Monday, June 28, 2021

Dylan Cover #485 Eric Bettencourt "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry" 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 Eric Bettencourt playing "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry"


Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
One of my favorite titled songs in the Dylan catalog, for some reason the title just nails an elusive feeling and perfectly works with the tune. Also contains multiple epic lines, my favorite being "I wanna be your lover babe/I don't wanna be your boss", AMEN brother Bob.  A pretty straight forward blues number musically that lends itself to cover attempts, leading to...

Cover:


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
RtBE was unaware of singer songwriter Eric Bettencourt until we heard this live tune. 

Thoughts on Cover:
An excellent breeze through a song that can get over sentimentalized way too often. This dreamy stroll works with Bettencourt's easy playing and raspy singing. Dig it.

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