I have finished to read Japanese translation of "Chronicles Vol.1/Bob Dylan" last week. Actually, I read this book in English before, but I could not understand fully in English, so I borrowed this from city library. Translator, Mr.Kanno Heckel has worked for Dylan in CBS Sony, Japan before and is famous Dylan researcher. His translation is real good.
Dylan is genius. I don't know it is a fiction or not, but his detailed description of New Orleans in "Oh Mercy" is really beautiful and surprising.
Two points which I still can't understand are;
1.During a rehearsal with Grateful Dead, Dylan went to a bar and learned how to sing from a jazz singer. What kind of singing?
2.Dylan learned a new guitar playing style from Lonnie Johnson. I don't play guitar, but I can't understand what it is.
Please let me know if someone can explain them easily to understand.