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Bob Dylan, “Pay in Blood” from Tempest (2012): One Track Mind

Bob Dylan, “Pay in Blood” from Tempest (2012): One Track Mind

As an angry young man, Bob Dylan had very few rivals. “Pay in Blood” shows that he is still in a league of his own as an angry old man, too.

Songs of Thanksgiving from Bob Dylan, Joan Baez + others: Gimme Five

Songs of Thanksgiving from Bob Dylan, Joan Baez + others: Gimme Five

Sometimes it’s best to give thanks. And sometimes it helps to have songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and others to remind us.

Bob Dylan gave in to worry on Oh Mercy, and he hasn’t returned since

Bob Dylan gave in to worry on Oh Mercy, and he hasn’t returned since

‘Oh Mercy,’ released on Sept. 18, 1989, saw Bob Dylan reveal a new perspective suddenly shrouded in darkness. It was a sling-shot moment.

Carly Simon – Another Passenger (1976): Forgotten Series

Carly Simon – Another Passenger (1976): Forgotten Series

Song for song, even sideman for sideman, the often-overlooked ‘Another Passenger’ is the best album Carly Simon ever made.

Graham Parker’s Burning Questions found him still angry, if no longer young

Graham Parker’s Burning Questions found him still angry, if no longer young

‘Burning Questions,’ released on July 20, 1992, showed that time hadn’t dulled Graham Parker’s legendary rapier wit, or his inquisitiveness.

John Manning – White Bear (1971): Forgotten Series

John Manning – White Bear (1971): Forgotten Series

We’re on the trail of the seemingly untraceable John Manning, a talented singer-songwriter who released a lone album, then disappeared.

Mickey Newbury, “Summertime” (1993): One Track Mind

Mickey Newbury, “Summertime” (1993): One Track Mind

When Mickey Newbury covered a song, he did it with such intensity that it’s hard to imagine it done any other way. Here’s another example.

Tom Jones – yes, Tom Jones – is a Bob Dylan nut: ‘You can’t compare him to anybody else’

Tom Jones – yes, Tom Jones – is a Bob Dylan nut: ‘You can’t compare him to anybody else’

It might seem, well, so unusual, but Tom Jones counts Bob Dylan as a hero. That led to a surprise appearance at the recent MusiCares Foundation concert.

Chris J. Connolly – Flying Lessons (2015)

UK-born New Yorker Chris J. Connolly has figured out on debut album ‘Flying Lessons’ that keeping it simple makes it great.

David Philips, “Angel” from If I Had Wings (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is a review of David Philips’ pretty, ethereal number “Angel” from his upcoming album ‘If I Had Wings.’