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Category: Bob Dylan

Waylon Did Dylan in ’65

How humorous to browse a chronological listing of Waylon Jennings albums starting in 1964 – eleven on RCA by my count, following his debut LP At JD’s – when out of nowhere, A&M suddenly decides to issue its first and only album by Jennings, long after his brief run of singles (1963-65)

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John Hartford’s Pop 45 + Strings

John Hartford‘s strings version of Dylan’s “One Too Many Mornings,” which kicks off the Jud soundtrack LP:  Is it true, as the person who posted this YouTube video states, that this 45 was “never released”? “One Too Many Mornings”     John Hartford     1971 As the one commenter on this

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Bob Johnston’s Moldy Goldies

Bob Johnston – who famously produced Dylan‘s Highway 65 Revisited & Blonde on Blonde and Johnny Cash‘s Folsom Prison, among many other classic albums – left us last August.  How startling to discover that Johnston used Nashville’s finest session musicians in 1966 to record a “dazzling anti-masterpiece” (as notes AllMusic’s

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“Bob”: Palindromic in the Extreme

I took a chance on Weird Al’s 11th album – 2003’s Poodle Hat – and had a good laugh when I realized that his send-up of Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” was palindromic from beginning to end: At the time of the album’s release, MTV reported that Eminem gave permission

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