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Down the Tracks: The Music That Influenced Bob Dylan (2008)

Stephen Gammond  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Directors: Stephen Gammond
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dubbed, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Eagle Rock
  • DVD Release Date: July 15, 2008
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0018BDDGS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #427,603 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This fascinating program tells the story of the music and artists that have influenced Bob Dylan throughout his career. Although his reputation as a songwriter stands supreme, Dylan has often covered tracks from vintage blues, folk and country performers or incorporated elements from them into his own material. "Down The Tracks" explores the lives and work of many of these artists and how Dylan interacted with them through archive performance and interview footage alongside new interviews and documentary material.

FEATURES CLIPS FROM SONGS PERFORMED BY: Woody Guthrie Pete Seeger Blind Willie McTell Leadbelly Mississippi John Hurt Reverend Gary Davies Blind Lemon Jefferson Martin Carthy Jimmie Rodgers Hank Williams And many more...

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mildly Interesting January 6, 2009
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Not a single song is allowed to play all the way through and there is decidedly too much talking and not very interesting talking at that.

Much of the Dylan footage looks as though it was copied from a television (except for the home movies, which were brief). The Leadbelly footage was interesting (if disturbing) as was the Pete Seeger footage.

It is basically an illustrated essay, which is fine, but please, at least allow one person to finish a song, maybe?

Good at moments, overall disappointing.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Dylan Documentary July 24, 2008
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While there isn't a note of Bob Dylan singing in this documentary, it is still worthwhile. It gives a thorough background on what influenced Bob Dylan as he grew into one of the greatest songwriters of all time. Worth the price, for me, was rare footage of Pete Seeger and Leadbelly. The Pete Seeger footage dates from 1955 when he was hauled before the House Un-American Committee (history proved that they were the unamericans, not Pete Seeger). And the Leadbelly clips consist of most of the historic 1935 March of Time newsreel. Most of the musical perfomances by other folks in this DVD are pretty good, too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tracing The Roots Of The Roots June 25, 2009
Okay, okay I have gone on and one over the past year or so about the influence of Bob Dylan's music (and lyrics) on me, and on my generation, the Generation of '68. But, please, don't blame me. Blame Bob. After all he could very easily have gone into retirement and enjoyed the fallout from his youthful fame and impressed one and all at his local AARP chapter. But, no, he had to go out on the road continuously, seemingly forever, keeping his name and music front and center. Moreover, the son of a gun has done more reinventions of himself than one could shake a stick at (folk troubadour, symbolic poet in the manner of Rimbaud and Verlaine, heavy metal rocker, blues man, etc.) So, WE are left with forty or so years of work to go through to try to sort it out. In short, can I (or anyone else) help it if he is restless and acts, well, like a rolling stone?

All of this is by way of introduction to a recent (2008) very worthwhile addition to the immense commentary on Bob Dylan's work, "Down The Tracks: The Music That Influenced Bob Dylan". Those influences form the stated central premise of this little documentary, filled with many, many knowledgeable "talking heads" that have, apparently, gotten far more hooked on the "meaning" of Dylan than is healthy. That is, however, a separate question for another day.

Here the commentators are full of information about the recording artists, poets, politicos, and other cultural figures that one way or another influenced Bob Dylan's work at various periods (mainly the youthful parts) of his life.
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