The Harry Smith B-Sides – the label’s dilemna

Dust-to-Digital released a collection called the Harry Smith B-Sides with the B-sides of the songs on The Anthology of American Folk Music. They excluded several racist songs.

For music archivists, a contemporary dilemma: Should racist songs from our past be heard today?

James Jamerson – born 1/29/36

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper died on 2/2/59

Concerts by the Band in 1976 before The Last Waltz

The Band had other concerts plus an appearance on Saturday Night Live before their final show, filmed as The Last Waltz. Concerts from New York and Washington were broadcast on the radio.

Bob Dylan’s 1976 Hard Rain TV broadcast

The 1976 broadcast was taped on May 23, 1976 in Fort Collins, Colorado. The April 22, 1976 Clearwater, Florida shows were also recorded. More on the 1975 and 1976 Rolling Thunder Revue tours is here. Hard Rain has been bootlegged and there was also a record album from the 1976 tour called Hard Rain.

Relive Bob Dylan’s rarely seen TV Performance of ‘Hard Rain’ from 1976

Bob Dylan’s album Desire – location used for cover photo

Desire was released on 1/6/76.

Will the Circle Be Unbroken – 50 years