Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hank Snow

Bob with friends at Herzl Camp.

Last year Christie's auction house had for bid what they were calling handwritten lyrics of a song Bob Dylan wrote at Herzl summer camp in Wisconsin, when he was just 16 in 1957. In reality, the words Dylan wrote were taken from a song by Hank Snow. When reading the story, I of course wanted to hear the song, but couldn't find it so easily. It's a pretty obscure tune, and who knows where Dylan heard it. Since it's common knowledge that Bob has the ability to hear a song once and know it, I'm thinking he heard it on the radio.

Little Buddy - 1948

Friday, July 9, 2010

Bobby Freeman

This is b-side to "(I Do the) Shimmy Shimmy"

You Don't Understand Me - 1960

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Danny Davis

Crazy Heart - 1951

b/w I'm Not Alone (I'm Just Lonesome)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Nashville Teens

These guys weren't from Nashville though, which is what I thought when I bought the record. They're from Britain, and Jimmy Page even plays guitar on this one.

Tobacco Road - 1964

b/w I Like It Like That