First broadcast June 26, 2009

Bob Dylan: Blowin’ In The Wind

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

A special pre-recorded show. I’m on vacation this week (at a folk festival, where else?) and we’re offering up a “show within a show”. The bookends are selected recordings of covers of Bob Dylan songs. Between the bookends is a special one-hour show from our friends at Joyride Media and Sony/BMG of Bob Dylan’s early years in New York City. It’s hosted by rock star Patti Smith and features many of Dylan’s classic songs.

It’s a veritable lesson in American music history and insights into one of – if not the – single most important singer-songwriter of the 20th century. It’s also an introduction to the formative years of many performers who emerged from the folk music revival of the 1960s.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Eliza Gilkyson, “Love Minus Zero/No Limit”, A Nod To Bob, Red House

  • Cliff Eberhardt, “I Want You”, A Nod To Bob, Red House

  • Hart-Rouge, “Dieu a Nos Cotes”, A Nod To Bob, Red House

  • Martin Simpson, “Boots Of Spanish Leather”, A Nod To Bob, Red House

  • Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, “Don’t Think Twice”, A Nod To Bob, Red House

    --------------- The Joyride Media special hosted by Patti Smith and entitled “Blowin’ In the Wind”. It features a host of interview snippets with Dylan's contemporaries and Dylan’s own music as he begins the move from an acoustic singer-songwriter to a rock ‘n’ roll star.

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  • Tim O’Brien, “Senor”, “Farewell Angelina”, “Forever Young”, “Maggie’s Farm”, Red On Blonde, Sugar Hill

  • Tom Russell (with Eliza Gilkyson & Joe Ely), “Lily Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts”, Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs, HighTone