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Tight Connections: Musicians

On this page you will find all studio and live musicians who performed on official Bob Dylan album releases. Linked musician names lead to this musician's offical website or – in case no official website exists – to a different website for more information.

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Musician Played on Credits
Colin Allen     Real Live   drums
Kenny Aronoff     Under The Red Sky   drums
Bill Atkins     Blonde On Blonde   key
Sweet Pea Atkinson     Under The Red Sky   voc
Joan Baez     The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Live 1975   voc, guit
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 6 - Live 1964   voc
Mike Baird     Down In The Groove   drums
Bucky Baxter     MTV Unplugged   pedal steel, guit
    Time Out Of Mind   pedal steel, guit
Barry Beckett     Slow Train Coming   key, perc
Vincent Bell     Desire   bellzouki
Bill Berg   Blood On The Tracks   drums
Byron Berline     Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid   voc, fiddle
Mike Berment     Knocked Out Loaded   drums
Rayse Biggs     Under The Red Sky   trumpet
Brian Blade     Time Out Of Mind   drums
Norman Blake     Nashville Skyline   guit
    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   guit
Ronee Blakley   Desire   voc
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Live 1975   voc
Michael Bloomfield     Highway 61 Revisited   guit
Peggi Blu     Empire Burlesque   voc
    Knocked Out Loaded   voc
    Down In The Groove   voc
Sir Harry Bowens     Under The Red Sky   voc
Robert Britt     Time Out Of Mind   guit
David Bromberg     New Morning   guit
    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   dobro, guit
Harvey Brooks     New Morning   bass
Alexandra Brown     Down In The Groove   voc
Tony Brown     Blood On The Tracks   bass
Charles Brown, III   Blood On The Tracks   guit
Mickey Buckins     Slow Train Coming   perc
Clem Burke     Knocked Out Loaded   drums
Gary Burke     Hard Rain   drums
Malcolm Burn     Oh Mercy   tamb, key
T-Bone Burnett     Hard Rain   guit, piano
    Knocked Out Loaded   guit
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Live 1975   guit
Wayne Butler     Blonde On Blonde   trombone
Kenneth A. Buttrey     Blonde On Blonde   drums
    John Wesley Harding   drums
    Nashville Skyline   drums
    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   drums
Debra Byrd     Empire Burlesque   voc
Buddy Cage     Blood On The Tracks   guit
Larry Campbell     Love And Theft   guit, violin, banjo, mandolin
Mike Campbell     Empire Burlesque   guit
    Knocked Out Loaded   guit
    Together Through Life   guit, mandolin
Johnny Cash     Nashville Skyline   voc, guit
Cindy Cashdollar     Time Out Of Mind   slide guit
Chops   Empire Burlesque   horns
Alan Clark   Infidels   key
    Empire Burlesque   key
    Down In The Groove   key
Howie Collins   The Freewheelin'   guit
Ron Cornelius     New Morning   guit
    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   guit
Dom Cortese     Desire   acc
Richard Crooks   Blood On The Tracks   drums
David Crosby     Under The Red Sky   voc
Billy Cross   Street Legal   guit
    At Budokan   guit
Paulinho Da Costa     Under The Red Sky   perc
Charlie Daniels   Nashville Skyline   bass
    New Morning   bass
    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   bass, guit
Rick Danko     Blonde On Blonde   bass, violin, voc
    Planet Waves   bass, violin, voc
    Before The Flood   bass, voc, fiddle
    The Basement Tapes   bass, mandolin, voc
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Live 1966   bass, voc
    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   bass, voc
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete   bass, voc
Carolyn Dennis     Street Legal   voc
    Slow Train Coming   voc
    Shot Of Love   voc
    Empire Burlesque   voc
    Knocked Out Loaded   voc
    Down In The Groove   voc
Jim Dickenson     Time Out Of Mind   key, org
Rockin Dopsie     Oh Mercy   org
Steve Douglas   Street Legal   sax
    At Budokan   sax, flute, recorder
    Shot Of Love   sax
    Knocked Out Loaded   sax
Pete Drake   John Wesley Harding   guit
    Nashville Skyline   guit
    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   steel guit
Tim Drummond   Slow Train Coming   bass
    Saved   bass
    Shot Of Love   bass
Sly Dunbar     Infidels   drums, perc
    Empire Burlesque   drums
    Down In The Groove   drums
Donald "Duck" Dunn     Shot Of Love   bass
Debi Dye     At Budokan   voc
Nathan East     Down In The Groove   bass
Howie Epstein   Empire Burlesque   bass
    Knocked Out Loaded   bass
