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PostPosted: Sat December 10th, 2016, 19:28 GMT 

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Was listening to this a few weeks ago rather excitedly as Bob was using Maj7 chords in much the sort of pattern that Bacharach would use them sort of like Satie and I thad never heard this version before. It's very Bacharach to my ears. So I thought I'd try a tab of it for those interested:

God this could have been really beautiful if he'd performed this version.

Bbmaj7------------Ebmaj7
How many roads must a man walk down
Bbmaj7----------Ebmaj7
Before you call him a man?
Bbmaj7-----------Ebmaj7
How many seas must a white dove sail
Bmaj7------------Ebmaj7
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Bb---------------Cm--------Eb--------- Cm
Yes, and how many times must the cannon balls fly
Bb--------Cm-------- Eb------Cm
Before they're forever banned?
Eb-----------F----------Bb-----------Eb
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
Eb/F-----------Bb/F--------Bb
The answer is blowin' in the wind

Bb to Eb (x 4)

Then back to above.


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PostPosted: Sat December 10th, 2016, 20:17 GMT 
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Sounds pretty cool, any chance of posting a version or a lead to a bootleg? I have the Rundown Rehearsals bootleg Darkness At The Break of Noon, but doesn't seem to have any Blowin' in the Winds on it. Looks like the only ones i have from '78 are live versions.

Some other cool arrangements on that bootleg though, pretty interesting. I've always loved that funky I'll Be Your Baby Tonight.


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PostPosted: Sat December 10th, 2016, 21:21 GMT 

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muleskinner_blues wrote:
Sounds pretty cool, any chance of posting a version or a lead to a bootleg? I have the Rundown Rehearsals bootleg Darkness At The Break of Noon, but doesn't seem to have any Blowin' in the Winds on it. Looks like the only ones i have from '78 are live versions.

Some other cool arrangements on that bootleg though, pretty interesting. I've always loved that funky I'll Be Your Baby Tonight.



http://youtu.be/GdxTkt-QwpU

Enjoy


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PostPosted: Sat December 10th, 2016, 22:10 GMT 
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very nice. thanks!


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PostPosted: Sat December 10th, 2016, 23:15 GMT 
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I always loved the Baby Blue #1 version from this.


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PostPosted: Sat February 10th, 2018, 08:53 GMT 
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Which blowing? The gospel or reggae version. I do love the gospel rendition, but until tonight ive never listened to it right through(the album). It really must be one of the underrated boots out there, i understand there isn't a 100% love for that 'buddokan' period, but there's enough on these 4 disks to satisfy most Dylan tastes.

Its one of the few great sounding boots i would nominate for a bootleg series given the fact they could clean it up a little but bring a little clarity to the set list etc, just to tidy up the rough edges.

It really is a gem if like me you enjoy the odd foray back into the flamboyant buddokan period.

Ps A great follow up would be the 1978 world tour 6cd anthology (renaldo gets the repossesion blues)


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PostPosted: Sat February 10th, 2018, 18:45 GMT 
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I love the gospel version from Rundown. This other version is the closest I've heard to a bossa nova from Bob. And I'm sure he had no idea that he was playing major 7 chords.


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PostPosted: Sat February 10th, 2018, 20:42 GMT 

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Winter Lude wrote:
I'm sure he had no idea that he was playing major 7 chords.
I'm damn sure he did. I don't know where people get this idea that Bob is some sort of musical illiterate.


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PostPosted: Sat February 10th, 2018, 21:58 GMT 

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mjmooney wrote:
Winter Lude wrote:
I'm sure he had no idea that he was playing major 7 chords.
I'm damn sure he did. I don't know where people get this idea that Bob is some sort of musical illiterate.


I'll certainly second that.


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PostPosted: Sun February 11th, 2018, 00:12 GMT 
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mjmooney wrote:
Winter Lude wrote:
I'm sure he had no idea that he was playing major 7 chords.
I'm damn sure he did. I don't know where people get this idea that Bob is some sort of musical illiterate.


Well he is when it comes to actual music theory. But in his defense, I was playing guitar for 24 years before I took jazz lessons and learned what the jazz chords were. I played songs with all the chords, but I couldn't tell you what a major 7 chord was if my life depended on it. And I'm a wedding guitarist.

The 1969 Isle of Wight performance of It ain't me babe is stroke of brilliance. I have no idea how he pulled it off. Especially the ending.


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PostPosted: Sun February 11th, 2018, 09:58 GMT 

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Winter Lude wrote:
mjmooney wrote:
[quote="Winter Lude"] I'm sure he had no idea that he was playing major 7 chords.
I'm damn sure he did. I don't know where people get this idea that Bob is some sort of musical illiterate.


Well he is when it comes to actual music theory. But in his defense, I was playing guitar for 24 years before I took jazz lessons and learned what the jazz chords were. I played songs with all the chords, but I couldn't tell you what a major 7 chord was if my life depended on it. And I'm a wedding guitarist.[/quote]
Fair enough. But we're not talking Ab°11dim9b6/#7 or whatever here :)

I'm a very basic guitarist, and I know what major 7ths are. I'm sure Bob would.


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PostPosted: Sun February 11th, 2018, 13:01 GMT 

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Well he is when it comes to actual music theory. But in his defense, I was playing guitar for 24 years before I took jazz lessons and learned what the jazz chords were. I played songs with all the chords, but I couldn't tell you what a major 7 chord was if my life depended on it.

That tells us more about you than about Dylan.


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PostPosted: Sun February 11th, 2018, 14:23 GMT 
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Have you heard his last three studio albums? I’m sure he was playing those chords on piano before he got the band together to practice.


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PostPosted: Sun February 11th, 2018, 17:55 GMT 
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Marconakken wrote:

That tells us more about you than about Dylan.


I second that!


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