Skip to comments.Bob Dylan is 70 today (Did you know?)
Posted on 05/24/2011 4:16:39 AM PDT by don-o
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TTR was why I subscribed to XM Radio. As far as I know, it’s no longer in production; but, I believe can be found at some websites.
Back in high school, I’d play “Lay, Lady, Lay” at the parties for the girls and then they’d take over the music and play “It Ain’t Me Babe”.
I remember one that had the theme “school”. Bob goes “here’s one from an aficianado of golf and guillotines...” And Alice Cooper’s “schools out” starts. Awesome!
“Here is my man Skip James, he had a sound that was otherworldly, ethereal, sounds like it is coming from beyond the veil, magic in the grooves.”
And then he played Skip James “Devil Got My Woman” but not the version I HAVE - some deep cut version he has a recording of.
Then an intro to a Muddy Waters or Howling Wolf song (I forget which)....
“The next song is entirely without flaw and meets all standards of excellence......”
Some of that stuff he played I couldn’t get into at all, others were interesting. I wasn’t familiar with much of it. One thing’s for sure, that was probably the first time a lot of that stuff was played in radio format for 50+ years, and some of it was probably never played on the radio at all. That’s neat.
I can never find it now, but once I stumbled on a website that gathered a lot of the jokes and such that Dylan said between songs back when he talked between songs. My favorite was “This is a love song, the band loves to play it.” And then they would go into Love Sick.
He quoted Orson Wells as saying “My Doctor tells me I should no longer have intimate dinners for four, unless there are three other people there.”
I saw him in concert once in 1981. It was a great show. He did a blend of his well known stuff and his at the time recent gospel songs. I doubt I will ever see him again live so that one great show is how I will remember him.
a palindrome spectacular ...its 'too hot to hoot'
Like Kristofferson, Dylan's songs sound better when sung by someone else.
Same old,same old.
Don’t misunderstand me. I think Dylan is great. I don’t care that his voice is less-than-polished.
Thanks for the post.
Happy Birthday Mr. Zimmerman!
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