Buzzy Feiten     New Morning   guit
Anton Fig     Empire Burlesque   drums
    Knocked Out Loaded   drums
Robben Ford     Under The Red Sky   guit
Daniel Fornero   Shadows in the Night   trumpet
Carl Fortina     Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid   harmonium
Gary Foster     Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid   recorder, flute
Denny Freeman   Modern Times   guit
Mitchell Froom     Down In The Groove   key
Milton Gabriel     Knocked Out Loaded   drums
Jerry Garcia     Down In The Groove   voc
    Dylan & The Dead   guit, voc
Tony Garnier     MTV Unplugged   bass
    Time Out Of Mind   bass
    Love And Theft   bass
    Modern Times   bass
    Together Through Life   bass
    Christmas In the Heart   bass
    Tempest   bass
    Shadows in the Night   upright bass
    Fallen Angels   bass
    Triplicate   bass
Leonard Gaskin   The Freewheelin'   bass
Bob Glaub     Empire Burlesque   bass
Harvey Goldstein     Highway 61 Revisited   bass
Willie Green   Down In The Groove   voc
    Oh Mercy   drums
Bobby Gregg     Highway 61 Revisited   drums
    Blonde On Blonde   drums
Paul Griffin   Highway 61 Revisited   piano, org
    Blonde On Blonde   piano
    Blood On The Tracks   org, key
Myron Grombacher     Down In The Groove   drums
Bobbye Hall     Street Legal   perc
    At Budokan   perc
Larry G. Hall   Shadows in the Night   trumpet
Tony Hall     Oh Mercy   bass
Emmylou Harris     Desire   voc
Hilda Harris     New Morning   voc
    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   background voc
Jo Ann Harris   Street Legal   voc
    At Budokan   voc
George Harrison     Under The Red Sky   guit
    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   guit, voc
Dylan Hart   Shadows in the Night   French horn
John Hart     Oh Mercy   sax
Regina Havis   Slow Train Coming   voc
    Saved   voc
Don Heffington   Empire Burlesque   drums
    Knocked Out Loaded   drums
Levon Helm     Planet Waves   drums, mandolin, voc
    Before The Flood   drums, mandolin, voc
    The Basement Tapes   drums, mandolin, bass, voc
    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   drums, voc
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete   drums, voc
Muffy Hendrix     Knocked Out Loaded   voc
Donnie Herron   Modern Times   guit, violin
    Together Through Life   guit, banjo, mandolin, trumpet
    Christmas In the Heart   steel guit, mandolin, trumpet, violin
    Tempest   steel guit, banjo, violin, mandolin
    Shadows in the Night   pedal steel guitar
    Fallen Angels   steel guit, viola
    Triplicate   steel guitar
Kelton Herston   The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   guit
David Hidalgo   Together Through Life   accordion, guitar
    Christmas In the Heart   accordion, guit, mandolin, violin
    Tempest   guitar, accordion, violin
Beau Hill     Down In The Groove   Key
Bruce Hornsby     Under The Red Sky   piano
Garth Hudson     Blonde On Blonde   key, sax
    Planet Waves   key, org, piano, accordion, sax
    Before The Flood   clavinette, org, piano, synth, sax
    The Basement Tapes   org, clavinette, acc, sax
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Live 1966   
    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   key
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete   org
Carol Hunter     Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid   guit, voc
Ira Ingber     Knocked Out Loaded   guit
Gregg Inhofer   Blood On The Tracks   key
John "J.J." Jackson     MTV Unplugged   guit
Randy Jackson   Down In The Groove   bass
    Under The Red Sky   bass
James Jamerson     Knocked Out Loaded   bass
Elton John     Under The Red Sky   piano
Bashiri Johnson     Empire Burlesque   perc
Daryl Johnson     Oh Mercy   perc
Larry Jolivet     Oh Mercy   bass
Booker T. Jones     Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid   bass
Mickey Jones     The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Live 1966   drums
Philip Lyn Jones     Knocked Out Loaded   congas
Priscilla Jones     Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid   voc
Steve Jones     Down In The Groove   guit
Steve Jordan     Down In The Groove   drums
Alan Kaplan   Shadows in the Night   trombone
Fred Katz     Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid   cello
Ben Keith   The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   steel guit
Jim Keltner     Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid   drums
    Saved   drums
    Shot Of Love   drums
    Empire Burlesque   drums
    Time Out Of Mind   drums
David Kemper     Time Out Of Mind   drums
    Love And Theft   drums
Jerry Kennedy     Blonde On Blonde   guit
