Black on Blonde: African-American Artists Cover Bob Dylan

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Fri, 05/27/2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Celebrating Bob Dylan's 81st birthday with an eclectic selection of interpretations from Black artists both widely- and lesser-known, from the '60s through to the 2010s. Featuring diva fireworks from Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Patti LaBelle; R&B power from Solomon Burke and Gary US Bonds; blues from Freddie King and Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson; gospel from The Staple Singers and Shirley Caesar; and the funk of Con-Funk-Shun; plus Richie Havens, Aaron Neville, Billy Preston, Merry Clayton, and... Reggie Watts! And even more. Join The Songcircle  as we honor the bard and help wrap up KBOO's spring drive in style.

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    1:34
    Artist
    Solomon Burke
    Song
    Maggie's Farm
    Album
    Proud Mary
    Label
    Bell
  • Time
    1:36
    Artist
    Gary U.S. Bonds
    Song
    From a Buick 6
    Album
    How Many Roads: Black America Sings Bob Dylan
    Label
    Ace
  • Time
    1:41
    Artist
    The Persuasions
    Song
    The Man In Me
    Album
    Street Corner Symphony
    Label
    Capitol Records
  • Time
    1:44
    Artist
    Con-Funk-Shun
    Song
    Mr. Tambourine Man
    Album
    How Many Roads (Black America Sings Bob Dylan)
    Label
    Ace
  • Time
    1:49
    Artist
    Abbey Lincoln
    Song
    Mr. Tambourine Man
    Album
    Who Used to Dance
    Label
    Universal Music Division Decca Records France
  • Time
    1:55
    Artist
    Nina Simone
    Song
    Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
    Album
    To Love Somebody (Expanded Edition)
    Label
    RCA/Legacy
  • Time
    2:02
    Artist
    Patti LaBelle
    Song
    Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
    Album
    Patti Labelle (Expanded Edition)
    Label
    Epic/Legacy
  • Time
    2:09
    Artist
    Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson
    Song
    Pledging My Time
    Album
    All Blues'd Up: Songs of Bob Dylan
    Label
    Compendia Music Group
  • Time
    2:13
    Artist
    Freddie King
    Song
    Meet Me In the Morning
    Album
    Larger Than Life
    Label
    Polydor Records
  • Time
    2:19
    Artist
    Billy Preston
    Song
    It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
    Album
    Everybody Loves Some Kind of Music
    Label
  • Time
    2:23
    Artist
    Richie Havens
    Song
    If Not for You
    Album
    Dreaming As One: The A&M Years
    Label
    Hip-O Select
  • Time
    2:26
    Artist
    Aaron Neville
    Song
    Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight
    Album
    The Grand Tour
    Label
    A&M
  • Time
    2:32
    Artist
    The Staple Singers
    Song
    John Brown
    Album
    Faith and Grace: A Family Journey 1953-1976
    Label
    Stax
  • Time
    2:37
    Artist
    The Brothers and Sisters
    Song
    The Mighty Quinn (feat. Merry Clayton)
    Album
    Dylan's Gospel
    Label
    Ode Records
  • Time
    2:41
    Artist
    Shirley Caesar
    Song
    Gotta Serve Somebody
    Album
    Rejoice
    Label
    Word Records
  • Time
    2:49
    Artist
    Greg Tate
    Song
    Seven Curses
    Album
    Tomorrow Is A Long Time: Songs from Bob Dylan’s 1963 Town Hall Concert; Town Hall, NYC, May 24, 2018 [Bootleg]
    Label
  • Time
    2:55
    Artist
    Reggie Watts
    Song
    Brownsville Girl
    Album
    Bob Dylan in the 80s, Volume One
    Label
    ATO Records
  • Time
    2:59
    Artist
    Esther Phillips
    Song
    Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You
    Album
    Brand New Day: The Lenox / Alantic & Roulette Recordings (1962-1970)
    Label
    Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group

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