Category Archives: Bob Dylan

Poetry, Proto-Rap and Soul: The Sounds of the Black Power Revolution

Gil Scott Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised “The word ‘revolution’ has lost its edge in the 21st century. Advertisements inform us there’s a revolution in hair care or a revolutionary new driverless car. But when young Americans … Continue reading

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The Gaslight Cafe

“The Gaslight Cafe was a coffeehouse in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. Also known as The Village Gaslight, it opened in 1958 and became notable as a venue for folk music and other musical acts. It closed … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan – Drifter’s Escape / John Wesley Harding (1967)

Wikipedia – “‘Drifter’s Escape‘ is a song written by Bob Dylan that he recorded for his 1967 album John Wesley Harding. Columbia Records released it as a single in the US and the UK in 1969 as the B-side to … Continue reading

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How ‘Summer in the City’ Became the Soundtrack for Every City Summer

Little did members of Lovin’ Spoonful know that a few months after this photo was taken, their song would be a huge hit and that they — and New York — would be at the center of a brief pop … Continue reading

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Cafe Wha?

“Some of the most important music in American history has been played in a dark, narrow basement club off MacDougal Street known the world over as Cafe Wha. Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen have performed on its stage, … Continue reading

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“All Along the Watchtower”

Wikipedia – “‘All Along the Watchtower’ is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The song initially appeared on his 1967 album John Wesley Harding, and it has been included on most of Dylan’s subsequent greatest hits … Continue reading

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Broadside Ballads, Vol. 6: Broadside Reunion

“Released in 1972, after many of its artists had risen to international acclaim, Broadside Ballads, Vol. 6 contains previously unreleased songs that appeared in the folk publication Broadside Magazine, founded in 1962. With a lineup that includes Blind Boy Grunt … Continue reading

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