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.
…to work with people who inspired me early on like Bob Dylan and Neil Young, they are so dear to me as musicians and as people. To be able to call them friends and be a part of so many projects of theirs as well as bringing them on mine. And then to just hang out and write and be a part of that extraordinary world that is theirs.
-Emmylou Harris (2010)
Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She has released dozens of albums and singles over the course of her career and has won 14 Grammys, the Polar Music Prize, and numerous other honors, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2018, she was presented the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
Close your eyes, close the door
You don’t have to worry anymore
I’ll be your baby tonight
Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar; March 30, 1979) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and pianist. She has won multiple awards and has sold more than 50 million records worldwide.Billboard named her the top jazz artist of the 2000s decade. She has won nine Grammy Awards and was ranked 60th on Billboard magazine’s artists of the 2000s decade chart.
May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
A Celebration of Steve Jobs
Live Apple Event, October 19, 2011
Written by Bob Dylan, recorded in Los Angeles in the spring of 1981 and released in August of that year on Dylan’s album Shot of Love.
The love in “Every Grain of Sand,” though firmly rooted in Dylan’s conversion experience and his Bible studies, immediately and obviously reaches beyond its context to communicate a deeply felt devotional spirit based on universal experiences: pain of self-awareness, and sense of wonder or awe at the beauty of the natural world.
-Paul Williams (Bob Dylan, performing artist:The Middle Years )
In the time of my confession, in the hour of my deepest need
When the pool of tears beneath my feet floods every newborn seed
There’s a dying voice within me reaching out somewhere
Toiling in the danger and the morals of despair
Music crosses every boundary there is. I just wish there was more to (American) music now. To me, it’s at an all time low. All that promise from the ‘60s has been lost. Everyone is chasing after that sterile synthesizer sound – all those drum machines. The (human) heart doesn’t beat like those machines. It’s out of touch. The best music is people expressing themselves – and you don’t always find that on records anymore. The best singers I’ve heard in recent years are on the street on New York and New Orleans. There’s nothing self-conscious about them. But you don’t see them, cause they don’t fit on cable TV.
-Bob Dylan (Robert Hilburn Interview, West Berlin, June 13, 1984)
Facts from Wikipedia:
May 28, 1984
July 8, 1984
No. of shows
27 in Europe
New York City, New York
22 March 1984
Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica)
Justin Poskin (guitar)
Tony Marsico (bass)
Chalo Quintana (drums)
Standing on the waters casting your bread
While the eyes of the idol with the iron head are glowing
Minestadio del F.C. Barcelona
28 June 1984
Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
Mick Taylor (guitar)
Ian McLagan (keyboards)
Greg Sutton (bass)
Colin Allen (drums)
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
Well it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe
Ifin’ you don’t know by now
An’ it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe
It’ll never do some how