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Happy Birthday Bonnie Raitt – Bonnie sings Bob Dylan

bonnieRaitt is a very good Dylan interpreter! She has recorded some of his songs and do some in concerts.

Bonnie Raitt returned to the studio in 2012 with producer Joe Henry, a singer-songwriter known for his earthy stamp on albums by veterans such as Solomon Burke and Bettye LaVette. Four songs from those sessions, elegiac ballads that include two Bob Dylan covers, landed on Raitt’s album, Slipstream.

Enjoy!

Bonnie Raitt sings Million Miles, from her album Slipstream, here in a fine live version:

Standing in the Doorway my favourite of her Dylan covers:

 

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November 8: Bonnie Raitt was born in 1949

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 I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white. There was just cool and uncool.
~Bonnie Raitt

Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there.
~Bonnie Raitt

I would rather feel things in extreme than not at all.
~Bonnie Raitt

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Skip James: Devil Got My Woman

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I’d rather be the devil, to be that woman man
I’d rather be the devil, to be that woman man
Aw, nothin’ but the devil, changed my baby’s mind
Was nothin’ but the devil, changed my baby’s mind
~Skip James (Devil Got My Woman)

Coupling an oddball guitar tuning set against eerie, falsetto vocals, James’ early recordings could make the hair stand up on the back of your neck.
~Cub Koda (allmusic.com)

Skip James (June 9, 1902 – October 3, 1969) was an American Delta blues singer. He is regarded by most blues writers as a very important artist.

He is one of 3 blues artists to featured in Wim Wenders great documentary film The Soul of a Man (2003). 

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Video of the day: Willie Nelson The Big Six-0 concert 1993


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In 1993, Willie Nelson joined with his friends for a fantastic birthday concert with Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, Kris Kristofferson, Marty Stuart, B.B. King, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Edie Brickell and Neil Young.

we get  Willie Nelson and a dazzling array of stars for a superb birthday concert, celebrating the life and music of one America’s most popular singer/songwriters. Filled with power-packed performances, unforgettable songs and candid interviews with Willie and many of the superstars he’s influenced! It was out on VHS and Laserdisc but has not been released on DVD (yet…)

The concert film also has statements and messages from his friends, like Lesley Ann Warren, Sydney Pollack, Dennis Hopper and Lou Diamond Phillips and Bill Clinton, all talking about the man and artist. The songs are wonderful in this big party for Willie Nelson.

Set-list:

  1. Graceland – Willie Nelson and Paul Simon
  2. Whiskey River — Willie Nelson
  3. Getting Over You — Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt
  4. Seven Spanish Angels — Ray Charles and Willie Nelson
  5. Pancho and Lefty – Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan
  6. Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys — Willie Nelson and Waylon Jenning
  7. On The Road Again — Willie Nelson
  8. Song for You — Ray Charles
  9. Old OUtlaws Like Us — Travis Tritt
  10. How Do You Feel About Fooling Around? — Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson
  11. Way More’s Blues — Marty Stuart & Waylon Jennings
  12. Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line — Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, Marty Stuart
  13. Night Life — Bonnie Raitt and B.B. King
  14. Funny How Time Slips Away — Lyle Lovett
  15. Crazy — EmmyLou Harris
  16. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain — Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Edie Brickell
  17. Valentine — Willie Nelson
  18. Are There Any More Real Cowboys? — Willie Nelson and Neil Young
  19. Hard Times, Come Again No More — Bob Dylan
  20. American Tune — Willie Nelson and Paul Simon
  21. Always On My Mind — Willie Nelson
  22. Whiskey River — Willie Nelson and Family, Don Was and the Healing Hands of Time Band

– Hallgeir

Today: Bonnie Raitt is 64 Happy Birthday

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 I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white. There was just cool and uncool.
~Bonnie Raitt

Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there.
~Bonnie Raitt

I would rather feel things in extreme than not at all.
~Bonnie Raitt

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