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Is It Rolling Bob? A Reggae Tribute to Bob Dylan [DualDisc]
     

Is It Rolling Bob? A Reggae Tribute to Bob Dylan [DualDisc]

 
The music of Bob Dylan has long been highly valued in Jamaica (the Wailers recorded an odd, eerie version of "Like a Rolling Stone" as early as 1966), and given the amazing elastic mutability of his songs (and the equally elastic adaptability of reggae rhythms), it should come as no surprise that a collection of reggae covers of his

Overview

The music of Bob Dylan has long been highly valued in Jamaica (the Wailers recorded an odd, eerie version of "Like a Rolling Stone" as early as 1966), and given the amazing elastic mutability of his songs (and the equally elastic adaptability of reggae rhythms), it should come as no surprise that a collection of reggae covers of his compositions should pop up now and again. Is It Rolling Bob? is a two-disc affair, presenting 14 reggaefied versions of Dylan songs on the first disc, with a second bonus DVD of 5.1 Surround mixes, and while nothing is patently awful, the truth is that most of these tracks are more curious than inspiring or memorable. The fact that Jamaica was once essentially an island slave plantation (and given that Toots Hibbert could sing the want ads and make them stick) gives "Maggie's Farm" an added poignancy here, while "Mr. Tambourine Man" makes an amazingly fluid transition to reggae in the hands of the great Gregory Isaacs, but tracks like "Lay Lady Lay" by the Mighty Diamonds mostly just sound strange, even slightly off-kilter. For the casual listener, these versions will simply be mildly interesting curios.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2005
Label:
Silverline
UPC:
0676628460320
catalogNumber:
284603

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Times They Are A-Changin'
  2. Maggie's Farm
  3. Just Like a Woman
  4. Lay, Lady, Lay
  5. Gotta Serve Somebody
  6. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  7. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
  8. Subterranean Homesick Blues
  9. Mr. Tambourine Man
  10. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
  11. One Too Many Mornings
  12. Blowin' in the Wind
  13. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

Disc 2

  1. The Times They Are A-Changin'
  2. Maggie's Farm
  3. Just Like a Woman
  4. Lay, Lady, Lay
  5. Gotta Serve Somebody
  6. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  7. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
  8. Subterranean Homesick Blues
  9. Mr. Tambourine Man
  10. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
  11. One Too Many Mornings
  12. Blowin' in the Wind
  13. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
  14. Subterranean Homesick Blues
  15. Making of the Album
  16. The Times They Are A-Changin'
  17. Lay, Lady, Lay
  18. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  19. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol
  20. One Too Many Mornings
  21. Blowin' in the Wind
  22. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
  23. Artist Photos
  24. Liner and Track Notes
  25. ROM Content

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sly Dunbar   Drums
Dean Fraser   Saxophone
Tony Garnier   Bass
Steve Golding   Rhythm Guitar
Toots Hibbert   Harmonica,Hand Drums
Lee Jaffe   Harmonica
Sky Juice   Percussion
Robert Lyn   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Dwight Pinkney   Guitar
Earl "Chinna" Smith   Guitar
Drummie Zeb   Drums
Glen Brownie   Bass
Leeba Hibbert   Background Vocals
Dale Brown   Bass
Jannelle Guillot   Voiceover
Courick Clarke   Keyboards
Chuckie Youth   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Doctor Dread   Director,Producer
Fatta   Engineer
Jimmie Gately   Engineer
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
John Trickett   Executive Producer
Dick Bangham   Art Direction
Derrick Litchmore   Engineer
Bob Michaels   Executive Producer
Mike Cacia   Videography
Nigel Burrell   Engineer
Tixie   Engineer
Jeff Dean   Executive Producer
A.J. Lara   Video Editor
Kehni Davis   Quality Control
Ignacio Monge   Authoring
Masanobu Murakami   Graphic Design
Greg Deutelbaum   Direction,Product Development
Dwight "Fudgie" Dias   Engineer
Kevin Coons   Authoring

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