Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 18:03:00 EST From: Patricia Jungwirth (tricia.j@AARDVARK.APANA.ORG.AU) Subject: Dion's Wild Tales Someone posted something the other day about Dion's records being re-released on Columbia CD's, and how he talked about sitting in on Dylan sessions in the 60's. I came across this in an old edition of 'Musician' Magazine (Nov 92) when I was looking up something else. 'Dion regaled one songwriter panel with stories of touring with Buddy Holly, being introduced to blues records by John Hammond Sr (Dion demonstrated how he imitated John Lee Hooker's "Walking Boogie" to come up with "Ruby Baby") and how, through Hammond and producer Tom Wilson, he got to watch Bob Dylan make his early records. Dion claimed that he and his musicians convinced Wilson to let them overdub an electric band on "Maggie's Farm" - and when Dylan heard it he decided to go electric (tales do sometimes grow a little tall at the Bottom Line). "Dylan was a wild man," Dion said, "like somebody let him out of a cage! He'd walk into the session, they'd get all these jazz musicians up there, and he'd say 'Follow me!'" Dion launched into an impression of Dylan wailing his lyrics and flailing an acoustic guitar. "They'd say, 'Wait a minute! You're doing too many!' He'd say, 'That's right.' They'd say, 'But one time you did it two bars too many and then you did it... ' He'd say, 'That's right, follow me!' They'd have to follow him. They'd hold their ass and they were on a ride! It was wild watching him! It was crazy."
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 17:57:40 +0100 From: "Chr. Ter-Nedden" (gternedden@PING.CH) Subject: Re: Dion's Wild Tales Dion did a marvellous version of "One Too Many Mornings" on his 1992 CD "Dreams on Fire." He also mentioned Dylan in another track on that album, a song about the history of rock called "What's That Sound": "Dylan forced us all to think..." This is one of my favourite non-Dylan records. Chris
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 1996 17:50:18 +0000 From: Christian Ter-Nedden (email@example.com) To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Dion DiMucci & Dylan Hi Karl Erik I came across an old post of mine to the digest re Dion DiMucci and Dylan. At the time, I wrote that Dion covered One Too Many Mornings. In the meantime, I've bought another Dion CD, Return of the Wanderer/Fire in the Night (a 2LP-on-1CD-reissue). He covers Spanish Harlem Incident on Return of the Wanderer, and a great version it is, too. Yours Chris