The link between Bob Dylan and bluegrass goes way back. This is some of the music he grew up with, and he describes from his childhood a near religious experience when he first listened to the recording of "Drifting Too Far From The Shore": "I found something else in there, it was kind of mystical … Continue reading Bob Dylan + Bluegrass = True!
Month: May 2017
Bob Dylan + Country = True!
Bob Dylan´s love for country music is well known and started early, as he was listening to the country radio stations already as a child, getting "Grand Ole Opry", "Louisiana Hayride" and lots of other programs conveying the genre, and this music has been following him through all his career. One of his heroes … Continue reading Bob Dylan + Country = True!
Bob Dylan Uncovers
The greatest songwriter of our times has been making cover versions all his life - obviously from his first self titled album until this years album, "Triplicate". In the following list I´ve collected original versions or in some times more relevant versions of mostly all songs Bob Dylan has covered on regular studio albums from … Continue reading Bob Dylan Uncovers
Bob Dylan + Jazz = True!
"Now, when you think of jazz and are in the Apollo Theatre, there is one name that comes to mind....Bob Dylan!" This words are Wynton Marsalis short introduction to Bob Dylan´s visit with Wynton Marsalis Septet in a 2004. It´s a joke, but it´s also not a joke. Bob Dylan´s attitude in both making music … Continue reading Bob Dylan + Jazz = True!
Bob Dylan – Openings & Endings.
Does it really matter - what song that opens an album? Does it have a message? Does the closing song have some hidden meaning, a hint of what´s coming next? Always - or sometimes? Maybe just in a phase? When it comes to Dylan, it´s not so easy to tell. The artist himself will not tell … Continue reading Bob Dylan – Openings & Endings.
“Even The Bloodhounds Of London Couldn´t Find You Today” – Bob Dylan, London, 9th of May 2017
There is this story about a meeting between the two great spirits, Beethoven and Goethe, illustrated in the painting of Carl Rohling, "The Incident in Teplitz". It´s about when they met royalty as they strolled to the streets, and Beethoven told Goethe to keep on walking: "They must make way for us, not the other way … Continue reading “Even The Bloodhounds Of London Couldn´t Find You Today” – Bob Dylan, London, 9th of May 2017
“Fare Thee Well, My Own True Love” – Bob Dylan´s Leaving of Liverpool, 8th of May 2017
Sometimes Bob Dylan is extending the lines of his own songs, like he does with the slightly rewrites of tonight´s "Tangled Up In Blue" and "Long And Wasted Years", other times he has made rewrites of traditional songs, like he did with the old sea shanty folk song "Leaving of Liverpool" in 1963, making "Farewell". Liverpool … Continue reading “Fare Thee Well, My Own True Love” – Bob Dylan´s Leaving of Liverpool, 8th of May 2017
“Sad-Eyed Poet of the Highlands”, Bob Dylan in Glasgow, 7th of May 2017
You will find Glasgow in Scotland right between the beautiful Highlands and the Lowlands, just like Bob Dylan, who has been writing and singing of both. Even more, when Dylan comes to visit this particular part of the world he also has his own place a few hours a way, the beautiful Edwardian mansion called Aultmore Castle, … Continue reading “Sad-Eyed Poet of the Highlands”, Bob Dylan in Glasgow, 7th of May 2017
“Einstein, disguised as Robin Hood, with his memories in a trunk” – Bob Dylan extending the lines in Nottingham, 17/5/5
Bob Dylan enters one of UNESCO´s Cities of Literature tonight, and the shadows from Nottingham Castle is mixed not only with the shadows of Robin Hood and Prince John, but closer to our time, among others, the wonderful D.H. Lawrence. The stories of Robin Hood was told as early as in the fourteenth century, while … Continue reading “Einstein, disguised as Robin Hood, with his memories in a trunk” – Bob Dylan extending the lines in Nottingham, 17/5/5
“Walking through the leaves, falling from the trees / Feeling like a stranger nobody see”. About Bob Dylan’s “Triplicate” – the difficult 38th album. (English)
First of all - there is absolutely no fan of Bob Dylan who does not want more new songs from Dylans own hand. And - very few of them doubt that Dylan is holding a solid stock of self-written songs that will stand both the light of day and the teeth of time. This will always … Continue reading “Walking through the leaves, falling from the trees / Feeling like a stranger nobody see”. About Bob Dylan’s “Triplicate” – the difficult 38th album. (English)