"Starlight In The East"
Directory of Bob Dylan’s Unreleased Songs: S

Compiled by Alan Fraser

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Boo! (Rykodisc, USA, 2008) from Was (Not Was) with the belated release of MR. ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANY MORE, originally called SHIRLEY TEMPLE DON'T LIVE HERE ANY MORE

Revised: 27 June, 2017

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(Indefinite and definite articles at the beginning of song titles are ignored, so A WOMAN LIKE YOU is on the "W" page, and THE KING IS ON THE THRONE is on the "K" page.)


 

SANTA CRUZ Bob Dylan/Taylor Goldsmith, 1967/2014 Y
T-Bone Burnett has produced an album called "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes", released in Nov 2014, consisting of unreleased Bob songs from lyrics unused during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford. SANTA CRUZ, not on the album and not listed in Sid Griffin's 2014 revision of his book "Million Dollar Bash: Bob Dylan, The Band and The Basement Tapes", has been copyrighted as completed by Taylor Goldsmith of the band Dawes, and may appear on a subsequent release. Thanks to Tim Dunn for information that Elvis Costello has performed this song in concert in 2014

 

SATISFY ME Bob Dylan/Helena Springs, 1978 or 1979 N?
An otherwise unknown song copyrighted in 1980 listed by Tim Dunn in his book "The Bob Dylan Copyright Files 1962-2007" (AuthorHouse, 2008) - a version may exist with vocals by Helena Springs

 

SAVAGE 1969-70 Y
Lyrics from a red memo book ca. 1969-70 held at the Bob Dylan Archive, University of Tulsa, OK. Thanks to Derek Barker and "Isis" magazine for information

 

SAY THAT ???? ??
No details available on this reported title, I have been contacted by someone who claims to have a recording of it, but has no details of when or where it was recorded

 

SEE YOU LATER, ALLEN GINSBERG 1967 H
Basement Tapes song recorded with The Band, Big Pink, West Saugerties, NY, Jul-Oct 1967 - a skit on SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR by Bobby Charles (Robert Guidry)
Two takes now released on CD2 of "The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - Bob Dylan And The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete", Nov 2014

 

SEEMS LIKE A FREEZE-OUT 1965 O
See FREEZE OUT

 

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's 1999 Warner Bros album Looking Forward, with the Dylan/Stills "co-composition" SEEN ENOUGH

SEEN ENOUGH Bob Dylan/Stephen Stills, 1999 N?
This apparent co-composition appears on the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young reunion album on Reprise, "Looking Forward", released October 1999. It's reported that Bob didn't play any part in the composition of the song in any conventional sense, he was awarded a credit as co-writer because the delivery of the song is similar to that of SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES!

 

SENIOR PROM Bob Dylan/one or more members of The Band, 1969-71 N?
An otherwise unknown song listed by Tim Dunn in his book "The Bob Dylan Copyright Files 1962-2007" (AuthorHouse, 2008) - no recording or performance is known

 

SHAKE Bob Dylan/Roy Head?, 1985 R L
Reported to be Dylan's lyric to Roy Head’s TREAT HER RIGHT, performed only at rehearsals with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and then with them at Farm Aid, Champagne, IL, 22 Sep 1985

 


Willie Nelson's 1973 US Rhino album Shotgun Willie - with his original performance of SHE'S NOT FOR YOU

SHE’S NOT FOR YOU 1980 N?
Played by Bob to Mark Knopfler in a hotel room, Los Angeles, CA, September 1980. In his book "Still On The Road - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2: 1974-2008" (Constable, 2010), Clinton Heylin identifies this as a cover of the Willie Nelson song from his 1973 US Rhino album "Shotgun Willie"

 

SHIRLEY'S ROOM 1970 N? Y
Song draft with handwritten lyrics written on an envelope dated 25 Aug 1970, published in "Isis" #45 - information from Clinton Heylin's book "Revolution In The Air - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol. 1: 1957-73" (Constable, 2009). Shirley was the real first name of Bob's then wife, Sara

 

