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Listen In as Bettye LaVette Reinvents Songs by Bob Dylan in Our Studio, on Morning Jazz. By Gary Walker • 35 minutes ago. TwitterFacebookGoogle+Email. Bettye LaVette. Mark Seliger ...
As always, her most popular selections were not her own compositions but covers of Bob Dylan songs. One exception was her classic ballad “Diamonds and Rust,” widely believed to be about her relationship with (you guessed it) Bob Dylan, unnamed but called “the unwashed phenomenon, the original ...

There's a great story about Bob Dylan meeting the mysterious jazz icon Thelonious Monk in Greenwich Village during the early 1960s. According to legend, the aspiring young troubadour introduced himself with the declaration, “I'm Bob Dylan. I play folk music.” “We all play folk music,” the unimpressed ...
I've always found a love of Bob Dylan to be elusive. I get it, but I don't get it, sort of like deep-pan pizza or electric bicycles. Still, I very much enjoyed Bob's contribution to a new EP called Universal Love, which sees various artists singing classic love songs with a same-sex pronoun twist. Kesha has covered ...
Bob Dylan has recorded a song for a compilation EP with a same-sex love theme called “Universal Love.” Dylan's contribution to the six-song EP, which also features Kesha, St. Vincent, Ben Gibbard, Valerie June and Bloc Party's Kele Okereke, comes with a characteristic twist: Reflecting his recent ...
Shortly after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, Justice Antonin Scalia attended a party where he signaled his displeasure by singing Bob Dylan's “The Times They Are a-Changin'.” “He sang with great verve,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told The Washington Post at the time.

Instead, she said, they should widen their nets and take bits of workable guidance wherever they could find it — whether it was Bob Dylan, Billy Joel or a blockbuster movie. "You learn that you can find your courage in unlikely places," she said. "Be open to watching what other people are doing. Adapt from ...
His debut, self-titled record of realistic guitar-driven songs about working class British life went double platinum in 2012, and earned Bugg comparisons to Bob Dylan. As one might expect, that's a lot of pressure. Since then, Bugg has performed at globally renowned festivals such as Glastonbury and also ...
Blue Engine Records, the label showcasing music from New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center, has released United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas. The album, first announced Feb. 6, features the Blind Boys of Alabama, Jimmy Buffett, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Lyle ...
Have you ever wished Justin Bieber would express his love for Jesus through song? It's time to get your hopes up: The rapscallion pop star (whom Bill Hader recently revealed as the worst behaved SNL musical guest ever) is reportedly allowing his newfound commitment to Christianity (and his ...
I tell them that it's so much easier for me to sound like Bettye LaVette that it is for me to sound like Bob Dylan." LaVette cut the record in a three-day session with a team of first-rate session players including Steve Jordan, Larry Campbell and Leon Pendarvis, with cameos from Keith Richards and Trombone ...
The 36-year-old Oscar-winning entertainer performed a cover of the Bob Dylan song “The Times They Are a Changin'” alongside a group of students. Jennifer was joined by all of the student speakers at the end of the performance. Jennifer knows first hand what it's like to lose someone to gun violence as ...
"We all came here for change," Hudson told the crowd in the middle of the protest song, which featured the singer backed by a D.C. choir. Hudson herself has lost loved ones, including her mother and brother, to gun violence. "We're all here for a reason: We want change." The survivors of the Marjory ...
Later sets featured Bay Area regulars The Doobie Brothers, Santana and the Grateful Dead (in one of their few 1975 appearances), and it all ended with an all-star jam with Bob Dylan and Neil Young playing with members of The Band and The Stray Gators. Introduced by Graham, Tower of Power began ...
On a gloomy Wednesday afternoon, I was part of a standing ovation for Conor McPherson's Girl from the North Country, a play based around 20 Bob Dylan songs. Dylan fans can be a snobby bunch, and a part of me was secretly lining up a loftily superior reaction – a misreading here, a missed opportunity ...
Bob Dylan's fans were repelled by his new allegiance to the Christian deity, even when some of the resulting songs turned out to be pretty good. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo. The acute and sometimes obtuse angles of Bob Dylan's career have teased and infuriated his public for more than half a century.
Soul Icon Bettye Lavette Returns With An Album Of Bob Dylan Songs For her tenth album and first album on a major label in nearly thirty years, legendary soul singer Bettye LaVette takes on the songs of Bob Dylan with the grit and experience that makes her one of the greatest living soul singers. Things ...

