Monday, May 23, 2022

Dylan Cover #531 Michael Murray "To Ramona" 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 Michael Murray playing "To Ramona"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
"To Ramona" is on the personal quotient of Another Side of Bob Dylan as Dylan balanced political works like "Chimes of Freedom" with more intimate and humorous songs. That album is transitional while possessing some amazing songs and a lot which show the breezy greatness of Dylan. "To Ramona" in particular was recorded in one session as Dylan used a Mexican folk song for inspiration and his personal relationship with Joan Baez apparently as the lyrical topic. While the song seems so easy for Dylan, thousands of songwriters would kill for some of these stanzas, a really dynamite, if understated, tune.  


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is our first time coming across Michael Murray

Thoughts on Cover:
A great, semi straight ahead version that floats on the guitar strums and sweet singing from Murray. It's all just a dream babe....

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