the most amazing Miss Bobbye Hall. (before It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding))

Thank you. We're gonna go now. We have to head out. I hope we played something right tonight. (before Forever Young)

 

No new songs compared to previous concert.

 

Mono audience recording, 140 minutes.

 

Session info updated 31 March 2003.

 

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4705

McNicholls Arena

 

Denver, Colorado

 

6 November 1978

 

 

Concert # 37 of the 1978 US Fall Tour. 1978 concert # 86.

 

Concert # 63 with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

 

Note. There is no known recording from this concert!

 

Session info updated 31 March 2003.

 

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4710

Memorial Coliseum

 

Portland, Oregon

 

9 November 1978

 

 

1.

My Back Pages

2.

She’s Love Crazy (Tampa Red)

3.

Mr. Tambourine Man

4.

Shelter From The Storm

5.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

6.

Tangled Up In Blue

7.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

8.

Maggie's Farm

9.

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

10.

Like A Rolling Stone

11.

I Shall Be Released

12.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

 

 

13.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

14.

It Ain't Me, Babe

15.

Am I Your Stepchild?

16.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

17.

Blowin' In The Wind

18.

Girl From The North Country

19.

Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)

20.

Masters Of War

21.

Just Like A Woman

22.

Baby Stop Crying

23.

All Along The Watchtower

24.

All I Really Want To Do

25.

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

26.

Forever Young

 

27.

Changing Of The Guards

 

 

Concert # 38 of the 1978 US Fall Tour. 1978 concert # 87.

 

Concert # 64 with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

 

1 instrumental without Bob Dylan.

 

5, 21 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

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

 

BobTalk

Thank you, wanna say hello to Victoria tonight. If you are still here there's someone wants to see you backstage. Anyway we're gonna take a break here at this time. This is a song I wrote in Mexico, Monterey, Chihuahua. (before Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power))

Thank you. This is a new song I wrote recently. About a year ago, called Am I your Stepchild ?

Thank you. That was Alan Pasqua on the organ. Steve Douglas tenor saxophone. This is a song off the new album Street-Legal, called Journey Through Dark Heat.

Thank you. This is a song we had out not too long ago as a single record. It was about for about three weeks, and sold, 25 copies. We still like it and we're gonna play it anyway. Called Baby Please Stop Crying.

Thank you, that was All Along The Watchtower, that was David Mansfield playing the violin. He's been playing that since he was a baby.

Thank you. On the drums tonight, give him a warm hand, Ian Wallace. Playing bass guitar tonight, Jerry Scheff. All right, on the keyboards, from the Bahamas, the one and only Alan Pasqua. On the lead guitar, the oldest member of this group, born in 1921, from Clarkesville, Mississippi, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Billy Cross. All right, maybe 1922. Anyway on the violin, and the mandolin, the youngest member of this group. He's just a baby, ladies and gentlemen, but he does play his heart out. Doesn't smoke dope, drink whiskey, chase women, he's nothing but pure musician. He's fifteen years old, been with me for five years. Give him a warm hand, Mr. David Mansfield. On the rhythm guitar, from Bogota, South America, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Steven Soles. On tenor saxophone, a man who used to play with Duane Eddy. Does anybody here remember Duane Eddy? Yes, ok, he played with Duane Eddy many years ago. He also played on many of Phil Spector’s great records. Ladies and gentlemen, the phenomenal Steve Douglas. On the backup vocals, on the right, my ex-girlfriend Jo Ann Harris. In the middle, my current girlfriend, Helena Springs. And on the right, that's my fiancée Carolyn Dennis. On the conga drums, from Detroit, the most amazing Miss Bobbye Hall. Thank you very much, we're gonna get out of here pretty soon now. This is a song I wrote years ago in New York City. I play it every once in a while, called It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding.

It's that time of the evening again. I don't know what time it is, but its time for us to go, you know. Anyway, I hope we played something right tonight. And I hope we come back real soon. Anywayd I wanna leave you with this tune. I wrote it for one of my babies when he was a baby. He's not here tonight, he's not a baby anymored but I wanna play it anyway. Sod till we meet again. All right. (before Forever Young)

 

2 new songs (7%) compared to previous concert. No new songs for this tour.

 

Mono audience recording, 145 minutes.

 

Session info updated 31 March 2003.

 

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4720

Hec Edmondson Pavilion

 

University Of Washington

 

Seattle, Washington

 

10 November 1978

 

 

1.

My Back Pages

2.

She’s Love Crazy (Tampa Red)

3.

Mr. Tambourine Man

4.

Shelter From The Storm

5.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

6.

Tangled Up In Blue

7.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

8.

Maggie's Farm

9.

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

10.

Like A Rolling Stone

11.

I Shall Be Released

12.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

 

 

13.

Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35

14.

It Ain't Me, Babe

15.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

16.

Blowin' In The Wind

17.

Girl From The North Country

18.

Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)

19.

Masters Of War

20.

