Thursday, January 5, 2012

Classic Song Of The Week - If I Were A Carpenter...

 "Some songs - Dylan's most obviously- have a special quality of loyalty: except on very rare occasions - as when Hendrix covered "All Along The Watchtower" or Keith Jarret "My Back Pages" - they come fully alive only when they are played by their composer. Others drift from performer to performer, happily, promiscuously."

-- Geoff Dyer from his collection of essays: "Otherwise Known As The Human Condition".

I think Tim Hardin's, If I were A Carpenter, is like that. Here he is performing it at Woodstock:

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