Saturday, January 19, 2013

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Bromberg Covers Dylan

David Bromberg covered Bob Dylan's "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" at WFUV Public Radio, Fordham University, Bronx, NY. The song is on Bromberg's excellent acoustic blues album "Try Me One More Time" (2007); the original is on Dylan's classic "Highway 61 Revisited" (1965).


Michael The Molar Maven said...

I remember hearing Bromberg perform this the first time and thinking that Dylan wrote it knowing that someday someone like Bromberg would come along and record. I found it rather informative that Bromberg, who possesses one of the sharpest senses of humor in music, displays here, in this excellent choice, the intensity and reverence that the song deserves.

Jeff Tone said...

Bromberg is one of the most diverse performers around, both in genre and expression.