Bob Dylan Nobel Laureate Song Challenge

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MsTakeLEVEL 83

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Santa knows we're all God's children...

1st Musician to Win for Literature
Sing any song composed by Bob Dylan, either under his name or recorded by another, and post the link here.

Comment & react to this controversial choice. Discuss the merits of Dylan’s lyrics as literature. What songs show his greatness? What songs make you wonder what the Nobel Committee was thinking?

INSTRUCTIONS: Copy the link from your recording page and paste it here. Pre-records welcome from 2013-on.
PROTOCOL: Give the title of the song before your link. Post as many Dylan recordings as you want, but... For every 2 links you share, please listen and comment on at least 1 other Snapper's Dylan song. For every 2 pre-records you share, post a "new" song (dated after October 13, 2016) before posting more pre-records. Before posting any links, scroll through the most recent song titles. No more than 2 repeaters on the current page.

THREAD: Say what you will about Dylan. Share your memories. Quote lyrics. Talk about your recording or give background information on the song. Tell us your favorite Dylan song, even if it's NOT on Snap. Feel free to add a picture or graphic. Speak freely.

Dylan challenge continues until after the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony December 10 or until interest wanes.

ANDDYLEVEL 62

Reply by ANDDYPATRON

WELL DESERVE! BOB IS GREAT! AND THIS IS GREAT FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRIES

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bcac8f287

ZZ-EdLEVEL 65

Reply by ZZ-EdGOLD


Bob Dylan wrote a book once.
Did you know that?

It was called "Tarantula."

I read it in my youth.

It convinced me that Mr. Dylan had discovered what i believe Picasso already knew.

You can reach a point when your fame will carry you.

You can smear your own feces on the wall and the public at large will call it ..."art."

And so it goes...

Smoothblues99LEVEL 63

Reply by Smoothblues99GOLD

Hi all,

Bob Dylan was born in Duluth, MN and moved to Bemidji, MN at age 6 He is a good poet. I'm surprised that his music is as famous as it is. Clearly, his sonwriting is very good.

Smoothblues99 (From MN)
Lay Lady Lay - Bob Dylan

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b79a0af0f

Bob C.

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Edited reply by MsTakeGOLD

Santa knows we're all God's children...

Hello Snapville!

I myself am somewhat conflicted about the Nobel Committee's choice here. I'm a music lover through and through, first and foremost, so I celebrate Mr. Dylan, a fantastic poet and musician. But I'm also a writer and an English teacher, so I feel bad for the writing community. Plus, this seems like another triumph for pop culture at the expense of--well, like I said, I'm conflicted.

However, what's done is done. Poetry and song are intimately connected, so I'm all about appreciating the man and his lyrics. Just like I'd rather uncover hidden gems available under other artist's names on Snap, rather than spend time complaining about licensing and how all our favs are being taken away, I'd rather spend my time thinking about WHY Dylan was even in the running for this prize. He has been considered for several years now. (However, I may not be able to resist quoting a few well-put snarky comments by the sour grapes literati along the way.

Here's a "cover" of a Dylan song by Norah Jones:
"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b56b40a2b

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Reply by MsTakeGOLD

Santa knows we're all God's children...

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Reply by MsTakeGOLD

Santa knows we're all God's children...

We now have TWO versions of "LAY, LADY, LAY" on this page of the thread. Please no more repeaters. I'm looking for more and different Dylan songs.

ZZ-EdLEVEL 65

Reply by ZZ-EdGOLD

Dylan's biographers generally agree that the song (It Ain't Me Babe) owes its inspiration to his former girlfriend Suze Rotolo. He reportedly began writing the song during his visit to Italy in 1963 while searching for Rotolo, who was studying there. - Wikipedia

It Ain't Me Babe
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bfb8f5575

davemLEVEL 64

Reply by davemGOLD

There are dozens of covers of this Dylan tune. This arrangement is one of my favorites.

To Make You Feel My Love
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c19d31bdd

cladnar5LEVEL 76

Reply by cladnar5GOLD

I don't know Bob Dylan songs very much at all, I usually just do his voice on other's songs, but I dug this one up. I have played drums in bands all my life and one of the guitar players I played with loved imitating Bob's voice. He got me hooked on doing it.

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/ba8adce9e

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Reply by MsTakeGOLD

Santa knows we're all God's children...

Thanks Dave for submitting in "To Make you Feel My Love." I'm trying to decide what song to play for my students on Tuesday. I know for many of them the Adele version of this song is their closest contact with Bob Dylan and many/most don't know she (or her handlers) didn't write it. What's amazing is how many people have covered it, and how many of those versions are here--Garth Brooks, Billy Joel--and the SingSnap Band did a version too. Meanwhile, Dylan didn't put the song on any of his albums until fairly recently.