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Paula Abdul's 1991 album Spellbound - she was the intended performer of SHIRLEY TEMPLE DON'T LIVE HERE ANY MORE
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Boo! (Rykodisc, USA, 2008) from Was (Not Was) with the belated release of MR. ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANY MORE
SHIRLEY TEMPLE DON'T LIVE HERE ANY MORE Bob Dylan/Don Was/David Was, 1990 N?
Out-take from the Don Was-produced album "Under The Red Sky", which may have been recorded at The Complex, Los Angeles, CA, 19-20 Apr 1990. This song was originally intended to be recorded by dance artist Paula Abdul! It was recorded in the early 1990s by Was (Not Was) as MR. ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANY MORE but not released. They performed it live on radio as part of a Dylan tribute called "Oh Merci", broadcast on KCRW radio, Santa Monica, CA, on 04 Jul 1993. Thanks to Gil Walker for this quote from Don Was: "There's one song that we wrote with Bob Dylan when I was producing "Under the Red Sky." We were sitting around watching "I Dream of Jeannie" in the lounge, and I thought, 'This was kind of a waste. You work all your life to be able to hang out with your hero and then you end up watching "I Dream of Jeannie."' So at the time, my wife [then in A&R for Virgin Records] had signed Paula Abdul so she was about to record her second album. So I said, 'Let's write a song for Paula Abdul.' So Bob shut the TV off and he, David and I wrote "MR. ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANY MORE." Thanks to Harold Lepidus for news that the song is now included on the Was (Not Was) Rykodisc album "Boo!" (Rykodisc RCD-10943, USA, 2008) and thanks to Jack Guerreiro for the scan

 

SHUT YOUR MOUTH 1990 N?
Included in a list of songs rehearsed at Montana Studios, New York, July-August 1990, in the section marked "electric B.D." and not in the section marked "electric covers", but no other details are known

 


Unhalfbricking (Island ILPS 9102, UK, 1969) - Fairport Convention's album with SI TU DOIS PARTIR (the cover picture shows Sandy Denny's parents)

SI TU DOIS PARTIR 1965 S L
French title of IF YOU GOTTA GO, GO NOW, the then unreleased song finally released on "The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3", performed in French by Fairport Convention on their 1967 Island album "Unhalfbricking"

 

SIDEWALKS FENCES AND WALLS Maurice L. Gimbel/Jerry Williams Jr., 1987 S
Three versions recorded at Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA, 5 Mar 1987 and listed by Krogsgaard as SIDE WALKS. It's now identified as the above song, which was recorded by Solomon Burke on his 1979 US Infinity album "Sidewalks Fences And Walls" (cover picture required!)

 


The UK version of Lo And Behold from Coulson, Dean, McGuinness & Flint (DJM DJLPS 424, 1972), scan by David Plentus - for the US album cover, see the top of this page

The US version of Lo And Behold, (Sire SAS 7405, 1972), scan by David Plentus


Australian CD reissue with three bonus tracks (Raven Records RV-CD 62, 1996), scan by David Plentus


Japanese CD reissue with three bonus tracks (Air Mail Recordings Archive AIRAC-1056, 2004), scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

UK CD reissue (Evangeline ACAM 8412, 200&), picture found by Jean-Pol Hiernaux
SIGN ON THE CROSS 1967 H
Basement Tapes song recorded with The Band, Big Pink, West Saugerties, NY, Jul-Oct 1967 - originally available officially only as a cover by Coulson, Dean, McGuinness and Flint on their "Lo And Behold - Words And Music By Bob Dylan" album (USA - Sire Records, SAS 7405, 1972). Lyrics on bobdylan.com are here. This album also contains another previously unreleased Basement Tapes song GET YOUR ROCKS OFF. Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for information that this album was released in Japan in 2004 with three bonus tracks (Air Mail Recordings Archive AIRAC-1056) and in 2007 in the UK (Evangeline ACAM 8412)
Now released on CD4 of "The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - Bob Dylan And The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete", Nov 2014

 

SILENT WEEKEND 1967 H
Basement Tapes song recorded with The Band, Big Pink, West Saugerties, NY, Jul-Oct 1967, short-listed for "The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3" but left off the album. Lyrics on bobdylan.com are here.
Now released on CD5 of "The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - Bob Dylan And The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete", Nov 2014

 

SINGING THIS SONG FOR YOU Bob Dylan?, 1981 N?
Recorded during "Shot Of Love" sessions at United Western Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 02 Apr 1981

 

