We’ve finally nailed down the complete list of entries for Michael Gray’s Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, which will be publishing in June. If you’re so inclined, you can pre-order the book here. I hope I’ll be able to post the occasional entry from this astonishing book on here over the coming months.

Here’s the list:

Aaronson, Kenny
Abrams, Harvey
Ace, Johnny
Acuff, Roy
Aikens, Bill
Alarm, The
Alexander, Arthur
Alk, Howard
‘All Along the Watchtower’
Allen, Colin
Allen, Woody
Allison, Mose
Alvin, Dave
‘Am I Your Stepchild?’
American Civil War in World Gone Wrong, the
American Folk Music
Andersen, Karl Erik
Animals, the
Annie Hall, dismissal of Dylan in
Another Side of Bob Dylan
Anthology of American Folk Music
Armstrong, Gillian
Arnold, Jerome
Aronowitz, Al
Artes, Mary Alice
‘Arthur McBride’
artists v. critics
Asch, Moses
Ashley, Clarence
Auden, W.H.
audience members performing with Dylan
Aufray, Hugues
Augustine, St.
Austrian Bob Dylan Convention, the

‘Baby Let Me Follow You Down’
Baez, Joan
Baker, Arthur
Baldwin, John
Ball, Gordon
Band, The
Bangs, Lester, Black Panthers & Bob
Barker, Derek & Tracy
Basement Tapes, The
Baudelaire, Charles
Bauldie, John
Baxter, Bucky
Bayer Sager, Carole
Beatles, The
Beats, The
Beckett, Barry
Beecher, Bonnie
Before the Flood
being unable to die
Belafonte, Harry
‘Belle Isle’
Berry, Chuck
Best of Bob Dylan, The [version 1]
Best of Bob Dylan, The [version 2]
Best of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, The
Betts, Dickie
biblical text, Dylan’s capacity for modernising
Bikel, Theodore
Bjorner, Olof
Blackwell, Chuck
Blade, Brian
Blake, Norman
Blake, William
Blake, William, beat/hippie revival of
Blakley, Ronee
Blind Blake
‘Blind Willie McTell’
Blonde on Blonde
Blood on the Tracks

Bloomfield, Mike
Blow, Kurtis
‘Blowin’ in the Wind’
Blue, David
blues, external signals of Dylan’s interest in
blues lines smuggled into Dylan lyrics
blues, the, inequality of reward in
Blues Project, The
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan at Budokan
Bob Dylan Scrapbook, The
Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits
Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II
Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. 3

book endorsements, unfortunate
Booker T.
Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, The
Bootleg Series Vol. 4, The
Bootleg Series Vol. 5, The
Bootleg Series Vol. 6, The
Bootleg Series Vol. 7, The

‘Born Again’ period, the, a slow train coming to
‘Born Again’ period, the
Bowden, Betsy
Brady, Paul
Brecht, Bertoldt
Bremser, Ray
Bridge, The
Bringing It All Back Home

Bromberg, David
Broonzy, Big Bill
Brown, Richard Rabbit
Browning, Robert
‘Brownsville Girl’
Bruce, Jack
Bruce, Lenny
Brumley, Albert E.
Bruton, Steve
‘Buckets of Rain’
Bucklen, John
Bunyan, John
Burke, Gary
Burnett, T-Bone
Burnette, Billy
Burton, James
Butler, Keith
Butterfield, Paul
Buttrey, Kenny
Byatt, A.S.
‘Bye and Bye’
Byrds, the

Cage, Buddy
‘Call Letter Blues’
Campbell, Larry
Campbell, Mike
‘Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?’
Cannon, Gus
Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden
Carmichael, Hoagy
Carradine, William
Carroll, Lewis
Carter Family, the
Carter, Rubin Hurricane
Cartwright, Bert
Cash, Johnny
Castner, Flo & Lynn
Chabad telethons
Chandler, Len
Chapman, Tracy
Charles, Bobby
Charles, Larry
Charles, Ray
Charters, Samuel B.
Child, F.J.
Chronicles [album]
Chronicles [book]
Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
Clapton, Eric
Clark, Alan
Clark, Charles Badger
Clayton, Paul
Clinch Mountain Boys, the
Cohen, John
Cohen, Leonard
Collins, Judy
‘Columbus Stockade Blues’
Conley, Walt
Cooke, Sam
Coolidge, Rita
Cooper, Ray
Coopers & Lybrand
co-option of real music by advertising, the
‘Copper Kettle’
Corcoran, Neil
Cordwell, John
‘Corrina Corrina’
Corso, Gregory
Costello, Elvis
Cott, Jonathan
Cotten, Elizabeth
country music, Dylan’s early interest in
‘Covenant Woman’ & ‘Pretty Boy Floyd’
Crackers, the
Crooks, Richard
Crosby, David
Cross, Billy
‘’Cross the Green Mountain’
Crow, Sheryl
Crowe, Cameron
Crudup, Arthur ‘Big Boy’
Cruzados, the
cummings, e.e.

