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Jun 27, 2023Liked by Ray Padgett

Congratulations, Ray. This looks terrific. Two questions, if I may: Was there anyone you wanted to interview, but could not? Declined for some reason? And, second, curious why you included Mr. Soy Bomb among your interviews? Best of luck with the book!

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Jun 27, 2023Liked by Ray Padgett

Just ordered my copy from Amazon--can't wait to get it! If you do a volume 2, or maybe for the blog, you should seek out Dave Alvin, he told me he jammed and recorded with Dylan. Steve Soles and Blake Mills are a couple of other guitar slingers I'd love to hear from. And Elana Fremerman/James, who played with the band for a couple of weeks would be interesting.

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Can't believe you had to do this without mainstream or even "off-Broadway" publisher support. This looks like a winner to me, Ray. I'm buying.

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Jun 30, 2023Liked by Ray Padgett

Well, the book came this morning and I dug right in, reading interviews with a lot of my favorite musicians, like Larry Campbell, Benmont Tench and Jim Keltner. Just amazing stuff in there. Congratulations on creating the latest essential Dylan book. You're a first rate interviewer and did a great job! (Plus, it's really well edited, haven't come across any typos.)

One question: is Jeff Kramer still managing Dylan, or is it Jeff Rosen now? Seeing a lot of mentions of Kramer in there. Can you give a timeline?

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Pledging legend

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Love the list of musicians in the TOC. Looking forward to reading this. When you start compiling interviews for volume 2, my vote is for Patti Smith

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For any who haven't bought yet, trust me: this book rocks. (I was the designer and also the last of 3 copy editors - so I read every word, multiple times !)

Too many great anecdotes, insights, quotes, and stories to count. I've read dozens and dozens of Dylan books so far - probably more than 40 - and this is in the upper echelon. Well done, Ray.

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Awesome!!!! Can’t wait for my copy

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This looks like a great book and I am looking forward to reading it. I was surprised that G.E. Smith was not included with all the other great players that have played with Dylan over the years.

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Can't believe you had to do this without mainstream or even "off-Broadway" publisher support. This looks like a winner to me, Ray. I'm buying. Sorry for the duplication: I haven't figured out "also publish to Notes yet"!

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