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.

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  2. DC Weez

    Excellent song, excellent duet by musical legends.

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  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.

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  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)

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  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.

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  6. DSLDawg

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

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  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!

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  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!”

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    • 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.

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  9. BMan

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

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