Monday, May 18, 2020

Dylan Cover #428 Ruth Mundy "Mama, You Been In My Mind"

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 Ruth Mundy of "Mama, You Been On My Mind"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
An early hidden gem of Bob's writing "Mama, You Been On My Mind" finds him getting poetic, melodic and rhythmic with his words. From the opening 'Sun Cut Flat' phrase Dylan is in top gear, talking to the woman he is thinking about with clarity, fleeting desire and a smirk. Often performing the tune with Joan Baez in those early days the tune took on an add dimension as a duet. A great song that should get even more love then it does.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is the first time RtBE is checking out Ruth Mundy, but we will dig into her more after this.

Thoughts on Cover:
The Wellington, New Zealand singer songwriter goes for a slow delicate version of the song, that is usually played quicker and uptempo. It is a unique spin, super slow but not our favorite version we have heard in this series.

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