Is It Rolling, Bob? Vol.1 - Various Artists

Ras Records

In 1965 Bob Dylan wrote an ode to a fallen debutante. His stinging chorus asked “How does it feel to be on your own like a rolling stone”. Dylan preferred to save his praise for those who would get up and stand up for their rights. Sound like another Bob you know? Dylan and Marley stood for many of the same principles which may explain why many of Jamaica’s biggest stars jumped at the chance to be a part of an exciting new album project called, “Is It Rolling Bob”, a reggae tribute to the music of Bob Dylan. Amazingly, many of Bob’s songs translate easily into the reggae vibe. Produced by the infamous Dr. Dread, Is It Rolling Bob? features the talents of Toots Hibert, Beres Hammond, Gregory Isaacs, JC Lodge, Michael Rose, The Mighty Diamonds with one of my favorites, Lay, Lady, Lay, and dancehall superstar, Sizzla with a tongue in cheek take on Dylan's stream of consciousness classic. On May 8th of '65, Dylan released a promotional film for his new single, Subterranean Homesick Blues, which pictured him holding up placards with key words from the lyric. It has the distinction of being THE very first music video. Keep watching for Sizzla's equally low-budget rendering