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Song of weekend: 50th anniversary of lonesome death of Hattie Carroll
First Published Feb 08 2013 11:10 am • Last Updated Feb 13 2013 05:29 pm

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Feb. 9 1963 death of a 51-year-old barmaid at a soceity event held at Baltimore's Emerson Hotel, which was immortalized in Bob Dylan's moving "The Loneseom Death of Hattie Carroll."

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The song was recorded later that year in October and released on the "The Times They Are a-Changing" album released in January 1964.

To hear a recent re-imagining of the song, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTuS5lNGkOw&list=UUeXbA8836xq3_YUzgHvMznw&index=4

Thanks to the talented New York musician Steve Vitoff for bringing this to my attention. His YouTube channel is

http://www.youtube.com/user/SteveonLI?feature=mhee.




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