My iPod Has Issues – Kicking It Off With Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash

31 Aug

My family is watching the MTV Video Music Awards, and I am in my office getting mentally prepared for tomorrow’s classes. The desk is a mess and needs to be cleaned. Looking around, I only see a few things that need to be kept.

The latest edition of National Geographic.

A new voter registration card.

A stack of books that includes Rebel Yell by S.C. Gwynne.

Oh yeah, there are a couple of vinyl albums, “The Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd and “Nashville Skyline” by Bob Dylan.

The Country Music Hall of Fame has a new exhibit about Dylan and Johnny Cash. I will see it before it is gone. In honor of that exhibit and the fact that I do not have the time to put together a real post, we will look into the mind of my iPod. Most of it will be random, but I am going to cheat on the first song.Cash and Dylan

“Girl From the North Country” by Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash

“Bustin’ Out” by Rick James

“Tree of Level” by The Fairfield Four

“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John

“Under Pressure” by David Bowie and Queen

“Walk On By” by Dionne Warwick

“Sunshine” by Jonathan Edwards

“She Never Knew Me” by Don Williams

“Love is Strong” by The Rolling Stones

“The Cowboy Rides Away” by George Strait

“Midnight Rider” by The Allman Brothers Band

“La Grange” by ZZ Top

“Indian Reservation” by Paul Revere and the Raiders

“White Lightning Ballad” by Charles Bernstein

“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by U2

“C’mon Everybody” by Eddie Cochran

“Stockholm Blues” by Tony Joe White

“You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'” by Judas Priest

“Fantastic Voyage” by Lakeside

“I Want To” by Joe Tex

8 Responses to “My iPod Has Issues – Kicking It Off With Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong August 31, 2015 at 03:57 #

    Nashville Skyline is one of my favorites. I thought I was the only one. Two off key guys singing together. Great stuff!

    • Rick August 31, 2015 at 03:58 #

      It’s a great album. I can’t wait to see the exhibit about their collaborations.

      • Marilyn Armstrong August 31, 2015 at 04:17 #

        I always thought there must be a good back story.

  2. jcalberta September 2, 2015 at 16:40 #

    “i ain’t gonna let them catch me no … ”
    No more Allmans to catch unfortunately.

    • Rick September 2, 2015 at 17:20 #

      Their music lives on.

  3. Tangled Up In Music (by Ovidiu Boar) September 21, 2015 at 11:24 #

    Nice selection, the Cash & Dylan version of Girl really grew on me. For a long time I found it too sloppy, but now I find it pretty passionate from both sides. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is of course, pop perfection.

    • Rick September 21, 2015 at 15:03 #

      Thank you and thanks for commenting. When I was a kid, I ran into Cash in a local bookstore. I have been fascinated with him ever since.

      • Tangled Up In Music (by Ovidiu Boar) September 21, 2015 at 15:17 #

        I’ve been meaning to get into his discography…I only own the classic Live at Folsom Prison and I love that album very much.

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