Monday, June 26, 2017

Dylan Cover #281 Georgia Whiting - "My Back Pages"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Georgia Whiting of "My Back Pages"
Thoughts on Dylan Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
The original has taken upon itself a cultural importance, and the chorus has simply become iconic. I doubt Dylan intended such, but it toes the line of out and out protest and illustrative questions. He puts down everyone from evangelists to girls, but the language snakes and flows so magically that it doesn't seem as harsh as "Positively 4th St" or "Ballad in Plain D". The sense of exhaling desperation or at least the realization that age confuses things even more seems to be what I take from this tune after each listen, but things can change...or can they?


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
We do not know Ms. Whiting. We found a short bio of her from
I'm of Italian Scottish American heritage and was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, where I attended the Conservatory Of Music. I'm presently working on new video of "Summertime" from my CD for Youtube, rehearsing with my band, and looking forward to performing live very soon. Check out my video of "My Back Pages" on youtube My website is: and hear my CD "LIBERTY" (2011) at:
Thoughts on Cover:
It is a straight ahead version of the song with pop influences and a pretty vocal. Not much different and not much to critique but a fine take. 

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