Tunes I'm Thinking of ...

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    I found this interesting...
     
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    Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty across the years. This is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting. Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you. - Bob Dylan
     
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    Have been listening to Bob's "Murder Most Foul" each night.
    (I find it moving.)

    Grew up in the Shadows of "Deep Ellum"
    Dealey Plaza and Parkland Hospital
    The Grassy Knoll and the Underpass
    I experienced Dallas as a small child that day.
    Old enough to Watch the news and never forget...

    One of Bob's many "play" suggestions is: Moonlight Sonata in F Sharp:



    I am thinking of continuing to expand upon posting his "play" suggestions here.

    May God Be With you, Bob.
     
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    Bob says: Play "Stella by Starlight...





    And Stan Getz

     
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    The great Bob Dylan has returned. Eight years after since he released his last taste of new music, Dylan is back with ‘Murder Most Foul’, a dark and intense 17-minute epic.

    The song, which slowly but feverishly remembers 60 years of popular history, references everybody from The Beatles to Etta James while centering around the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

    “Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty across the years,” Dylan said in a brief statement when revealing the song. “This is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting. Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you.”

    Arriving as Dylan’s longest song to date, the track arrives as an offcut from his last album of original songs, Tempest, and plays around with the mixture of serious and more lighthearted topics in a wide-ranging celebration of all things cultural. “Hush, little children. You’ll understand,” he sings, before adding: “The Beatles are comin’; they’re gonna hold your hand.”

    Hit play on the song and read Dylan’s full lyrical genius, below.

    Bob Dylan – ‘Murder Most Foul’ lyrics:

    Twas a dark day in Dallas, November ’63
    A day that will live on in infamy
    President Kennedy was a-ridin’ high
    Good day to be livin’ and a good day to die
    Being led to the slaughter like a sacrificial lamb
    He said, “Wait a minute, boys, you know who I am?”
    “Of course we do. We know who you are.”
    Then they blew off his head while he was still in the car
    Shot down like a dog in broad daylight
    Was a matter of timing and the timing was right
    You got unpaid debts; we’ve come to collect
    We’re gonna kill you with hatred; without any respect
    We’ll mock you and shock you and we’ll put it in your face
    We’ve already got someone here to take your place

    The day they blew out the brains of the king
    Thousands were watching; no one saw a thing
    It happened so quickly, so quick, by surprise
    Right there in front of everyone’s eyes
    Greatest magic trick ever under the sun
    Perfectly executed, skillfully done
    Wolfman, oh wolfman, oh wolfman howl
    Rub-a-dub-dub, it’s a murder most foul

    Hush, little children. You’ll understand
    The Beatles are comin’; they’re gonna hold your hand
    Slide down the banister, go get your coat
    Ferry ‘cross the Mersey and go for the throat
    There’s three bums comin’ all dressed in rags
    Pick up the pieces and lower the flags
    I’m going to Woodstock; it’s the Aquarian Age
    Then I’ll go to Altamont and sit near the stage
    Put your head out the window; let the good times roll
    There’s a party going on behind the Grassy Knoll

    Stack up the bricks, pour the cement
    Don’t say Dallas don’t love you, Mr. President
    Put your foot in the tank and step on the gas
    Try to make it to the triple underpass
    Blackface singer, whiteface clown
    Better not show your faces after the sun goes down
    Up in the red light district, they’ve got cop on the beat
    Living in a nightmare on Elm Street

    When you’re down in Deep Ellum, put your money in your shoe
    Don’t ask what your country can do for you
    Cash on the ballot, money to burn
    Dealey Plaza, make left-hand turn
    I’m going down to the crossroads; gonna flag a ride
    The place where faith, hope, and charity died
    Shoot him while he runs, boy. Shoot him while you can
    See if you can shoot the invisible man
    Goodbye, Charlie. Goodbye, Uncle Sam
    Frankly, Miss Scarlett, I don’t give a damn

