Monday, January 29, 2018

Dylan Cover #310 Siamese Jazz Club "I Shall Be Released" 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 Siamese Jazz Club playing "I Shall Be Released"

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 Cover:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
"I Shall Be Released" has been covered by too many artists to count and with reason; it is a masterpiece.  A simple song that will forever be etched in Rock Legend as it ended perhaps the best concert in recent pop music The Last Waltz. The Band are always connected to the tune as Dylan wrote it during those amazing days playing with the group up at Big Pink in the Catskills and the group released it on their first album. Gospel in nature the song is about salvation that can be certain, and each listener (and performer) can add their own personal feelings into the sketch, perfect for covering, especially live.   


Thoughts on Cover Artist: 
This is the first we are finding out about the Siamese Jazz Club who have since changed their name to Siamese Sound Club. The group also now plays as a trio and are based in Asheville. 

Thoughts on Cover:
A mix of gospel, Jazz singing and folksie playing moves us from Jazzy January covers back towards our normal focus next month. A strong vocal, if a touch overdone, but the song demands drama and Siamese Jazz Club delivers.   

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