SITTING ON THE RAILROAD TRACK 1962 O
Alternate title of BALLAD FOR A FRIEND, Leeds demo, recorded Leeds Music offices, New York, January 1962. Now officially released on "The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964" in Oct 2010

 


Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes [Various Artists], Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records 2537950140 (USA/Europe) containing the "lost" Dylan song SIX MONTHS IN KANSAS CITY (LIBERTY STREET) completed by Elvis Costello

SIX MONTHS IN KANSAS CITY (LIBERTY STREET) Bob Dylan/Taylor Goldsmith, 1967/2014 Y
T-Bone Burnett has produced an album called "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes", released in Nov 2014, consisting of unreleased Bob songs from lyrics unused during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford. SIX MONTHS IN KANSAS CITY (LIBERTY STREET) has been completed by Elvis Costello. Another version, titled just LIBERTY STREET has been completed by Taylor Goldsmith of the band Dawes

 

SLOW TRY BABY Bob Dylan?, 1983 N?
Song recorded during the "Infidels" sessions at The Power Station, New York, 13 Apr 1983

 

SNAKESKIN BLUES    
This is one of the titles on a hoax tape called "The Pittsburgh Radio Tape" listed by Paul Cable in his book "Bob Dylan - His Unreleased Recordings" - see DEATH LETTER BLUES

 


Picture of the spoof 1975 album cover
from Wim van der Mark


The eventual 2009 album cover

SNOW OVER INTERSTATE 80    
Non-existent title track of a spoof Dylan Christmas album, details of which appeared in a joke article in a 1975 issue of the UK magazine "New Musical Express" - the reported track listing was:

1 Nightingale's Code
2 Tell Me Momma
3 Frosty The Snowman (Steve Nelson/Walter E. Rollins)
4 I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas (Irving Berlin)
5 Snow Over Interstate 80 (instrumental)
6 Farewell Angelina
7 Recital From St. Matthew's Gospel (Trad.)
8 She's Your Lover Now
9 Freewheelin'
10 Silent Night (Joseph Mohr/Dave Fisher/Frank J. Gruber)

For more details, see my "Snow Over Interstate 80" page. Separate entries are included in this list for NIGHTINGALE'S CODE and FREEWHEELIN'.

Also mentioned in this article is WOODSTOCK YULE, a later potential Christmas single claimed to have come from the "Self Portrait" sessions, but also a hoax. Bob of course released a genuine Christmas album, Christmas In The Heart, in 2009

 

SOLID ROAD Bob Dylan or Brownie McGhee/Leroy Carr?, 1962 S L
Alternate title of ROCKS AND GRAVEL, song from the withdrawn version of "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan", recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 01 Nov 1962 (CO76986 - "band" version)

 

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING Bob Dylan?, 1990 N?
Out-take from "Under The Red Sky", recorded at The Complex, Los Angeles, CA, March 1990 - could it be the standard from "South Pacific" by Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein, recorded by Bob for "Shadows In The Night", 2015?

 


Louisiana Soul, the GatorTone album by Walter Jr. that contains SOME KIND OF WAY

SOME KIND OF WAY Bob Dylan?, 1986 S
Out-tale from "Hearts Of Fire" OST, recorded at Townhouse Studios, London, 27-28 Aug 1986, also known as RIDE THIS TRAIN - thanks to Gil Walker for information. There is a song by this title written and recorded by Walter Jr. (Walter Pousson Jr.) on his album "Louisiana Soul" on GatorTone Records, could this be it?

 

SOMEBODY LIKE ME 1967-68 Y
Lyrics from the "John Wesley Harding" period held at the Bob Dylan Archive, University of Tulsa, OK. Thanks to Derek Barker and "Isis" magazine for information

 

SOMEONE ELSE’S ARMS Bob Dylan/Helena Springs, 1979 N?
Believed to have been recorded at Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, CA, October 1979, with vocal by Helena Springs

 

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Michel Montecrossa's 2002 Mira Sound Germany album Fieldmouse From Nebraska, featuring this song and nine other "co-compositions"

SOME OTHER KIND OF SONG Bob Dylan/Michel Montecrossa, 2002 O
Like JACK O' DIAMONDS, not strictly a Dylan song, but one of the poems from "Some Other Kind Of Songs..." from the sleeve notes of "Another Side Of Bob Dylan", set to music without authorisation by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his Mira Sound Germany album "Fieldmouse From Nebraska" (Germany, 2002), see - thanks to David Plentus for spotting this item!