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Edited reply by MsTakeGOLD

Santa knows we're all God's children...

It's a popular song to sing, so if YOU, gentle reader, want to add your link to it, be quick about it. The thread can only accommodate one more now due to the two repeaters only per page rule.

davemLEVEL 64

Reply by davemGOLD

From Wikipedia
"Blowin' in the Wind" is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1962 and released as a single and on his album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan in 1963. Although it has been described as a protest song, it poses a series of rhetorical questions about peace, war and freedom. The refrain "The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind" has been described as "impenetrably ambiguous: either the answer is so obvious it is right in your face, or the answer is as intangible as the wind".

In 1994, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2004, it was ranked number 14 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

Blowin' In The Wind
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bda6798a7

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Edited reply by MsTakeGOLD

Santa knows we're all God's children...

And if that song gets you too choked up, avail yourself of Cladnar5's lighthearted tribute to Bob in his "Blowin' in The Wind" above. LOVE the costume, C5.

I hope some more of my friends will drop by and contribute. Any and ALL Snappers are most welcome to participate.

davemLEVEL 64

Reply by davemGOLD

Just one song for your class? What a monumental task. I'm not sure if there is a quintessential Dylan song.

Some of my favorites:

Shelter From The Storm
All Along The Watchtower
Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
Knockin' On Heaven's Door

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Reply by MsTakeGOLD

Santa knows we're all God's children...

Thanks for another "Blowin in the Wind," a serious Peter Paul and Mary arrangement to contrast with C5's silly Dylan riff. Thanks also for the suggestions, Dave. The first two I thought of too.

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Reply by MsTakeGOLD

Santa knows we're all God's children...

You ALL sound GREAT. Here's the challenge PLAYLIST: http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play?playlist_id=b31b37ee&start=9b1c6

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Edited reply by MsTakeGOLD

Santa knows we're all God's children...

MORE! MORE! Please bring your Dylan song links.

Just take a look at the protocol at the top first. I'll be back to update the playlist a little later.

musicalheart

Reply by musicalheartGOLD

You're every song . . . and I sing along. :-) MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Thank You for The Music! ~<3~

I don't know a heckofalot about BD, but I like that he's taking his sweet time responding. It will be interesting to hear what he says when he does eventually speak. Or... perhaps he nevah will? Whichevah way it goes, LadyJ -- I'm in like Dylan.

Sending BIG HUGZ from New Yawk to my FAV Queen of California. Dat be you, Dear Jewelya.

~ Bee

agamoto

Reply by agamotoGOLD

Hell, I'll throw my hat in, why not!

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play/24617815?mixed=1

agamoto

Reply by agamotoGOLD

We now have TWO versions of "LAY, LADY, LAY" on this page of the thread. Please no more repeaters. I'm looking for more and different Dylan songs.MsTake

Ah crap, didn't see this.

ZZ-EdLEVEL 65

Reply by ZZ-EdGOLD

"Tangled Up in Blue is a song by Bob Dylan. It appeared on his album Blood on the Tracks in 1975. Released as a single, it reached #31 on the Billboard Hot 100. Rolling Stone ranked it #68 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time." - Wikipedia

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b669ef0ed

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Reply by MsTakeGOLD

Santa knows we're all God's children...

I'm so glad you added this song, Ed as it is still one of my top 5 Dylan songs. This album was the first Dylan LP that connected with me personally, perhaps because of my age. Previous Dylan seemed too connected to the 1960s, an era I was too young to remember first hand, but this album seemed more current, from when FM radio came of age and we all had it on, all the time.

Plus, Dylan's lyrics are less dense on Blood on the Tracks, less crazy rhyme=oriented, even less-psychedelic, you could say. This song, and others on Blood on the Tracks, are longer and have more traditional narrative arcs, so they are easier for budding Dylan-enthusiasts to enter into, I think.

This song's narrative is wonderful blend of High and Low Culture somehow - so American, the story of two working-class down-on-their-luck pot smokers -- a stripper and a drifter -- and "a book of poems." The lyrics are even more enjoyable now in the light the Nobel Prize for Literature. For these two to be transported by a poem, and one from the "15th century" no less:

"And every one of them words rang true
And glowed like burning coal
Pouring off of every page
Like it was written in my soul from me to you
Tangled up in blue

I lived with them on Montague Street
In a basement down the stairs
There was music in the café at night
And revolution in the air
Then he started into dealing with slaves
And something inside of him died
She had to sell everything she owned
And froze up inside
And when finally the bottom fell out
I became withdrawn
The only thing I knew how to do
Was to keep on keeping on like a bird that flew
Tangled up in blue."

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Reply by MsTakeGOLD

Santa knows we're all God's children...