Daniels, Charlie
Danko, Rick
Darby & Tarlton
Darby, Tom
Davis, Blind Gary
Davis, Jesse Ed
Davis, Rev. Gary, the
Day, Aidan
Deevoy, Adrian
Dennis, Carolyn
Desolation Row Information Service, the
Dharma and Greg
Diamond, Neil
Diaz, Cesar
Diddley, Bo
Digby, Sir Everard
Dignity [fanzine]
Domino, Fats
‘Do Right to Me Baby’
Donne, John
‘Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight’
Don’t Look Back
Dorsey, Thomas A.
Douglas, Steve
Down in the Groove
Drake, Pete
Drawn Blank
Drummond, Tim
Duluth, MN
Dunbar, Sly
Dundas, Glen
Dunn, Tim
Dylan [album]
Dylan & The Dead
Dylan, Anna
Dylan being ‘bored’ by his acoustic material 1965-66, the myth of
Dylan, Bob, family background of
Dylan in books of quotations
Dylan interpreters
Dylan, Jakob
Dylan, Jesse
Dylan Liberation Front
Dylan, Maria
Dylan, Samuel
Dylan, Sara

earliest blues & gospel recordings, Dylan’s
earliest extant recordings, Dylan’s
‘Early Morning Rain’
Eat the Document
Ecclesiastes, Dylan’s use of
Eliot, T.S.
Elliott, Ramblin’ Jack
‘Emotionally Yours’
Empire Burlesque
Engel, Dave
Epstein, Howie
Essential Bob Dylan, The
Estes, Sleepy John
Everly Brothers, the
Evers, Medgar
‘Every Grain of Sand’, non-Blake elements
Ezekiel, Dylan’s use of

Far from the Madding Crowd
‘Farewell Angelina’
Fariña, Richard
Fariña, Mimi
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
film dialogue in Dylan lyrics
first extant recordings, Dylan’s
Flatt & Scruggs
folk and sophisticated culture, links between
folk music, American, four main types
folk music, American, black
folk music, American, Cowboy
folk music, American, Southern Poor White
folk music, American, Yankee
Folkways Records
Forryan, Robert
Foster, Stephen
‘4th Time Around’
Fraser, Alan
Freedom Singers, the
Freeman, Denny
Freeman, Eddie
Freewheelin’ [album]
Freewheelin’ [album withdrawn]
Freewheelin’ [fanzine]
Fremerman, Elana
French symbolist poets, the
Fried, Hans
Friedman, Kinky
Frizzell, Lefty
‘Froggie Went a-Courtin’’
frying an egg on stage, the prospect of
Fuller, Blind Boy
Fuller, Jesse

‘gal shaped just like a frog’
Gant, Sandy
Garcia, Jerry
Garnier, Tony
Geldof, Bob
Genet, Jean
‘George Jackson’
Georgia Tom
Gershwin, George & Ira
Gibson, Don
Ginsberg, Allen
Gleason, Ralph J.
Glover, Tony
Gods and Generals
Goffin, Gerry
Goldberg, Barry
Goldberg, Steven
Goldstein, Harvey
‘Gonna Change My Way of Thinking’ [2003 version]
Good as I Been to You
Gooding, Cynthia
Goodman, Steve
Gorgoni, Al
‘Gotta Serve Somebody’
Gover, Robert
grandma & Walpole’s cat
Grateful Dead, the
Graves, Robert
Gray, Michael
Green, Al
Green, Keith
Greenbriar Boys, the
Greenwood MS, Dylan’s visit to
Gregg, Bobby
Griffin, Paul
Griffith, Nanci
Grisman, David
‘Groom’s Still Waiting At the Altar, The’
Grossman, Albert
guitars, Bob Dylan’s, acoustic
guitars, Bob Dylan’s, electric
Guthrie, Arlo
Guthrie, Woody

