Digging Into Bob Dylan and Lou Reed’s Archives

Attempting to uncover unknown things about very well known people.

#archives-and-records, #audio-neutral-informative, #bob-dylan-center-tulsa-okla, #dylan-bob, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #pop-and-rock-music, #reed-lou-1942-2013

Ronnie Hawkins, Rockabilly Road Warrior, Is Dead at 87

Besides performing, he mentored other musicians, including stars like Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm and Rick Danko, who went on to form the Band.

#band-the-music-group, #clinton-bill, #deaths-obituaries, #dylan-bob, #fayetteville-ark, #hawkins-ronnie, #helm-levon, #pop-and-rock-music, #robertson-robbie, #sun-records

Bob Neuwirth, Colorful Figure in Dylan’s Circle, Dies at 82

He was a recording artist and songwriter himself, but he also played pivotal roles in the careers of Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin.

#art, #deaths-obituaries, #documentary-films-and-programs, #dylan-bob, #folk-music, #joplin-janis, #music, #neuwirth-bob

The $10 Million Bob Dylan Center Opens Up His Songwriting Secrets

A new space in Tulsa, Okla., built to display Dylan’s vast archive, celebrates one of the world’s most elusive creators, and gives visitors a close-up look at notebooks and fan mail.

#archives-and-records, #bob-dylan-center-tulsa-okla, #dylan-bob, #folk-music, #museums, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #poetry-and-poets, #tulsa-okla

Hargus Robbins, Pianist on Country Music Hits, Dies at 84

A revered member of Nashville’s A-Team of studio musicians, he was a major contributor to Bob Dylan’s “Blonde on Blonde” album.

#country-music, #country-music-hall-of-fame-and-museum, #deaths-obituaries, #dylan-bob, #nashville-tenn, #robbins-hargus-1938-2022

‘Mockingbird,’ Once a Broadway Smash, to Pause Production Amid Omicron

“Girl From the North Country,” a musical using the songs of Bob Dylan, also closed, with hopes of reopening in the spring, as the surge in virus cases continues to upend the theater industry.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dylan-bob, #girl-from-the-north-country-play, #theater

27 Best Box Sets of 2021: A Trip Through Pop, Rap and Jazz

Collections from labels like Fania and Armabillion, icons including Ray Charles and J Dilla, and living artists such as Beverly Glenn-Copeland and Radiohead were welcome additions this year.

#almost-famous-movie, #armabillion-recordz, #armstrong-louis, #barrett-thomas-lee-1944, #beach-boys, #beat-farmers-the-music-group, #beatles-the, #blues-music, #bush-tetras-music-group, #cassidy-eva, #changui-the-sound-of-guantanamo-album, #charles-ray, #crowe-cameron, #dunn-willie-1941-2013, #dylan-bob, #fania-records, #folk-music, #glenn-copeland-beverly, #harrison-george, #j-dilla-1974-2006, #jazz, #klf-the-music-group, #nevermind-album, #nirvana-music-group, #outkast, #pop-and-rock-music, #rb-in-dc-1940-1960-album, #radiohead-music-group, #rap-and-hip-hop, #replacements-the-music-group, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #rolling-stones, #simone-nina, #smith-wadada-leo, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #who-the-music-group, #wilson-brian-1942

A $550 Million Springsteen Deal? It’s Glory Days for Catalog Sales.

Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tina Turner and others have all sold rights to their music for eye-popping prices. Here’s why.

#copyrights-and-copyright-violations, #dylan-bob, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #music, #royalties, #simon-paul, #springsteen-bruce, #swift-taylor, #turner-tina

Songs to Accompany a Dreamy Summer Dinner Party

John Cale, Sharon Van Etten, Donavon Smallwood and other creative types make suggestions for an eclectic playlist sure to help set a festive mood.

