Thursday, 15 September 2011

DYLAN COVER # 14 - Cliff Richards/ Engelbert Humperdink


Cliff Richard - 'Blowin' in the Wind'

What is this all about? A calypso version of our 'Troubodours' greatest, you can't do that Mr Webb. What will all the 'Young ones' think, so please kids 'don't talk to him'. It's no wonder 'we don't talk anymore' so 'the only way out' is to go on an extended 'summer holiday' preferably deep  'in the country' so you better 'move it' and 'the minute you're gone' there will be 'congratulations' all round, honestly 'some people'. There will certainly not be any 'miss you nights', not even 'from a distance'.

Sorry folks about that, I just could not resist it.

Engelbert Humperdink - 'I'll be your Baby Tonight'

I never forgave Engelpus Humperfart for getting to number one in the charts with 'Release me' and keeping the Beatles double 'A' side 'Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields forever' from getting there, to its rightful place, simply just not on. That smug smarmy, suave look, you just wanted to throw a huge bucket of ol 'Country pie' over his head, sort him out and lock him up never to be 'released'.

Seriously folks, just a bit of fun, they both have a great fan base and make a lot of people happy. I just wanted to make the point of showing the great variation and types of artist that can and do cover Dylan.

Well done lads! for spreading the Gospel.

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15 September 2011 at 22:50

Cliff - hilarious! Not heard this before...thanks!

Englebert - No thanks! :)

By the way, on a more serious note, how about Tom Robinson Band's version of 'I Shall Be Released'(b-side of '2-4-6-8 Motorway')? I only mention it because I just suddenly remembered it tonight after Lord knows how many years.

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sfw
15 September 2011 at 23:14

A double strike.... Not for me.... The only positive is that it's late and I'm going to sleep!

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16 September 2011 at 08:12

SB bought that single but dont remember the b side, will check out, nice one

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16 September 2011 at 14:47

It's posts like these that make me glad the wi-fi signal is weak where we are (Zante if you are interested) Not for me either, but thanks for trying. At least ladies if a certain age will be happy, all they need is a bit of Tom and they're all set

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20 September 2011 at 14:04

oh dear, Englebert's is slightly more bearable but like you say carrying the gospel....a necessary evil!

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3 December 2011 at 17:08

You're right that Englebert is swarmy, but here's one little thing I do dig about him -- how cool is it that someone with such an outrageously, joyously ethnic name -- not "Americanized" at all like Zimmerman did with his -- was a hit artist at one time? It's just a nice little comment on America at that time that the name didn't get in the way. (Not that it should! In fact more interesting names should help, if anything...)
- Bill

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3 December 2011 at 17:13

A nice thought Bill pity he was born Arnold George Dorsey; 2 May 1936 sort of spoils it!

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