Polka Dots And Moonbeams - Bob Dylan

from the album Fallen Angels (2016)

I woke up this morning and read social media comments on the new Bob Dylan album of Frank Sinatra covers.  Too many haters.  "Bob can't sing."  "Why doesn't he stick to originals?"  "Blah, blah, blah."

What they seem to miss is that these songs are love letters to the songwriters.  On this record, Dylan strips down these American Songbook classics to their core.  Unencumbered of glossy productions and ornamentation, we are left to appreciate the craftwork of these compositions in their raw and beautiful splendor.

Listen to the introduction of Polka Dots And Moonbeans.  The soft brushes scratching the snare.  The beautiful tone of the lead guitar.  The steel guitar's dreamy lift.  All of these alluring sounds set to a relaxed tempo that makes you feel like you are on a Hawaiian beach, late in the night, surrounded by polka dots and moonbeams.

Thanks for honoring these songs, Bob.  We get it.

Click Here to listen to Polka Dots And Moonbeams.

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