Radio Hour With Bob Dylan [6 Music]

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20070112

After many years of being an enigma and proving most reluctant to talk in public, last year Bob Dylan amazed his fans by agreeing to become that most public and talkative of creatures: a radio DJ.

He recorded a number of shows for an American radio station and the BBC has secured the rights to broadcast them for the first time in the UK.

Each show has a theme and can be seen as a return to Bob's roots of listening to the radio and hearing the songs and artists that went on to influence him and shape his own music.

Tonight's theme is Jail and Bob has chosen songs by the likes of Johnny Cash, Magic Sam, John Prine, The Sir Douglas Quintet and Wanda Jackson.

20070119

After many years of being an enigma and proving most reluctant to talk in public, last year Bob Dylan amazed his fans by agreeing to become that most public and talkative of creatures: a radio DJ.

He recorded a number of shows for an American radio station and the BBC has secured the rights to broadcast them for the first time in the UK.

Each show has a theme and can be seen as a return to Bob's roots of listening to the radio and hearing the songs and artists that went on to influence him and shape his own music.

Tonight's theme is Father and Bob has chosen songs by the likes of Hank Williams, The Temptations, Bobby Blue Bland and Scrapper Blackwell.

20070126

After many years of being an enigma and proving most reluctant to talk in public, last year Bob Dylan amazed his fans by agreeing to become that most public and talkative of creatures: a radio DJ.

He recorded a number of shows for an American radio station and the BBC has secured the rights to broadcast them for the first time in the UK.

Each show has a theme and can be seen as a return to Bob's roots of listening to the radio and hearing the songs and artists that went on to influence him and shape his own music.

Tonight's theme is Wedding and Bob has chosen songs by the likes of Etta James, Big Joe Turner, Ry Cooder, Dave Edmunds and Lloyd Price.

20070316
20070323

The legendary Bob Dylan presents an eclectic hour of music on the theme of man's best friend, Dogs.

Amongst his selections this week are Stop Kicking My Dog Around by Rufus Thomas, Serenade to a Poodle by Slim Gaillard, Doghouse Boogie by Hawkshaw Hawkins and Russian Satellite by The Mighty Sparrow.

20070330

The enigmatic Bob Dylan continues to play disc jockey and this week takes Friends and Neighbours as his theme for an hour of songs that have influenced and fascinated him.

Amongst his selections this week are Sister Rosetta Tharpe's Don't Take Everybody to Be Your Friend, My Friends by Howlin' Wolf, You've Got a Friend by Carole King and Why Can't We be Friends? by War.

20070406

The enigmatic Bob Dylan continues to play disc jockey as only he can.

This week he takes 'Time' as his theme for an hour of songs that have influenced and fascinated him.

Amongst his selections are Time is on My Side by Irma Thomas, 60 Minute Man by Billy Ward and the Dominos, Ray Charles's Two Years of Torture and Armageddon Time by Willie Williams.

20070427

The enigmatic Bob Dylan continues to play disc jockey as only he can.

This week he takes 'Food' as his theme for an hour of songs that have influenced and fascinated him.

His selections range from Slim Gaillard's Matzoh Balls and Wendy Rene's Bar-B-Q to Swing & Dine by the Melodians, Eat That Chicken by Charles Mingus and I Heard the Voice of a Porkchop by Jim Jackson.

Also included is the soundtrack to a TV advertisement for Rice Krispies recorded by the Rolling Stones.

20070504

The enigmatic Bob Dylan continues to play disc jockey as only he can.

This week he takes 'Mother' as his theme in hour of songs that have influenced and fascinated him.

His selections range from Mother Earth by Memphis Slim, Mother in Law Blues by Junior Parker and Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean by Ruth Brown to Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby Standing in the Shadows by The Rolling Stones and Mama Said Knock You Out by LL Cool J.

20070511

The enigmatic Bob Dylan continues to play disc jockey as only he can.

This week he takes 'Drinking' as his theme in hour of songs that have influenced and fascinated him.

His selections range from 1 Bourbon, 1 Scotch, 1 Beer by John Lee Hooker, Loretta Lynn's Don't Come Home a Drinkin to One Mint Julep by The Clovers.

