Monday, March 22, 2021

Dylan Cover #471 Matthew Crosby and Danica Dora "Mama, You've Been On My Mind" Live

 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 Matthew Crosby & Danica Dora 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 Matthew Crosby & Danica Dora.

Thoughts on Cover:
Excellent duet with harmonies and soft direct instrumentation focusing on the excellent vocals of Dora and Crosby. Simple and great recalling Dylan's duets with Baez. 

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