Wow. Just . . . wow. There's very little if any video anywhere of Bob Dylan actually working and recording in the studio, but here's some, and it's riveting. Remember "We Are The World?" The song, designed to support famine relief in Africa, featured pretty much every singer who was famous in 1985, from Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon to Cyndi Lauper, Huey Lewis, Tina Turner, and most of the Jacksons. Apparently Dylan was aiming to rasie his profile at the time, and maybe even get a hit record, so he agreed to participate in the project.
Watch as Stevie Wonder helps Dylan learn his part by running through it over and over. As Rolling Stone describes it:
. . . . he had some trouble nailing his lines. Clearly frustrated despite massive encouragement by Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie, Dylan sings the same few lines over and over. "I can do that better," he says towards the end. "That's a little high for me . . . I don't think that's any good at all. You can erase that." By the end he nails it, though he still seems quite unsure.