Bob Dylan has written many songs about real historic persons. This must have been a natural progression for him, coming from the folk tradition where murder ballads and songs about true events are very common. The “problem” is that sometimes Dylan invents his persons and it is really hard to tell reality from fiction.
Hurricane – Bob Dylan, one of his most famous songs about a historic person:
Bob Dylan sang about the wrongfully jailed middleweight boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, and the memorable protest song has endured as one of Dylan’s classics. The Hurricane’s conviction was overturned nearly 20 years into his sentence (1985). Carter died in 2014.
We started a new series in January/February were we presented some of the songs we’ve played during the months that had passed. This is our playlist for June and July 2014, as usual it has something new and a few golden oldies.
We started a new series in January/February were we presented some of the songs we’ve played during the months that had passed. This is our playlist for May 2014, as usual it has something new and a few golden oldies.
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.
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: