Various Artists – Gotta Serve Somebody:The Gospel Songs Of Bob Dylan

Gospel singers praise Bob, with bonus visitation by the man himself

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Most of us found Dylan’s conversion to Christianity in the late ’70s hard to take. Yet it’s undeniable his notorious ‘born again’ albums, Long Train Coming and Saved, contain some mighty powerful songs, whether or not you agree with the evangelical sentiments.

This compilation assembles 10 of them, covered in true testifying gospel fashion by the likes of Aaron Neville, the Mighty Clouds Of Joy and Sounds Of Blackness.

But the real reason you’re likely to want this collection is that Dylan himself guests with Mavis Staples on a gruff-but-glorious re-reading of 1979’s “Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking”.


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