Thursday, April 10, 2014

Light in the Attic Resurrects the Brothers and Sisters' Dylan's Gospel LP

Posted by on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 5:25 PM

And it’s a goddamn joy. Originally released in 1969 and produced by Monterey International Pop Festival mogul Lou Adler, this album of gospelized Bob Dylan songs by the California-based Brothers & Sisters works wonders on both the folk-rock icon’s more overtly religious tracks as well as on the secular ones; in fact, the lascivious “Lay Lady Lay” might be my favorite version here. When you have robustly soulful voices like Merry Clayton (stealer of glory on the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter”), Gloria Jones (“Tainted Love” fame), Edna Wright of the Honeycones, and Clydie King among your 27 vocalists, you’re gonna move some hearts and minds, no matter the material. Seattle’s Light in the Attic reissued this curio on April 1, but it’s no joke—even if it was initially partially conceived to cash in on a popular songwriter’s cachet. Dylan's streetwise songs gracefully make the transition to the church.

Check out samples and read more about Dylan's Gospel here.


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Max Solomon 1
I had thunk it was Dylan's Born-again period songs done up by Gospel Artists.

LITA ought to get on reissuing "Sebastian Cabot,Actor/Bob Dylan, Poet", too. It's absolutely unlistenable.
Posted by Max Solomon on April 10, 2014 at 5:32 PM · Report this
Isn't Dylan a born again, zionist now?
Posted by Wiggle Wiggle on April 10, 2014 at 6:20 PM · Report this
gregario72 3
I love Light in the Attic.
Posted by gregario72 on April 11, 2014 at 10:36 AM · Report this

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