The 30th broadcast of the
2 S E R 1 0 7 . 3
Saturday 24th May 8pm till 4.00am
“Another Self Portrait”
On 15th March 1962 Columbia Records released the first album of a “bright new face in folk music” – Bob Dylan. Dylan had done a two week support gig for the Greenbriar Boys at Gerde‘s Folk City, his future biographer Robert Shelton did a glowing review in the New York Times and the rest is history. Over a half century has passed and the hillbilly kid from Minnesota is a legend around the world, his shelves groaning with awards and his work discussed in the halls of Academe.
For the last 30 years 2SER’s Bob Dylan Birthday Marathon has been celebrating the “Picasso of Rock”’s birthday with news, reviews, interviews, the Dylan Quiz – and all the Bobsongs that fit. We will be featuring Bob’s latest Bootleg Series release Another Self Portrait, unreleased songs, outtakes and alternate versions from 1969- 1971. Rarely has the man made sweeter sounds than can be heard here. The Self Portrait outtakes, unadorned by superfluous overdubs, reveal Bob’s deep commitment to the sometimes bizarre world of traditional and folk song. These were the roots of the ’Americana’ movement that would later blur distinctions between folk, country, pop and rock.
You can sing along to the karaoke version of Like A Rolling Stone and marvel at a Bengali version of Mr Tambourine Man. So for 8.5 hours and over 5 decades of Bobcat Heaven tune into 2SER and throw a party to celebrate the birthday of His Bobness. Saturday 24th May 8pm to 4am.
For more information contact Bill Kitson 02 9674 3775 [home], 0438 240 541 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
or ring 2SER or 9514 9514