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Easy Ed's Broadside

Exploring music without a map.

Since 2009, Ed has shared his thoughts on ND about music that touches him, and rambled hither and yon about what else is on his mind.

Easy Ed's Broadside

Exploring music without a map.

Since 2009, Ed has shared his thoughts on ND about music that touches him, and rambled hither and yon about what else is on his mind.

Talkin' Bob Dylan's First Album Blues

Intersting piece Ed...at the time I first heard Dylan, I would definitely agree that he was "Hammond's Folly"...didn't get him at all...took a long time...

I agree with Jim. I first heard Dylan on some folk compilation album that was given free when my parents bought a modest record player. It was his ripped-off version of "House of the Rising Sun" and I couldn't figure out why anyone would even record this guy. Now I'm a fanatical Dylanist with a library full of books about him and his work and am one who feels he definitely deserved the Noble Prize for Literature.

When I wrote this piece I streamed the stereo version which I hadn’t heard in years, and it was much better than I recalled....in fact, damn good. I also have a mono version from the Bootleg series and enhanced stereo really makes the difference on this one.