Just Like A Woman

21.

To Ramona

22.

All Along The Watchtower

23.

All I Really Want To Do

24.

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

25.

Forever Young

 

26.

Changing Of The Guards

 

 

Concert # 39 of the 1978 US Fall Tour. 1978 concert # 88.

 

Concert # 65 with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

 

1 instrumental without Bob Dylan.

 

5, 20 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

13 Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (vocals) without Bob Dylan.

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

 

BobTalk

Thank you! All right, this is a love ballad I wrote a few years back about three people who were in love with each other, all at the same time. (before Tangled Up In Blue)

Thank you! That was Alan Pasqua on the organ! Steve Douglas on the tenor saxophone! (after Tangled up in Blue)

Thank you. We're gonna take a break right here for a short time. Anyway, I wrote this song not too long ago in Chihuahua, Mexico. (before Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power))

This is a song I wrote not so long ago for an album called Street-Legal. This song is called Journey Through Dark Heat.

Thank you, that was Alan Pasqua, that was David Mansfield on the violin, and Steven Soles on the rhythm guitar! (after All along the Watchtower)

All right, ladies and gentlemen, on the drums tonight, give him a warm hand Ian Wallace. On the bass guitar, Jerry Scheff. On the keyboards, from South Philadelphia, the one and only Alan Pasqua. On the lead guitar, the oldest member of this group, born in 1921, Austin, Texas. Ladies and gentlemen, Billy Cross! The youngest, the youngest member of this group, over here, playing the violin and the mandolin. Doesn't smoke dope, doesn't drink whiskey, chase women, doesn't go with anybody else. Ladies and gentlemen David Mansfield. He's learning though! On the rhythm guitar, from Bogota, Colombia, doesn't speak any English, but he plays his heart out. He gave up a career as a sports car driver to join this band. Ladies and gentlemen, Steven Soles. On the tenor saxophone, the phenomenal Steve Douglas. All right, on the backup vocals tonight, my ex-girlfriend on the right is from Seattle, Washington, went to a school called Rainier Beach School, Jo Ann Harris. I met her in Cincinatti. In the middle, my current girlfriend Helena Springs, give her a big hand. On the end, my fiancée, Miss Carolyn Dennis. All right, on the conga drums, from Detroit, the most amazing Miss Bobbye Hall. All right, we're gonna play a few more songs and get out of here. This is called It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding.

Thank you very much, you've been a great crowd. So, we're gonna go now, I hope we played something right tonight. All right. (before Forever Young)

 

Bootleg

Live At The Pitstop '78. Wanted Man WMM 043/044.

 

Notes

Rainier Beach High School is located in Seattle, Washington. Joann Harris was in the class of 1967-1968. She was in a local group "Shaynes" formed by her brother Bernie Harris.

2 new songs (7%) compared to previous concert.

Mono audience recording, 145 minutes.

 

Session info updated 25 May 2015.

 

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4730

Pacific National Exhibition Hall

 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 

11 November 1978

 

 

1.

My Back Pages

2.

She’s Love Crazy (Tampa Red)

3.

Mr. Tambourine Man

4.

Shelter From The Storm

5.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

6.

Tangled Up In Blue

7.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

8.

Maggie's Farm

9.

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

10.

Like A Rolling Stone

11.

I Shall Be Released

12.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

 

 

13.

Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35

14.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

15.

It Ain't Me, Babe

16.

Am I Your Stepchild?

17.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

18.

Blowin' In The Wind

19.

Girl From The North Country

20.

We Better Talk This Over

21.

Masters Of War

22.

Just Like A Woman

23.

All Along The Watchtower

24.

All I Really Want To Do

25.

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

26.

Forever Young

 

27.

Changing Of The Guards

 

 

Concert # 40 of the 1978 US Fall Tour. 1978 concert # 89.

Concert # 66 with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

 

1 instrumental without Bob Dylan.

5, 22 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

13 Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (vocals) without Bob Dylan.

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

 

BobTalk

Thank you. This is a love ballad I wrote a few years back. I didn’t want to but I had to. About three people who were in love all at the same time. (plays Tangled Up In Blue) Thank you. That was Alan Pasqua on the organ. Steve Douglas on the tenor saxophone.

Thank you. This song I wrote in Mexico, in Monterey, a place called Chihuahua. Tales Of Yankee Power. (plays Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)) We’re gonna take a break here. We’ll be back in ten minutes.

Thank you. That was Masters Of War, it was Billy Cross on the lead guitar.

Thank you. That was All Along The Watchtower. That was David Mansfield playing the violin.

