Thin Blue Flame by Josh Ritter

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The Wikipedia entry for Josh Ritter says "His style is in the tradition of folk music and ballads - clearly influenced by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Leonard Cohen, among others - with an emphasis on simple lyrics". That exactly sums up my own reactions when I heard his song, Thin Blue Flame, on the radio -- particularly the comparisons with Dylan and Springsteen.

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Posted on Monday, February 9, 2009 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterChris Loosley in | CommentsPost a Comment | References3 References

Desolation Row by Bob Dylan

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I was searching YouTube for a 1972 performance of Bob Dylan's It's All Over Now, Baby Blue by Grateful Dead. As often happens when browsing online, something else caught my attention. I ran across some recordings of Dylan's Desolation Row, the last track on his 1965 album Highway 61 Revisited.

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Posted on Friday, September 28, 2007 at 04:00AM by Registered CommenterChris Loosley in | CommentsPost a Comment | References3 References

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

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While I was driving near Santa Cruz CA, the local station played a sensational live recording of the Grateful Dead performing Bob Dylan's It's All Over Now, Baby Blue during a concert on September 26, 1972 (35 years ago to the day) at the Stanley Theater in Jersey City, NJ.

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Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 01:00AM by Registered CommenterChris Loosley in , | CommentsPost a Comment | References1 Reference