Saturday, October 20, 2007

Bob Dylan: Boots of Spanish Leather

I hadn't heard this one before tonight. Recommended by a classmate, DD.

A lot of genius. I ought to post the entire 6-song EP. Recorded October 26, 1963 at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Buy it here.


Anonymous said...

Full marks to your classmate, Mike, for suggesting this.

I know the version from the "Times They are A-Changin'" but i'd never heard this live version either.
Is the Carnegie Hall still used as an auditorium ? Excuse my ignorance. Fuck, but i wish i'd been there in 1963. There or a coffee shop in Greenwich Village.

The title alone is fetishistic enough to rank up there with "Venus in Furs". What a different emotion, though. Great !

Mike said...

Hey ib,

Carnegie Hall is still used as an auditorium. It was refurbished in the 1990s (I believe it was the 90s), and now is ornate and pomp, and probably one of the best places in the world to see live, un-amplified music.

It's the antithesis to the current popular sleek and solemn design for new music halls.

I was thinking about "Venus in Furs" the other day while listening to Wooden Shjips, a up and coming band out of California. I'm enjoying their VU-like tunes. Sooner or later we might get around to posting a track or two by them.

As usual, thanks for the comment.

Anonymous said...

Yes - please post the rest of it. That's some hi-fi shit.

Ray said...

Ah man, thanks so much. I actually have an unreleased Columbia soundboard boot called "Bob Dylan in Concert" which has 5 of the Carnegie songs on it (minus this one). It also includes some songs which Bob did at Town Hall (1963-04-12)as well. Is this what you have as well?

1. Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie
2. Lay Down Your Weary Tune
3. Dusty Old Fairgrounds
4. John Brown
5. When The Ship Comes In
6. Who Killed Davy Moore?
7. Percy's Song
8. Bob Dylan's New Orleans Rag
9. Seven Curses

Tracks 1, 3-4, 8: Town Hall, New York, April 12, 1963
Tracks 2, 5-7, 9: Carnegie Hall, New York, October 26, 1963

Ray said...

I just looked at the amazon link which you had posted and it looks like your disc is different from the one which I have.

I will post my 'In Concert' on my site in the next couple of days if you are interested. Log into

Mike said...

Hey Ray... I have a copy of the version for sale on Amazon. I'll check out your site though, as I would be interested in hearing that In Concert.