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Monday, September 04, 2006

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Michael Rose "The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll"

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You may remember my post on the Trojan Beatles Box Set a ways back. Well, aside from the Easy Side All Stars' 'Dub Side Of The Moon', the only other reggae tribute record I own is 'Is It Rolling Bob? A Reggae Tribute To Bob Marley', and let me tell you, it comes nowhere NEAR the Beatles box.

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However there's always one crown jewel to be found, even in the biggest piles of shit. The particular jewel to be found here is Michael Rose of Black Uhuru's version of Dylan's "The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll". Never mind the fact that it's one of my favorite Dylan songs to begin with, there are a lot of my other favorites on here too that have been butchered. Or as I like to call it, "Sean Paul-ized". But Roses' version of Dylan's tale of a wrongly murdered servant and the rich man who got off scott free is truly heart felt, and is a testament to the fact that any song can be remade into a thing of entirely different beauty.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dylan, not Marley.

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6:34 AM PDT  
Blogger Metamatician said...

Michael Rose is an amazing talent, I've loved him for years, since Black Uhuru to his records with Heartbeat. Seen him live a couple times too. Nuff respect to RAS Michael!

2:19 PM PDT  

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