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Thread #142469 Message #3291537
Posted By: Little Hawk
16-Jan-12 - 03:09 PM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Dylan's 1965 rendition of "Ballad of a Thin Man" is intense, unique, and unforgettable. That song takes no prisoners, to use an old expression. No one else has (so far as I know) attempted to cover it, because no one else could even come close to Bob's original recorded version of it.
The singer I most admire lately, for both her singing AND her songwriting AND her live performing ability AND her deadpan sense of humour onstage, is Lynn Miles, a veteran Canadian folk musician who has done 8 studio albums since the late 80's. She doesn't sound anything like Bob Dylan, and she's an incredible singer and songwriter, but she lists among her favorite 10 albums of all time, two of Bob Dylan's...
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
She also lists these other 8 albums:
The Band - Music from Big Pink
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
Woody Guthrie - This Land IS Your Land
The Louvin Brothers - When I Stop Dreaming
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Joni Mitchell - Hejira
Jimmie Rodgers - The Very Best of Jimmie Rodgers
Neil Young - Harvest
Lynn Miles knows something good when she hears it.