Two Bob Dylan Gems

Big thanks to Gabrielle Bryden for sending me through a link to this first gem… links to audio of the much sought after 1969 bootleg of the Dylan / Cash Sessions. Dylan was immediately turned on to Cash’s work in 1955 when I Walk the Line stormed the airwaves. Cash was equally impressed with Dylan when he burst on to the scene in 1962, stating in his autobiography that he listened to The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan almost constantly when it was released. You can listen to 11 tracks from the session here. And if that’s not enough to satiate you, here’s footage of Bob and Johnny performing One Too Many Mornings.

The other gem I discovered is footage of Andy Warhol’s 1965 Bob Dylan Screen Test. Dylan looks hilariously unimpressed and apparently after the filming resisted strong come ons from Warhol to star in a feature film, taking the painting Double Elvis as payment and rushing out the door. For all you Bob fans, the version of Like A Rolling Stone that plays in the background is enough to click play on this one.

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2 responses to “Two Bob Dylan Gems

  1. Hmm…I didn’t know they had done anything together…thanks for this.

  2. I love that screen test. He was unimpressed with Warhol but the story goes that the art he scored when he left ended up being sold at auction for $720,000 way back when – pity he hated it and gave it away for free to the Grossmans (who then auctioned it) – haha. Andy Warhol was less than impressed at Bob giving his present away.

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