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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Some covers of “That Lucky Old Sun” in anticipation of the new Dylan album

The new  Dylan album is all versions of songs previously recorded by Frank Sinatra.

It ends with a version of “That Lucky Old Sun.”  It’s kinda been done.  You’ve got versions by Jerry Lee, Aretha, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, LaVern Baker, Johnny Cash, Louis Armstrong, Willie Nelson, etc….  They’ve pretty much got it covered. […]

Quote of the Day

Once introducing himself to Bob Dylan at an L.A. party, Grant offered a warm handshake. “I’m Peter Grant, manager of Led Zeppelin,” he said. Dylan replied, “I don’t come to you with my problems, do I?” It was the only time I’d ever seen Grant at a loss for words.

Cameron Crowe

The New Old Dylan Album, including “Oxford Town”

I just got the new release from Dylan last month is set of forty-seven demos he recorded, documenting songs for his music publisher in the 60s:  The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (The Bootleg Series Vol. 9. It’s a mixture of songs familiar to even casual fans– there’s a really beautiful “Don’t Think Twice It’s All […]

Tuesday Morning Various

Andria Lisle has an update on Jim Dickinson’s health in her story about the (wonderful) benefit for him last Saturday up in Memphis.  She writes: “‘In May, Dad had stents put in his heart, and he felt really good,’ recounts Dickinson’s son Luther, a well-known musician in his own right. ‘Then he suffered […]


Here’s a song off the Dylan album out next week

There’s a video up that publicizes Dylan’s new album (out April 28th) with a montage of Bruce Davidson’s Brooklyn Gang photos (one of which is on the cover both of the new album and one of Larry Brown’s books) that has one of the songs, “Beyond Here Lies Nothin.”  You can also listen […]

Is Bob Dylan nodding to Larry Brown on his new album cover?

Update:  I’ve posted a gallery of Bruce Davidson photos that includes the one in this post.

Jim Dickinson (who played on Bob Dylan’s album Time Out of Mind, not to mention playing piano on the Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses.” And so on.  And is the piano player on the house band on Thacker Mountain […]