Thursday, 8 September 2011

DYLAN COVER # 13 - Rab Noakes - Mississippi



Rab Noakes - Mississippi (2011)
 
Not that widely know but in my Folk Club days in late sixties early seventies, Rab Noakes was our 'Our Golden Boy' and was always our favourite when he appeared at the Club we frequented in East Kilbride in Scotland.  When he released his first album 'Do You Seen The Lights' we rushed out to buy it on the day of release. We always imagined he would become a Scottish superstar.  Although over the years he has released several excellent albums he did not reach the 'popular' heights we expected. Check out his work, you will be pleasantly surprised.

This is a tremendous version from one of Dylan's '3rd coming' Albums 'Love and Theft' (2001) and is taken from a live radio broadcast by people more or less in the Folk scene, the broadcast was called 'Forever Young' and was to celebrate Dylan's 70th Birthday. It really was a great tribute Concert. 

This is Rab, he was cute in those days

As a foot note, if you don't already know, 'Love and Theft' was released on the 11th September 2001.So I dedicate this Post to all the Souls lost on that tragic tragic day.

Rab Noakes - Mississippi

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9 September 2011 at 08:22

Stunning version. Not heard this before. Thank you. Rab should have been bigger.

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sfw
9 September 2011 at 09:38

Never heard this either. Thanks old pa!

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11 September 2011 at 16:44

Thanks. I never heard this before. In fact, I don't think I've ever heard Rab Noakes before. This is the kind of obscure gem that makes all the online searching and listening worthwhile. The singer obviously feels a deep and life-long connection with the writer, and starkly exposes the shortcomings of the thousands of recent lightweights and wannabes trying to win some respectability-by-association by covering Dylan. You can feel the same sense of respect, understanding and hard-earned wisdom when listening to Richard Thompson's version of Woodstock.

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18 September 2011 at 08:41

Sorry delay Brendan was on short break....excellent comments....How would you like to be a guest to our blogg and do a Dylan Cover, let me know if you would like to participate

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20 September 2011 at 12:32

Good one this...Scotland still chasing a hero?

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3 December 2011 at 18:03

Man - this is NICE! Thanks for this, and for clueing me into an artist I'd never heard of before, also. I'll check out more Rab music.
- Bill

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3 December 2011 at 18:07

Thanks Bill for the comments, it makes it worthwhile when we receive feedback like that, this is a great version I have been fan of Rab since the 60's.

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