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July 10, 2020

5 Favorite Bob Dylan Covers

As I was listening to Chris Farlowe’s classic 1966 Immediate Records album 14 THINGS TO THINK ABOUT tonight (something I’ve done quite often since scoring an original UK Immediate LP in the early 80’s), I noticed that I always start playing the LP with side two, because side two starts with Farlowe’s phenomenal big-beat showstopping version of Bob Dylan’s “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”, a song that I have played over the decades for many visitors to my home. It’s a stunning re-casting of the Dylan song, and would be included on any “best Dylan covers” album I would compile. Since I’m not compiling one of those right now, alas, the best I can do is to offer you five of my own personal favorite covers of The Master’s compositions (nothing by the Byrds, since you already know that any Dylan cover from any Byrds line-up will be wonderful), each exquisite IMHO, and each really stripping the song to the core and re-assembling it in an original and profound way.

Settle back and enjoy…..(and as always with You Tube, I apologize in advance for the commercials you’ll have to put up with before you get to hear the music)

THE DAILY FLASH, “Queen Jane Approximately” (1966)

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CHRIS FARLOWE, “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” (1966)

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RICK NELSON AND THE STONE CANYON BAND, “She Belongs To Me” (1969)

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ELVIS PRESLEY, “Tomorrow Is A Long Time” (1966)

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THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES, “Absolutely Sweet Marie” (1979)

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BONUS TRACK

here’s a little something extra for making it this far, for an ever half-dozen Dylan covers

LEROY VAN DYKE, “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” (1965), my father met Leroy Van Dyke once in the early 1970’s (at a shopping mall!) and told me he was a very kind man, very appreciative of his fans

September 9, 2019

BOB DYLAN Fall 2019 Tour

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Well, those discussions about how we’ll all get along without Dylan’s Never Ending Tour were a bit premature….the announcement for the Fall 2019 shows was just a bit late.

The good news is that Dylan is playing all over the US….just not in Texas/Oklahoma/Louisiana, unfortunately…. however, he is playing many venues he hasn’t played in a few years, so many of you will get a chance to see this fine band and its inimitable frontman, skipping reels of rhyme.

I’ve been very impressed with the recordings of the Spring/early Summer 2019 Europe shows I’ve heard (maybe 12 of them so far). The new arrangements of some of the material bring a fresh perspective to the songs, and Dylan certainly is passionate in his delivery of the songs. He still cares about breathing new life into his songs on a nightly basis, re-shaping the lines (sometimes changing the lyrics), re-sculpting the performance with the sultry bed-of-sound provided by Tony Garnier, George Recile, Donnie Herron, and Austin’s own Charlie Sexton (whom I used to see, often with his brother, leaning against or seated at the Continental Club bar back in the 1990’s).

These are special and emotion-filled performances (yes, not every night brings the A-game, but that’s true of any worker….I’m not on my own A-game on this Monday morning); however (and most Dylan fans already know this), before you pay $75 or $100 for a ticket, you should check out the setlists for the shows the week before you go, and then bone up on the lyrics to the songs. You’ll get a lot more out of the show if you know the words to, say, WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE, or PAY IN BLOOD, or SCARLET TOWN, or SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE, or EARLY ROMAN KINGS, or THUNDER ON THE MOUNTAIN.

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Here’s the late 2019 American Never Ending Tour dates announced so far….

11 OCT 2019 Irvine, California UC Irvine – Bren Events Center

12 OCT 2019 Santa Barbara, California Santa Barbara Bowl

14 OCT 2019 Palo Alto, California Stanford University — Frost Amphitheatre

17 OCT 2019 Denver, Colorado The Mission Ballroom

19 OCT 2019 Lincoln, Nebraska Pinnacle Bank Arena

20 OCT 2019 Kansas City, Missouri Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

22 OCT 2019 St. Louis, Missouri Stifel Theatre

23 OCT 2019 Ames, Iowa Iowa State University – C.Y. Stephens Auditorium

24 OCT 2019 Mankato, Minnesota Mankato Civic Center

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26 OCT 2019 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Eagles Ballroom

27 OCT 2019 Bloomington, Indiana Indiana University – Auditorium

29 OCT 2019 Normal, Illinois Illinois State University – Braden Auditorium

30 OCT 2019 Chicago, Illinois Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC

1 NOV 2019 South Bend, Indiana Morris Performing Arts Center

2 NOV 2019 Muncie, Indiana Ball State University – Emens Auditorium

4 NOV 2019 Columbus, Ohio Ohio State University – Mershon Auditorium

5 NOV 2019 East Lansing, Michigan Michigan State University – Wharton Center for the Performing Arts

6 NOV 2019 Ann Arbor, Michigan University of Michigan – Hill Auditorium

8 NOV 2019 Highland Heights, Kentucky Northern Kentucky University – BB&T Arena

9 NOV 2019 Akron, Ohio University of Akron – EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall

10 NOV 2019 Moon Township, PA Robert Morris University – UPMC Events Center

12 NOV 2019 Baltimore, Maryland University of Maryland Baltimore County – UMBC Event Center

13 NOV 2019 Petersburg, Virginia Virginia State University – Multi-Purpose Center

15 NOV 2019 University Park, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State University – Eisenhower Auditorium

17 NOV 2019 Ithaca, New YorkIthaca College – Athletics and Events Center

19 NOV 2019 Lowell, Massachusetts University of Massachussetts – Tsongas Arena

20 NOV 2019 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Performing Arts Center

21 NOV 2019 The Met Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

There is also supposed to be the usual multi-night residency at a NYC Venue (the Beacon Theater?), so this list is probably incomplete at its end.

