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The Sandman 18 May 11 - 02:20 PM
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Subject: the free wheelin Bob Dylan
From: The Sandman
Date: 18 May 11 - 02:20 PM

10 PM MAY 19 RTE 2Radio2 Martin Carthy and other folk singers sing his songs.


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Subject: RE: the free wheelin Bob Dylan
From: Little Hawk
Date: 18 May 11 - 04:05 PM

What I keep wondering is when Paul Anka will do a Bob Dylan tribute album... ;-)


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Subject: RE: the free wheelin Bob Dylan
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 18 May 11 - 04:16 PM

Not just in Ireland. It's on BBC Radio 2 tonight at 22:00 BST as well.


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Subject: RE: the free wheelin Bob Dylan
From: Leadfingers
Date: 18 May 11 - 04:43 PM

And all because the poor old bugger is seventy next week (Tuesday I Thnk)


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Subject: RE: the free wheelin Bob Dylan
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 18 May 11 - 05:19 PM

Happy Birthday Bob. Our musical debt to you cannot be repaid.


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Subject: RE: the free wheelin Bob Dylan
From: gnu
Date: 18 May 11 - 05:21 PM

What I keep wondering is when Bob Dylan will do a Paul Anka tribute album... >;-)


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Subject: RE: the free wheelin Bob Dylan
From: The Sandman
Date: 18 May 11 - 05:50 PM

listening now, interesting, apart from Billy Bragg.


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Subject: RE: the free wheelin Bob Dylan-May 19 RTE 2Radio2
From: Sara O'Keeffe
Date: 19 May 11 - 03:50 AM

Come on guys - we have the Cream of British Folk performing here. Every cover was highly inventive and true to each artist's own style. Bob is a great poet, but not neccessarily a great arranger. We have people in the scene today who are greatly talented musically, and I for one found it all riveting - yes, even Billy Bragg!


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Subject: RE: the free wheelin Bob Dylan-May 19 RTE 2Radio2
From: Will Fly
Date: 19 May 11 - 04:23 AM

I wasn't able to listen to it all last night - had to be up very early this morning and needed my beauty sleep - but found it an interesting programme. Interesting in that each singer made the song they'd chosen (or the producer had chosen) "their's". As Sarah says: true to each artist's own style.

The artist I particularly liked - I thought he captured the song and made it totally his own with no comparison with Dylan necessary - was a Scottish singer called, I think, Ewen McLellan (have I got this name right?). The other 'covers' I heard were very good as well, and what struck me before I tottered up to bed was the impish thought that Dylan wasn't actually a folk singer. The British folkies brought their 'folk background' to the songs, all in their own inimitable style - and the contrast between that folk background and Dylan's rough, immediate voice was very interesting to me.

I'm not really a folk singer either, so perhaps I'm coming at it with a skewed viewpoint! Interestingly, though, Dyland himself very soon strapped on the Strat and left the genre of his early records behind...

Good programme, though - must catch up on the rest of it via iPlayer.


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Subject: RE: the free wheelin Bob Dylan-May 19 RTE 2Radio2
From: The Sandman
Date: 19 May 11 - 05:49 AM

"the cream of British folk music",.That is just a marketing ploy, and is a subjective opinion of one person[ the person who wrote the blurb,who may or may not have much insight into the British folk scene, AND IS OF COURSE ENTITLED TO THEIR SUBJECTIVE OPINION]but that is all it is, a subjective opinion of one person who may or may not be well informed.
   much as I agree with BRAGGS Political views, he does nothing for me as a performer[I would not classify him as the cream of British folk music]of that particular genre i prefer bailey or rosselson,
That is my subjective opinion, based upon being involved with the British Folk scene as a professional performer for over 35 years.
however if we all liked the same thing life would be very boring, apart from Bragg I found the other performances very interesting, and would agree with will flys comments about folk background


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Subject: RE: the free wheelin Bob Dylan-May 19 RTE 2Radio2
From: The Sandman
Date: 19 May 11 - 05:58 AM

Tony rose singing boots of spanish leather , or Steve Turner, THESE TWO WERE /ARE AMONG THE FINEST SINGERS IN BRITISH FOLK MUSIC[imho].
interesting but could have been better


