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Susan Tedeschi — Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Album: Wait For Me
Avg rating:
6.3

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Total ratings: 196









Released: 2002
Length: 4:41
Plays (last 30 days): 1
ain't no use to sit an wonder why, babe
if you don't know by now
oh now ain't no use to sit and wonder why
it won't ever do somehow

oh when your rooster crows at the break of dawn
look out your window and know i'll be gone
oh you're the reason i'm travelin on
dont think twice, it's alright

there ain't no use in turnin on your light, babe
the light i've never known
oh now it ain't no use in turnin on your light, babe
i'm on the dark side of the road

oh now i'm thinkin and i'm wonderin, walkin down the road
oh i once loved a man of child i am told
oh i gave him my heart, but he wanted my soul
don't think twice, it's alright

there ain't no use in callin out my name, boy
like you never done before
oh now ain't no use in callin out my name now
cause i can't hear anymore

oh i wish there was something you might do or say
oh to try to make me change my mind and stay
oh but we never did too much talkin anyways
don't think twice, it's alright

so long, honey baby
where i'm bound, i can't tell
oh but good-bye is too good a word now
so i'll just say fare-thee-well

oh now i ain't sayin that you treated me unkind
oh you coulda done better, but oh i don't mind
oh you just kinda wasted all of my precious time
don't think twice, it's alright

oh you just kinda wasted all of my precious time
don't think twice, it's alright
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I’ll give this one to bob. Always one of my favorites and always brings a big smile. This one just misses the mood.
Although to my ears somehow in this version the song loses its "pace" and flow, which is what makes it even greater (apart from the fabolous lyrics), it is still a good effort.
 jupp53 wrote:
Pardon, this is the worst cover from a professional artist I ever heard. She didn't make it her song. She doesn't tell the story of someone really leaving with her .voice. And this "heavenly harmonic" music accompagnying.! She really can do better. My first rated one in years of listening to Radio Paradise.
 
I'll agree with you in sentiment, as a cover of a breakup song this one seems to completely miss the mark.  On the other hand, this is a good example of what a 'good' singing voice can do to a song that shouldn't be 'pretty' - so there's that too.  I'll go with a 4 rating on this one....Long Live RP and all the decisions BnR make on what to play!!
Pardon, this is the worst cover from a professional artist I ever heard. She didn't make it her song. She doesn't tell the story of someone really leaving with her .voice. And this "heavenly harmonic" music accompagnying.! She really can do better. My first rated one in years of listening to Radio Paradise.
She has managed to make me forget the Dylan version.  Great cover.
 stellarblue11 wrote:
Saw her sing this along side her husband (Derek Trucks) in ATL, GA earlier this year, it was very powerful. I wish that he had played on all of the tracks on her album!!
 

And now he does (in the Tedeschi Trucks Band).
   I love this version and her voice.  Beautiful. 
 jackvh wrote:
Some people shouldn't touch a Dylan song. This one does not work...Blech!!!
 
Just like most of (all?) Bob's songs this benefits from a real vocalist belting it out. He was a great songwriter but... 
She is really awesome with the Tedeschi Trucks Band, a band formed with her husband, Derek Trucks.

She can play a pretty mean guitar too...
Under rated, she has a voice, can belt out, I like her version.

