Monday, October 9, 2017

Dylan Cover #296 Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir "Gotta Serve Somebody"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir playing "Gotta Serve Somebody":

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
This powerful call of hell-fire and brimstone rained down from the mountaintop as Dylan proclaimed his faith proudly, and this was the first song that most of the public heard confirming the fact that Bob did indeed "Go Jesus". It is point and fact with its belief and message. You gotta serve somebody... can't be simpler then that when it comes to faith can it? The original has a driving beat and a propulsion to it that sounds urgent, but not as urgent as Bob sings, reinforcing the proclamation through his powerful lyrics and leaving no man or woman on the sidelines...he brings everyone into this spiritual battle, and whatever your beliefs it is impossible not to feel Bob is committed as he runs through the verses and chorus.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
We have not heard the Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir before but it is pretty easy to see just from their name who they are. For more info check them out.

Thoughts on Cover:
"Gotta Serve Somebody" is perfect for any form of gospel choir and this one from down under tackles it with grace and class.

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