Haggard, Merle
Hajdu, David
Hall, Bobbye
Hammond, John
Hammond, John Jr.
‘Handy Dandy’
‘Hard Times’
Harding, John Wesley
Hard Rain [album]
Hard Rain [TV Special]
Hare, David
Harris, Emmylou
Harrison, George
Harvey, Todd
Havis, Regina
Hawkins, Ronnie
Hawks, The
Hayward, Richie
Helm, Levon
Helstrom, Echo
Hendrix, Jimi
Herald, John
Herdman, John
heroes, special cowboy fondness for, and ‘John Wesley Harding’
Herron, Don
Hester, Carolyn
Heylin, Clinton
Hibbing, MN
Hibbing rock’n’rollers
Highway 61
Highway 61 Revisited
Himmelman, Maria
Himmelman, Peter
Hinchey, John
Hinton, Nigel
Holly, Buddy
Homer, the slut
‘Honey Just Allow Me One More Chance’
Hooker, John Lee
Hornby, Nick
Horowitz, David
‘Horseman & the Twist-Up Gang’
House, Son
Houston, Cisco
‘how be it?’
Howlin’ Wolf
Hudson, Garth
Humphries, Patrick
Hunter, Robert
Hurt, Mississippi John

Jackson, George
Jackson, Jim
Jackson, John
Jagger, Mick
‘James Alley Blues’
James, Skip
Jean, Wyclef
Jefferson, Blind Lemon
Jesus v. Springsteen
‘Jim Jones’
John, Elton
John Wesley Harding
‘John Wesley Harding’
Johnnie & Jack
Johnson, Blind Willie
Johnson, Lonnie
Johnson, Robert
Johnston, Bob
‘Jokerman’ [song]
Jones, Curtis
Jones, Evan
Jones, Mickey
Jones, Norah
Judas! [fanzine]
‘Judas!’ [shout]
‘Jumpin’ Judy’

Kafka, Franz
Kalb, Danny
Kangas, Ric
Karlin, Danny
Keats v. Dylan
Keenan, Larry
Kegan, Larry
Kelly, Roy
Kelly, Terry
Keltner, Jim
Kemp, Louis
Kemper, David
Kerouac, Jack
Kershaw, Doug
Kibbutz Ein Dor, Dylan visit to
Kimball, Stuart
King, Carole
King, Clydie
Kirkland, Sally
kisses and silver
Knocked Out Loaded
Knopfler, Mark
Koella, Freddy
Koerner, Spider John
Köhler, Robert
Konikoff, Sandy
Kooper, Al
Kramer, Daniel
Kristofferson, Kris
Krogsgaard, Michael
Kunkel, Russ
Kweskin, Jim

LaFarge, Pete
Landau, Jon
Langhorne, Bruce
Lanois, Daniel
‘Lay Down Your Weary Tune’
Lay, Sam
Ledbetter, Huddie
Lee, C.P.
Lee, William E.
‘Legionnaire’s Disease’
Lennon, John
‘Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat’
Lesh, Phil
‘Let’s Keep It Between Us’
Levy, Dan
Levy, Jacques
Lewis, Furry
Lewis, Jerry Lee
Lightfoot, Gordon
Lightnin’ Hopkins
‘Like A Rolling Stone’
Lindley, John
‘lion lies down with the lamb, the’
Lipscomb, Mance
Little Richard
‘Little Sadie’
Live Aid
Live At The Gaslight 1962
Lofgren, Nils
Lomax, Alan
Lone Justice
Lonely Crowd, The
‘loon, crazy as a’
Lord Buckley
“Love and Theft”
‘Love Henry’
‘Love Sick’
Lovelle, Herb
lowlands, the
Lynch, Stan
Lynne, Jeff

MacColl, Ewan
MacLeish, Archibald
McCartney, Paul
McCoy, Charlie
McCrary Brown, Regina
McGhee, Brownie
McGrath, Scott
McGregor, Craig
McGuinn, Roger
McLagan, Ian
McLuhan, Marshall
McTell, Blind Willie
Madhouse On Castle Street, The
Mansfield, David
Manuel, Richard
Marcus, Greil
Marquand, Richard
Marqusee, Mike
Marsalis, Wynton
Masked & Anonymous

Mayall, John
Mellers, Wilfred
‘Memphis Blues Again’
Memphis Minnie
Memphis Slim
Meyers, Augie
Midler, Bette
‘Midnight Special’
Mississippi Sheiks, the
Mitchell, Joni
‘money doesn’t talk’
More Bob Dylan Greatest Hits
Morrison, Van
Morton, Dave
Moss, Wayne
Motion, Andrew
MTV Unplugged [album]
MTV Unplugged
Muddy Waters
Muhammad Ali
Muir, Andrew
Muldaur, Geoff
Muldaur, Maria
Murphy, Elliott
musical accompanists to Dylan, other
musicians’ enthusiasm for latest Dylan album, perennial

