Bob Dylan wrote good words, but the underrated thing about why he is one of the best, if not the best, songwriter is that his words always sounded good with his voice. He rapped them.
– Justin Vernon (2011)
Justin DeYarmond Edison Vernon (born April 30, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known as the primary songwriter and frontman of indie folk band Bon Iver.
He takes whatever thing he’s singing and makes it his. There’s not many people who can do that. Even something like an Elvis tune. You know, once Elvis done a tune, it’s pretty much done. But Willie is the only one in my recollection that has even taken something associated with Elvis and made it his. He just puts his sorta trip on it…
–> Bob Dylan (April 1993)
I think that’s one of the coolest things about Bob Dylan — that nobody really knows what the fuck goes on with him. And that’s great. That’s awesome. That’s how it should be.
–> Jim James (to Matt Sullivan – 2011)
James Edward Olliges Jr. (born April 27, 1978), professionally known as Jim James or Yim Yames, is an American vocalist, guitarist, producer, and primary songwriter of the rock band My Morning Jacket. He has also released several solo albums.
You’re a Big Girl Now
Our conversation was short and sweet
It nearly swept me off my feet
And I’m back in the rain, oh
And you are on dry land
You made it there somehow
You’re a big girl now
From the album “Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan” (2012)
I will not go down under the ground
‘Cause somebody tells me that death’s coming ’round
And I will not carry myself down to die,
When I go to my grave, my head will be high.
Let me die in my footsteps before I go down under the ground.
“Let Me Die In My Footsteps” is a song written by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan in February 1962. The song was selected for the original sequence of Dylan’s 1963 album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, but was replaced by “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”. This version was recorded at Columbia studios on April 25, 1962, during the first Freewheelin’ session, and was subsequently released in March 1991 on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991.
Sticky Fingers is the ninth British and eleventh American studio album by the English rock band the Rolling Stones, released 23 April 1971 on their new, and own, label Rolling Stones Records after previously having been contracted by Decca Records and London Records in the UK and US since 1963.
Happy 50th Birthday “Sticky Fingers”
Here are great live versions from each track
At the end of the ’60s I had a little more time to sit around and play my guitar, writing songs rather than just lyrics for the first time. I’d written songs before then, but they were little things like Yesterday’s Papers. Now I could take it more seriously. Brown Sugar was one of those songs. I wrote it in Australia, somewhere between Melbourne and Sydney, while I was in my trailer filming Ned Kelly – I had a whole bunch of time out there. I was simply writing what I wanted to write, not trying to test the waters. People are very quick to react to what you write, but I just write what comes into my head.
–> Mick Jagger (2003)
The original six-piece band, with Duane and Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jaimoe created inspired, utterly unique magic. From their remarkable self-titled debut album in 1969, the band succeeded in reinventing blues-based music in a way that was both visionary and true to the original material.
— Alan Paul (One Way Out – 2015)
The Allman Brothers Band’s 25 All-Time Greatest Songs
Guitar World – July 2017
1. Whipping Post (Live) (1971 – At Fillmore East)
2. Blue Sky (1972 – Eat a Peach)
3. Midnight Rider (1970 – Idlewild South)
4. Dreams (1969 – The Allman Brothers Band)
5. It’s Not My Cross to Bear (1969 – The Allman Brothers Band)
6. Melissa (1972 – Eat a Peach)
7. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (Live) (1971 – At Fillmore East)
8. Jessica (1973 – Brothers and Sisters)
9. Revival (1970 – Idlewild South)
10. Ramblin’ Man (1973 – Brothers and Sisters)
11. Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More (1972 – Eat a Peach)
12. Les Brers in A Minor (1972 – Eat a Peach)
13. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ (1970 – Idlewild South)
14. Statesboro Blues (Live) (1971 – At Fillmore East)
15. Mountain Jam (Live) (1972 – Eat a Peach)
16. Nobody Knows (1991 – Shades of Two Worlds)
17. Little Martha (1972 – Eat a Peach)
18. One Way Out (1972 – Eat a Peach)
19. Come and Go Blues (1973 – Brothers and Sisters)
20. Black Hearted Woman (1969 – The Allman Brothers Band)
21. Seven Turns (1990 – Seven Turns)
22. You Don’t Love Me (Live) (1971 – At Fillmore East)
23. No One to Run With (1994 – An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band: 2nd Set)
24. Hot ‘Lanta (1971 – At Fillmore East)
25. Stormy Monday (1971 – At Fillmore East)