Thank you very much. Ladies and gentlemen, on the drums tonight…playing the drums, give him a warm hand, Ian Wallace. On the bass guitar, Jerry Scheff. Playing the keyboards tonight, Alan Pasqua. Lead guitar, Billy Cross. On the violin and mandolin, David Mansfield. On the rhythm guitar, from Bogota, doesn't speak any English, but he plays his heart out. Does it with rhythm. Ladies and gentlemen, Steven Soles. On the tenor saxophone, a legend in his own time. Ladies and gentlemen, the phenomenal Steve Douglas. All right, on the backup vocals tonight, my three favorite girls. On the right, Jo Ann Harris. In the middle, Helena Springs. And on the other side, Carolyn Dennis. On the conga drums, on the conga drums, from Detroit, the most amazing, don't you agree, Miss Bobbye Hall. All right, we're gonna head out of here pretty soon. I hope we played something right tonight. I know we tried. (before It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding))

Thank you. All right, we're gonna leave you with this song. A song I wrote for one of my babies, when he was a baby. He's not a baby anymore, he's not here tonight, but I wanna play it anyway. (before Forever Young)

 

Notes

Unique arrangement of Blowin’ In The Wind.

3 new songs (11%) compared to previous concert.

Stereo audience recording, 130 minutes.

 

Session info updated 26 April 2016

 

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4740

Alameda County Coliseum

 

Oakland, California

 

13 November 1978

 

 

1.

My Back Pages

2.

She’s Love Crazy (Tampa Red)

3.

Mr. Tambourine Man

4.

Shelter From The Storm

5.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

6.

Tangled Up In Blue

7.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

8.

Maggie's Farm

9.

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

10.

Like A Rolling Stone

11.

I Shall Be Released

12.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

 

 

13.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

14.

It Ain't Me, Babe

15.

Am I Your Stepchild?

16.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

17.

Blowin' In The Wind

18.

Girl From The North Country

19.

We Better Talk This Over

20.

Masters Of War

21.

Just Like A Woman

22.

To Ramona

23.

All Along The Watchtower

24.

All I Really Want To Do

25.

Forever Young

26.

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

 

27.

Changing Of The Guards

 

 

Concert # 41 of the 1978 US Fall Tour. 1978 concert # 90.

Concert # 67 with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

 

1 instrumental without Bob Dylan.

5, 21 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

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

 

BobTalk

Thank you. That was sent out to the Hunt Family, Bob & Bonnie Hunt! (after She’s Love Crazy)

Thank you. This is a love ballad I wrote a few years back. I didn't want to write it but I had to. (before Tangled Up In Blue)

In the Midwest in the fifties, during the fifties in the Midwest, they used to have these carnivals go by. And there always used to be someone in the carnival called a geek. A geek is a man who bit the head off a chicken and ate it, live. Anyway, everybody used to think of him as a freak. I mean if you think you’re funky, this guy was low-down all the way. And he used to think about other people as being freaks. I just wanted to tell you that. (before Ballad Of A Thin Man)

This song that you’re all about to hear now is (....) I used to do it at Newport Folk Festival 1963. Booed me out of town and put me on a train. Anyway, it's about a family, working for a family, on a day job. My first and last time I ever had a day job. And it's called I ain't Gonna Work On Maggie's Farm No More.

Thank you. I was on a train ride one time. Escaping from Mexico. Anyway I wrote this song on the train. I can't tell you what it's about, I just know I wrote it. (before Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power))

Thank you. I once went to the South of France on my birthday to a festival of gypsies down there. They had come from all over the world. Anyway, I got mixed up with someone and wrote this song. (before One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below))

This is a song about a girl who left me to be a movie star. (before Girl From The North Country)

Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, on the drums tonight, give him a warm hand, from Kingston, Jamaica, Ian Wallace. On the bass guitar, Jerry Scheff. Thank you. On the keyboards, the one and only Alan Pasqua. On the lead guitar, the oldest member of this group. The young man born in 1921, Clearwater, Florida ladies and gentlemen, mad Billy Cross. All right, the youngest member of this group, fifteen years old, young David Mansfield. Been with me five years now. An on rhythm guitar, Steven Soles. I wanna tell you about this young man, who is playing the saxophone tonight. He used to play on all those Phil Spector records and you know he's good. You know he's great. Ladies and gentlemen, the phenomenal Steve Douglas. On the backup vocals tonight, my three favourite girls. I can't go anywhere without them. Anyway, on the left, my ex-girlfriend, Jo Ann Harris. She's Billy Cross' girlfriend now. Anyway, in the middle, my current girlfriend, Helena Springs. And, on the other side, my fiancée, Carolyn Dennis. All right, on the conga drums, from Detroit, the most amazing Miss Bobbye Hall. (before It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding))

Thank you. I wish we could stay here and play all night. I wish we could play all week. In fact I wish we could play all the time! You’re a really understanding crowd, you know you are! Anyway I'm gonna leave you with this song. We had a great time I hope we played something right for ya. (before Forever Young)

 

Notes

Bob & Bonnie Hunt and their ten children attended this show.

15 used as a Special Rider Demo.

First version of “the geek rap” introducing Ballad Of A Thin Man. The word geek is slang for

-       a person regarded as foolish, inept, or clumsy.

