Friday, 21 September 2012

DYLAN COVERS #67 - The Association/Jerry Jeff Walker - One Too Many Mornings

With silver hair, a ragged shirt, and baggy pants


 
THE ASSOCIATION - One Too Many Mornings(1965)

This is a great Dylan song full of atmosphere, I love the lines  'As the night comes in a-fallin' the dogs'll  loose their bark'.  I have taken two different takes in two completely different styles. The first one is by the 60's group The Association (remember Windy?) it is quite an unusual take and not what you would expect from that type of group. It was first released as a single in 1965.

The second version is from Country singer Jerry Jeff Walker who is probably best know for writing the classic Mr Bojangles. The story goes that Jerry met a guy in prison and he wrote the song based on that guy's story. Interestingly Dylan covered Mr Bojangles on the covers album Dylan, which is not as bad as it's reputation.  Check out Lily of the West if you have any doubts. This cover is from Jerry's 1977 album A Man Must Carry On  and is really good and a far superior effort to the Association.  
 
JERRY JEFF WALKER - One Too Many Mornings(1968)

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Anonymous
21 September 2012 at 20:28

Walker's version of One Too Many Mornings is on his 1977 album A Man Must Carry On, not Mr Bojangles. Just in case you were looking for it...

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21 September 2012 at 22:15

'As the night comes in a-fallin' the dogs'll loose their bark'is one of my favorite song.

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21 September 2012 at 22:38

Anon - well spotted and thamks for pointing this out

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23 September 2012 at 13:54

I'd not heard either of these before and call me Mr Controversial, but I prefer The Association's version out of the two. They seem to throw in everything but the kitchen sink to produce, as you say, a quite unusual take. Jerry Jeff's is nice too though!

Keep up the good work OPC!

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23 September 2012 at 19:36

The Association's version isn't bad and very evocative of its time. Jerry Jeff Walker's take is certainly sleepy in a rather groovy way. Nice voice.

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