If Bob Dylan’s previous studio album, Modern Times was about (among other things) finding love or maybe just romance, in a world, where some sort of impending doom lurked waiting around the next corner, on the new, Together Through Life, he’s decided, well there’s nothing much you can do about it except sing the blues, and if you’re going to sing the blues, then you might as well make it swing a little have a good time doing it.
The blues has been the one constant in Dylan’s nearly five decades of musical adventures. It dominated his very first album and there’s maybe two albums that don’t have a blues song in structure, and it’s dominated every album since he returned to songwriting after a long layoff with Time Out Of Mind. And make no mistake about it, Bob Dylan can be a great blues singer, up there with the very best, when he wants to be.
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