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PostPosted: Wed December 15th, 2010, 01:31 GMT 

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"One of the Willie Browns did this -- schmaltz & pickled herring, stuffed cabbage, heavy moral vocabulary -- sweetness & sentiment, house rocking, superior beauty, not just standing there -- the seductive magic of the thumbs up salute, carefully thought out overtones & stepping sideways, the idols of human worship paying thru the nose, lords of the illogical in smoking jackets, sufferers from a weak education, pieces of a jigsaw puzzle -- taking stupid chances -- being mistreated only just so far."

-from the World Gone Wrong liner notes

Lord, I'm broke, I'm hungry, ragged and dirty too,
Broke and hungry, ragged and dirty too.
If I clean up, sweet momma, can I stay all night with you?

Lord, I went to my window, babe, I couldn't see through my blinds,
Went to my window, babe, I couldn't see through my blinds,
Heard my best friend a-comin' and I thought I heard my baby cry.

Lord, if I can't come in here, baby, then just let me sit down in your door,
If I can't come in here, baby, then just let me sit down in your door,
And I would leave so soon that your man won't never know.

How can I live here, baby, Lord, and feel at ease?
How can I live here, baby, Lord, and feel at ease?
Well, that woman I got, man, she does just what she feels.

Lord, you shouldn't mistreat me, baby, because I'm young and wild,
Shouldn't mistreat me, baby, because I'm young and wild.
You must always remember, baby, you was once a child.

'Cause I'm leaving in the morning, if I have to ride the blinds,
Leaving in the morning, if I have to ride the blinds.
Well, I been mistreated and I swear I don't mind dyin'

I just listened to World Gone Wrong for the first time in what feels like a long time and two things hit me. 1. His guitar playing is truly incredible on some of these songs and 2. This song is maybe the best example of his exemplary playing and singing and maybe the best performed song in the collection.

As Bob says in those mysterious notes, Willie Brown did this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSmMyTO3XtQ
(though the picture is not Willie Brown, but Son House)

But Sleepy John Estes' version is just as extraordinary to me, if not more:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOpNwUeurWE

Regardless, as usual, Bob makes it his own and gives it a sexy slow burn that is just so captivating to hear, I've found myself listening to it on repeat all week.

Unfortunately, he only performed it 3 times, opening for 3 of the 4 Supper Club shows. And even more unfortunate IMO, they were drastically different than the album version. Here, they were loud, raucous openers a la the traditional openers he would start off with in the late 90's. But for me, I only hear a lost opportunity when I hear them and I generally skip them. What could have been show stoppers later in the shows are just unintelligible generic blues...

What does everyone else think about this one? Does anyone like or even prefer the Supper Club versions? If so which one?


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PostPosted: Wed December 15th, 2010, 03:58 GMT 
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This sounds so much better on the record. I don't mind the live versions, but they don't come anywhere near the World Gone Wrong version.


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PostPosted: Wed December 15th, 2010, 04:58 GMT 

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yeah World Gone Wrong and Good as I Been to You are two albums that seem like they are only meant for the studio. It makes them special. Just solo Bob in his garage. Very old fashion healing folk blues. Not something I could picture him doing with large amounts of fans cheering with a backing band. Super Club is great though.


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PostPosted: Wed December 15th, 2010, 15:54 GMT 

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A lot of people grumble about the recording quality of those albums, but I think that murky tone is a secret weapon - many of those songs sound like some spectral figure murmuring awful secrets in your ear. This is one of the best of 'em. Good call.


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PostPosted: Wed December 15th, 2010, 18:13 GMT 

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Love it !
also the last Supper Club version (17th, late show)


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PostPosted: Wed December 15th, 2010, 22:12 GMT 
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The Last Supper Club version is amazing. I love it firstly because the intro is in that song, and I can't help but getting goosebumps when he says "Bob Dylan" and then he starts singing. Very nice voice aswell.


