This week’s Definitely Dylan Live is big, melodious, and contagious, as we’re tackling Bob Dylan’s choruses! Laura and Robert discuss which Dylan albums are full of catchy choruses, and which (surprisingly?) don’t have any choruses at all!
The list of albums that was mentioned in the episode can be found here - let us know where you disagree, and please help us complete the list by finding the choruses on Dylan’s songs that appear on compilations etc.
What do you think why some of Dylan albums have more choruses than others? Do you prefer songs with big choruses or are you not too fussed about them?
Blowin’ In The Wind (snippet)
Blowin’ In The Wind (snippet, live at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA, 16 March, 2000)
The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll (live at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, 25 October, 1963)
Mr. Tambourine Man (Live at BBC Studios, London, UK, 1 June, 1965)
Precious Angel (Live at Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada, April 1980)
License To Kill
Brownsville Girl (snippet)
Workingman’s Blues #2
PS: We had a little confusion at the very beginning of the episode, which has been edited out of the website version, hence the slight chaos at the very top of the hour!