Monday, January 6, 2020

Dylan Cover #409 Hudson "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Hudson playing " A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"
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 Original:
Dylan singing from a position of fear as he poetically discusses the Cuban Missile Crisis and the possibility of Nuclear annihilation. Dylan also mentioned in Chronicles that the song was inspired by a feeling he got when reading microfiche newspapers in the New York Public Library: "After a while you become aware of nothing but a culture of feeling, of black days, of schism, evil for evil, the common destiny of the human being getting thrown off course. It’s all one long funeral song." An apt description and a powerful song from a young songwriter.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
RtBE missed the Hudson release which is too bad as we are fans of Medeski Scofield and Dejohnette. The record is worth checking out though even if it was released a few years ago. 

Thoughts on Cover:
A very cool artistic cover of Dylan's tune in unique fashion. A great way to start off Jazzy January Dylan covers, and we will get back to this group later in the month as well.   

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