Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Bob Dylan Back in the Day and Yesterday

Bob Dylan - High Water (For Charley Patton) - 7.2.13
— in Memphis, TN

- with Charlie Sexton back in da house on incredible lead guitar. It's a long way from Newport '65 to Memphis in July of '13, but surely worth the trip.

This happened last night as I write this on the eve of Independence day. God bless you, Mr. Dylan!

A tip of the Doctor Noe chapeau to my friend David Gahr.

David Gahr (b. September 18, 1922, d. May 25, 2008) was a pre-eminent photographer of folk, blues, jazz and rock musicians from the 1960s onwards. His output included posed photography and reportorial documents.

The late David Gahr was one of the most highly acclaimed music photographers ever. Behind, or in front of, or some chess move away from every great musician, is a great photographer, hunched in the shadows. In the case of the greats of the 1960s and 70s -- whether it was Joplin, Lennon, or Dylan -- that person click-clicking somewhere nearby was probably David Gahr.

David Gahr Collection of Photographs is held at V&A Department of Theatre and Performance

Reference Number: GB 71 THM/385
Dates of Creation: c.1960s-1970s

This collection showcases some of his earlier work capturing folk music festivals and street musicians in America and England, including the concert at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, when Dylan went 'electric'.

The Blues at Newport 1964 - Part 2
The Blues at Newport 1964 - Part 2_cov

Mississippi John Hurt
- Sliding Delta
- Bye And Bye I Will See Jesus
- Talking Casey