Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Plastic Jesus Revisited - Combo Blog

I decided that I was just not through talking about the Plastic Jesus song or Bob Dylan yet.

We will start with Plastic Jesus first. Although I put up a nice picture of Paul Newman up on the page, I did not post a link to him singing the song. As I was looking for a quality video on you tube, I found lots of people doing covers of the song. Apparently, Plastic Jesus has a cult following. I am going to post the original.

Click here for the Plastic Jesus Song.

Bob Dylan Revisited. I think by now you do realize that I am quite fond of the man. So for that reason I am going to set up a special area on the left just for Bob Dylan links. I can almost hear my friends big sighs of anguish. Just remember - IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU! - It's about BOB.

Ok, yesterday I mentioned the O'Jays. They did a fabulous job covering the song Emtionally Yours- Which was on the empire Burlesque album. I have watched the video a lot over the past few days. It makes me think about how good Otis Redding would have been singing this song. I love Otis too! ( He will be a subject for another day).

There is also a song on the John Wesley Harding album titled "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" On the 30th anniversary special about Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson sing the song. It is a great version of a classic sounding country song where you need to have a couple of adult beverages and sing along with the band. Others who have covered the song and you can find the video on you tube - Emmylou Harris, UB40 with Robert Palmer, Norah Jones, and Englebert Humperdinck. No lie - I'm linking the Dinck. The original is easy to find too, but I like Kris and Willie's version the best.

Another wonderful Bob Dylan song is "When I Paint My Masterpiece".  It was made famous by The Band.  I love the way Rick Danko and Levon Helms sound!

One last thing - at the moment - about Bob. Brother Baby went so far to get me a for real Highway 61 sign. I still have it.  Thanks Brother Baby!

1 comment:

  1. Bestest Childhood FriendJune 9, 2009 at 2:48 PM

    Rick and Bubba, a syndicated radio show based in Birmingham, play a game on the show periodically called "Country Song Or It Ain't". I was listening one day while driving to work and the lyrics Bubba quoted were "I don't care if it rains or freezes, as long as I've got my plastic Jesus". I almost ran off the road screaming the rest of the song! The dumb dumb that was playing the game said "it ain't" and of course "it is".