    What is the truth, and where did it go?
    Ask Oswald and Ruby; they oughta know
    “Shut your mouth,” said the wise old owl
    Business is business, and it’s a murder most foul

    Tommy, can you hear me? I’m the Acid Queen
    I’m riding in a long, black limousine
    Riding in the backseat next to my wife
    Heading straight on in to the afterlife
    I’m leaning to the left; got my head in her lap
    Hold on, I’ve been led into some kind of a trap
    Where we ask no quarter, and no quarter do we give
    We’re right down the street from the street where you live
    They mutilated his body, and they took out his brain
    What more could they do? They piled on the pain
    But his soul’s not there where it was supposed to be at
    For the last fifty years they’ve been searchin’ for that

    Freedom, oh freedom. Freedom cover me
    I hate to tell you, mister, but only dead men are free
    Send me some lovin’; tell me no lies
    Throw the gun in the gutter and walk on by
    Wake up, little Susie; let’s go for a drive
    Cross the Trinity River; let’s keep hope alive
    Turn the radio on; don’t touch the dials
    Parkland hospital, only six more miles

    You got me dizzy, Miss Lizzy. You filled me with lead
    That magic bullet of yours has gone to my head
    I’m just a patsy like Patsy Cline
    Never shot anyone from in front or behind
    I’ve blood in my eye, got blood in my ear
    I’m never gonna make it to the new frontier
    Zapruder’s film I seen night before
    Seen it 33 times, maybe more
    It’s vile and deceitful. It’s cruel and it’s mean
    Ugliest thing that you ever have seen
    They killed him once and they killed him twice
    Killed him like a human sacrifice

    The day that they killed him, someone said to me, “Son
    The age of the Antichrist has only begun.”
    Air Force One coming in through the gate
    Johnson sworn in at 2:38
    Let me know when you decide to thrown in the towel
    It is what it is, and it’s murder most foul

    What’s new, pussycat? What’d I say?
    I said the soul of a nation been torn away
    And it’s beginning to go into a slow decay
    And that it’s 36 hours past Judgment Day

    Wolfman Jack, speaking in tongues
    He’s going on and on at the top of his lungs
    Play me a song, Mr. Wolfman Jack
    Play it for me in my long Cadillac
    Play me that ‘Only the Good Die Young’
    Take me to the place Tom Dooley was hung
    Play St. James Infirmary and the Court of King James
    If you want to remember, you better write down the names
    Play Etta James, too. Play ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’
    Play it for the man with the telepathic mind
    Play John Lee Hooker. Play ‘Scratch My Back’.
    Play it for that strip club owner named Jack
    Guitar Slim going down slow
    Play it for me and for Marilyn Monroe

    Play ‘Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’
    Play it for the First Lady, she ain’t feeling any good
    Play Don Henley, play Glenn Frey
    Take it to the limit and let it go by
    Play it for Karl Wirsum, too
    Looking far, far away at Down Gallow Avenue
    Play tragedy, play “Twilight Time”
    Take me back to Tulsa to the scene of the crime
    Play another one and “Another One Bites the Dust”
    Play “The Old Rugged Cross” and “In God We Trust”
    Ride the pink horse down the long, lonesome road
    Stand there and wait for his head to explode
    Play “Mystery Train” for Mr. Mystery
    The man who fell down dead like a rootless tree
    Play it for the Reverend; play it for the Pastor
    Play it for the dog that got no master
    Play Oscar Peterson. Play Stan Getz
    Play “Blue Sky”; play Dickey Betts
    Play Art Pepper, Thelonious Monk
    Charlie Parker and all that junk
    All that junk and “All That Jazz”
    Play something for the Birdman of Alcatraz
    Play Buster Keaton, play Harold Lloyd
    Play Bugsy Siegel, play Pretty Boy Floyd
    Play the numbers, play the odds
    Play “Cry Me A River” for the Lord of the gods
    Play number 9, play number 6
    Play it for Lindsey and Stevie Nicks
    Play Nat King Cole, play “Nature Boy”
    Play “Down In The Boondocks” for Terry Malloy
    Play “It Happened One Night” and “One Night of Sin”
    There’s 12 Million souls that are listening in
    Play “Merchant of Venice”, play “Merchants of Death”
    Play “Stella by Starlight” for Lady Macbeth

