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Visions Of Johanna (Alternate Take)

Bob Dylan – Visions Of Johanna (Alternate Take)

I like this version.

Like A Rolling Stone

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Like A Rolling Stone

From Gerard and his Boomer Anthem Series: Like A Rolling Stone.

I can’t believe I didn’t have this on my own calendar. It really is one of the best pop tunes ever recorded. It still sounds wonderful today.

I would give you the last week of my life if you allowed me to listen to this song on the last day of my life.

Ticket listeners will know what that sentence above means.

Wagon Wheel

The Old Crow Medicine Show:

Came from this:

I really should have picked up on this years ago…

Blood on the Tracks

Yesterday, January 20, 2015, was the 40th anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks.”

Just in case you are keeping track…

This is a good time to bring up the story of my kids starting to listen to Dylan. We were in the car about 5 years ago. “Tangled Up In Blue” was playing on the radio. I told the kids that the song was about 35 years old and that I could listen to it every day. They both agreed it was a good song. We then had a nice discussion about what they were currently listening to. They didn’t think much of what was popular had staying power. They both had a suggestion or two, but I couldn’t begin to tell you what the songs were.

From that conversation my daughter really became a Dylan fan. She now has his entire catalog on her ipod.

Yeah, she and I are both “old school” ipod users.

It really did disappoint me that Apple pulled that product with no warning.

Another Side of Bob Dylan

Was released fifty years ago today.

The album includes My Back Pages. He was only 23 when he wrote that song.

There is an incredible body of work by Dylan that begins around here, maybe earlier, and goes all the way through to at least the late 70’s. I guess each Dylan fan will have his own span of years for his greatness.

Visions of Johanna, Again

This time it’s the Grateful Dead:

Visions of Johanna

Anyone who considers themselves a Dylan fan, likes Visions of Johanna.

Here is Marianne Faithful:

I like this version. But then I’ve always like Marianne.

Tangled Up In Blue

I was off in another corner of the internet, reading the comments section of The Volunteer Auxiliary Thought Police, where it was pointed out that the lyrics to Bob Dylan’s Tangled Up In Blue are not “split up on the docks that night…” but are actually “split up on a dark sad night…”

And, since this is the internet, there is a word for this phenomena: Mondegreen.

It’s All Right Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

I have this song on the stereo right now, it’s sort of a left over from yesterday’s post on the anniversary of the release of Bringing It All Back Home. Dylan was 23 years old when he recorded this song!

From You Tube:

It’s a live recording, it probably won’t stay up long.