Dylan at 76

In honor of Bob Dylan’s 76th birthday, I present 76 of his greatest tunes…

Spotify Playlist

House of the Risin’ Sun
Song to Woody
Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
In My Time of Dyin’
Man of Constant Sorrow
Blowin’ in the Wind
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Girl From the North Country
Masters of War
It Ain’t Me Babe
My Back Pages
Chimes of Freedom
All I Really Want to Do
The Times They Are A-Changin’
With God on Our Side
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
Boots of Spanish Leather
Only a Pawn in Their Game
One Too Many Mornings
Mr. Tambourine Man
Subterranean Homesick Blues
It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
Love Minus Zero/No Limit
She Belongs to Me
Maggie’s Farm
Like a Rolling Stone
Desolation Row
Ballad of a Thin Man
Tombstone Blues
Queen Jane Approximately
I Want You
Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
Visions of Johanna
Just Like a Woman
Sad Eyed Lady of The Lowlands
One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)
Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
4th Time Around
All Along the Watchtower
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
As I Went Out One Morning
Lay Lady Lay
Peggy Day
All the Tired Horses
The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)
Wigwam
If Not for You
New Morning
The Man in Me
Watching the River Flow
Mr. Bojangles
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
Forever Young
Tangled Up in Blue
Shelter from the Storm
Simple Twist of Fate
Idiot Wind
Hurricane
One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)
Sara
Isis
Changing of the Guards
Gotta Serve Somebody
Jokerman
Man in the Long Black Coat
Most of the Time
Not Dark Yet
Love Sick
Things Have Changed
Mississippi
Thunder on the Mountain
Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
Duquesne Whistle

Whitney

Dreamy folk rock out of my sweet home Chicago. This is music that grows on you like a vine as songs evolve into multi-instrumental soundscapes of reverie. Listen to their debut album, Light Upon the Lake.  You’ll feeler cooler in no time.

Dylan at 75

“Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands
With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves
Let me forget about today until tomorrow.”
Mr. Tambourine Man

Of all the artists who have walked this earth, none have spoken to my core as profoundly as the Midwestern troubadour known as Bob Dylan. He is easily my favorite poet, able to paint masterpieces with words both down-home and surrealistic.

Dylan has always epitomized Caucasian cool, his nonchalant approach to fame seeming more and more quaint as the American pop cultural landscape has become overrun with “look at me” types. While he continues to churn out albums as a senior citizen, it is the young Dylan, wise beyond his years, hair growing in a million different directions, that will be venerated for decades to come.

May the bulb that illuminated his mind continue to shine a little light on us all.

Dylan at 75 Playlist

Dylan LeBlanc

dylanleblanc

Best singer-songwriter I’ve heard in a while. Soulful and musically masterful. A great lowkey album that’ll sound great on a front porch in summer as you sip on a cold beverage in the breeze. A kind California country vibe permeates his songs.

Sounds like: Ray LaMontagne

Listen to his latest album, Cautionary Tale.