Sunday, 2 December 2012

Waterboy

As reasonably serious Bob Dylan fans me and the missus scurried out to buy No Direction Home on the day it was released.  It's a great film, I especially like the interview with Bob when he's rocking back and forth in his chair, physically and mentally on the very edge.

Of all the many songs featured in the film the one that most blew me away was Waterboy by Odetta, and I've been quietly on the look out for it ever since (about seven years, I was surprised to learn). During my quest I turned up many a disappointing version. However, yesterday I found the one true version - hiding on a Harry Belafonte live album.

Odetta Waterboy

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