Monday, July 26, 2021

Dylan Cover #489 Chris Blais "What Good Am I?" Live

 In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune comes from Chris Blais and is a live cover of "What Good Am I?"

Thought's on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
Coming on the heels of Dylan's most powerful song in decades "What Good Am I?" can get lost on Oh Mercy, but the track is a sorrowful sweet plea. Slow and deliberate, questioning like the Louisiana night that may have inspired it. Dylan's vocal performance may not be his best, but at the heart of it this is a really powerful song. Not one of his better known tracks, but a goodie all the same. Simple and slow, direct without hidden agenda's (I think...) all of which is a bit unique for Bob.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is our first time hearing Chris Blais.

Thoughts on Cover:
A meditative live solo piano cover. Well played and sung with emotional resonance. 

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