-       a person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept.

-       a carnival performer whose show consists of bizarre acts, such as biting the head off a live chicken.

1 new song (3%) compared to previous concert. No new songs for this tour.

15 stereo PA recording.

Stereo audience recording, 135 minutes.

 

Session info updated 21 October 2015.

 

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4750

Alameda County Coliseum

 

Oakland, California

 

14 November 1978

 

 

1.

My Back Pages

2.

She’s Love Crazy (Tampa Red)

3.

Mr. Tambourine Man

4.

Shelter From The Storm

5.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

6.

Tangled Up In Blue

7.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

8.

Maggie's Farm

9.

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

10.

Like A Rolling Stone

11.

I Shall Be Released

12.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

 

 

13.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

14.

Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35

15.

It Ain't Me, Babe

16.

Am I Your Stepchild?

17.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

18.

Blowin' In The Wind

19.

Girl From The North Country

20.

Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)

21.

Masters Of War

22.

Just Like A Woman

23.

Baby Stop Crying

24.

All Along The Watchtower

25.

All I Really Want To Do

26.

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

27.

Forever Young

 

28.

Changing Of The Guards

 

 

Concert # 42 of the 1978 US Fall Tour. 1978 concert # 91.

 

Concert # 68 with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

 

1 instrumental without Bob Dylan.

 

5, 22 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

14 Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (vocals) without Bob Dylan.

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

 

BobTalk

In the Midwest in the fifties they used to have these carnivals come through town. There always used to be someone in the carnival they called a geek. A geek is somebody, a man, who eats a live chicken. Bites the head off a live chicken an eats it. Anyway it cost a quarter to see him. If you think you’re funky this dude was really low-down. Anyhow, I didn't get too tight with him but ..., he did leave me some message and that was, he used to think of other people as being freaks. That used to really knock me out. Anyway, I remembered that years later when I wrote this tune. (before Ballad Of A Thin Man)

Thank you. I tried to escape out of Mexico once. Like everybody else. I took a train ride from Monterey to San Diego. Right out of San Diego I found this song written in my back pocket. (before Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power))

One year on my birthday I went to France where they have a big gypsy festival. All the gypsies from all over the world go there, and they party for a week. It just happens to be on my birthday. Anyway, I met the king of the gypsies a little ways away from there. He had 16 wives and 100 children and he still wasn't faithful and true. Anyway I did get mixed up with someone over there. I don't remember what was happening but in the morning they said, "Would you like anything for the road?" And without thinking I just said “one more cup of coffee.” I wasn’t sure if I could say anything else, but it was dangerous territory. (before One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below))

Thank you. You know the first girl I ever fell in love with was way back when. She left me to be a movie star. An then she left me after that, for an older man. She said she wanted to be with an older man, how old? 21! Anyway I never get to see her anymore, but she's here tonight, so I'm wanna play this. (before Girl From The North Country)

All right, I don’t know, maybe some of you heard this one or not. This is a single record. I don't really make singles too much. But ahh, I've released this as a single. I think it sold 100 copies. 25 in the Bay area. So seeing as it sold so many up here we're gonna play it. It's a little ballad called Baby Please Stop Crying. (plays Baby Stop Crying) Thank you. Wanna say hello to Van Morrison tonight. I know he's out there somewhere. Van, I want you to record some of my songs now!

Thank you, that was All Along The Watchtower. That was David Mansfield on the smoking violin.

All right, I'm gonna introduce you to some of the players in the band. On the drums from Kingston, Jamaica, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Ian Wallace. On the bass guitar, Mr. Jerry Scheff. I know we've been written about, these shows as showbizzy. Disco. But it really isn't any of those things, you know that. Anyway, on the keyboards, the one and only Alan Pasqua. On lead guitar, Billy Cross. On rhythm guitar tonight, ladies and gentlemen, from Bogota, doesn't speak any English, but plays his heart out. A man who gave up a career as a being a sports car driver down there to join this band. Ladies and gentlemen, Steven Soles. On the violin, the youngest member of this group, fifteen years old. Been with me now for five years. Doesn't smoke dope, go out with women or drink whiskey, he's a real bore. Ladies and gentlemen, David Mansfield. On the tenor saxophone, a man who really now almost invented the style that everybody is bodies playing in nowadays. Played on most of Phil Spector’s records. Used to play with Duane Eddy. Ladies and gentlemen, the phenomenal Steve Douglas. On the backup vocals tonight, three young ladies who have been with me so long now I don't know what I'd do without them. On the right, my ex-girlfriend, Jo Ann Harris. I like to eat an she can't cook. Anyway, my current girlfriend in the middle, Helena Springs. Helena can sing too. On the left, that's my fiancée Carolyn Dennis. All right, on the conga drums, from Detroit, the most amazing Miss Bobbye Hall. I'll sing you a song now called It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding.

