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Last revised: August 24, 1997

  1. Why is "Bring It All Back Home" released as "Subterranean Homesick Blues" in continental Europe (and perhaps other places as well)?

  2. Is anyone familiar with the song: I Need A Russian Naval Uniform?
    What was the role of the foghorn in it?
    Was it first released in the 1960s?

  3. Does anyone have a recording of Cab Calloway's Big Ten Inch?
    It was recorded by Bull Moose Jackson in the late 1940s (Badman Jackson That's Me, Charly, CD CHARLY 274), is the Cab Calloway version a ghost, or did he record it too?

  4. (a) ACD
    The acronym ACD appears on many of Dylan's CDs. What does it mean or stand for?
    "Analog recording, Cassette mix, Digitally mastered" has been suggested but as the acronym appears on CDs with ADD -- "Analog recording, Digital mix, Digitally mastered" -- this seems unlikely.
    [e.g. T-003]

    (b) TSP
    The acronym TSP appears on many of Dylan's CDs. What does it mean or stand for? Presumably not "The Swinging Pig"?
    [e.g. T-022]

    (c) BONG
    The acronym BONG appears on many of Dylan's CDs. What does it mean or stand for?
    [e.g. T-076]

    (d) ACUM [Authors', Composers' and Publishers' Society]
    But what do the letters stand for? In what language? Israeli?
    [e.g. T-449]

    (e) Probably none of the acronym questions are Dylan specific, if you know anyone at all who knows the CD industry well ask them what the above might mean.

  5. Spalding
    Spalding must have some significance to someone in Dylan circles?!?
    "The Wiener Club Of Spalding" (Spalding Rocks, 92136, 92137, 1994, Rocks 92136, Rocks 92137, Manufactured in Norway)
    An essay on the tour of "the infamous gentleman's club of spalding" and "Le Commandeur" its chairman, by treasurer Pete Buffalo, 16.VII.1994, is included.
    Phill Townsend refers to this CD as The Werchter Club Of Spalding in Issue 11, October 1994 of The Famous Etiquette Book [p. 4].
    No one ever explained Rockland's Captain Ahab's Dream / Bob Dylan & the Gentleman's Club of Spalding (Rockland, ROLA 003, 1991, ROLA 003 T203-13029 02)?
    Nor has anyone explained the vinyl Days Of '49 : The Gentleman's Club Of Spalding (Cookroom, Cookroom Records 001, [1990])?

  6. Few care about 1988 enough to identify dates and/or venues on CDs of that era. Can you identify any of the following?

    (a) The Critics Choice Vol. 3 / Bob Dylan [1988]
    Wanted Man Music, WMM 054, 1994
    OSA [Ochranny Svaz Autorsky (Union for Protecting Authors' Rights)]
    Manufactured in Germany
    Matrix: GZ FA1108 WMM 054
    Total Running Time: 60:27

    1. My Back Pages (4:29)
    2. Man Of Constant Sorrow (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan) (4:14)
    4. Barbara Allen (Traditional) (5:28)
    12. John Brown (5:28)

    (1) 1988.
    (2) June 1988.
    (4) 1988.
    (12) 1988.

    (b) The Critics Choice Vol. 4 / Bob Dylan [1988]
    Wanted Man Music, WMM 055, 1994
    OSA [Ochranny Svaz Autorsky (Union for Protecting Authors' Rights)]
    Manufactured in Germany
    Matrix: GZ FA1107 WMM 055
    Total Running Time: 60:34

    3. The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest (5:45)
    4. Ballad Of Hollis Brown (5:24)
    5. Silvio (Robert Hunter / Bob Dylan) (2:54)
    6. Clean Cut Kid [Clean-Cut Kid] (3:18)
    8. Watching The River Flow (4:21)
    9. Two Soldiers (Traditional) (3:16)
    11. Give My Love To Rose (Johnny Cash) (4:05)
    12. San Francisco Bay Blues (Jesse Fuller) (3:02)
    13. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (4:39)
    14. Every Grain Of Sand (5:43)

    (3-6) 1988.
    (8) 1988.
    (9) June 1988.
    (11-14) 1988.

  7. Few care about 1991/92 enough to identify dates and/or venues on CDs of that era. Can you identify any of the following?

