Jun 082017
 
jeffrey foucault covers

When we posted covers of every song off Bob Dylan’s 1978 album Street Legal, we discovered many tracks had rarely been covered. “Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)” was not among them. Even on a divisive album, Street Legal haters or agnostics can agree that “Señor” is solid. We included Calexico’s gorgeous flamenco-inflected cover in that post, but singer-songwriter Jeffrey Foucault’s beautiful new acoustic version gives that a run for its money.

Foucault, like me, is an ardent Street Legal defender. And for those who can’t get beyond Dylan’s big band and backing singers, his tender and emotive delivery should help drive the point home that “Señor” is one of Bob’s all-time great songs.

We asked him to tell us how he came to cover this song. Here’s what he told us. Continue reading »

Jul 272011
 

In the past 48 hours, three great new covers have crossed our path/inbox. They have two things in common: they’re all songs by Neil Young and they’re all relatively obscure gems. We thought that worth a special roundup for the hardcore Young fans among you (or just anyone who appreciates good songwriting). If you’re sick of lounge-jazz versions of “Heart of Gold,” well, this note’s for you… Continue reading »