Monday, August 31, 2020

Dylan Cover #443 The Mighty Diamonds "Lay Lady Lay"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by The Mighty Diamonds playing "Lay Lady Lay".

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 OsbourneMountainBetty 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 even though that is a good one from this collection.

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we addressed a cover of this tune:
Excellent track and the first time the world heard Dylan's new singing style, which would only last for Nashville Skyline. This song is the standout track from this album, it is a classic and so simple, yet sweet and timeless. One of Dylan's best tracks, this phase was the the closest to "country" he ever got and "Lay Lady Lay" is an overall fantastic piece of music.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
RtBE knew about The Mighty Diamonds before ever hearing them sing a note as one of our favorite Phish covers has always been "Have Mercy". We found the original and have dug their sweet singing styled reggae ever since.

Thoughts on Cover:
A chill cover that just stays out of that easy listening reggae-light zone. We hope you enjoyed this month's focus on reggae covers of Bob Dylan tunes.  Support all the artists and buy the album for even more covers. 

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