Bob Dylan: Trail of The Buffalo (traditional)

Come round you old time cowboys, and listen to my song Please do not grow weary, I will not detain you long Concerning some young cowboy, who did agree to go Spend the summer pleasantly on the trail of the buffalo – Well I wrote that song to the tune of Buffalo Skinner. An old cowboy song. ~Bob Dylan about …

September 13: The late Bill Monroe was born in 1911

I’m a farmer with a mandolin and a high tenor voice. ~Bill Monroe “To me there’s no difference between Muddy Waters and Bill Monroe.” ~Bob Dylan (to John Pareles, Sept 1997) “Uncle Pen” from 1956 at the Ryman Auditorium:

July 21: The late Sara Carter was born in 1898 – 116 years ago

Sara Carter (with banjo) Sara Carter (July 21, 1898 – January 8, 1979) was an American Country music musician. Known for her deep and distinctive singing voice, she was the lead singer on most of the recordings of the historic Carter Family act in the 1920s and 1930s. The Carter Family: The Carter Family was a traditional American folk music group that recorded between 1927 and 1956. Their music had …

Today: The late “Mother” Maybelle Carter was born in 1909

  “Mother” Maybelle Carter (May 10, 1909 – October 23, 1978) was an American country musician. She is best known as a member of the historic Carter Family act in the 1920s and 1930s and also as a member of Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters. Perhaps the most remarkable of Maybelle’s many talents was her skill as a guitarist. She revolutionized the instrument’s role by …

Today: Bob Dylan released his debut album in 1962, 52 years ago

..His talent takes many forms. He is one of the most compelling white blues singers ever recorded. He is a songwriter of exceptional facility and cleverness. He is an uncommonly skillful guitar player and harmonica player. ~Stacy Williams (“Bob Dylan” LP. liner notes) Dylan’s first album can hardly be faulted. It is a brilliant debut, a performer’s tour de force,…. …

Today: James Taylor is 66

When people use the term “singer/songwriter” (often modified by the word “sensitive”) in praise or in criticism, they’re thinking of James Taylor. ~William Ruhlmann (allmusic.com) — That’s the motivation of an artist – to seek attention of some kind. ~James Taylor In concert – BBC Studios 1970 (ca 50min):

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