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Thursday, March 6, 2008

GMVW # 9: "A Dylan Throw-Away"

Gem Music Video of the Week #9:  A Dylan Throw-Away
Song:  Seven Days by Bob Dylan
(Songwriter: Bob Dylan)
Covered Here By:  Ronnie Wood
March 6, 2008

There was a stretch of shows I went to see in the late 80's/ early 90's where 8 of 10 musicians covered a Bob Dylan song.  The shows ranged from small night clubs to arenas.  The artists were just as diverse.  I was already well entrenched in Dylan's music, but this stretch had me amazed at how far reaching his influence was.  When Atlantic Records hosted a tribute night to Dylan back in 1992 in Madison Square Garden, much of this diversity came together for a night.  I can't think of too many good tribute shows over the years, but this one was an exception. 

One of the great things about this event was that the 2nd tier performers stole the show. The heavy hitters (Harrison, Clapton, N. Young) were good, but they were not what made the night.  That recognition belonged to Richie Havens (can anyone find this clip on line?), Johnny Winter, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Lou Reed, the Clancy Brothers, and Ronnie Wood, who's 'Seven Days' performance is featured in this weeks Gem Music Video of the Week.

The sound is not as good as I would hope (as opposed to the official video) but I believe it gets the point across.  Ronnie Wood and the rest of the band (mostly members of Booker T and the MG's) are jamming and appear to be loving every second.  Wood, along with most other musicians that night, seemed to hand pick the perfect Dylan song for his given style and talent.  I love the interplay between Wood, members of Booker T, and others on stage.  Finally, like this song, there were quite a few deep-cuts chosen that night as well.

Listening loud helps.....

"Seven more days, all I gotta do is survive"

Gem Music Video: Seven Days

- Pete

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About the video: Dylan’s 30th Anniversary with Atlantic Records live at Madison Square Garden, NY, NY.

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Best Feedback: Tom

Hi Pete

Another informative post of great facts, thanks!

FYI - the below's this blogger's ongoing dedication to Mr. Zimmerman's creativity/works:


Cheers

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