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Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

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An extracted list from Searching For A Gem of recordings from 1962 onwards where Bob has appeared in a leading role with other artists on official releases. Joan Baez is his most popular duetting partner with eight entries! Bob's duet with Johnny Cash on Girl From The North Country from Nashville Skyline has appeared on several Johnny Cash compilations, and Emmylou Harris released a compilation album called Duets including Mozambique from Desire (although this isn't strictly a duet). For recordings where Bob has appeared as a backing musician, see Bob "On The Side".


R-0324 Acne ( Eric von Schmidt) - live with Ramblin' Jack Elliott, recorded at the Riverside Church, New York, on 29th July, 1961 for the WRVR radio programme "Saturday Of Folk Music" and broadcast the same day, from the 2000 Vanguard soundtrack album The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack

Joan Baez - Rare, Live & Classic boxed set, Vanguard (USA), 1993

R-0219 Troubled And I Don't Know Why - live with Joan Baez, Forest Hills, New York, 17 Aug 1963, also appeared on a acetate in late 1963/early 1964
R-0221 Blowin' In The Wind - live with Joan Baez in the Rolling Thunder Revue, Fort Collins, CO, 23 May 1976, from her Vanguard boxed set Rare, Live & Classic, 1993

Removed from the list:
R-0220 Mama, You've Been On My Mind - live with Joan Baez, Philharmonic Hall, New York City, 31 Oct 1964, now released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 6 - Bob Dylan Live 1964: The Philharmonic Hall Concert, Mar 2004

Various Artists - Newport Broadsides (Topical Songs), Vanguard (USA), 1964

R-0020 Ye Playboys And Playgirls - live with Pete Seeger at the "Topical Songs" workshop, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 28 Jul 1963 (not from the afternoon workshop on 27 Jul 1963 as long thought)
R-0311 With God On Our Side - live with Joan Baez at the morning workshop, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 27 Jul 1963 (not R-0021, from 28 Jul 1963, as first thought, and also not from the afternoon workshop on 26 Jul 1963)



 
The Other Side Of The Mirror: Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965 (2007)

R-0311M With God On Our Side - live with Joan Baez, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 27 Jul 1963 (morning workshop)
R-0021 With God On Our Side - live with Joan Baez, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 28 Jul 1963 (evening concert)
R-0022 Blowin' In The Wind - recorded live with Joan Baez and Peter, Paul and Mary, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 26 Jul 1963 (evening concert)
R-0252 It Ain't Me, Babe - recorded live with Joan Baez, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 24 Jul 1964 (evening performance - Joan's set)
R-0253 With God On Our Side - recorded live with Joan Baez, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 26 Jul 1964 (evening performance - Bob's set)

R-0021 With God On Our Side - with Joan Baez, recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 28 Jul 1963 (evening show) from No Direction Home - Bob Dylan (2005)
This is the real evening performance from 28 Jul 1963, the performance on Newport Broadsides (Topical Songs), long thought to have been this evening performance, is now known to be from the morning workshop on 27 Jul 1963!
R-1082 When The Ship Comes In (with Joan Baez) - live at the "March on Washington", Washington, DC, 28 Aug 1963, from the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Europe 6LP limited edition 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, Dec 2013
Joan Baez Live At Newport, Vanguard (USA), 1997

R-0252 It Ain't Me, Babe - live with Joan Baez at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 24 Jul 1964
R-0253 With God On Our Side - live with Joan Baez at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 26 Jul 1964

R-0069 A Thousand Miles Behind [One Too Many Mornings] - Bob and Johnny duetting in the film and video Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music, 1969

The picture on right of Bob and Johnny duetting is by Jason Gluskin (2010). For more details, see

R-0899 One Too Many Mornings - posthumous duet with Johnny Cash and the Avett Brothers in the Amnesty International benefit album tribute Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International (2012), based on the out-take from the Nashville Skyline sessions with Bob and Johnny, Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN, 18 Feb 1969, previously released in the film and video Johnny Cash: The Man Ÿ His World Ÿ His Music (R-0069, 1969), also , on Chimes Of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International, Fontana (USA), 2012
R-0074 Nashville Skyline Rag - Earl Scruggs on banjo and Bob on guitar, from the Columbia album Earl Scruggs Performing With His Family & Friends, 1971
R-0445 East Virginia Blues [traditional] - performed by Bob and Earl Scruggs in the National Education TV programme Earl Scruggs' Festival Of Music, broadcast 1971, but also available in the USA in the early 1990s on commercial VHS and DVD
R-0088 Wallflower - Bob shares lead vocal and plays guitar for Doug Sahm on the Atlantic album Doug Sahm & Band, 1972
R-0757 I Pity The Poor Immigrant - duet with Joan Baez, live with the Rolling Thunder Revue, Fort Collins, CO, 23 May 1976, from the Hard Rain TV Special, 1976 and finally commercially released on the Joan Baez CD and DVD How Sweet The Sound, 2009

