bob dylan

  • Mon
    Oct 28
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Wed
    Oct 30
    4:00 am -
    5:00 am

Final week of our Bob Dylan Fest...

Judy Sings Dylan

 

 

The final week of our month-long tribute to Bob Dylan will feature some of the great artists who have paid tribute to him

by recording his songs.  It's tough to imagine a more recorded artist, so we won't even try. Only at the Wildflowers Cafe

See you there.

  • Mon
    Oct 21
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Wed
    Oct 23
    4:00 am -
    5:00 am

And more Bob Dylan...

  • Thu
    Aug 15
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Aug 18
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

1973 light and heavy

jackson browne

 

40 years of music was just all over the place: zz top was exploring tex-americana with "la grange," while british band wishbone ash (17 minutes) and dutch group focus (19 minutes) were exploring the full range of creative, instrumental, rock improv.

then there were subtle, funny, and sweet songs from jackson browne [pictured], funkiness from curtis mayfield, a strange throwback (and forgotten #1) tune by former pink floyd and beatles' engineer, norman "hurricane" smith, and bob dylan's soundtrack tune from "billy and the kid."

all the songs are here.

  • Thu
    Jul 25
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jul 28
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

love songs from 1973

ya know what? 1973 was a great year for maria muldaurlove songs.

this week you'll hear the up-tempo, live, somewhat rocking version of joni mitchell's "you turn me on, i'm a radio," and maria muldaur's [pictured] ultra sensuous "don't you feel my leg."

both simon and garfunkel sang classic love songs, as did john, paul, george, and ringo (all individually).

other great love song singers 40 years ago: stevie wonder, the whobob dylanharry nilssoncat stevens, and van morrison.

here are the songs.

  • Thu
    Mar 14
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Mar 17
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

music 50 years ago

bob dylan

50 years ago, not many people appreciated the fact that bob dylan broke major musical and creative ground with his second album, "the freewheelin' bob dylan" (he never liked that title). based on the raw folk traditions of woody guthrie and ramblin jack elliot, dylan's lyrics were like no one else recording in 1963.

for contrast, i'll alternate songs from that album with other enduring songs that were released in the same year: the drifters' "on broadway," otis redding's "pain in my heart," sam cooke's "smoke rings," and peter, paul & mary's fantasy about puffing on the shores of hanalei, kauai, hawaii...

  • Thu
    Sep 20
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Sep 23
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

new voices from old throats from 2012

some old voices get better with age, like jimmy cliff [left] and carlos santana. they still tour regularly and play with artists from a variety of musical genres. and each released some vibrant and exciting new music this year. jimmy cliffjimmy cliff's cd "rebirth" is a revelation, especially this week's track "one more"--in which he reminds us that he may be old, but he still as "one more song to sing...one more shot at the goal..."

santana's voice is his guitar, and his new cd "shapeshifter" is refreshing because it's mostly instrumental music.

along with several indie artists few people have heard of, let alone heard, this week i'll also preview 3 new songs by the group muse, from their cd "2nd law," that is scheduled for release next month. they are amazing. and then there's a new song by this guy, dylan. his voice is shot, but the song is hot. and norah jones.

  • Thu
    Jan 26
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jan 29
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

1962

The music of 1962 was overtly mellow at the time, but now, with 50 years of hindsight, there are some surprising and radical gems to be discovered.isley brothers

First is the classic "dance" tune: David Rose's "The stripper"--music to strip paint by. Bob Dylan released is first album, which contained the semi-original "Talkin' New York." At the time he was just a kid singing old folk songs; hard to imagine he'd be creating a new genre of music in a few short months.

Surf music was getting underway. The Beach Boys were at the heart of it, and one of the twangy, surfy guitar songs from that year was The Gamblers' "LSD-25." Who knew that that substance was at the heart of surf music?

And don't forget the original--and in some ways better--"Twist and shout" by the Isley Brothers [pictured].

The fascinating playlist is here: 1962 tunes.