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50 of My Favorite Bob Dylan Songs
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Burger Feb 3.

Favorite Springsteen Cover Versions?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Charley Smith Jun 16, 2013.

Favorite Springsteen Songs?
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Rod Stewart's Tonight's the Night: Live 1976–1988 (Box Set Review)

Nearly a quarter century has passed since Warner Brothers issued the excellent Storyteller, which covers all the bases of Rod Stewart’s career up to 1990 but features only a few previously unreleased goodies. Finally, though, the record company has unlocked the vaults and swung the doors wide open. In 2009 it delivered the revealing Rod Stewart Sessions, a four-CD box that contains 63 previously unavailable outtakes, demos and other rarities recorded between 1971 and 1998. And this month brings…See More
22 hours ago
Jim Hunter commented on Jeff Burger's blog post 'Neil Finn – Dizzy Heights (Album Review)'
"Thanks for the tip Joseph, I was thinking that Finn/Kelly couldn't be a bad record, I will jump on that ASAP..."
Apr 11
Joseph May commented on Jeff Burger's blog post 'Neil Finn – Dizzy Heights (Album Review)'
"Thanks for that review Jeff and if you want a Neil Finn cd that you'll be playin' often I highly recommend last years import only double Live cd "Going Your Way" with Paul Kelly covering some of their many great tunes and ending…"
Apr 11
Jim Hunter commented on Jeff Burger's blog post 'Neil Finn – Dizzy Heights (Album Review)'
"great review Jeff...I think Neil is far too talented to make a "bad" record...that isn't ever going to happen.  This one is challenging in places for sure, but rewarding.  His course is pretty deliberate...when you name one…"
Apr 11
Julie Wenger Watson commented on Jeff Burger's blog post 'Neil Finn – Dizzy Heights (Album Review)'
"Thanks for posting this review. I love(d) Crowded House, and I've been curious about the solo careers of its members since. I'll definitely give this a listen; thanks for bringing it to my attention."
Apr 11
A blog post by Jeff Burger was featured

Neil Finn – Dizzy Heights (Album Review)

When Crowded House disbanded after a string of wonderful albums, I figured we’d at least have a steady stream of solo discs from group leader Neil Finn to turn to. It hasn’t worked out that way, though. Crowded House performed its farewell concert in November 1996; and while Finn has been busy with assorted musical projects in the 17 years since then, the new Dizzy Heights is only his third solo album and his first since 2001’s One Nil (released as One All in the U.S. in 2002).He has said he…See More
Apr 10
Jeff Burger posted a blog post

Neil Finn – Dizzy Heights (Album Review)

When Crowded House disbanded after a string of wonderful albums, I figured we’d at least have a steady stream of solo discs from group leader Neil Finn to turn to. It hasn’t worked out that way, though. Crowded House performed its farewell concert in November 1996; and while Finn has been busy with assorted musical projects in the 17 years since then, the new Dizzy Heights is only his third solo album and his first since 2001’s One Nil (released as One All in the U.S. in 2002).He has said he…See More
Apr 5
Gary E. Hamm commented on Jeff Burger's blog post 'The Sun Rock Box (Album Review)'
"sounds great!  I can"t wait  until my local library gets it."
Mar 30
A blog post by Jeff Burger was featured

Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (DVD/Blu-ray/CD Review)

I videotaped this concert when it aired on PBS decades ago and have been watching it periodically ever since. Every time I see it, I ask myself the same question: Why on earth has this incredible show—which has long been available on CD—never been issued on DVD? As I discovered a while back, I wasn’t alone in my bewilderment: just look at the show’s page on Amazon.com, which originally touted the now-long-discontinued VHS version. (A Laserdisc was also available during prehistoric times.)…See More
Mar 22
Jeff Burger posted a blog post

Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (DVD/Blu-ray/CD Review)

