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PostPosted: Thu March 4th, 2010, 16:21 GMT 

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I saw this and I thought: Wonderful.....one of Bob's best moments.....:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ5_vML5hcE


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PostPosted: Thu March 4th, 2010, 16:25 GMT 
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Not a vocal duet per se, but as I threaded recently, I would put this far atop Patti and Bob:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFJhU5uzMOM


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PostPosted: Thu March 4th, 2010, 17:14 GMT 
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Post subject: Bob Dylan and Patti Smith.......best duet ever!?!?


Certainly a contender.

Wouldn't you like to have been a fly on the wall in the dressing room after that gig??? :lol: 8)


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PostPosted: Thu March 4th, 2010, 19:15 GMT 
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One of my favorites, and I'm not much of a fan of Dylan duets. I wrote about the "Dark Eyes" duet on Dreamtime about six months ago. Here's an excerpt...

“I wasn’t much of a singer,” Smith noted in a recent Goldmine interview. “But I had bravado, and I could improvise. I would almost burst into tears ’cause of all the stuff that was happening. I’d look out at that long line of neon beer signs over the bar, and the dog running around shitting while I’m in the middle of a beautiful ballad, and all these drunks are throwing back shots. It was the greatest atmosphere to perform in; it was conspiratorial. It was real physical and that’s what rock’n’roll’s all about — sexual tension and being drunk and disorderly.”

Barry Miles conducted a wonderful interview with with Patti Smith in 1977 that remained unpublished until eventually appearing in Wanted Man: In Search of Bob Dylan, edited by John Bauldie and released in 1991. Smith talks about meeting Dylan in 1975 during the time he was germinating the idea that would become the Rolling Thunder Tour. Dylan invited Smith to join the tour over several wet nights at various bars and parties punctuated by Bette Midler and Phil Ochs throwing their drinks at Patti for reasons unknown... maybe to show her how punky they both could be. "What is this?" Patti said to Dylan after Ochs poured a full pitcher of beer over her head. "Every time I'm around you I get doused with beer!"

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"One time he was telling me what my gifts were -- he has great humility but he doesn't like flattery -- hates for you to tell him how much he meant to you all your life, through your young years -- he doesn't want to hear that. What he wants to do is tell you the good things about you, so that you can do your own work; he doesn't want you to be involved with him, he would rather inspire you to do your own work -- he's not jealous and possessive about that. So he was trying to teach me just what my worth was, and we did some neat stuff together." ~ Patti Smith on Bob Dylan



In 1994, Smith was nearly broke, her husband Fred Smith and her brother Todd both dead, and she was trying to decide whether to go onstage again after a 16-year-hiatus. Although Dylan seldom tours in the winter season - a time he usually sets aside to recharge his batteries before bringing The Bob Dylan Show on the road again - he started prodding Patti to come with him on a 10-date joint tour in the winter of 1995 - the so-called Paradise Lost chapter of the Tour of Many Names.

According to Clinton Heylin's Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades, Dylan told Smith,

"Patti, I was worried about you. You gave your soul away to somebody else. Don't ever do that again."

Whether the words are exact or not, the sentiment appeared true. "Bob and I spoke privately and I thanked him for giving me the opportunity, and he really encouraged me to come back into the fold," Patti related in an on-line interview with Kirk Elder at the Alternatives to Valium blog. "He said the people would be happy to see me. I truthfully wasn’t certain how I would be received, or what I should do, and being encouraged by him was very important to me."

Smith has always been a fan of "Dark Eyes," often prefacing her performance of the song with a reading of "dog dream (Dylan's Dog)," a poem she noted was "...dreamed simultaneously by me and sam shepard in april 1971"

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have you seen
dylans dog
it got wings
it can fly
if you speak
of it to him
its the only
time dylan
cant look you in the eye


The full poem can be found in Patti Smith's book, Seventh Heaven.

On the "Dark Eyes" duet, Smith said in the Kirk Elder interview: "...he gave me the opportunity to choose any song from his catalogue and we could do it together. So I looked through his lyric book, and I realised what a profound opportunity this was. This was somebody that I had adored and admired since I was 15 years old, giving me the opportunity to sing any one of his songs with him. So I chose Dark Eyes, and Bob and I sang it for the next several days. Ending, I believe, in Philadelphia, where I’m from."


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PostPosted: Thu March 4th, 2010, 20:19 GMT 
I'm no fan of Dylan duets either, but this one with Smith is so extraordinary, I treasure it.

I think it's probably the most moving thing she has ever done in performance and a very rare show of Bob the real person on stage. She does beautifully, it was the perfect choice for her in that moment. Everything about him alongside her shows us tenderness and compassion. We really know so little of the truth about Bob the person. These few moments speak volumes about love and generosity of spirit. Both people at their finest. Glad someone brought this video back to the board again. Some new member will discover it here and love it.


I think this is a better version of their duet. It's the show in her hometown, Philadelphia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZqwOh5gYTM


Later repeated, in a different way, in 2002 when Dylan performed those astounding Warren Zevon covers in the final months of Zevon's life. His generosity of spirit.


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PostPosted: Thu March 4th, 2010, 22:27 GMT 
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i really love this duet with norah jones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8Zh_yFfMZY

she adapts to him very well


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PostPosted: Fri March 5th, 2010, 00:24 GMT 
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I would have a very hard time choosing between the Patti Smith one and the Norah Jones one.... there is such a connection between the two on the Patti Smith one.... but on the other Norah Jones looks so scared when she comes on stage... and then I think she suprises everyone... him and herself included..... but something magic happened.....

