This week’s episode of The Appetizer is serving up evergreen tracks. You know, songs that just don’t get old. We all have those favorite songs or artists that we just can’t get enough of. Those songs or albums we put on repeat and loop for days on end (or at least I do).
There are some musicians that write such talented and amazing music that people remember and cherish for years, decades, even lifetimes. One of these artists we will be featuring this week is Bob Dylan. Music lovers can rattle off a long list of his tunes that have stood the test of time, like “Like a Rolling Stone” or “The Times They Are A-Changing.”
Not only does Bob Dylan have a huge fan following, he also has physical proof of his musical mastery. We’re talking Grammys, Golden Globes and Oscars. He has even won a special award from the Pulitzer Prize board for his profound impact on music. He has streets and monuments named after him as well. Ok, I’m sure you get my point.
For all you Dylan fans, I’ll keep it a secret of which of his tracks we will feature. You’ll just have to tune in to find out. (I’m so cruel :))
On a different tangent, still Bob Dylan related, there has been a new Bob Dylan tribute album released and it’s epic. (I don’t use that word lightly.)
Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan is a 76-track album made up of covers of Bob Dylan tracks. As you might know, The Appetizer is huge fan of covers. So, instantly I was attracted by this album. Some of the tracks include names such as, Adele with a cover of “Make You Feel My Love” (I love Adele, so by this point I was already sold.),Maroon 5 with “I Shall Be Released”, and (Warning, don’t give up hope with the next name) Miley Cyrus with “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” (Not a Miley fan, but pretty good). There was one name that made my heart fall. Ke$ha. Yeah, I know, anyone with a symbol in there name should usually raise a red flag. I can not stand Ke$ha. Something about songs about partying until you get arrested or end up with alcohol poisoning just isn’t my cup of tea. Anyways, I was amazed when I listened to Ke$ha’s rendition of “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright.” It was great and filled with such passion and emotion. In fact, there were some parts were you could hear her crying. Bob Dylan and his music have impacted the industry so much, and this album is a testimony to that.
So with that I’ll step down from my soapbox.
Don’t forget to tune into The Appetizer this week to dine on some delectable musical flavors.
Have you connected with us yet? We want to know, what is your favorite “evergreen” track?”