Monday, January 25, 2021

Dylan Cover #463 Charles Lloyd & The Marvels "Masters of War"

 In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Charles lloyd & The Marvels playing "Masters of War"

Jazzy January has invade Mondays! All this month we will check out various artists covering Dylan with a jazz vibe.
Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
Ranking as one of his most accusatory and cutting tracks Dylan condemns the whole "war machine" on this classic and vital song (the "hope that you die" line is so facking cold, it is brutal). Often misrepresented as an attack on war itself (Dylan always said he wasn't a pacifist) this track calls out the government for using war-as-business (the Cold War in particular) and business-as-war models when lives are put on the line for meaningless reasons. As alive and burning now as it was in 1962 when he wrote it.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Dig Charles Lloyd, Forest Flower is a classic that we got back to often. RtBE are fans of The Marvels as well who are Bill Frisell (guitar) Greg Leisz (pedal steel) Reuben Rogers (double bass) Eric Harland (drums)
Thoughts on Cover:
Just like 2019 we end Jazzy January with a stunning jazz cover of "Masters of War". So much goodness, this series just keeps giving and giving. 

Next Month we will be back to "normal" covers...whatever those are. Thanks for reading. 

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