20070525

Bob Dylan plays disc jockey.

This time he selects music on the theme of 'Coffee'.

Among his selections are songs by the Ink Spots, Lightnin' Hopkins, Blur, and Ella Mae Morse.

20070601

The enigmatic Bob Dylan continues to play disc jockey as only he can.

This week he takes 'Guns' as his theme for an hour of songs that have influenced and fascinated him.

Bob's selections range from the more obvious - Johnny Cash's Don't Take Your Guns to Town and The Clash's Tommy Gun - through to gems such as Shot Gun Boogie by Tennessee Ernie Ford, Guns Fever (Blam Blam Fever) by Jamaican rocksteady group The Valentines, and Wanda Jackson's This Gun Don't Care Who It Shoots.

20070608

The enigmatic Bob Dylan continues to play disc jockey as only he can.

This week he takes 'Maps' as his theme in an hour of songs that have influenced and fascinated him.

Among his selections are Hank Snow's I've Been Everywhere, Mardi Gras in New Orleans by Professor Longhair, Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood's Jackson, and Wilbert Harrison's Kansas City.

20070615

The enigmatic Bob Dylan continues to play disc jockey as only he can.

This week he takes Telephones as his theme in an hour of songs that have influenced and fascinated him.

Among his selections are songs by Elmore James, Etta James, the Kinks and Little Milton.

20070706
20070713

Bob Dylan continues to play disc jockey.

The theme is 'Moon'.

Among his selections are songs by Chuck Berry, The Capris, Dinah Washington and Slim Gaillard.

20070720

Bob Dylan continues to play disc jockey.

20070727

The enigmatic Bob Dylan continues to play disc jockey.

This week he takes Women's Names as his theme for an hour of songs including Mona by Bo Diddley, and Claudette by Roy Orbison.

20070803

After many years of being an enigma and proving most reluctant to talk in public, last year Bob Dylan amazed his fans by agreeing to become that most public and talkative of creatures: a radio DJ.

He recorded a number of shows for an American radio station and the BBC has secured the rights to broadcast them for the first time in the UK.

Each show has a theme and can be seen as a return to Bob's roots of listening to the radio and hearing the songs and artists that went on to influence him and shape his own music.

20070824

Bob's theme this week is Laughter, and his selection includes After My Laughter Came Tears by Big Joe Turner and Roy Brown's I've Got The Last Laugh Now.

20070831

Bob's latest theme is Water and his selections include You Don't Miss Your Water by William Bell, and I Asked for Water by Howlin' Wolf.

20070907

Bob's latest theme is Heart and his selections include Home In Your Heart by Solomon Burke and Keys To Your Heart by The 101ers (featuring Joe Strummer).

20070914

Bob's theme is Shoes and his selections include High Heel Sneakers by Tommy Tucker, Walk A Mile In My Shoes by Joe South and The Believers, Take Your Shoes Off, Baby by Dinah Washington and My Adidas by Run D.M.C.

20070928

Bob's theme is the state of Texas and his selections include T For Texas by The Carter Family with Jimmie Rodgers, Texas Me by Doug Sahm and Waltz Across Texas by Ernest Tubb & His Texas Troubadours.

20071005

Bob Dylan continues to make radio magic - 'themes, dreams and schemes' as he puts it - as he selects more records that have inspired him.

Bob's theme is Trains and his selections include Honky Tonk Train Blues by Meade Lux Lewis, Mystery Train by Little Junior Parker, Freddie King's Lonesome Whistle Blues, Last Train To Clarksville by The Monkees and Laura Cantrell's Yonder Comes A Freight Train.

20071012

Bob Dylan continues to make radio magic - 'themes, dreams and schemes' as he puts it - as he selects more records that have inspired him.

Bob returns with a second programme on the theme of Trains, with tracks by Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Johnny Cash.

20071019

Bob takes New York as his theme and his selections include songs by Jimmy Reed, James Brown, the Beastie Boys and Dinah Washington

20071102

Bob takes on another theme.

20071109

Bob's theme is Heart and his selections include Home In Your Heart by Solomon Burke, Keys To Your Heart by The 101ers and Good Morning Heartache by Billie Holiday.

