Monday, January 8, 2024

Dylan Cover #614 Abbey Lincoln "Mr. Tambourine Man"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Abbey Lincoln  playing "Mr. Tambourine Man"

Jazzy January has invade Mondays! All this month we will check out various artists covering Dylan with a jazz vibe.

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
C'mon...really?  Iconic, one of his best known songs.  A poetic marvel, beautifully played etc etc...essays are written on this song.  I won't say much more, but will note that I read somewhere this is the one song Dylan actually tried to work with again and create another version; a part two so to speak, and it just didn't work.  Hard to recreate this gem. 


Thoughts on artist:
This is RtBE's first time hearing Abbey Lincoln which is amazing, and proves to us how little we still know about music. 

Thoughts on the cover:
Fantastic, one of the best jazz covers of Dylan we have ever heard and Lincoln and company deliver it on his biggest tune. 

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