Sing Out

Bob Dylan 78th Birthday Special

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Bob Dylan turns 78 on Friday, but at KPFA we’re not waiting to celebrate his birthday. On Wednesday (May 22) Larry Kelp hosts a two-hour “Sing Out” Bob Dylan special from 10 p.m.-midnight. Since 1991 the “Bob’s Birthday Special” has been an almost annual event on KPFA. Dylan is a unique force in modern music, seemingly unstoppable and ever-changing, adding a Nobel Prize and a line of Heaven’s Door whiskey to his overcrowded mantle. After recent recordings of jazz and pop standards (crooning a la Sinatra), due in June is a massive 14-CD box set of his 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue concerts. Meanwhile, some of his strongest political songs of the ‘60s continue to be updated in struggles for freedom and justice. “Sing Out” mixes Dylan favorites and rarities with interpretations by a global array of musicians. As you tune in, remember: “Don’t follow leaders /Watch the parkin’ meters.”

 

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
It's the nearly annualBob Dylan Birthday Specialbob turns 78 on Friday
Bob DylanCold Irons Bound (Live 2004)Tell Tale Signs (Bootleg 8)Columbia / Legacy
Bob DylanRomance in DurangoLive 1975 (Bootleg 5)Columbia Legacy
Betty Lavette (w/Keith Richards)Political WorldThings Have ChangedVerve
Grateful DeadQueen Jane Appx. (live 12-29-88)Postcards of the Hanging`Grateful Dead/Arista
Maria Muldaur with Mavis StaplesWell, Well, WellFanning the FlamesTelarc
Cris WilliamsonFarewell AngelinaMotherlandWolf Moon Records
Teresa Trull and Barbara HigbieI'll Be Your Baby Tonightlive in studion.a.
Barbara HigbieJust Like A WomanAlive in BerkeleySlow Baby Records
Bob DylanEverything Is BrokenOh MercyColumbia
Bob DylanRing Therm BellsOh MercyColumbia
Bob DylanEvery Grain of SandShot of LoveColumbia
Bob DylanPeople Get ReadyEP: 4 Songs from Renaldo and ClaraColumbia Promo
Bob DylanIsisLive 1975 ( Bootleg 5)
Etta JamesBlowin' in the WindThe Heart and Soul of Etta JamesArrival Records
Eric Clapton (with Bob DylanSign LanguageNo Reason to CryRSO
Duke EllingtonBlowin' in the WindEllington '65`Reprise
Naked BarbiesShe Belongs to MeTarnishedNBD Records
Bob DylanWild Mountain Thyme (Isle of Wight, 1969)Bootleg 10 1969-71 Another Self PortraitColumbia Legacy
Barrence Whitfield and Tom RussellBlind Willie McTellHillbilly VoodooEast Side Digital
National LampoonThose Fabulous SixtiesThe Classic National Lampoon (box)Uproar Entertainment
Bob Dylan and the BandLike a Rolling Stone (Isle of Wight 1969)Bootleg 10 1969-71 Another Self Portrait Columbia Legacy
Ian and SylviaTomorrow Is a Long TimeFour Strong WindsVanguard
Bob Dylan and Johnny CashBlue Yodel No 5Dylan/Cash SessionsSpank
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