A December of Dylan, Day 10: Allman Brothers – Blind Willie McTell (live in 2012)

The quality one can capture on a handheld recorder is pretty astounding these days. Here’s a case in point. Someone in the audience recording the Allman Brothers doing “Blind Willie McTell”, one of the many treasures off The Bootleg Series, Volumes 1 – 3 [Rare and Unreleased]. The video is steady, with closeups and pans, and excellent sound quality.

The lyrics on this song are outstanding. I’m still blown away sometimes by the sheer quality of so many of the songs Dylan never officially released until the Bootleg series started. “Blind Willie McTell” may be my favorite of the bunch.