Theme Time Radio Hour: With Your Host Bob Dylan (2-CD)

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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Ace Records Uk

Entertainment Reviews:

Uncut - p.98
4 stars out of 5 -- "Beguilingly autobiographical, THEME TIME...is a tantalising cousin of his memoir, CHRONICLES....Deliciously unique."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.118
5 stars out of 5 -- "The selections cross time and genre: gospel, country, rock 'n' roll, girl groups, blues, jazz, jump R&B, rude-boy reggae and punk rock."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.106
3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t remains a good source for some of the rare songs Dylan plays, probably revealing more about himself in his picks than he does anywhere else."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Turn Your Radio On - Grandpa Jones
  • 2.Papa's on the Houstop - Leroy Carr / Scrapper Blackwell
  • 3.Shortnin' Bread - Paul Chaplin & His Emeralds
  • 4.Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
  • 5.Gun Fever (Blam Blam Fever) - The Valentines
  • 6.Pistol Packin' Mama - Al Dexter and His Troopers
  • 7.Pistol Packin' Mama - The Hurricanes
  • 8.Homework - Otis Rush
  • 9.He Will Break Your Heart - Jerry Butler
  • 10.Take It Away Lucky - Eddie Noack
  • 11.Buddy, Stay Off the Wine - Betty Hall Jones
  • 12.Tears a Go-Go - Charlie Rich
  • 13.Rich Woman - Li'l Millet & His Creoles
  • 14.Laughin' & Jokin' - Ernie Chaffin
  • 15.Me and My Chauffeur Blues - Little Son Joe / Memphis Minnie
  • 16.If I Lose - The Stanley Brothers
  • 17.I Sat and Cried - Jimmy Nelson
  • 18.Beatnik's Wish - Patsy Raye & The Beatniks
  • 19.Devil in His Heart - The Donays
  • 20.Let's Invite Them Over - George Jones / Melba Montgomery
  • 21.Don't Take Everybody to Be Your Friend - Sam Price & His Trio / Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  • 22.Good Morning Heartache - Billie Holiday
  • 23.Pouring Water on a Drowning Man - James Carr
  • 24.I Drink - Mary Gauthier
  • 25.Mother Earth - Memphis Slim

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
  • 2.Walk a Mile in My Shoes - Joe South & the Believers
  • 3.Cry Tough - Alton Ellis & The Flames
  • 4.Tommy Gun - The Clash
  • 5.(Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell
  • 6.Those DJ Shors - Patrice Holloway
  • 7.I Ain't Drunk - Lonnie the Cat
  • 8.Eat That Chicken - Charles Mingus
  • 9.Mama, Get Your Hammer - Bobby Peterson Quintet
  • 10.How High the Moon - Slim Gaillard
  • 11.Cool Water - The Sons of the Pioneers
  • 12.Only a Rose - Geraint Watkins
  • 13.I Walk in My Sleep - Berna Dean
  • 14.Stars Fell on Alabama - Jack Teagarden's Chicagoans
  • 15.Mama Tried - Merle Haggard & the Strangers
  • 16.Big Long Slidin' Thing - Dinah Washington
  • 17.Black Coffee - Bobby Darin
  • 18.I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water - The Cats & the Fiddle
  • 19.Ain't Got the Money to Pay for This Drink - George Zimmerman And The Thrills / Bubber Cyphers & His Orchestra
  • 20.Bottle and a Bible - The Yayhoos
  • 21.Okie's in the Pokie - Jimmy Patton
  • 22.If You're So Smart, How Come You Ain't Rich? - Louis Jordan
  • 23.Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio - Santiago Jim‚nez
  • 24.Mona - Bo Diddley
  • 25.Roadrunner (Twice) - The Modern Lovers

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: Gavin Martin.
Arranger: Paul Chaplain.
Bob Dylan knows how to curate a compilation of rock history, and THEME TIME RADIO HOUR is an admirable attempt to consolidate his feverish ear for bluesy new torch carriers like the White Stripes and oft-forgotten reggae gems like Alton Ellis & the Flames. Disc Two, in particular, surprises by beginning with Aretha Franklin's iconic "Chain Of Fools" and leading a dizzying tour through a half-century of black American (and, in the Clash's case, black-inspired) music, leaning heavily on jazz and R&B. Its companion is a more raucous affair, thanks to the inclusion of Jack and Meg White, but also to seminal bluesmen like Otis Rush. Consider THEME TIME an expert-level Cliff's Notes for those without satellite radio.

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  • UPC: 029667032230
  • Shipping Weight: 0.40/lbs (approx)
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