Tag Archives: spotify

Playlist: Bob Dylan sings about real persons

carter-dylan

Playlist: Bob Dylan sings about real persons

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.

Other playlists:
Bob Dylan – Murder ballads
Bob Dylan Shadows in the night track listing and Sinatra Spotify playlist

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.

Continue reading Playlist: Bob Dylan sings about real persons

Playlist June and July 2014 from Johannasvisions


playlist June July 2014-1

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.

Also check out our previous playlists:

Playlist January / February 2014
Playlist March 2014
Playlist April 2014
Playlist May 2014

playlist-1_and_2_2014 playlist_march_2014-1 playlist April 2014 playlist-may-2014-1

The Album I’ve played most this summer is Caleb Caudle’s Paint Another Layer On My Heart

Among all new songs, the new Ryan Adams song, Gimme something good have been played a lot.

Here are some very good songs from our playlist for June and July 2014:

Ida Jenshus – Shallow River (Part 1,2 and 3) ambitious and beautiful, and almost 15 minutes:

Continue reading Playlist June and July 2014 from Johannasvisions

Playlist May 2014 from Johannasvisions


playlist-may-2014-1

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.

Also check out our previous playlists:

playlist-1_and_2_2014  playlist_march_2014-1  playlist April 2014

The Album I’ve played most in April 2014  is, …The Further Out You Get by The South

Among all new songs, the new Christopher Owens song, It comes back to you have been played a lot.

Here are three very good songs from our playlist for May 2014:

John Fullbright – Happy:

Sturgill Simpson – Voices:

The Secret Sisters – Rattle My Bones (video):

Spotify: May 2014, Johannasvisions:

– Hallgeir

Today: Bob Dylan is 73 years old – top 25 Bob Dylan songs

Dylan 72

Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan!

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.

bob-dylan 72 Continue reading Today: Bob Dylan is 73 years old – top 25 Bob Dylan songs

Johannasvisions playlist for January and February 2014

playlist-1_and_2_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