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PostPosted: Fri August 10th, 2012, 22:22 GMT 

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I wont listen to any track until I can sit down with the whole album so I dont know where ERK ranks but these are all fantastic - in this order.

1. Lonesome Day Blues
2. Cry A While
3. Rollin' and Tumblin'
4. Tweedles
5. Someday Baby (MT take)

If ERK is in the ranks of those, great!!


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PostPosted: Fri August 10th, 2012, 22:34 GMT 
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JellyRoll wrote:
I wont listen to any track until I can sit down with the whole album so I dont know where ERK ranks but these are all fantastic - in this order.

1. Lonesome Day Blues
2. Cry A While
3. Rollin' and Tumblin'
4. Tweedles
5. Someday Baby (MT take)

If ERK is in the ranks of those, great!!


love all those, and rolling and tumblin too. and shake shake mama is one of my all time favs. :D


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PostPosted: Sat August 11th, 2012, 02:39 GMT 

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"Shake, Shake Mama" is the best song on TTL. It has a brilliant groove. "Tweedles" is rockabilly -- nothing blues about it.

"Lonesome Day Blues" is, to me, the most boring song on L&T. No one, I noticed, has mentioned "Summer Days," which, except for the bridges, is formally straight-up 12-bar as opposed to stuff like "Someday Baby," "Cry Awhile," etc.


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PostPosted: Sat August 11th, 2012, 03:20 GMT 

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arthurprecarious wrote:
Welcome back Mr Shoeless Hunter!! How the hell are ya?


Happy to be back and looking forward to the new album! I'm just glad he's still making records. You know all of the "what if's"...What if the Beatles didn't break up, what if Jim Morrison stayed alive...we know the answer to "what if" Dylan kept playing until he was 71.. :D


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PostPosted: Sat August 11th, 2012, 03:40 GMT 
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Shoeless Hunter wrote:
arthurprecarious wrote:
Welcome back Mr Shoeless Hunter!! How the hell are ya?


Happy to be back and looking forward to the new album! I'm just glad he's still making records. You know all of the "what if's"...What if the Beatles didn't break up, what if Jim Morrison stayed alive...we know the answer to "what if" Dylan kept playing until he was 71.. :D


Damn right. Happy for the what if's :D

My 22 year old great uncle was killed in WW2. He didn't get too many what ifs.


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PostPosted: Sat August 11th, 2012, 07:49 GMT 
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Tweedles
Lonesome Day Blues
Cry A While
Rollin' and Tumblin'
Someday Baby (MT take)
Levee
My Wife's Hometown
Jolene
Shake Shake Mama


I made this into a compilation for myself,
adding Early Roman Kings, High Water, Blind Willie, Marchin', Cold Irons and Dirt Road.
I'm loving it!


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PostPosted: Sat August 11th, 2012, 12:09 GMT 
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That raises the question of what other "Bob Dylan Blues" compilations have people done?


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PostPosted: Sat August 11th, 2012, 13:47 GMT 
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Does ERK hold your interest Henry? Enough punch lines in there? Where does it rank? Can it hold a prayer to your favoured tracks as cited above?


I haven't heard it and won't listen to it until the record comes out. The lyric looks pretty good.


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PostPosted: Sat August 11th, 2012, 13:58 GMT 
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Shake Shake Mama kills.


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PostPosted: Sat August 11th, 2012, 15:33 GMT 
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Shake Shake Mama kills.


So remember folks - just say no.


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PostPosted: Tue August 14th, 2012, 20:35 GMT 
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It's more the boring ass way in which his touring band plays the blues that I have issues with.


Exactly. It needs to swing. Not sound like a bunch of construction workers hammering nails.


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PostPosted: Tue August 14th, 2012, 20:54 GMT 
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Bennyboy wrote:
Lonesome Day Blues
Cry A While
Early Roman Kings

The rest can x off back to the woman and dog that just left and died.

In the 3 songs above we have the perfect encapsulation of ModBob - a squinty-eyed loverman ninja, horny as all hell and getting medieval on the ass of any poor bastard stupid enough to cross him.


I agree with most of this.... although the Modbob condescension still goes over my head.
I do wonder how "Dirt Road" got left off this list... the only thing that really saves it is Lanoi's arrangement. It's eerie sounding, and forms a nice bridge off of Lovesick, but as a song on it's own, it's pretty tedious.

I'm always amazed to see people bash on "Honest with Me" I really love that song. But I really dig the sound of the slide guitar in general.

I'm going to give Shake Mamma another run through tonight, based on the enthusiasm here though :)


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PostPosted: Wed August 15th, 2012, 13:48 GMT 
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HunterRose wrote:
Bennyboy wrote:
Lonesome Day Blues
Cry A While
Early Roman Kings

The rest can x off back to the woman and dog that just left and died.

In the 3 songs above we have the perfect encapsulation of ModBob - a squinty-eyed loverman ninja, horny as all hell and getting medieval on the ass of any poor bastard stupid enough to cross him.


I agree with most of this.... although the Modbob condescension still goes over my head.
I do wonder how "Dirt Road" got left off this list... the only thing that really saves it is Lanoi's arrangement. It's eerie sounding, and forms a nice bridge off of Lovesick, but as a song on it's own, it's pretty tedious.

I'm always amazed to see people bash on "Honest with Me" I really love that song. But I really dig the sound of the slide guitar in general.

I'm going to give Shake Mamma another run through tonight, based on the enthusiasm here though :)



'Dirt Road Blues' is a great little blues track, production niggles notwithstanding. Echoes of 'Meet Me In The Morning'.

'Honest With Me' though - well it's a coin with Sucks Arse on both sides.


