- Audio CD (27 Sept. 2010)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Ace
- ASIN: B003Z41FES
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,643 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
How Many Roads: Black America Sings Bob Dylan Import
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* Bob Dylan's songs impacted on 1960 black American singers in a way that few (if any) of his peers compositions were able to. It was through Dylan's important protest songs that artists such as Sam Cooke found their way to articulate dissatisfaction at being regarded as second-class citizens. Some of the best recordings of Bob's later love songs have been by artists from the worlds of soul, jazz and blues.
* "How Many Roads" celebrates black America's love affair with the songs of Bob Dylan via 24 diverse interpretations of some of his best, and several of his least known songs. From the intense gospel of the Staple Singers - one of the first acts in any genre to cover Dylan material - through to the funky jazz of Sarah Vaughan, all the bases are covered and covered comprehensively. It will surprise many to learn just who from the world of soul has, at one time or another, applied their vocal talents to a Dylan song, and surprise many others just how eclectic some have been in their choice of repertoire.
* All of these songs are established Dylan classics, to one degree or another. Some of these versions will be very well known to everyone, others have dwelt in obscurity virtually since the day of their first release several decades ago and many are making their CD debut here. Together they make for a fascinating reinterpretation of the catalogue of one of the most important singer-songwriters of all.
Top Customer Reviews
he was always championed by the serious folk fraternity but not many rock stars until jimi hendrix deconstructed all along the watch tower.
i am only familiar with seven tracks on this compilation but i am sure every one will soon become a favourite.
i remember having mr tambourine man by con funk shun on 7" in the early seventies it was a very popular dance track.
although i could imagine dylan purists being upset by this irreverent version.
this album is thouroughly recommended and i am looking forward to volume two.
How Many Roads: Black America Sings Bob Dylan
And like Beatles ones there's usually a bad one-in this case Con Funk Shun which I disabled on the Media Player.
Its a pity Ace don't keep this sort of stuff seperate but they always manage to throw in something which is well out of place