All right, we gotta get out of here. Anyway we wanna leave you with this song. I wrote this for one of my babies when he was a baby. He's not a baby no more but I wanna play it anyway! (before Forever Young)

 

3 new songs (10%) compared to previous concert. No new songs for this tour.

 

Stereo audience recording, 135 minutes.

 

Session info updated 31 March 2003.

 

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4760

The Forum

 

Inglewood

 

Los Angeles, California

 

15 November 1978

 

 

1.

My Back Pages

2.

She’s Love Crazy (Tampa Red)

3.

Mr. Tambourine Man

4.

Shelter From The Storm

5.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

6.

Tangled Up In Blue

7.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

8.

Maggie's Farm

9.

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

10.

Like A Rolling Stone

11.

I Shall Be Released

12.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

 

 

13.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

14.

Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35

15.

It Ain't Me, Babe

16.

Am I Your Stepchild?

17.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

18.

Blowin' In The Wind

19.

Girl From The North Country

20.

We Better Talk This Over

21.

Masters Of War

22.

Just Like A Woman

23.

To Ramona

24.

All Along The Watchtower

25.

All I Really Want To Do

26.

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

27.

Forever Young

 

28.

Changing Of The Guards

 

 

Concert # 43 of the 1978 US Fall Tour. 1978 concert # 92.

 

Concert # 69 with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

 

1 instrumental without Bob Dylan.

 

5, 22 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

14 Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (vocals) without Bob Dylan.

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

 

BobTalk

Thank you. You know back in the fifties in the Midwest they used to have these carnivals come through town. There used to always be this character called  the  geek. I know some of you may have heard of a geek. Some of you may not have heard of a geek. Anyway a geek is a man who's working as a job of eating a live chicken. Bites his head off first and the he eats the rest of him. Head and all. Anyway it cost a quarter to see this dude. I can tell you if you think you're funky, this dude is low-down all the way. Anyway I didn’t want to get too tight with him but regardless of that he did tell me one thing which helped me in years later. He used to always think of other people as being freaks. And that's helped me a lot as I go through life. (before Ballad Of A Thin Man)

All right one time I was trying to escape from Mexico, Monterey. Chihuahua and I fell asleep on a train. The luggage car. (before Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power))

Thank you, we're going to take a break! We're going to ten minute break right here! We'll be back!!  (after Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power))

Thank you! That was Jo Ann, Carolyn, and Helena on this song. (after Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35)

Thank you, that was a new tune, called Am I Your Stepchild? Anyway I was over in ..., the gypsies have a big festival every a year and it happens to be on my birthday. They party for a week in the South of France. Anyway I was over there one year an I met the king of the gypsies. He had 16 wives and 120 children! He still wasn't faithful and true either! Anyway, I kind of got mixed up with him. As I was ready to leave next morning and there was all kinds of faces saying do you want anything before you go? I thought I could have had anything but I just didn’t take the chance, all I said was just, only thing that came into my mind was one more cup of coffee. I thought I’d play it safe you know.

The first girl I ever loved is in the house tonight. you know I wrote a song about her and she left me for an older man. But in case I, ... How old? 21. (before Girl From The North Country)

Thank you! I wanna say hello to Phil Spector tonight who's here! People call me I'm a genius. Phil is a real genius!! (after We Better Talk This Over)

Thank you! That was "Masters of War" of course, that was Billy Cross on the lead guitar! (during Masters of War)

Thank you that was All Along The Watchtower. That was young David Mansfield on the smoking violin.

On the drums tonight, give him a warm hand, from Kingston, Jamaica, Ian Wallace. All right, on the bass guitar, Jerry Scheff. On the keyboards, the one and only Alan Pasqua. All right, on lead guitar, the oldest member of this group, born in 1921. What you got? Anyone born in 1921? Ladies and gentlemen, dangerous Billy Cross. He keeps himself in excellent shape. On rhythm guitar, from Bogota, doesn't speak any English, but he plays his heart out, doesn't he? Ladies and gentlemen, Steven Soles. People are coming up here giving just about everything. All right, on the violin, young violin player, been with me for five years now, he's only fifteen years old. Give him a warm hand. He doesn't smoke dope, drink whiskey or go out with women. He's very cute and very boring. Ladies and gentlemen, David Mansfield. All right, on the tenor saxophone, a man who's really a legend in his own time. He used to play with Duane Eddy and made many of Phil Spector’s great records. Ladies and gentlemen, the phenomenal Steve Douglas. On the backup vocals, three girls I can't do without. I just don't know what I'd do anymore without them. My ex-girlfriend on the right, Jo Ann Harris. I like to eat and Jo Ann doesn't like to cook. Anyway, she's Billy Cross' girlfriend now. My girlfriend’s in the middle, Miss Helena Springs. And on the other side, my fiancée, Carolyn Dennis. All these girls can sing. You know they really can. On the conga drums, from Detroit, the most amazing Miss Bobbye Hall. This is an old song I wrote. I know it doesn't need any introduction, called It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding.

