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
I was thinking about the music of David Bromberg, so I figured it was time to dig up some cuts from the YouTube machine and share them here tonight. Let’s start with a bittersweet song called Watch Baby Fall. In this next video Mr. Bromberg… Read More
I’ve been listening to Tempest (the latest effort by Bob Dylan), in the car. This one came out with lots of hoopla, and when I heard the first (and by far the best) cut, Duquesne Whistle, I had high expectations. Although many reviewers seem to… Read More
You know what I mean. What was the last tune that jangled around in your head and just wouldn’t go away? Hopefully it was a good song. I’ve had evil earworms too – songs I just can’t stand. Then there’s a song you like….until you… Read More
It takes a train to cry…
Someday everything’s gonna be different….
For tonight’s Daily Dose, let’s go way back to the mid-70s and listen to Bob Dylan from the Rolling Thunder Review. Here are Bob Dylan and Joan Baez singing Never Let me Go If you remember Johnny Ace, that tune might be familiar to you..… Read More