Sunday, March 12, 2017

365 Days of Dylan, Day 72: Satisfied Mind

How many times have you heard someone say

If I had his money I'd do things my way


Hmm, but little they know


Hmm, it's so hard to find


One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind.


Dylan's recording of this classic song by Red Hayes and Jack Rhodes appeared on Saved (1980).  

Satisfied Mind lyrics



Money can't buy back
Your youth when you're old
Or a friend when you're lonely
Or a love that's grown cold


Bob Dylan, live in 1999.


Many other artists have recorded Satisfied Mind. Here are five noteable ones. 

1. Johnny Cash.



2. Jeff Buckley.



3. Joan Baez.



4.  Willie Neslon.



5.  Lucinda Williams.




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Saturday, March 11, 2017

365 Days of Dylan, Day 71: Stardust

The third release from Triplicate, Stardust, is a 90-year-old Hoagy Carmichael song that's been covered thousands of times. Dylan holds his own with a lovely, soulful performance highlighted by sweet western guitar.

If there was any doubt, Triplicate's 30 classic covers affirm Dylan's sustained journey into the backroads of American standards. I'm enjoying the ride. Triplicate is set for release on March 31.



Friday, March 10, 2017

365 Days of Dylan, Day 70: Pay in Blood

Bob brings the growl to Pay in Blood from 2012's Tempest.


"I pay in blood, but not my own." Lyrics.









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Thursday, March 9, 2017

365 Days of Dylan, Day 69: Pressing On

365 Days of Dylan, Day 69: Pressing On from 1980's Saved. Sometimes all you can do is press on.

Dylan, live in Toronto, Pressing On.





365 Days of Dylan, Day 68: Folsom Prison Blues

365 Days of Dylan, Day 68: Folsom Prison Blues from The Basement Tapes Sampler: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11. Dylan plays Cash.


Dylan and the Dead, Folsom Prison Blues, Live 1987.

  



Bob Dylan - Folsom Prison Blues (Self Portrait Outtake)



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365 Days of Dylan, Day 67: Shot of Love

365 Days of Dylan, Day 67: Shot of Love from the 1981 album from the same name. Released just six years after Blood on the Tracks, it couldn't sound more different. This opening cut is all big beat, drums, bluesy bombastic vocals and stinging guitars. A lot of swagger in this song. Lyrics.





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365 Days of Dylan, Day 66: Fourth Time Around

365 Days of Dylan, Day 66: Fourth Time Around. Another great tune from Blonde on Blonde. Dylan details the intricacies of a complicated relationship with perhaps a few echos of Norwegian Wood. Hear also the starkly beautiful version by Chris Whitley.

When she said
“Don’t waste your words, they’re just lies”
I cried she was deaf
And she worked on my face until breaking my eyes
Then said, “What else you got left?”
It was then that I got up to leave
But she said, “Don’t forget
Everybody must give something back
For something they get”







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