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2-05 Hey Jude

As requested, more Duane.



1 NoamSane   ~  Oct 19, 2011 1:49 pm

MUCH better than the original, thelarmis?

2 Jon DeRosa   ~  Oct 19, 2011 2:02 pm

I always miss out on audio and video posts cuz I can't fire them up at work. I'll have to remember to go back to this one tonight. Jude's the name we chose for my 4 yr old.

3 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2011 2:37 pm

[1] Ha! Like the Aretha cut, it does what a great cover version should do - put a different spin and a personal stamp on someone else's song. This doesn't make you forget The Beatles, it just makes you clear some extra room in your record collection for the Wicked Mr. Pickett!

4 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2011 2:41 pm

The story goes that Pickett wanted no part of Hey Jude, as The Beatles record had just come out a few months earlier. Allman goaded him into it.

5 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2011 8:37 pm

Awesome track!

6 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 20, 2011 1:33 am

Fantastic track. In the Keith Richards biography there's a note about Duane from Jim Dickinson, who played on the recording of Wild Horses, which they cut in Muscle Shoals Studio. He mentions watching Mick write the lyrics for Brown Sugar as fast as his hand could move on a yellow legal pad. As soon as he was done, they cut it. And he says that Mick really sings "Skydog slaver" even though the lyrics are printed as "scarred old slaver." Apparently, "Skydog was what everyone called Duane 'cause he was stoned all the time. Mick heard it and thought it was cool, so he sang that in the recording.

7 NoamSane   ~  Oct 20, 2011 8:05 am

[4] Never heard that. Good story.
[3] Haven't heard this in years actually. MUCH better than I remembered. Pickett's "Jude" > Aretha's "The Weight". IMO.

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