Stuart Kimball   Empire Burlesque   guit
    Modern Times   guit
    Tempest   guit
    Shadows in the Night   guit
    Fallen Angels   guit
Bobby King     Down In The Groove   voc
Clydie King     Saved   voc
    Shot Of Love   voc
    Down In The Groove   voc
Larry Klein     Down In The Groove   bass
Mark Knopfler     Slow Train Coming   guit
    Infidels   guit
    Down In The Groove   guit
Sanford "Sandy" Konikoff     Blonde On Blonde   drums
Al Kooper     Highway 61 Revisited   org, piano
    Blonde On Blonde   org, guit, horn, key
    New Morning   org, piano, guit, horn
    Knocked Out Loaded   key
    Under The Red Sky   key, org
    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   org, piano
Barry Kornfeld   Blood On The Tracks   guit
Danny Kortchmar     Shot Of Love   guit
    Down In The Groove   guit
Bill Kreutzmann     Dylan & The Dead   drums
Russ Kunkel   New Morning   drums
    Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid   tamb
    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   drums
Bruce Langhorn     The Freewheelin'   guit
    Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid   guit
Daniel Lanois     Oh Mercy   guit
    Time Out Of Mind   guit
Phil Lesh     Dylan & The Dead   bass
David Lindley     Under The Red Sky   guit
Herb Lovelle   The Freewheelin'   drums
Stan Lynch     Knocked Out Loaded   drums
Steve Madaio     Knocked Out Loaded   trumpet
Tony Mangurian     Time Out Of Mind   perc
David Mansfield     Hard Rain   guit
    Street Legal   violin, mandolin
    At Budokan   guit, violin, mandolin
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Live 1975   guit, mandolin, violin
Richard Manuel     Blonde On Blonde   drums, key, voc
    Planet Waves   piano, key, drums, voc
    Before The Flood   voc, piano, electric piano, org, drums
    The Basement Tapes   piano, drums, harm, voc
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Live 1966   
    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   piano, voc
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete   piano, drums, voc
Queen Esther Marrow     Empire Burlesque   voc
    Knocked Out Loaded   voc
Andrew Martin   Shadows in the Night   trombone
Charles McCoy     Highway 61 Revisited   guit
    Blonde On Blonde   bass, guit, harm, trumpet
    John Wesley Harding   
    Nashville Skyline   bass
    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   bass
Regina McCrary     Shot Of Love   voc
Thomas McFaul   Blood On The Tracks   key
Syd McGuiness     Empire Burlesque   guit
Roger McGuinn     Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid   guit
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Live 1975   guit, voc
John McKenzie     Knocked Out Loaded   bass
Ian McLagen     Real Live   key
David McMurray     Under The Red Sky   sax
Vince Melamed     Knocked Out Loaded   key
Joseph Meyer   Shadows in the Night   French horn
Auggie Meyers     Time Out Of Mind   org, acc
    Love And Theft   org, acc
Larry Meyers     Knocked Out Loaded   mandolin
Ted Michel     Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid   cello
Donald Ray Mitchell     Under The Red Sky   voc
Wayne Moss     Blonde On Blonde   guit, voc
Jaimie Muhoberac     Under The Red Sky   org
Billy Mundi     New Morning   drums
Brent Mydland     Down In The Groove   voc
    Dylan & The Dead   key
Bobby Neuwirth     The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Live 1975   guit, voc
Cyril Neville     Oh Mercy   perc
Brendan O'Brien   MTV Unplugged   Hammond org
Kevin Odegard   Blood On The Tracks   guit
Spooner Oldham     Saved   key
Peter Ostroushko   Blood On The Tracks   mandolin
Frank Owens     Highway 61 Revisited   piano
John Paris   Empire Burlesque   bass
    Knocked Out Loaded   bass
Dean Parks   Fallen Angels   guit
    Triplicate   guit
Brian Parris     Knocked Out Loaded   drums
Alan Pasqua   Street Legal   key
    At Budokan   key
Brenda Patterson     Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid   voc
Terry Paul     Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid   bass, voc
Al Perkins     Knocked Out Loaded   guit
Ted Perlman     Empire Burlesque   guit
Billy Peterson   Blood On The Tracks   bass
Tom Petty     Knocked Out Loaded   guit
Carl Pickhardt     Shot Of Love   piano
Raymond Lee Pounds     Knocked Out Loaded   key, drums
Madelyn Quebec     Shot Of Love   voc
    Empire Burlesque   voc
    Knocked Out Loaded   voc
    Down In The Groove   voc, key
George Recile   Modern Times   drums
    Christmas In the Heart   drums, perc
    Together Through Life   drums
    Tempest   drums
    Shadows in the Night   percussion
    Fallen Angels   drums
    Triplicate   drums
