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PODCAST: Bob Dylan: A Headful of Ideas Season Three 6) Nonsense Songs From The Basement Tapes Part One
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PODCAST: Bob Dylan: A Headful of Ideas Season Three 6) Nonsense Songs From The Basement Tapes Part One

Please click on ‘Watch on YouTube’ in bottom left hand corner, like and SUBSCRIBE… thanks…   NONSENSE SONGS FROM ‘THE BASEMENT TAPES’: SOME EXTRACTS… Tiny Montgomery… Nonsense? The first song to be recorded in the basement of Big Pink which displays these characteristics is the bizarre Tiny Montgomery.The song does not have a chorus as...

PODCAST: Bob Dylan: A Headful of Ideas Season Three 5) Black Diamond Bay: Another Hard Luck Story
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PODCAST: Bob Dylan: A Headful of Ideas Season Three 5) Black Diamond Bay: Another Hard Luck Story

  Hi folks Hope you enjoy this! This is the ‘audio version’ of my blog on Bob Dylan’s rather fabulous and certainly under rated 1976 song BLACK DIAMOND BAY…. The whole text can be found at https://chrisgregory.org/articles/black-diamond-bay-another-hard-luck-story/     Excerpts… One of Dylan’s most distinctive qualities- as shown in songs like Desolation Row, Stuck Inside...

PODCAST: Bob Dylan: A Headful of Ideas Season Three 4) Nashville Skyline: One Hell of a Poet (Part Two)
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PODCAST: Bob Dylan: A Headful of Ideas Season Three 4) Nashville Skyline: One Hell of a Poet (Part Two)

    Hi again everyone! Here’s Part 2 of my take on NASHVILLE SKYLINE (podcast version).   EXTRACT FROM BOB DYLAN: NASHVILLE SKYLINE: ONE HELL OF A POET PART TWO After the uncertainties displayed in the earlier songs, the final track on the album is a deliberate statement of intent. Whereas in earlier country-flavoured songs...

PODCAST: Bob Dylan: A Headful of Ideas Season Three 2) Forever Young: A Ladder to the Stars
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PODCAST: Bob Dylan: A Headful of Ideas Season Three 2) Forever Young: A Ladder to the Stars

  Hi folks! Today’s podcast examines Bob Dylan’s gloriously sentimental 1974 song FOREVER YOUNG. Comments welcome at the bottom of the page. Having written DETERMINED TO STAND: THE REINVENTION OF BOB DYLAN, a study of Dylan’s later work from ‘Time out of Mind‘ onwards, I am currently working on two sequels – firstly of the...

Bob Dylan’s DIRGE: SEARCHING FOR A GEM
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Bob Dylan’s DIRGE: SEARCHING FOR A GEM

           The shocking immediacy and passionate cynicism of 1974’s Dirge was correctly interpreted by many fans and commentators as a strong indication that the era of Bob Dylan the ‘family man’ was coming to an end. This was particularly striking as it was released on Planet Waves, most of which consisted of much lighter...