By Aaron Galbraith and Tony Attwood
We have mentioned in each of these articles tin this series that neither of us is well versed in this type of music, so we have been exploring them as we have written the pieces, hoping that maybe someone would write in to offer to take over and be able to write articles from an experienced and knowledge-based position.
But no… it is still the two of us. So what we are doing is enjoying the variety of a form of music that we have not explored before and trying to learn as we go.
And although we have by this time begun to get used to what this form does, we are still being constantly surprised. Take this version of Hard Rain for example
Now I (Tony) have to admit that in all my work in moving samples and comments around I’ve lost a note of who this is. Hopefully I’ll be able to add that shortly! Or Aaron will quickly supply the answer…
With the second example I do know, this is Kingdom Kome – Something Is Happening. But for you to listen to it, you’ll have to jump the kingdomkome’s website.
Juelz Santana – Mixin Up The Medicine which is below is a mix from Subterranean which was enjoyed by both of us (it is Tony who’s being slow in appreciating some of these songs, not Aaron).
Perhaps it is the base and the clever use of language within the rhythm that works here, but this one certainly can be enjoyed by both of us.
Roce – Du Fil De Fer Au Fil De Soie
Again the signature is there at the start with the accompaniment.
But now with this one Larry gave me (Tony) no clue, so I am not giving you a clue either. Do you know what is going on?
Please do let us know what you think. And of course if you can write a more knowledge based interpretation of this music than we can, we’ll be happy to publish your comments, or a whole article of explanation, appreciation and interpretation.
What else is on the site?
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You’ll find some notes about our latest posts arranged by themes and subjects on the home page of this site. You can also see details of our main sections on this site at the top of this page under the picture.
The index to all 601 Dylan compositions and co-compositions that we have found on the A to Z page.
If you are interested in Dylan’s work from a particular year or era, your best place to start is Bob Dylan year by year.
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And please do note our friends at The Bob Dylan Project, which lists every Dylan song in alphabetical order, and has links to licensed recordings and performances by Dylan and by other artists, plus links back to our reviews (which we do appreciate).