Once or Twice: A satisfied mind


 I don’t know what it means either: an index to the current series appearing on this website.


Once or twice: A review of some of the songs that Bob has performed just once or twice on stage, selecting those of which we have either a live recording or failing that something of interest to offer Text and video selection by Tony Attwood.

Satisfied Mind appeared on the album “The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete”. recorded in 1967, released in 2014.   Aaron also had a look at the song in the Other People’s Songs series.

The song written by Joe “Red” Hayes and Jack Rhodes. Red Hayes said in an interview that the lines in the song were the things he had heard his mother say across the years.

Bob’s recording in the studio ran like this….

The Basement Tapes complete recording sounded rather different

And so onto the one time Bob seems to have performed it on the Never Ending Tour, and fortunately for this series it was included in Mike Johgnson’s series which charts the NET from its origins in 1987 to the present day, with multiple examples of Dylan’s performances through the period in question.  The full index is here.

The one performance was in 1999 and Mike found the recording and included it in part six for that year: Honky Tonk Dylan: Despair and sentimentality.

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