Bob Dylan's Record Collection

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  1. sandmountainslim1

    sandmountainslim1 Vicar Of Fonz Thread Starter

    Dylan is known to be a huge fan of pre-war Blues and hillbilly music as well as early rock and roll and I would be interested to know what he has in his own personal collection. It would be awesome if he would take to his YouTube channel and show off some of his rare records. I wonder if he has all of Hank Williams MGM singles and a stack of Charley Patton and Robert Johnson 78's? Of course he could be like most of us and have nothing but CDs and LPs but I doubt it.
  2. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Western Canada
    Think it’s got any Joan Baez in it?
  3. Guy from Ohio

    Guy from Ohio Senior Member

    He stole somebody's Harry Smith's Anthology of folk Music, and the music therein.
  4. Troyh

    Troyh Forum Resident

    I know Teffteller has sold him some rare goodies.
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  5. Taxman

    Taxman Senior Member

    Fayetteville, NY
    Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour was an encyclopedia of his musical influences. I don't know that he had all those artists on LP or CD, SACD or HiRes, but he certainly was very familiar with an astonishing number of artists. Very little rock n roll. Think 1946-1963 for the most part. That's whats in Bob's record collection, if he has one.
  6. Siegmund

    Siegmund Vinyl Sceptic

    Britain, Europe
    He astonished everyone by outing himself as a fan of Blur.....
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  7. The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man Forum Resident

    It could have been from the friend of the writer Paul Nelson.
  8. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Senior Member

    This good to know. Blur are a great band.
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  9. ElevateMeLater

    ElevateMeLater Jesus of Cool

    he also apparently told Dave Grohl that he wanted Dave to teach him how to play "Everlong" by the Foo Fighters

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  10. raphph

    raphph Taking a trip on an ocean liner…

    He made headlines back in the UK recently when he admitted liking the Stereophonics.... That's a bit like Bowie saying he likes Nickelback
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  11. JuanTCB

    JuanTCB Senior Member

    Brooklyn, NY
    "That’s why I file everything alphabetically. I don’t separate it by style. That’s why you find Thelonius Monk right next to the Monkees.”

    I wonder if Bob is a Headquarters or Pisces man?
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  12. qwerty

    qwerty A resident of the SH_Forums.

    I agree this would give the greatest insight into his collection. It was a wonderful musical education listening to the TTRH series.

    However, I think there were a minority of tracks which were selected by his research team, and he probably included to increase the diversity of the musical styles, and for his own interest.
  13. adm62

    adm62 Senior Member

    Ottawa, Canada
    In his radio show I don't believe he selected the music and his links were reading from a script that he didn't write. He was doing a job.
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  14. cdash99

    cdash99 Senior Member

    Does anyone know if these are still out there to listen to? SXM app doesn’t show them.
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  16. sandmountainslim1

    sandmountainslim1 Vicar Of Fonz Thread Starter

    I was wondering if Bob Dylan had as many records as John!
  17. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Senior Member

    That's a strange one. What can see in that dismal bunch? Especially with all the great artists he's heard and known as well as music he's made.
  18. Olompali

    Olompali Forum Resident

    These days?
    He streams.....
  19. Guy Smiley

    Guy Smiley America’s Favorite Game Show Host

    Sesame Street
    And The Monkees! At least, he played them once on his radio show (Mike Nesmith’s “You Just May Be the One” I believe. Good song!)

    I also loved the use of “(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone” in I’m Not There, although I doubt Bob had anything to do with that.
  20. Guy Smiley

    Guy Smiley America’s Favorite Game Show Host

    Sesame Street
    Well, he played a Headquarters song on his show (See my previous post).
  21. jason202

    jason202 Forum Resident

    Washington, D.C.
    All these shows have been archived by someone out there. I believe they can still be freely downloaded.
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  22. Mr. H

    Mr. H Forum Resident

  23. kreen

    kreen Forum Resident

    Yes, that's what I always assumed.
  24. smoke

    smoke Forum Resident

    I don't know that company but it reminds me of a story I heard where *a* company did some reissues of classic bluegrass and that, more than once, a song showed up in Dylan's live set within a week of it being released by them. It pays to have a great band!
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    HominyRhodes Forum Resident

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