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PostPosted: Sat November 24th, 2012, 16:42 GMT 
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PostPosted: Sat November 24th, 2012, 16:52 GMT 
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is that the Late Night Anniversary Show?

Paul Shaffer explains the factors behind that 'event' pretty solidly in his book. here is the excerpt:

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/fea ... rpt-200910

is that Steve Vai on guitar??



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“I don’t need this band to play my music,” he said. “Me, I got four pieces. That’s all I need. All this other stuff don’t make no sense.”


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That's from a David Letterman anniversary special. I dunno the year but I remember seeing it. Paul Schaffer on keyboards is a dead giveaway.

Edited to say: Please excuse the redundancy. I didn't see Troub's post while I was composing mine.


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PostPosted: Sat November 24th, 2012, 16:59 GMT 
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Carole King on piano is great. Notice how happy all the singers are to be with Bob. Is the black singer his ex-wife?


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PostPosted: Sat November 24th, 2012, 17:21 GMT 
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The face he makes at 3:21. The foot move at 4:31 just before, "you use to be so amused"!!

I think this is a brilliant, not talked much about performance!! It builds and builds! Dylan is obviously getting more and more into as it builds.

Carole King, Chrissie Hynde, Jim Keltner on drums. The backup singers.

Use to have this on VHS.

Great stuff


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PostPosted: Sat November 24th, 2012, 17:22 GMT 
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chrome horse wrote:
Carole King on piano is great. Notice how happy all the singers are to be with Bob. Is the black singer his ex-wife?



It's Mavis Staples, right?


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PostPosted: Sat November 24th, 2012, 17:26 GMT 
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jimb727 wrote:
The face he makes at 3:21. The foot move at 4:31 just before, "you used to be so amused"!!

I think this is a brilliant, not talked much about performance!! It builds and builds! Dylan is obviously getting more and more into as it builds.

Carole King, Chrissie Hynde, Jim Keltner on drums. The backup singers.

Use to have this on VHS.

Great stuff


right! Paul talks a little about whether or not he can 'hear' what's going on based on the sound mixing & speaker arrangements. it definitely picks up momentum!


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PostPosted: Sat November 24th, 2012, 17:27 GMT 
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PostPosted: Sat November 24th, 2012, 17:34 GMT 
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Gotta love Keltner's drumsticks.


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PostPosted: Sat November 24th, 2012, 18:08 GMT 

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too bad it was one of several songs he just did not want to do....


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PostPosted: Sat November 24th, 2012, 19:11 GMT 
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PostPosted: Tue November 27th, 2012, 02:00 GMT 
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in all its shambolic glory!

It is glorious!

.... and featuring Buster Sidebury!


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PostPosted: Tue November 27th, 2012, 02:42 GMT 
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jimb727 wrote:
chrome horse wrote:
Carole King on piano is great. Notice how happy all the singers are to be with Bob. Is the black singer his ex-wife?



It's Mavis Staples, right?

Correct. And I agree with chrome regarding Carole King.


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PostPosted: Tue November 27th, 2012, 02:45 GMT 
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As some of you have doubtless seen, we've also been discussing this performance on the thread about Dylan's best backing band, too. (Bob Dylan's Best Backing Band Ever?)

And can I add one more note about Mavis during this performance? I love the connection she has with Bob throughout. Easy to believe that they almost married at one point!


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PostPosted: Tue November 27th, 2012, 02:48 GMT 
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And the Talking Head's David Byrne. That is just nuts. How much sound could you possibly want....or need. I agree that Dylan seems to figure out about half way in that maybe he has something there. Which is what Schaeffer confirms in the article. Kind of cool to see Dylan start to feel the band. Carole King is really going after it up there.


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PostPosted: Tue November 27th, 2012, 02:57 GMT 

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according to shaffer, dylan said,

“Lemme be honest with you, Paul. When I’m in the hotel room at night, I flip on the show only to catch a glimpse of Larry ‘Bud’ (Melman) . I’ve never really keyed in on you. But tonight, man, I saw that you know what you’re doing. If I had realized this could have been something, I would have given more.”


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PostPosted: Wed November 28th, 2012, 04:34 GMT 
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I remembering taping that off the TV then playing it back over and over again. Freeze frame, slow motion, regular speed. So many times. For weeks. Hard to believe that was 20 years ago.


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PostPosted: Wed November 28th, 2012, 05:36 GMT 
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according to shaffer, dylan said,

“Lemme be honest with you, Paul. When I’m in the hotel room at night, I flip on the show only to catch a glimpse of Larry ‘Bud’ (Melman) . I’ve never really keyed in on you. But tonight, man, I saw that you know what you’re doing. If I had realized this could have been something, I would have given more.”



I wonder if hearing Bob say that to him made the tradeoff of a great great performance worthwhile. Funny, nobody targeted David Letterman as the real culprit here. What did Paul initially recommend? Was it Sooner or later or Please Crawl out your Window?


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PostPosted: Wed November 28th, 2012, 09:45 GMT 
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Thanks for posting this.

Its amazing how things can hit you over the head when you're least expecting it. I have never seen or heard about this performance before, and I have all the other letterman shows on tape. I almost switched off after the first verse, just thinking another lazy/going through the motions Bob performance for TV, but then I just thought I'd watch to see if I could pick out the other musicians. I soon forgot about that. The Band's performance is fantastic, nobody is showing off, they all seem to be just concentrating on getting it right and Bob being Bob responds accordingly. It's like the E Street Band version of "When The Night Comes Falling" Bob realises whats going on and decides to match or try and better it. Carole King is simply wonderful on piano.

I love it, thanks again.


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