30 Songs for 30 Years

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In honor of our 30th anniversary, we revisited thirty essential tracks from the last thirty years. From Bruce Springsteen to Hurray for the Riff Raff, some of the greatest songs by the most influential of the last three decades are represented here. Join us in taking a look back at musical history. 1984: “Born In The […]

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Lyric Of The Week: Pete Seeger, “We Shall Overcome”

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It is one of the most well-known and stirring folk songs in the history of America, perhaps rivaled only by “This Land Is Your Land” in terms of significance and impact. As is the case with so many folk songs, however, it’s hard to pin down just where “We Shall Overcome” originated. An early twentieth-century […]

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American Songwriter’s Christmas Playlist

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A great American songwriter once wrote, “Jingle bells/ Batman smells/ Robin laid an egg.” We may never know the author of that timeless composition, but here’s 20 more great holiday songs whose origins are not in doubt. Season’s greetings, y’all. 1. Paul Simon – “Getting Ready For Christmas Day” 2. Hayes Carll – “Grateful for […]

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Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes – Various Artists

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Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes Various Artists (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records) Rating: 4 out of 5 stars On Nov. 4, Bob Dylan released The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Volume 11, a six-disc, 138-track box set that marks the first time every recording from his 1967 Basement Tapes sessions will be compiled in […]

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Bob Dylan & The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete

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Bob Dylan and The Band The Basement Tapes Complete! (Legacy) Rating: 5 stars out of 5 stars Music fans having access to the complete archives of The Basement Tapes is somewhat akin to historians being presented with the tapes of the meetings of the Continental Congress or art buffs who receive a videotape of Da […]

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Concert Review: Bob Dylan Brings The Goods To Hollywood

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Bob Dylan and Band. Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, California. October 24, 2014. Bob Dylan’s endless tour touched down in Hollywood Friday night for the first of a three-night stint at the Dolby Theatre. Originally the Kodak Theatre, built to house the annual Academy Awards, it’s an elegant venue. Scarlet throughout, it’s much more intimate than the last […]

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Country Music Hall of Fame Announces New Exhibition

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Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame announced its next exhibition, Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City. The exhibition will take a retrospective look at the rock and folk artists of the late ’60s and early ’70s who traveled to Nashville to work with the Nashville Cats, a group of talented session musicians who played […]

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Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes Set For November Release

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Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James and Marcus Mumford have teamed up with producer T Bone Burnett for Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes, a collaborative album based on recently discovered lyrics from Bob Dylan’s 1967 The Basement Tapes sessions. The album releases via Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records […]

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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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