Musical palate cleanser, another anniversary edition

Dylan’s Nashville Skyline turns 50.  I can’t say it’s one of my favorite albums of his, but, damn, do I love this song.


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13 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, another anniversary edition

  1. RangerRuss

    Thanks for that. Reminds me to watch the Johnny Cash show Sunday night at 10 on GETTV.


  2. DC Weez

    Excellent song, excellent duet by musical legends.


  3. HiAltDawg

    They say Robert Dylan is the Tommy Petty of Minnesota…

    It’s a shame Dylan’s Whiskey Distillery in Nashville ain’t gonna be ready for this year’s Vandy game. Ain’t tried it yet but I’d probably visit the place.


  4. Normaltown Mike

    Gr8 song. I love this version. I really appreciate how Dylan can change the time, cadence and melody of his songs and make them so different (though I recognize it drives people nuts too)


  5. Muttley

    I’m the one heretic on this one. I love both of these guys, but it’s the vocals that I’ve always found a little off-putting here. I’m not really into Dylan’s hillbilly voice, used from this album through the early seventies. And Cash doesn’t seem completely at ease with him- just to me, anyway.


  6. DSLDawg

    Spun this many times on my 9-midnight shift on WUOG


  7. 86BONE

    Speaking of Cash…saw Marty Stuart last night at The Heights Theater and he sang Grey Stone Chapel which was written by an inmate, Glen Sherley. I can’t imagine what a live Cash concert would have been like, but I promise last night’s concert was one hell of a show!


  8. Muttley

    I’ll make up for the heresy with a cool story: about 1998/99 I was in Tower Records on Sunset on a Saturday Night picking up a gift for a party I was headed for, and in the check-out line my GF came up and whispered in my ear: “Johnny Cash”- pointing to the man (in tan, that night) directly in front of me. When the clerk was ringing him up- big stack of country discs- I caught the guy’s eye and he nodded slowly at me: yep. When he rang me up a minute later, he said “I didn’t recognize him until I saw the name on the credit card”.

    I stepped out the front door and his stretch limo was right there with the trunk open and his driver mixing drinks out of a huge built-in bar. Since he was hanging around, I asked quietly and discreetly: “If I went in and got a copy of the Sun Sessions, do you think he’d mind signing it?” The driver replied “THAT’S NOT JOHNNY CASH!”


    • Salty Dawg

      OMG! That his hysterical! There was a Twitter Thread yesterday that you should put that story on! Michael Segalov starts it. It’s about celebrity encounters! It’s a good read with a few celebrities chiming in when they are mentioned! Brent Spiner is hilarious!

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      • Muttley

        I have sort of one on Brent Spiner, too…I worked on a film at Paramount briefly, and Star Trek was everywhere. It was hilarious to see Klingons in that full red makeup taking group smoke breaks. I remember walking past the Trek stage when they were breaking for lunch- (not a Trekkie, I barely recognized them then) and Mr. Data rolled by me in a golf cart yelling “Hey, where you guys goin’ for lunch? Wait up!” Just one of those funny images that stick in your brain.


  9. BMan

    This song picks the heart’s scab. Loved it for a long time.