R-0122 Sign Language - Bob duets with Eric Clapton on his otherwise unreleased song from Eric's 1976 RSO album No Reason To Cry

R-0138 Never Let Me Go - live with Joan Baez and the Rolling Thunder Revue, The Forum, Montreal, Canada, 4 Dec 1975, from the US Columbia promo 12" single 4 Songs From "Renaldo & Clara", 1978
R-0123 Buckets Of Rain - Bob shares vocals with Bette Midler on this track from her 1976 Atlantic album Songs For The New Depression
Byrds1990set.JPG (54841 bytes) R-0217 Mr. Tambourine Man - with the Byrds, recorded at the Roy Orbison Tribute Concert, Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA, 24 Feb 1990, from the Columbia/Legacy 4CD boxed set The Byrds, see 1990, also on Mr. Tambourine Man: 21 Versions, Classic Hits (Germany), 2012
R-0549 The Spirit Of Rock And Roll (Brian Wilson) - Bob duets with Brian on this 1991 track for a projected Warner Bros album Sweet Insanity that was never released, although promo copies were produced
R-0216 Heartland (Bob Dylan/Willie Nelson) - Bob duets with Willie on this co-written song from Willie's 1993 Columbia album Across The Borderline, which was also included in 1995 on Willie's Columbia Legacy 3CD boxed set Revolutions Of Time: The Journey 1975-1993
NelsonLD.jpg (32341 bytes) R-0490 Pancho And Lefty (Townes Van Zandt) - duet with Willie Nelson, from the Columbia House VHS video Willie Nelson: The Big Six-O - An All-Star Birthday Celebration, 1993 (Bob also performed Stephen Foster's Hard Times from Good As I Been To You on his own at this event, see Bob's Appearances on Compilations)
R-0227 Ballad Of Hollis Brown - Bob provides vocals and guitar on Mike's cover of the song from The Times They Are A-Changin' on Mike's Rounder Records album Third Annual Farewell Reunion, 1995

R-0264 Interfere (Ronnie Wood) - with Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagen and Willie Weeks, instrumental recorded at Ron Wood's home studio, Sandymount, County Kildare, Ireland, early 1996, on a bonus 4-track CD from Ronnie Wood's book Wood On Canvas: Every Picture Tells A Story, Genesis Publications, UK, 1998
R-0517  King Of Kings - previously unreleased instrumental with Ronnie Wood and Bob on guitars, presumably recorded at Ron Wood's home studio, Sandymount, County Kildare, Ireland, 1996, from Ronnie Wood's album Not For Beginners, Nov 2001

(This CD also contains an extended version of R-0264 above.)

R-0266 The Lonesome River (Ralph & Carter Stanley) - with Ralph Stanley, from his Rebel Records album Clinch Mountain Country, 1998

This performance is included in The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, released Oct 2008, so is now no longer a rarity

R-0275 Chimes Of Freedom - new version with Joan Osborne, recorded Oct 1998, from the Mercury soundtrack album of the TV mini-series The '60s, 1999
R-0602 Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking - duet with Mavis Staples, new recording of album track from Slow Train Coming on US compilation album Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs Of Bob Dylan, Columbia, 2003
R-0677 You Win Again (Hank Williams) - duet with Willie Nelson, recorded at the Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles, CA, 5 May 2004, from the DVD release of Willie Nelson And Friends - "Outlaws And Angels", 2004

Other Guest Appearances

R-0377  Blowin' In The Wind - live with Joan Baez, Forest Hills, New York, 17 Aug 1963, appeared on a acetate in late 1963/early 1964
 
NewEveMono.jpg (39915 bytes) R-0607 This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie) - live with Pete Seeger and ensemble, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 28 Jul 1963, from the Vanguard album Evening Concerts At Newport Vol. 2, 1964

