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Muddy Waters in 1979.

Read The Mix: Desperate Music From American Icons FolkAlley

August 20, 2011 – Hear dozens of the songs that inspired Tom Piazza's collection of essays, Devil Sent the Rain. FolkAlley

Clockwise from upper left: Cat Stevens, cover for Violent Femmes, cover for Maggot Brain, cover for Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited.

Listen Summer Music Memories

July 5, 2011 – Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share songs that made their summers growing up, and listeners chime in.


Suze Rotolo (right) on the cover of Bob Dylan's The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.

Read Bob Dylan's 70th Birthday On World Cafe WXPN

May 24, 2011 – In this interview with Rotolo, recorded in 2008, she and World Cafe host David Dye discuss her book. WXPN


Bob Dylan smiles during a meeting with the British press, April 28, 1965.

Read Cake Is Just A Four-Letter Word: Dylan Turns 70 FolkAlley

May 23, 2011 – Bob Dylan is turning 70. Celebrate by listening to a mix that pays tribute to the man. FolkAlley

A levee on the Mississippi River in Louisiana during the Great Flood of 1927.

Watch When The Levee Breaks: Ripples Of The Great Flood

May 18, 2011 – The 1927 Mississippi River flood is widely covered in textbooks, but it comes to life in music.


'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan'

Listen Suze Rotolo, Dylan's Cover Girl, Has Died

March 1, 2011 – The New York artist dated Dylan for four years and appeared on one of his most iconic album covers.


Suze Rotolo, at right with Bob Dylan, chronicled their relationship and the Greenwich Village milieu it played out in, in A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village.

Listen Remembering Suze Rotolo, Dylan's 'Freewheeling' Muse

March 1, 2011 – Fresh Air remembers Rotolo, who heavily influenced Bob Dylan, with excerpts from a 2008 interview.


US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan plays the

Read Nobody Ruins Dylan Like Dylan

November 15, 2010 – All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen reviews the hit-and-miss Dylan concert he caught this weekend.

cover art for Bob Dylan's 'Witmark Demos'

Read First Listen: Bob Dylan, 'The Witmark Demos 1962-1964'

October 10, 2010 – Hear an exclusive preview of NPR Music's favorites from the two-disc set, to be released on Oct. 19.

Bing Bowie Sq

Listen Oddest Musical Pairings

August 9, 2010 – On this edition we look at imaginative collaborations, some brilliant, and some so very, very wrong.


Listen Annoying Music For Christmas

December 19, 2009 – Just in time for the holidays, Jim Nayder of The Annoying Music Show! offers more Christmas music.


Sufjan Stevens

Listen All Songs Considered Holiday Music Mix '09

December 18, 2009 – Hear a mix of classic and new holiday songs by Sufjan Stevens, Bob Dylan, Laura Gibson and more.


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