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Friday, May 14, 2004

Is it Rolling, Bob?

that's a great title for an album....

Boogie on, reggae Dylan

There has always been a cross-cultural appeal to Bob Dylan's music, as recent country and gospel tributes illustrate. Is It Rolling, Bob? A Reggae Tribute to Bob Dylan, in stores Aug. 10, marries Dylan's music with the heirs of another famous Bob.

"I've always believed that people who listened to Bob Dylan in the '60s and got a message from his music naturally gravitated toward Bob Marley and reggae in the '70s," says RAS Records founder Gary Himelfarb, who handpicked artists for particular songs.

He gave the spiritual Luciano Knockin' on Heaven's Door, while crooner Beres Hammond sang Just Like a Woman. Other artists include Toots Hibbert, Michael Rose and the Mighty Diamonds.

Dylan also allowed the label to use a rare remix of 1983 album track I and I. The remix features legendary drum and bass duo Sly & Robbie.

from USA Toady, of all places


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