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All Bob Dylan songs are now available on HIS official vevo you tube channel!

This is an extraordinary move coming from an artist that has been fiercely fighting bootleggers for most of his life and rigorously taking down videos on youtube. Talk about having Dylan at your fingertips. No longer do we have to

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Leonard Cohen’s ‘Come Healing’ and 5 other contemporary spiritual masterpieces

As far as musical sub-genres go, contemporary-spiritual music doesn’t get its just-deserts!  Heck, we might have got into the weeds professing our love for folk-rock and alternative seattle music, but when did you ever hear people spout on about ‘contemporary-spiritual

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Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No, I got Life

Nina Simone. I used to cross paths with her in New York City in the Village Gate nightclub. She was an artist I definitely looked up to. She recorded some of my songs that she learned directly from me, sitting

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The greatest cover up in history – The unheralded Robert Zimmerman

Few Hollywood insiders know that Robert Zimmerman’s nuanced acting performance in The Night We Called It a Day landed him a tonne of movie scripts. If you have seen Robert in this short music video; his manner holding the gun

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Fallen Angels – Bob Dylan

Like its predecessor, the masterpiece Shadows in the Night ( my review here), this album is enticing a whole new audience to the Bob Dylan musical repertoire; the type of audience which lounged their music away and didn’t think twice,

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Meanderng Thoughts about the Beatles Anthology

In Australia, my first recollection of hearing The Beatles was at the tender age of six.  In primary school we danced incessantly to Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da and Yellow Submarine. It was a daily exercise ritual and I became increasingly disheartened and

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Dylan’s Desert Island Revue – Final Compilation Release

On the 4th September this year I initiated a project on the Bob Dylan Expecting Rain – Rare Recordings forum. The project entailed compiling Bob Dylan’s greatest live recordings, which are felt by members as superseding their original. One member

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The Wonder Years and ‘Catch The Wind’

In the chilly hours and minutes Of uncertainty, I want to be In the warm hold of your loving mind. To feel you all around me, And to take your hand, along the sand. Ah, but I may as well

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Do you want hear a really good song? ‘Right Down the Line’ by Ron Sexsmith

We hear songs every day and most of them we don’t really pay attention too. But the moment I heard Ron Sexsmith’s version of Gerry Rafferty’s hit, ‘Right Down the Line’ I knew I had to listen to more of

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5 reasons Bob Dylan is a god

This article 5 reasons Bob Dylan is a god from the Tampa Bay Times was a fun read especially the following section: 5. The truth The Dylan I’ve always loved is exactly like the one encountered by a 24-year-old cop in

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