 


"Spekulation" - 2012 self-released album that includes both vocal and instrumental versions of SOMETHING IS HAPPENING HERE

SOMETHING IS HAPPENING HERE Bob Dylan/Spekulation, 2011 O
Hip-hop song that heavily samples BALLAD OF A THIN MAN from "Highway 61 Revisited", first released as a single in Dec 2011, and then on the album "Spekulation" released in Jan 2012, which also includes an instrumental version of the song - thanks to Tim Dunn for information

 

SONG TO BONNY 1961 N? Y
A manuscript page with the lyrics was published in The Telegraph, issue 46, but no performed version is known. The tune is the same as SONG TO WOODY, released on "Bob Dylan", which this song probably precedes (a traditional tune that Woody Guthrie had used for his "1913 Massacre"). The "Bonny" in question was Bonnie Jean Beecher

 


Brigitte Bardot in "Naughty Girl [Cette Sacrée Gamine]", 1956

SONG TO BRIGIT 1956-57 N?
According to Clinton Heylin's book "Revolution In The Air - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol. 1: 1957-73" (Constable, 2009), this is the first song written by Bob. He told Izzy Young in 1961 he'd written a song for Brigitte Bardot for piano when he was fifteen. See page 27 of the Heylin book for the full story

 

THE SONG WAS LONG 1963 O
Alternate title of ETERNAL CIRCLE, released on "The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3"

 

SPANISH LOVER 1963 O?
Song title mentioned by Bob in an interview with Laurie Henshaw of UK magazine "Disc Weekly" on 12 May 1965 during the "Don't Look Back" tour - he is believed to be have been referring to BOOTS OF SPANISH LEATHER, released on "The Times They Are A-Changin'"

 


Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes [Various Artists], Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records 2537950140 (USA/Europe) containing the "lost" Dylan song SPANISH MARY completed by Rhiannon Giddens

SPANISH MARY

Bob Dylan/Rhiannon Giddens, 1967/2014 Y
T-Bone Burnett has produced an album called "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes", released in Nov 2014, consisting of unreleased Bob songs from lyrics unused during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford. SPANISH MARY has been completed by Rhiannon Giddens, formerly of the group Carolina Chocolate Drops

 

THE SPANISH SONG 1967 H
This song, also known as LOUISA or LUISA is actually traditional, although two takes have now been released as THE SPANISH SONG on CD6 of "The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - Bob Dylan And The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete", Nov 2014, where it's copyrighted by Bob!

 

SPEEDBALL 1973 S
Alternate title noted by Paul Cable for BILLY SURRENDERS, instrumental recorded during "Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid" sessions, CBS Discos Studios, Mexico City, 20 Jan 1973

 

SPURIOUSLY SEVENTEEN WIDOWS 1966 O
A joke title suggested by Paul Cable in his book "Bob Dylan: His Unreleased Recordings" (taking off OBVIOUSLY FIVE BELIEVERS from "Blonde On Blonde") as his guess as the "real" title of the then-unreleased TELL ME, MOMMA

 

SPURIOUSLY SEVENTEEN WINDOWS (THE PAINTING BY VAN GOGH) 1966 H
The suggested title of a song worked on in a Denver hotel room in March 1966 - a take-off of SPURIOUSLY SEVENTEEN WIDOWS, the joke title for TELL ME, MOMMA made up by Paul Cable (see above). Also known as POSITIVELY VAN GOGH and MOST DEFINITELY NOT VAN GOGH. Now included as POSITIVELY VAN GOGH on CD18 of the Columbia/Legacy 18CD set "The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge Collector's Edition", Nov 2015 (three versions)

 

STANDING AROUND SHOEING A HORSE 1967 N?
According to Eric Clapton, Dylan gave him a set of lyrics with this title during his first visit to Woodstock, at the end of Cream's farewell tour of the USA. But Clapton lost the lyrics, either before he returned to England, or because the luggage in which he packed his only copy was lost. The song does not appear to have surfaced again.