R-0690 Blowin' In The Wind - with Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood at "Live Aid", Philadelphia, PA, 13 Jul 1985, from Live Aid [Various], DVD release, Warner Music Vision (USA/UK), Nov 2004

GD-Postcards.jpg (47926 bytes) R-0544 Man Of Peace - recorded with the Grateful Dead during rehearsals at Club Front, San Rafael, CA, 9 Jun 1987, from the Grateful Dead Records/Arista album Postcards Of The Hanging: The Grateful Dead Play The Music Of Bob Dylan, 2002

The Dead Play Dylan [The Grateful Dead] - Red Robin (Germany), 1994 (this release is almost certainly unauthorised)

Q-0021 The Wicked Messenger - Bob sings vocals with the Grateful Dead from 1987

Q-0022 The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob sings vocals with the Grateful Dead from 1987

R-0217 Mr. Tambourine Man - with the Byrds, recorded at the Roy Orbison Tribute Concert, Feb 1990, from their US Columbia Legacy boxed set The Byrds, 1990

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Eric Clapton and Friends In Concert, VHS and DVD, Warner Music Vision/Reprise (USA/UK), 1999

R-0325 Don't Think Twice It's Alright - recorded at Madison Square Gardens, New York with Eric Clapton and his band, 30 Jun 1999, from a benefit concert in aid of the Crossroads Centre in Antigua
R-0326 Crossroads (Robert Johnson/Eric Clapton) - with Eric Clapton and his band, recorded at Madison Square Gardens, New York with Eric Clapton and his band, 30 Jun 1999

Is It Rolling, Bob? A Reggae Tribute To Bob Dylan Vol. 1[Various], RAS/Sanctuary Records (USA/UK), 2004

R-0664 I And I - reggae remix of track from Infidels, overdubbed by Sly and Robbie
R-0665
I And I - dub remix by Doctor Dread of track from Infidels, overdubbed by Sly and Robbie

R-1093 I For An Eye - Theremin overdub by Doctor Dread of R-0665, his dub remix of I And I from Infidels on Is It Rolling, Bob? A Reggae Tribute To Bob Dylan Vol. 1 (Sanctuary/RAS Records, USA, Aug 2004), on Therimin In Dub, Tsosume Records, Hungary, Sep 2013


Forthcoming Duets

Bob Dylan and other artists such as Sting, Harry Belafonte, Stevie Wonder and Peter Gabriel may appear on a new album with the Cuban singer and songwriter Pablo Milanés tentatively called Pablo Querido 2, with Bob performing on a song called Dónde Andarán [Where They Will Walk]. More details will be added when available.

Bob is also reported to be performing For The Sake Of The Song as a posthumous "duet" on a Townes Van Zandt tribute album, more details will be added when available.

A duet that was reported would appear on George Harrison's 2002 posthumous album Brainwashed was a version of Bob's Abandoned Love (released on Biograph in 1985), originally recorded during the sessions for George's 1982 Dark Horse album Gone Troppo, with new vocals overdubbed by George and Bob before George died. It didn't appear on that album, but may surface eventually.

There is also a currently unreleased studio track with Bob duetting with Ringo Starr, listed here for completeness:

I Wish I Knew Now What I Knew Then (Charlie Craig/Vince Gill) - Bob plays harmonica for Ringo Starr on a song for an album recorded in 1987 in Memphis, TN, that was never released. Thanks to Derek Mankelow for reminding me that Bob also sings on the choruses and also a couple of lines of the song.

More "Flying Pig" Bob Dylan pages

The Blonde On Blonde Missing Pictures
The Blonde On Blonde Missing Pictures

The Liner Notes That Sank
The Missing Liner Notes from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 3

Who really wrote Blowin' In The Wind?
Who really wrote "Blowin' In The Wind"?


Who really wrote "A Fool Such As I"?

Mr. D's Collection 2001
"Mr. D's Apocrypha"
(Columbia releases that aren't on Bob's regular albums)


Bob Dylan at the Movies: An Overview of all Films with Dylan Performances

Bob's "Field Recordings" 1961-87
Bob's Early "Field Recordings" 1961-87

The Never-Ending Tour Official "Field Recordings"
Bob Dylan's Never-Ending Tour Official "Field Recordings" 1988 onwards

Bob's Appearances on Compilations
Bob's Appearances on Compilations

Bob Supporting Other Artists
Bob "On The Side"


My (Dylan-related) review of Stephen King's "Song of Susannah"

 

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