Friday, 21 August 2015

DYLAN COVERS # 197 The Beatles/Phil Ochs/Lucinda Williams - Positively 4th Street


WHAT A DRAG IT IS

 
THE BEATLES - Positively 4th Street

Here are some interesting ones. First up is none other that The Beatles themselves doing a little warm up by doing Positively 4th Street. Pity about the quality and it is a shame the version is not longer. This can be found on Let It Be Rehearsals Vol 2.

Now this is really good, especially as it is rumoured that Phil may well be one of the influence why Dylan wrote the song. It is also relevant, as at one point Bob apparently threw Phil out of his car (not literally. This is well documented in the book Positively 4th Street,  a must read. The short track is on
Hero of the Game - Live  New York Radio Broadcast 1965. 

Finally one of my favourite covers and this is a version by Lucinda Williams and can be found on Bottom Line Archive Series Vol 1

 
PHIL OCHS - Positively 4th Street 
 
LUCINDA WILLIAMS - Positively 4th Street 

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22 August 2015 at 09:11

It's rather heartbreaking to hear Phil Ochs singing this.

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23 August 2015 at 21:16

Lucinda's version is really good. What a voice.

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