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PostPosted: Wed December 15th, 2010, 23:38 GMT 
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iamhere wrote:
yeah World Gone Wrong and Good as I Been to You are two albums that seem like they are only meant for the studio.

I agree with you for the most part, but "Hard Times" really sounded good live when it kicked off the shows in '93.


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PostPosted: Thu December 16th, 2010, 01:28 GMT 

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procatcher31 wrote:
iamhere wrote:
yeah World Gone Wrong and Good as I Been to You are two albums that seem like they are only meant for the studio.

I agree with you for the most part, but "Hard Times" really sounded good live when it kicked off the shows in '93.


Hard Times was great, blew me away. I mean the songs work live. But it sounds like Dylan at first only thought of them as album songs. The songs on those albums seem so personal than any other.


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PostPosted: Thu December 16th, 2010, 02:10 GMT 
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love love love the supper club version, what a great opener! though i actually prefer the 11/16 late version, can't really say why.

I've been listening to a lot of World Gone Wrong and Good As I Been to You this week as background music for paper writing. perfect anti-anxiety aids.


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PostPosted: Thu December 16th, 2010, 03:03 GMT 
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This is actually a song for me that is lost against the tapestry of the record, but stands out as one of the best performances at each of the Supper Club shows. Especially the rhythm section. Sounds like nothing else Dylan's done. Small band acoustic blues. Part of an amazing record, though, that would be really cool to acquire on vinyl (if anybody's looking to get rid of their copy, wink wink).


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PostPosted: Thu December 16th, 2010, 04:20 GMT 

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Just listned to the Supper club,and yes it is fantastic! But a total diffrent song in a way. Just not the same as the album at all. Both great.


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PostPosted: Tue June 10th, 2014, 21:05 GMT 

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Lord I'm broke, I'm hungry, ragged and dirty too
Broke and hungry, ragged and dirty too
If I clean up sweet mama, can I stay all night with you.

Lord, I went to my window, babe, I couldn't see through my blinds
Went to my window, babe I couldn't see through my blinds
Heard my best friend coming around I thought I heard my baby cry.

Lord, if I can't come in here, baby then just let me sit down in your door
If I can't come in here baby then just let me sit down in your door
And I would leave so soon that your man won't never know.

How can I live here baby, Lord, and feel at ease?
How can I live here baby, Lord, and feel at ease?
Well, that woman I got, man, she do just what she feels.

Lord you shouldn't mistreat me, baby, because I'm young and wild
Shouldn't mistreat me, baby, because I'm young and wild
You must always remember, baby, you was once a child.

'Cause I'm leaving in the morning, if I have to ride the blind
Leaving in the morning, if I have to ride the blind
Well, I've been mistreated and I swear, I don't mind dyin'.

'RAGGED & DIRTY one of the Willy Browns did this - schmaltz & pickled herring, stuffed cabbage, heavy moral vocabulary - sweetness & sentiment, house rocking, superior beauty, not just standing there-the seductive magic of the thumbs up salute, carefully thought out overtones & stepping sideways, the idols of human worship paying thru the nose, lords of the illogical in smoking jackets, sufferers from a weak education, pieces of a jigsaw puzzle-taking stupid chances-being mistreated just so far.'
Liner Notes from World Gone Wrong

Here's Sleepy John Estes' immortal version:
http://youtu.be/DOpNwUeurWE

I love this song on the album, a great song amongst many greats. However, the arrangement he gave the song to open each of the Supper Club shows is incredible...and never performed again...
Kicking off these acoustic shows into high gear, this version leaves all in its wake,
the finest being the last:

New York City NY
November 16 1993
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ckylzs

Some have said that Bob's voice for the blues hadn't been developed yet by 93, but to my ears, this performance is much to the contrary...
What do we think ER??


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PostPosted: Tue June 10th, 2014, 22:32 GMT 
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I like this one a lot. Great feel and wonderful phrasing betwixt voice and guitar.


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