Dylan cover of the day: Can’t wait

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…

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