Norah Jones – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – The Best Dylan Covers

Norah Jones – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – The Best Dylan Covers

Kick your shoes off, do not fear
Bring that bottle over here
I’ll be your baby tonight

I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” is a 1967 song by Bob Dylan first released on John Wesley Harding. It was Dylan’s eighth studio album and was released on December 27, 1967 by Columbia Records. Produced by Bob Johnston, the album marked Dylan’s return to acoustic music and traditional roots, after three albums of electric rock music.

Geetali Norah Jones Shankar, widely known as Norah Jones, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actress. She is a daughter of an American, Sue Jones, and Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar. She has covered several of Bob Dylan’s songs and performed together with him on stage.

Norah Jones’s version was released on a limited edition Greatest Hits collection in 2008. It was also part of the compilation, Covers (2012), and was released as a bonus track on the single Feelin’ the same way. Continue reading “Norah Jones – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – The Best Dylan Covers”

November 29: Bob Dylan released Real Live in 1984

Martha Quinn: Will this tour help you reach a new generation?
Bob Dylan: I don’t reach anybody. They find me. They find me. It’s not for me to go out and reach
somebody. If they can find me, they find me, and if they don’t, they don’t. That’s the
way it’s always been. I don’t think it’s gonna change now just because I’m such an old
man and it’s nineteen-eighty… what is it?
– Martha Quinn interview for MTV, backstage Wembley Stadium, 7 July 1984

 

Wikipedia:

Released November 29, 1984
Recorded mid-1984
Genre Hard rock
Length 50:15
Label Columbia
Producer Glyn Johns

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November 29: I want to hold your hand by The Beatles was released in 1963

Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and recorded in October 1963, it was the first Beatles record to be made using four-track equipment.

With advance orders exceeding one million copies in the United Kingdom, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” would have gone straight to the top of the British record charts on its day of release (29 November 1963) had it not been blocked by the group’s first million seller “She Loves You”, their previous UK single, which was having a resurgence of popularity following intense media coverage of the group. Continue reading “November 29: I want to hold your hand by The Beatles was released in 1963”

Concert: Bob Dylan and Norah Jones live in Seattle 7/16/2005

Excerpt from the Amazon.com 10th Anniversary Concert at Bennaroya Hall in Seattle on 7/16/2005 MC’ed by Bill Maher. Norah Jones guests on I Shall Be released. It’s a short and sweet 50 minute set. Continue reading “Concert: Bob Dylan and Norah Jones live in Seattle 7/16/2005”

Susan Tedeschi – Lord Protect My Child – The Best Dylan Covers

Susan Tedeschi – Lord Protect My Child – The Best Dylan Covers

 

There’ll be a time I hear tell
When all will be well
When God and man will be reconciled
But until men lose their chains
And righteousness reigns
Lord, protect my child

Hope and Desire is the sixth studio album by Susan Tedeschi. It was released on October 11, 2005. The album is a slight step away from Tedeschi’s electrifying compositions and wild guitar work, as she concentrates on singing. All songs on Hope and Desire are covers of famous standards. It has a fantastic version of Bob Dylan’s Lord Protect My Child!

Lord Protect My Child” is a song written by Bob Dylan, who recorded it at New York City’s The Power Station in ten takes on May 2, 1983. The song is an outtake from Dylan’s album Infidels that was later included in The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991 on Volume 3. It is not known why Dylan decided not to include “Lord Protect My Child” on Infidels. It is a Christian song, the lyrics of which express concern for Dylan’s child. Reviewer Jonathan Lethem called the song “an achingly candid blues-plea which [provides] a rare glimpse of Bob Dylan-the-parent”.

Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, and Dave Brubeck recorded this great interpretation of “Lord Protect My Child”, which was produced by Chris Brubeck and used as the theme song for the human trafficking documentary film, Not My Life.

Susan Tedeschi – Lord Protect My Child (Studio version):

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November 28: Randy Newman was born in 1943

I started recording because I was always complaining about the records that I was getting of my songs. At least if I did them and messed them up, I wouldn’t have anyone else to blame.
~Randy Newman

To me, someone who writes really good songs is Randy Newman. There’s a lot of people who write good songs. As songs. Now Randy might not go out on stage and knock you out, or knock your socks off. And he’s not going to get people thrilled in the front row. But he’s gonna write a better song than most people who can do it. You know, he’s got that down to an art. Now Randy knows music. He knows music. But it doesn’t get any better than “Louisiana” or “Cross Charleston Bay” [Sail Away]. It doesn’t get any better than that. That’s like a classically heroic anthem theme. He did it. There’s quite a few people who did it. Not that many people in Randy’s class.
~Bob Dylan (to Paul Zollo, April 1991)

Sail Away – (Live at the Old Grey Whistle):

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