Friday, March 19, 2010

Tom Rush - Drop Down Mama

Going to keep going with the cover versions here with a cover of one of my all time fave blues tunes, drop down mama from Sleepy John Estes. Mr. Tom Rush does a country rock version with a vocal somewhat reminiscent of Dylan. If you know the original you'll know this is pretty different from the OG tune. If you don't you should enjoy this none the less but you should however run out immediately and find the Sleepy John Estes version post haste.... As for Tom Rush:

Rush was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. His father was a teacher at St. Paul's School, in Concord, New Hampshire. Tom began performing in 1961 while studying at Harvard University. He majored in English literature. Many of his early recordings are versions of Lowland Scots and Appalachian folk songs. He regularly performed at the Club 47 coffeehouse (now called Club Passim) in Cambridge and the Unicorn in Boston.
Rush is credited by Rolling Stone magazine with ushering in the era of the singer/songwriter. In addition to performing his own compositions, he covered songs by Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Murray McLauchlan, David Wiffen and William Hawkins, helping them to gain recognition early in their careers.

Tom Rush - Drop Down Mama

1 comment:

G said...

Just wanted to say thanks for this and everything else you've taken the time to upload. Killer, killer collection sir.

That Collosseum track is gonna get an airing this weekend for starters.