Cohen’s Spotify Playlist: The Ultimate Bob Dylan Chronology

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Bob Dylan on the Never-Ending Tour, Finsbury Park, London, June 18, 2011. Photo: Francisco Antunes / WMC 2.0.
Bob Dylan and band on the Never-Ending Tour, Finsbury Park, London, June 18, 2011. Photo: Francisco Antunes / WMC 2.0.

American songwriter and performer Bob Dylan has been relatively prolific in a creative life that’s spanned almost 60 years.

Since his eponymous debut album in 1962 on Columbia Records, signed by the visionary John Hammond (Billie Holiday, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Ray Vaughan), the Minnesota native has released 38 studio albums under his name (including a couple on Asylum between Columbia deals).

Joan Baez and Bob Dylan performed at the civil rights "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" on August 28, 1963. Photo": Rowland Scherman - U.S. National Archives and Records.
Joan Baez and Bob Dylan performed at the civil rights “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” on August 28, 1963. Photo: Rowland Scherman – U.S. National Archives and Records. Administration.

The most recent was “Triplicate” in 2017, a three-CD set featuring Dylan and his touring band performing classics from the American songbook. The sessions took place at Capitol Studios in Hollywood with multiple Grammy-winning producer-engineer Al Schmitt.

It was their third project, following the standards albums “Shadows in the Night” and “Fallen Angels” in 2015 and 2016.

Dylan’s also released no fewer than 13 live albums, plus 15 volumes of the celebrated Bootleg series, each diving deep into his historic sessions and legendary tours.

The most recent, “Bob Dylan: Travelin’ Through, featuring Johnny Cash,” out in November 2019 and spanning 1967-1969, gathers previously unavailable tracks from the duo’s sessions in Nashville, plus unreleased demos and outtakes from Dylan’s “John Wesley Harding” and “Nashville Skyline” albums, also recorded in Music City.

Bob Dylan and band on the Never-Ending Tour, Oslo Spectrum, Norway, March 30, 2007. Photo: Tore Utheim / WMC 3.0.
Bob Dylan and band on the Never-Ending Tour, Oslo Spectrum, Norway, March 30, 2007. Photo: Tore Utheim / WMC 3.0.

For Dylan fans who’ve spent their lifetimes following his musical, political, social, literary, religious and personal changes, waiting for new clues album by album, and for younger fans attuned to binge-listening, a Spotify subscriber named Samuel Huxley Cohen is a new hero.

Cohen took the time to assemble a mammoth 763-track Bob Dylan playlist that runs some 55 hours.

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The marathon playlist provides casual fans and completists alike an opportunity to experience the arc of Dylan’s oeuvre.

Getting ready to take a cross-country road trip, long hike, or maybe an ocean cruise?

Cohen’s Dylan playlist will make a perfect soundtrack.

Let it roll.


 

Santa Clarita journalist and Grammy nominee Stephen K. Peeples was raised by career newspaper journalists and music-lovers in Miami and Los Angeles. He earned a Grammy nomination as co-producer of the “Monterey International Pop Festival” (Rhino/MIPF, 1992) box set with Lou Adler and Geoff Gans. Peeples was the original, award-winning producer of “The Lost Lennon Tapes” radio series for Westwood One from 1988-1990. His first music industry gig was as an Associate Editor at Cash Box magazine in Hollywood in 1975. He went on to be a Media Relations-PR executive for Capitol Records (1977-1980), Elektra/Asylum Records (1980-1983) and Rhino Entertainment (1992-1998). Moving online, he was Rhino’s first web editor (1996-1998), then elevated to content editor of Warner Music Group websites (1998-2001). In the Santa Clarita Valley just north of L.A., Peeples was the award-winning Online Editor for The Signal newspaper’s website from 2007-2011, and wrote-hosted-co-produced SCVTV’s WAVE-nominated “House Blend” local music TV show from 2010-2015 (archived online and still airing in reruns). He is now a News Editor at SCVTV’s SCVNews.com, SVP/New Media Emeritus for Rare Cool Stuff Unltd. and developing a biography of Texas artist Boyd Elder. For more info and original stories, visit https://stephenkpeeples.com/For exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews, subscribe to Peeples’ YouTube channel.


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