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|Author:||wordygurdy [ Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:41 pm ]|
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I'm neither pro- nor anti-Dylan, but even I could appreciate the strangeness of his waxing poeticâ€”or at least in verseâ€”about the late, great Catfish Hunter when Hunter was in his prime, in 1975 (Dylan was in his prime then too, from what I understand). A friend sent me this in an e-mail the other day.
I have not heard the tune; has anyone here?
It's notable too how prescient Dylan was at predicting Hunter's Hall of Fame enshrinement 12 years before it happened.
|Author:||jjmoney62 [ Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:55 pm ]|
You can find the tune on his first bootleg series, Vol. 1-3.
"Catfish" is an outtake from the "Desire" sessions. Most of those songs (including "Catfish," I'm pretty sure) were co-written by Jacques Levy, who was the main lyricist.
It's a good song. An homage to Delta blues.
|Author:||Connfused [ Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:31 pm ]|
I never realized how big a sports fan Dylan was; then again, I should have known, given his classic "Story of Hurricane" -- a must-listen for those whose knowledge of Dylan begins with "Like a Rolling Stone" and ends with "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"
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