Monday, August 10, 2020

Dylan Cover #440 Nasio & Drummie Zeb featuring Incline "Gotta Serve Somebody"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Nasio & Drummie Zeb featuring Incline playing "Gotta Serve Somebody"

This month we are doing another special focus in RtBE's Dylan Covers series. In the past we have highlighted The ByrdsCoulson-Dean-McGuiness-FlintThe HolliesJoan OsbourneMountain, Betty LeVette and more. Now the spotlight shines on various reggae artists from Is It Rolling Bob? A Reggae Tribute to Bob Dylan.  
We have covered a song from this collection in our Dylan Cover Series before so we will skip Toots this month.
Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
This powerful call of hell-fire and brimstone rained down from the mountaintop as Dylan proclaimed his faith proudly, and this was the first song that most of the public heard confirming the fact that Bob did indeed "Go Jesus". It is point and fact with its belief and message. You gotta serve somebody... can't be simpler then that when it comes to faith can it? The original has a driving beat and a propulsion to it that sounds urgent, but not as urgent as Bob sings, reinforcing the proclamation through his powerful lyrics and leaving no man or woman on the sidelines...he brings everyone into this spiritual battle, and whatever your beliefs it is impossible not to feel Bob is committed as he runs through the verses and chorus.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
RtBE have not heard of any of the artists on this cover until we heard them on this comp.

Thoughts on Cover:
A real great combo the fire and brimstone of religious Dylan and groove of reggae are a perfect match as many artists in this genre dip back into the ancient preaching ways as Dylan did with this tune. The crew on this cover  Nasio & Drummie Zeb featuring Incline do a great job as laser like electro keys, toasting freestyle, a killer guitar solo and backup vocals fill out the song in glorious style. A def highlight of this months album focus.

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