    Food For Your Ears / Bob Dylan [1991-1992]
    Wall Of Sound, WS- CD 002, [1993]
    OSA [Ochranny Svaz Autorsky (Union for Protecting Authors' Rights)]
    Bar-code: 4 015910 300023
    Matrix: MON WS 002
    Total Running Time: 78:16

    3. Positively 4th Street [Black Dalli Rue] (5:23)
    4. Just Like A Woman (5:57)
    5. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (5:30)
    6. Highway 61 Revisited (5:39)
    7. All Along The Watchtower (4:22)
    8. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (4:25)
    9. Trail Of The Buffalo [Buffalo Skinners, Range of the Buffalo] (Traditional, arranged by Woody Guthrie) (5:37)
    10. Mr. Tambourine Man (6:38)
    11. Rainy Day Woman [Rainy Day Women Nos. 12 & 35] (6:23)
    12. Simple Twist Of Fate (7:55)
    13. I'll Remember You (4:41)
    14. Golden Vanity (Traditional) (5:56)

  8. Few care about 1992 enough to identify dates on CDs of that era. Can you identify any of the following?

    Friend Of The Devil / Bob Dylan [1992]
    Wanted Man Music, WMM 064, WMM 065, [1995]
    Matrix: WMM 064, WMM 065

    Disc 1:

    1. Everything Is Broken (3:51) [1]
    3. All Along The Watchtower (5:23) [3]
    5. Just Like A Woman (6:51) [4]

    Disc 2:

    20. What Good Am I? (7:46) [16]
    21. Highway 61 Revisited (6:19) [17]
    22. It Ain't Me, Babe (6:27) [18]

    A compilation of 22 songs from the 50 different songs played during the six nights at The Orpheum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1992.

  9. Lucky 13 / Bob Dylan [7 February - 9 October 1993]
    Gold Standard, G&S004, [1994]
    Matrix: 56780XK1 G&S004

    5. Blackjack Davey (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan) (6:37) [7]
    13. Under The Red Sky (4:52) [5]

    (5) Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York , 4 September 1993??? [Not 7 February 1993]
    (13) Hammersmith Apollo, London, England, 8 February 1993? [Not 7 February 1993]

    Are Blackjack Davey (5) and Under The Red Sky (13) really Hammersmith Apollo, 7 February 1993?

  10. Never Ending Tour Rehearsals / Bob Dylan [May 1989]
    Moonlight Records, ML 9623, ML 9624, 1996
    Czech Republic
    Bar-code: 5 419960 023243
    Matrix: ML 9623, ML 9624

    1. Unknown instrumental [with lyrics! "The children..."] (1:12)

    Anyone recognise this song?

    Never Ending Tour rehearsals, May 1989. But many doubt this is what it seems, is it really 1989 rehearsals for the tour?

  11. The Emmett Grogan Acetates & Other Rarities / Bob Dylan [1963 - 1965]
    Spine title: The Emmett Grogan Acetates & Other Rarities
    CD title: Emmett Grogan Versions
    Gunsmoke Records, GSR3, [1996]
    Spine order number: GSR3
    CD order number: AD 15
    Matrix: All Daze 15 (8631 1116) [difficult to read]

    Anyone know where the underwear commercial comes from?

    11. Underwear commercial [unlisted on insert]

    (11) [Television commercial from a broadcast of Don't Look Back?]

  12. Greatest Hits Live / Bob Dylan [31 October 1964 - 1987???]
    [NB! not: : Greatest Hits - Live (Alpharecord, CD AR 7113)
    or: Greatest Hits / Live (Arriba, ARR 95.088)]
    Chartbusters, CHER-069-A, 1994
    Made in Australia [i.e. Made in Japan]
    AMCOS [Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society]
    Matrix: CHER-069 1938 [i.e. on opposite side]
    Total Running Time: 74:02

    8. Subterranean Homesick Blues (3:30)
    9. Knockin' On Heaven's Door (5:04)
    10. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (5:00)
    11. Rainy Day Women Nos. 12 & 35 [A Long Haired Mule And A Porcupine] (4:59)
    12. Tangled Up In Blue (4:54)
    13. All Along The Watchtower (5:00)
    14. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (5:07)
    15. I Threw It All Away (5:14)
    16. I Want You (3:26)

    Nine tracks on a Dylan bootleg CD unidentified for years!
    Odd that. Can you identify them?

    (11-14) 1987?

    This is often advertised as a "Gold CD" which is the colour of the CD and the cover insert, nowhere does it indicate it is either 24 kt gold-plated, re-mixed, re-mastered, SBM, or anything along the lines of other mainstream industry fools' gold scams.

    It is not a bad "Greatest Hits Live" as these things go, hopping through the Halloween concert (1-6), dropping in on Judas! (7), with the Grateful Dead (11-14)...