I videotaped this concert when it aired on PBS decades ago and have been watching it periodically ever since. Every time I see it, I ask myself the same question: Why on earth has this incredible show—which has long been available on CD—never been issued on DVD? As I discovered a while back, I wasn’t alone in my bewilderment: just look at the show’s page on Amazon.com, which originally touted the now-long-discontinued VHS version. (A Laserdisc was also available during prehistoric times.)…See More
Mar 18
A blog post by Jeff Burger was featured

The Sun Rock Box (Album Review)

If rock and roll had a birth certificate, it would most likely list the place of delivery as 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. That’s the original home of Sam Phillips’s Memphis Recording Service, which evolved into the legendary Sun Records. This is where, in 1951, Jackie Brentson waxed “Rocket 88,” a number that many consider the first rock record. It’s where Elvis Presley showed up in 1953, ostensibly to wax a song for his mother, and wound up creating the now classic Sun Sessions. It’s…See More
Mar 12
Jeff Burger posted a blog post

The Sun Rock Box (Album Review)

If rock and roll had a birth certificate, it would most likely list the place of delivery as 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. That’s the original home of Sam Phillips’s Memphis Recording Service, which evolved into the legendary Sun Records. This is where, in 1951, Jackie Brentson waxed “Rocket 88,” a number that many consider the first rock record. It’s where Elvis Presley showed up in 1953, ostensibly to wax a song for his mother, and wound up creating the now classic Sun Sessions. It’s…See More
Mar 8
Jeff Burger replied to Jeff Burger's discussion '50 of My Favorite Bob Dylan Songs'
"There's a link to it on my page on this site. Also, here's a link to the Springsteen list on my site: http://byjeffburger.com/2013/05/12/50-favorite-springsteen-songs/"
Feb 3
Joshua Sanders replied to Jeff Burger's discussion '50 of My Favorite Bob Dylan Songs'
"I am no expert on Dylan although I spent about a year listening to Freewheelin' and Times They Are a-Changin' just to pick up on his guitar playing (I have always felt his guitar playing never got the credit it deserved though he did come…"
Feb 3
Jeff Burger posted a discussion

50 of My Favorite Bob Dylan Songs

A while back, I posted a list of 50 favorite Bruce Springsteen songs. During a recent period of temporary insanity, I decided to compile a similar list of Bob Dylan performances. Please note the following:• This list consists of the songs I find myself coming back to most often. It does not purport to be a list of Dylan’s best or most important recordings; it’s just the ones I enjoy most and that evoke the most memories for me. I’m aware that I’ve omitted many classics and that I’ve included…See More
Jan 31
Jim Moulton commented on Jeff Burger's blog post 'The Railsplitters' High, Lonesome Sound'
"I would like to hear some of the more bluegrass tracks, just not a lot of emotion flowing here, maybe I'll check out Amazon."
Jan 10

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Jeff Burger's Blog

Rod Stewart's Tonight's the Night: Live 1976–1988 (Box Set Review)

Nearly a quarter century has passed since Warner Brothers issued the excellent Storyteller, which covers all the bases of Rod Stewart’s career up to 1990 but features only a few previously unreleased goodies. Finally, though, the record company has unlocked the vaults and swung the doors wide open. In 2009 it delivered the revealing Rod Stewart Sessions, a four-CD box that contains 63 previously unavailable outtakes, demos and other rarities recorded between 1971 and 1998. And this…

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Posted on April 23, 2014 at 4:30am

Neil Finn – Dizzy Heights (Album Review)

When Crowded House disbanded after a string of wonderful albums, I figured we’d at least have a steady stream of solo discs from group leader Neil Finn to turn to. It hasn’t worked out that way, though. Crowded House performed its farewell concert in November 1996; and while Finn has been busy with assorted musical projects in the 17 years since then, the new Dizzy Heights is only his third solo album and his first since 2001’s One Nil (released as One All in…

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Posted on April 5, 2014 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (DVD/Blu-ray/CD Review)

I videotaped this concert when it aired on PBS decades ago and have been watching it periodically ever since. Every time I see it, I ask myself the same question: Why on earth has this incredible show—which has long been available on CD—never been issued on DVD? 

