Friday, May 27, 2011

Bob Dylan: scaring the children since 1961

As well as being the year of Bob's seventieth birthday, this year marks the fiftieth anniversary, give or take, of his emergence onto, uh, "the scene".

But kids' music?

And yet here he is, doing "This Old Man" (right click etc to download; normal click to listen), taken from a Disney compilation released to raise money for children with AIDS. A worthy cause, indeed, but I'm not entirely sure Dylan's gravel-throated growling, and wailing harmonica, entirely suited the (presumed) target audience.

The Wiggles he ain't.