Bob Dylan Songs @ Frank Sinatra Songs

A Cosmic Baseball Game



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When Bob Dylan recorded his song "Subterranean Homesick Blues" in New York City in January 1965 (released March 1965), Frank Sinatra was recording "September of My Years" in Los Angeles (released September 1965).

In 1965, Dylan and Sinatra were both famous singers.

And both were in love. Dylan, age 24 was romancing Sara Lownds, age 26 (she would become the first Mrs. Dylan in November 1965.) Sinatra age 50, was romancing Mia Farrow age 20 (she would become the third Mrs. Sinatra in July 1966.)

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Both Dylan and Sinatra had triangulated, even multi-tasking passions, that found expression in their art. Sinatra's love for his ex-wife Ava Gardner never completely evaporated. Dylan's love for his music colleague Joan Baez remained as his popular stardom surpassed hers.

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Bob Dylan Songs
Tangled Up in Blue (recorded 1974) Center Field
Talkin'Hypocrite Blues (1962) Second Base
Talkin' New York (1961) First Base
Outlaw Blues (1965) Left Field
New Morning (1970) Right Field
Shelter From the Storm (1974) Third Base
Hurricane (1975) Catcher
Saving Grace (1980) Short Stop
Subterranean Homesick Blues (1965) Pitcher
Frank Sinatra Songs
Luck Be a Lady (recorded 1963, 1994) First Base
LA Is My Lady (1984) Right Field
Lady Day (1969) Center Field
My Sweet Lady (1970) Third Base
Little Girl Blue (1953) Left Field
Lady From 29 Palms (1939) Second Base
My Girl (1952) Shortstop
The Lady Is a Tramp (1956, 1993) Catcher
My Kind Of Girl (1962) Pitcher
Sinatra, a quarter of a century older than Dylan appealed to the bobby-soxer generation as his career began in the 1940s. Dylan emerged from the folk music scene in the 1960s and appealed to the more activist wing of the Beat Generation. The two groups highlight the high tensions of that period.

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Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg wrote "Frank Sinatra lamenting distant years, old sad voic'd September'd recordings, and Beatles crying Help!" (Source: Summers, page 305. See Ginsberg The Fall of America)

