More tweets about Harry Smith – born 5/29/23

The Drive-By Truckers are rereleasing ‘The Dirty South’ (2004)

This is a great album and I look forward to the reissue. I saw them in concert several times around them and they were terrific.

I saw a Bruce Springsteen concert for free in 1973

I got to see Springsteen for free on 9/8/73.  See the description below.  He only had one album out and Pitt had him on a bill in a nearby park.  The set was short – maybe 30-40 minutes.  I remember that Buzzy Linhart played but didn’t recall the other act. 

Here are two descriptions with a setlist.

https://www.brucespringsteen.it/DB/mn.aspx?ex=197309081

http://brucebase.wikidot.com/gig:1973-09-08-flagstaff-hill-pittsburgh-pa

The cover of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – Tweets and articles

This tweet reminded me to post about the cover

NYC Album Art Revisted: The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan: the story of the artwork

Bob Dylan and Suze Rotolo During the Freewheelin’ Cover Shoot on West 4th Street in New York City, 1963

The Nuggets collections

Nuggets is a series of vinyl and CD collections started by Lenny Kaye in 1972. They are compilations of garage rock and pyschedelic songs from the 1960s, many by one-hit wonders.

Groundbreaking garage rock compilation ‘Nuggets’ turns 50

The 50 Best Garage Rock Songs of All Time

Here are some of my favorite songs from the compilations

Tweets and articles on the strange life of Jim Gordon

Drummer Jim Gordon, who died on March 13, 2023, was in Derek and the Dominos and played on many great records as a session musician. However, he was schizophrenic and killed his mother. He spent the rest of his life in jail.

1994 Washington Post article on Gordon

Elvis Costello’s This Year’s Model was released on 3/17/78

This Year’s Model is a great album. It had a new fresh sound unlike anything I knew of when it was released.