Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour: The Best of the Second Series

Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour: The Best of the Second Series

     
 
The first episode of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour aired on May 3, 2006 and featured Dylan as DJ spinning an eclectic mix of folk, blues, R&B, soul, rock & roll, bebop, country, and even rap drawn from his personal record collection, and aside from revealing the broad sweep of Dylan's musical interests, the shows, each of which were woven around a single

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The first episode of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour aired on May 3, 2006 and featured Dylan as DJ spinning an eclectic mix of folk, blues, R&B, soul, rock & roll, bebop, country, and even rap drawn from his personal record collection, and aside from revealing the broad sweep of Dylan's musical interests, the shows, each of which were woven around a single theme, were a fascinating tour through roots and urban music in all of its forms. This two-disc set contains 50 tracks, one each from Dylan's first 50 broadcasts, and it exhibits that same delightful diversity, with sides ranging from the "5" Royales' original version of "Dedicated to the One I Love" to the early bop of Charlie Parker's "Bird Gets the Worm," with stops along the way for obscure gems like Andre Toussaint's wonderfully languid take on "Hold 'Em Joe," the Coasters' "Down in Mexico," Cisco Houston's folk reconfiguration of "Diamond Joe," and so much more. It works as a diverse anthology of music all on its own, but since it also affords a glimpse at Dylan's listening interests, it reverberates and works as a kind of primer for his own work, as well, and the best news of all is that these 50 cuts are just the tip of the iceberg.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/02/2009
Label:
Chrome Dreams
UPC:
0823564611822
catalogNumber:
5025
Rank:
124896

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Hello Stranger
  2. Young Man's Blues
  3. Young Fashioned Ways
  4. Lucy Mae Blues
  5. Blue Monday
  6. California Blues
  7. Rollin' Stone
  8. Mr Thrill
  9. Speedoo
  10. Dry Bones
  11. Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
  12. Big Legs
  13. Brain Cloudy Blues
  14. Smoke ! Smoke ! Smoke (That Cigarette)
  15. Cigareets, Whuskey and Wild, Wild Women
  16. Reefer Man
  17. All I Have to Do Is Dream
  18. Sh-Boom
  19. Let's Have a Party
  20. Caldonia's Party
  21. One Bad Stud
  22. Dedicated to the One I Love
  23. One Night
  24. Walking by Myself
  25. The Walk
  26. Down in Mexico

Disc 2

  1. All Around the World
  2. Ubangi Stomp
  3. The Key (To Your Door)
  4. Key to the Highway
  5. Write Me a Letter
  6. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
  7. I Feel That Old Age Coming On
  8. (Gotta Go) Upside Your Head
  9. Gloomy Sunday
  10. Send for the Doctor
  11. Dr. Kinsey Report
  12. Hadocal Boogie
  13. Better Beware
  14. You're the Dangerous Type
  15. Be Careful (What You Say and Do)
  16. The Rooster Song
  17. Bird Gets the Worm
  18. White Dove
  19. Hold 'Em Joe
  20. Where's Joe?
  21. Diamond Joe
  22. Red Hot
  23. Great Balls of Fire
  24. Hot Little Mama
  25. Cold Cold Feeling
  26. Stone Cold Man

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