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Thread #75651   Message #1331373
Posted By: PoppaGator
18-Nov-04 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: Dylan: Rock Legend, Maybe Folk Legend?
Subject: RE: Dylan: Rock Legend, Maybe Folk Legend?
GUEST (whichever guest, if there are indeed more than one of you): "What's Goin' On" is a Motown song, technically at least (i.e., on the Motown label, by a Motown artist), but I know what you mean. There's no typical "Motown-sound" number on the list. The problem is probably singling out just one of them -- just like there's no one Grateful Dead number you could easily select.

And, as I've already hinted: where's Otis -- and the rest of the Stax/Volt bunch?

I was not particularly alarmed at the omission of Simon and/or Garfunkel -- certainly no moreso than by the absense of Neil Young and/or Buffalo Springfield/CSN/CSNY. "For What It's Worth" would have been an appropriate choice, especially given the early-RSmagazine-era bias.

My own personal list of faves (if were to bother making one) would also omit just about anything after the mid-70s -- but would NOT omit the 50s and early 60s, like their list does. Orbison and the Everleys, indeed -- plus, definitely, my single all-time favorite slow-dance record, the Flamingos' eerie and beautiful "I Only Have Eyes for You."