Monday, March 5, 2007

Highway 61 Revisited: Dylan’s

Symposium dates: Saturday, March 24–Tuesday,
March 27, 2007

Gotta Serve Somebody: Dylan’s Religious Identities 3/27 1:30 PM

+ “Einstein Disguised as Robin Hood”: The Enigmatic Jewishness of Bob Dylan, David E. Kaufman , Department of American Jewish Studies, Hebrew Union College
+ Dylan as Avatar, Darcey Steinke , Novelist,
+ Bargainin’ for Salvation: Bob Dylan, A Zen Master, Steven Heine, Institute for Asian Studies, Florida International University
+ The Category of “Religion” in the Critical Reception of Bob Dylan’s Music, Mark Hulsether , Departments of Religious Studies and American Studies, University of Tennessee

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“The highest form of song is prayer.”
-Bob Dylan

STOCKHOLM 04.05.2002

Just a few days after performing at the 2002 Grammy's, Bob Dylan recorded a new re-write of "Gonna Change My Way of Thinking" for "Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan" with longtime friend Mavis Staples. One month later he would kick off a new tour in Stockholm Sweden and perform Solid Rock (what many consider the theme song to his gospel era concerts) for the first time in 20 years. Dylan would continue to perform this rousing song as well as other gospel era songs at numerous concerts across Europe and beyond. The two-time Grammy nominated compilation would be released on Sony/Columbia one year later on April 1, 2003.

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