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Sept 29

The 1966 Live Recordings is a 36-CD boxset of live recordings from the 1966 Live Tour by Bob Dylan, released on Legacy Records in November 2016. It includes every known recording from the tour, including audience tapes. Most of the set was unreleased at that point and some tapes never circulated before.

Apparently they have split the set up, as the 2-disc set I got from the library are Disc 28 & 29, both from the Royal Albert Hall in London, England on May 26, 1966.

Personnel (per Olof Bjorner):
Bob Dylan: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, piano, lead vocal
Robbie Robertson: electric guitar
Rick Danko: bass, background vocal
Garth Hudson: organ
Richard Manuel: piano
Mickey Jones: drums
Sandy Konikoff: drums (before March 26, 1966)

Tell Me Momma is a song written by Bob Dylan and performed exclusively during his 1966 World Tour with the Band (then known as the Hawks). It was used to introduce the second half of a concert, when Dylan switched from an acoustic solo performance to an electric performance backed by a band.

Dylan’s May 17, 1966 live performance of the song was released in 1998 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert. In 2016, all Dylan’s recorded live performances of “Tell Me Momma” from 1966 were released in the 36-CD boxed set The 1966 Live Recordings, with the May 26, 1966 performance released separately on the album The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert. The boxed set contains all the live versions of “Tell Me Momma” ever performed by Dylan and his band.

 

 

0l’ black Bascom, don’t break no mirrors
Cold black water dog, make no tears
You say you love me with what may be love
Don’t you remember makin’ baby love?
Got your steam drill built and you’re lookin’ for some kid
To get it to work for you like your nine-pound hammer did
But I know that you know that I know that you show
Something is tearing up your mind.
Tell me, momma,
Tell me, momma,
Tell me, momma, what is it?
What’s wrong with you this time?
Hey, John, come and get me some candy goods
Shucks, it sure feels like it’s in the woods
Spend some time on your January trips
You got tombstone moose up and your brave-yard whips
If you’re anxious to find out when your friendship’s gonna end
Come on, baby, I’m your friend!
And I know that you know that I know that you show
Something is tearing up your mind.
Tell me, momma,
Tell me, momma,
Tell me, momma, what is it?
What’s wrong with you this time?
Oh, we bone the editor, can’t get read
But his painted sled, instead it’s a bed
Yes, I see you on your window ledge
But I can’t tell just how far away you are from the edge
And, anyway, you’re just gonna make people jump and roar
Whatcha want to go and do that for?
For I know that you know that I know that you know
Something is tearing up your mind.
Ah, tell me, momma,
Tell me, momma,
Tell me, momma, what is it?
What’s wrong with you this time?
Songwriters: Bob Dylan

17 Comments Add yours

    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you like it.

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  1. memadtwo says:

    Wow, the Band sounds great, with Dylan in synch. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes! Not sure if you noticed in the lineup that Levon was NOT the drummer on that tour. I’d like to learn why. This was the very very beginning of The Band. They were called The Hawks at this time.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        I did not notice, but that’s interesting. Maybe they hadn’t connected yet?

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Kerfe, look down a couple of comments. Badfinger20 explains why Levon wasn’t there.

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          1. memadtwo says:

            That was definitely a crazy time.

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  2. badfinger20 says:

    If I could go back and see any Bob Dylan tour in history…this would be the one. The Band sounds great even without Levon…Jones does a great job especially during Like A Rolling Stone.
    Good pick Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max. Do you know why Levon didn’t play on it? Was he just not part of the band yet at that time?

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      1. badfinger20 says:

        That was when Bob was getting booed for playing rock and he was just weary of the circus around them…that is what Robbie’s book hinted at…drugs may have been part of it also.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Dang it I need to read Robbies book. I am almost done with one book, have 2 more shorter books to read then I’m borrowing Testament.

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          1. badfinger20 says:

            You will really liked it

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  3. It is a rare treat when I hear a Dylan song that I never heard before, thanks Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You are very welcome. I was amazed to see he only sang it while on that tour and that he used it to segue from acoustic to electric in the show.

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  4. pvcann says:

    Wonderful stuff. I remember seeing Dylan in perth in 2008, and people left early because he was doing a blues/jazz fusion night the musicians all wearing suits and trilby hats. People wanted the 70s stuff.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      What an interesting piece of history. You just never know what he will do at his concerts.

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      1. pvcann says:

        No, he’s actually quite mischievous.

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