December 2, 1978
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01 – My Back Pages
02 – She’s Love Crazy (Tampa Red)
03 – Mr. Tambourine Man
04 – Shelter From The Storm
05 – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
06 – Tangled Up In Blue
07 – Ballad Of A Thin Man
08 – Maggie’s Farm
09 – I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
10 – Like A Rolling Stone
11 – I Shall Be Released
12 – SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
13 – The Times They Are A-Changin’
14 – Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
15 – It Ain’t Me, Babe (acoustic)
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
29 – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
Concert # 55 of the 1978 US Fall Tour. 1978 concert # 104
Concert # 81 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),
Jo Ann Harris,
1 instrumental without Bob Dylan.
3, 5, 15, 16, 22 Bob Dylan (harmonica).
14 Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (vocals) without Bob Dylan.
15 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, harmonica & guitar).
27 Peter Drake (guitar)
Note. 2, 19 and partly 27 broadcast 1979 by
Italian TV in the TV special “Il Profeta E Stanco”.
- You remember those carnivals we used to have those carnivals?
I remember those carnivals we had in the 50’s. Every carnival that came
through town, or I traveled to, had what you called a geek. You know what
a geek is? A geeek is a name …., in those days it cost a quarter to see him.
These days it’s probably about 5:50, but back then it cost a quarter to see him.
He’d eat a live chicken. He’d bite the head off, he’d eat that.
Then he’d continue till he was finished with the whole chicken.
Heart, blood everything. Anyway, then he’d sweep the feathers up with a broom.
One day I was talking to the bearded lady after breakfast.
And she said that this man wasn’t funky, but he was low down.
As low down as you can get.
People would always be insulting him for no good reason really.
But she told me that he used to look at everybody else as being very freaky.
Without having to stop to think about it.
Anyway, as I travel around the world, that idea has given me a ot of
encouragement as I go here and there. (before Ballad Of A Thin Man)
- Thank you. This is a song I played at the Newport Folk Festival, 1963.
And they booed me out of town, for playing that then.
Anyway, it hasn’t stopped me now. I keep playing it night after night.
It’s called I Ain’t Gonna Work On Maggie’s Farm No More. (before Maggie’s Farm)
- I was riding on a train one time to Mexico, going up north to San Diego.
I fell asleep on the train and woke up and it was about midnight.
And the train had stopped at a place called Monterey. You know where Monterey
is, right? There was a bunch of children getting off the train.
There must have been about 17 children and the mother and the father.
And they was getting off the train and at the time I was watching it all
through the glass.
It was like the whole side of the train was like a mirror.
So I was watching it all happen and I saw this old man stumble onto the train.
He was getting on and was walking down to the seat right across the car
from me. So, I felt a vibration in the air, it was certainly the time.
So I turned to look at him, and I could see he wasn’t dressed in anything
but a blanket. He was just wearing a blanket, and he must have been 150
years old. I took another look at him an I could see that both his eyes
were burning out. They was on fire. And there was smoke coming out of his
nostrils. Ah, well this is a man that I want to talk to.
(before SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power))
- Thank you. I was over in France for about four or five weeks, I don’t
remember how long. My particular, ah the day I was born just happens to
be the high holy gypsy holiday.
I know it sounds strange but it’s true. Anyway, I went over there to see
what they were doing on my birthday, seeing it was some kind of holiday.
So, they all meet, all the gypsies from all over Europe. From France, England,
Holland, and ah, Romania, all these different countries come and meet in the
South of France.
So I stayed over there with them for about a week, they partied for a week.
I was fortunate enough to meet a young man who was the king of the gypsies.
A young man who had 16 wives an 120 children and a whole lot of girlfriends.
He held court every day, and he kind of took me under his wing, but sooner
or later it got time to go, so I was heading off this way and he was going
down that way.
He said, “Well Bob, we have to go our separate ways, what would you like?”
