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Lunch Hour Special (Thursday 10/13/16)

John Simon | Posted about 1 year ago.


Words and Music by Bob Dylan, Nobel Laureate

* Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan (1966 hit single featuring the biting wordplay of an angry young man)

Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds (1965 single - the first #1 record of the "Folk Rock" era was penned by BD)

Like a Rolling Stone - Jimi Hendrix Experience (6/67 - recorded at the Monterey Pop Festival in a performance that put these guys on the map here in The States. What a trip!)

* My Back Pages - Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Neil Young and Bob Dylan himself, along with a crack band led by GE Smith. Find it on YouTube and be blown away!)

Just Like A Woman - Joe Cocker (1968, from his eponymous major-label debut LP with a crack studio band that included Jimmy Page)

* I and I - Bob Dylan (1983 - from his "Infidels" LP, co-produced by - and featuring the guitar work of - Mark Knopfler. The request was for this or "Sweetheart Like You," one of his "lovey-dovey" tunes. Lovely.)

Chimes Of Freedom - Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band (1988 - from a fundraising EP for Amnesty International. It charted at #16 on the Rock charts)

* Hurricane (Pt. I) - Bob Dylan (11/75 - the single was an edited-down version of an 8 1/2 minute LP track featuring his Rolling Thunder Revue. It reached #33 on the singles chart and appears to have contributed to "Hurricane" Carter's ultimate exoneration).

* = requests

Malika favre bob dylan the new yorker cover october 24 2016

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