    Don’t worry, Mr. President. Help’s on the way
    Your brothers are coming; there’ll be hell to pay
    Brothers? What brothers? What’s this about hell?
    Tell them, “We’re waiting. Keep coming.” We’ll get them as well

    Love Field is where his plane touched down
    But it never did get back up off the ground
    Was a hard act to follow, second to none
    They killed him on the altar of the rising sun
    Play “Misty” for me and “That Old Devil Moon”
    Play “Anything Goes” and “Memphis in June”
    Play “Lonely At the Top” and “Lonely Are the Brave”
    Play it for Houdini spinning around his grave
    Play Jelly Roll Morton, play “Lucille”
    Play “Deep In a Dream”, and play “Driving Wheel”
    Play “Moonlight Sonata” in F-sharp
    And “A Key to the Highway” for the king on the harp
    Play “Marching Through Georgia” and “Dumbarton’s Drums”
    Play darkness and death will come when it comes
    Play “Love Me Or Leave Me” by the great Bud Powell
    Play “The Blood-stained Banner”, play “Murder Most Foul”
     
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    Looks Like Rolling Stone Beat Me to this...
    Not sure their take is as mine....
    Something in the weaving together......


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    Bob Dylan fans woke up this morning to the stunning news that the songwriter had released a 17-minute epic titled “Murder Most Foul.” “Greetings to my fans and followers, with gratitude for all your support and loyalty over the years,” Dylan wrote. “This is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting. Stay safe, stay observant, and may God be with you.”

    It’s his first original song since 2012’s Tempest, though he has released three albums of cover songs associated with Frank Sinatra since then. The closest analogue to “Murder Most Foul” in Dylan’s vast catalog is Tempest’s title track, a 14-minute song about the Titanic.

    “Murder Most Foul” centers around another historic tragedy: the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It’s packed with references only JFK buffs will likely recognize, like the “triple underpass” near Dealey Plaza, the removal of his brain during the autopsy, and the “three bums comin’ all dressed in rags” captured on the Zapruder film that conspiracy theorists have been obsessing over for decades. Clearly, Dylan has spent a lot of time reading books and watching documentaries about this.

    As the song goes on, however, it veers away from JFK and touches upon several other historic events of the era. It’s sort of like Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” mashed up with the Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil.” Dylan fans will be picking this one apart for years, but here are 20 non-JFK references in the song.

    It’s his first original song since 2012’s Tempest, though he has released three albums of cover songs associated with Frank Sinatra since then. The closest analogue to “Murder Most Foul” in Dylan’s vast catalog is Tempest’s title track, a 14-minute song about the Titanic.

    “Murder Most Foul” centers around another historic tragedy: the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It’s packed with references only JFK buffs will likely recognize, like the “triple underpass” near Dealey Plaza, the removal of his brain during the autopsy, and the “three bums comin’ all dressed in rags” captured on the Zapruder film that conspiracy theorists have been obsessing over for decades. Clearly, Dylan has spent a lot of time reading books and watching documentaries about this.

    As the song goes on, however, it veers away from JFK and touches upon several other historic events of the era. It’s sort of like Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” mashed up with the Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil.” Dylan fans will be picking this one apart for years, but here are 20 non-JFK references in the song.

    1. “Living in a nightmare on Elm Street”
    Elm Street is the actual road in Dallas where Kennedy was assassinated. Fifteen years later, Wes Craven’s horror classic Nightmare on Elm Street, about a deranged psychopath who slaughters children in their dreams, hit movie theaters. The connection to JFK’s death is most likely not a complete coincidence, though Craven never commented on the matter.