Overall the only thing that I am sure of ..... his duets with women are better than the ones with guys.... but of course.... :D


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PostPosted: Fri February 28th, 2014, 08:30 GMT 
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Love "Dark Eyes", but Bob and Van Morrison get my vote. 8)

Foreign Window/ Irish Rover
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC6n2Wfc ... vfUvDcW9Wg

Crazy Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21vlugbhSF4

btw --Moondance was released 44 years ago today...Feb. 28, 1970.

Knockin' on Heaven's Door...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2_zzNwGaTw


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PostPosted: Fri February 28th, 2014, 08:49 GMT 
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Gotta say the Norah Jones duet mentioned up there is my favorite. (That link is dead, here's a new one : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FySFa6H7w-M) She really knows how to work alongside his voice. It's gorgeous.


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PostPosted: Fri February 28th, 2014, 11:24 GMT 
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when did Norah Jones sing with Bob? it was on TV 'cause i remember seeing it...but i can't recall the details...or maybe it was just web cast....help me out here.thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri February 28th, 2014, 15:13 GMT 
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Baltimore wrote:
when did Norah Jones sing with Bob? it was on TV 'cause i remember seeing it...but i can't recall the details...or maybe it was just web cast....help me out here.thanks.


It was for Amazon.com's 10th Anniversary or something... July 16, 2005, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington.

More info HERE.


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PostPosted: Wed January 10th, 2018, 04:14 GMT 

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therevelator wrote:
I'm no fan of Dylan duets either, but this one with Smith is so extraordinary, I treasure it.

I think it's probably the most moving thing she has ever done in performance and a very rare show of Bob the real person on stage. She does beautifully, it was the perfect choice for her in that moment. Everything about him alongside her shows us tenderness and compassion. We really know so little of the truth about Bob the person. These few moments speak volumes about love and generosity of spirit. Both people at their finest. Glad someone brought this video back to the board again. Some new member will discover it here and love it.


I think this is a better version of their duet. It's the show in her hometown, Philadelphia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZqwOh5gYTM


Later repeated, in a different way, in 2002 when Dylan performed those astounding Warren Zevon covers in the final months of Zevon's life. His generosity of spirit.


I couldn't access the old link here of course (hey it's Bob!) but I was looking for the story in Patti's words about when she met him, it's been a while since I read that,
and now I saw THIS:
https://youtu.be/Wpb2ISYWenk

Oh my God that's so beautiful!


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PostPosted: Wed January 10th, 2018, 04:37 GMT 

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https://youtu.be/PbveLDvePDQ - This newest one (release wise) is purrrty good.


https://youtu.be/mhuNLZrGDow ... & more & more


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PostPosted: Wed January 10th, 2018, 13:26 GMT 
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Like most Bob duets, the idea of them being on
stage together often outweighs the performance itself.


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PostPosted: Wed January 10th, 2018, 14:35 GMT 

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Jim B. wrote:
therevelator wrote:
I'm no fan of Dylan duets either, but this one with Smith is so extraordinary, I treasure it.

I think it's probably the most moving thing she has ever done in performance and a very rare show of Bob the real person on stage. She does beautifully, it was the perfect choice for her in that moment. Everything about him alongside her shows us tenderness and compassion. We really know so little of the truth about Bob the person. These few moments speak volumes about love and generosity of spirit. Both people at their finest. Glad someone brought this video back to the board again. Some new member will discover it here and love it.


I think this is a better version of their duet. It's the show in her hometown, Philadelphia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZqwOh5gYTM


Later repeated, in a different way, in 2002 when Dylan performed those astounding Warren Zevon covers in the final months of Zevon's life. His generosity of spirit.


I couldn't access the old link here of course (hey it's Bob!) but I was looking for the story in Patti's words about when she met him, it's been a while since I read that,
and now I saw THIS:
https://youtu.be/Wpb2ISYWenk

Oh my God that's so beautiful!
Just my opinion, but I think it's ghastly. Don't like her voice, and Bob can't sing duets, period.


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PostPosted: Wed January 10th, 2018, 14:46 GMT 
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.best duet ever!?!?!?

Also ran in my book.

Dylan/Clapton "Don't Think Twice"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tnRMZyaWPE

Historic song. Clapton controlling the show delivers superb video and and audio coverage. Both artists at the top of their game. Subtle yet intense delivery with the
Bob and Eric exchanging licks on white face stratocasters, Bob giving Eric a couple a of looks that say "I got this lead guitar thing down too baby!". Again, I defer to the late great, Bennyboy, who called this the best duet ever by ANYONE - as usual, he was right.


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PostPosted: Wed January 10th, 2018, 14:55 GMT 

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Reminds me of "Swiss Liz" duet, similar show of warmth and love by Dylan on stage.


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PostPosted: Wed January 10th, 2018, 16:18 GMT 

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Lots of great choices here. Personally, I think most of Bob's duets are great. But my all-timer is Bob and Willie doing "Pancho and Lefty". Willie's doing killer harmonies all the way thru the chorus, Marty Stuart is on the mando, and Bob's singing is right on the money. It's even better than Willie and Merle's original version.


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PostPosted: Wed January 10th, 2018, 17:14 GMT 
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lostintherain65 wrote:
i really love this duet with norah jones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8Zh_yFfMZY

she adapts to him very well

haha, never seen that before.
Bob really doesn´t do much to help her, doing his usual mega-awkward, out of place phrasing, but I´d say Miss Jones does a good job at keeping cool, and her singing is elegant


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