Archive for the 'Bob Dylan' Category

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Light In The Attic just reissued the Los Angeles Gospel Choir’s Dylan Gospel LP, a downright excellent collection from 1968. Bob himself, of course, had his own gospel period about a decade later, releasing a trilogy of albums inspired by his conversion to Christianity in late 1978. Dylan’s born again music remains controversial even today, […]

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Of the many, many tribute albums concerning the Dylan catalog, the Lou Adler produced Dylan’s Gospel stands as one of the most coherent. Tracked at Sound Recorders in Hollywood, this 1969 set by The Los Angeles Gospel Choir takes the bard’s material and works it from the inside out — from fairly catholic renditions (see […]

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

The studio recordings Bob Dylan made in 1965 are undoubtedly up there with the best rock and roll ever put on tape. The remarkable thing about this period, however, is how ramshackle Dylan’s process was at the time. Dylan told Allen Ginsberg that he would: “go into the studio and chat up the musicians and […]

Monday, September 9th, 2013

In the early 1970s, rumors floated around the lunatic fringe that the dude making records under the name “Bob Dylan” was not in fact Bob Dylan. The real Dylan had died in that 1966 motorcycle accident and an imposter had taken his place. It’s unlikely anyone took this theory seriously — even in a “Paul-Is-Dead” […]

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

The imminent release of Dylan’s Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait has been met with derision in some quarters. Do we really need a collection of alternate takes and unreleased material drawn mainly from Dylan’s most famously loathed LPs? To which I say: Yes, yes, we do. For those of us who have gone […]

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

The announcement of the latest installment of Bob Dylan’s indispensable Bootleg Series is yet another reminder of the sheer depth of the man’s archives. But even with outtakes regularly emerging in official form, there’s plenty of great stuff still slipping through the cracks. With that in mind, we’re kicking off “Odds & Ends,” a new […]

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

For fellow Tom Waits freaks, the pairing of Waits guesting on Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour is something like manna. The following five tracks find Waits calling in to Dylan’s show, commenting on various subjects, reveling in the everyday bizarre. Fantastic. Listen/stream, HERE.

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

As Dylan fandom knows no bounds, a couple of years back I came across Linda Mason Sings Bob Dylan. Privately pressed and released in 1964, it is the earliest known Bob Dylan artist tribute LP. If you’re interested in its contents, Heirloom Records just scored a couple of sealed copies linking to streams of both […]

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

It was somewhere in New Mexico, while out in the desert on a road trip listening the old Nuggets compilation, that a bunch of us got to listing our favorite Dylan homages/ripoffs. Specifically the track “A Public Execution,” by the sixties garage-rock band Mouse, from Tyler, TX. Of course Stealers Wheel came up – their […]