20071116

Bob's theme is Luck and his selections include Bad Luck Soul by BB King, You Can't Be Lucky All The Time by Roosevelt Sykes and Kay Starr's Wheel Of Fortune.

20071123

Bob takes Thanksgiving Leftovers as his theme and includes songs by The Robins, Fats Waller, The Bailes Brothers and Cisco Houston.

20071130

Bob takes another theme.

20071207

Bob takes another theme.

20071214

Bob takes another theme.

20071221

Bob takes another theme.

20080104

Bob takes another theme.

20080111

Bob Dylan takes the Devil as his theme and includes songs by the likes of Robert Johnson, Gene Vincent, Beck and Tom Waits.

20080118

Bob takes another theme.

20080125

Bob's theme is 'Flowers' and he has chosen songs by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, Lucky Millinder, Laura Cantrell and Wilson Pickett.

20080201

Bob Dylan presents an eclectic hour of music on the theme of 'Food', including songs by Slim Gaillard, The Melodians, Charles Mingus and Wendy Rene.

20080208

Bob's theme this week is 'Hair', and he includes songs by Sonny Burgess, Hank Ballard and Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five.

20080215

The enigmatic Bob Dylan continues to play disc jockey as only he can.

20080222

The enigmatic Bob Dylan continues to play disc jockey as only he can.

20080229

Bob's theme this week is 'Laughter', and his selections include songs by Big Joe Turner, Gene Chandler, The Maytals and Roy Brown.

20080307

Bob's theme is colours and his selections include House Of Blue Lights by Ella Mae Morse, Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache by Warren Smith, Yellow Coat by Screamin' Jay Hawkins and the Jimi Hendrix Experience's Purple Haze.

20080314

Bob's theme is the state of Texas and his selections include T For Texas by The Carter Family with Jimmie Rodgers, Texas Me by Doug Sahm and Waltz Across Texas by Ernest Tubb & His Texas Troubadours.

20080321

Bob takes Spring Cleaning as his theme and, as well as dispensing tips on cleaning the house, takes the opportunity to dust off some of the old favourites he wasn't able to fit into previous shows.

His selections include Dust My Broom by Elmore James, Spring Cleaning by Fats Waller, Fats Domino's Be My Guest and Roy Orbison's Crying.

20080328

Bob's theme is Spring Cleaning.

His selections include House Cleaning by The Spaniels, Richest Guy in the Graveyard by Dinah Washington and Skid Row Joe by Porter Wagoner.

20080404

Bob takes Hello as his theme and plays songs by Nazz, The Mardi Gras Loungers, John Prine and Willie Nelson

20080411

Bob takes Young and Old as his theme and, as well as reciting Shakespeare, includes tracks such as Young Man's Blues by Mose Allison, I Don't Want To Grow Up by The Ramones, Prince Buster's Enjoy Yourself, Young Fashioned Ways by Muddy Waters and Aged And Mellow by Esther Phillips.

20080418

Bob takes the days of the week as his theme and his choices include Blue Monday by Smiley Lewis, Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones, Wednesday Week by The Undertones, (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night by Tom Waits and Kris Kristofferson's Sunday Morning Comin' Down.

20080425

Bob explores the theme of California with a selection of tracks including California by Joni Mitchell, Dionne Warwick's Do You Know The Way To San Jose?, Mendocino by The Sir Douglas Quintet and Bobby Womack's version of California Dreamin'.

20080502

Bob takes Classic Rock as his theme - and for him that doesn't mean Stairway to Heaven or Smoke on the Water, but rather songs that mention rocks and stones.

His choices include Be Careful Of The Stones That You Throw by The Staple Singers, Rolling Stone by Muddy Waters and Sticks And Stones by Ray Charles.

20080509

Bob takes Cadillac as his theme - his selections include Brand New Cadillac by Vince Taylor & His Playboys, Mr Thrill by Mildred Jones, Courtin' In A Cadillac by Jerry McCain, and the Dizzy Gillepsie Quintet's Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac.

20080516

Bob takes Head to Toe as his theme this week.

His exploration of the human body takes him from I've Got You Under My Skin by Louis Prima and Keely Smith to Loretta Lynn's Fist City, via Finger Poppin' Time by Hank Ballard and The Midnighters and Brain Cloudy Blues by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.

