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PostPosted: Sat February 13th, 2016, 19:30 GMT 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CIOhY4ysRE

Check out the channel for more interview clips with G. E.


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PostPosted: Sat February 13th, 2016, 21:12 GMT 
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Great! Very interesting! Thank you!


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PostPosted: Sat February 13th, 2016, 21:26 GMT 

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That was brilliant, many thanks.


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PostPosted: Sat February 13th, 2016, 22:51 GMT 

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What a cool guy.


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PostPosted: Sat February 13th, 2016, 23:55 GMT 
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I love the part about where they are playing "Mr. Tambourine Man".


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PostPosted: Sun February 14th, 2016, 03:04 GMT 
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A nice interview and the G.E. Smith era of the NET was a beautiful time... Bob and G.E. both on Telecasters playing away night after night. What is there not to like?


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PostPosted: Sun February 14th, 2016, 10:58 GMT 
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G. E. clearly states that the audition took place at Montana Studios in New York City in the spring of 1988 with T Bone Wolk on bass and Christopher Parker on drums. He also says that he'd never met Bob before at that point.

This of course raises questions about the tape that was supposedly recorded at G. E. Smith's audition at SIR Studios in New York City on 22 November 1987 with Randy Jackson on bass and Steve Jordan on drums.

I trust G. E. Smith's story in the new interview, so the information that came with the tape must be wrong. The question is who is playing on that tape? And when and where was it recorded?

Since G. E. also says that Bob had tried out other guitar/bass/drums combos before the Montana audition, maybe it's not G. E. Smith on the 1987 tape?


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PostPosted: Sun February 14th, 2016, 14:15 GMT 
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I listened to the "1987 G. E. Smith Audition" tape again.

The backing vocals and guitar could be by G. E. Smith, so maybe the date/location/personnel info on the tape is wrong?

On the other hand if the date/location info on the tape is right, maybe the guitar player is not G. E. Smith. A wild guess would be that it could be Waddy Wachtel.


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PostPosted: Sun February 14th, 2016, 14:47 GMT 
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I did some additional research and found out that a new transfer of the "1987 G. E. Smith Audition" was released on Dime in April 2010 with this info:

** From tranehead, the original poster on Dime **

I got this on cassette as a "non trade" item 15 years ago from a well known musician, now
deceased, friend of GE's. I see it is now on bootleg CD (as all things Bob eventually are),
so i thought now was the time to transfer and share this version.
stay forever young - everyone.

BOB DYLAN
"GE Smith Audition tape"

22 nov. 87
Unknown location, NYC
Soundboard

THIS VERSION JUST RIPPED FROM ORIGINAL CASSETTE - NOT BOOTLEG CD, april 2010.

master SBD cassette / cassette copy 1 > Cassette copy 2 (THIS) > CDR/speed corrected > Flac > mp3@320


T Bone Wolk died in February 2010, so he could be the "well known musician, now deceased, friend of GE's" mentioned above. If the tape came from T Bone Wolk, the personnel would probably be Dylan/GE/Wolk/Parker. In that case the date on the tape must be wrong, or GE is wrong about the spring 1988 date in the interview on YouTube. If the personnel on the tape is indeed Dylan/GE/Wolk/Parker, the tape could be of the audition GE mentions in the interview or maybe of a later rehearsal.


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