Monday, January 22, 2018

Dylan Cover #309 Curtis Stigers "Things Have Changed" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a live cover by Curtis Stigers playing "Things Have Changed"
Jazzy January has invade Mondays! All this month we will check out various artists covering Dylan in a Jazz vibe, can you dig it daddy-o? 

Thoughts on Dylan's Original: 
One of Dylan's late career highlight is this haunting tune of isolating coldness that is sprinkled with some of his coolest vocal images and smirks. You can see him wheeling a lady down the street, drinking champagne with one and doing a creaky jitterbug. It can be the lighter side of "Love Sick" or a more urban update to "Mississippi" but even taken on it's own it is a hell of a slick tune. Unfortunately it was only released on the Wonder Boys soundtrack and not an official album, which is a let down, but it did win Dylan both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.  

(Shockingly we have made it to #309 in this series and this is the first time we are touching on this great tune)

Thoughts on Cover Artist: 
The Saxophonist/Vocalist Curtis Stigers has played with a host of pop stars and has moved into the pop realm covering tunes with a Jazz twist focusing more on his vocals. 

Thoughts on Cover:
This is a light Jazz cover of a great song. We could have gone for more sax on this version and less easy crooning. A great song but a limp, watered down, adult contemporary cover.

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