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Learning to Fly (1991) – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

I remember in the weeks following Tom Petty’s sudden departure from this great play we call life; I heard Bob Dylan paying tribute to Petty singing today’s featured song Learning to Fly. This song follows the same basic 4 chord

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Born in the USA (Live Amnesty International) 1988 – Bruce Springsteen

Born down in a dead man’s townThe first kick I took was when I hit the groundEnd up like a dog that’s been beat too much‘Til you spend half your life just covering up now Born in the U.S.A (born

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Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (1965) – Bob Dylan

This is another one of those mid-60’s Dylan songs where I needed to let it settle with me a while until I could find the courage to write something about it. It takes me on average about 5 times longer

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Jokerman (1983) – Bob Dylan

Jokerman is the opening track of his 1983 album Infidels. It’s my favourite track from the album but License to Kill and Neighbourhood Bully sure give it run for their money. You just have to be reminded this record could have

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Jim Jones (1992) – Bob Dylan

Jim Jones is my joint favourite song from Dylan’s 1992 record Good as I Been To You. Canadee I-O which has already featured here is my other favourite from his cover versions of old mainly 19th Century folklore ballads. The

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Is Your Love in Vain (1978) – Bob Dylan

Is Your Love in Vain is another unheralded gem from Dylan’s massive music catalogue. It comes from one of Bob Dylan’s most misunderstood and underrated records – Street Legal. I wrote in the post about the record’s opening track –

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24/10 – 30/10/22 – Bringing it All Back Home, Colombia & An Immigrant’s Love Letter to the West

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Bringing it All Back HomeArticle by Richard Williams at the bluemoment ‘Last night I was on my way to see Bob Dylan in concert in

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I’m Your Teenage Prayer (1967) – Bob Dylan

We are having a Tuesday Basement Tapes festival with this and I’m Not There being released here because they follow in alphabetical order in the Music Library Project. What a marvellous coincidence!I’m Your Teenage Prayer is a band and singer

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I’m Not There (1967) – Bob Dylan

I’m Not There is another previously unreleased gem from the 1967 The Basement Tapes sessions recorded by Bob Dylan and the Band in the basement of the Big Pink in Woodstock. The song was part of the bootleg copies that

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I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better (1965) – The Byrds

I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better is one of the most buoyant sounding songs about a break-up I have heard. It was released in 1965 as a B side to All I Really Want to Do (Bob Dylan). The Byrds

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