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Bob Dylan came out of the 2002 Grammy Awards with another statuette – this time for Best Contemporary Folk Album for “Love and Theft”. This continues a new trend in which the Grammy’s love Dylan as he enters into his distinguished old man phase.
2002 was the year of the O’ Brother soundtrack cleaning up, and it featured a lovely performance by Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch, and Emmylou Harris followed by Ralph Stanley and the Soggy Bottom Boys. You should watch that here:
Elsewhere on the show, Dylan and his band performed “Cry A While”, one of the songs I like least from “Love and Theft”. That’s a picture of him from the show up top, and here’s a link to the audio, but I can’t for the life of me find any video of it, which is surprising – I figured everything was on the internet by this point.
This version of the song isn’t particularly noteworthy – pretty faithful to the album version. If I find the video I’ll throw it in here.
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Really enjoying your blog. Just in case you haven’t come across this yet, here’s a fantastic project with near-perfect 1-disc compilations for most every year in Dylan’s career. Particularly good for the later live material – may be a real boon as you cover Bob’s last decade: