The New Basement Tapes is a collective of musicians Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford. Their album… 149 more words
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Throughout the six decades we’ve admired and loved him, Bob Dylan has stood at the forefront of music culture and has continued to be a primary influence on the way artists create music. 556 more words
This month saw a pair of archival releases centered around Bob Dylan’s infamous Basement Tapes sessions in Woodstock, New York in 1966-1967. The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 965 more words
Showtime's 'Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued' Might as Well Be Called 'The Real World: Dylan Disciples'
It’s almost always a joy, at least for this longtime Dylan fan, to watch other artists interpret the Bard of Hibbing. Many of the tribute albums, the concerts, the film soundtracks (amidst pleasant straight-ahead covers) inevitably feature artists creatively mining Dylan’s back catalog, as Joan Baez did with “Love Is Just a Four Letter Word,” or reinterpreting the canon in the spirit of Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower.” The resultant tracks veer close to magic. 657 more words
By Raoul Biron, Contributing Writer
Bob Dylan is never content. The 73-year-old songwriter forces his audience to adapt. Even at the cost of alienating his listeners forever, Dylan unceremoniously drags his fans through genres, leaving behind enough innovation, hurt feelings and material to overwhelm them. 655 more words