    2. “Frankly, Miss Scarlett, I don’t give a damn”
    This comes straight from the mouth of Clark Gable’s character of Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind. In the original Margaret Mitchell book, Butler says, “My dear, I don’t give a damn.” This was changed to, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” in the movie. In “Murder Most Foul,” Dylan puts yet another tiny spin on it.

    3. “Tommy, can you hear me? I’m the Acid Queen”
    These are two lines from the Who’s 1969 rock opera, Tommy, about a deaf, dumb, and blind pinball wizard. The Acid Queen is a woman hired by his family who tries to restore his senses, either by dosing him with LSD or having sex with him. The song isn’t quite clear.

    4. “Wake up, little Susie; let’s go for a drive”
    “Wake Up Little Susie” is a 1957 hit by the Everly Brothers, written by Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant. After the assassination of Kennedy, it seemed like a relic from a distant, innocent past.

    5. “I’m just a patsy like Patsy Cline”
    Lee Harvey Oswald told the press he was “just a patsy” after he was apprehended. Patsy Cline is a country legend who also died tragically young in 1963.

    6. “What’s new, pussycat? What’d I say?”
    “What’s New Pussycat” is a 1965 Tom Jones hit written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. “What’d I Say” is a 1959 Ray Charles R&B classic. Their only real connection is that their titles both pose a question.

    7. “Wolfman Jack, speaking in tongues”
    Wolfman Jack was a raspy-voiced radio DJ whose popularity peaked in the early Sixties. In 1973, he portrayed himself in the George Lucas film American Graffiti as the cultural embodiment of the era in which the film took place.



    8. “Take me to the place Tom Dooley was hung”
    Tom Dula was a Confederate war veteran who was convicted of murdering a woman named Laura Foster. He was hanged in 1868, but questions linger to this day about his guilt. He was the inspiration for the folk song “Tom Dooley,” which was covered by the Kingston Trio in 1958. Dylan’s rise in the early Sixties made groups like them seem hopelessly passé.

    9. “Play ‘Please, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ “
    “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” is a 1964 Nina Simone song that the Animals turned into a rock hit the following year. Animals keyboardist Alan Price left the group shortly after it was recorded. He appears alongside Bob Dylan throughout the documentary Don’t Look Back.

    10. “Play Don Henley, play Glenn Frey/Take it to the limit and let it go by”
    Don Henley and Glenn Frey are the main songwriting team in the Eagles, and sang most of their hits. “Take It to the Limit,” however, features Eagles bassist Randy Meisner on lead vocals. He left the band in 1977, and the only time he’s performed with them since then was at their 1998 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    11. “Play it for Carl Wilson, too/Looking far, far away down Gower Avenue”
    Carl Wilson was one of the founding members of the Beach Boys. In 1976, he sang background vocals on the Warren Zevon song “Desperados Under the Eaves,” which contains the line, “Look away down Gower Avenue, look away.” Dylan is a longtime fan of Zevon. In 2002, shortly before Zevon’s death, he played many of his songs in concert.



    12. “Play Etta James, too. Play ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ “
    Blues singer Etta James had a big hit with “I’d Rather Go Blind” in 1968, which she wrote with Ellington Jordan and Billy Foster.

    13. “Play ‘Blue Sky’; play Dickey Betts”
    “Blue Sky” is a 1972 Allman Brothers Band song from their album Eat a Peach. It’s one of the last songs that Duane Allman worked on before his death. But as Dylan notes, it was written by Dickey Betts.

    14. “Play something for the Birdman of Alcatraz”
    The Birdman of Alcatraz is a 1962 Burt Lancaster film about a real-life convicted murderer, Robert Stroud, who became fixated on birds after his arrest. Dylan may reference him in the song because he died one day before JFK. C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley died on the same day as Kennedy, though their deaths receive almost no attention.



