Playlist: Sixties Storytelling

Submitted by Charles Calvin

Denver, Co.

'Bringing it All Back Home' was the first album I ever bought for myself, as a college freshman. Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel defined the '60s for me more than any other musicians, though there were others I liked and still listen to.

For me, tonality and rhythm are essential to music, and words that mean something are necessary for music to be a song. I'm in awe of the depth of storytelling Springsteen can put in a three-minute ballad. Gauthier and Carlile are right up there, as is Leonard Cohen at his very best.

  • Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan


  • Live In London - Leonard Cohen


  • Born In The U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen


  • Between Daylight and Dark - Mary Gauthier


  • The Story - Brandi Carlile



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