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     Inn. 1: BobDylanSongs
[Starter] MyKindOfGirl
Tangled Up        1B         . . X
Talkin'Hypocrite  BB         . X X
                  WP         X X .
Talkin' New York  2B         . X . 2
Outlaw Blues      K          . X .
New Morning       3B         X . . 1
                  PB         . . . 1
Shelter From      5          . . .
Hurricane         3-1        . . .
     Inn. 1: FrankSinatraSongs
[Starter] Sub Home Blues
LuckBeALady       7          . . .
LAIsMyLady        1B         . . X
LadyDay           1B         X . X
MySweetLady       2B         X X . 1
LittleGirlBlue    6-3        X . . 1
LadyFrom29Palms   3UN        X . .
     Inn. 2: BobDylanSongs
Saving Grace      6-3        . . .
Sub Home Blues    4-3        . . .
Tangled Up        6-3        . . .
     Inn. 2: FrankSinatraSongs
MyGirl            8          . . .
TheLadyIsATramp   1B         . . X
MyKindOfGirl      5-3 SAC    . X .
LuckBeALady       2B         . X . 1
LAIsMyLady        8          . X .
     Inn. 3: BobDylanSongs
Talkin'Hypocrite  K          . . .
Talkin' New York  8          . . .
Outlaw Blues      5 (Foul)   . . .
     Inn. 3: FrankSinatraSongs
LadyDay           4-3        . . .
MySweetLady       1B         . . X
LittleGirlBlue    3-6 F      . . X
LadyFrom29Palms   6-4 F      . . X
     Inn. 4: BobDylanSongs
New Morning       HR         . . . 1
Shelter From      4-3        . . .
Hurricane         1B         . . X
Saving Grace      E-5        . X X
Sub Home Blues    5          . X X
Tangled Up        9          . X X
     Inn. 4: FrankSinatraSongs
MyGirl            9          . . .
TheLadyIsATramp   2-3        . . .
MyKindOfGirl      9          . . .
     Inn. 5: BobDylanSongs
Talkin'Hypocrite  2          . . .
Talkin' New York  7          . . .
Outlaw Blues      6-3        . . .
     Inn. 5: FrankSinatraSongs
LuckBeALady       5-3        . . .
LAIsMyLady        6-3        . . .
LadyDay           9          . . .
     Inn. 6: BobDylanSongs
New Morning       E-6        . . X
Shelter From      1B         . X X
Hurricane         8          . X X
Saving Grace      2B         X X . 1
Sub Home Blues    1B         X . X 1
Tangled Up        8 SACF     . . X 1
Talkin'Hypocrite  6-3        . X .
     Inn. 6: FrankSinatraSongs
MySweetLady       4-3        . . .
LittleGirlBlue    1B         . . X
LadyFrom29Palms   K          . . X
MyGirl            E-5        . X X
TheLadyIsATramp   8          . X X
     Inn. 7: BobDylanSongs
Talkin' New York  6-3        . . .
Outlaw Blues      7          . . .
New Morning       4          . . .
     Inn. 7: FrankSinatraSongs
MyKindOfGirl      9          . . .
LuckBeALady       1B         . . X
LAIsMyLady        5-4 F      . . X
LadyDay           8          . . X
     Inn. 8: BobDylanSongs
Shelter From      BB         . . X
Hurricane         4-6-3 DP   . . .
Saving Grace      6-3        . . .
     Inn. 8: FrankSinatraSongs
MySweetLady       1B         . . X
LittleGirlBlue    6-4-3 DP   . . .
LadyFrom29Palms   4-3        . . .
     Inn. 9: BobDylanSongs
Sub Home Blues    4-3        . . .
Tangled Up        9          . . .
Talkin'Hypocrite  8          . . .
     Inn. 9: FrankSinatraSongs
MyGirl            4          . . .
TheLadyIsATramp   8          . . .
MyKindOfGirl      K          . . .

Dylan Songs Win Game, 8-3

"Though Dad wasn't a fan of rock 'n' roll, he made some important exceptions. He enjoyed the Beach Boys harmony and had tremendous respect for the Beatles' songwriting." --Tina Sinatra (Source: Tina Sinatra, My Father's Daughter, New York. 2000. Page 116)

Rock 'n' Roll groups "miss the point because they don't stop to think what lyrics mean: they listen to themselves too much. Some shout the whole damn night, like singing the Declaration of Independence in every note. Don't they know shadow, nuance, color? That offends me." --Frank Sinatra (Source: Summers, Sinatra- The Life, page 305. See Look magazine October 31, 1967)

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GAME DATE February 6, 2015
GAME TIME 2 hours, 53 minutes
GAME WEATHER Clear, 64o F
Wind SW 8mph
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An album by Dylan released in October 1970. The title track is "a wry take on country life." (Source: wikipedia.org)

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Foot Notes

A. Books Consulted

  • Epstein, Daniel Mark. The Ballad of Bob Dylan- A Portrait. New York: HarperCollins, 2011.
  • Evans, Peter and Gardner, Ava. Ava Gardner- The Secret Conversations. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013.
  • Kelley, Kitty. His Way- The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra. New York: Bantam Books, 1986.
  • Server, Lee. Ava Gardner- 'Love is Nothing'. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2006.
  • Sinatra, Tina with Coplan, Jeff. My Father's Daughter- A Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2000.
  • Summers, Anthony and Swan, Robbyn. Sinatra- The Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.

B. Websites Consulted

  • wikipedia.org
  • bobdylan.com
  • franksinatra.com
  • imdb.com
  • youtube.com

C. Other

  • Contributions from Chloe Bloom, Molly Cohen, Michael Kelly, and others significantly inspired elements on this plate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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