Saturday, June 19, 2010

The MJ Show #102 (Tribute To Bob Dylan)

I'll say this right off the bat...I'm not the biggest Bob Dylan fan. That's probably my loss. Maybe a few years later, I'll find his complete discography and go through every album and read all his songs and discover what I've been missing...but even if I'm not the biggest fan, even I know the massive impact that Bob Dylan has had on the music world.

Don't belive me? Here...have a look at some of the biggest names in music doing some of Dylan's songs.

Johnny Cash - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

Eddie Vedder - The Times They Are A-Changin'

Joan Baez - It Ain't Me, Babe

Grateful Dead - Maggie's Farm

The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man

The Rolling Stones - Like a Rolling Stone

The Beatles - Mama You Been On My Mind

Adele - Make You Feel My Love

Cher - All I Really Want to Do

Joe Cocker - I Shall Be Released

Alanis Morissette - Subterranean Homesick Blues and Blowin' In The Wind

Eric Clapton - Sign Language

Sheryl Crow - Mississippi

Olivia Newton-John - If Not For You

Aaron Neville - Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

Jeff Beck Group - Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

The Black Crowes - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

James Blunt - I Want You

Bryan Ferry - Positively 4th Street

The Hollies - When The Ship Comes In

Tom Petty - License to Kill

Mountain with Ozzy Osbourne - Masters Of War

Etta James - Gotta Serve Somebody

Norah Jones - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

The Everly Brothers - Abandoned Love

Harry Belafonte - Forever Young

Jeff Buckley - Just Like A Woman

Duran Duran - Lay, Lady, Lay

Buddy Guy - Lay, Lady, Lay

Oh come on! I had to give you this one twice :) It's BUDDY freakin GUY!! How could I miss him out. And Duran Duran's version was killer too wasn't it?

Guns N Roses - Knocking On Heaven's Door

Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower

Stevie Wonder - Blowin' in the Wind

Elvis - Blowing In The Wind

What more do you need me to put here to make my point about this man's influence :)

Someone once said "Elvis might never have been born, but someone else would surely have brought the world rock 'n' roll. No such logic accounts for Bob Dylan. No iron law of history demanded that a would-be Elvis from Hibbing, Minnesota, would swerve through the Greenwich Village folk revival to become the world's first and greatest rock 'n' roll beatnik bard and then—having achieved fame and adoration beyond reckoning—vanish into a folk tradition of his own making."

Oh and if this isn't enough...have a look at this: List of Artists who've covered Bob Dylan Songs

Heh :)
How's this to end the show. I can assure you that Bob Dylan DID NOT write this one :)

( case you're wondering about the lyrics. All the lines are palindromes :) You can read em both ways. Like "Madam I'm Adam" Turn it around...and it still reads the same. Geddit? Now see the song again :) )

I was actually going to put this up last month around Dylan's birthday (24th May)...but better late than never right? :)

The good folks at Sony Music have put up a LOT of Dylan's albums in the market right now. Go pick yourself up an album...even if it's the Best Of album...or any one of his epic albums. You won't regret it :)

I'm going to give you a chance to win some Bob Dylan cds as well. Check back to see which ones and how...tomorrow! :)

Right is now time for me to say...take care...and Good Night! :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!

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