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Posted By: alanabit
30-Apr-04 - 10:25 AM
Thread Name: Cyril Tawney/Bob Dylan
Subject: RE: Cyril Tawney/Bob Dylan
There is quite an interesting culture around some bootlegs.
The Rolling Stones are probably the world's most bootlegged band and there is more than one reason to suspect that both the quality and the quantity of the products are not a coincidence. In the early seventies they left Decca amid great acrimony. They had a contractual obligation to give Decca one more single. What they did was to sit Mick Jagger on a stool and he strummed a guitar ballad "C.......er Blues". It's funny in a schoolboyish sort of way, but it is, of course, quite unreleasable. This recording has proved remarkably easy for collecters to find as have any number of mixing desk quality live recordings. Some people suspect that Decca allowed this to slip out - thus depriving the Stones of royalties - others suspect that the band themselves allowed it to happen - to piss off the record company. It still seems unlikely that anyone will tell the truth in the near future.
Bob Dylan stayed with CBS for a very long time, but there was no official live album released by him until the early seventies - I bellieve it was, "Before The Flood". I don't think there was anything like the same amount of antipathy between Dylan and CBS. However, as we knew all along, there was plenty of stuff in the vaults. We may well see plenty more old material emerge unexpectedly.