THE CHRISTMAS BLUES — IN THE HEART

Bob Dylan’s Christmas In the Heart, track by track . . .

This song is a bit of a mind-bender.  It’s an ersatz, easy-listening, Tin Pan Alley blues — Dean Martin sang the classic version.  Dylan sings it with a combination of Dino’s nonchalance and the rough vocal directness of a real bluesman.

It’s like hearing Charlie Patton sing “Blues In the Night” in a Las Vegas lounge backed by the Count Basie Orchestra of the Fifties.

It doesn’t have the strong emotional impact of some songs on the album but it’s a lot of fun — and it fills in a few tesserae of the musical mosaic that is Christmas In the Heart.

Back to the Christmas In the Heart track list page.

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