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Thread #107573   Message #3551256
Posted By: GUEST
20-Aug-13 - 09:37 PM
Thread Name: Stolen melodies/Bob Dylan
Subject: RE: Stolen melodies/Bob Dylan
The woist "songs" zimmy has done are the heroic cause songs, like emmet till, hurricane, death of hattie carroll, etc., etc..

One of His best is "Tangled Up In Blue" is that stolen/borrowed? "positively 4th Street" and "How does it feel?" also "Hey, Crawl out your window" are the ones that totally sold me on his creative ability. I heard him first in L.A. on the Les Claypool radio show. Les played his first album and asked everybody what did they think? I thought he was some older guy, as old as cisco, or elliot, and thought he couldn't sing very well, but some of his songs were really quite good, if you were into "civil rights" etc.. But by his 2nd album, I thought he was the sheet! Some time around then Les Claypool came on the air and ranted negative on Dylan and swore if people kept calling requests for him he was going to quit. Which he did.