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Sun Apr 16, 2017, 04:43 AM

RIP Bruce Langhorne

You might not know the name, but if you've heard any of Bob Dylan's early albums, you've heard Bruce Langhorne. He's all over the early records, especially Bringing It All Back Home. And not only did he play lead guitar on "Mr. Tambourine Man," he was Mr. Tambourine Man. It's a name Dylan coined when Langhorne showed up at a recording session with a huge hand drum:



He worked with just about everybody in the folk scene, including Dylan, Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Gordon Lightfoot, Odetta, Peter, Paul & Mary, the Clancy Brothers, Buffy Ste. Marie ... the list goes on and on.

Here he is with Carolyn Hester, Dylan, and Bill Lee (Spike's father):



One of my favorites is the sinuous guitar line he played on Tom Rush's version of Joni Mitchell's "Urge For Going."



Another good one gone. RIP, Mr. Tambourine Man.

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Sun Apr 16, 2017, 07:57 AM

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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 08:21 AM

2. rip

RIP

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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:38 AM

3. Langhorne added so much depth and artistry to early folk and folkrock

recordings! His delicate touch is evident all over albums like Mimi & Richard Farina's "Celebration For a Grey Day" and Joan Baez's

"Farewell Angelina" but he also wove in sounds of Africa with artists such as Odetta, Babatunde Olatunji and Hugh Masekela.

Langhorne's guitar countermelody in Dylan's "Mr Tambourine Man" is a wonder to this day. I couldn't find it to post here but this is

Dylan at Newport singing the song reportedly inspired by Langhorne:

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RIP to an amazing musician from the early 50's and 60's folk scene.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:25 AM

4. See if this link works.

You might need a Facebook account.

https://open.spotify.com/album/1lPoRKSgZHQAYXxzBsOQ7v

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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 03:23 PM

5. Thanks!

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