Bob Dylan: “Blowin’ in the Wind”

Posted: January 27, 2014 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Tune du Jour: “Blowin’ in the Wind” – Bob Dylan
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: The Abyssinians vs. Eddie Albert
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You used to be so amused, At Broccoli Man and the carrot for a guitar he used …

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Blowin’ in the Wind was written by Bob Dylan in 1962 and released on his album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan in 1963. In 1994, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2004, it was ranked #14 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. Enough said …

 

The Original

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Bob Dylan:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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The Abyssinians vs. Eddie Albert

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The Abyssinians:

Eddie Albert:

Yes that Eddie Albert (aka Oliver Wendell Douglas).

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

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Comments
  1. Cuspid says:

    Eddie Albert has no competition… except for maybe William Shatner and Sebastian Cabot.

  2. Arnie Plotnick says:

    Eddie Albert’s version is okay, but I’m surprised you didn’t use the version where Eddie Albert does the song as a duet with Mr. Haney.

    • RDubbs says:

      My inclination was to use the infamous Albert/Haney duet but Haney’s royalty demands have become outrageous. I just did not have $20 in the CMI petty cash account, which is what Haney’s rep was demanding for a song release.

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  4. RDubbs says:

    I’ve got to go with Eddie Albert on this one. The intangibles he brings to the recording studio mind-boggling. I can’t put my finger on exactly what “it” is but “it” is definitely there when Albert grabs the mike.

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