Tuesday, July 17, 2007

david coverversion: bob dylan vs. the country gentlemen

yet another version of a bob dylan song. weird? it's another kick ass bluegrass version of a (this time) kinda lame version by your pal bobby. this version of 'copper kettle', originally on 'self portrait' is completely killed by the country gentlemen off their live record 'live in japan' from back in 1975. more than 100 members have been in the country gentlemen since its conception back on july 4th 1957, but charlie waller was the only permanent member until his death a few years ago. other members include john duffey, doyle lawson, bill emerson, and ricky skaggs to name a few, and offshoot bands include doyle lawson & quicksilver and the seldom scene. the live disc is highly recommended and as it turns out, japanese people love bluegrass and understand that bob dylan is for the byrds.

bob dylan - copper kettle
the country gentlemen - copper kettle

go buy whatcha likes and delete whatcha don't


info said...

It took me a long time to warm up to the Bob Dylan version. Now, years later, I can almost listen to it without vomiting.

randy said...

it's so fucking cheeseball it's almost a masterpiece.


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