Monday, August 30, 2010

KT Tunstall: Tangled Up In Blue

Today’s Monday cover is Scottish vocalist KT Tunstall’s rendition of Bob Dylan’s classic track “Tangled up in Blue.” This live cut is fantastic. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen anyone play drums with a set of maracas. KT’s raw voice brings a different type emotion to Dylan’s 1975 hit from “Blood on the Tracks.”

KT is playing a Gibson Dove – a guitar that Gibson developed specifically for the gospel music industry. Her bassist is sporting what appears to be an Epiphone Jack Casady Bass – a copy of the famed Gibson EB-2 that Casady used almost exclusively with the Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna. The loops at the beginning of this cut that’s set up the rhythm of the song is accomplished by two pedals: an Akai E2 Head Rush and a Boss Digital Delay.

Live Version by Dylan

Rolling Stone ranks “Tangled up in Blue” as 68th in the top 500 songs of all time. The single peaked in the US at #31 for Mr. Zimmerman.

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