Roger McGuinn on Marty Stuart’s show…
I remember seeing Dylan perform this on that Hard Rain TV special back when I was 15 or 16. I remember thinking, geez, I’ve never heard anything like this. Watching today, I think it still holds up, still exceptional.
From the 90s, Bob Dylan and friends perform the fabulous Stephen Foster song, Hard Times Come Again No More
The last thing I expected this spring was an album from old weird Bob Dylan that would stop me in my tracks, but that’s exactly what he delivered today with his first collection of original songs in 8 years. There were hints, when the stream… Read More
About the last thing I expected today was to hear a new 17 minute long song by old weird Bob Dylan. It’s more like a recitation than a song, with a lovely musical backdrop, a drifting narrative based around the assassination of JFK, filled with… Read More
David Bromberg covering Old Weird Bob’s It Takes a Lot to Laugh, it Takes a Train to Cry….
Here’s Jerron Paxton again… I think of the Jerron Paxton version as being about the song, but Dwight Diller’s version is more about the groove. And one more, this time in a band setting, with a jug band feel. Here is The East River Stringband… Read More
I came across various covers of the tune 4th Street Messaround on YouTube, and I realized I know two tunes about 4th St. The first one is that old Memphis Jug Band tune. They were a great band and were very well recorded. If you… Read More
Those visitors who have been hanging out at 27th Street for a while know that from time to time the Daily Dose gets all thematic. I posted a long series of songs about drink and a longer series of songs about trains a while back.… Read More