 

STAND BY FAITH 1979 N?
Believed to have been rehearsed at Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, CA, September 1979, also performed by the band and singers during the 1979 performances before Bob came on stage

 

STANDING IN THE LIGHT 1982 N?
Recorded at Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, CA, 01 Jun 1982

 

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Michel Montecrossa's Bob Dylan & Michel Fest 2002 6CD set (Mira Sound Germany, 2002), which contains his cover of STANDING ON THE HIGHWAY

STANDING ON THE HIGHWAY 1962 H D M
Recorded as a demo at Leeds Music offices, New York, in January 1962, and performed on the Folksinger’s Choice radio programme with Cynthia Gooding, 11 Mar 1962. Not covered until 2002 by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his 6CD set Bob Dylan & Michel Fest 2002 (Mira Sound Germany, 2002). Now officially released on "The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964" in Oct 2010

 

STAY IN LINE

Bob Dylan, 1964/Christoph Maus, 2017 N
Song by German musician and book publisher Christoph Maus with lyrics based on Bob's 1964 poem, ADVICE FOR GERALDINE ON HER MISCELLANEOUS BIRTHDAY. Christoph's performance can be found on YouTube

 

Pennies In A Jar (S-Curve, USA, 2011) by Nikki Jean including STEEL AND FEATHERS (DON'T EVER), her version of DON'T EVER TAKE YOURSELF AWAY

Hawaii Five-O: Original Songs From The Television Series (CBS Records, USA, 2011) with Bob's version of DON'T EVER TAKE YOURSELF AWAY

STEEL AND FEATHERS (DON'T EVER)

Bob Dylan, 1981/Nikki Jean, 2011 S
Out-take from "Shot Of Love" sessions known as DON’T EVER TAKE YOURSELF AWAY, recorded at Clover Recorder, Los Angeles, CA, 23 Apr 1981. Now recorded by Nikki Jean (Nicholle Jean Leary) with revised lyrics as STEEL AND FEATHERS (DON'T EVER) for her S-Curve US album "Pennies In A Jar", released on 12 Jul 2011. Thanks to Tim Dunn for the information, also thanks to Harold Lepidus for news that the song can be downloaded free from amazon.com here. Bob's version is now released on "Hawaii Five-O: Original Songs From The Television Series", CBS Records, USA, 4 Oct 2011

 

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Time, Love & Tenderness (Columbia, 1990) by Michael Bolton, with his version of his co-composition with Bob, STEEL BARS
 


Hakuraikun '92 Vol. 1 (Sony Japan, 1992) - promo CD compilation with Michael Bolton and Mariah Carey performing STEEL BARS, scan by Stuart Moore

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Michael Bolton's Greatest Hits 1985-1995 (Columbia, 1995), also including STEEL BARS


Doin' Dylan 2 (Columbia Australia, 2002), compilation album including STEEL BARS by Michael Bolton


The Very Best Of Michael Bolton (Columbia, 2007), also including STEEL BARS, scan by Jack Guerreiro

STEEL BARS Bob Dylan/Michael Bolton, 1990 N
Co-composition performed by Michael Bolton on his album "Time Love & Tenderness" (Columbia CK 46771), no known Dylan version, lyrics are no longer on bobdylan.com. Also available on Michael Bolton's "Greatest Hits 1986-1995" (Columbia, 1995), on the 2002 Columbia Australia various artists compilation "Doin' Dylan 2", and on "The Very Best Of Michael Bolton" (Columbia, 2007). A version performed Michael with Mariah Carey can be found on the 1992 Sony Japan promo various artists compilation "Hakuraikun '92 Vol. 1". Thanks to Stuart Moore and Jack Guerreiro for information and scans

 

STEEL CITY [STEEL CITY WOMAN, I'LL BE LONESOME WHEN YOUR (sic) GONE] Bob Dylan/A. J. Binder, 1979 O
This appears to be a medley of STEEL CITY WOMAN by A. J. Binder and YOU'RE GONNA MAKE ME LONESOME WHEN YOU GO from "Blood On The Tracks", released in 1979

 

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Solomon Burke's album Don't Give Up On Me, the first cover version of STEPCHILD, Fat Possum Records (USA), 23 Jul 2002 - on left is the sticker from the shrink-wrap (Jack Guerreiro's copy dates from after the 2003 Grammy Awards and has a Japanese-style card obi instead of a sticker)

