Bob Dylan: 68 Songs in 58 Minutes!
Episode date - September 21, 2007
I know we said that last week represented our final show regarding Bob Dylan in the “How Music Changed” series, and that is still true; but with one caveat. A nagging desire to summarize our coverage of Dylan kept eating at me.
To give my statement about being done with Bob some semblance of truth, you will not hear a note of his singing or playing. Instead, you will hear bits of Bob’s songs as interpreted by others. This show should prove once and for all the near universality of Dylan’s appeal, the scope of his influence, and the wonderful malleability of his songwriting. We feature snippets taken from a full 68 recorded versions of Bob Dylan songs. There are literally thousands to choose from, so finding great versions of Dylan songs is as easy as shooting fish in a barrel. This represents just a small sample.