Monday, February 21, 2022

Dylan Cover #518 Robert Palmer & UB40 "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's artists,  Robert Palmer & UB40 performing a cover of "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" 

Thoughts on Dylan Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
A simple little number coming off of John Wesley Harding it discards the lyrical wizardry for a down home spin.  We are rewarded with easy bliss, not often found in Dylan tunes. The emotions displayed by the singer here are heartfelt, hearty and easy going, just like the tune as a whole. Always a pleasant ride, bring that bottle over here...   


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Robert Palmer is applauded again, again, again, so stupendous...RtBE has always dug Palmer with his mix of English, New Orleans, light Caribbean. While UB-40 has always sounded kind of silly to these ears they certainly have a place in the light reggae world.  

Thoughts on Cover
This one falls into the slightly cheesy range, but it takes a folk number and gives it a shiny reggae overhaul in unique fashion. It all is a bit much for the tune from all involved, but is a fun listen once or twice and would probably sound spot on with warm breezes blowing on a beach and a frozen cocktail in your hand. 

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