Monday, June 26, 2023

Dylan Cover #586 John Cruz & Michael Ruff "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 John Cruz & Michael Ruff 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 both John Cruz and Michael Ruff who are performing for Playing for Change

Thoughts on Cover:
A swelling dramatic cover that hits all the right notes on this powerful effort. 

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