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Down in the Groove

Down in the Groove

by Bob Dylan Bob Dylan
Down in the Groove

Down in the Groove

by Bob Dylan Bob Dylan


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If the diffuseness of Knocked Out Loaded was excusable due to its collaborators and various recording sessions, Down in the Groove has less of an excuse, since it's relatively from the same time period, even if it's culled from several different sessions with several different backing band. Nevertheless, the main difference is that, while Knocked Out Loaded was ambitious, this is positively unassuming, at best hoping to capture the mellow roots rock of the Grateful Dead (which it does, on Dylan's irresistible collaborations with Robert Hunter, "Ugliest Girl in the World" and "Silvio"). The rest of the record strolls through covers with amiable ease, whether he's backed by ex-punks or lifetime pros. That may not make for a great record by any stretch, but it's a rather ingratiating one, a little more focused than Knocked Out Loaded and a little looser and funkier than Empire Burlesque. Actually, not as heavy on great moments as either (especially Burlesque), but it's still rather nice in its low-key way

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972673929
catalogNumber: 726739
Rank: 60295


  1. Let's Stick Together
  2. When Did You Leave Heaven?
  3. Sally Sue Brown
  4. Death Is Not the End
  5. Had a Dream About You, Baby
  6. Ugliest Girl in the World
  7. Silvio
  8. Ninety Miles an Hour (Down a Dead End Street)
  9. Shenandoah
  10. Rank Strangers (To Me)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Dylan   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Keyboards,Vocals
Jerry Garcia   Vocals
Steve Jones   Guitar
Bobby King   Background Vocals
Bob Weir   Vocals
Ronnie Wood   Bass
Full Force   Background Vocals
Clydie King   Background Vocals
Peggi Blu   Background Vocals
Michael Baird   Drums
Mike Baird   Drums
Alexandra Brown   Background Vocals
Eric Clapton   Guitar
Carolyn Dennis   Vocals,Background Vocals
Sly Dunbar   Drums
Nathan East   Bass
Mitchell Froom   Keyboards
Myron Grombacher   Drums
Beau Hill   Keyboards
Larry Klein   Bass
Mark Knopfler   Guitar
Danny Kortchmar   Guitar
Brent Mydland   Vocals
Madelyn Quebec   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Kevin Savigar   Keyboards
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass
Paul Simonon   Bass
Henry Spinetti   Drums
Kip Winger   Bass
Willie Green   Background Vocals
Randy Jackson   Bass
Stephen Shelton   Drums,Keyboards
Danny Kartchmar   Guitar
Alan Clarke   Keyboards
Steve Jordan   Drums
Carol Dennis   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Arthur Alexander   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer,Producer
Wilbert Harrison   Composer
Robert Hunter   Composer
Coke Johnson   Engineer
Stephen Shelton   Engineer
Traditional   Composer

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