Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan: His Words & Music

The first hour of American Pastimes features Bob's Nobel Lecture with a sampling of some of the songs that earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature.  When he was awarded the honor last year it immediately generated debate about whether musical lyrics were the equivalent to literature. Even Dylan seemed perplexed by the idea that his songs were the literary equals to novels, short stories and other forms of prose. In his lecture though he seems to finally embrace the award and he speaks of the role that literature has played in his song writing while ackowledging the difference between listening to a story and reading a story.

PLAYLIST:

Tony Rice Unit “Common Ground” from Backwaters on New Rounder

Bob Dylan “Mr. Tambourine Man” from Bringing It All Back Home on columbia

Bob Dylan “The Wicked Messenger” from John Wesley Harding on Columbia Records

Bob Dylan “Every Grain of Sand” from Shot of Love on columbia

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture

Bob Dylan “Thunder on the Mountain” from Modern Times on columbia

Bob Dylan “Tangled Up In Blue” from Blood On The Tracks on Columbia Records

Bob Dylan “Abandoned Love” from Biograph on columbia

Tony Rice Unit “On Green Dolphin Street” from Backwaters on New Rounder

Kentucky Rose “True Life Blues” from Live At Grass Valley: Wolf Mountain Bluegrass Festival 1993 on Wolf Mountain Bluegrass Festival

High Country “Little Rabbit/Tennessee Blues” from Woodland 2000 Live

Coyote Brothers “Ain't No Grave” from Live At Grass Valley: Wolf Mountain Bluegrass Festival 1993

Red Dirt Bullies “I Feel Too Good To Sing the Blues” from Woodland 2000 Live

Steve Toth “Call of the Mountains” from Sliding Down the Road

Steve Toth “Mr. Engineer” from Sliding Down the Road

The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band “Whoa Mule!” from Poor Leroy's Almanack

Tish Hinojosa “By the Rio Grande” from Culture Swing

Tish Hinojosa “Drifter's Wind” from Culture Swing

Tish Hinojosa “Lousiana Road Song” from Culture Swing on Rounder

Tony Rice Unit “Mobius Mambo” from Backwaters on New Rounder



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