#2021-t-summer-entertain, #cale-john, #church-of-betty, #content-type-service, #dalida, #dylan-bob, #kelis, #killah-ghostface, #krall-diana, #lamar-kendrick, #music, #parties-social, #summer-season, #van-etten-sharon, #velvet-underground-music-group

Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan, Our Most Underappreciated Comic

As he turns 80, don’t be fooled by his serious music. From the start, his work has been filled with a cockeyed humor that can range from corny jokes to dark wit.

#comedy-and-humor, #dylan-bob, #movies, #music

Sally Grossman, Immortalized on a Dylan Album Cover, Dies at 81

She picked out a red outfit and struck a relaxed pose on the cover of “Bringing It All Back Home,” leaving much for fans to guess about.

#bringing-it-all-back-home-album, #deaths-obituaries, #dylan-bob, #folk-music, #grossman-albert-b, #grossman-sally-1939-2021, #music, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #woodstock-ny

California, Vaccines, Georgia: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

#automobiles, #becerra-xavier, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #du-weimin, #dylan-bob, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vaccination-and-immunization

Bob Dylan Sells His Entire Songwriting Catalog to Universal Music

Universal Music purchased his entire songwriting catalog of more than 600 songs in what may be the biggest acquisition ever of a single act’s publishing rights.

#copyrights-and-copyright-violations, #dylan-bob, #pop-and-rock-music, #universal-music-group, #universal-music-publishing-group

Bob Dylan Sells His Songwriting Catalog in Blockbuster Deal

Universal Music purchased his entire songwriting catalog of more than 600 songs in what may be the biggest acquisition ever of a single act’s publishing rights.

#copyrights-and-copyright-violations, #dylan-bob, #pop-and-rock-music, #universal-music-group, #universal-music-publishing-group

Best Albums of 2020

Isolation was unavoidable this year: Some albums embraced it, some raged against it, some tried to imagine a world without it.

#apple-fiona, #autechre, #bad-bunny-singer, #beach-bunny-music-group, #bieber-justin, #bowie-sean-yves-tumor, #bridgers-phoebe-1994, #dylan-bob, #flo-milli-rapper, #georgia-anne-muldrow, #hadreas-mike, #haim-music-group, #hunt-sam-1984, #jay-electronica, #jazz, #la-havas-lianne, #lil-uzi-vert-rapper, #ogulu-damini-burna-boy, #pop-and-rock-music, #pop-smoke-rapper, #powfu-rapper, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #rosenstock-jeff-1982, #run-the-jewels-music-group, #sawayama-rina, #stapleton-chris-1978, #stevens-sufjan, #sumney-moses, #swift-taylor, #two-thousand-twenty, #ware-jessie, #wave-rod-1999

Best Theater of 2020

It wasn’t the year for celebration. But watching innovation flourish inspired our chief critic, while other writers found the joys of the stage in other media.

#angels-in-america-play, #avery-sharpe, #bojack-horseman-tv-program, #cairns-play, #dana-h-play, #dylan-bob, #frohardt-robin, #girl-from-the-north-country-play, #hamlet-play, #hamnet-book, #hnath-lucas, #katy-keene-tv-program, #lessons-in-survival-web-original-program, #machine-dazzle-costume-designer, #mama-got-a-cough-play, #mary-neely, #matthew-warchus, #mcpherson-conor, #negga-ruth-1982, #oconnell-deirdre-actor, #odonnell-rosie, #out-of-hand-atlanta-ga-theater-co, #pen15-tv-program, #riverdale-tv-program, #russian-troll-farm-play, #scott-andrew-1976, #staged-tv-program, #take-me-to-the-world-a-sondheim-90th-birthday-celebration-web-original-program, #the-40-year-old-version-movie, #the-great-work-begins-play, #the-plastic-bag-store-play, #theater, #three-kings-play, #tiktok-bytedance, #two-thousand-twenty

The Snubs and Surprises of the Grammy Award Nominations

Some of pop music’s biggest names didn’t get nominations for the 2021 awards, while a diverse list of lesser-known acts filled out the ballot.

