Monday, April 25, 2016

Dylan Cover #231 Buddy Guy - Lay Lady Lay

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Buddy Guy playing "Lay Lady Lay"
Every April our Dylan Cover Series focuses on artists playing The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. This year Buddy Guy will headline the Blues Tent on Saturday April 30th

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we addressed a cover of this tune:
Excellent track and the first time the world heard Dylan's new singing style, which would only last for Nashville Skyline. This song is the standout track from this album, it is a classic and so simple, yet sweet and timeless. One of Dylan's best tracks, this phase was the the closest to "country" he ever got and "Lay Lady Lay" is an overall fantastic piece of music.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Buddy Guy is a stone cold legend. He is a blues master, if you like Electric Blues you can't help but love Guy. One of our favorite performances of his was captured for the film Festival Express, that is worth checking out if you haven't.
Thoughts on Cover:
A really excellent cover that also showcases Anthony Hamilton vocal work. This one is smooth, fluid and I am sure Bob would love...well you can never be sure with Bob, but this one is a gem. 

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