Gotta Serve Somebody – The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan

4 out of 5

$4.99

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  1. JSL

    This is a must have for Dylan fans and serious blues, Gospel, folk and rock listeners. I bought this after reading “The spiritual life of Bob Dylan” and this record blew me away. It brought new meaning to every one of these songs in a very good way, most of which I never realized were so close to God, which came as shocking to me, but in a beautiful way. It may be Bob’s best contribution to the human condition as his words are sung and backed up in such a soul-filled meaningful way by some very cool and special Gospel singers and simply great hard driving guitar bands. It culminates with a Bob and Mavis Staples reunion singing “Gotta change my way of thinking”, which did just that to this listener.

  2. G. Duff

    Great collection of truly gifted gospel singers, groups, and choirs doing Dylan’s best Christian period songs. As noted by others, tho all are good, the Chicago Mass Choir version of “pressing On” is almost other-worldly — and one of the finest gospel pieces I’ve ever heard. (I’m a huge Rosetta Tharpe and Dorothy Love Coats fan, for reference purposes; the Shirley Caesar version of “Gotta Serve Somebody” has a nice DL Coates vibe to it.)Tho I’m a lifelong Dylan fan, I’d always skipped his Christian Period albums, owning just about everything pre-Late 70s and Post-early 90s. But, since getting this, I’ve gone back and gotten “Saved” — which has six of the songs featured here, including the original “Pressing On.”That’s a terrific album, too!

  3. Eric Von Schmidt

    This is a must have for Dylan fans and serious blues, Gospel, folk and rock listeners. I bought this after reading “The spiritual life of Bob Dylan” and this record blew me away. It brought new meaning to every one of these songs in a very good way, most of which I never realized were so close to God, which came as shocking to me, but in a beautiful way. It may be Bob’s best contribution to the human condition as his words are sung and backed up in such a soul-filled meaningful way by some very cool and special Gospel singers and simply great hard driving guitar bands. It culminates with a Bob and Mavis Staples reunion singing “Gotta change my way of thinking”, which did just that to this listener.

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