By Tony Attwood
Sometimes I get a little surprised. Songs I expect to be covered by a veritable multitude of rock n rollers or ballad singers or blues artists just get left on the shelf, with no one interested.
So it is with “Can’t Wait”. A meander around the internet found only two such, although I am sure there are others hiding in the corners. After all, it is such a superb song.
But we do have two and that’s enough for me to write another little ramble. First, Bad Temper Joe
There is indeed a bad temperedness about the delivery, not just of the lead vocals but the sparce backing track. Great harmonica playing which unobtrusively slips in- and a simply superb change around 3 minutes 30 seconds, which shows how one simple modification can be all that is needed.
Kan´ke Vent is by Arve-Gunnar Heløy who I am told studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I am trying to find out more. And even though I speak not a word of Norwegian I can still enjoy the performance. I would love to find out more about the artist – if for no other reason than to say “thank you”.
The series so far…
- Dylan cover of the day: Number 1. The song with numbers in the title.
- Dylan cover of the day. No 2: Ain’t Talkin
- Bob Dylan cover of the day No3: All I really want to do
- Dylan cover of the day No4: Angelina
- Dylan covers of the day No 5. Apple Suckling and Are you Ready.
- Cover version of the day No 6: As I went out one morning
- Dylan cover of the day No 7: Ballad for a Friend
- Dylan Cover of the Day No 8: Ballad in Plain D
- Dylan Cover of the Day No 9: Ballad of a thin man
- Dylan cover No. 10: The stunning reworking of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
- Dylan cover of the day No 11: The ballad of Hollis Brown
- A Dylan cover a day No 12: Beyond here lies nothing
- Dylan cover of the day No 13: Blind Willie McTell
- Dylan Cover of the Day 14: Black Crow Blues (more fun than you might recall)
- Dylan Cover of the Day 15: An unexpected cover of “Black Diamond Bay”
- Dylan Cover of the Day 16: Blowin in the wind as never before
- Dylan Cover of the Day 17: Bob Dylan’s Dream
- Dylan Cover of the Day 18: You will not believe this… 115th Dream revisited
- Dylan cover of the day 19: Boots of Spanish leather
- Dylan cover of the day 20: Born in Time
- Dylan cover of the day 21: Buckets of Rain
- Dylan cover of the day: 22 Can you please crawl out your window