#aiko-jhene, #andress-ingrid, #apple-fiona, #bridgers-phoebe-1994, #bts-music-group, #chika-1997, #combs-luke, #country-music, #dababy-rapper, #dlamini-amala-zandile-doja-cat, #dylan-bob, #grammy-awards, #guyton-mickey, #hunt-sam-1984, #juice-wrld-rapper, #michaels-julia-1993, #pop-and-rock-music, #pop-smoke-rapper, #rap-and-hip-hop, #styles-harry, #tesfaye-abel-weeknd, #wilson-gabriella-her

Bob Dylan’s First Musical Had a Devil of a Time

The task: write songs for Archibald MacLeish’s adaptation of a classic New England morality tale. What audiences saw (briefly): A play without music.

#benet-stephen-vincent, #dylan-bob, #macleish-archibald, #music, #ostrow-stuart, #scratch-play, #the-devil-and-daniel-webster-book, #theater

How Gillian Welch and David Rawlings Held Onto Optimism

The uncertainties of 2020 led the folk duo to discover a new emotional urgency in songs about the slow, challenging, beautiful heat of living.

#cash-johnny, #country-music, #dylan-bob, #folk-music, #harris-emmylou, #nashville-tenn, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rawlings-david, #welch-gillian

‘Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President’ Review: A Musically Enlightened Commander in Chief

Bob Dylan, Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks and more celebrate the 39th U.S. president in this documentary.

#carter-jimmy, #documentary-films-and-programs, #dylan-bob, #jimmy-carter-rockroll-president-movie, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wharton-mary-filmmaker

Frank Sinatra Slept Here, and So Can You

In New York and across the country, the former homes of famous writers, musicians and film stars are available as short-term rentals.

#accord-ny, #culture-arts, #dafoe-willem, #dylan-bob, #fitzgerald-f-scott, #fitzgerald-zelda, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #montgomery-ala, #pacific-grove-calif, #palm-springs-calif, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #saugerties-ny, #sinatra-frank, #steinbeck-john, #travel-and-vacations, #writing-and-writers

Bob Dylan Still Bristles on ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’

His first album of original songs since 2012 is a death-haunted, cantankerous collection with a late-night sense of seclusion.

#dylan-bob, #murder-most-foul-song, #pop-and-rock-music, #rough-and-rowdy-ways-album

Bob Dylan Has a Lot on His Mind

In a rare interview, the Nobel Prize winner discusses mortality, drawing inspiration from the past, and his new album: “Rough and Rowdy Ways.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dylan-bob, #murder-most-foul-song, #pop-and-rock-music, #rough-and-rowdy-ways-album

Netflix Has Some Great Music Documentaries. Here Are 11 of Them.

No hagiographies to be found here, with looks at the lives and careers of Amy Winehouse, Quincy Jones, Nina Simone and Taylor Swift, among others.

#20-feet-from-stardom-movie, #amy-movie, #coltrane-john, #documentary-films-and-programs, #dylan-bob, #echo-in-the-canyon-movie, #garbus-liz, #jones-quincy, #jones-rashida, #kapadia-asif, #miss-americana-movie, #movies, #music, #netflix-inc, #neville-morgan, #scorsese-martin, #searching-for-sugar-man-movie, #simone-nina, #swift-taylor, #what-happened-miss-simone-movie, #winehouse-amy

Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s Slow Dance, and 10 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Bob Dylan, Rhiannon Giddens, Jamie xx and others.

#bieber-justin, #dylan-bob, #folie-singer, #giddens-rhiannon, #grande-ariana, #isiah-ian-singer, #jamie-xx, #jarrett-keith, #jazz, #manos-peter-singer, #mills-blake, #parks-aaron-pianist, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #tesfaye-abel-weeknd

When a Coronavirus Lockdown Resembles an LSD Trip

All it took was a Dylan song to bring back memories of a summer in Alaska.

#alaska, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dylan-bob, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #music

What Are the Songs That Are Helping You Survive?

A journal of the Plague Year: Week 5.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dylan-bob, #maine, #music, #prine-john, #quarantines