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December 8, 2013

Bill Shute/KSE Top 27 Albums of 2013 (in no particular order)

Once again, although it’s been a horrible year in many ways and a mediocre year in many other ways, it’s been a GREAT year for the arts, both in new work in a variety of disciplines and in archival reissues/rediscoveries of earlier work, much of it unappreciated or even unreleased in its day. As far as new creations from 2013, it will take future archivists 100 years to catalog what’s been done this year…and with all the micro-editions and unique art-editions and the proliferation of formats for artworks of all kinds and the ephemeral creations such as installations, the depth and breadth of what’s been created in 2013 is stunning…and the archival presentations of past works have never been more thoughtfully and beautifully presented. There has been a lot to discover and to appreciate this year.

Of the hundreds upon hundreds of new cd/cassette/cdr/vinyl releases I’ve enjoyed in 2013, here are the 27 that I would most recommend…ranging from 20’s jazz to 20th century composers to 60’s garage bands to free-improv/free-jazz to a solo album by an ex-Ellingtonian to Jandek’s 9-cd set of solo piano to a 4-cd box of “old-time” music from late 1920’s Tennessee to cassettes from contemporary noise/drone/improv masters to Los Angeles R&B of the late 40’s to a Henry Mancini soundtrack and much much more…thanks to all the artists and labels listed below for making this such a great year.

THESE ARE NOT IN ANY ORDER…they are all FIRST in my book…

1. KEITH ROWE/GRAHAM LAMBKIN, “Making A” (Erstwhile, cd, US)

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2. various artists, “Oklahoma Rocks, Volume 14: The ‘Ruff’ Label” (no label, cdr, US)

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3. various artists, “Beating The Petrillo Ban: The Late December 1947 ‘Modern’ Sessions” (ACE, 2-cd set, UK)

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4. ANGELICA SANCHEZ/WADADA LEO SMITH, “Twine Forest” (Clean Feed, cd, Portugal)

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5. various artists, “Book A Trip 2: More Psych-pop Sounds of Capitol Records” (Now Sounds, cd, UK)

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6. JEF GILSON, “Archives” (Jazzman, cd, UK)

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7. ALFRED 23 HARTH, “As Yves Drew A Line. Estate.” (Re-Records, cd, Hong Kong)

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8. various artists, “The Johnson City Sessions, 1928-1929” (Bear Family, 4-cd box, Germany)

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9. WALT DICKERSON QUARTET, “The Complete New Jazz Recordings” (Solar, 2-cd, EU)

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10. SMOKEY EMERY, “Quartz” (Indian Queen, vinyl EP, US)

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11. BARRY ALTSCHUL, “The 3Dom Factor” (Tum, cd, Finland)

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12. JIMMY LYTELL, “The Complete Pathe Recordings, 1926-1928” (Jazz Oracle, CD, Canada)

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13. DEREK ROGERS, “Don’t Stop Bereaving” (Bridgetown, cassette, US)

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14. SIMONE MANCUSO, “John Cage–Works For Percussion” (Stradivarius, CD, Italy)

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15. JANDEK, “The Song of Morgan” (Corwood, 9-cd box, US)

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16. HENRY MANCINI, “Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, THE WHITE DAWN” (Intrada, CD, US)

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17. BROTHER JOHN RYDGREN, “Silhouette Segments” (Omni, 2-cd, Australia)

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18. various artists, “Long-Lost Honkers & Twangers” (Ace, CD, UK)

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19. FOSSILS, “Brainville” (Banned Productions, cassette, Canada)

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20. THE CHICO HAMILTON QUARTET featuring CHARLES LLOYD, “A Different Journey” (WEA International, CD, Japan)

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21. ANTON HEYBOER, “Rules Of The Universe” (Kye, 2-LP set, US)

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22. HAROLD ASHBY QUARTET, “Harold Ashby Quartet” (Progressive, cd, US)

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23. VALES, “Boreal Head Trip” (Skell, cassette, US)

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24. JANDEK, “Athens Saturday” (Corwood, 2-cd set, US)

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25. BOB DYLAN, “Another Self-Portrait, 1969-1971: The Bootleg Series, Volume 10” (Colunbia, 2-cd set, US)

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26. various artists (Huey Meaux productions), “South Texas Rhythm ‘n’ Soul Revue” (Ace, cd, UK)

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27. GREG “STACKHOUSE” PREVOST, “Mississippi Murderer” (Mean Disposition, LP, Spain)

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