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Bob Dylan No Direction Home

By: Andy Serratos MUS 106 007 October 25th 2012

Folk rock singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman
May 24, 1941, in Minnesota Driven by the influences of early rock stars like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard His name Bob Dylan was inspired by the poet Dylan Thomas His biggest Idol was Woody Guthrie he wanted to be just like him and write music similar to his, when he died Bob dedicated a song to him called Woody's song His first album was released in 1962 which included mostly his poetic songs and old folk songs As his fame grew he began to do sing with Peter, Paul, & Mary, Joan Baez and other folk singers who were part of protest movement After he creates 3 albums of his folk songs and his most iconic tracks like * Blowin In the Wind * Times are a Changin * Mr Tamborine Man He decides to change his look and his music

In 1965, Dylan upset many of his folkie fans by recording the halfacoustic, half-electric album Bringing It All Back Home, backed by a nine-piece band. On July 25, 1965, he was famously booed at the Newport Folk Festival when he performed electrically for the first time. The albums that followed, Highway 61 Revisited (1966)which included one of his biggest hits "Like a Rolling Stone" After getting into a motorcycle accident in July 1966, Over the course of the next three decades, Dylan continued to reinvent himself.

On July 25th, 1965, Bob Dylan walked onstage at (The Newport Folk Festival)

Track Information
Released (August 4th 1965) Columbia Studio A

1. Like A Rolling Stone


2.Tombstone Blues

3.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train to Cry


4.From A Buick 6 5.Ballad of a Thin Man 6.Queen Jane Approximately 7.Highway 61 Revisited 8.Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues 9.Desolation Row

Bob Dylan Guitar,Harmonica Piano and police car Additional musicians Mike Bloomfield guitar
Harvey Brooks bass guitar Bobby Gregg drums Paul Griffin organ, piano Al Kooper organ, piano (Hohner pianet)

Sam Lay drums


Charlie McCoy guitar Frank Owens piano Russ Savakus bass guitar

Discography

The discography (35 studio albums, 58 singles, 13 live albums, 9 The Bootleg Series

Discography (Continued)

Achievements
Bob Dylan has won:
11 Grammies 1 Academy award 1 Golden Globe award

I aint gonna work on Maggies farm no more No, I aint gonna work on Maggies farm no more

Maggie's Farm

Well, I wake in the morning Fold my hands and pray for rain I got a head full of ideas That are drivin me insane Its a shame the way she makes me scrub the floor I aint gonna work on Maggies farm no more I aint gonna work for Maggies brother no more No, I aint gonna work for Maggies brother no more Well, he hands you a nickel He hands you a dime He asks you with a grin If youre havin a good time Then he fines you every time you slam the door I aint gonna work for Maggies brother no more I aint gonna work for Maggies pa no more No, I aint gonna work for Maggies pa no more Well, he puts his cigar Out in your face just for kicks His bedroom window It is made out of bricks The National Guard stands around his door Ah, I aint gonna work for Maggies pa no more I aint gonna work for Maggies ma no more No, I aint gonna work for Maggies ma no more Well, she talks to all the servants About man and God and law Everybody says Shes the brains behind pa Shes sixty-eight, but she says shes twenty-four I aint gonna work for Maggies ma no more I aint gonna work on Maggies farm no more No, I aint gonna work on Maggies farm no more Well, I try my best To be just like I am But everybody wants you To be just like them They say sing while you slave and I just get bored I aint gonna work on Maggies farm no more

Why I like this album


I've been a huge fan for many years and I find his music fascinating His music is different and deep This album is my favorite because half the tracks are live and live music is my favorite Demos are also found on this album, getting a listen on the tracks before they were fixed in the studio

The cd explores the beginning of his music from folk to rock


& I love Dylan's rock phase it was my favorite even though his folk songs are catchy I like the electric guitar in his songs

Work Cited
http://www.biography.com/people/bob-dylan9283052?page=1 www.bobdylan.com/us/home http://homepage.ntlworld.com/alan.stuart/music/discogra phy/dylanbob.html