Bob Dylan – Mobile, AL (04/29/76)

Bob Dylan
Expo Hall, Municipal Auditorium
Mobile, Alabama
April 29, 1976 ñ Evening

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01. Flint Hill Special (instrumental) (Earl Scruggs) [02:49]
02. Werevolves of London (LeRoy P. Marinell(Waddy Wachtel/Warren Zevon) [T-bone J. Henry Burnett] [06:32]
03. Too Good To Be Wasted (Rob Stoner) [04:23]
04. Mad Man (Steven Soles/J. Henry Burnett) [Steven Soles] [05:03]
05. Tears On My Pillow (Donna Weiss) [Donna Weiss] [04:07]
06. Is There Life On Mars? (Roscoe West) [Mick Ronson] [05:04]
07. Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin/Michael McClure) [Bob Neuwirth] [02:02]
08. Alabama Dark (Bob Neuwirth) [Bob Neuwirth] [03:34]
09. They Had To Move Away (Bobby Charles) [Bob Neuwirth] [07:48]
10. Battle Of New Orleans (Jimmy Driftwood) [Bob Neuwirth] [03:09]
11. Rock And Roll Across The USA (Kinky Friedman/ Danny Finley (ëPanama Redí)) [Kinky Friedman] [03:28]
12. Dear Abbie (Kinky Friedman) [Kinky Friedman] [03:22]
13. Asshole From El Paso (Kinky Friedman) [Kinky Friedman] [02:34]
14. Mr. Tambourine Man [05:16]
15. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) [05:39]
16. Vincent van Gogh [w Rob Stoner] (Robert Friemark) [02:58]
17. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight [03:44]
18. Maggie’s Farm [05:09]
19. One Too Many Mornings [04:06]
20. Isis (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan) [05:56]
21. Eight Miles High (Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn, David Crosby) [Roger McGuinn] [03:37]
22. Cardiff Rose (Roger McGuinn) [Roger McGuinn] [04:41]
23. Lover Of The Bayou (Roger McGuinn) [Roger McGuinn] [03:56]
24. Chestnut Mare (Roger McGuinn/Jacques Levy) [Roger McGuinn] [05:51]
25. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man (Lincoln Wayne Moman/Dan Penn) [Joan Baez] [02:56]
26. Ainít Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ëRound (trad.) [Joan Baez] []
27. Love Song To A Stranger (Joan Baez) [Joan Baez] [05:34]
28. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robbie Robertson) [Joan Baez] [03:45]
29. Diamonds And Rust (Joan Baez) [Joan Baez] [04:07]
30. Blowin’ In The Wind [w Joan Baez] [03:32]
31. Railroad Boy (trad.) [02:57]
32. I Pity The Poor Immigrant [04:29]
33. Shelter From The Storm [05:49]
34. I Threw It All Away [04:31]
35. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [08:30]
36. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go [04:22]
37. Going, Going, Gone [03:59]
38. Lay Lady Lay [04:56]
39. Silver Mantis (J. Henry Burnett/Fleming) [06:45]
40. Mozambique (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan) [03:51]
41. Idiot Wind [10:12]
42. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door [w Roger McGuinn] [04:29]
43. Gotta Travel On [whole ensemble] (Paul Clayton-Larry Ehrlich-David Lazar-Tom Six) [06:58]

Rolling Thunder Revue 2 concert #11:
Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal)
3-22 Scarlet Rivera (violin), T-bone J. Henry Burnette (guitar & piano), Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), Bobby Neuwirth (guitar & vocal), Roger McGuinn (guitar & vocal), David Mansfield (steel guitar, mandolin, violin & dobro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (drums), Gary Burke (congas)

14 Bob Dylan harmonica
16 Bob Dylan & Bobby Neuwirth shared vocal
30-32 Joan Baez (guitar and shared vocal)
39 T-bone J. Henry Burnette vocal, Joan Baez background vocal
42 Bob Dylan & Roger McGuinn shared vocal
43 shared vocal by Bob Dylan & the group

You donít hear a song like that every day (after Vincent van Gogh)
[audience calls for Hurricane] Hurricaneís out now, we donít have to sing that no more (before Stuck Inside Of Mobile)
Iíd like to do this for Dorothy whoís in the house tonight (before Lay Lady Lay)

Source 1:

