Friday, November 27, 2009

Bob Dylan: Investigating the icon's 'Christmas In The Heart' album

Making an album of Christmas music would seem to be about as middle-of-the-road and as polite and inoffensive a project as a singer could have. So it would seem. CLICK HERE to read more

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Bob Dylan “Saved” By Ilford

Two years before Bob Dylan’s “Saved” was released Estabrook was attended a Dylan show in Fort Worth, Texas. He carried a Nikkormat ELW loaded with Ilford HP-5 film. The photograph was taken from that show, the amazing thing is the film was that he did not developed until recentlyTwo years before Bob Dylan’s “Saved” was released Estabrook was attended a Dylan show in Fort Worth, Texas. He carried a Nikkormat ELW loaded with Ilford HP-5 film. The photograph was taken from that show, the amazing thing is the film was that he did not developed until recently. CLICK HERE to read more

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Patty Griffin readies gospel CD

Griffin said in a statement that she was inspired to write the original material after listening to Bob Dylan's religious work. CLICK HERE to read more

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

SNS – Exclusive Bob Dylan Interview

Christmas In The Heart is another surprising move by an artist famous for surprises. Yet when you hear Dylan’s direct and obviously sincere readings of “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Little Town Of Bethlehem,” and “The First Noel,” this unlikely exercise seems of a piece with the rest of Dylan’s work. CLICK HERE to read more

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Author writes about overlap between Torah of Dylan and Torah of Moses

Is Dylan a born-again Christian? Rogovoy hears that question frequently. His stock reply: Who knows?

“In any case, it’s beside the point,” Rogovoy says. Although famously private about his private life, Dylan has issued enough on-the-record comments “to support any viewpoint—he’s Jewish, he’s Rastafarian, he doesn’t believe in any religion,” Rogovoy states. Maybe Dylan finds his deity in music, his religion in his songs, Rogovoy speculates. That formulation should serve any Dylan listener well. CLICK HERE to read more

Friday, November 20, 2009

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!--Dylan's Recent Seattle Surprise

Between this and the new Christmas album, is it possible to conceive that Mr. Dylan's experience with Jesus, some three decades ago, wasn't a passing fad? Or a fluke or something he discarded like the black leather jacket he wore during those head-scratching tours? CLICK HERE to read more

Monday, November 16, 2009

Change my way of thinking

They are the modified lyrics from the Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan you can hear them as the last song on the following link. But they need some interpretation. What is the Welcome Table that is referred to? What is this thing about jumping on a Monkey's back? After reflecting on the lyrics I am ready to offer an interpretation. CLICK HERE to read more
“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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