A happy Monday to you all. The Monday Morning Blues continues today with the third selection in our Bob Dylan December.
Today, I’m posting a cover of “From a Buick 6,” again from the great Highway 61 Revisited album. This song certainly has appeal to a blues musician—I think it’s one of Dylan’s most succesful transformations of the old time blues feel into an updated lyrical presentation & (in his case) electric sound. Because I wanted a bit of that raw sound in my version, I used the Regal resonator guitar—the metal body can be easily coaxed into a natural distortion that seems just the ticket for this song. The guitar is tuned to drop D—for those non-guitarists out there, that means the lowest sounding string is tuned down to a D rather than an E as in in standard tuning. The guitar is capoed, so the actual key is Eb.
Please check in on Friday, Christmas Eve, for a seasonal tune from the Alice in Wonder Band archives. & next Monday will wrap up our Dylan feature!
Hope you enjoy it!