LB-61, (72min+69min+59min), from Bob Meyer’s audience master collection, complete show, very good sound; most spectral density is below 12k except for noise; (a similar wav and spectral looking version of this recording circulated on DVD vine 1/06 as SHNs with no info or md5 files with filenames like d1t01.shn) (a close EAC match was part of the LK DVD-R set as evening “Master > CDR > EAC > FLAC”)

Acoustic Thunder Wild Wolf 75/76

REFERENCE: Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, pages 95-96

Mono audience recording, 110 minutes

Source 2:

Source: derived from LB-0061

Using Audacity 2.0.3
(1) boosted overall volume on all tracks
(2) boosted left channel to more closely match right
(3) smoothed all rough transitions
(4) fixed all between-track ticks

Only include the Dylan songs.

10 thoughts on “Bob Dylan – Mobile, AL (04/29/76)

  1. Nice surprise!

    Personally I think Hard Rain is one of Dylan’s greatest official releases, even with only
    nine songs (and a couple of those are nothing special). The raw conviction on offer
    is almost unparalleled. Other Rolling Thunder 76 performances can sound a little
    routine by comparison.

    Here’s a few ‘listening notes’.

    This is a pretty slick sounding show. Lacking in fire perhaps, but enjoyable nevertheless.
    The man himself is in good voice, the band are tight.

    I believe this is an audience recording. If so, it’s very good for the vintage – easily on a par
    with any of the other auds from RT75 and RT76. The sound is close and has good presence,
    and the mix is excellent – violin and piano especially can be easily picked out, contributing to
    a very good representation of that distinctive RT76 sound. My main system is packed away
    now so I can’t be sure, but based on what I am listening to, I would say this can stand comparison,
    more or less, with a soundboard like, say, Hold The Fort.

    Idiot Wind is a bit of a disappointment – the tempo is slow, and the performance soon loses focus.
    But ‘lesser’ songs work well.

    Many thanks as always.

  2. Wow, this is major! I’d never even heard of a Dylan Mobile ’76 show. Thanks so much, Mat!

    Tony, I agree that ’76 was a terrific time for live Dylan. I love “Hard Rain.” Can’t wait to hear this to see how it fits into the puzzle of ’76 shows I have heard so far!

  3. Be sure to listen out for the rewrite of the “his hands are clean” lines in Lay Lady Lay.

    His boots are dirty
    But his feet are clean…


  4. I got the words wrong… (short term memory!)
    “My shoes are dirty
    But my feet are clean”.

    Second that about the sound, fantastic. Great to hear some more from
    what has always seemed to be the most elusive of tours. One thing
    that strikes me is that the sound of the band here is much closer in
    style and spirit to the sound of RT75 than might be expected. Lovely
    reflective versions of One Too Many Mornings, Threw It All Away, and
    Going, Going, Gone especially. Not really that many hints of the hard
    rain blowing up just around the corner.

    I checked up on Memphis Blues Again… it had just got it’s RT debut on
    the previous night (perhaps in anticipation of the date to follow).
    Rob Stoner kills it stone dead with a bass line that is not even a heavy
    plod (through the verses). Stoner of course is a very great bass player.
    My guess is that they were trying for that kind of ‘stop time’ rhythm that
    had worked so well for Ain’t Me Babe the previous year. Anybody else
    hear it that way?? Great vocal from Bob nonetheless.

    Thanks again for sharing. Listened through a few times now. Great stuff!

  5. Well if they really do mean pedal-steel, the answer is surely
    Davey Mansfield. I don’t know this for a fact, but pedal-steel is a
    difficult instrument to master and not the sort of thing any
    guitarist (even) can just sit down and play, and Mansfield was
    the guy playing steel (among other things) on the revue.
    The full set list includes Mansfield’s Flint Hill Special – further
    evidence for the prosecution m’lord.

    But – I think I’m right in saying ole Bob himself was foolin’ around
    playing slide on his national guitar on some of these dates.
    That may be what is being asked about here. I don’t recall hearing
    any pedal steel on this date (Dylan sets), but that doesn’t mean

  6. And while we’re here…
    A big-up for “Gotta Travel On”.

    The song was pretty pointless on SP and I usually (always) skip it
    in a RT show. But here – it’s sensational! Love it.
    With everybody contributing their own verses. Must check it out on
    other shows.


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