Monday, May 13, 2024

Dylan Cover #631 Charlie Pittman "A Hard Rain's Gonna' Fall"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Charlie Pittman playing " A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"

Thoughts on Original
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
Dylan singing from a position of fear as he poetically discusses the Cuban Missile Crisis and the possibility of Nuclear annihilation. Dylan also mentioned in Chronicles that the song was inspired by a feeling he got when reading microfiche newspapers in the New York Public Library: "After a while you become aware of nothing but a culture of feeling, of black days, of schism, evil for evil, the common destiny of the human being getting thrown off course. It’s all one long funeral song." An apt description and a powerful song from a young songwriter.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is our first time coming across Charlie Pittman who posts covers to his youtube channel

Thoughts on Cover:
A really solid, straight ahead acoustic cover that is played and sung with passion.  Nice work. 

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