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"Bob Dylan" by Keith Negus

Susan Sliwicki reviews “Bob Dylan” by Keith Negus.

This pocket-sized volume explores in detail the charactersitics of Dylan’s songs that have received less of the limelight ��melody, rhythm, instrumental texture and the folk singer’s performing voice. The book’s approach is very clinical and almost term-paperish. The book’s index and album discography are plusses, but the discography really only documents U.S. releases, and it’s not exhaustive.

A handful of photos — including shots of Dylan performing as a protest singer and onstage with The Grateful Dead and The Band — are included.