    15. “Play ‘Down In The Boondocks’ for Terry Malloy”
    Terry Malloy is the dockworker who Marlon Brando portrayed in the 1954 classic On the Waterfront. “Down in the Boondocks” is a 1965 Billie Joe Royal song written by Joe South, who plays guitar on Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde.

    16. “Play ‘Anything Goes’ and ‘Memphis in June’ “
    “Anything Goes” is the title song from a 1934 Broadway musical, with lyrics by Cole Porter. “Memphis in June” is a 1945 Hoagy Carmichael song. Dylan previously referenced it in his 1985 track “Tight Connection to My Heart.'”

    17. Play ‘Lonely at the Top’ and ‘Lonely Are the Brave'”
    “Lonely at the Top” has been used as a title for songs by Randy Newman, Bon Jovi, Mick Jagger, and even Chamillionaire. The Randy Newman title is, by far, the most famous, and probably the one Dylan is referencing here. Lonely Are the Brave is a 1962 Kirk Douglas Western based on Edward Abbey’s novel The Brave Cowboy.



    18. “Play ‘Love Me or Leave Me’ by the great Bud Powell”
    Bud Powell was a wildly innovative jazz pianist of the Fifties and Sixties who died of tuberculosis in 1966, when he was just 41. “Love Me or Leave Me” is a 1928 Walter Davidson/Gus Kahn song from the Broadway play Whoopee! It was covered by everyone from Ruth Etting to Nina Simone to Ella Fitzgerald. It’s unclear, however, if there’s a version by Bud Powell. He certainly didn’t write it.



    19 . “Play ‘Marching Through Georgia’ and ‘Dumbarton’s Drums’ “
    “Marching Through Georgia” is a Civil War-era song about William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea, a brutal and destructive military campaign that crippled the Confederacy near the end of the war. “Dumbarton’s Drums” is a Scottish song dating back to the 18th century.

    20. “Play ‘The Blood-Stained Banner,’ play ‘Murder Most Foul’ “
    “The Blood-Stained Banner” is a nickname given to the third and final official flag of the Confederacy. It was unveiled just weeks before Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House, ending the Civil War. “Murder Most Foul” is the title of this new Dylan song that is so long and epic, it wraps up with a reference to itself.
     
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    Ok. I can't keep up with the previous Bob Dylan project at the moment.
    There was so very much to add to the documentation of that meaning.
    Tons....
    Perhaps, I will get back to that.
    But, not tonight...

    Here is for tonight...



    Lyrics
    Jamison
    If I was the sun way up there
    I'd go with her most everywhere
    I'll be the moon when the sun go down
    Just to let her know I'm still around.
    That's how strong my love is, darling
    That's how strong my love is
    That's how strong my love is
    That's how strong my love is.
    I'll be the weeping willow drowning in my tears
    You can go swimming when you are here
    I'll be the rainbow when the tears are gone
    Wrap you in my colours and keep you warm.
    That's how strong my love is
    Oh baby, that's how strong my love is
    That's how strong my love is
    That's how strong my love is.
    I'll be the ocean so deep and wide
    Get your tears whenever you cry
    I'll be the breeze when the storm is gone
    To dry your eyes and loves you once more.
    That's how strong my love is
    That's how strong my love is
    That's how strong my love is
    That's how strong my love is.
    I'll be the ocean so deep and wide
    Get your tears whenever you cry
    I'll be the breeze when the storm is gone
    To dry your eyes and loves you now, darling.
    Oh, I love you, yes I do
    And my love is so strong for you.
    That's how strong my love is
    That's how strong my love is
    That's how strong my love is
    That's how strong my love is.
    That's how strong my love is
    That's how strong my love is
    Oh my love, oh my love is so strong, darling
    Oh, it's been so long, darling.
    That's how strong my love is
    That's how strong my love is.
     
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