Monday, November 24, 2014

Dylan Cover #165 Chet Atkins & Terry McMillan "Don't Think Twice It's Alright"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune comes from the Chet Atkins & Terry McMillan and is a live cover of "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" 
Thought's on Original:
From the first time we reviewed a cover of this tune:
Yet another one of the mega-Dylan tunes that we haven't covered someone else covering on this site (got that covered?).  Hard to believe because this song is so iconic and flat out awesome.  Biting and yet not bitter, a toss off of the grandest proportions, "Don' Think Twice" is epic and yet so straight forwardly simple.  It easily ranks as one of the bard's best works, truly a classic.  
Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Like another version of this song we talked about, Chet Atkins is one of the very few in this series who probably influenced a young Bob Dylan himself as he is a country music legend. Here he is playing with the late great Terry McMillan on harmonica and that boy can blow.  
Thoughts on Cover:
Beautiful. That is the word that comes to mind when I hear this cover. It is restrained and gorgeous, better off for being simply instrumental. It is a brilliant live cover, never simple but easy flowing. Hopefully like this work week for all of you, enjoy.    

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