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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

Straight No Chaser is the place for jazz lovers (and those who will soon be jazz lovers) to enjoy podcasts with their favorite music and artists. Winner of the 2017 JazzTimes Readers' Poll for Best Podcast, your host Jeffrey Siegel will take you inside the world of jazz, from the new releases to the best festiva;s to remembrances of jazz legends.

Bob Dylan at 70 - "I Was So Much Older Then, I'm Younger Than That Now"

May 24, 2011

Last year I celebrated old Bob's 69th birthday with a podcast that included jazz versions of Dylan classics by Cassandra Wilson, Nina Simone, Stanley Turrentine, Michael Moore and Keith Jarrett. If you missed that podcast, here's a new link to it for your enjoyment on his 70th birthday.

If you want some intereting Dylan reading, I recommend the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine (which I so rarely recommend these days) for a tribute section that includes a number of artists' favorite Dylan tunes. No jazz artists asked. The Village Voice has a wonderful profile called "Seventy On Seventy: The Seventy Best Bob Dylan Songs A-Z" that is well worth your time.

Just to give you a little something extra, you can click here and listen to Madeleine Peyroux perform her cover of Dylan's "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" from my favorite Dylan album, Blood On the Tracks. Want to find more jazzy Dylan? Try this blog posting for starters.