“My music is the spiritual expression of what I am — my faith, my knowledge, my being… When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups…I want to speak to their souls.”― John Coltrane
Jakob Luke Dylan (born December 9, 1969) is singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the rock band The Wallflowers and has also recorded two solo albums. He is a son of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and Sara Dylan.
After a seven-year pause, The Wallflowers has just released their sixth album (Glad all over) with The Clash legend Mick Jones on some tracks, and yes, they do sound like The Clash from time to time. Not a bad thing at all!
It is strange to witness how different the last Wallflowers album is compared to Jakob Dylan’s solo albums. But diversity is good.
Nothing but the Whole Wide World:
The Wallflowers is a rock band from Los Angeles, California, fronted by Jakob Dylan. Formed in 1989 and originally known as The Apples, the ensemble has gone through many personnel changes but focuses on Dylan, Rami Jaffee and Greg Richling.
They have released six studio albums, one compilation album and have had various songs on television and movie soundtracks. They have won two Grammy awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song for their song “One Headlight” in 1998 (Wikipedia).
One Headlight with Bruce Springsteen:
6th avenue Heartache:
Personally I like his country flavoured solo stuff best, but The Wallflowers is a very good band!
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”― John Lennon
From the Liverpool docks to the red light Hamburg streets Down in the quarry with the Quarrymen. Playing to the big crowds Playing to the cheap seats Another day in your life on your way to your journey’s end Shine your light, move it on, you burn so bright, roll on John
Freewheelin’ in it’s released form is essentially a “best of” from one of the most creative years in Dylan’s life. The lag between sessions resulted in an album whose sound metamorphosed at least twice.
~Clinton Heylin (BD – The Recording Sessions)
Dylan nailed 3 master versions for “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” @ this important recording session.
A little background info:
Dylan held another session at Studio A on December 6. Five songs, all original compositions, were recorded, three of which were eventually included on The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan: “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall”, “Oxford Town”, and “I Shall Be Free”. Dylan also made another attempt at “Whatcha Gonna Do” and recorded a new song, “Hero Blues”, but both songs were ultimately rejected and left unreleased. Wikipedia