Saturday, December 24, 2005

I got "Goodbye, Babylon"

This evening, I got "Goodbye, Babylon" CD set from This is a Xmas present for myself.  Bod Dylan gave it to Neil Young.

Thrasher reported in his blog:
At Neil Young's Nashville concerts at the Ryman Auidtorium on August 18, 2005, he introduced the song "This Old Guitar" by saying:
"This is Hank William's guitar [he points to the guitar]. I try to do the right thing with the guitar. You don't want to stink with Hank's guitar. I lent it to Bob Dylan for a while. He didn't have a tour bus so I lent him mine and I left the guitar on the bed with a note saying Hank's guitar is back there. He used it for a couple of months."
And Dylan has been known to return the favor to Neil. From an article in The Independent in September 2005, Young said that Bob Dylan recently gave him a copy of "Goodbye Babylon", a box collection of gospel and early country roots music. Young has also read Dylan's recent autobiography, "Chronicles"

Following is from's album description.

Goodbye Babylon is a 6 CD gospel reissue collection. 5 CDs contain 135 songs from 1902-1960 and the 6th disc is comprised of 25 sermons recorded between 1926-1941. Also included is a 200 page book complete with Bible verses, lyric transcriptions, and notes for each recording, plus over 200 illustrations. - Art direction and design by World of anArchie, the Grammy winning team behind "Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton," and other fine works such as "Dock Boggs Country Blues," and "Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume IV." - Sound restoration and mastering by Airshow Mastering, the team that restored the "Anthology of American Folk Music" (Smithsonian Folkways, 1997), and won a Grammy for their work on "Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton" (Revenant, 2002). - Reverently packed in raw cotton and housed in a deluxe 8" x 11" x 2.5" cedar box. Notes and essays by musicologists and scholars, including several Grammy winners. - Contributors include Lynn Abbott, David Evans, Ray Funk, Anthony Heilbut, Kip Lornell, Luigi Monge, Paul Oliver, Opal Louis Nations, Bruce Nemerov, Guido van Rijn, Ken Romanowski, Tony Russell, Doug Seroff, Dick Spottswood, Warren Steel, David Tibet, Gayle Dean Wardlow, and Charles Wolfe.

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