20080523

Bob takes on another theme.

20080530

Bob takes Dreams as his theme, with selections Darn That Dream by Dinah Washington, I've Got Dreams To Remember by Otis Redding, Sh-Boom by The Chords and Roy Orbison's In Dreams.

20080609

Bob goes on a trip Around The World in this edition.

His selections include Down In Mexico by The Coasters, Warren Zevon's Werewolves Of London, Sous Le Ciel De Paris by Edith Piaf and Blue Canadian Rockies by The Byrds.

20080616

Bob takes on another theme.

20080623

Bob continues his trip Around The World in this edition.

His selections include Ferry Cross The Mersey by Gerry And The Pacemakers, Celia Cruz's Africa, When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano by The Ink Spots and Whole Wide World by Wreckless Eric.

20080630

Bob takes Lock and Key as his theme plays and his selections include The Key (To Your Door) by Sonny Boy Williamson, Somebody's Changed The Lock On My Door by Wynonie Harris, Little Walter's Key To The Highway and Ten Long Fingers by Groovey Joe Poovey.

20080707

Bob takes Number One as his theme and includes songs by The Five Royales, Elvis Presley, George Jones and Buddy Guy.

20080714

Bob takes Mail as his theme and his selections include Please Mr Postman by The Marvelettes, A Letter Home by Memphis Slim, Fats Waller's I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter and A Letter To Heaven by Sister Wynona Carr.

20080721

Bob takes Doctors as his theme and his selections include The Great Medical Menagerist by Harmonica Frank Floyd, Walking Dr Bill by BB King, Would You Believe It, I Have A Cold by Huey Piano Smith And The Clowns and Girl You Have No Faith In Medicine by The White Stripes.

20080728

Bob takes Danger as his theme and plays songs by Esther Phillips, The Arctic Monkeys and Michigan and Smiley.

20080804

Bob takes Birds as his theme and his selections include The Rooster Song by Fats Domino, Cooing to the Wrong Pigeon by Merrill Moore, Leonard Cohen's Bird on the Wire, Ice Cream for Crow by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band and Shake a Tail Feather by The Five Du-Tones.

20080811

Bob stays on the theme of Birds and his selections include Howlin' Wolf's The Red Rooster, Little Wing by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Chicken And The Hawk by Big Joe Turner, Surfin' Bird by The Trashmen and Eddie Floyd's Big Bird.

20080818

Bob takes Joe as his theme and his selections include Ragtime Cowboy Joe by Foy Welling and the Riders of the Purple Sage, Joe Hill by Joan Baez, Old Black Joe by Jerry Lee Lewis and No, No Joe by Hank Williams

20080825

Bob takes Heat as his theme and his selections include Play With Fire by The Rolling Stones, Soul On Fire by LaVern Baker, Billy Lee Riley's Red Hot, Hot Pants by James Brown and Johnny 'Guitar' Watson's Hot Little Mama.

20080901

Bob takes Cold as his theme and his selections include Cold Cold Feeling' by T-Bone Walker, When The Tingle Becomes A Chill by Loretta Lynn, Big Joe Turner's The Chill is on and Defrost Your Heart by Charlie Feathers.

20080908

Bob takes Time as his theme and his selections include Time is on My Side by Irma Thomas, Only Time Will Tell by Etta James, Turn Back the Hands of Time by Tyrone Davis and 60 Minute Man by Billy Ward and the Dominos.

20080915

Bob Dylan presents an eclectic hour of music on the theme of 'Food', including songs by Slim Gaillard, The Melodians, Charles Mingus and Wendy Rene.

20080922

Bob takes Dogs as his theme and includes songs by Rufus Thomas, Slim Gaillard, Hawkshaw Hawkins and the Mighty Sparrow.

20080929

Bob takes Dance as his theme and his selections include Dancing in the Street by Martha and the Vandellas, Jamaican rocksteady singer Delroy Wilson's Dancing Mood, When You Dance by The Turbans and Do You Wanna Dance? from New York punks The Ramones.

20081006

Bob takes Radio as his theme in an hour of songs that have influenced and fascinated him.

