Tag: Bob Dylan

Sebastian Cabot, actor; Bob Dylan, poet ‘A Dramatic Reading with Music’

Posted 18 Jan 2013 in Albums of 1967, Albums of the 60s, Bob Dylan

  Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#826 in the Series) is Sebastian Cabot, actor; Bob Dylan, poet. A Dramatic Reading with Music.  ..Like one of our favorite comedy troupes once proclaimed…”And Now For Something Completely Different.” You’d be hard pressed to find something as different as this. What I like about this album is the fact that it’s of course a novelty album, a “what the heck, why not album” yet it has a redeeming quality that makes me actually like it on a non-novelty level. It is just what the title says it is. It’s the late actor Sebastian Cabot giving a dramatic reading to Bob Dylan’s lyrics. Mr Cabot is probably best known at least here...

The Seldom Scene ‘It’s All Over Now Baby Blue’

  Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue” by The Seldom Scene They sure love their bluegrass in Virginia! I lived in Alexandria for five years, and during that time I was exposed lots of great bluegrass music via a weekly local Sunday morning radio show. As is still the case now, the best venue to go see live bluegrass music was at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. And from the late ‘60s through the late ‘80s, The Seldom Scene played there every Thursday night to mostly sold out audiences with guest like Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, John Prine, Lowell George and Vince Gill sitting in. I was saddened to hear of...

New Bob Dylan Song Premiers. See the Video for “Duquesne Whistle,” the First Single From “Tempest”

Posted 27 Aug 2012 in Music + TV News

    NPR has debuted the newest Bob Dylan song. It’s called Duquesne Whistle and is the first track on Dylan’s upcoming album, Tempest. Tempest will be released on Columbia Records on the 50th anniversary of Bob first album, also on Columbia. It was produced by Jack Frost and will feature ten new original Dylan tracks. Preorders are being taken now via iTunes and Amazon. Give the new song a listen. “Duquesne Whistle” Here’s the track listing Duquesne Whistle – 5:43 Soon After Midnight – 3:45 Narrow Way – 6:08 Long and Wasted Years -4:11 Pay In Blood – 5:09 Scarlet Town – 4:53 Early Roman Kings – 9:06 Tin Angel – 2:50 Tempest – 14:00 Roll On John – 5:12...

Bob Dylan Announces Upcoming North American Tour Dates With Mark Knopfler beginning in October

Posted 18 Jul 2012 in Music + TV News

      Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler have announced an upcoming tour for this fall.  It was also announced that Bob’s new album will be released in September 11th It wll be titled “Tempest.” Mark’s also has a new album coming.  The double CD release titled “Privateering” is scheduled for the same month. Dylan and Knopfler did some European shows last year.  It is not know if this is the complete tour or just the beginning. Both acts will be bringing their full bands. They also toured together last year in Europe. Mark did join Bob during his sets.  There is a video of them performing “Forever Young” below. Bob Dylan/ Mark Knopfler 2012 Tour Dates 10/5/12 – Winnipeg,...

Bob Dylan “Hard Rain”

  Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#705 in the Series) is Bob Dylan, Hard Rain I was more than a little late in becoming a Bob Dylan fan.  I don’t know why, maybe I was a little too young to understand the meaning and the impact of a good protest song.  That and I remember having to sing “Turn, Turn, Turn” at Church once. That wasn’t really a turn on for a this kid. I still remember the first time that he made an impact on me. PBS was running a special on producer John Hammond Sr.  On this show (which included a very young Bruce Springsteen if I remember correctly) Bob introduced his new song “Hurricane.” No,...

Bob Dylan to Receive The Presidential Medal of Freedom

Posted 27 Apr 2012 in Music + TV News

  The White House has announced that Bob Dylan will be awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom.  He will be one of 13 new recipients.  The awards will be given out sometime in the late spring. President Obama made this statement as part of the announcement: “These extraordinary honorees come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, but each of them has made a lasting contribution to the life of our Nation.  They’ve challenged us, they’ve inspired us, and they’ve made the world a better place.  I look forward to recognizing them with this award.” The other winners along with Bob Dylan are Madeleine Albright, John Doar, William Foege, John Glenn, Gordon Hirabayashi, Dolores Huerta,  Jan Karski, Juliette Gordon Low, Toni Morrison, Shimon Peres, John Paul Stevens and Pat Summitt....

The Neville Brothers “Yellow Moon”

Posted 27 Apr 2012 in 80s, Albums of 1989, Albums of the 80s

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#688 in the Series) is The Neville Brothers, Yellow Moon. Yellow Moon was the sixth album and fifth studio album by the New Orleans based Neville Brothers. The Neville Brothers were indeed four brothers, Aaron, Art, Charles and Cyril. It was released in 1989 and peaked at #66 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. The song “Healing Chant” won the band a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. The title cut, “Yellow Moon” received the most airplay. The band did some interesting covers on this album.  They included songs by Bob Dylan “With God on Our Side” and “The Ballad of Hollis Brown,” Link Wray “Fire and Brimstone” and Sam Cooke...

Bob Dylan Recording New Album

Posted 10 Mar 2012 in Music + TV News

  We don’t have many details, in fact, we hardly have any.  But that won’t lessen our enjoyment of knowing that Bob Dylan has been in the studio recording for some time. Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo let the news slip recently in an interview with the Aspen Times. Hidalgo explained the he had been working with the Hall of Fame songwriter adding guitar and accordion to the project being recorded in Los Angeles at a Studio owned by Jackson Browne. Hidalgo also worked with Dylan on the 2009 Holiday-themed album Christmas Through The Heart.  Bob Dylan’s last studio album of original material was Together Through Life released earlier that same year. We do not have a title, nor a release date as of...

The Band “Rock of Ages”

  Today’s Cool Album of the Day(#555 in the Series and #58 in the Live, Saturday Night Series) is The Band, Rock of Ages. (Capitol) Rock of Ages is the first of four “official” live albums by The Band. Most people regard the expansive box set of The Last Waltz to be The Band’s most impressive live statement, but I think a closer listen to Rock of Ages will give an argument that this is not only The Band’s best live album but perhaps one of the top 10 live albums that has ever been released. I’m usually a purist when it comes to original releases vs. reissues. I felt for years that the original double LP released in...

The Band “Music From Big Pink”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#494 in the Series) is The Band, Music From Big Pink. No, The Band’s 1969 album titled The Band, was not their debut album. That distinction would be given to their 1968 release, Music From Big Pink. I know we have a ton of followers of The Band that visit our site. Yeah, I knew you knew, but many actually don’t. Quite a few people actually. Last week we looked at a great debut album from The Pretenders. We spoke about how that was one of the best debuts in music history.  This one is also in that team picture. When that Pretenders album hit the streets, they were a new act for...

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