Monday, May 23, 2016

Let It Shine

I need 75 candles and I need 'em quick. It's Robert Allen Zimmerman's birthday tomorrow, you see. Many happy returns, Bob. In celebration, here's a quartet of inspired one-off live covers, of originals by Gordon Lightfoot, Blind Willie Johnson, Bobby Vee, and Richard Thompson respectively. Hurrah!

Bob Dylan - Shadows (Live Edmonton '12)
Bob Dylan - Let Your Light Shine On Me (Live Bridgeport '13)
Bob Dylan - Susie Baby - (Live St. Paul '13)
Bob Dylan - 1952 Vincent Black Lighting (Live Clarkston '13)


Apothecary said...

I just love Richard Thompson's 1952 Vincent Black Lightning so had to checkout Bob's version. Yep, it's a pretty good rendition if that sound too patronising which then led me back to listening to Richard's stellar original and then on to versions by Miranda Russell and Red Molly (both on Youtube). Fans of this great song will already know all this but many thanks for posting without which............

Ramone666 said...

You're very welcome, cheers!

The Swede said...

This is the first time I've heard Bob's version of '1952...'. The last time I looked it was still 'missing' from the field recording archives. Great to finally hear it.