Bob Dylan: Modern Times
Episode date - September 16, 2007
Our final show on Bob Dylan – our 20th! – ends this series not with a whimper, but a bang. Although Dylan’s relevance was rarely ever in serious question, his latest album has thrust him squarely in the midst of contemporary culture.
In another sense, “Modern Times” is Bob Dylan’s most old-fashioned album, with a multitude of references to musical signposts extracted from Americana, blues and folk. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s weekly album chart, making Bob Dylan the oldest person to have achieved such a feat.
Over twenty programs, we covered his incredibly diverse career throughout forty-five years of history. For most of those years, he has been at the forefront of our musical culture. “Modern Times” implies that there will be much more to listen for in the years to come.
Here’s a list of songs featured in this program;
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
Lonesome Day Blues
Thunder on the Mountain
Rollin’ and Tumblin’
The Levee’s Gonna Break