Monday, September 23, 2019

Dylan Cover #394 Pete Townshend "Corrina, Corrina" 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 Pete Townshend performing "Corrina, Corrina" 
Thoughts on Original:
Early Dylan took folk songs that had been out there forever, placed sometimes small, sometimes large changes onto them and re-wrote the suckers making history. "Corrina, Corrina" is one of those which showed up on The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. Originally recorded by Bo Carter in 1928 the tune has had tons of covers, everyone from The Mississippi Sheiks to Blind Lemon Jefferson, each adding their own flair to the number. Bob's rendition is a short jaunty tune which has a good beat, bounces around and features Dylan's harmonica, acoustic and great vocals. Not deep, just pretty and sweet. 


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
We are celebrating The Who all month in our Masters series. They are one of RtBE's all-time favorites. This is Pete solo, which is pretty damn great.

Thoughts on Cover:
Pete explains why he covers this song at the beginning of the video, very very cool. I wish we could hear these explanations for all of the people we have featured in this cover series which is now pushing 400!  The discussion at the beginning is even cooler than the song, which is delicate, fragile twinkling take on the folk tune.

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