Play lady play: unexpected re-workings part 2

By Aaron Galbraith and Tony Attwood

This article continues from “The unexpected re-workings”  article published earlier, and you may remember that we had some serious problems there with recordings being available in one region but not another.

It is possible the same problem will appear here so once again we are giving two links – and if both fail for you, just type in the artist and song title and see what you find – with luck the recordings will be there, and they most certainly are listening to.

Kesha: Dont think twice

This takes minimalism to a new level – and rather nicely in the first version below is followed by an excellent early Dylan version of the songs.

But if that link comes up as not available try this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMFV6qEk1S0

Moving on we have “I’d Have You Anytime” by Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood.

And an alternative source…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LJjIpXZlZQ

And can I (Tony) say that I really do hope you are able to hear these renditions, and those highlighted in part one of this article, because they really are so unusual and indeed in several cases so stunningly beautiful.  Please do go searching further afield for these if neither link works.  It really will be worth the effort.

To finish off I (Aaron) wanted to include Patti Smith’s version of Drifter’s Escape.

and the alternative

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKnXhRm_pec

Tony: If you are a regular reader you will know that I’ve elevated this song to a singularly high level of importance in terms of Dylan’s song writing across the decades, and if you have a little while to spend contemplating this song, its relationship with Bo Diddley, Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford, and what it actually means, might I be rather egocentric for a moment and recommend my commentary on this work in the “All directions at once” series.   And indeed may I recommend this version – which if you are a regular reader you’ll know I have mentioned over and over and over again, until I am sure you are bored stiff with it.  Hopefully the exposition in the All Directions article might explain my fixation a little.

 

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