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 Post subject: Songs to Dance to
PostPosted: Mon September 12th, 2005, 22:51 GMT 
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I've been catching myself lately dancing to some of his songs. Songs like Leopard skin pill box hat, day of the locusts, and positively 4th street. What songs do you catch yourself dancing alot to?


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Oh, I used to do The Twist while listening to Blowin'In The Wind, but now I like to do The Jerk to Seven Curses...Sometimes it's nice to do a Tango while Idiot Wind is playing. But if it's a Polka Band playing a version of it then I'll do The Polka.

I've been known to get up and do a Dirty Dance to Masters Of War, but now that I'm getting older I don't do the Dirty Bop much anymore, unless someone ask me to-like at a party or a wedding etc.

I like to tap dance too, especially when Rainy Day Woman comes on the old juke box..and I do a mean ass Bolero to Sad Eyed Lady


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Can't dance to "With God on Our Side" ... can't not dance to "Subterranean Homesick Blues."


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I'm rather with The Grey Flannel Dwarf on this one. Different songs demand different steps. I must say that I do, of an evening, like to don my burgundy velvet smoking jacket, with it's hungarian braiding, and Watusi my way through The Clothes Line Saga. If I'm feeling particularly frisky I might just dust down my Mixed Up Confususion single, and essay the Black Bottom across the floodlit patio and down onto the terraced lawns of our estate. On Sunday evenings I do prefer a slow foxtrot- usually to It's Alright Ma (gets me in the mood for cocoa and beddy-byes). If it's a Thursday, and I'm in the mood, then I might just trip the light fantastic to The Ballad Of Hollis Brown, with the Mashed Potato. And of course nothing beats hoisting oneself into a billowing organza-hooped skirt and frilly knickers, to high kick the night away to Pawn In The Game.
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PostPosted: Tue September 13th, 2005, 21:27 GMT 
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Oh, I used to do The Twist while listening to Blowin'In The Wind...

There's one dance I can do! And you can do that to ANYTHING. God Bless Chubbie Checker!

I'm surprised no-one has mentioned Summer Days. And Moonlight too, for slow dancing.

But usually I never associated Dylan much with dancing. His music is more for listening to and thinking about. Sitting around while drinking coffee or a beer and smoking cigerattes. Gabbing with friends, walking or working in the yard etc.


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PostPosted: Tue September 13th, 2005, 22:23 GMT 
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On A Night Like This. Polka time!

Everything is Broken....Dirt Road Blues...

many many foot & hip moving songs from Bob. Tons of 'em.


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Jim W wrote:
I'm surprised no-one has mentioned Summer Days.


agreed, i totally forgot everything was bumping around at the concert to that one; he had so much energy in that one live.

and again, in the planet waves post i mentioned how today when listening to it, anywhere in my house became a drum set, its a hoedown record! lol queenjane got "on a night like this" right on.


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 Post subject: Re: Songs to Dance to
PostPosted: Wed December 26th, 2018, 18:39 GMT 
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Mr. Tambourine Man wrote:
I've been catching myself lately dancing to some of his songs. Songs like Leopard skin pill box hat, day of the locusts, and positively 4th street. What songs do you catch yourself dancing alot to?

Dylan's music is for listening to, not dancing to.

You wanna dance to music, go to friggin' disco or something.


***What in the world is the matter with people these days?!


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 Post subject: Re: Songs to Dance to
PostPosted: Fri December 28th, 2018, 17:10 GMT 
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^ A bit harsh, I think.

I used to "work out" to Dylan songs. Many are quite dance_able. Union Sundown and Neighborhood Bully come to mind.


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 Post subject: Re: Songs to Dance to
PostPosted: Fri December 28th, 2018, 19:57 GMT 
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Not much to dance to.

Instead of Street-Legal and the Jesus period, Bob should have done some disco albums. The timing would have been perfect.


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 Post subject: Re: Songs to Dance to
PostPosted: Mon December 31st, 2018, 03:29 GMT 
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I think the fact that he didn't release any disco albums tells us how he feels about dancing to his music. I would like to think that others would respect his feelings on that and discontinue the practice.


