Bob Dylan With Etta James at the Marriot Hotel in Providence R.I. July 10, 1986

Bob Dylan With Etta James

This is an after-hours jam session with Bob Dylan and Etta James and her band. The Bob Dylan reported that “In the early hours of the 10th, Bob Dylan joined Etta James and Shuggie Otis on stage at the Providence Marriott Hotel. You can almost hear Dylan smile as he kept repeating the same suggestive verse of “I’m A King Bee” (The one about “making honey”).”
1) You Win Again (Hank Williams)


2) I’m A King Bee (false start) (James “Slim Harpo” Moore)

3) I’m A King Bee

4) Let The Good Times Roll (Let The Good Times Roll, Leonard Lee)

5) Earth Angel (Curtis Williams)

6) Goodnight Sweetheart (Etta James Lead Vocal) (Calvin Carter & James ‘Pookie’ Hudson)


Bob Dylan – vocal and guitar
Etta James – shared vocal
Jack McDuff – organ
Shuggie Otis – guitar
Richard Reid – bass
Paul Humphrey – drums

Bob Dylan With Etta James
Bob Dylan With Etta James

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    Bob Dylan and Etta James

    Live at Marriot Hotel, Providence Rhode Island
    July 10th, 1986

    Listen to the complete 30 minute set here:


    1. You Win Again (Hank Williams)
    2. I’m A King Bee (James Moore)
    3. Call It Stormy Monday But Tuesday Is Just As Bad (T-Bone Walker)
    4. Let The Good Times Roll (Leonard Lee)
    5. Earth Angel Curtis Williams)
    6. Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight (Calvin Carter, James “Pookie” Hudson)


    Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar)
    Etta James (vocals)
    Jack McDuff (keyboards)
    Shuggie Otis (guitar)
    Richard Reid (bass)
    Paul Humphrey (drums)

    Available on Bootlegs:

    Charlie’s Choice. RR 101 .
    Dreams. Kink Kong LP.
    What’s Happening Here? Bullshit LP.
    Zim Zim Zabob. Rockwell & Good LP.

    Charlie’s Choice:

    Long available on tape and vinyl since 1986, the Marriott Lounge gig is presented here in exceptionally good soundboard quality. A very enjoyable 30 minute “mini blues- fest,” with BD handling most of the lead vocals and playing guitar on all 4 trax. Some serious playing by Etta James’ blues band of obviously seasoned veterans, too. A great chance to hear BD sing the blues and a fun 30 minutes.


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