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Subject: RE: the free wheelin Bob Dylan-May 19 RTE 2Radio2
From: The Sandman
Date: 19 May 11 - 06:22 AM

there was a very definite bias towards the guitar as an accompanying instrument, my suggestion regards the concertina, vocalist, either tony rose /steve turner, would have added more variety.
PROGRAMMES like this can do a lot of good as regards creating interest in folk music, but to have stuck to the old formula of guitar ,guitar guitar[ with one exception while and matthews] was unimaginative and open to improvement.
but hopefully this exposure on a national radio will do a lot of good for folk music, so good to see it happening


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Subject: RE: the free wheelin Bob Dylan-May 19 RTE 2Radio2
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 20 May 11 - 05:08 AM

Details here:

http://www.rte.ie/search.html?query=bob+dylan&branch=&sort=true


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Subject: RE: the free wheelin Bob Dylan-May 19 RTE 2Radio2
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 20 May 11 - 05:23 AM

Can be downloaded using RadioDownloader.com - use ExpatShield if overseas. Its also on TheBox.bz

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - A Folk Tribute (18th May 2011) [DABRip (mp3)]

Broadcast on BBC Radio 2.

As Radio 2 celebrates Bob Dylan's 70th birthday, the cream of the British folk scene re-interprets songs from his iconic album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. Mark Radcliffe guides us through a collection of specially recorded songs that illustrate not only Dylan's great writing skills, but also the inventiveness and creativity of British folk artists, some of whom inspired a young Dylan when he first visited Britain in the early 1960s.

Although Freewheelin' is Dylan's second studio album, it initiated the process of writing contemporary words to traditional melodies. Eleven of the thirteen songs on the album are original compositions and it contains several that came to be regarded as his best and classics of the 1960s folk scene: Blowin' in the Wind, Masters of War, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall and Don't Think Twice, It's All Right.

In December 1962, partway through recording Freewheelin', a young Bob Dylan came to London for the first time where he met English folk singer Martin Carthy. Carthy taught Dylan the traditional songs Scarborough Fair and Lord Franklin, both of which would appear on the album just months later as Girl from the North Country and Bob Dylan's Dream. Almost 50 years on, we come full circle, as Bob Dylan's Dream is performed by Martin Carthy himself.

The cast list is a roll call of British folk's premier talents, with the complete track listing as follows:

Blowin' in the Wind by Seth Lakeman;
Girl from the North Country by Thea Gilmore;
Masters of War by Martin Simpson;
Down the Highway by While and Matthews;
Bob Dylan's Blues by Ewan McLennan;
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall by Karine Polwart;
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right by Ralph McTell;
Bob Dylan's Dream by Martin Carthy;
Oxford Town by Coope, Boyes and Simpson;
Talkin' World War III Blues by Billy Bragg;
Corrina, Corrina by Cara Dillon with The Scoville Units;
Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance by Rory Mcleod;
I Shall Be Free by Rab Noakes with Fraser Speirs.


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Subject: RE: the free wheelin Bob Dylan-May 19 RTE 2Radio2
From: The Sandman
Date: 20 May 11 - 07:34 AM

"The cast list is a roll call of British folk's premier talents, with the complete track listing as follow"
that is a matter of opinion, in my opinion the programme would have been better if they had included two singer concertina players Steve Turner and Tony Rose,both of whom have recorded dylan songs and both of whom are/ were Englands premier male singers, too many guitars, the progammers showed a lack of imagination including one of the above concertina players would have added more variety


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Subject: RE: the free wheelin Bob Dylan-May 19 RTE 2Radio2
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 20 May 11 - 08:25 AM

I posted this on the other thread, which seems to be dying:

'Interesting philological (and philosophical) point, cream. Cream rises to the top of the milk, so anybody looking at it from outside will only see cream, not the rest of the milk. In some ways, the performers were the ones visible to outside observers. Reminds me of Jamesie Cotter musing on the word 'scum'. Some good interpretations in the program, though I wasn't convinced by Billy Bragg's 'Talikng World War III'. I've always felt that Dylan's reworking of existing material enhances his status as a folk performer.'


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