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Thread #84959   Message #1571391
Posted By: greg stephens
27-Sep-05 - 08:26 AM
Thread Name: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Subject: RE: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorceseDocumentary
Flamenco Ted: not John Glover. that was Tony "Little Sun" Glover, I think, of "Blues Rags and Hollers" fame. Or pssibly Little Son, it was a long time ago.
    So, Bob nicked things, but was very charismatic, wrote some good songs and had the zeitgeist pretty much in his hand. Old Scorsese is obviously pretty much on the ball then.
I think the master's ability to change his face at will, like many superior performers, is stunning. He evn looked like Joan Baez for a while. And the extraordinary way he changed from being an American to looking English in the mid-60's was very revealing. Not just clothes, the whole persona.
    I dont think I learnt anything new, but it was agreat nostalgia trip. No attention given to the English 1962 trip(Castle St, Carthy, Tawney etc) omission I felt; that visit marked a huge Dylan change, basically from Song to Woody to Hard Rain persona.