Thursday, September 27, 2018
I Dig A Cover
The first time I heard this cover of "Tomorrow Never Knows" was when the producer of this cover, the late, great genius Bob Belden came into my shop and said, "Check out this cover I produced." Bob Belden was a gifted jazz musician, producer and arranger, and a regular at NYCD. He would walk in, hear one second of the music playing in the shop, and identify the song, session, take and players. I witnessed this almost daily.
This track is a Blue Note session from 1998 and features Dianne Reeves on vocals, Billy Kilson on drums, David Dyson on bass, Fareed Haque on sitar, Tim Hagens on trumpet and Belden himself on tympani. I think I can say, unequivocally, that this is my favorite Beatles cover.
I was going to leave it that, but I thought of another Beatles cover I love-- The Posies version of "I'm Looking Through You." It's faithful...but to the outtake! I always loved that they chose to do that.
Favorite Beatles cover? Do you have one? I know this may seem like a tired exercise, but I am really interested. I never tire of The Beatles, and listening to Bob Belden's "Tomorrow Never Knows" fired me up. Surprise me!
Posted by Sal Nunziato at 6:29 AM