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Playlist: Bob Dylan Specials

Compiled By: Paul Ingles

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Compelling programming marking important moments in the journey of the legendary songwriter and performer, Bob Dylan, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

The Emergence of Bob Dylan (1 or 2 hour special)

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:55

THE EMERGENCE OF BOB DYLAN traces the incomparable artist's rise to the world stage. First hour can stand alone.

61cropped2_small Scores of great stations across the U.S. have already aired THE EMERGENCE OF BOB DYLAN and the good reviews are rolling in. "Well told, well crafted, well produced. The story telling is exquisite..." "No doubt the best documentary on Dylan, certainly of his early years..." "Insightful interviews, interesting choice of songs and a good narrative thread runs through both hours..." "What a fine tribute to one of the best singer-songwriters... I thought the song choice was exceptional..." "Being too young to have been around when Bob Dylan changed the world, I've always known that his contribution was great, but never really understood it in context. Your radio program really helped to put it into perspective" This two hour special from Paul Ingles ("The Beatles In America - 1964") and Public Radio International is still available for air. Two separate 59 minute segments, newscast compatible, one 30 second break in each. BROADCAST RIGHTS: Any Public Radio station may now carry this program. The program must be carried in its entirety or as just the first hour. Otherwise, no excerpting is permitted. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Hosted and produced by Paul Ingles, THE EMERGENCE OF BOB DYLAN traces the incomparable artist's rise to the world stage. Ingles examines the confluence of Dylan's career and that remarkable time in the American pop music landscape. In the first hour, he takes listeners on an exclusive tour of the Experience Music Project's Dylan retrospective with curator Jason Emmons and EMP Artistic Director Bob Santelli. Both hours feature several artists who crossed paths with Dylan early on. Listeners hear from Robbie Robertson of The Band, John Cohen and Mike Seeger of the New Lost City Ramblers, folk music expert Izzy Young, and others from Dylan's nascent years. Both hours contain a healthy mix of Dylan's music from this period, including both well-known and lesser-known tracks.

Right on Target, So Direct: Bob Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" (2 hour and 1 hour non-newscast versions)

From Paul Ingles | 01:58:43

A celebration and exploration of "Blood on the Tracks," the Bob Dylan album voted his best in a Rolling Stone magazine fan survey. Music writers, musicians, and fans offer comments about Dylan's 1975 release and host Paul Ingles talks with several of the studio musicians who worked with Dylan to re-record half of the album in the last days of 1974 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Other lengthed versions of this program are available at PRX. A two-hour newscast friendly version. Also a one-hour newscast friendly version. If you can possibly carry the two-hour version, please do. Hearing the complete versions of the songs makes the commentary all the more powerful and the experience all the more satisfying for your listeners. The ONLINE LISTENING version is just that and it has NO BREAKS for station announcements or IDs.)

Bob-dylan-blood-on-the-trac-210141_small Musicians, music writers and fans recall what made Bob Dylan’s fifteenth studio album the #1 favorite in a 2012 Rolling Stone Magazine fan poll of all of Dylan’s albums.  We’re also hearing from some of the Minneapolis studio musicians who were surprised to be called in to work with Bob Dylan in the last week of December 1974 – re-recording half of an album that Dylan had recorded in New York three months earlier – an album that seemed finished and was ready to be pressed, shipped and sent to stores.  But Dylan wanted to make some changes so his brother David assembled a local studio band in Minnesota.

Host Paul Ingles talks with
Kevin Odegard, Billy Peterson, and Bill Berg - three of the session musicians on Blood on the Tracks .  Our other commentators are musicians Shawn Colvin, Mary Gauthier, Peter Mulvey, and Jon Spurney.  Also music writers Anthony DeCurthis, Ann Powers, Paul Zollo, Ross Altman, Ashley Kahn and Harvey Kubernik. 

Right on Target, So Direct: Bob Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" (2 hour and 1 hour NEWCAST FRIENDLY versions)

From Paul Ingles | 01:52:55

A celebration and exploration of "Blood on the Tracks," the Bob Dylan album voted his best in a Rolling Stone magazine fan survey. Music writers, musicians, and fans offer comments about Dylan's 1975 release and host Paul Ingles talks with several of the studio musicians who worked with Dylan to re-record half of the album in the last days of 1974 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Other lengthed versions of this program are available at PRX. A full two-hour version -non-newscast. Also a one-hour version -non-newscast. If you can possibly carry the two-hour version, please do. Hearing the complete versions of the songs makes the commentary all the more powerful and the experience all the more satisfying for your listeners. The ONLINE LISTENING version is just that and it has NO BREAKS for station announcements or IDs.)

Bob-dylan-blood-on-the-trac-210141_small

Musicians, music writers and fans recall what made Bob Dylan’s fifteenth studio album the #1 favorite in a 2012 Rolling Stone Magazine fan poll of all of Dylan’s albums.  We’re also hearing from some of the Minneapolis studio musicians who were surprised to be called in to work with Bob Dylan in the last week of December 1974 – re-recording half of an album that Dylan had recorded in New York three months earlier – an album that seemed finished and was ready to be pressed, shipped and sent to stores.  But Dylan wanted to make some changes so his brother David assembled a local studio band in Minnesota.

Host Paul Ingles talks with
Kevin Odegard, Billy Peterson, and Bill Berg - three of the session musicians on Blood on the Tracks .  Our other commentators are musicians Shawn Colvin, Mary Gauthier, Peter Mulvey, and Jon Spurney.  Also music writers Anthony DeCurthis, Ann Powers, Paul Zollo, Ross Altman, Ashley Kahn and Harvey Kubernik. 

Bob Dylan: Writers' Favorites

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

Music writers, musicians and Bob Dylan fans were invited to write to music host Paul Ingles with a choice of a Dylan track since mid-1975 that they each believe demonstrates his worthiness for the Nobel Prize in Literature that he was bestowed in October of 2016. Hear their 9 choices in this hour long special.

Dylantypewriter_small Music writers, musicians and Bob Dylan fans were invited to write to music host Paul Ingles with a choice of a Dylan track that they each believe demonstrates his worthiness for the Nobel Prize in Literature that he was bestowed in October of 2016.  Hear their 9 choices in this hour long special.

Contributors included Anthony DeCurtis, Mary Gauthier (go-shay), Jim Fusilli, Paul Zollo, Gardner Campbell, Peter Mulvey, Kevin Odegard, John Kruth, Rob Martinez, Darren DeVivo, and Jon Spurney.

Bob Dylan: Listen To The Words

From Paul Ingles | 59:01

Another hour of Dylan's most literate work, hosted by Paul Ingles, to further mark his winning the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Dylantypewriter_small Another hour of Dylan's most literate work, hosted by Paul Ingles, to further mark his winning the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Songs:

Visions of Johanna

Senor

Masters of War

Hurricane

The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll

Mississippi

Desolation Row

Boots of Spanish Leather