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Honest with Me: Firsthand Stories of Bob Dylan
KEXP presents a series of stories on the musical life of Bob Dylan. Told by Dylan's friends, scholars and fans, "Honest With Me" features firsthand accounts from Joan Baez, Al Kooper, Izzy Young and the Band's Robbie Robertson.
Stories Produced By: Michele Myers
Executive Producer: Kevin Cole
Associate Producers: Rob Carroll and Jasen Emmons
©;2005 KEXP Radio
Produced at KEXP in collaboration with EMP and the UW School of Music. Funded by a grant from the Seattle Partnership for American Popular Music.


# 10 The Times They Are a Changin'

Dylan's political songs led the Civil Rights Movement.

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# 9 Discovering Desolation Row

Dylan fan Cody Case tells how Bob Dylan rescued him from grunge music.
Written and Told by Cody Case.
Song "Desolation Row" by Bob Dylan.

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# 8 He Won’t Make It

Izzy Young was the concert promoter who put on Bob Dylan’s first concert in New York City. Izzy himself tells the humorous story of trying to promote Dylan to a music industry that tried to shoot him down.
A firsthand Story told by Izzy Young.
Song: "Talkin' New York" by Bob Dylan.

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# 7 Joan and Bob

Travel back in time to 1960 when Bob Dylan got his first glimpse of folk star Joan Baez. Musicologist Michelle Boss Barba traces the rocky romance between the two young folkies from sunny start to bitter end.
Written and Told by Michelle Boss Barba.
Song: "It Ain't Me Babe" performed by Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.

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# 6 Izzy Young’s Folklore Center

Bookstore owner Izzy Young met Bob Dylan in 1960 in the midst of the budding Greenwich Village folk scene. Izzy Young tells how the surprising young Dylan took folk music to new heights.
Story told by Izzy Young and Michele Myers. Written and produced by Michele Myers.
Song: "Times They Are A Changin'" by Bob Dylan.

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# 5 Dylan and the Band at Big Pink

This is the story of Big Pink, the big house in the country where Dylan worked with the Band. The Band’s Robbie Robertson reveals one of the secrets to Dylan’s songwriting.
Written by Michele Myers with a firsthand Story from The Band's Robbie Robertson.
Song: "The Weight" by The Band.

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# 4 Dylan’s Got the Blues

Blues legends Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters influenced Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. This feature outlines the connection between Dylan and the blues.
Written and Told by Larry Starr and Michele Myers.
Song "Highway 61 Revisited" by Bob Dylan.

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# 3 Rolling Stone Renegade

When "Rolling Stone Magazine" named the 500 greatest songs of all time, their number one pick was Bob Dylan’s "Like A Rolling Stone".
This story’s told by Al Kooper, the studio guitarist who jumped in, uninvited, to play the organ on the first take of Dylan’s masterpiece.
Song: "Like A Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan.

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# 2 Another Side of Bob Dylan

Songwriter Lou Winant describes his first Dylan album and why he’ll never give up his vinyl copy. Experience the album "Another Side of Bob Dylan" as Lou shows you the songs that changed his life.
Written and Told by Lou Wynant.
Song: "It Ain't Me Babe" by Bob Dylan.

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# 1 Masters of War

Dylan’s song "Masters of War" is a focused outcry of anger and pain directed at the military commanders who wage war. This brilliant political essay, written by UW musicologist Timothy Kinsella, pulls no punches.
Written by Timothy Kinsella. Told by Michele Myers and Timothy Kinsella.
Song: "Masters of War" by Bob Dylan.

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