How about you, reader, do you have a link to Dylan composition, old or new, to add to this Challenge? How about giving a comment about Bob Dylan or the prize?

Please help me keep the topic alive by contributing something.

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Edited reply by MsTakeGOLD

Santa knows we're all God's children...

Here's an obscure Dylan composition (cover) that few know he wrote, that just happens to be featured today. It may be considered evidence for the prosecution, however...

"Mighty Quinn"
Manfred Mann
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bcbb665bf

idunLEVEL 63

Reply by idunGOLD

idun
Dont think twize
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bbb36a8f7

idunLEVEL 63

Reply by idunGOLD

idun
This land is Your land
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bc920fc89

ThePurpleDragonfly

Edited reply by ThePurpleDragonflyGOLD +2

I don't belong here... CREEP

Hi Jewelya...
Mmmmmmmmmmm... Got me to thinkin. Ouch! lol Gonna have to research if any songs I have up can be traced back to Dylan...
I had a Philosophy instructor who was crazy about Bob Dylan.
I know that I had tried singin' three of his songs... Like a Rolling Stone...and All Along the Watch Tower... And To Make You Feel My Love... but don't think I ever posted 'em. Or weeded 'em out to keep my song list below 100.
I'll get back to ya!
Peace! !!!!

ThePurpleDragonfly

Edited reply by ThePurpleDragonflyGOLD +2

I don't belong here... CREEP

OK... I pulled one back up from 2012.
Somewhat a vocal mess... Was really depressed and actually sang it towards myself... was trying to make myself feel the love. Selfish & Pathetic huh. LOL
To Make You Feel My Love
Peace! !!!!

Well... I butchered up the Garth version & that other dude beat me to the song & sung the Trish version up right sweet... So I kinda broke the repeater rule I can see now in hindsight.

Sorry. I don't follow rules so well. And I'm slow. I ride the short bus. I like pizza.

idunLEVEL 63

Reply by idunGOLD

One more?
Forever Young
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b376a632f

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Reply by MsTakeGOLD

Santa knows we're all God's children...

Thanks everybody. Playlist is up to date now. The only song I didn't put in is "This Land is Your Land" because it's a Woody Guthrie song. But I'm leaving it on the thread because Woody Guthrie was the primary influence of Bob Dylan.

"Forever Young" is one of the few Dylan compositions with as many multiple arrangements here as "Make you Feel My Love," so it's good someone brought that to the page.

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Edited reply by MsTakeGOLD

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Meanwhile, I guess Bob Dylan STILL hasn't made any official acknowledgement of his prize, which is typical of him. But according to the LA Times he acknowledged it in a way by giving an "exuberant" performance Thursday night in Vegas. He was already scheduled to play at the Cosmopolitan and by noon the concert wasn't even sold out, but by early evening it was. The Vegas gig was sandwiched between 2 weekend appearances at Desert Trip (what we out here in California have dubbed Old=Chella: Classic rock bands appearing near Coachella with chairs and expensive extras.)

The Cosmopolitan acknowledged Dylan winning the Nobel Prize by putting this sign out front:

idunLEVEL 63

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MsTakeLEVEL 83

Edited reply by MsTakeGOLD

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So... while one very real person's star is on the rise--Mr. Bob Dylan's--another type of star is falling fast from the sky. Yes, I'm speaking of a certain reality television star, the kind of person who inspires protest songs. Which leads me to my next link.

I may have made fun of "Quinn, the Inuit" ("Are these lyrics really Nobel Prize in Literature Quality?" -- not "my cup of meat") but I was just being provocative, because I follow up with Graham Bonnet's high-register interpretation of a Dylan song that sounds like it could have been written yesterday:

"It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bebb9707f

FlickortreatLEVEL 42

Reply by FlickortreatGOLD

I am here to add another link in this chain of Dylan Jewelry. Ah, to clasp!

"Positively 4th Street"
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b47d9c74f

I don't think it is a twicer yet. Thanks for the pre-lay warning. I wouldn't skip saying that one for a Nobel nomination.

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Edited reply by MsTakeGOLD

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Good classic song choice from the early years, Chris, first recorded in New York City on July 29, 1965.

Reminds me of a funny story, one of those intersections of life with songwriting. This guy I liked, who I hoped liked me, made me a mix tape. In the middle of a bunch of cool song choices--fitting, pretty, warm and loving--up pops "Positively 4th Street." I wasn't sure what to make of it. Puzzling... A couple days later he asks how I liked his mix tape. After thanking him, I couldn't help asking why he included that track. Turns out he was rushing to finish it and recorded the wrong song. Whew! Now I wish I knew what Dylan song he was trying to put on.

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Reply by MsTakeGOLD

Santa knows we're all God's children...