Since Robert Allen Zimmerman of Duluth, Minnesota, moved to the Big Apple in the early '60s and rebranded himself Bob Dylan he has been called many things. Folkie. Genius. The voice of a generation. “The authentic expression of the disturbed and concerned conscience of Young America” (according ...
The piece enumerates thirty-six increasingly intimate questions that apparently accelerate intimacy and facilitate pair bonding. One of my current entrepreneurial ventures is The 36 Questions That Lead to Disdain, one of which is “What's your most unpopular opinion?” Mine is that I hate Bob Dylan. I don't ...
Nat Henhoff's liner notes for the second album, “The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan,” further expanded the list of cities. “During his first 19 years, he lived in Gallup, New Mexico; Cheyenne, South Dakota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Phillipsburg, Kansas; Hibbing, Minnesota (where he graduated from high school) ...
I've been going back through my Bob Dylan catalogue recently, and am struck by his evolution from Woody Guthrie-styled folkie to rock-and-roll pioneer. The shift was especially fraught because (for reasons that seem like a strange curiosity now but I'm sure made perfect sense at the time) the anti-war ...
Mavis Staples is sitting in the lounge of her tour bus outside the Tower Theater in Philadelphia, telling a story about her current tourmate, Bob Dylan. The other day, Dylan asked Staples to rehearse a duet of "Gonna Change My Way of Thinking," a funky gospel rocker from Slow Train Coming that the pair ...
At the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, fans booed Bob Dylan when he made the switch from acoustic to electric guitar. From 1979 to 1981, over the course of three albums (“Slow Train Coming,” “Saved,” and “Shot of Love”), he took his music in a perhaps even more drastic direction — from secular to religious.
Bob Dylan had a notorious motorcycle crash in 1966 and while he was convalescing, or just because he was, he locked himself with the members of the famous group, the Band inside Big Pink where for some time they led a sort of communal life. This was an incredibly fruitful worktime for Bob Dylan and ...
American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will play at Japan's largest outdoor music festival this summer. The organizer says Dylan will perform at Fuji Rock Festival 2018, which runs from July 27th to 29th at a ski resort in Yuzawa Town, Niigata Prefecture. It will be the first Japan show for the 76-year-old since ...
Even for such a master of reinvention, Bob Dylan's (short-lived) conversion to Christianity in 1979 was a step too far for many. As one fan gripes in this rare concert film, “I didn't come here to hear sermons, I coulda went to church, man.” But this is more than a dusted-off, early-80s doc from the vaults; it's a ...
The 1965 Telecaster that Bob Dylan used on his first electric tour — and a number of classic albums — is headed to the auction block. As Rolling Stone reports, although the guitar has a significant bit of history with Dylan, it's always been owned by Robbie Robertson, who loaned it to him during the period ...
In the summer of 1965, 24-year-old Bob Dylan – hailed until that point as the leader of the American folk music revival – was booed at Newport Folk Festival for performing with an electric band. Such was the shock, outrage and confusion among the crowd, that it was as if he'd turned on his amp and sent a ...
By the time a musician passes three quarters of a century, picking a favorite musical period from his or her catalog can be a bit like a trip to Baskin-Robbins. It doesn't matter if some of the flavors aren't to your liking, because there are 30 other varieties from which to choose. So it is with Bob Dylan, the ...
The 1965 Fender Telecaster Bob Dylan used during his first electric tour will be put on the block as part of Julien's Auctions' upcoming Music Icons sale, set to take place May 19th. The instrument is expected to fetch between $400,000 and $600,000, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the American ...


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