Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Music & the distant past
Don't Think Twice & Baby Blue
One of the few (maybe only) music legends to emerge from Minnesota is Bob Dylan, who was born Robert Zimmerman in 1941 at Hibbing. Never heard of him? I do not believe you if you said "no." In any event, here is a pair of early recordings by Dylan, just for the fun of it. As you watch these performances (if you watch these performances) think of them in terms of their age -- about 45 years old, give or take. What were you doing 45 years ago; were you even here 45 years ago? Are Dylan and his songs more or less relevant today than he/it was two generations ago? Ain’t life something else? See there? Rock and roll is not the only music in my world.
On the top is,
"Don’t Think Twice, It's All Right,"
which appeared in 1963 on Dylan's second album.
On the bottom is,
"It's All Over Now, Baby Blue,"
which was among the songs on his fifth album, from 1965.