‘Naomi Wise’
Nashville c.1960, influence of, the
Nashville Skyline
Nelson, Paul
Nelson, Ricky
Nelson, Willie
Neuwirth, Bob
Neville, Aaron
New Lost City Ramblers, the
New Morning
New World Singers, the
Newport Folk Festivals
Nicholson, Jack
1964 car ride through America, the
1965 electric concerts, the
1965-66, life, Dylan, pop & the UK charts
Nobel Prize for Literature, Dylan and the
No Direction Home [film]
North Country [film]
‘Not Dark Yet’
nursery rhyme, Dylan’s use of, an introduction
nursery rhyme, Dylan’s use of before 1990
nursery rhyme, Dylan’s use of on Under the Red Sky

O’Brien, Brendan
Ochs, Phil
‘Off The Top Of My Head’
Oh Mercy
Oldham, Spooner
‘Omie Wise’
‘On The Street Where You Live’
‘Open The Door, Homer’
Orbison, Roy
Østrem, Eyolf
Owens, Frank

Pagel, Bill
Paley, Tom
Pankake, Jon
Parker, Christopher
Parker, Little Junior
Parking Meter
Pasqua, Alan
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid [album]
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid [film]
Patchen, Kenneth
‘Peace In The Valley’
Peckinpah, Sam
Pelto, Gretel
Pennebaker, D.A.
‘People Get Ready’
Perkins, Carl
Peter, Paul & Mary
Petty, Tom
Pichaske, David
Pickering, Stephen
Planet Waves
Planet Waves, disappearing sleevenotes, the
Plugz, The
‘Pneumonia Ceilings’
Poe, Edgar Allan
poems on Bob Dylan
poets on Bob Dylan
Pomarède, Michel
Pomus, Doc
pop 1960-62: not all hopeless
post-war blues, Dylan’s ways of accessing
Pound, Ezra
‘Precious Angel’
Presley, Elvis
pre-20th Century American poetry
pre-war blues and poststructuralism
pre-war blues, Dylan’s use of, an introduction
pre-war blues, Dylan’s ways of accessing
Prine, John
Price, Alan
pseudonyms used by Dylan

Quebec, Madelyn
Queens of Rhythm
Quintana, Charlie
‘Quit Your Low-Down Ways’

Rabbit Brown
radical political activity in 1960s-70s US, strange disappearance of, the
Raeben, Norman
Railroad Theme, classic, the, in Dylan’s work
Raney, Wayne
Ray, Dave
Reagon, Bernice Johnson
Real Live
Receli, George
recording quality and cynicism
Reed, Jimmy
Reed, Lou
Regan, Ken
re-interpretation and renewal in Dylan’s work
Renaldo & Clara
repertoire, Dylan’s early, unsuited to commercial radio
Ribakove, Sy & Barbara
Richard(s), Keith
Ricks, Christopher
ridin’ the blinds without Robert Johnson
Riley, Billy Lee
Rimbaud, Arthur
Ringwald, Molly
Rinzler, Alan
Rinzler, Ralph
Ripley, Steve
Rivera, Scarlet
Rix, Luther
Robbins, Hargus ‘Pig’
Robertson, Robbie
Robinson, Edward Arlington
Robinson, Smokey
Rodgers, Jimmie
Rogers, Weldon
Rolling Stone, London office of
Rolling Stones, The
‘Romance In Durango’
Romney, Jahanara
Ronson, Mick
Rosato, Arthur
Rosen, Jeff
Rotolo, Suze
‘Royal Canal, the’
rumoured songs by Bob Dylan
Russell, Leon
Rutman, Howard

Sager, Carole Bayer
Sahm, Doug
‘Sally Sue Brown’
Sandburg, Carl
Santana, Carlos
Savakus, Russ
Saville, Philip
Scaduto, Anthony
Schatzberg, Jerry
Scheff, Jerry
Schleser, Burkhard
Scobie, Stephen
Scorsese, Martin
Scott, Jack
Sebastian, John
Sedgwick, Edie
Seeger, Mike
Seeger, Pete
Seger, Bob
Self Portrait
Sellers, Brother John
Sexton, Charlie
Shakespeare in “Love and Theft”
Shakespeare, Robbie
Shelton, Robert
Shepard, Sam
Shot Of Love
Silber, Irwin
Simmons, Gene
Simon, Paul
Sinatra, Frank
Sloman, Larry
Slow Train Coming
Sly & Robbie
Smith, G.E.
Smith, Harry
Smith, Patti
Smith, Warren
Smith, Willie
Snerd, Mortimer J.
Snow, Hank
Soles, Steven
‘Solid Rock’
song in the history of English Literature
‘Song To Woody’
Sopranos, The
Sounes, Howard
South, Joe
‘Spanish Harlem Incident’
Spector, Phil
Spitz, Bob
Spivey, Victoria
Spoelstra, Mark
Springs, Helena
Springsteen, Bruce
St. Andrews University Honorary Degree ceremony
Stace, Wes
Staehely, John
Stanley Brothers, the
Stanley, Ralph
Stanton, Harry Dean
Staple Singers, the
Staples, Mavis
Starr, Ringo
Stewart, Dave
Stewart, Maeretha
Stibal, Brian
Stokes, Frank
Stone/Edelstein family, the
Stoner, Rob
Stookey, Noel
Street Legal
Strzelecki, Henry
‘Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again’
Styble, Bryan
Sutton, Greg
Svensson, Christer
Sweden, king of [Carl Gustav XVI]
symbolist poets, French, the