Since it's Sunday now, I guess it's time to trot out
"Gotta Serve Somebody"
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b87ec85db

cladnar5LEVEL 76

Reply by cladnar5GOLD

Even though I have many Dylan imitated sings, this is one of the only two Dylan songs I have sang, unless I did one, that someone else made famous. And this sing was for a challenge that we had to sound like eating a sandwich. I do NOT know how to sing this nor took the time to learn it, so it is an absolute disaster and if anyone is offended, well,...just toss it and me out. lol

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bc8dbaaec

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Edited reply by MsTakeGOLD

Santa knows we're all God's children...

Another laugh from C5. Fun! Hey everyone. Still looking for lots of Dylan vehicles. Did you know these Dylan compositions are available to sing here under other artists?

* Just like a woman * A hard rain’s gonna fall * All I really wanna do *
* Desolation row * I Want you * My Back Pages *

cladnar5LEVEL 76

Reply by cladnar5GOLD

OK, since my other two entries were way old, I decided to sing a new one today, just for my good friend MsTake's challenge. Whoops, I mean Bob Dylan came over to my place and sang this. But the question is, did Bob really sing this or did he lip sync Cladnar's sing? The truth is revealed at the end.

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/af5fb1abf

ANDDYLEVEL 62

Reply by ANDDYPATRON

Okay, here's another Dylan song! first time hearing this one and like it a lot! and only did one take on it.
First time I put just the link, by bad! so here's the title and song link;
Bob Dylan~
'I want You'
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b78638e3f

hope anyone hasn't done this one yet!

FlickortreatLEVEL 42

Reply by FlickortreatGOLD

Good classic song choice from the early years, Chris, first recorded in New York City on July 29, 1965.

Turns out he was rushing to finish it and recorded the wrong song. Whew! Now I wish I knew what Dylan song he was trying to put on. MsTake

I think it was the 'B' side. "Positively 4 Skinned". Well, you said you liked him.

FlickortreatLEVEL 42

Reply by FlickortreatGOLD

Delete if you think I over-stepped those cool cobble stones.

oldrckr47jimLEVEL 64

Reply by oldrckr47jimGOLD

LIKE A ROLLING STONE.BOB DYLAN....http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b7abfcebf.I STARTED TO LISTEN TO BOB BACK IN 1962.FOLLOWED MANY TIMES AROUND THE EAST COAST.I DID ALL HIS SONGS AT THAT TIME..STILL A GREAT PREFORMER..

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Edited reply by MsTakeGOLD

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Cool Story, Grandpa4. You're a true fan. Unfortunately, your link isn't working. I hope you will come back and fix it.

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Reply by MsTakeGOLD

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There are so many great covers of Bob Dylan songs. Of course, "All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix stands out. And "If Not For You" by George Harrison is pretty well-known. But some of my favorite covers of Dylan songs by other artists are pretty obscure. For example, "On a Night Like This" by Buckwheat Zydeco is a rollicking celebration of life. But out of all of them, I wish they had this beautiful arrangement on Snap the most: Madeleine Peyroux's version of "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go."

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Edited reply by MsTakeGOLD

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Helping Jim out with this Link thing. Here is the right one to go to his song:

"Like a Rolling Stone"
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b7abfcebf

MikeIIILEVEL 105

Edited reply by MikeIIIGOLD

*Pray for California fire/Anchorage quake victims*Great weekend to all*1,804 songs uploaded *


Mikeiii
Positively 4th Street
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c5b48ebf1

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Reply by MsTakeGOLD

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"Like a Rolling Stone" peaked at #2 in the U.S. and at #4 in the UK charts in July 1965. "At over six minutes, the song altered what a pop single could convey. Bruce Springsteen, in his speech for Dylan's inauguration into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, said that on first hearing the single, 'that snare shot sounded like somebody'd kicked open the door to your mind' In 2004 and in 2011, Rolling Stone listed it as Number One of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" ~ Wikipedia

Someone might wonder if the rock band "The Rolling Stones" based their name on Bob Dylan's iconic song. Bob Dylan first toured the UK in 1962 and The Rolling Stones formed in 1962, but the British band took their title from a Muddy Waters song lyric. And anyway, it seems the song was written later. Maybe Bob was influenced by them.

MikeIIILEVEL 105

Edited reply by MikeIIIGOLD

*Pray for California fire/Anchorage quake victims*Great weekend to all*1,804 songs uploaded *



Mikeiii
Mr. Tambourine Man
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b799226f7

MsTakeLEVEL 83

Edited reply by MsTakeGOLD

Santa knows we're all God's children...

Thanks Mike

Reminder: For every 2 links you enter, please listen and comment on another Snapper’s Challenge Entry.

* PLAYLIST * PLAYLIST * PLAYLIST *

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