Thursday, April 15, 2010

Like A Rolling Cabot

This week's musical offering is - well, not really music per se. But close.

Here is Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" as interpreted by actor Sebastian Cabot, who was best known for playing the butler on Family Affair. He also was the narrator of Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968) and Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966). Which is pretty much at the other end of the creative spectrum from Dylan. But really, he should be best known for this record!

It has just occurred to me: you know who else would have done some great interpretations of Bob Dylan stuff? Eeyore. Eeyore even has the right expression! Seriously, can't you just hear Eeyore doing his slowed-down version of  "Subterranean Homesick Blues"? Or how about "Sad-Eyed Donkey of the Lowlands"? This really ought to happen!

The album cover is from Frank's Vinyl Museum. The Eeyore and Dylan pics are from Wikipedia.


Bill said...

Mr. French's version is so much more melodic than the original.
Bob Dylan never did much for me.

Barbara said...

Oh, you must find a copy of "golden throats" cd. Lots of horrible renditions of songs - Julie London singing "Louie Louie", and the classic William Shatner songs...

FreshHell said...


Tori Lennox said...

I've always wondered why Bob Dylan was such hot stuff. Granted as a songwriter his songs are good but as a singer? He's really not very good.

Lidian said...

Bill - I never knew, until yesterday, that he was so multi-talented.

Barbara - Thank you, I will go look for that, just my cup of tea (or glass of Tang, more like)

FreshHell - Apparently the whole album is incredible - it just came out on CD, too, if you can imagine it.

Tori - He is a little rough-hewn, yeah - Lou Reed too. I don't mind it really.