STEPCHILD Bob Dylan/Helena Springs(?), 1978 L
Copyrighted from a live performance at Oakland, CA, 13 Nov 1978, and performed several times in late 1978 - no studio version is listed by Krogsgaard. Also known as AM I NOT YOUR STEPCHILD? And YOU TREAT ME LIKE A STEPCHILD. Covered by Solomon Burke on his album "Don't Give Up On Me" (Fat Possum Records, Jul 2002, see - this version has amended lyrics mentioning Bob). Helena Springs has implied in an interview that she co-wrote this song, but the copyright records do not list her involvement (thanks to Tim Dunn and his book "The Bob Dylan Copyright Files 1962-2007" (AuthorHouse, 2008) for this information). Now also covered in 2012 by the German Dylan tribute band Song & Danceman Band on their Hofa Musik album "Pictures Of Dylan" - thanks to Dirk Krah for the information


Pictures Of Dylan by The Song & Danceman Band including their cover of STEPCHILD

 

STILL A FOOL McKinley Morganfield [Muddy Waters], 1961 H L
Also known as TWO TRAINS RUNNING, recorded at Bonnie Beecher's apartment in Minneapolis, MN, in May 1961, and also performed at the Finjan Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2 Jul 1962. Thanks to Jim O'Neal for correcting this entry and for the information that Muddy Waters recorded this on Chess in 1951

 

STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU 1967 O
Missing Basement Tapes song listed in "Isis" 176, not included in the 6CD set "The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete", Nov 2014

 


STILL THE SAME (Playback Records B-75714, USA, 1989) - 7" single by Bonnie Guitar with the song wrongly credited to Bob Dylan, Dwarf Music, ASCAP


Dark Moon And Other Country Favorites (K-Tel, 1999) - Bonnie Guitar album with STILL THE SAME (hopefully now correctly credited)
 


Bonnie Guitar, 1957


Stranger In Town (Capitol, 1978) - album by Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band with the original version of STILL THE SAME

STILL THE SAME Bob Seger, 1978  
Thanks to Ian Woodward and Tim Dunn for information about Bonnie "Guitar" Buckingham's 1989 US 7" single STILL THE SAME (Playback Records B-75714) which is credited to Bob and copyrighted to Dwarf Music, ASCAP. One country music web-site lists this single in their Bonnie Guitar discography as being with Bob Dylan. In fact the song is by Bob SEGER, from his 1978 Capitol album "Stranger In Town", so Bob Dylan did not write the song and does not appear on Bonnie's performance. Bonnie's cover of STILL THE SAME can also be found on her 1999 K-Tel compilation "Dark Moon And Other Country Favorites" (hopefully correctly credited)

 

STONES OF FREEDOM Bob Dylan/Laurence McGuire, 2000  
This song about the Palestinian uprising in the Israel-occupied territories is CHIMES OF FREEDOM from "Another Side Of Bob Dylan" with new unauthorised lyrics. Laurence McGuire is an American who lives in France, and his performance is publicised on websites such as this but does not appear to have been recorded. Thanks to Gil Walker for information

 

STOP NOW Bob Dylan/Helena Springs, 1981 S
Out-take from "Street-Legal", recorded Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, CA, 01 May 1978 - two alternate takes are circulating

 

STORMY SEASON    
Fake title track first circulated on the Internet in October 1996 as part of a hoax about a new album to be called "Stormy Season" - the phoney list was posted to the DylanChat section of Karl Erik Andersen's Expecting Rain web-site by someone calling themselves "The Masked Tortilla" (this is the name of the character played by Bobby Neuwirth in the film "Renaldo and Clara"). The hoax track list given was:

1 Butcher's Crew
2 The Fire Starter
3 Apollo's Love
4 Police State
5 You Belong To Me - the song included on the 1994 "Natural Born Killers" film soundtrack, see "Searching For A Gem", 1994 (R-0231)
6 Abraham's Altar
7 When You Give Me Your Love
8 Up On The Hill
9 Stormy Season
10 No Compassion

 


Their Complete General Recordings by The Almanac Singers (MCA, USA, 1996) and Songs Of Protest (Prism, USA, 2001) - CDs containing STATE OF ARKANSAS by Lee Hays

