Archive for the 'Dylan, Bob' Category

U2 collaborations: Robbie Robertson’s “Sweet Fire of Love” (1987)

Posted by pharland on November 21st, 2007 filed in 1980s, Band, The, Dylan, Bob, Lanois, Daniel, U2

Robbie Robertson’s debut solo album of 1987 is significant for several reasons, including his team-up with U2.First of all, the album reflects Robbie Robertson’s first substantial musical contribution since the dissolution of The Band, whose final performance of 1976 was captured in Scorsese’s The Last Waltz. Over ten years had passed, and this length of [...]

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Roberta Flack’s Chapter Two (1970): Reverend Lee

Posted by pharland on September 29th, 2007 filed in 1970s, Dylan, Bob, Flack, Roberta, Soul / Funk / Motown

Listen while you read: “Reverend Lee” (audio) Roberta Flack is perhaps best known for her influential performance of the song “Killing me softly with his song” back in 1973, recently re-covered by the Fugees (if 1997 is “recent” to anyone else). Flack’s early work, before the years of disco set in and had their deleterious [...]

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From Pink Floyd’s mysteries to Led Zeppelin’s “Satanic” music

Posted by pharland on September 4th, 2007 filed in 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Dylan, Bob, Johnson, Robert, Music and religion

There are a number of posts about music, religion, and culture on my academic blog that may be of interest to readers of this one: The times they are a changin’ endin’: Bob Dylan’s apocalypse Satanic conspiracies of the 1970s and 1980s (dealing with the supposed and real cases of back-masking) “Me and the Devil [...]

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