Basement Tapes Fun with Jack & Sid!

Here are a few pictures from Classic Album Sundays event on Tuesday. Well….I don’t mind,  Tuesday evening is fine too!   It was at the very swanky Bag O’Nails  Club in Kingly Street, Soho. It was great to see so many people there who wanted to listen to the Basement Tapes, the 1975 Double Album set.

But we had extra… Preview tracks from the new 6 CD set, The Complete Basement Tapes out on 3rd November.

The host of the evening were Colleen Murphy and Sid Griffin. Both were well informed and enthused for an exciting Q&A Session on the cultural and social significance of the 2 Album set released in 1975. It was highly informative and well pitched. Sid has an enthusiasm, which is infectious and Colleen was asking insightful  questions.
At first it was very unusual to sit in complete silence and not be able to talk, in a room full of people… but this definitely had to be done to get the best appreciation but a few very quiet whispers crept in eventually. One was telling me to get out Jack Fate who, as usual, cause a bit of a stir and got a lot of attention between disc one and dics two! He came out in the break a got passed around a few nearby people for photos and sat on the Music stand with the LP.

 

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and then again at the Q & A session.

I asked question to which Sid replied… Great question ..answered a bit then stopped,  stood up and come over and said .. from the lady who makes these fabulous knitted Bob dolls.. This one is Jack Fate.
He and grabbed Jack and held him up for the audience.  I think they got a big cheer! Here’s a picture…..
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Just like old friends, you see it’s not the first time they’ve met. This was in the Summer. I was lucky  to hear a few of the some from Sid’s great solo Album, live… the Trick is to Breathe. I love it. I hope to hear more again soon.

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 Rolling Thunder kids!

I was asked to pose for a picture with Sid. This was a pleasure. I had a copy of Sid’s Rolling Thunder Revue book, Shelter From The Storm, which I have read….  all the way through. I love the Rolling Thunder Revue Era. Lets hope the rumours of a feature film release are  true… and soon!
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I’d like t say Thank You very much to Jo Kemp, who took  these great pictures & send them over to. The ones from my  proper camera & phone were completely unusable! You did  great job in very low light conditions. You’d do well at a Bob show!

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