THE STORY OF EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY 1961 H
Monologue from "The Minnesota Hotel Tape", recorded at Bonnie Beecher's apartment, Minneapolis MN, 22 Dec 1961 - reported to be based on the monologue STATE OF ARKANSAS by Lee Hays of the Almanac Singers and the Weavers

 


Two Stories, the 1987 Warner Bros album by The Williams Brothers (nephews of Andy) containing Bob's unreleased song STRAIGHT A'S IN LOVE

STRAIGHT A’S IN LOVE 1985 S
Out-take from "Empire Burlesque", recorded at Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, CA, 14 Feb 1985. Covered by the Williams Brothers on their 1987 Warner Bros album "Two Stories" (WB Records 25547-2)

 


Rock Against Records RA 0183 (NL) - 7" stereo EP front scan by Manuel García Jara with STRALING [RADIATION], their cover of BLOWIN' IN THE WIND with anti-nuclear lyrics

STRALING [RADIATION] Bob Dylan/Megafoons [Megaphones], 1983  
This song is BLOWIN' IN THE WIND from "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" with new anti-nuclear lyrics. Megafoons were a post-punk band from Utrecht (Holland) and this was their second EP. The front sleeve has the image of Anne Frank over a nuclear explosion and it has the title "Stop Kruisraketten [Stop Cruise Missiles]" The A-side has the title "Anti Nuklear Side" and track 2, "Straling" ("Radiation" in Dutch), is a partial cover of Blowin' In The Wind. The Dutch lyrics are an anti-nuclear adaptation of Blowin' In The Wind, with the identical song structure: several verses with questions and a chorus with no answers, e.g.

Verse: Hoe hoog is de prijs voor de kernenergie [How high is the price for nuclear energy]?
Chorus: De straling, mijn vriend, die waait door de wind [The radiation, my friend, is blowing in the wind].

The verses have a different tune, but the music of the chorus is identical to Blowin' In The Wind. There are no composer credits for any track, but the insert says "Dank aan ...Bob Dylan voor inspiratie tegen kruisvluchtwapens, straling en fascisme [Thanks to ... Bob Dylan for inspiration against cruise missiles, radiation and fascism]". Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scan

 


Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes [Various Artists], Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records 2537950140 (USA/Europe) containing the "lost" Dylan song STRANGER completed by Marcus Mumford

STRANGER

Bob Dylan/Marcus Mumford, 1967/2014 Y
T-Bone Burnett has produced an album called "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes", released in Nov 2014, consisting of unreleased Bob songs from lyrics unused during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford. STRANGER has been completed by Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons

 

STRANGE RAIN 1961 N?
Reported in Izzy Young's diary "Other Scenes", published 1968, as having been written during a visit to Toronto in December 1961 with Gil Turner, and played to Izzy Young at the Folklore Center in New York on 07 Feb 1962 - evidence points against this being an early version of IT’S A HARD RAIN GONNA FALL, released on "The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan", as that was written in New York in September, 1962

 

STRAW HAT 1981 S
Instrumental recorded during "Shot Of Love" sessions, Cream Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 01 Apr 1981

 

STREETS OF GLORY 1960 O
Thanks to Tim Dunn for information that Bob has copyrighted his version of this traditional song for his SESAC catalogue in May 2006. It was recorded in Minneapolis, MN, in May 1960 and a brief excerpt is included in the 2005 Martin Scorsese documentary "No Direction Home" (during the credits)

 

STUCK INSIDE THE TWILIGHT ZONE    
This is one of the titles on a hoax tape called "The Pittsburgh Radio Tape" listed by Paul Cable in his book "Bob Dylan - His Unreleased Recordings" - see DEATH LETTER BLUES

 

STYLING WITH CONFIDENCE ? ?
Otherwise unknown song copyrighted by Bob at ASCAP before he left for SESAC in 1997. Thanks to Tim Dunn for the information

 

SUN TUNNELS Bob Dylan/Mike Watt/Stephen M. Chapman/Ronald G. Marks/David C. Woody, 1987 S
This 1987 album by the group Texas Instruments (Rabid Cat Records RAB-TI-012) incorporates part of YOU AIN'T GOIN' NOWHERE

 

SWAN ON THE LAKE/SWAN ON THE RIVER 1962 M
Alternate titles of BALLAD OF A GLIDING SWAN from BBC TV play "Mad House On Castle Street", recorded at BBC Studios, London, 30 Dec 1962

