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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.