I remember having a daydream about the opening acoustic guitar part of “All Along The Watchtower” ending with a Native American scream and a big native drum on the downbeat. That was the spark to assemble one of our biggest and deepest Songs Around The World. From Beirut to New Orleans to the Lakota Nation musicians play and sing like a musical army determined to stop suffering and greed all over the world. As a society we need to get back to our roots and connect deeper with our ancestors and native people in general so we can find the wisdom we need to move forward as a human race. As Jimi Hendrix once said, “If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.”

-Mark Johnson

 

Lyrics and Chords

     

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  • Full Credits

    Written by: Bob Dylan

    Ahmed Abdul-Samed: Gonje

    Amanda Shaw: Violin

    Baaba Sissoko: Talking drum

    Billy Branch: Harmonica

    Bombino: Guitar

    Claudio Mola: Accordion

    Coco Soares: Guitar

    Cyril Neville: Vocals

    Ivan Neville: Organ/Vocals

    Johanna Morkos: Electric violin

    John Cruz: Vocals/Guitar

    John Densmore: Drums

    Lakota Singers and Dancers: Drums/Vocals

    “Lopaka” Colon Jr.: Percussion

    Louis Mhlanga: Electric guitar

    Massamba Diop: Talking drum

    Nicola Hakim: Darbuka

    Rajhesh Vaidhya: Veena

    Roberto Luti: Steel guitar

    The Bizung Family Drums: Ghana drums

    Warren Haynes: Vocals/Guitar

    William Aura: Bass

    Yu Hatakeyama: Percussion

Recording Locations

Tokyo, Japan

Ojai, CA, USA

Nashville, TN, USA

Tamale, Ghana

Livorno, Italy

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Batroun, Lebanon

Dakar, Senegal

Harare, Zimbabwe

Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Sioux Falls, SD, USA

Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Honolulu, HI, USA

New Orleans, LA, USA

Cordoba, Argentina

Matera, Italy

Agadez, Niger

Chicago, IL, USA

Bamako, Mali