Musical palate cleanser, all you need edition

Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan singing Townes Van Zandt’s “Pancho and Lefty”… yeah, that’s it.  That’s the clip.


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13 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, all you need edition

  1. Salty Dawg

    I appreciate you being up early, Senator, however the video is unavailable (at least at 6:18 am).


  2. I feel like there should be a version of this with Leach and Kiffin singing.


  3. Thanks Bluto…had to view two more Dylan videos after “Pancho and Lefty”…”It ain’t me you’re lookin’ for babe”…..


  4. TripleB

    I REALLY liked that. Does anyone know when and where that was?
    These are two of my favorites.
    I have seen them both a lot. I saw Willie at the Classic Center several years ago (6 or 7) and it was the best I saw him perform.
    You have to really like Dylan to enjoy his concerts, but I saw him on the day of Georgia Florida in Macon two years ago. I wasn’t expecting much, but he was really into it and was great even though his age is catching up.


    • illini84

      “Willie Nelson‘s 60th birthday concert in 1993 featured luminaries from Ray Charles and B.B. King to Bill Clinton and Gary Busey. Even Roseanne and Tom Arnold dropped by. The highlight of the night, however, was Willie’s duet with Bob Dylan on “Pancho and Lefty.” Backed by bassist Don Was, drummer Kenny Aronoff, keyboardist Benmont Tench and mandolinist Marty Stuart, Nelson and Dylan delivered one of the definitive versions of the 1972 Townes Van Zandt classic.”


  5. illini84

    Here’s the entire show, this clip follows Ray Charles at abut 19:19.


  6. Macallanlover

    Sorry, just had to stop listening to that. I love Willie and Dylan’s massive contributions to music, but Dylan was a great writer, lousy singer. Now a couple of his 60’s songs are bearable because they are iconic with him doing them because of the “setting”. There is no comparison to this and the hit version Pancho and Lefty by Willie and Hag, guess that spoiled me. Not just the singing by Dylan, the arrangement and tempo is way off as well.