Thank you, now it's time to leave here again. We're gonna hit the road. You got so many cameras you know, everybody’s got one of them cameras? You don't get real pictures with them cameras anyway. Real life goes by too fast! All right, this is a song I wrote for one of my babies when he was a baby. I wanna sing that for the last tune here. (plays Forever Young) You've been a wonderful crowd goodnight. Hello to Leonard Cohen! Nana Mouskouri! And all the others out there. All right, goodnight.

 

Bootleg

Manchester Prayer. Impossible record works (LP).

 

2 new songs (7%) compared to previous concert. No new songs for this tour.

 

Stereo audience recording, 130 minutes.

 

Session info updated 17 March 2014.

 

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4770

Sports Arena

 

San Diego, California

 

17 November 1978

 

 

1.

My Back Pages

2.

She’s Love Crazy (Tampa Red)

3.

Mr. Tambourine Man

4.

Shelter From The Storm

5.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

6.

Tangled Up In Blue

7.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

8.

Maggie's Farm

9.

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

10.

Like A Rolling Stone

11.

I Shall Be Released

12.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

 

 

13.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

14.

Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35

15.

It Ain't Me, Babe

16.

Am I Your Stepchild?

17.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

18.

Blowin' In The Wind

19.

Girl From The North Country

20.

We Better Talk This Over

21.

Masters Of War

22.

All Along The Watchtower

 

23.

Changing Of The Guards

 

 

Concert # 44 of the 1978 US Fall Tour. 1978 concert # 93.

 

Concert # 70 with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

 

1 instrumental without Bob Dylan.

 

5 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

14 Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (vocals) without Bob Dylan.

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

 

BobTalk

You know, in the Midwest in the 50’s, used to have carnivals that came to town. Most of the time…they used to be called…they always had somebody called “the geek”. I don’t know if there’s any of you have heard of a geek before. A geek is a man who eats a live chicken, bites the head off, eats the head first, then he eats the rest of it. Well, it used to cost a quarter to see the geek Anyway, this dude was funky, he was low-down, all the way down. (…..) but he used to get insulted all the time, you know. Anyhow, he pretty much kept to himself, but I did find out on thing from him. He used to (…..) other people being freaky. I used to remember that. Anyway….. (before Ballad Of A Thin Man)

Thank you. Right. I was invited to play at the Newport Folk Festival. They invited me there three times. I played this song the last time I was there. They never did invite me back. I don’t hold any grudges. Anyway, sometimes…..I told this man up here who asked me about the song that sometimes the whole world looks to me like Maggie’s Farm, and sometimes I (…..) I Ain’t Gonna Work On Maggie’s Farm No More. (…..).

Thank you. I took a train once from Monterey, Chihuahua, up to San Diego. Anyway, this guys was sitting next to me on this train, a man wearing a blanket. He (…..) to know everything. One of them (…..) guys. His eyes were burning up, smoke was coming out of his nostrils. I though I’d talk to him. When I turned around to look at him, he was gone. He’d either got off when the train stopped. (…..) I was hallucinating which I could have been doing too. (before Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power))

 

Incomplete mono audience recording, 115 minutes.

 

Session info updated 31 March 2003.

 

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4780

A.S.U. Activities Center

 

Tempe, Arizona

 

18 November 1978

 

 

 

Soundcheck before concert.

 

 

1.

Unidentified Song

2.

Unidentified Song

3.

Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35

4.

Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35

5.

Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35

6.

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

7.

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

8.

I’m Ready (Willie Dixon)

9.

You're A Big Girl Now

 

 

Bob Dylan (guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums).

 

6-9 Bob Dylan (vocal) and Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

3, 4, 5 Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (vocals).

 

Notes

1,2 instrumental

Mono audience recording, 25 minutes.

 

Session info updated 21 October 2015.

 

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4790

A.S.U. Activities Center

 

Tempe, Arizona

 

18 November 1978

 

 

1.

My Back Pages

2.

She’s Love Crazy (Tampa Red)

3.

Mr. Tambourine Man

4.

Shelter From The Storm

5.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

6.

Tangled Up In Blue

7.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

8.

Maggie's Farm

9.

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

10.

Like A Rolling Stone

11.

I Shall Be Released

12.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

 

 

13.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

14.

It Ain't Me, Babe

15.

Am I Your Stepchild?

16.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

17.

Blowin' In The Wind

18.

Girl From The North Country

19.

True Love Tends To Forget

20.

Masters Of War

21.

Just Like A Woman

22.

To Ramona

23.

All Along The Watchtower

24.

All I Really Want To Do

25.

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

26.

Forever Young

 

27.

Changing Of The Guards

 

 

Concert # 45 of the 1978 US Fall Tour. 1978 concert # 94.

 

Concert # 71 with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

 

1 instrumental without Bob Dylan.

 

5, 21 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

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

 

Note

This concert contains the first version of the long introduction to One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below), describing his visit to a gypsy festival in Saintes-Maries de-la-Mer in France on his 34th birthday in 1975. Dylan uses the expression “high holy gypsy holiday”. A “high holy day” or a “high holiday” is in Judaism, Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur. The expression “high holy days” refers to the period from Rosh Hashanah until the end of Yom Kippur, often spent in penitent self-examination. So Bob Dylan is here actually referring to the gypsy equivalence to Yom Kippur!

 

BobTalk

You know in the Midwest in the 50’s they had these carnivals come through town. Most of the big carnivals had somebody they used to call a geek. An you know what a geek is? I'll tell you what a geek is. A geek is somebody who's down on his luck and takes a job in a sideshow. He bites the head off a chicken and he eats it. An he eats the rest of the chicken too, live. Anyway this geek was telling me once, I asked “how can you do this kind of thing man?” Well, he didn't really get tight with anybody, but he did tell me one thing. He always used to consider other people who were looking at him as pretty freaky. And that has helped me out a lot as I have gone through life. (before Ballad Of A Thin Man)

Thank you, I was riding on a train one time. At night. Outside the moon was full and the train was going from Monterey deep in the heart of Mexico to San Diego. I was riding in this car all by myself when this old man, he must have been 150 years old wearing a blanket, and both his eyes were burning, an there was smoke coming out of his nostrils I swear. Anyhow I had a million things to ask him. I just didn't know where to start. (before Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power))

Thank you, three years ago I was over in the South Of France, just so happens coincidentally on my birthday, is a high holy gypsy holiday. So that's where the gypsies go, every day,... every year. And they party for a week. All the gypsies from all over Europe. Anyway I met the king of the gypsies over there. He had 16 wives and 120 children. And he still wasn't faithful and true. So I was just drinking coffee all night, playing safe. One night for two weeks I’m just drinking coffee all night, just playing it safe, and in the morning he said. "Well seeing as you have to go now Bob, what can we give you?" And I just said, one more cup of coffee.

Thank you. That was All Along The Watchtower that was David Mansfield playing the smoking violin.

Thank you! Ladies and gentlemen, on the drums tonight, give him a warm hand, Ian Wallace. On the bass guitar, Jerry Scheff. On the keyboards, from the Bahamas, the one and only Alan Pasqua. On the lead guitar, the oldest member of this group, born in 1921. Ladies and gentlemen, Billy Cross. Over on the rhythm guitar, from Bogota, doesn't speak any English, but he plays his heart out doesn't he? Ladies and gentlemen, Steven Soles. He's looking for a woman. On the violin and the mandolin, the youngest member of this group, fifteen years old. Been with me now for five years. He doesn't smoke dope, drink whiskey or go out with women, never been to school. Ladies and gentlemen, David Mansfield. He's learning to have a good time. On the tenor saxophone, he's really a legend in his own lifetime. I really can't even begin to tell you all the things this man has done. Ladies and gentlemen, the phenomenal Steve Douglas. On the backup vocals, three girls now I just couldn't do without. They make me sound so good don't they? Anyway my ex-girlfriend on the right, Jo Ann Harris. My new girlfriend in the middle, Helena Springs. And on the other side. my fiancée Carolyn Dennis. All right, from Detroit on the conga drums, the most amazing Miss Bobbye Hall. All right we're gonna get out of here real soon. (before It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding))

 

Mono audience recording, 145 minutes.

 

Session info updated 31 March 2003.

 

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4800

McKale Memorial Center

 

University Of Arizona

 

Tucson, Arizona

 

19 November 1978

 

 

1.

My Back Pages

2.

She’s Love Crazy (Tampa Red)

3.

Mr. Tambourine Man

4.

Shelter From The Storm

5.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

6.

Tangled Up In Blue

7.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

8.

Maggie's Farm

9.

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

10.

Like A Rolling Stone

11.

I Shall Be Released

12.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

 

13.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

14.

Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35

15.

It Ain't Me, Babe

16.

Am I Your Stepchild?

17.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

18.

Blowin' In The Wind

19.

Girl From The North Country

20.

We Better Talk This Over

21.

Masters Of War

22.

Just Like A Woman

23.

To Ramona

24.

All Along The Watchtower

25.

All I Really Want To Do

26.

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

27.

Forever Young

 

28.

Changing Of The Guards

 

 

Concert # 46 of the 1978 US Fall Tour. 1978 concert # 95.

 

Concert # 72 with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

 

1 instrumental without Bob Dylan.

 

5, 22 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

14 Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (vocals) without Bob Dylan.

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

 

BobTalk

Thank you. This song took ten minutes to write, ten years to live. (plays Tangled Up In Blue) Thank you! That was Alan Pasqua on the organ, Steve Douglas on the tenor saxophone!

