Jack White and Bob Dylan – The Connections (UPDATE)

“He’s very good at making sure you don’t know him.” – Jack White(laughing) on his friendship with Bob Dylan (To Rolling Stone Magazine) Earlier this year Bob Dylan was honored at a tribute concert to benefit MusiCares. The lineup featured Jack White, Beck, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Willie Nelson, and many others. Jack White played One More Cup Of …

March 19: Bob Dylan released his debut album in 1962

..His talent takes many forms. He is one of the most compelling white blues singers ever recorded. He is a songwriter of exceptional facility and cleverness. He is an uncommonly skillful guitar player and harmonica player. ~Stacy Williams (“Bob Dylan” LP. liner notes) Dylan’s first album can hardly be faulted. It is a brilliant debut, a performer’s tour de force,…. …

Jan 20: The late Huddie William Ledbetter (Lead Belly) was born in 1888

  The late Huddie William Ledbetter (Lead Belly) was born in 1888 “The blues is like this. You lay down some night and you turn from one side of the bed to the other all night long. It’s not too cold in that bed, and it ain’t too hot. But what’s the matter The blues has got you.” ~Lead Belly …

Jan 09: Joan Baez was born in 1941 Happy Birthday

    Joan Baez was born in 1941 Happy Birthday And Joan Baez means more to me than 100 of these singers around today. She’s more powerful. That’s what we’re looking for. That’s what we respond to. She always had it and always will, power for the species, not just for a select group. ~Bob Dylan (to Neil Hickey, Sept. 1976) “I’ve …

Jan 05: The late Sam Phillips was born in 1923

Sam Phillips was not just one of the most important producers in rock history. There’s a good argument to be made that he was also one of the most important figures in 20th century American culture. ~Richie Unterberger (allmusic.com)  If you’re not doing something different, you’re not doing anything. ~Sam Phillips Great Sam Phillips documentary in two parts(Host: Billy Bob …

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