Christmas Song Of The Day 1

December 1, 2009 by · 1 Comment
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I wasn’t sure if I was going to have the time do this again this year, but after numerous emails from readers telling me how much they enjoyed it and requesting I do it again, here goes. I only hope I can make it as fun and entertaining as the previous years. So welcome to the third annual Bag Of Songs Christmas Song of The Day, for the next 25 Days right up until Christmas. Enjoy and Happy Holidays !

There was only one way to kick it off this year and that’s with what’s easily become the most talked about new Christmas album this year, the Christmas In The Heart collection from the one and only Mr. Bob Dylan.  Buying a copy will help feed the hungry, as all of the proceeds go to the charities listed below. Check out a great interview by Bill Flanagan with Bob about the record here

Bob Dylan – Must Be Santa
Buy Christmas In The Heart


During this holiday season, Bob Dylan’s immediate donations from the Christmas In The Heart proceeds will provide 500,000 meals to school children in the developing world through the World Food Programme, 15,000 meals to homeless people in the United Kingdom through Crisis and more than 4 million meals to 1.4 million families in America through Feeding America.

Get further involved and take action in the fight against hunger by visiting any of the charities listed below.

US Fans – Feeding America
Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks supports 63,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms.

For more information on how to donate further visit

UK Fans – Crisis
Crisis is the United Kingdom’s national charity for single homeless people, dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.

For more information on how to donate further visit

World Wide – WFP
The WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide, aiming to feed 108 million people in 74 countries in 2009.

For more information on how to donate further please visit

Monday Morning Blues (In The Night Time)

March 31, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Since my twelve hour work day today pretty kicked my butt sideways, upside down and backwards, our usual Monday Morning Blues feature today is ending more like Monday Night Blues. I’m really tired so lets get right to it.

MP3: Bob Dylan – Workingman Blues #2
Buy Modern Times

5 On A Friday : Keeping Up With The Joneses

November 16, 2007 by · 4 Comments
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Keeping up with the Joneses, that innate desire to always have the latest and greatest really seems to kick in around this time of year. Yes, it’s almost the crazy holiday shopping season. What’s on your list this year ? iPhone ? XBox 360 ? 42″ Flat Screen TV ? Toys with lead-free paint ? Well these songs really have no relation to all of that seasonal madness but here’s five that’ll have you Jones-ing for more.

1: Psychedelic Furs – Mr Jones
Buy Talk Talk Talk
2: Amy Winehouse – Me & Mr Jones
Buy Back To Black
3: Dusty Springfield – Willie & Laura Mae Jones
Buy Dusty In Memphis
4: Bob Dylan – Ballad Of A Thin Man
Buy Highway 61 Revisited
5: Rolling Stones – Miss Amanda Jones
Buy Between The Buttons


5 On A Friday : Memphis

November 9, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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A small tribute in song today to the city of Memphis, Tennessee. Good friends and good times.

1: Chuck Berry – Memphis
Buy The Great Twenty Eight
2: Marc Cohn – Walking In Memphis
Buy Marc Cohn
3: Bob Dylan – Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Buy Blonde On Blonde
4: John Hiatt – Memphis In The Meantime
Buy Bring The Family
5: Lucinda Williams – Memphis Pearl
Buy Sweet Old World

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Monday Morning Blues : Now You’re Talking

August 6, 2007 by · 2 Comments
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Talking blues is a style that originated on the late twenties and is typified by sing speak vocals over top of a repeated guitar part. Woodie Guthrie used this style as the basis for a lot of his songs, and later Bob Dylan, as well as many others who continue to carry the style forward. Here’s three fine examples for you today.

MP3: Bob Dylan – Talking World War III Blues
Buy The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
MP3: John Wesley Harding – Talking Return Of The Great Folk Scare Blues
Buy Dynablob
MP3: Todd Snider – Talking Seattle Grunge Rock Blues
Buy Songs For The Daily Planet


Proxy Music : Bryan Ferry Gets Dylanesque

February 21, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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On Dylanesque, Bryan Ferry brings his love for Bob Dylan to a full album’s worth of covers. You’re probably thinking why a full disc of Dylan covers. Ferry’s Dylan bent is nothing new, his first post Roxy Music solo single back in 1973 was a cover of Dylan’s A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall and his 2002 album Frantic included covers of It’s All Over Now Baby Blue and Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright. The new album has long been a dream, saying “I just thought it would be great to make a whole album of Dylan songs. And at the end of last year, finally, it happened.” The whole thing was recorded in a week with his touring band, and captures a much more live feel than most of his recent work. Some special guests on the disc include Brian Eno on If Not For You and guitar virtuoso Robin Trower on All Along The Watchtower. Bryan plays it pretty safe by sticking with mostly well known selections, which sometimes hurts, as in the case of a song like Watchtower where there are much more definitive versions out there, but in other cases like Tom Thumbs Blues or Positively 4th Street Bryan gives them a smooth new spin. In all likelihood it won’t seriously increase either artist’s fan base, but it makes for a nice easy going listen. The album is being released in the UK on March 5 and hits US shores on April 3rd.

Dylanesque Track listing :
1. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
2. Simple Twist Of Fate
3. Make You Feel My Love
4. Times They Are A-Changin’
5. All I Really Want To Do
6. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
7. Positively 4th Street
8. If Not For You
9. Baby Let Me Follow You Down
10. Gates Of Eden
11. All Along The Watchtower

MP3: Bryan Ferry – Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
MP3: Bryan Ferry –
If Not For You


Bob Dylan in Techno-color

November 3, 2006 by · 1 Comment
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R2D2 otherwise known as the one and only Ryan Adams gives a Bob Dylan classic the techno-synth sound effect treament. I’ve also posted the original fron Dylan’s Blood On The Tracks in case you may not be familiar with it. Now if we can only get Bob to cover Ryan’s Beck-like rap Look Who’s Got A Website Hmmmm.

MP3: R2D2(Ryan Adams) – You’re A Big Girl Now
Bob Dylan – You’re A Big Girl Now
DJ Reggie(Ryan Adams) – Look Who’s Got A Website

BUY IT : ryan adams bob dylan