And I had done everything that week at least twice. Anyway I said,
“Just One More Cup Of Coffee”.
He said , “All right, black?” And he put it in a bag for me and give it to me,
and I headed off down the road.
- Thank you, all right. The first girl I ever loved, she broke my heart,
left me for an older man, way back then. A few years later I wrote a song
about her. (before Girl Of The North Country)
- Thank you! Ladies and gentlemen,
on the drums tonight, give him a warm hand, Mr. Ian Wallace.
On the bass guitar, Jerry Scheff.
On the keyboards, from Trinidad, the one and only Alan Pasqua.
On the lead guitar, the oldest member of this group, born in 1921,
ladies and gentlemen, there is nothing he hasn’t done, ladies and gentlemen,
Mr. Billy Cross.
On he violin, electric violin, electric mandolin, sometimes electric lead guitar,
the youngest member of this group, fifteen years old, been with me for five years.
Doesn’t smoke dope, drink whiskey or chase women.
All that’s gonna change tonight. David Mansfield! On the rhythm guitar,
a man from Bogota, South America. Doesn’t speak any English, but he plays
his heart out doesn’t he? Mr. Steven Soles.
Gave up a career as a racing car driver to join this band.
When he stops playing guitar he’s gonna have to drive the bus.
On the tenor saxophone, a man who is actually a legend in his own life time.
He made many of Phil Spector’s greatest records.
He used to play with Duane Eddy. Ladies and gentlemen, the phenomenal
Steve Douglas. All right, on the backup vocals, three young ladies who
make me sound so good. I know I haven’t got the greatest voice in the world,
but they make it sound even worse than it is! My three girlfriends.
I don’t have to look very far to chase some women. On the right, Jo Ann Harris.
In the middle, Helena Springs. An on the other side, Miss Carolyn Dennis.
On the conga drums from Detroit City, the most amazing Miss Bobbye Hall.
(before It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding))
- Thank you! Well, thank you very much! We’ll be back soon, we gotta go now,
but we’ll be back. I’m not ready to be put out in the pasture just yet, so …
Anyway. I made some records in this town.
I think I’m gonna come back and do some more. But, until then, thanks for
coming. Here’s a song 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.
(before Forever Young)
1 new song (3%) compared to previous concert. No new songs for this tour.
Mono audience recording, 150 minutes.
LB-04407 ; 77min+78min ; 2CDR ; Rating: B
12/2/78 Nashville, Tennessee, Municipal Auditorium
Source: Flac files from taper.
Equipment: “Taped using a 3-head portable cassette recorder and electret condenser mic which
was possibly above-average equipment for the typical audience stealth taper in those days.”
From taper’s masters list:
Dec 2, 1978 — NASHVILLE, TN — Tape — C-121, C-122, C-122.1 >> DAT D-78-10 >> CD-78-27, 28
(29 songs; complete) — These are stereo master cassettes (source for filler tracks on
CD: Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte). Note: Encore was not recorded, but the 2 encore songs included
here (from Reel R-124) are from another recording (not my master).
Taper’s comments concerning his oeuvre:
Charlotte, Columbia, and the two Knoxvilles would be the most highly recommended. Nashville
and Memphis would be next. Cincy is the most “distant”. Of course, my Charlotte recording
has been commercially booted (and Knoxville 2/5 too), but the quality of the raw (undoctored)
transfers tends to beat the bootleg discs by quite a ways. I recently did a new transfer
(via improved equipment & connections) to CDr from the original Charlotte Maxell cassettes
which are still in surprisingly good condition, and that one sounds best ever.
bittorrent download 01/07;
different recording than LB-4087 with different crowd talking at end of d1t3;
in comparison this one sounded a little harsher and more echoey but fuller sound;
very good to excellent sound [B+] and last 2 songs at [B-];
(a bittorrent from 06/09 having matching md5 and files is part of lk 78 series)
drop/pop d2t6 0:01, between cdrs, end of d2t13