Bob Dylan - Under the Covers (Live) (2017)
Folk, Folk Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:14:26 | 173 MB
Label: Left Field Media
Although the man who won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature is known best for his self-composed lyrics and music, he has, across the years, performed and recorded a huge number of cover songs; according to the book Bob Dylan - The Songs He Didn't Write by Dylan authority Derek Barker, there have been more than 500 to date. This CD collection brings together just 20 of these, but without a doubt these remain among Bob's finest interpretations of others songwriters' work. Featuring of course tunes by his mentor Woody Guthrie, and a smattering of folk traditionals, this compilation includes too numbers by an eclectic range of writers from Townes Van Zandt, Ry Cooder and John Hiatt, to George & Ira Gershwin, rockabilly legend Warren Smith and blues mainstay Muddy Waters, all rubbing shoulders with other classic cuts from the cream of 20th Century composers.