Bob Dylan: All the Songs - The Story Behind Every Track starts with a bit of biographical info on the man himself, but the brunt of it is focused on his music. There are essays filled with interesting stories about each of his albums, and then there are essays about each song. Dylan talks about getting the name for the Hotel Tape because he recorded a few songs on reel to reel tape in his friend Bonnie Beecher's apartment in Minneapolis. Bonnie's apartment was frequented by so many musicians that it became known as the hotel, hence the name Hotel Tape.
Many of the short essays prompted me to look up information about other people or things, and the book has taken me months to read. Truth be told, I am still working on it, but I felt that this would be a perfect time to share it with you. It is not a book that anyone would want to read cover to cover in a short period of time, but the trivia will keep calling you back. This is a great gift to give someone who questions whether Bob Dylan deserves the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Publisher - Black Dog & Leventhal
Date of Publication - October 27, 2015