Pass it Around

"If I made records for my own pleasure, I would only record Charley Patton songs." - Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan and Rick Danko's Ghost 1969 Bob and the Band

Essential viewing HERE as Bob Dylan makes his only second public appearance with The Band since retreating into semi-seclusion following the landmark 1966 tour, the Isle of Wight concert in 1969. Prior to this, the group had played at a benefit for Woody Guthrie.  After shedding wood with the Band in the basement, Dylan released Nashville Skyline, not to perform with the Band in public again until 1974.  Despite the huge audience, the band stick near enough to chat while performing.  Most notable for blues fans is Highway 61 with Robertson's licks, but the entire tape is wonderful.  Dylan made only one studio record with the Band despite a professional and friendly association which lasted 20 years.

Also fascinating is that the camera angle captures Danko best, and his comfort on stage is a marked contrast to Dylan's reticence.  It is also an opportunity to see fluid work on what I believe is a fretless bass.