Few songwriters have had more of their songs covered by other artists than Bob Dylan. Some of these early covers appear to have circulated in back channels of the recording industry and been pushed towards the performers regardless of the suitability for the style or the group in question. Some are quite successful; others border on musical parody. They changed not only the original work of Dylan but, in many ways, the future directions of the bluegrass style. Table One gives the original Dylan albums by release date, the number of songs taken from each album for bluegrass covers, and the number of versions of these songs by various bluegrass artists. There appear to be no covers of new Dylan songs after Oh Mercy in This indicates that the recognizability of these songs is one of their attractions — they are songs that are mostly part of the Dylan canon and are recognized as such.
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Harper is one of five highly schooled and skilled acoustic musicians who have been splitting the difference between nostalgic kitsch and hot acoustic pop since Others in the band are renowned instrumentalists Darrell Muller on bass and Andy Thacker on mandolin. It takes that kind of experience and musical acumen to arrange synth-heavy new wave and MTV hits for a bluegrass band. Bluegrass seems like it might be involved in a widespread cover up these days. It was our mission statement from the beginning. We were interested in the material and in how they put these songs together. The London Philharmonic does covers all the time! Miles Davis did covers. You learn other pieces. When I was a kid playing piano or cello I played the great works.
While most of the neighborhood played outside, a certain breed of kid stayed inthe bedrooms, learning and practicing their musical instruments. This tenacity birthed Rock'N'Roll gods and Bluegrass legends. When the hottest Bluegrass pickers interpret indelible Rock anthems, the results are breathtaking. This album contains another rousing round of great music all under one roof. Skip to main content. Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color:.
Chatham County Line revealed some of their biggest musical influences and favourite songs to soundcheck to when they released Sharing The Covers , their eighth studio album, with arrangements of Beck, John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Tom Petty and Wilco, to name a few. Hang on in there for the slick modulation in the final instrumental…. We picture him practicing his harmonies as he bumps along on the bus next to Del, trying to explain who Jessie J is. The Beckettian close-ups of his lips and eyes are made even more sinister by his customary bowler-hat and vest, which here take on a distinctly Clockwork Orange feel. And yet this funky upbeat string version was surely what John and Bernie Taupin really heard in their head when they composed the song in But the mean-and-dirty take Claypool manages to get on it sure is. Somebody help him please.