Monday, March 18, 2024

Dylan Cover #623 AJ Lee & Blue Summit "Meet Me In The Morning"

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 AJ Lee & Blue Summit playing "Meet Me In The Morning"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
A swaggering track that rose out of the ashes of "Call Letter Blues" (which was later released on The Bootleg Series Volume 1-3) "Meet Me In The Morning" is a shot of blues after the blissfully mournful "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" as it kicks off side two of the famous Blood On The Tracks. The song is one of the ones Dylan recorded in NYC for Blood on the Tracks and it pulses with the city's energy. A cool note about this straight ahead song (which is tailored made for covering) is that Jack White is a big fan, playing it at times at his shows and got Dylan to perform it for the only time ever on 9/19/07 in Nashville, TN.  


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is the first time we have heard AJ Lee & Blue Summit, who are, AJ Lee, | Lead vocals & mandolin Scott Gates | guitar Sullivan Tuttle | guitar Morgan Blaney | bass Jan Purat | fiddle. and are playing this benefit for the Endometriosis Foundation of America at DROM in NYC. 

Thoughts on Cover:
A more electric take than might be expected from this more bluegrass/folk leaning outfit, but a cool cover that is eerie and touch dark, yet not overwhelming. It also marks the first time RtBE has ever heard wah-wah on a mandolin which is pretty wild. A really cool cover for a good cause.  

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