Saturday, October 27, 2012

Red sails on the horizon

One of these days I want to take a look at Dylan's latest record, The Tempest. Again he creates from whatever's at hand, including bits and pieces of others' music in time. I like The Tempest. It may not be great across the board. But some numbers are more than great - they are unimaginable without there being a Bob Dylan. But anyway for the Dr Bop Mog Sat Night Fish Fry that is tonight I am gonna look at Red Sails  in the Sunset - an old Tin Pan Alley piece done by Bing, Kate Smith, Fats, Eddie Duchin - ton o people. Dylan's Beyond the Horizon conjures that Red Sails mood.

(Red sails in the sunset, way out on the sea)
Oh, carry my loved one home safely to me
(She sailed at the dawning, all day I've been blue)
Red sails in the sunset; I'm trusting in you Bob Dylan (Beyond the Horizon) Louis Armstrong Jimmy McGriff (the cover made this a finalist, to be honest). Bing Crosby

Posted by Jack Dr Mog Mop Vaughan

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