Judy Collins On Bob Dylan [ American Songwriter] by Evan Schlansky

ES -You put out a record of Dylan songs in the past. What are some of the songs that you still perform today?
JC -I do “Mr. Tambourine Man” a lot. People know it and I like to tell the story about how I heard it. I woke at three in the morning in the basement of Albert Grossman’s basement in Woodstock, NY. It was 1964 and we had a party the night before with Dylan, Suze Rotolo, Albert Grossman, Sally Grossman, and I. When I awoke, I heard this voice coming from up the stairs and he was writing “Mr. Tambourine Man.” He sang it over and over again because he was working on it. It’s a stunning piece of writing that I sing a lot and is the one that I’m most attracted to. I like “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” and sing that a bit. Also, a song that I recorded and Patti Smith also recorded
called “Dark Eyes.” I think it’s a great, overlooked song and I often sing that as well.
Judy Collins, Woody Guthrie Festival, 2012, Woody Medley, Great Dylan Story/Mr. Tambourine Man

 

Courtesy of: The Research of Pamela K. Melenchen

 

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