 


Like Good Wine by Brenda Patterson (Discreet Records DS 2211, USA, 1974) containing her cover of SWEET AMARILLO (1) by Donna Weiss


Rainbow Colors by Donna Weiss (Strawlight Music SLM-101, USA, 1983), one of her two albums

SWEET AMARILLO (1) Donna Weiss, 1973 S
Out-take from "Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid", recorded Burbank Studios, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 1973, only 1:15 in length. Glen Dundas lists it as “traditional” in his "Tangled Up In Tapes" 1994 edition (he doesn't list songwriters from his 1999 edition onwards), but there is a Bible Belt Music BMI copyright by Donna Weiss, one of the "Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid" backing singers, who later sang the song nightly on tour with the 1976 leg of the Rolling Thunder Revue, sometimes listed on bootlegs as TEARS ON MY PILLOW (SWEET AMARILLO). Her performance of the song from New Orleans, LA, 3 May 1976, can be heard on the Internet here, and the performance from Mobile, AL, 29 Apr 1976, is also available online. SWEET AMARILLO (1) was recorded by Brenda Patterson, another "Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid" backing singer, on her 1974 US album "Like Good Wine", Discreet Records DS 2211, with the song credited to Donna Weiss. Thanks to Giuseppe Gazerro for drawing my attention to the fact that some sources think Bob had a hand in writing this song, although no Dylan copyright is listed in Tim Dunn's "The Bob Dylan Copyright Files".

Donna Terry Weiss is a noted songwriter in her own right, most famous for writing the Grammy Award-winning 1981 Kim Carnes hit BETTE DAVIS EYES with Jackie de Shannon in 1974, but she also wrote THE CRIPPLED CROW for Booker T. and Priscilla Jones (sister of Rita Coolidge, who recorded the same song with husband Kris Kristofferson on their 1974 Monument album "Breakaway") for their 1973 A&M "Chronicles" album on which Bob plays harmonica (R-0094, see 1973). Thanks to Tim Dunn for information that there are US copyright transfers for SWEET AMARILLO (1) for Donna Weiss for Bible Belt Music/Blackwood Music for 19 Jun 1978, and again for Donna Weiss Music/Bible Belt Music, 12 Aug 1982. Donna recorded two albums of her own songs for Strawlight Music - "Rainbow Colors" in 1983, and "Harvest" in 1988, but neither contain SWEET AMARILLO (1)

 


Remedy by Old Crow Medicine Show (ATO Records ATO00239, USA, 2014) containing their highlighted version of SWEET AMARILLO (2), jointly credited to Bob
 


SWEET AMARILLO by Old Crow Medicine Show (ATO Records ATO00242, USA, 2014), 7" single containing their version of SWEET AMARILLO (2)

SWEET AMARILLO (2) Bob Dylan/Ketcham Secor/Critter/Fuqua, 2014 S

Thanks to "Isis" magazine #174 and Tim Dunn for information that Old Crow Medicine Show, who recorded a version of WAGON WHEEL from the "Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid" sessions on their 2004 Nettwork Records album "O.C.M.S." (see the "W" page), have recorded an extended version of SWEET AMARILLO (2) for their new album "Remedy" (ATO Records ATO00239, USA, 1 Jul 2014), on which the track is credited to "Dylan/Secor/Fuqua" (Ketcham Secor and Critter Fuqua are OCMS band members), and copyrighted to Special Rider Music (SESAC) and Blood Donor Music (BMI). This track was also available as a download from Amazon, iTunes, etc., from 29 Apr 2014, and also as the A-side of a 7" stereo single. The new copyright means this must be a significantly different version of the song from the one copyrighted and sung by Donna Weiss! I have therefore given it a separate entry and called them SWEET AMARILLO (1) and SWEET AMARILLO (2). "Remedy" won the Grammy Award for "Best Folk Album" of 2014 in Feb 2015! Incidentally, the front design of the CD is the Tennessee State Flag

 

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR Bob Dylan/Michel Montecrossa, 2002 O
Like SOME OTHER KIND OF SONG ABOVE, not strictly a Dylan song, but one of Bob's poems set to music without authorisation by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his Mira Sound Germany album "Fieldmouse From Nebraska" (Germany, 2002), see - thanks to Jack Guerreiro for spotting this item!

 

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