Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Man In The Long Black Coat: Barb Jungr covers Dylan

English covers chanteuse Barb Jungr took her Dylan covers show, Man In The Long Black Coat, to Brighton last week.

Although in the area, I decided to miss it. I’ve seen Jungr’s Dylan show before - as far as covers shows go, it was a good gig. Jungr is an interesting artist and an able performer.

But I’d rather listen to the real thing, even on CD. Covers… tributes… reinterpretations… rehashes – none of them rings my bell any more.

“Barb Jungr”: odd name for a Scouser? Well, Barb is short for Barbara, and her father was Hungarian.

Gerry Smith