Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. All of his life has a lot of professional titles, such as, songwriter, singer, artist, and writer. All the titles contributed to his current honor. Each of the life experiences gave him a different inspiration, Through this inspiration, his music present perfectly to everyone.
There are several Bob Dylan’s songs. Hope you like!
1.Just Like a Woman
“Just Like a Woman”was produced by Bob Johnston and recorded at Columbia Studios, Nashville, Tennessee on March 8, 1966, during the recording of Blonde on Blonde, Dylan’s seventh studio album. It was also released as a single in the U.S and peaked at #33 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Bob Dylan said woman is an important source of his music creation. “Just Like a Woman” has also been rumored to have been written about Dylan’s relationship with fellow folk singer Joan Baez.(Joan Baez is said to be the admirer of Steven Jobs) In particular, it has been suggested that the lines “Please don’t let on that you knew me when I was hungry and it was your world” may refer to the early days of their relationship, when Baez was more famous than Dylan.
The song features a lilting melody, backed by delicately picked nylon-string guitar and piano instrumentation. It is very suitable for a rainy day, and you seat in front of the glass window with your favorite headphone to enjoy it. Perhaps, you will think of your first love.
2.Knockin’ on heaven’s Door
At the end of the twentieth century, United States continued foreign war. Many rock singers were opposed to this behavior of government. Bob Dylan also created some anti-war songs. So this song is very suitable for playing in a quiet night, with your Bluetooth speakers. The sound should be lourder. It is played over and over again to wake up people who don’t want war.The song describes the collapse of a deputy sheriff; dying from a bullet wound, he tells his wife “Mama, take this badge off of me; I can’t use it anymore.” The song consists of four chords in the key of G major: G, D, Am7, and C. The basic pattern throughout the song is G-D-Am7-Am7 and then G-D-C-C, and this is repeated. Over the years, Dylan has changed the lyrics, as have others who have performed this song.
“Knockin’ on heaven’s Door” is one of the most popular songs that write by Bob Dylan in China.
3.All Along the Watchtower
All Along the Watchtower initially appeared on his 1967 album John Wesley Harding, and it has been included on most of Dylan’s subsequent greatest hits compilations. Since the late 1970s, he has performed it in concert more than any of his other songs. Different versions appear on four of Dylan’s live albums.The song consists of only three verses, with no chorus. The language is simple. Yet the three verses are packed with meaning and drama.Using this one to listen “All Along the Watchtower”, you will enjoy a feast of hearing. Just say goodbye to those embarrassed moments, battery giving out in the middle of your favorite song or wrecking some romantic moment. Melt into the magic world of music and leave alone those downers all together.
Bob Dylan has published a lot of songs. Beside the above mentioned three, there are many others which are very good for listening.It’s also best with a good set of speaker, or headphone for a more immersive feel.