Bloggy Goodness: Amnesty’s Chimes Of Freedom

It would be safe to say that maybe other than The Beatles, no other artist has been covered as much, and by as many different and diverse artists as Bob Dylan. On January 24, the songs of Mr. Zimmerman will once again be interpreted for a new 80 song compilation, that will help celebrate and support the 50th anniversary of human rights organization Amnesty International. The four-disc set, entitled Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International, will feature 75 newly recorded tracks from arguably one of the most eclectic collection of artists, which ranges from old folkies (Peter Seeger, Joan Baez) to classic rockers (Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne) to indie-rockers (My Morning Jacket, Fistful Of Mercy) to pop acts (Ke$ha, Miley Cyrus), the full track list can be viewed here.

Finally, as we mentioned earlier this week,  The Chieftains will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2012, and will mark the milestone with a special concert an Carnegie Hall on St. Patrick’s Day. Well, the Irish folk rock act isn’t the only iconic band that will be celebrating half of century of making music, as the New Orleans institution the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will also be headlining a show of their own on January 7, with an impressive roster of special guests at the legendary venue. Among the confirmed guests set to join Pres Hall for this special night will be My Morning Jacket, Del McCoury Band, Allen Toussaint, Trombone Shorty, Mos Def and the Blind Boys Of Alabama, with additional guests expected to join in on the festivities. Tickets go on-sale on December 2 and will be available via Carnegie Hall’s website, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or at the Carnegie Hall box office at 57th street and 7th avenue. Check out this short trailer for the concert…

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