Monday, January 28, 2008

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll: the best Dylan song?

Which is the best Dylan song? The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll, according to Sunday Times columnist Bryan Appleyard, who has contributed his fair share of lengthy, well-informed Dylan feature articles.

Appleyard picked The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll as one of his choices on yesterday’s Private Passions (BBC Radio 3), pointing out that leading literary scholar/Dylan fan Christopher Ricks also considers Hattie Carroll as Dylan’s finest.

Thanks to Peter Truin who also heard the broadcast and supplied the link which enables you to listen to the programme via the web:

“The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll was chosen by Brian Appleyard, among the more usual Radio 3 fare of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, on the programme "Private Passions" (Sunday 27th Jan).

“I found it interesting to hear his comments about the song, if you would like to listen, it starts about 10 minutes in.”