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Bob Dylan’s Christmas Album: What Good Is It? (Part 4)

Seth Rogovoy, author of Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet, wrote about Bob Dylan’s Judaism, Jews who write Christmas music, and the album itself. He is guest-blogging all week for MyJewishLearning and the Jewish Book Council.

When I first heard the songs on Bob Dylan’s Christmas in the Heart, I thought, not only is this the worst recording Bob Dylan has ever made, but it is literally unlistenable. Continue reading here.

The Meaning of Bob Dylan’s Christmas Album: The Music (Part 3)

Seth Rogovoy, author of Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet, wrote yesterday about Jewish-American musicians recording Christmas music and on Monday about Bob Dylan’s Judaism. He is guest-blogging all week for MyJewishLearning and the Jewish Book Council.

Almost lost in all the commotion surrounding Bob Dylan’s new Christmas album, Christmas In the Heart — his first charity album, as the proceeds from all sales are being donated to hunger charities, according to his website — is a fair consideration of the music itself: where it sits in the context of Dylan’s overall output, and how it relates to the decades-old genre of Christmas recordings by popular music artists. Continue reading here.

Bob Dylan’s Christmas Album: The Jewish Contribution to the ‘Holiday’ Genre (Part 2)

Seth Rogovoy, author of Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet, wrote yesterday about Bob Dylan’s Judaism. He is guest-blogging all week for MyJewishLearning and the Jewish Book Council.
Perhaps the most surprising thing about Bob Dylan’s Christmas album is that it took nearly fifty years for him to make one.  Continue reading here.

Bob Dylan’s Christmas Album (Part 1)

Seth Rogovoy, author of Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet, is guest-blogging all week for MyJewishLearning and the Jewish Book Council.
My new book, Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet (Scribner) — a critical biography of the rock poet that examines his life and work through a Jewish prism — hasn’t even been officially published yet (that happens next Tuesday, Nov. 24), but already I’m getting used to having to address the question on everyone’s minds: But what about the Christmas album? Continue reading here.