Monday, August 9, 2021

Dylan Cover #491 Charlie Daniels & World Outreach Worship "Gotta Serve Somebody" 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  Charlie Daniels & World Outreach Worship playing "Gotta Serve Somebody"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
This powerful call of hell-fire and brimstone rained down from the mountaintop as Dylan proclaimed his faith proudly, and this was the first song that most of the public heard confirming the fact that Bob did indeed "Go Jesus". It is point and fact with its belief and message. You gotta serve somebody... can't be simpler then that when it comes to faith can it? The original has a driving beat and a propulsion to it that sounds urgent, but not as urgent as Bob sings, reinforcing the proclamation through his powerful lyrics and leaving no man or woman on the sidelines...he brings everyone into this spiritual battle, and whatever your beliefs it is impossible not to feel Bob is committed as he runs through the verses and chorus.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
RtBE loves "Devil Went Down to Georgia", who doesn't?!?  Daniels actually played with Dylan as a session musician back in the day and the Marshall Tucker Band even having a few more hits of his own before his passing in 2018.  

Thoughts on Cover:
A pretty solid cover that gives good vocal work and a few picking guitar breaks to enhance the passage.Nice work from an artist RtBE disagreed with a lot while he was still alive and kickin....

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