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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: 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...

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...