  13. Anyone with tapes able to pin specific dates to these tracks?

    Beacon Blues Again / Bob Dylan [10-13 October 1989]
    Wanted Man Music, WMM 068, [1995]
    Matrix: GZ GC0219 WMM 68

    1. Seeing The Real You At Last (4:14) [1]
    2. I'll Remember You (4:52)
    3. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry [Phantom Engineer] (5:18)
    4. Most Of The Time (4:24)
    5. Dead Man, Dead Man (5:04) [3]
    6. What Good Am I? (4:33) [2]
    7. Man Of Peace (4:12)
    9. Everything Is Broken [Broken Days] (3:47)
    10. Masters Of War (3:58) [13]
    14. Like A Rolling Stone (7:12)

    Beacon Theater, New York City, New York, October 1989.

  14. All Along The Roseland / Bob Dylan [9 October 1993 - 20 October 1994]
    2 CDs
    Ying Yang Records, [1996]

    17. Tears Of Rage (Bob Dylan / Richard Manuel)
    19. Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

    (17) ???
    (19) ???

    Is anyone able to place the Fall '94 tracks 17 and 19 of this CD at a particular venue and date?

  15. Might all the tracks on this CD be 13 May 1995? Are some 12 May 1995?

    The Day I Saved The Planet At The Hard Rock Hotel / Bob Dylan [12 - 13 May 1995]
    Diamonds In Your Ear, DIYE 58, [1995]
    Matrix: IFPI L621 D 57334

    1. Down In The Flood [Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood)] (4:12) [1]
    6. Mr. Tambourine Man (7:09) [7]
    9. Seen The Real You At Last [Seeing The Real You At Last] (6:12) [10]
    11. It Ain't Me, Babe (8:55) [14]

    (1, 6, 9, 11) ???.
    (2-5, 7-8, 10) 13 May 1995.

    The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.

    "The best of two shows, recorded live in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, May 12 & 13, 1995".

  16. What is the date and venue for Silvio, the last track, unlisted on the insert of this CD?

    Hard To Find Volume 2 - Extraordinary Performances 1975-95 / Bob Dylan [1975-1995]
    Columbus 463368/2 [1995]

    18. Silvio (Robert Hunter / Bob Dylan) (3:53)

    (18) ???

  17. 1979 Greek Beer Ad
    Turkey Chase was used in a televison advertising campaign for beer in Greece in 1979. Does anyone recall the brand of beer?

  18. Concerts for which no setlists or incomplete setlists are known to exist.
    Here is a list of concerts assembled by Ben Taylor (using DylanBase (see for which no setlist circulates or for which the setlist is incomplete.
    Are there any additions or deletions, or further information on any of any of these concerts?

    No Known Setlists

    29 April 1976 (afternoon), Expo Hall, Municipal Auditorium, 
         Mobile, Alabama
    3 May 1976 (evening), The Warehouse, New Oreans, Lousiana
    10 May 1976, Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas
    11 January 1980, Paramount Theater, Portland, Oregon
    12 January 1980, Paramount Theater, Portland, Oregon
    17 February 1986, Entertainment Centre, Perth, West Australia
    18 February 1986, Entertainment Centre, Perth, West Australia
    28 February 1986, Lang Park, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    1 March 1986, Lang Park, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Incomplete Setlists
    5 July 1975, 1st Annual Village Folk Festival, Other End, 
         New York City.
       Songs: Unknown, Goodnight Irene, Banks of Ohio, Amazing Grace,
       Will the Circle Be Unbroken
    2 November 1975, Lowell, MA.
       Songs: Isis, Just Like a Woman, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, 
       This Land Is Your Land
    26 November 1975 Augusta, ME
       Songs: When I Paint My Masterpiece, The Lonesome Death 
       of Hattie Carroll, Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You, 
       Fourth Time Around, Simple Twist of Fate, This Land is 
       Your Land
    12 May 1976, Municipal Auditorium, Austin, Texas
       Songs: She Belongs To Me, Mr Tambourine Man
    15 May 1976, Gatesville State School For Boys, Gatesville, Texas
       Songs: Dink's Song (solo), Walls of Red Wing (not sung by      
    25 May 1976, Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah
       Songs: [almost full setlist available. Joel Bernstein 
       reliably reports  he performance of Lily Rosemary & The 
       Jack Of Hearts]
    22 February 1994, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
       Songs: Jokerman, All Along the Watchtower, Simple Twist of Fate,
       Shelter from the Storm, Tangled Up In Blue, Gates of Eden, Don't 
       Think Twice, Maggie's Farm, It Ain't Me Babe.

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