RNR News and Notes

Back in 1969 - Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan met up in Nashville and spent two days holed up in Columbia Studios for a loose, free-flowing session of jams, covers like “You Are My Sunshine” and even wrote the the tune “Wanted Man”  - Cash would debut the song one week later at his famed San Quentin prison show.

 

Much of the material from these sessions though was never released - besides the duet “Girl From the North Country”, which appeared on Bob Dylan’s LP Nashville Skyline

 

Until now ... on November 1, 2019 Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series will release  Bob Dylan (Featuring Johnny Cash) — Travelin’ Thru, 1967–1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15- a three-CD package - with  a disc-and-a-half dedicated to the legendary Johnny Cash session

 

Below check out “I Pity the Poor Immigrant” from the John Wesley Harding sessions - which will be featured on Disc 1 of the release 

 

According to the Dylan camp - 

“Besides the very early folk years, you don’t have Bob playing with a lot of other major stars up until this point in his career. Here you have him doing duets with Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Earl Scruggs. It’s a really deep dive into some of the music that he loves and just a really cool package. I think people will come away from it enchanted by the breadth of his catalog."

 

Bob Dylan and his band will also hit the road this fall - with a show at the University of Maryland Baltimore County Events center on November 12, 2019 

 

 

 

Bob Dylan - I Pity The Poor Immigrant (Take 4) (Audio)

 

 

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

 

DISC 1

 

October 17, 1967
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN

John Wesley Harding sessions


01. Drifter’s Escape – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
02. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine – Take 2 (Alternate Version)

 

November 6, 1967
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN

John Wesley Harding sessions


03. All Along the Watchtower – Take 3 (Alternate Version)
04. John Wesley Harding – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
05. As I Went Out One Morning – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
06. I Pity the Poor Immigrant – Take 4 (Alternate Version)
07. I Am a Lonesome Hobo – Take 4 (Alternate Version)

 

Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar, harmonica
Charlie McCoy: bass
Kenneth Buttrey: drums

 

February 13, 1969
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
Nashville Skyline sessions


08. I Threw It All Away – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
09. To Be Alone with You – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
10. Lay Lady Lay – Take 2 (Alternate Version)
11. One More Night – Take 2 (Alternate Version)
12. Western Road – Take 1 (Outtake)

 

February 14, 1969
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
Nashville Skyline sessions


13. Peggy Day – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
14. Tell Me That It Isn’t True – Take 2 (Alternate Version)
15. Country Pie – Take 2 (Alternate Version)

 

Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica
Kelton D. Herston, Norman Blake, Charlie Daniels, Wayne Moss (10 & 12): guitars
Bob Wilson: piano, organ
Peter Drake: steel guitar (13-15)
Charlie McCoy: bass
Kenneth Buttrey: drums

 

DISC 2

 

February 17, 1969
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
The Dylan-Cash Sessions


01. I Still Miss Someone – Take 5
02. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right/Understand Your Man – Rehearsal

February 18, 1969


Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
The Dylan-Cash Sessions


03. One Too Many Mornings – Take 3
04. Mountain Dew – Take 1
05. Mountain Dew – Take 2
06. I Still Miss Someone – Take 2
07. Careless Love – Take 1
08. Matchbox – Take 1
09. That’s All Right, Mama – Take 1
10. Mystery Train/This Train Is Bound for Glory – Take 1
11. Big River – Take 1
12. Girl from the North Country – Rehearsal
13. Girl from the North Country – Take 1
14. I Walk the Line – Take 2
15. Guess Things Happen That Way – Rehearsal
16. Guess Things Happen That Way – Take 3
17. Five Feet High and Rising – Take 1
18. You Are My Sunshine – Take 1
19. Ring of Fire – Take 1

 

DISC 3

 

February 18, 1969
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
The Dylan-Cash Sessions


01. Studio Chatter
02. Wanted Man – Take 1
03. Amen – Rehearsal
04. Just a Closer Walk with Thee – Take 1
05. Jimmie Rodgers Medley No. 1 – Take 1


Based on Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas), The Brakeman’s Blues (Yodeling the Blues Away), and Blue Yodel No. 5 (It’s Raining Here) written by Jimmie Rodgers
06. Jimmie Rodgers Medley No. 2 – Take 2
Based on Waiting for a Train, The Brakeman’s Blues (Yodeling the Blues Away), and Blue Yodel No. 1 (T For Texas) written by Jimmie Rodgers

 

Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar
Johnny Cash: vocals, guitar
Carl Perkins: guitar (08, 10, 02, 04-06)
Bob Wootton: guitar
Marshall Grant: bass
W.S. Holland: drums

 

May 1, 1969


Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Live on The Johnny Cash Show
Originally broadcast on ABC-TV, June 7, 1969


07. I Threw It All Away
08. Living the Blues
09. Girl from the North Country

 

Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar
Johnny Cash: vocals, guitar (09)
Norman Blake and Charlie Daniels: guitars
Peter Drake: steel guitar
Bob Wilson: piano
Charlie McCoy: bass
Kenneth Buttrey: drums

 

May 3, 1969
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
Self Portrait sessions


10. Ring of Fire (Outtake)
11. Folsom Prison Blues (Outtake)

 

Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar
Fred F. Carter, Norman Blake: guitars
Charlie Daniels: guitar (11), bass (10)
Bob Wilson: piano
Peter Drake: steel guitar
Charlie McCoy: harmonica (10), bass (11)
Kenneth Buttrey: drums
Delores Edgin and Dottie Dillard: background vocals

 

May 17, 1970


The Home of Thomas B. Allen, Carmel, New York
With Earl Scruggs
12. Earl Scruggs Interview
13. East Virginia Blues
14. To Be Alone with You
15. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance
16. Nashville Skyline Rag

 

Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar
Earl Scruggs: banjo
Randy Scruggs: acoustic guitar
Gary Scruggs: electric bass