Tag Archives: Bob Dylan

This Historic Day In Music: “Blowin’ In The Wind” – Take 2

This blog has two mottos. “Good music doesn’t get old.” – Ferdinand Joseph “Jelly Roll Morton” LaMothe “All valuable stories need to be told over and over again.” – Bruce Springsteen Therefore, this post. Also, quite sadly, this song is … Continue reading

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A Song For Now, Verse 4 – “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”

My story with this song started in 1970. Back then, the New World Coffee House was largely the home to the music scene in Portsmouth, NH; the “big city” closest to Exeter, the small town (with no music scene) where … Continue reading

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A Song For Now, Verse 1 – “I Shall Be Released”

“Music is the best medicine.” That line is from “Best Medicine” – a 2014 song by Maya de Vitry when she was with the wonderful acoustic trio known as The Stray Birds. My thought behind this series is to offer … Continue reading

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One Thing Leads To Another

That’s me. I’m standing in the middle of Jones Street, just off of West 4th Street, in Greenwich Village, the borough of Manhattan, in the city of New York. The picture was taken by my son on a magical Saturday … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: “Like A Rolling Stone”

Bob Dylan started recording songs for his sixth album on Tuesday, June 15, 1965. The session was held in Columbia Records’ Studio A, located at 799 Seventh Avenue in New York City. Tom Wilson was the producer and the band … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Nina Simone

The 4th Annual Boston Globe Jazz Festival was held the weekend of January 31 and February 1, 1969. The festival’s venue was the War Memorial Auditorium in the Prudential Center on Boylston Street in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. (Tickets were $5.50, … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: “Blowin’ In The Wind” – Take 1

Bob Dylan wrote “Blowin’ In The Wind” sometime in late March/early April, 1962. He used the song “No More Auction Block” – a Civil War-era, African-American marching song/spiritual – as his starting point. (Dylan was a big fan of singer/guitarist … Continue reading

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These Historic Days In Music: Bringing It All Back Home

Three days in January, fifty years ago. On Wednesday, January 13, 1965, Bob Dylan entered Columbia Records’ Studio A in New York City to begin recording songs for his fifth album. Joining him in the studio that day was producer … Continue reading

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Wrestling With The Angel, Chapter 8

“As I Went Out One Morning” is a Bob Dylan song. It is the second song on John Wesley Harding, Dylan’s eighth album. Written and recorded in the Fall of 1967, the John Wesley Harding LP followed Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde, a … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Bob Dylan

My 2010 post celebrating Bob Dylan’s birthday invited my readers to share their favorite Bob Dylan song. After missing the big day in 2011, I came back in 2012 and wrote a piece about some of the many outstanding (in … Continue reading

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