By Jim Fusco:
Hey hey, everyone! Time for another Laptop Session acoustic cover song music video from yours truly, Jim Fusco!
Tonight, I bring you a song that I’ve known for a very long time- “It Ain’t Me Babe” by the Turtles. Of course, it took until Chris became interested in Bob Dylan (sometime around 2000) for me to realize that he actually wrote this song. So, why did I come back to it tonight?
Well, I love the Turtles version- it’s a great rock song that has slow parts on the verses and faster rockin’ parts on the choruses. Plus, it’s short and just has so much energy packed into it’s two minutes.
But, I also thought of covering it because I was just listening to “The Bob Dylan Show”, which is a radio show on our own WCJM Radio. This really isn’t a great show in terms of execution- Chris and I did it on a whim and Chris just wasn’t on his “A-game” when it came to on-air chatter. For the most part, the show seems forced and that’s probably why I kept it offline and in the archives since the summer of 2001 when it was recorded.
Actually, an interesting note- Chris talks about looking forward to when Dylan’s new album at the time, “Love and Theft”, would be released- he says he can’t wait for September 11th to get here. Little did we all know…
But, I digress.
The show actually redeems itself because of the music (which is surprising when talking about a show with all Bob Dylan music). The covers of his songs from Manfred Mann (“The Mighty Quinn”) and George Harrison (“I’d Have You Anytime” and the co-written “If Not For You”) are great additions. I actually listened to the show twice this week (putting up with the really poor dialogue- I’ve had better conversations with myself!) because I wanted to hear those great cover versions of Dylan’s songs again from the likes of Eric Clapton (“Born In Time”), Jimi Hendrix (“All Along the Watchtower”) and, of course, the Byrds.
So, after you’re done watching my acoustic cover song music video here today, you should head on over to WCJM Internet Radio and listen to “The Bob Dylan Show” (or any other show there) absolutely free! There’s nothing to sign up for or anything like that. Just click “Play” and start listening. Click HERE to visit the “Jammin’ With Jim Show” page and click on “The Bob Dylan Show”.
I hope you enjoy both forms of entertainment this Tuesday. I’m very excited for the next few days, as they’re starting to frame our new home and all employees at work were given a surprise free “Appreciation Day” off, so I get to choose any day in the next two weeks and just not go to work! I love my job. 🙂
Have a great one, and to echo Chris’ sentiment yesterday- please make sure to come back for another great acoustic rock cover song music video from our very own Jeff Copperthite on his “Thumpin’ Thursday” post! See you next week.