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PODCAST: Bob Dylan: A Headful of  Ideas Season 3 10) Black Rider: Extract from ‘Determined to Stand’
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PODCAST: Bob Dylan: A Headful of Ideas Season 3 10) Black Rider: Extract from ‘Determined to Stand’

EXTRACTS Black Rider, from Rough and Rowdy Ways, consists of a direct address to an ominous figure which Dylan performs against the sparse but highly atmospheric backing of a single, flamenco-flavoured acoustic guitar. The track is reminiscent of some of the more intimate cuts on his ‘Sinatra’ albums such as Melancholy Mood or Some Enchanted...

BOB DYLAN’S THE BALLAD OF FRANKIE LEE AND JUDAS PRIEST: NOTHING IS REVEALED…
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BOB DYLAN’S THE BALLAD OF FRANKIE LEE AND JUDAS PRIEST: NOTHING IS REVEALED…

 What is revealed? The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest, from 1967’s John Wesley Harding, is perhaps Bob Dylan’s most enigmatic song. It is certainly one of his funniest. Over eleven verses and within a virtually unchanging musical template, it tells a convoluted ‘shaggy dog’ story about the consequences of falling into too much...

BOB DYLAN: A HEADFUL OF IDEAS Season Three 7) Nonsense Songs From The Basement Tapes (Part 2)
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BOB DYLAN: A HEADFUL OF IDEAS Season Three 7) Nonsense Songs From The Basement Tapes (Part 2)

  This is the follow up podcast discussing Bob Dylan’s bizarre excursions into weirdness that have come to be known as The Basement Tapes…. Please click on ‘Watch on YouTube’ in bottom left hand corner, like and SUBSCRIBE… thanks… SOME EXTRACTS….. Million Dollar Bash is undoubtedly a romp, particularly suited to live performance, although Dylan...