Monday, April 29, 2019

Dylan Cover #373 Samantha Fish "In My Time Of Dyin'" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's artists, Samantha Fish performing a live cover of "In My Time Of Dyin'" 
This month we have a special focus on Artists who will be playing the 2019 Jazzfest in New Orleans. Today we highlight, Samantha Fish who plays this Thursday, on the Main Stage May 2nd.

Thoughts on Dylan Original
Technically this is cheating as it is not a Dylan original, however he recorded it on his debut album, 1962's Bob Dylan. Originals and variations of the lyrics/singing seem to date back to the 1920's but those are only recordings or transcriptions, odds are the song was handed down much earlier then that. On Dylan's studio version there is this great quote:
Dylan had never sung 'In My Time of Dyin' ' prior to this recording session. He does not recall where he first heard it. The guitar is fretted with the lipstick holder [ makeshift slide ] he borrowed from his girl, Suze Rotolo, who sat devotedly and wide-eyed through the recording session
Wide eyed indeed. He titled his version of this tune "In My Time of Dyin'" so today we are going to go with this one.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is RtBE's first exposure to Samantha Fish and this is just example 1,383 of why we love doing this series, finding amazing guitarists/singers/performers like Ms. Fish who are supremely talented.

Thoughts on Cover:
A powerful moving cover of this deeply passionate song finds Fish singing and playing her cigar box guitar with gusto. Fishes slide playing is dynamite, as is her singing RtBE will need to dive more into her. Thankfully her schedule is chock full when it comes to playing all this week in New Orleans around Jazzfest, and we hope to catch her, can't wait to see her perform.

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