Friday, October 28, 2011

Shawn Colvin Covers Bob Dylan and Talking Heads

Shawn Colvin with Bob Dylan and Sheryl Crow at the 1998 Grammy's
You gotta love Shawn Colvin: she has a great voice, she's a fine songwriter, she's beautiful, she's smart, she runs triathlons, and she's got great taste in covers (see her album "Cover Girl", or if you can find it my compilation "Return of the Cover Girl"). These two tracks are from the twentieth anniversary show of Cambridge, Massachusetts' legendary Club Passim, which, strangely enough, was held at Boston's Orpheum Theatre, on October 19, 1989 (and thankfully broadcast on WGBH). The first is a Talking Heads song off their album "Speaking in Tongues"; the second is a Bob Dylan song off "Blood on the Tracks." Colvin infuses both with her wistful magic, and gets an assist from Greg Brown on "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go." Big hat-tip to tspine at Dime for the original up.

Naive Melody (This Must Be the Place)

You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

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  1. That "This Must Be the Place" cover is just spectacular - really captures the essence of the Talking Heads original - unlike that tripe cover by MGMT.

  2. So glad to find your new blog. Some very interesting music here, I really enjoyed both of these tracks.