Bob Dylan Shares ‘Wanted Man (Take 1)’ Video Featuring Johnny Cash
The next installment of Bob Dylan‘s Bootleg Series includes a batch of previously unreleased recordings he made with Johnny Cash. Dylan previewed the set, entitled Bob Dylan (featuring Johnny Cash) – Travelin’ Thru, 1967 – 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15, by sharing video for his collaboration with Cash on “Wanted Man.”
“Wanted Man (Take 1)” was recorded during a one-day session in 1969 held by Cash and Dylan featuring Carl Perkins on guitar. The track starts with Johnny asking his wife June, “Did you like that?” June responded, “Honey, I didn’t want your train of thought, but be sure that Bob puts the melody for that song, that ‘Wanted Man,’ you forgot the melody.'” Bob and Johnny then perform a version of “Wanted Man” in which Cash struggles to remember the exact lyrics and cracks himself up.
Johnny Cash famously performed “Wanted Man” at San Quentin Prison in 1969 and his version of the Dylan-penned tune opens the live document of the concert, At San Quentin. “Wanted Man (Take 1)” kicks off Disc Three of Travelin’ Thru, 1967 – 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 . The 3CD/LP set compiles recordings Bob Dylan laid down during sessions held in Nashville from 1967 – 1969. Included within are alternate versions of songs written for John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline and Self-Portrait as well as Bob’s collaborations with Cash and more.
Travelin’ Thru, 1967 – 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 is set for release on November 1 via Columbia/Legacy Recordings. Watch the video for “Wanted Man (Take 1)” below: