Friday, March 14, 2008

A Gershwin Friday: Dylan Sings "Soon"

Bob Dylan performing "Soon" at a George Gershwin Tribute held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on March 11, 1987.

Maybe not the greatest performance ever, but one that carries a lot of historic weight. At least at this point, it's the only known recording of Dylan performing Gershwin.

Interesting that he chose "Soon," a song that doesn't seem obviously Dylan-esque. I would've thought he'd go with one of those darker, minor-chord pieces in Porgy and Bess.


crystal said...

Happy Easter and thanks for making mine so apecial :-)

cowboyangel said...

Thanks, Crystal.