Under Cover (March 2015) – Bob Dylan
This is our newly launched Under Cover feature. Every month we will be offering free downloads of two cover songs: one recorded by Cowboy Junkies and another recorded by a Latent artist. We are running this feature off of the Latent Recordings Facebook page. All you need to do is go to the page, click the Under Cover link and follow the prompts
If there is one person that acts as the glue that binds all practisioners of so-called Americana Music, that person is Bob Dylan. It doesn't seem to matter what "version" of Bob that you grew up listening to, he invariably finds his way in to your music. I came of Bob-age during his third rebirth, the one that took place in the early seventies and produced Blood On The Tracks and Desire. Those two albums found their way further in to my soul than any nun or priest that I had the misfortune to come up against in my childhood. I don't now if I could ever attempt to cover one of those songs, they are too special, too sacred in many ways. But it is necessary to express your inner-Bob every now and then and for this recording we took a little known gem, If You Got To Go, Go Now (at least it was little know when we recorded it) from early in his electric period and had some fun with it.
Jerry Leger would have become of Bob-age during Dylan's fifth, six or seventh rebirth. He was exposed and opened to some of Dylan's work that probably past me by. Shot Of Love was definitely an album that I ignored when it came out (I kind of got in to Slow Train Coming, but that was it for his Christian period for me). But the album found a place in to Jerry's musical DNA and here it is represented by his version of Heart Of Mine. Enjoy.