Steve Ripley     Shot Of Love   guit
Scarlet Rivera     Desire   violin
    Hard Rain   strings
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Live 1975   violin
Luther Rix   The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Live 1975   drums, perc
Hargus Robbins     Blonde On Blonde   piano, key
Robbie Robertson     Blonde On Blonde   guit, voc
    Planet Waves   guit, bass
    Before The Flood   electric guit, voc
    The Basement Tapes   guit, drums, voc
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Live 1966   guit
    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   guit
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete    electric guit, drums, voc
Duke Robillard     Time Out Of Mind   guit
Albertine Robinson     New Morning   voc
    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   background voc
Jolly Roger     Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid   banjo
Alvin Rogers   The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   drums
Mick Ronson     Hard Rain   guit
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Live 1975   guit
Jr. Rubin     Oh Mercy   drums
Mason Ruffner     Oh Mercy   guit
Vito San Filippo     Knocked Out Loaded   bass
Carlos Santana     Real Live   guit
Russ Savakus     Highway 61 Revisited   bass
Kevin Savigar     Down In The Groove   key
Jerry Scheff     Street Legal   bass
Richard Scher     Empire Burlesque   key
Carl Sealove     Knocked Out Loaded   bass
Charlie Sexton     Love And Theft   guit
    Tempest   guit
    Shadows in the Night   guit
    Fallen Angels   guit
    Triplicate   guit
Patrick Seymour     Knocked Out Loaded   key
Robbie Shakespeare     Infidels   bass
    Empire Burlesque   bass
    Down In The Groove   bass
Stephen Shelton     Down In The Groove   drums, key
Jack Sherman     Knocked Out Loaded   guit
Paul Simonon     Down In The Groove   bass
W.M. "Smitty" Smith   Shot Of Love   org
Steven Soles     Hard Rain   guit, voc
    Desire   voc
    Street Legal   guit
    At Budokan   guit, voc
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Live 1975   guit, voc
Joe South     Blonde On Blonde   guit
Henry Spinetti     Down In The Groove   drums
Helena Springs   Street Legal   voc
    Slow Train Coming   voc
    At Budokan   voc
Ringo Starr     Shot Of Love   drums
Dave Stewart     Knocked Out Loaded   guit
Maeretha Stewart     New Morning   voc
    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   background voc
Brian Stoltz     Oh Mercy   guit
Rob Stoner     Desire   bass, voc
    Hard Rain   bass, voc
    At Budokan   bass, voc
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Live 1975   bass
Henry Strzelecki     Blonde On Blonde   bass
Greg Sutton     Real Live   bass
Paul Synegal     Oh Mercy   guit
Fred Tackett     Saved   guit
    Shot Of Love   guit
Mick Taylor     Infidels   guit
    Real Live   guit
    Empire Burlesque   guit
Benmont Tench     Shot Of Love   key
    Empire Burlesque   key
    Knocked Out Loaded   key
Annette May Thomas     Knocked Out Loaded   voc
Francisco Torres   Shadows in the Night   trombone
Happy Traum     The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   banjo, background voc
Phil Upchurch   Christmas In the Heart   guit
Urban Blight Horns   Empire Burlesque   horns
Jimmie Vaughan     Under The Red Sky   guit
Stevie Ray Vaughan     Under The Red Sky   guit
Robert "Waddy" Wachtel     Under The Red Sky   guit
Ian Wallace   Street Legal   drums
    At Budokan   drums
Patrick Warren   Christmas In the Heart   piano, org, celeste
David Was     Under The Red Sky   voc
Don Was     Under The Red Sky   bass
David Watson     Empire Burlesque   sax
Winston Watson   MTV Unplugged   drums
    Time Out Of Mind   drums
Chris Weber   Blood On The Tracks   guit
Bob Weir     Down In The Groove   voc
    Dylan & The Dead   guit
Donna Weiss     Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid   voc
Eric Weissberg   Blood On The Tracks   banjo, guit
Dick Wellstood     The Freewheelin'   piano
    Biograph   piano
Bob Wilson   The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   piano
Kip Winger     Down In The Groove   bass
Pick Withers     Slow Train Coming   drums
Ron Wood     Shot Of Love   guit
    Empire Burlesque   guit
    Knocked Out Loaded   guit
    Down In The Groove   bass
Stu Woods   The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)   bass
Elisecia Wright     Knocked Out Loaded   voc
Howie Wyeth     Desire   drums
    Hard Rain   drums, piano
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Live 1975   drums, piano
Mona Lisa Young     Saved   voc
Terry Young     Saved   key, voc
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