Tackett, Fred
Talkin’ Bob Zimmerman Blues [fanzine]
‘Tangled Up In Blue’
Tarlton, Jimmie
Taylor, Mick
Tedeschi, David
Telegraph, The
telegraphy and the religious imagination
Tench, Benmont
Terry, Sonny
‘Things Have Changed’
‘This Train’
‘This Wheel’s On Fire’
Thomas, Henry
Thompson, Hunter S.
Thompson, Richard
Thompson, Toby
Time Out Of Mind
Times They Are A-Changin’, The

‘Times They Are A-Changin’, The’
Titanic, the [ship]
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
‘Tomorrow Is A Long Time’
Trager, Oliver
Traum, Happy
Traveling Wilburys, The
Travers, Mary
‘Trouble In Mind’
Turner, Gil
Twitty, Conway
‘Two Soldiers’

‘Uncle John’s Bongos’
Under The Red Sky
‘Under The Red Sky’
Updike, John

Valens, Ritchie
Van Ronk, Dave
Van Zandt, Steve
Vaughan, Jimmie
Vaughan, Stevie Ray
Vee, Bobby
Verlaine, Paul
Vesely, Rainer
Victoria’s Secret
Villon, Francois
Vincent, Gene
Vineyard Christian Fellowship, the
Vites, Paolo
Von Schmidt, Eric

Wallace, Ian
Wallflowers, The
Warhol, Andy
Warnes, Jennifer
Was, David
Was, Don
Watson, Doc
Watson, Winston
Weberman, A.J.
Weir, Bob
Weissberg, Eric
Wenner, Jan and unloading heads
Wexler, Jerry
‘What Can I Do For You?’
‘Whatcha Gonna Do’
‘wheels of fire’
‘When He Returns’
‘When The Ship Comes In’
‘Which Side Are You On?’
Whitaker, Dave
White, Bukka
Whitman, Walt
Wilentz, Sean
Williams, Big Joe
Williams, William Carlos
Williams, Hank
Williams, Paul
Williamson, Nigel
Willis, Chuck
Wilmer, Val
Wilson, Brian
Wilson, Tom
Wissolik, Richard David
Withers, Pick
Witting, Robin
Wonder, Stevie
Wood, Ron
Woodstock II
Woodward, Ian
words and music, relationship of
World Gone Wrong
Wraith, John & Wyvil, Mike
Wyeth, Howie
Wynton Marsalis Septet, the

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Yarrow, Pete
years Dylan didn’t tour
Yearwood, Trisha
Yellin, Bob
Yoakam, Dwight
Young, Izzy
Young, Neil
Young, Terry

Zappa, Frank
Zevon, Warren
Zimmerman Blues
Zimmerman, David
Zimmerman family, the

3 thoughts on “Dylanica”

  1. Thanks Bryan. All of this is covered in the book – the entry for “Brian Stibal” is merely a cross-reference to the main entry, Bryan Styble.And the eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that we omitted the letter “I” from this list. Sorry about that.

  2. Thanks for listing me in your index to Michael Gray’s forthcoming Dylan Encyclopedia.Please be advised that Brian Stibal, the name under which I published “Zimmerman Blues” 1975-1979, had its spelling legally changed to Bryan Styble in 1982, so that all you Dylan fans worldwide would (hopefully) cease mispronouncing my surname (as if it had a “short i”, which it doesn’t and never did).Bryan Styble is, accordingly, the name that I’ve been professionally broadcasting under ever since 1982, and indeed is what, to this day, I remain known as to my radio audiences as well as to those who read my occasional published magazine and newpaper pieces regarding the amazing body of work of the most remarkable recording artist in history.Sincerely,BRYAN STYBLE/SeattleKIRO Newstalk Radiobroadcast schedule and live streaming info

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