The Many Lives of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Sweet Amarillo”

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A few months ago, we featured an article about Old Crow Medicine Show’s updated version of Bob Dylan’s “Sweet Amarillo,” the infectious lead single from their new album Remedy. The story we published claimed that Dylan’s unfinished song was delivered straight to the hands of Old Crow Medicine Show after Darius Rucker’s cover of “Wagon Wheel” soared to number […]

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Great Quotations: Old Crow Medicine Show On Bob Dylan And Country Music

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“Country music has a lot to learn form Bob Dylan. Country music has learned a lot from Bob Dylan already. Bob Dylan might be the most important country music maker in the 20th century. He may be the most influential country musician. But we don’t know it. We think it’s Hank [Williams Sr.].He’s America’s master […]

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Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” Lyrics Fetch Two Million Dollars

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Somebody with a lot of cash has just paid two million dollars to own the original lyrics to Bob Dylan’s famous 1965 composition “Like A Rolling Stone.” An unidentified bidder (let’s call him Mr. Jones) picked up the four sheets of hotel stationary in an auction at Sotheby’s today. The coveted pages were written on […]

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Download “The Nashville Issue” Featuring Conor Oberst

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In the cover story to our first-ever Nashville-themed issue, we talk with Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes about his stellar new solo album Upside Down Mountain, which reflects his newly settled domestic life after years of relentless touring and a prodigious output of poetry-infused lyrics. We also bring you an insider’s look at Nashville’s thriving […]

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Stream Old Crow Medicine Show’s New Album Remedy

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Old Crow Medicine Show will release their new record Remedy July 1, but you can stream the complete album today through NPR Music. The thirteen new tracks include “Sweet Amarillo,” a collaboration with Bob Dylan that follows their 2004 reworking of Dylan lyric fragments into the wildly successful Americana anthem “Wagon Wheel.” Remedy is the ninth release from the band, who is currently touring North America […]

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Great Quotations: Stephen Stills Disses Bob Dylan

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[During CSNY's groundbreaking 1974 tour, Bob Dylan stopped by the band's hotel and sat down with Stephen Stills and bassist Tim Drummond.] “He played us all the songs from Blood on the Tracks on acoustic guitar. We were on twin beds, across from each other. Oh God, I can’t tell you how great it was. […]

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15 Classic Songs About Dogs

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Whether as hellhounds or loyal companions, canines have been part of our lives for thousands of years. Grant Maxwell, the author of How Does It Feel?: Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Philosophy of Rock and Roll put together this list of 15 memorable songs about dogs. Think of these tunes as a music lover’s best friend. Big Mama […]

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If You Can Make It There: Five Legendary New York City Music Locales

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(The Chelsea Hotel) “53rd & 3rd! Standing on the street! 53rd & 3rd! Trying to turn a trick!” barked the Ramones on their 1976 song named after a notorious New York intersection. In the 1960s and into the early 1970s, that area was rundown, seedy, and forbidding: largely abandoned during the day but a hot […]

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Bob Dylan Drops New Song “Full Moon And Empty Arms”

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Bob Dylan has put up a new song on his website, a cover of “Full Moon And Empty Arms.” The song was released in 1945 and written by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman, who based the melody on Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (how’s that for the “folk process?”) It was popularized by Frank […]

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10 Great Songs About Motherhood

10. “What Was It You Wanted” by Willie Nelson: Nelson’s deadpan, off-kilter phrasing fits perfectly with this tale of romantic confusion that Bob recorded on Oh Mercy. Few artists can tap into the idiosyncratic nature of Dylan, but Willie certainly makes that short list.

Mother’s Day is around the corner, which got us thinking about mothers and motherhood. If yours is a fan of good music, they’ll likely appreciate this list. And no, sharing the link won’t count as a gift, but it probably wouldn’t hurt. Van Morrison, “You’re My Woman” “You’re My Woman” is Van Morrison’s 1971 expression […]

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Bob Dylan And Old Crow Medicine Show Team Up Again For “Sweet Amarillo”

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By now everyone knows the story of the “long, circuitous wobble” of “Wagon Wheel.” How a teenage Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show found a discarded song fragment off of an old Dylan bootleg his buddy and bandmate Critter Fuqua brought back from England, wrote some new verses, and made it his own. The […]

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The Top 15 Philosophical Songs

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Strap on your thinking caps and get ready to expand your mind. Grant Maxwell, the author of How Does It Feel?: Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Philosophy of Rock and Roll, has compiled a heady list of the 15 greatest songs to incorporate philosophy. Are you ready? Good. Let’s begin. 1. Bob […]

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