Monday, August 20, 2018

Dylan Cover #338 Joey Vaughan "Thunder On the Mountain" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune comes from Joey Vaughan and is a live cover of "Thunder On The Mountain 

Thoughts on Dylan Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
The opening track on Dylan's 2006 album Modern Times, "Thunder On The Mountain" has all the ingredients of a classic; ingenious word play, a rhythmic backbone and some sweet fret work.  In my original review of Modern Times I quoted three sets of lyrics from this tune.  It is epic and fits in with the heavyweights of Dylan's past.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Had not heard of Mr. Vaughan before this week. He is a blues artist, Joey Vaughan has a youtube page with covers and originals.

Thoughts on Cover:
Not the easiest track to take on solo, but Vaughan does a stand up job. With a full band he could take this cover to the live stage, but as it stands it is a passionate attack on the Modern Times number. Vaughn sings and plays with style and accentuates things with a smile, appropriate for this song. 

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