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Dylan Records a Sinatra Hit
New York Times ^ | May 14, 2014 | Allan Kozinn

Posted on 05/16/2014 2:47:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Is Bob Dylan channeling his inner Sinatra? Or is it his inner Rachmaninoff? On Wednesday, Mr. Dylan’s website, bobdylan.com, posted what appears to be the cover of the singer’s forthcoming album, “Shadows in the Night,” as well as a single track – a gently sung cover of “Full Moon and Empty Arms,” in an ensemble dominated by a country-tinged steel guitar part. The song, written in 1945 by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman, is based on a theme from the third movement of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and was a hit for Frank Sinatra in 1946.

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TOPICS: History; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: bobdylan; franksinatra; music; rachmaninoff

1 posted on 05/16/2014 2:47:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

In before “Dylan Can’t Sing.”


2 posted on 05/16/2014 2:47:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Frank would’ve had Steve Lawrence beat the crap out of Dylan.


3 posted on 05/16/2014 2:53:14 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: MUDDOG
Frank would’ve had Steve Lawrence beat the crap out of Dylan.

That was Billy Idol.

4 posted on 05/16/2014 2:54:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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5 posted on 05/16/2014 2:56:23 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: MUDDOG

Bob Dylan Serenades Sinatra At 80

http://www.mojo4music.com/10252/bob-dylan-serenades-sinatra-at-80/


6 posted on 05/16/2014 2:56:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

In his early days Dylan showed himself to be about the best songwriter ever.His first half dozen,or so,albums contained at least one classic performance...most of them more than one.After that...no thanks.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 3:03:29 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: dfwgator

One of the local stations played a segment of that Full Moon And Whatever the other day. The hosts wondered if the best explanation that it exists is to be a part of the final album that completes an existing contract.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 3:10:04 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: dfwgator

One of the best of SNL.


9 posted on 05/16/2014 3:10:40 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: MUDDOG

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10 posted on 05/16/2014 3:13:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

That was such a great period for SNL. McLaughlin Group (Dana Carvey) also outstanding.


11 posted on 05/16/2014 3:18:07 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: MUDDOG

Frank would have sat with Dylan and had a good Scotch.


12 posted on 05/16/2014 3:22:06 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Jewbacca

Very well could be. Unlike Joe Piscopo’s Frank.


13 posted on 05/16/2014 3:39:13 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.bobdylan.com/us/home


14 posted on 05/16/2014 4:31:48 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: nickcarraway

Love it.


15 posted on 05/16/2014 5:08:29 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: nickcarraway
I'm not sure I can bring myself to listen to the version "sung" by the guy who did "Like a Rolling Stone" and "Rainy Day Women." My favorite version is the one by Freddy Martin & His Orchestra. I also like Carmen Cavallero's version. These were both hits in the early months of 1946.
16 posted on 05/16/2014 6:13:17 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: nickcarraway

I’d rather listen to the original Rachmaninoff.

Two other hit songs came from the Rock’s 2nd piano concerto;

Don’t Cry Out Loud

and

Rhapsody in the Rain (I’m not sure about this one)

I LOVE Rachmaninoff. I even listen to his Russian Orthodox Liturgical Music.


17 posted on 05/16/2014 7:06:30 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!

I was hoping for Bobby to sing “Ain’t love a kick in the head?”


18 posted on 05/17/2014 1:03:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: left that other site

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx66pwo0eOU


19 posted on 05/17/2014 1:07:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: dfwgator
In before “Dylan Can’t Sing.”

Kristofferson can't sing - Dylan just takes getting used to; similar to Scotch Whiskey. Once you acquire the taste, he's pretty good.

20 posted on 05/17/2014 4:03:21 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: a fool in paradise

That gentleman has a really nice voice.

Give me an hour with him to teach him barre chords so he can ditch the capo. LOL.

Seriously though, thank you for that! :-)


21 posted on 05/17/2014 4:27:27 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: nickcarraway

22 posted on 05/17/2014 4:45:01 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: MUDDOG

You mean Phil Hartman’s Frank.


23 posted on 05/17/2014 7:43:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I better come back maybe next week, ‘cause you see I’m on a losing streak.


24 posted on 05/17/2014 7:54:12 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: nickcarraway

The last time I saw a photo of Bob Dylan I thought I was looking at a picture of Vincent Price. Really.


25 posted on 05/17/2014 4:31:34 PM PDT by Octar
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