Saturday, June 12, 2010

Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum melody



I just came across an old Rockabilly record, and it sounded familiar to me for some reason. Took me about 40 seconds more to realize it was the same riff that Bob Dylan used in his 2001 song "Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum". Have a listen.

Uncle John's Bongos - 1962


Bob Dylan - Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum - 2001

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just to say thanks for finding this, and doesn't it sound great?

BJG said...

Excellent find! I can see why Bob lifted the melody - it's a nice little gem of a record. Thanks for posting!

Dan said...

Wow, Incredible find! Absolutely amazing!

anthony schlagel said...

Some of you may be aware of this, but if you're not, it's a treat. Good old "Highway 61" comes from Sunnyland Slim & Friends, a song called "Highway 61"! Especially "Alternate take 2." I have it on The Cobra and J.O.B. Recordings, 1949-56. Recorded in 1956. The guitar's rumbling repetitive background, it's clearly there.

Mellow said...

Another version of "Uncle John's Bongos" was recorded by Johnnie & Jack on Decca. Don't know which one was the first. Anyway, thanks!