I don’t think you can really describe today’s artist as a Country singer, although he occasionally flirts with a Country sound, and has recorded with the likes of Johnny Cash, amongst many, many others. But then again, how do you categorise Bob Dylan?
The reason I mention Dylan is because I can’t really let him being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature pass without some kind of inclusion here.
My Dad had one of his Greatest Hits albums when I was a kid, and I found myself intrigued by him without ever becoming the type of total obsessive fan that I’ve met several of in my life.
A few years ago, I started to pay a bit more attention, but I wouldn’t yet profess myself to be an expert, more an enthusiastic novice (there’s a heck of a lot of stuff to get through!).
Of course the first two albums I got hold of were the ones everyone cites as being his best: “Blonde on Blonde” and “Blood on the Tracks”.
Here’s a track from each: