Rod Stewart sings 12 Bob Dylan songs – Happy Birthday Rod Stewart


.. Stewart will always be remembered as one of rock & roll’s best interpretive singers as well as an accomplished, innovative songwriter, creating a raw combination of folk, rock, blues, and country that sounded like no other folk-rock or country-rock material. Instead of finding the folk in rock, he found how folk rocked like hell on its own.
–> Stephen Thomas Erlewine (allmusic.com)

Sir Roderick David Stewart CBE (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock and pop singer, songwriter and record producer. With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 250 million records worldwide. He has had ten number-one albums and 31 top ten singles in the UK, six of which reached number one.

He was knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to music and charity.

The Wicked Messenger

The Faces – 1970

There was a wicked messenger
From Eli he did come,
With a mind that multiplied
The smallest matter.



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Bob Dylan: Listen to 5 Wonderful live versions of “Huck’s Tune”

The song itself is an indulgent delight, Dylan constructing myriad reasons why he’s ‘gonna have to put you down for a while’. And though the vocal may have been reined in to reflect the contracting range of recent years, it fully manages to sound as worldly wise as the words of wisdom that cavort off the page and onto tape. Using one of his favourite rhyming-schemes – that internal rhyme in line three – to maximum effect, he almost comes up with more quotable lines in a five-minute song than he managed on the whole of “Love and Theft”.
–> Heylin, Clinton. Still on the Road: The Songs of Bob Dylan Vol. 2 1974-2008 (pp. 496-498).

Recorded @ Criteria Recording Studios in Miami, Florida – 12-13 May 2006.
Released on the the album “The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs: Rare and Unreleased 1989–2006” October 6, 2008.

It has been performed 7 times live, all in 2014.

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Bob Dylan: Listen to 10 studio takes of “Tell Ol’ Bill” (and chat between the takes)

Mid-June 2005, halfway through a thirty-two-date tour with Willie Nelson, Dylan used a two-day break from the road to cut his latest movie-soundtrack offering, for an independent film, North Country, based on the life of a female miner who brought a sexual harassment suit in North Carolina. .. It had been three years since he cut ‘’Cross The Green Mountain’, but there was no sign of a sea-change in his working method.
–> Heylin, Clinton. Still on the Road: The Songs of Bob Dylan Vol. 2 1974-2008 (p. 473)

Studio 4
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
17 June 2005

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & keyboard)
  • Stu Kimball (guitar)
  • Denny Freeman (guitar)
  • Donnie Herron (mandolin, pedal steel guitar)
  • Elana Fremerman (violin)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)

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A Bob Dylan Playlist – 7 songs with the word “President” in the lyrics

Goodness hides behind its gates,
But even the president of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked.

This might be a relevant playlist…

I’ve found seven songs mentioning “President” in the lyrics.

Quit Your Low Down Ways

Recorded: July 09, 1962
Album: The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991 – March 26, 1991

Now, you can run down to the White House,
You can gaze on the Capitol Dome,
You can knock on the President’s gate, pretty mama,
But, you know, it’s gonna be too late


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5 Great Cover Versions of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” (Adele, Billy Joel, Bryan Ferry and..)

When the rain is blowing in your face
And the whole world is on your case
I could offer you a warm embrace
To make you feel my love

Make You Feel My Love” is a song written by Bob Dylan from his album Time Out of Mind (1997). It was first released commercially by Billy Joel, under the title “To Make You Feel My Love“, before Dylan’s version appeared later that same year. It has since been covered by numerous performers..

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