Back in the Midwest in the 50’s they used to have these carnivals that come through town. Most every carnival had someone called a geek. If you don’t happen to know what a geek is I’ll tell you what a geek is. A geek is somebody who works on a sideshow, he bites the head off a chicken, eats the head and then bites the rest of the chicken and eats all of the chicken live. Costs a quarter to see this man. Let me tell you, if you think you’re funky, this geek is very low-down. Anyhow, he used to get insulted all the time, people didn't pay him too much respect, but I used to speak with him every once in a while. Never did get too tight with him, but I learned one thing from him; he used to think of other people as being pretty freaky. That’s helped me out a lot as I’ve traveled through the world to see the same guys. (before Ballad Of A Thin Man)

Thank you. I was riding on a train one time to Mexico coming to Torreón. In the evening hours there was nobody on this car that I was on and a full moon was shining. So, we made one stop, I think it was near Monterrey. This old man got on the train, he had a blanket and he sat down on the side of me, the other side of….you know, the (pathway). And he looked at me one time and, this is true, his eyes, both his eyes were burning like they were on fire. And there was smoke coming out of his nostrils. He looked to be about 150 years old, but anyway, I just wanted to ask him everything. But I couldn’t think of where to begin. (before Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power))

Thank you. Thank you very much. Ladies and gentlemen, on the drums tonight, give him a warm welcome, Mr. Ian Wallace. On the bass guitar, Mr. Jerry Scheff. On the keyboards, ladies and gentlemen, from the Bahamas, the one and only Alan Pasqua. On the lead guitar, the oldest member of this group, born in 1921, Clearwater, Florida. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Billy Cross. All right, on the rhythm guitar, doesn't speak any English, but he plays his heart out, doesn't he? Ladies and gentlemen, Steven Soles. All right, on the violin and the mandolin, the youngest member of this group, only 15 years old, been with me now for five years. Doesn't smoke dope, drink whiskey, go out with women, doesn't swear or talk on the telephone. He's a real bore. Ladies and gentlemen, a great musician, David Mansfield. I'll write that on his tombstone. All right. On the tenor saxophone, a genius in his own right. He used to play with Duane Eddy. Remember Duane Eddy? Anyway, the phenomenal Steve Douglas. On the backup vocals tonight. Wait a minute. All right. On the left my ex-girlfriend, Jo Ann Harris. Right. I like to eat and she can't cook. Anyway, in the middle my current girlfriend, she loves to cook, Helena Springs. On the other side, my fiancée, Carolyn Dennis. On the conga drums, from Detroit, ladies and gentlemen, the most amazing Miss Bobbye Hall. All right, we're gonna get out of here real soon. (before It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding))

Thank you! We've got to go now, we're going to have to head-up!. So, I wrote this song for one of my babies when he was a baby. He’s not a baby anymore and he’s not here, but I wanna play this anyway. (before Forever Young)

 

2 new songs (7%) compared to previous concert.

 

Mono audience recording, 150 minutes.

 

Session info updated 21 October 1978.

 

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4810

Special Events Arena

 

El Paso, Texas

 

21 November 1978

 

 

1.

My Back Pages

2.

She’s Love Crazy (Tampa Red)

3.

Mr. Tambourine Man

4.

Shelter From The Storm

5.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

6.

Tangled Up In Blue

7.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

8.

Maggie's Farm

9.

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

10.

Like A Rolling Stone

11.

I Shall Be Released

12.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

 

 

13.

Watching The River Flow

14.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

15.

Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35

16.

It Ain't Me, Babe

17.

Am I Your Stepchild?

18.

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

19.

Blowin' In The Wind

20.

Girl From The North Country

21.

We Better Talk This Over

22.

Masters Of War

23.

Just Like A Woman

24.

To Ramona

25.

All Along The Watchtower

26.

All I Really Want To Do

27.

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

28.

Forever Young

 

29.

Changing Of The Guards

 

 

Concert # 47 of the 1978 US Fall Tour. 1978 concert # 96.

 

Concert # 73 with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

 

1 instrumental without Bob Dylan.

 

5, 23 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

15 Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (vocals) without Bob Dylan.

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

 

BobTalk

This is a song that took ten years to live and ten years to write. (plays Tangled Up In Blue) Thank you! Thank you! That was Alan Pasqua on the organ, Steve Douglas on the tenor saxophone!

You know, back in the Midwest in the 50’s they used to have these carnivals that came through. Nearly every one of them had someone you'd call a geek..Everybodyknows what a geek is, but for those who don't I’ll tell you what a geek is. A geek is a man who eats a live chicken. He bites its head off and eats that first, then he eats the rest of it, heart and all. He carries a little broom and he sweeps the feathers up with it. Anyway, it costs a quarter to see this man. He's pretty low down in the carnival life. Nobody likes to hang out with him very much. Anyway, even me, I didn't get too tight with him and I liked everybody. But he did tell me one thing one time and that was that when things got rough he used to think of other people when they came in to see him……a man working in a club like that gets a lot of insults, you know. So, he used to think of other people as being pretty freaky. I always used to remember that in my travels here and there. (before Ballad Of A Thin Man