On 17/07/06, Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:
> Dylan was found by John Hammond.The same guy who had previously
> discovered Benny Goodman, Bessie Smith,Count Basie,Billie Holiday,and
> Pete Seeger,amoung others.Columbia Records pretty much respected his
> judgement,by 1961,and pretty much gave him carte blanche to sign
> whoever he wanted.
The book "John Hammond On the Record" is well worth reading.
> As for Nirvana,many people do not realize A) Kurt Cobain was quite
> the record collector,and student of rock history.Pull up a list of the
> songs he recorded,by other people,especially on the bootlegs.B)Nirvana
> were unlike anything around at the time,but they were a real
> throwback,to a lot of lesser-known bands,from the early 70s, who were
> combining metal,punk,and folk-rock.
> Roger Kulp
> phillip holmes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I agree, but it takes someone with some vision (and clout) to sign
> people like Bob Dylan. I remember the first time I heard Nirvana. It
> was pretty radically different than anything else on the radio. Two
> years later everything sounded like Nirvana. And most garage bands
> sound different from the next one. But most of those bands won't get
> polished enough to get a record contract.
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