Among his selections are Cool Disc Jockey by Lloyd Bennett and His Rockets, This is Radio Clash by The Clash, Border Radio by The Blasters and Disc Jockey Blues by Luke Jones and His Orchestra.

20081013

Bob takes Weather as his theme and includes songs by The Staple Singers, Stevie Wonder, The Prisonaires and Irma Thomas.

20081020

Bob takes Drinking as his theme in hour of songs that have influenced and fascinated him, featuring One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer by John Lee Hooker, Loretta Lynn's Don't Come Home a Drinkin and One Mint Julep by The Clovers.

20081027

Bob takes Coffee as his theme and his selections include Java Jive by The Ink Spots, Otis Redding's Cigarettes and Coffee, Coffee Blues by Lightnin' Hopkins, Coffee and TV by Blur and Forty Cups of Coffee by Ella Mae Morse.

20081103

Bob takes Maps as his theme and his selections include Take Me Back to Tulsa by Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Hank Snow's I've Been Everywhere, Mardi Gras in New Orleans by Prof Longhair and Kansas City by Wilbert Harrison.

20081110

Bob takes the Telephone as his theme and his selections include Talk to Me Baby by Elmore James, 842-3089 (Call Me) by Etta James, The People on My Party Line by Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson and Little Milton's Long Distance Operator.

20081117

Bob takes the Bible as his theme and his selections include Samson and Delilah by the Rev Gary Davis, He Will Set Your Fields on Fire by Kitty Wells, Adam Come and Get Your Rib by Wynonie Harris, I'm Using My Bible as a Roadmap by Reno and Smiley, and John the Revelator by Blind Willie Johnson.

20081124

Bob takes the Moon as his theme and his selections include songs by Chuck Berry, Fats Waller, Dinah Washington, The Capris and Slim Gaillard.

Cars20070223

Bob has chosen songs by the likes of Jackie Brenston, Memphis Minnie, Parliament, Prince and Chuck Berry

Colours20070921
Dance20070413

His selections range from the more obvious: Dancing in the Street by Martha and the Vandellas, to gems such as Jamaican rocksteady vocalist Delroy Wilson's Dancing Mood, When You Dance by The Turbans and Do You Wanna Dance? from New York punks The Ramones.

Death And Taxes20071026
Divorce20070202
Flowers20070216

Tonight's theme is Flowers and Bob has chosen songs by the likes of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, Lucky Millinder, Laura Cantrell and Wilson Pickett.

Guns20070420

This week he takes 'Guns' as his theme for an hour of songs that have influenced and fascinated him.

Bob's selections range from the more obvious - Johnny Cash's Don't Take Your Guns to Town and The Clash's Tommy Gun - through to gems such as Shot Gun Boogie by Tennessee Ernie Ford, Guns Fever (Blam Blam Fever) by Jamaican rocksteady group The Valentines, and Wanda Jackson's This Gun Don't Care Who It Shoots.

Musical Instruments20070810
Radio20070518

This week he takes 'Radio' as his theme in an hour of songs that have influenced and fascinated him.

Among his selections are Caravan by Van Morrison, This Is Radio Clash by the Clash, Radio Radio by Elvis Costello, and Radio Commercials by Lord Melody.

Rich Man, Poor Man20070302
School20070629

This week he takes School as his theme for an hour of songs that have influenced and fascinated him.

Summer20070209

Tonight's theme is Summer and Bob has chosen songs by the likes of Eddie Cochran, Sly and the Family Stone and Prince Buster.

Tears20070817
The Bible20070622

This week he takes the Bible as his theme for an hour of songs that have influenced and fascinated him.

Among his selections are Samson and Delilah by the Rev Gary Davis, I'm Using my Bible as a Roadmap by Reno and Smiley, The Rivers of Babylon by the Melodians and He Will Set Your Fields on Fire by Kitty Wells.

The Devil20070309

Amongst his selections this week are Race with the Devil by Gene Vincent and the Bluecaps, Me and the Devil Blues by Robert Johnson, Suzanne Beware of the Devil by Dandy Livingstone, Devil Got My Woman by Skip James and Tom Waits' Way Down in the Hole.