Bob Dylan: Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground (Willie Nelson)

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)

Happy 88th Birthday Willie Nelson

  1. Song facts & different versions
  2. Lyrics
  3. Bob Dylan

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My Morning Jacket sings 5 Bob Dylan songs – Happy Birthday Jim James

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)

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Great live versions of every song from “Sticky Fingers” – Happy 50th Birthday

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

Brown Sugar

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)


Performed onstage:
1969-73, 1975-78, 1981-82, 1989-90, 1994-95, 1997-99, 2002-03, 2005-07, 2012-19
Texas, 1972

Gold Coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
Sold in the market down in New Orleans
Scarred old slaver knows he’s doin’ all right
Hear him whip the women just around midnight



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Bob Dylan Sings Neil Young’s Old Man (3 versions)

Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.
Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.

Old Man” is a song written and performed by Neil Young on his 1972 album Harvest. “Old Man” was released as a single on Reprise Records on April 17, 1972, reaching number 4 in Canada, and number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the week ending June 3.

Bob Dylan played “Old Man” 33 times on his 2002 tour, and here are 3 of them:
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Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Gram Parsons, Joan Baez Cover “Sing Me Back Home” (Merle Haggard)

The warden led a prisoner down the hallway to his doom
I stood up to say goodbye like all the rest
And I heard him tell the warden just before he reached my cell
“Let my guitar playing friend do my request”

Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler.

Sing Me Back Home” is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard and The Strangers. It was released in November 1967 as the first single and title track from the album Sing Me Back Home. In 2019, Rolling Stone ranked “Sing Me Back Home” No. 32 on its list of the 40 Saddest Country Songs of All Time.

Bob Dylan

Dylan covered this song in September 1985 – Farm Aid Rehearsals – with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.
Tracks from this rehearsal first started circulating in June 2016.

This is a pretty good performance, even though he doesn’t remember a lot of the lyrics.

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March 20: Neil Young recorded Cinnamon Girl in 1969 – live & cover versions

neil young cinnamon girl

I wanna live with a cinnamon girl
I could be happy the rest of my life
With a cinnamon girl

Neil Young opened up his second long-player Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969) with this concise, yet hard driving love song. It also effectively began his relationship with the backing combo Crazy Horse. Musically the track is an uncomplicated three-chord rocker and shows off Young’s infamous one-note solo motif during the instrumental ‘middle eight’ bars between the chorus and verse. ..
~Lindsay Planer (allmusic.com)

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