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 Post subject: Re: Songs to Dance to
PostPosted: Mon December 31st, 2018, 04:09 GMT 
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Oh man, I love to dance the songs of Bob!

Some of my favorites:

- Tight Connection To My Heart
- Something's Burning, Baby
- Changing Of The Guards
- The Very Thought Of You (Empire Burlesque Outtake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPiQv8uMX3s)
- Treasure Of Love (Down In The Groove Outtake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t59XOwnQ_78)
- Mozambique
- You Changed My Life
- Watered Down Love [This song REALLY holds you for ransom!]
- Caribbean Wind (Biograph Version)
- Wiggle Wiggle
- Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) [Basement Tapes]
- Thank God (Chabad Telethon 1986: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwETXLUWqP8) [I prefer the version from the bootleg "Dignity" which quality is superior to that video version]
- Tangled Up In Blue
- Shelter From The Storm ("Hard Rain" version)
- Most Likely You Go Your Way ("Before The Flood" version)
- Clean Cut Kid
- In The Summertime (Munjo Jerry cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUqnd-Tvicw) [Does anybody know a less muffled version?]

And more! Mainly the 80's Bobby is so danceable.

Untrodden Path wrote:
Dylan's music is for listening to, not dancing to.


Who said that? Of course there are songs that you can't dance, but others are very danceable. I wouldn't dance Walls Of Red Wing, Highlands or Tales Of Yankee Power, but the songs I mentioned above are really danceable.


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 Post subject: Re: Songs to Dance to
PostPosted: Mon December 31st, 2018, 08:35 GMT 
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Woah... if Dylan didn't think Street-Legal was a disco album,
then what was with the Saturday Night Fever outfit?


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 Post subject: Re: Songs to Dance to
PostPosted: Tue January 1st, 2019, 20:48 GMT 
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Things have changed
Man in a long black coat
Must be Santa (special thought to Johanna Parker :wink: )
Changing of the guards
Man give names to all the animals

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OjYdjjIN6HI

Etc... etc...


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 Post subject: Re: Songs to Dance to
PostPosted: Wed January 2nd, 2019, 03:10 GMT 
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dingo wrote:
Woah... if Dylan didn't think Street-Legal was a disco album,
then what was with the Saturday Night Fever outfit?

Good point.
Budokan is a disco album as well. Anyone who doesn't believe it should get up right now and do the hustle to that version of Love Minus Zero.


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 Post subject: Re: Songs to Dance to
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 Post subject: Re: Songs to Dance to
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The current version of Thunder On The Mountain sounds very danceable.


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 Post subject: Re: Songs to Dance to
PostPosted: Wed January 2nd, 2019, 15:59 GMT 
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TimEdgeworth1 wrote:
The current version of Thunder On The Mountain sounds very danceable.

As was ‘Serve Somebody’ from the latter portion of Fall 2018.


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 Post subject: Re: Songs to Dance to
PostPosted: Wed January 2nd, 2019, 17:30 GMT 

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"To Be Alone with You" and "Summer Days", particularly the amped-up 2003 & 2004 (Freddie K) versions

"Beyond Here Lies Nothing" is another good hip-shaker, some superb syncopation going on there.

But I'm saving most of my energy for when Bob cover's Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" before I truly let loose.


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 Post subject: Re: Songs to Dance to
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Ghost Of Lectricity wrote:
dingo wrote:
Woah... if Dylan didn't think Street-Legal was a disco album,
then what was with the Saturday Night Fever outfit?

Good point.
Budokan is a disco album as well. Anyone who doesn't believe it should get up right now and do the hustle to that version of Love Minus Zero.


The drummer is playing a rock beat, not a disco beat. I never understood why people call that period his disco period. It`s way more Vegas-Elvis (to wit, on bass was Elvis`bassist, Jerry Schiff) than it was disco. I think the journalists at the time equated `slick` with `disco`, the lazy bast*rds.


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