Alphabetical Dylan


I’ve already written about Harvard Radio’s custom of having “orgies” every January and May: for their purposes, orgies consist of “marathon-style musical programs devoted to a single composer, performer, genre, or subject.” Starting at  8 PM on Sunday May 17th, the subject is Bob Dylan, and WHRB will play all of Dylan’s songs in alphabetical order. This continues, with interruptions for lesser orgies, until approximately 11 AM on May 24th, a total of about 100 hours of Dylan.

For a more exact reckoning of the Bob and not-Bob portions of the week, see the complete program guide here. The same page also contains a link that lets you stream the whole thing. Of course, there’s a permanent link to WHRB on this page, too.

I’m not sure what song will lead off the orgy, but Absolutely Sweet Marie is going to be right up there. Here are Jason and the Scorchers with one of the truly great Dylan covers, the earth-shaking, heart-breaking, no-prisoners-taking version of Absolutely Sweet Marie from their 1983 debut EP Fervor. It just does not get much better than this. Please enjoy.

2 Responses to “Alphabetical Dylan”

  1. Callie Says:

    100 hours of Dylan!!! Absolutely Sweet Marie’s got to be the first; what will be the grand finale? You’re A Big Girl Now??? Can’t come up with any other Y’s or any Z’s…..

    • Don Bashline Says:

      I’ve got You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Gp as the last one, but we’ll see.

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