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Dylan the sideman: Bromberg, Booker T, Priscilla Jones, David Blue

By Aaron Galbraith and Tony Attwood You might also enjoy, from this series: Bob Dylan: side man. Farina, von Schmidt and Bob Dylan with Belafonte, Hester and Big Joe Williams Dylan and Barry Goldberg Jack Elliott, Geoff Muldaur, Neill Young … Continue reading

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Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (1963) Part I: Time Passes

by Jochen Markhorst It is a missed opportunity for IBM. They should of course have called their talking supercomputer HAL, the name of the talking computer from Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odessey (1968). Writer Arthur C. Clarke later stated, quite … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan: The Roving Gambler

by Larry Fyffe Though the lyrics of songs by Bob Dylan do not saddle the the human race with such doctrines as ‘original sin’ imposed by the officials of some organized religions, his lyrics express a cynical view of the … Continue reading

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A song is like a painting, you can’t see it all if you’re standing too close.

By Tony Attwood It was Dick Dale, “king of the surf guitar,” who said “every song is like a painting.”  It is not a massively famous quote any more than Dick Dale’s music is remembered worldwide, but it gives an … Continue reading

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Bob’s live rarities: As I went out, Billy, Get out of Denver.

By Tony Attwood with track selections by Aaron Galbraith What makes Bob pick one of his own songs, perform it just the once and then move on?   Sadly that is a rhetorical question – I have no idea of the … Continue reading

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Dylan’s promotional videos: Must be Santa, Drummer Boy, Duquesne, the noir

By Aaron Galbraith and Tony Attwood Dylan’s promotional videos – the story so far An emotionally tight connection in the night. The deal, dreaming of you, beyond here lies nothing. Aaron: For this episode I’d thought we’d continue on from … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan: Shattering The Glass Of Mirrors

  By Larry Fyffe A quick review. It’s a deep artistic well from which singer/songwriter/musician Bob Dylan draws, Jungian or deliberately, in a number of his song lyrics. From a Romantic poem, darkly hopeful: Column, tower, and dome, and spire … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan returns to the radio

Research by Aaron, caught out by surprise by Tony Tony: So there I was watching the clock and trying to finish off my piece, “The song is like a painting, you can’t see it all at once if you’re standing … Continue reading

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Highway 61 Revisited (1965) part V: The roving albino

The story so far… Highway 61 Revisited (1965) part I: Look out kid Highway 61 Revisited (1965) part II: On a desert island Highway 61 Revisited (1965) part III: Words don’t interfere Highway 61 Revisited (1965) part IV: A smoke … Continue reading

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The last time Dylan played…. the complete “last time” video

Video and listing by mr tabourine Intro comments by Tony Attwood mr tabourine has prepared this amazing video sequence, which I have to admit I have been playing since the moment he made it go live. It is a sequence … Continue reading

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Highway 61 Revisited (1965) part IV: A smoke raised with the fume of sighs

by Jochen Markhorst The story so far… Highway 61 Revisited (1965) part I: Look out kid Highway 61 Revisited (1965) part II: On a desert island Highway 61 Revisited (1965) part III: Words don’t interfere 1          Open your ears; 9r”5j5& … Continue reading

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Dylan the sideman: Jack Elliott, Geoff Muldaur and Neill Young (plus Carolyn Hester)

By Aaron Galbraith and Tony Attwood As ever, Aaron chooses the music and writes the introductions, and then sends his notes across the Atlantic where Tony tries to respond – but sometimes goes way off message. Aaron: Just the two … Continue reading

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Mama, You Been On My Mind, by a straightforward fan

by Jochen Markhorst In his highly entertaining autobiography 31 Songs, Nick Hornby devotes Chapter 7 to the favourite from his teens: Rod Stewart. Rod Stewart, he argues almost apologetically, is the equivalent of Oasis in the early 1970s – you … Continue reading

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Play lady play “Oh Mercy” (and some jazz)

by Aaron Galbraith and Tony Attwood Just in case you’ve not encountered Play lady play before, it works like this.  Aaron in the USA selects recordings of Dylan songs by female performers, and sends them with a few notes to … Continue reading

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Bob Dlyan: “Booging” The Rhyme 

  By Larry Fyffe Singer/song writer Bob Dylan messes with the song lyrics taken from other artists, and the rhymes therein. In the traditional song lyrics below there’s the end rhyme ~ ‘man’/’can’ Oh, I don’t like a railroad man … Continue reading

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Bob’s rarities: Money Honey, More and More, Ragtime Annie

By Tony Attwood Since starting this series on the songs Bob has played only once, I have found that one of the sites I was using in finding these songs is, although very helpful indeed, not 100% accurate in terms … Continue reading

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Dylan’s official videos: The deal, Dreaming of you, Here lies nothing

Research by Aaron Galbraith; silly comments by Tony Attwood If you enjoy this piece you might also enjoy An emotionally tight connection in the night Prelude: If you’ve not come across articles by Aaron and myself before, I should explain.  … Continue reading

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Highway 61 Revisited (1965) part III: Words don’t interfere

by Jochen Markhorst Highway 61 Revisited (1965) part I: Look out kid Highway 61 Revisited (1965) part II: On a desert island 1          Captain Arab & Pirate Jenny Well Mack the Finger said to Louie the King I got forty … Continue reading

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Dylan’s Elusive Authenticity: plagiarism, roles and voices

By Peter McQuitty Joni Mitchell’s comments about Bob Dylan’s “plagiarism” have surfaced again in recent Untold Dylan postings. Mitchell told the LA Times in 2010  that Dylan “is not authentic at all. He’s a plagiarist, and his name and voice … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s  Seventh Dream

by Larry Fyffe Singer/musician Bob Dylan writes the following humourous, albeit rather dark, song lyrics: What I want to know, Mr. Football Man, is What do you do about Willie Mays and Yul Brynner Charles De Gaulle and Robert Louis … Continue reading

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