As I discovered a while back, I wasn’t alone in my bewilderment: just look at the show’s page on Amazon.com, which originally touted the now-long-discontinued VHS version. (A Laserdisc was also available during…

Continue

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 4:30am

The Sun Rock Box (Album Review)

If rock and roll had a birth certificate, it would most likely list the place of delivery as 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. That’s the original home of Sam Phillips’s Memphis Recording Service, which evolved into the legendary Sun Records. This is where, in 1951, Jackie Brentson waxed “Rocket 88,” a number that many consider the first rock record. It’s where Elvis Presley showed up in 1953, ostensibly to wax a song for his mother, and wound up creating the now classic Sun…

Continue

Posted on March 8, 2014 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

The Railsplitters' High, Lonesome Sound

Here’s a video of a song called “Boarding Pass” from the Railsplitters, one of the more auspicious new bluegrass groups I’ve heard in a while. The Boulder, Colorado quartet—Lauren Stovall, Dusty Rider (real name!), Peter Sharpe and Leslie Ziegler—are all noteworthy songwriters and singers. They convey the enthusiasm of eager newcomers along with the sort of polish you’d expect from consummate professionals. The tracks on their eponymous debut album are typically more upbeat than this…

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Posted on January 7, 2014 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

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At 9:31am on July 7, 2012, Bill Conrad said…

Jeff- It was Kyla Farichild who alerted me to your request for permission to include my Leonard article in your anthology. I would be honored. Send me details when you can.  Apologies for not catching the comment in its complete text earlier. Bill C

At 7:11am on July 4, 2012, Bill Conrad said…

Howdy Jeff - Just noticed you're in Ridgewood. My wife and I have close friends who raised their three kids on Lincoln in Ridgewood. They are high up above the Hudson now in Piermont.  Thanks for your interest in the "good ol days." BC

At 4:50am on April 27, 2011, Steve Hatch said…

 

Hi Jeff,

 

      As a featured contributor to No Depression, I’m particularly keen on getting your feedback for the following – Please forgive the intrusion if you don’t have the time or inclination to reply.

 

      I’ve posted the following to the No Depression discussion board – you can either respond there or alternatively drop me a line at shatchsurvey1@yahoo.co.uk

 

Thanks very much for your time

Kind regards,

Steve

 

 

 

My name is Steve Hatch and I’m currently conducting research for my Master’s in Songwriting at Bath Spa University in Bath, England (though I happen to be an ex-pat Georgia boy).  I would be extremely grateful if you could find the time to listen to the track (link below) and answer the 2 accompanying questions.  The more detail, the better of course (more to say in my final analysis) – but all feedback will be useful and very much appreciated.

 

Sadly, as this is an academic pursuit, there is a deadline.  Please reply by May 20th if at all possible so that I can have time to chew over your response and include it in my final write-up.

 

            The track: http://soundcloud.com/stevehatch

 

1)     Which artist/band(s) would you say the track is most similar to and why?

 

2)     Which genre(s) would you say the track belongs to and why?

At 11:21pm on February 21, 2010, David Williams said…
Hi,
I'd like to send a copy of our new americana CD to you--can you send an address?
Thanks,
David Williams and Wildgrass featuring Kristina Murray. songs by DW, 2009 Emmy winner in songwriting. We'd like to send a CD for review, if you can send us an email address. Thanks!
danjo53@gmail.com
http://www.myspace.com/davidwilliamssongs
http://www.reverbnation.com/davidwilliamssongs
http://www.nodepression.com/photo/albums/david-williamskristina-murray
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dwilliamswkmurray
At 3:04pm on February 16, 2010, Rudyjeep said…
Thanks Jeff. I love the Sinatra pick, but I always think of Little Feat when I see a plane!
At 5:33pm on July 23, 2009, Sarah Stanley said…
thanks so much for saying so, Jeff....new cd put out by indie label rmc, last 2 were by fatoak records.
 
 
 

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