Monday, October 7, 2013

Dylan Cover #107 Jack Of Diamonds "Maggies Farm"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune comes from the Jacks Of Diamond and is a live cover of "Maggie's Farm"

Thought's on Original:
From the first time we reviewed a cover of this tune:
"Maggie's Farm" is classic Dylan, everyone thinks they know what it's about and they are sure they are right, but they all think different things.  I will confess I like the sped up Electric version from Newport Folk Festival that caused the end of popular folk music (in theory) and really solidified Dylan's pop music career.  It is a great tune and really flows in lots of forms... 

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
I have never heard of Jack Of Diamonds, but from their youtube page it seems that they are an Israeli Bluegrass themed band, here is their Facebook page for more info.
Thoughts on Cover:
Bluegrass live straight ahead rambling fits this tune perfectly and while not earth shattering it is a solid run through of the old folkie tune. If anything the band is channeling the Bard with the nasal delivery and loose tone, not a bad thing, just not super inventive either.  
Grade: C+

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