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The Best Dylan Covers: Rosanne Cash and Jeff Tweedy – Farewell Angelina

Farewell Angelina” is a song written by Bob Dylan in the mid-1960s, and most famously recorded by Joan Baez. Dylan attempted to record “Farewell Angelina” only once, during the first session for his 1965 album Bringing it All Back Home, and he abandoned all attempts to record the song again. Dylan’s one recording of the song was eventually issued in 1991 on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991.

Our pick for this time for the series, The Best Dylan Covers, is from a concert from February 20 this year. Jeff and Rosanne has worked together on a song before(Long Black Veil) in 2009 on a Johnny Cash tribute album. Their voices are a very good match.

Enjoy this wonderful duet!
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The Beatles: Revolver covered



One of the greatest albums ever…

The Beatles had initiated a second pop revolution – one which while galvanising their existing rivals and inspiring many new ones, left all of them far behind.
~Ian MacDonald (Revolution in the Head: The Beatles’ Records and the Sixties)

Check out:  August 5: The Beatles released “Revolver” in 1966

There are many fine cover versions of the songs from this album.

Here are some of my favorites:

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Best albums of 2014: 9 to 1

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Best Albums of 2014: 9 – 1

AS 2014 draws to a close, it’s time to look back on the last 12 months in music and as tradition goes, this involves the unveiling of our 35 Best Albums Of The Year – as always, it has been a struggle, we have fought and bled and finally agreed on the 35 best records of 2014.  There will be three posts, the excitement will be unbearable and the top 10 will be revealed in a few of days..

What did we get wrong? What did we miss? Well, nothing of course, this is THE list.  No, just kidding, this is our view of the year in music, and as we have said many times before, we only write about the stuff we like and we can not reach everything.

Check out the post on Best albums 2014: 35-20
Check out the post on Best albums 2014: 19-10

Enjoy! …and use the comments to voice your opinions!



9. Drive-by Truckers – English Oceans

This is a good straight rock album and it is a Cooley album (he has six compositions shaping the tone of the album).Cooley also takes lead vocals on Patterson Hood’s lyrics on Til He’s Dead or Rises, a first for Drive-by Truckers after nearly 20 years of playing. The Truckers sounds pissed-off, it’s a powerful album and immediate album (recorded in 13 days).  We can always count on Drive-by Truckers and even if this isn’t their greatest album, it’s damn good and the ninth best album of 2014.

Selected songs: Primer Coat, Grand Canyon, First Air of Autumn

Drive-By Truckers – Full Performance (Live on KEXP),
Song list:
Primer Coat
The Part Of Him
First Air Of Autumn
Pauline Hawkins

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May 24 in music history

Today: Bob Dylan is 73 years old – top 25 Bob Dylan songs (read more)

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler and a seemingly reluctant figurehead of social unrest. A number of Dylan’s early songs, such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’”, became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving his first base in the culture of folk music behind, Dylan’s six-minute single “Like a Rolling Stone” radically altered the parameters of popular music in 1965. His recordings employing electric instruments attracted denunciation and criticism from others in the folk movement.

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Rosanne Cash (born May 24, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter and author. She is the eldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and his first wife, Vivian Liberto Cash Distin.  rosanne cash
Gene Clark, born Harold Eugene Clark (November 17, 1944 – May 24, 1991) was an American singer-songwriter, and one of the founding members of the folk-rock group The Byrds.  gene-clark-2
Elmore James (January 27, 1918 – May 24, 1963) was an American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and band leader. He was known as “the King of the Slide Guitar” and had a unique guitar style, noted for his use of loud amplification and his stirring voice.  Elmore+James
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. In the opinion of Bob Blumenthal of The Boston Globe “In the century since his birth, there has been no greater composer, American or otherwise, than Edward Kennedy Ellington.” A major figure in the history of jazz, Ellington’s music stretched into various other genres, including blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical. His career spanned more than 50 years and included leading his orchestra, composing an inexhaustible songbook, scoring for movies, composing stage musicals, and world tours.  duke ellington

Spotify Playlist – May 24

Johannasvisions playlist for January and February 2014


We will start a new series were we present some of the songs we’ve played during the month that has passed. The first will be for January and February, but we hope to make this a monthly feature.

Robert Ellis – Only Lies from his new album, The Light From The Chemical Plant:

Rosanne Cash – Etta’s Tune from the great new album, The River & The Thread:

Lydia Loveless – Chris Isaak from the album Somewhere Else:

We have compiled a Spotify list of our favorite tracks from the first two months of 2014, these months it looks like we’ve played only new music, that is not the case, we always play “old” music. The playlist for the following months may contain both old and new music, only old music or only new music. We hope you like and play our list:

– Hallgeir