Friday, January 16, 2009

The best song of all time ...

is easily the soul classic "A Change Is Gonna Come," originally written and recorded by Sam Cooke in 1963. Otis Redding's version is my personal favorite (preferably played as loud as possible, late night with a cig and beverage), but its been covered countless times, some of which I already had, some I did not. Of the traditional-soul takes, Redding, Aretha Franklin (who adds a bit of a jam to it,awesome) and Cooke destroy, any other conventional soul attempt is redundant (Al Green, etc). Singing of this kind isn't exactly Dylan's strong suit, but it still works. And the Cold War Kids version sounds a bit affected, but it would still be fun as shit to hear live.

1. Otis Redding
This always makes me think of the scene in "The Sandlot" with the kids on the baseball diamond watching the 4th of July fireworks.

2. Sam Cooke

A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke

3. Aretha Franklin

Al Green

Cold War Kids - (No video available)

Some dood on youtube

Brother Jack McDuff

A Change is Gonna Come - Brother Jack McDuff

Bob Dylan


Anonymous said...

Not quite sure if I can come up with a strong suit for Dylan these days. Granted, he's a legend and I appreciate his work...

but I saw him a couple years ago with FooFighters and I was sadly disappointed.

kinda dig that youtube kid. gonna look for some other vids.

Warped Coasters said...

yeah ive heard he's not quite the revelation live he used to be ... but his last 3 albums have been awesome, especially "Modern Times."