Wednesday, September 7

"Maggie's Farm"/"On the Road Again" - Bob Dylan (1965)

Wikipedia - "'Maggie's Farm<' is a song written by Bob Dylan, recorded on January 15, 1965, and released on the album Bringing It All Back Home on March 22 of that year. Like many other Dylan songs of the 1965–66 period, 'Maggie's Farm' is based in electric blues. ... The song, essentially a protest song against protest folk, represents Dylan's transition from a folk singer who sought authenticity in traditional song-forms and activist politics to an innovative stylist whose self-exploration made him a cultural muse for a generation. ... While some may see 'Maggie's Farm' as a repudiation of the protest-song tradition associated with folk music, it can also (ironically) be seen as itself a deeply political protest song. ..."
W - "Maggie's Farm"
W - "On the Road Again"
vimeo: Maggie s Farm Live at the Newport Folk Festival ‘63 ‘65

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