A Nod to Bob: An Artists' Tribute to Bob Dylan on His 60th Birthday

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Barnes & Noble - Amy Weivoda
When Bob Dylan introduced folk audiences to his music to in the 1960s, his yearning, political, humorous, tuneful, and deeply affecting songs helped define an era and inspired legions of fans to become musicians. He made it look easy. It wasn't, which is why four decades later he remains one the most important singer-songwriters of the modern era. Just about every songwriter to make any headway since his emergence owes Dylan a nod of thanks, and this tribute album gives a handful of folks the chance do so in song.Red House Records, based in Dylan's home state of Minnesota, brings together its best folk and blues artists to pay homage to Dylan's songs. Iowa ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Amy Weivoda
When Bob Dylan introduced folk audiences to his music to in the 1960s, his yearning, political, humorous, tuneful, and deeply affecting songs helped define an era and inspired legions of fans to become musicians. He made it look easy. It wasn't, which is why four decades later he remains one the most important singer-songwriters of the modern era. Just about every songwriter to make any headway since his emergence owes Dylan a nod of thanks, and this tribute album gives a handful of folks the chance do so in song.Red House Records, based in Dylan's home state of Minnesota, brings together its best folk and blues artists to pay homage to Dylan's songs. Iowa singer/songwriter Greg Brown grins his way through a lowdown, bluesy "Pledging My Time"; Canada¹s Hart-Rouge translates "With God on Our Side" into French; and Ramblin¹ Jack Elliott, who inspired Dylan during his early years, sings "Don¹t Think Twice, It¹s All Right" with great tenderness. Lucy Kaplansky, Peter Ostrousko, Suzzy and Maggie Roche, and others prove that times may have changed, but the power of Dylan¹s music hasn¹t dimmed a bit. Instead, it glows brighter with every new artist it inspires.
All Music Guide - Jeff Burger
You might not expect much from a Dylan tribute album limited to the artists of one small label, but if so, you're in for a surprise: This CD turns out to be every bit as inspired as anything on the all-star Madison Square Garden tribute that marked Dylan's 30th year in the music business. One reason is that the artists on the Red House label which happens to be based in the state Dylan hails from prove extremely well-suited to the task and well-matched to the material. Another is that that material is just so darn wonderful. There's no way a single disc could do justice to the mind-bogglingly large Dylan catalog; this could have been a ten- or 15-CD set and the quality wouldn't have flagged one bit. In fact, this collection doesn't even touch on such career highlights as Blood on the Tracks; it focuses mostly on the 1960s when, as the liner notes point out, most of the artists here were in their formative years as performers and Dylan was their major musical influence. Of course, if you have to pick one Dylan period, the '60s era isn't exactly a bad choice. The results here are stunning. While there's not a weak track on the disk, standouts include Suzy and Maggie Roche's version of The Basement Tapes' "The Clothesline Saga," which perfectly captures Dylan's humor; Cliff Eberhardt's "I Want You," which transforms the upbeat original into a somber, haunting ballad; Guy Davis' accordion-spiced "A Sweetheart Like You," which features drumming by the Band's Levon Helm; and Martin Simpson's effusive "Boots of Spanish Leather." Only one small gripe: Why include a cover -- albeit a good one -- of "Delia," an old blues that Dylan himself merely covered, when there are so very many superb Dylan originals to choose from? But that's a small gripe indeed. If you're a Dylan lover, this album is a must -- and if you're not, one listen will probably go a long way toward changing that.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2001
  • Label: Red House
  • UPC: 033651015420
  • Catalog Number: 154
  • Sales rank: 77,905

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Minus Zero/No Limit (3:53)
  2. 2 Sweetheart Like You (5:16)
  3. 3 Clothes Line Saga - Maggie Roche (3:15)
  4. 4 Girl from the North Country (3:29)
  5. 5 Delia (2:43)
  6. 6 I Want You (5:12)
  7. 7 All Along the Watchtower - Paperboys (4:23)
  8. 8 Dieu À Nos Côtés - Hart-Rouge (4:09)
  9. 9 Boots of Spanish Leather (6:16)
  10. 10 Restless Farewell - Peter Ostroushko (5:35)
  11. 11 It Ain't Me Baby (4:21)
  12. 12 Pledging My Time - Greg Brown (3:44)
  13. 13 Tomorrow Is a Long Time (4:54)
  14. 14 Intro: Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (1:48)
  15. 15 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (4:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Norman Blake Track Performer
Greg Brown Track Performer
Cliff Eberhardt Organ, Bass, Dobro, Guitar, Chimes, Vocals
Eliza Gilkyson Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
John Gorka Guitar, Vocals
Martin Simpson Guitar, Vocals
Peter Ostroushko Fiddle
Lucy Kaplansky Vocals
Michelle Campagne Vocals
Paul Campagne Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Suzanne Campagne Vocals
Ramblin' Jack Elliott Guitar, Vocals
Levon Helm Drums
Jon Herington Acoustic Guitar
Geoff Kelly Flute, Human Whistle
"Spider" John Koerner Vocals, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
John Platania Electric Guitar
Bo Ramsey Electric Guitar
Dave "Snaker" Ray Track Performer
Doug Robinson Bass Guitar
Suzzy Roche Track Performer
David Webb Piano
Todd Johnson Drums
Guy Davis Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Maggie Roche Track Performer
Bill Lyles Bass
Dave Ray Slide Guitar
Davy Gallant Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar
Rick Cicalo Bass
Paperboys Track Performer
Mark Erelli Harmonica, Harmony
Steve Hayes Drums
David Zollo Keyboards
Shannon Saunders Fiddle
Tom Landa Guitar, Vocals
Tobin Frank Bass
Cam Salay Banjo
T-Bone Wolk Accordion
Mark Murphy Bass
Barry Phillips Cello
Technical Credits
Cliff Eberhardt Producer
Eliza Gilkyson Producer
John Gorka Producer
Rosalie Sorrels Producer
Martin Simpson Producer
Peter Ostroushko Producer
Dakota Dave Hull Producer
Lucy Kaplansky Producer
Jim Emrich Engineer
Bob Feldman Executive Producer
David Glasser Mastering
"Spider" John Koerner Adaptation
Stewart Lerman Engineer
Eric Peltoniemi Producer, Liner Notes
John Platania Producer
Bo Ramsey Producer
Steve Wiese Engineer
Ben Wittman Producer, Engineer
Justin Mayer Engineer
Tom Mudge Engineer
Mark Nathan Engineer
Rob Genadek Engineer
Carla Leighton Art Direction
Davy Gallant Producer, Engineer
Mark Thayer Engineer
Pete Wonsiak Engineer
Tom Landa Producer
Barry Phillips Engineer
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