Bob Dylan

This past Friday, WAER launced a four-part series diving into music discovery called Sounds of the Season.  With Summertime in full swing the season for new music is upon us and throughout the month of July,  host Kevin Kloss hopes to introduce listeners to new music. 

Each week features a different guest to discuss their approach to new music discovery and highlight some musical artists they encourage us to check out. The series launced by speaking with Syracuse University Professor David Yaffe. David, has quite the history of music commentary and has penned books regarding Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. He joined the program to lay a foundational understanding of the current state of music consumption.

Hear our conversation with David Yaffe below, and check out the listing of songs played during the original broadcast.

You can hear Sounds of the Season each Friday in July at 8pm on WAER.


Tom Honan

Music fans who go to see Bob Dylan Sunday at the Lakeview Amphitheater might very well hear songs written by Syracuse native Son Jimmy Van Heusen.  Dylan has been playing music from Van Heusen’s heyday, the Great American Songbook, on recent albums and in recent concerts. 

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Brook Babcock is Van Heusen’s great nephew and oversees the music catalog.  He says Dylan has recorded 10 Van Heusen songs n recent albums, 8 on the latest release called Triplicate, a three-record vinyl set.