Susan Tedeschi  by Bryan Ledgard
There is nothing wrong with this cover in my book. The first time I heard it, I bought the CD. I bet even Bob would say he liked it, if you could ever get a straight answer out of him.
Door wrote:
frankie valli did it best
Fairly obscure reference, but pretty funny. I'd still go w/ the dill pickle myself.
MisterVErb wrote:
now that's just wrong
apparently, the poster thought better of it and deleted it. Or perhaps his fingers fell off...karma, you know.
RabbitEars wrote:
life sqwozen out of song
Sqwozen. I'll have to remember that word!
Some people shouldn't touch a Dylan song. This one does not work...Blech!!!
life sqwozen out of song
Her voice gets to me, in a good way.
Looking forward to seeing her in Austin...the lady packs quite a punch. I saw her some years ago in upstate New York and everybody left there amazed. Likeable tune certainly.
I was blessed to see Susan do this song live in May with the Allman Bros., and onstage, and I got to meet her and everyone else in the band. After she did this song, the sound guy Carl handed me a piece of paper It was the set list, and Susan autograhed it next to the song. What a night. I will never forget it. thanks for playing it RP!
frankie valli did it best
melissa wrote:
I saw her on Austin City Limits and she can REALLY sing. I've always wondered why she doesn't have more exposure. She does remind me a little of Bonnie Raitt. Maybe she just needs to find her own true voice/style but I think she has some talent to share with the world. Nice to hear! Thanks RP!
I've been following her career for a couple of years now and your right she sounds exactly like a younger Bonnie Raitt. I saw her on Austin City Limits too and she was even better than I though she'd be. I heard that she opened for Bob Dylan at the amphitheater up in Mountainview.
mxdcec wrote:
i wish we could arrest singers for defacing a wonderful song. my ears can only hope throat cancer awaits this singer
now that's just wrong
Helchat wrote:
Check out Bryan Ferry's cover on Frantic... I like it.
:nodhead:
babygirl614 wrote:
She sings this one like it was written for her. It's effortless, she just sails right through it.
was just thinking that... the universal mind's apparently not thinking twice, must be alright.
Can I edit my rating? Downwards?
babygirl614 wrote:
She sings this one like it was written for her. It's effortless, she just sails right through it.
Yes. Wish I could sing like that!
Filofox wrote:
I don't say this often (usually any kind of cover is an improvement on a Bob Dylan track), but I like Dylan's version better. This just sounds bland.
Check out Bryan Ferry's cover on Frantic... I like it.
She sings this one like it was written for her. It's effortless, she just sails right through it.
ridiculous cover
I saw her on Austin City Limits and she can REALLY sing. I've always wondered why she doesn't have more exposure. She does remind me a little of Bonnie Raitt. Maybe she just needs to find her own true voice/style but I think she has some talent to share with the world. Nice to hear! Thanks RP!
jayladdin wrote:
My biggest complaint about Tedeschi - though I truly love her voice - is that she overuses the word "oh" to the point where it's truly grating.
You got that right! She drags that out in almost all her songs, makes her unlistenable.
I kept waiting for the bit where it goes "I'm the train they call the city of New Orleans" :)
I don't say this often (usually any kind of cover is an improvement on a Bob Dylan track), but I like Dylan's version better. This just sounds bland.
Been a fan of Tedeschi since I heard her working at Borders 5+ years ago. Great cover tune, but y'all should play some of her original stuff. :cowboy:
BobVaughan wrote:
She really reminds me of what Bonnie Raitt USED to be in the early days.
Good thing I scrolled down before I wrote my comment...this is EXACTLY what I was thinking.
As an original song, it would get a 5. As yet an other mediocre cover of a great Bob Dylan song, 2 is closer to the mark.
Maybe? Come on. Take a stand one way or th'other... Pyro wrote:
What, your comment? Naaah. This song, maybe.
Pinecone wrote:
Does the world need this?
What, your comment? Naaah. This song, maybe.
Does the world need this?
Saw her sing this along side her husband (Derek Trucks) in ATL, GA earlier this year, it was very powerful. I wish that he had played on all of the tracks on her album!!
:headshake: She sounds like she's trying way too hard to find some soul and with all her trying, its lost.
It's obvious that she's working on a Sass Jordan kind of sound, but isn't quite getting it.
Not heard of her before, but this is a very nice version of this. Thanks to whomever uploaded.
jayladdin wrote:
My biggest complaint about Tedeschi - though I truly love her voice - is that she overuses the word "oh" to the point where it's truly grating.
Thank you, I was just about to say that myself and saw your comment. Yes the Ooooh or Woooe or whatever is overdone. She does it on most of her songs very annoying stylisticly.
Fashionable or not I like that. I'm usually dubious about Bob covers as he does so many himself. :cowboy:
Nice, but I'd like to hear her tackle some other Dylan songs. It's hard to go wrong with this one.
My biggest complaint about Tedeschi - though I truly love her voice - is that she overuses the word "oh" to the point where it's truly grating.
Might be interested in Tedeschi, Martin, & Wood.
This is actually a pretty cool version of this song. Me likee! :)
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Alright! Susan Tedeschi! This CD is very good - great Bluesy stuff with a fantastic voice. She really reminds me of what Bonnie Raitt USED to be in the early days. Way to go Bill - thanks for playing her stuff!