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PostPosted: Wed August 15th, 2012, 14:46 GMT 
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I have to ask, is anyone else doing the blues like Bob does it? Because it sounds like it's a tired form, yet I can't really recall anyone that plays it the way he does...in the last 30 or so years anyway. George Theorgood maybe, or Johnny Winter?


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PostPosted: Wed August 15th, 2012, 14:57 GMT 
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I have to ask, is anyone else doing the blues like Bob does it? Because it sounds like it's a tired form, yet I can't really recall anyone that plays it the way he does...in the last 30 or so years anyway. George Theorgood maybe, or Johnny Winter?


He actually channels the Blues better than anyone - makes you want to jump under a train.


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PostPosted: Wed August 15th, 2012, 15:02 GMT 
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Bennyboy wrote:
goodnitesteve wrote:
I have to ask, is anyone else doing the blues like Bob does it? Because it sounds like it's a tired form, yet I can't really recall anyone that plays it the way he does...in the last 30 or so years anyway. George Theorgood maybe, or Johnny Winter?


He actually channels the Blues better than anyone - makes you want to jump under a train.


Well, that's good, though there's always a chance of survival.


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PostPosted: Wed August 15th, 2012, 15:03 GMT 
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goodnitesteve wrote:
Bennyboy wrote:
He actually channels the Blues better than anyone - makes you want to jump under a train.


Well, that's good, though there's always a chance of survival.


Yeah, I guess its a slow train coming....

Christ - there's no escape is there?


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PostPosted: Wed August 15th, 2012, 15:15 GMT 
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Bennyboy wrote:
He actually channels the Blues better than anyone - makes you want to jump under a train.

Well, that's good, though there's always a chance of survival.

Yeah, I guess its a slow train coming....

Christ - there's no escape is there?


Even if it hits you, the drifter still could escape.


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PaxViri wrote:
"Shake, Shake Mama" is the best song on TTL. It has a brilliant groove. "Tweedles" is rockabilly -- nothing blues about it.

"Lonesome Day Blues" is, to me, the most boring song on L&T. No one, I noticed, has mentioned "Summer Days," which, except for the bridges, is formally straight-up 12-bar as opposed to stuff like "Someday Baby," "Cry Awhile," etc.


Totally with you.

Early Roman Kings is closer to TD&TD and/or Tombstone Blues, to set an unreachable example.
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They are somehow *standards* but no way they're 12 bar blues.
In Roman Kings there's an interesting chord variation, too.

While Lonesome Day (not to mention Thunder On The Mountain) is actually really boring.


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PostPosted: Wed August 15th, 2012, 15:23 GMT 
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PaxViri wrote:
"Shake, Shake Mama" is the best song on TTL. It has a brilliant groove. "Tweedles" is rockabilly -- nothing blues about it.

"Lonesome Day Blues" is, to me, the most boring song on L&T. No one, I noticed, has mentioned "Summer Days," which, except for the bridges, is formally straight-up 12-bar as opposed to stuff like "Someday Baby," "Cry Awhile," etc.


Totally with you.

Early Roman Kings is closer to TD&TD and/or Tombstone Blues, to set an unreachable example.
:)
They are somehow *standards* but no way they're 12 bar blues.
In Roman Kings there's an interesting chord variation, too.

While Lonesome Day (not to mention Thunder On The Mountain) is actually really boring.


On the recordings they most certainly are, though I enjoy Lonesome a bit more. Early Roman Kings has something else going for it though, perhaps the vocal and a driving and unpredictable rhyme. I played it yesterday while driving through the Holland Tunnel and the "blazing the rails" part really sold the drive into the gates of hell.


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PostPosted: Wed August 15th, 2012, 15:31 GMT 
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I prefer the outtake Bob did for that porno soundtrack - 'Bonesome Lay Dues'. He sleeps with Samantha Brown in every position you can imagine.


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PostPosted: Wed August 15th, 2012, 20:27 GMT 
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In blues it's almost all about the delivery. It has to have some magic. Some other type of songs don't need that as much, as the lyrics can hold the thing together.'cry a while' and 'lonesome day' both qualify as good electrifying performances. Lyrics not especially good, but there's a spark running through them


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PostPosted: Thu August 16th, 2012, 02:52 GMT 
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In blues it's almost all about the delivery. It has to have some magic.

Totally agree. This is why I love Early Roman Kings, his vocals are fantastic! And I don't consider his blues songs "throwaways." Bob loves the blues, why shouldn't he be able to express that?


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PostPosted: Thu August 16th, 2012, 03:10 GMT 

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Based on studio recordings alone, I rate 'em this way:

Genuinely great track:

1. Lonesome Day Blues.

A notch below that, but still tons of fun, are

2.Cry A While
3. Tweedles (a wrongly-maligned song IMHO)

Then there's 'solid' songs, nothing outstanding but enjoyable:

4. Someday baby
5. Early Roman Kings
6. Shake Shake Mama

Followed by mediocrity:

7. Rollin' and Tumblin' (some nice lyrics in here about crumbling tombs and such, though; if the performance wasn't on the drab side, it might have made the above category)
8. levee
9. My Wife's Hometown

And finally, dismal, wretched gutter filth that never should have been allowed to appear on a major label release, let alone a Bob Dylan album:

10. Jolene


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PostPosted: Thu August 16th, 2012, 05:32 GMT 

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Lonesome Day Blues & Cry Awhile were great. Honest With Me alright.

x everything after that (especially these generic blues with accordion songs).

By the way am I the only one who thinks he's singlehandedly undoing all the work Garth Hudson did to raise the accordion to a non hated instrument. Can't stand that sound, hate Early Modern Kings with a fiery passion.


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