A song by Bob Dylan


Welcome to the EDLIS site, Jokerman

This site is rebuilt from the work originally compiled by Larry Yudelson, Karl Erik Andersen, Seth Kulick and the EDLIS crew in 1995

Jokerman is a song by Bob Dylan, first published on the Infidels album (1983).

When the song was new, a video was made to accompany it. This video is unusual, in that it consists of a series of images of classic paintings and other pieces of art. There are also a few shots of Bob singing, but the images are the main thing.


Album version of Jokerman:

Studio A
Power Station
New York City, New York
13-14 April 1983

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums). 


Original lists and research refers to:

 All Along the Telegraph: A Bob Dylan Handbook edited by John Bauldie. Specifically Some Bob Dylan Lists, p. 264

Some Bob Dylan Lists and other small items were written specially for this book by Michael Gray, some jointly with John Bauldie. 

WorldCat reference: 
Gray, Michael, and John Bauldie. All across the telegraph: A Bob Dylan handbook. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1987, 0283994630.  'Culled from the pages of The telegraph, the magazine by and for Dylan enthusiasts'