Saturday, March 12, 2011

Covers that you might not have known are covers: "All Along the Watchtower"

"All Along the Watchtower"

Familiar version: Jimi Hendrix (1968)
Original version: Bob Dylan (1967)

Hendrix's version is so definitive that even Dylan said he never played the song the same way after he listened to how Jimi played it.

Jimi Hendrix (Atlanta Pop Festival, 1970)



Bob Dylan



Lots of times, the most familiar version of a song isn't the original version. I write about some of these "covers that you might not have known are covers" on occasional Saturdays.

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