A couple of weeks ago I posted about the worst cover song of all time, America as recorded by Yes. Before anyone gets the idea that I think that a cover song has to be a note for note rendition to be good, I offer up today’s bonus edition of Two’Fer Tuesday which features three great cover versions of All Along The Watchtower each of which is unique. First up is Bob Dylan’s original version of the song.
The first, and probably most well known cover of the song, is from Jimi Hendrix. An amazing performance by an amazing artist. In my opinion this version is better than the original.
Next up is a great version by a very much under rated Dave Mason. While very much guitar driven like Jimi’s version, I think this one has a different feel to it.
My final version of the song is a 1o + minute version by Neil Young. Old Black was screaming on this rendition and I absolutely love it.
Send me a comment and let me know which version you prefer!
No…….this is not your parent’s Little Drummer Boy. Watch and listen as Jimi Hendrix plays a bit of this classic Holiday song….
Your surprise gift tonight is some wonderful video of Jimi and the Rolling Stones. Really good stuff! The background music to this video features Jimi on guitar and ?. The question mark is there because the other players on the music are a matter of controversy. Depending on who you believe the other musicians included some combination of Brian Jones, Dave Mason, Noel Redding, and Mitch Mitchell.
For what it’s worth, my money is on Jimi, Brian Jones, Noel Redding, and Mitch Mitchell. Noel later released a version of this song with vocals that you can find on You Tube if interested.
This is my second of four Friday Word of the week posts focused on the root word “dream”. I like the songs in this post a lot…a little spacey, a little moody, and a great duo. Who could ask for more? As always let me know what you think.
Daydream – Robin Trower
Rainy Day, Dream Away – Jimi Hendrix Experience
Your Wildest Dreams – Moody Blues
Beyond My Wildest Dreams – Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris
Still dreaming of a second term for President Obama! How about you?