Monday, January 5, 2015

Dylan Cover #171 Stan Getz "Blowin' In The Wind"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Stan Getz playing "Blowin' In The Wind"
Jazzy January has invade Mondays! All month we will check out covers of Dylan with a Jazz vibe, can you dig it daddy-o? The Voice, Stan Getz gets first shot at a classic to start the month off proper.

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
The classic Dylan song, if you asked 100 people to name you the first Bob Dylan song they thought of, or his best known song, I am guessing 95-99 of them would answer "Blowin' In The Wind".  It is an epic, vital song in the history of recorded music.  The lyrics tell a stirring tale, the melody is enchanting, it is pretty spot on perfect, and when it originally came out if announced to the world the greatness that was Bob Dylan.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Stan Getz is famous for his smooth sax and "The Girl From Ipanema" past that and what we saw in Ken Burns Jazz we aren't too familiar with Getz, but he does have a sweet smooth tone. 

Thoughts on Cover
A stately way to kick start the new year of Dylan covers with a Jazz vibe. Pretty easy listening and while we can do without the orchestra we understand why it is there. Enjoy.

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