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20 songs released in 1975 you must hear

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The Year 1975 summary

  • Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge take over Cambodia (April).
  • The city of Saigon is surrendered and remaining Americans are evacuated, ending the Vietnam War (April 30).
  • American merchant ship Mayaguez, seized by Cambodian forces, is rescued in operation by US Navy and Marines, 38 of whom are killed (May 15).
  • Movies: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Jaws, Nashville, Dog Day Afternoon, Barry Lyndon

My rules:

  • Only one song per artist/group
  • The song must be released that specific year
  • Songs from live albums not allowed
  • Restricted to only 20 songs

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The Best Bob Dylan Covers according to Paste Magazine (Video & Audio) part1

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A great list published back in April 2009.

I thought it might be a good idea to share this list & embed audio/video from youtube.

As it is a rather long list… I plan to split it up into 5 separate posts… this is part 1.

Cowboy junkies

50. Cowboy Junkies – “If You Gotta Go, Go Now”

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The 7 Best Bob Dylan covers 2015

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I have collected 7 of what I consider to be the best Bob Dylan interpretations from 2015. And just to make it clear (for the n’th time) these are not better than the originals, I just like how they make us listen to familiar songs in a different way. They are also testament to the songs considerable strength, they work with other artists than Dylan himself.

By the way, and I normally don’t do this, that Forever Young version from the British talent show was bad!

7. The War on Drugs – Tangled Up In Blue:

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The 5 Best Music Books 2015

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When we read about music, we listen to the music we read about. A good red wine in the glass, or a good cup of coffee and the music playing in the background. The artist’s catalogue (and bootlegs) should be available to us, so that when we read about a concert or a record, we can listen to exactly that music when reading. It is not always possible, but very often it is. We need to set the mood.

We don’t look at the year of release when we buy music books, but we do buy interesting new releases.

We’ve plowed through about 40 books about music this year between us, most of them old books about music history (blues, country or certain albums), these are The Five Best Music Books of 2015:

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