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Rev. Gary Davis in Down the Tracks: Bob Dylan

Down the Tracks: The Music That Influenced Bob Dylan

2008 NR

Just as Bob Dylan has inspired four decades of musicians, so too was his own musical style influenced by those who came before him. This documentary profiles the folk performers who had the greatest impact on Dylan's early career. Leadbelly, Pete Seeger, Mississippi John Hurt and other musicians appear in vintage clips, while special focus is given to Woody Guthrie, whose bond with Dylan is reflected in nearly all of Dylan's music.