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 Post subject: Bob and Aretha
PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 04:58 GMT 

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Did Aretha ever record one of Dylan's songs?


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 Post subject: Re: Bob and Aretha
PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 06:26 GMT 
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I don't think so, but they recorded many of the same songs.

http://thebobdylanproject.com/Artist/id/108/Aretha-Franklin


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 Post subject: Re: Bob and Aretha
PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 06:41 GMT 
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"aretha/ crystal jukebox queen of hymn & him ..."

The opening words of the first section of Bob Dylan's Tarantula.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob and Aretha
PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 06:43 GMT 
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Wow, it does seem surprising that (if?) Aretha never covered a Bob-tune.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob and Aretha
PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 16:24 GMT 
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Strange but true. When the news first broke about her passing I was wondering 'I wonder if Aretha ever recorded a Dylan song?'. So I went on to the Wikipedia site, found the Aretha Franklin page and clicked on to her discography. I went through all her albums and looked at the track listings and writers and couldn't find one. She did lots of covers, but sadly none by Bob Dylan. Perhaps she performed something live, maybe?


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 Post subject: Re: Bob and Aretha
PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 17:14 GMT 
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I don't know which is stranger: that she never recorded I Shall Be Released, or that she covered Leonard Cohen's Suzanne. Either way, the world of music is infinitely poorer in her absence.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob and Aretha
PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 17:31 GMT 
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Aretha Franklin must have recorded at least one. A gospel Blowin in the wind would be my guess.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob and Aretha
PostPosted: Sun August 19th, 2018, 19:53 GMT 
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Winter Lude wrote:
Aretha Franklin must have recorded at least one. A gospel Blowin in the wind would be my guess.

No that was Stevie :)


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 Post subject: Re: Bob and Aretha
PostPosted: Mon August 20th, 2018, 00:34 GMT 

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Bob did count Aretha as being among his select peers. This from the Rolling Stone "transfiguration" interview in 2012:

"You know, it’s just like the phrase, “peers” – I mean, I see this, “Well, your peers this, your peers that.” And I’ve always wondered, who are my peers? When I received the Medal of Freedom I started thinking more about it. Like, who are they? But then it became clear. My peers are Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, B.B. King, John Glenn, Madeleine Albright, Pat Summitt, Toni Morrison, Jasper Johns, Martha Graham, Sidney Poitier. People like that, and they are set apart, too. And I’m proud to be counted among them."


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