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Tell Me Momma: Bob’s forgotten opener, and tracing down the Bascom

by Tony Attwood There are three “Tell me” songs by Dylan all told Tell me which appeared on Bootleg 1-3 and has never been performed by Bob, which was written in 1983 Tell me it isn’t true which appeared on Nashville Skyline … Continue reading

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Dylan: Feelings Have Changed. A previously unknown chapter from Bob’s life.

  Following is a relatively unknown chapter in the life of Robert Allen Zimmerman; right here, told for the first time by ‘Untold Dylan’. As the story goes, dressed in rags, with a record named ‘Desire’ under his arm, singer/songwriter … Continue reading

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Long distance operator: putting the call through for the Visions of Johanna

By Tony Attwood What song did Bob Dylan write just before Visions of Johanna? It is an interesting question, because so many people (including me) see Johanna as such a masterpiece, it would be interesting to know quite what did … Continue reading

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Dylan’s “Medicine Sunday” while moving to being temporary, like Achilles

By Tony Attwood This was another piece from 1965 that was created around the time of “Jet Pilot” and “Can you please crawl out your window.”  Jet Pilot got nowhere, “Can you please” became a single – the follow up … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan and Tennessee Williams: there is no escape

  By Larry Fyffe The song lyrics of Bob Dylan reveal the influence of two major playwrights: William Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams – the first living in a time shattered by the discovery of a New World; the second, in … Continue reading

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Desolation Row Revisited: making sense of the masterpiece now we live there

By Tony Attwood “Desolation Row” was subject to a brief review in the early days of this website; brief because I found it hard to say anything that had not been said 1000 times over about this masterpiece.  But then … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan and the Poetry of John Donne: Catch a Falling Star

  By Larry Fyffe Though influenced the singer/songwriter is by the sentimental and emotional Nature-guided Romantics, no poetry affects the song lyrics of Bob Dylan like that of the ornate and witty writing of the Baroque Metaphysical poet John Donne, … Continue reading

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Why do you have to be so frantic (Lunatic Princess). Dylan’s early Slow Train.

By Tony Attwood This little snippet of a song (there’s a link to it at the end of my comments) comes from The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965 – 1966 Deluxe Edition released in 2015 wherein it … Continue reading

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Daniel And Dylan: The True Story

  By Larry Fyffe In today’s entertainment news: Big time wrestler Yahweh refuses to step aside and allow business partner Messiah establish peace in the Middle East. The excuses given by the God of the Hebrews for not doing so are … Continue reading

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California by Bob Dylan. An alternative to Outlaw Blues

by Tony Attwood I have no idea how many 12 bar blues Dylan has written in his career but I think there are quite a few of them.  Some are memorable and some are, well, not so memorable. “California” was … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan: Like Every Sparrow Falling

Bob Dylan: Like Every Sparrow Falling by Larry Fyffe Fed up with watching the Christian team drink from the Cup of the Golden Baal, singer/singwriter Bob Dylan turns to “Monty Python’s And Sigmund Freud’s Playbook Of Practical Advice” in search … Continue reading

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If you don’t know Dylan’s “Love is just a four letter word” you MUST hear this NOW

By Tony Attwood In writing these reviews I have found a few songs I have never heard before. But there are more songs I have heard, and then have forgotten – and suddenly I hear the song again and am … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s Ol’ Time Incongruous Log Cabin

Bob Dylan’s Ol’ Time Incongruous Log Cabin By Larry Fyffe The 1964 CBC-TV performance by Bob Dylan in a ‘log cabin’ is described by Clinton Heylin as “the most incòngruous of settings, a log cabin filled with working men pretending … Continue reading

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Denise Denise: Bob takes a break from the genius writing to have a laugh

By Tony Attwood The suggestion is that Dylan took the title from the song of the same name by Randy and the Rainbows – it was a hit the previous August, but of course sounds nothing like Bob’s song, which … Continue reading

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Concerning Bob Dylan’s conversion to Islam

Concerning Dylan’s Conversion To Islam by Larry Fyffe Time to settle the rumours, against the advice of our lawyers. Because stories are being planted in the mainstream press, ‘Untold’ has decided to reveal that, yes, Bob Dylan a few years … Continue reading

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“Guess I’m doing fine”: Dylan says, “Look at me I’m hurting”

By Tony Attwood To put this song in context we have to look at what Dylan had written at the end of 1963 – this is an unedited list (by which I mean I haven’t taken out the lesser known … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan Rides The Northern Lights (With Presley, McCartney, And Jagger)

  by Larry Fyffe In a vault at the Untold Dylan offices, gathering dust, we uncovered some sheet music with handwritten lyrics and notes by Bob Dylan. The lyrics to one of the songs: We were all just hangin’ around … Continue reading

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Troubled and I Don’t Know Why: Dylan sways back and forth between hope and despair

By Tony Attwood According to Heylin there is only one version of this song available, but I’ve found two, and I think they are different.  Not very different, but they are performed in different keys (one tone apart).  On the … Continue reading

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Zenon, Zanzinger, And Zimmerman In The North Country

  by Larry Fyffe After the privately-owned American Columbia Broadcasting System prohibits Bob Dylan from singing Woody Gruthie/Paul Robeson-inspired anti-fascist songs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’, the young singer-songwriter ‘flees’ across the border to record a number of songs on … Continue reading

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The 20 sometimes forgotten Bob Dylan masterpieces that you can still find on line

By Tony Attwood What do I mean by forgotten?   Obviously not completely forgotten, since I’ve managed to pick up links to the songs on the internet so you can hear them if you don’t have your own copy.  But generally … Continue reading

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