Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Sebastian Cabot Actor: Bob Dylan Poet
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Sebastian's The MAN! Dylan, eat yer heart out!
Shlomo Sinatra | Alaska | 02/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"KICKING ASS and taking NAMES! This CD is so awesome, I can hardly believe it.
And they thought when Dylan "went electric" was mind-blowing and revolutionary.
This was surely the inspiration for Metal Machine Music.
Sebastian makes these songs a lot more fun than Dylan; he blows Dylan out of the water! Dylan never tried to do a re-make of A Family Affair, which PROVES that he knew he could never top The MAN, Sebastian.
There's some liners here but they're like reading.
The best cuts on this are the overblown Who Killed Davey Moore? (where'd Sebastian get a tape of that to cover? he must've had connections.)
The version of It Ain't Me Babe, is where Sebastian proves his machismo more than any other. He tells her to go lightly from the ledge, and laughs at the thought that he's supposed to gather flowers for this chick, come each time she calls, and die for her? HA! Not Sebastian. He knew who was The MAN!
Then there's his macho version of Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, one of my Favorite Dylan songs ever. This version outdoes Trini Lopez's wonderful crooning version, and Mike Ness's fantastic venom-filled version. Here, Sebastian has only to say "'s alright". That's right, she ain't even worth saying "It". He don't care!
Quit your lowdown ways is interesting: he sounds at times like Walter Brennan, and slips into a Howlin' Wolf thing for a few seconds! Surprising, I don't remember that! (he also, in Who Killed Davey Moore, sounds like the Man In A Hurry from the Andy Griffith show (Robert Emhardt).
Like A Rolling Stone. Um, this is the only version of this song that doesn't have the frightening aspect that Dylan's (or Hendrix's) have. I wonder how Dylan or Hendrix would've been narrating Winnie The Pooh.
This album gives pause to meaningful insights like that.
And Mostly They Sing. Hmm, an original. Well, thats it, false advertising! Nah, it's his, um, tribute to the folk singers and protesters of the day. A SHEER ACT OF REBELLION!!! FREEDOM!
Freedom is what Sebastian doing this album is all about.
This album is the sixties Personified!
FREAKS and Counter-culture protesters UNITE! Power to the People! My name is BLUEBOY, dammit!
But, if you've got the original Stereo vinyl album, HANG ON TO IT!!
For some dumb reason, this masterpice is in Mono! This will surely spark a never ending-debate like that of the first four Beatles' albums in that awful, flat mono sound. You don't treat masterpieces by artists of such caliber as Sebastian Cabot or The Beatles this way!!!!
Recommended for fans of ... someone, I forget who.
It Ain't Me, Babe, Oh-oh-oh-oh No . . .
C. C. Black | Princeton, NJ USA | 05/07/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"How on earth does one review such a thing as this? It's not really camp, for I have the impression that no one intended this album as a put-on. Yet the collision is so improbable, so jolting--Sabby Cabot reciting Bob Dylan over a delicate string ensemble--that you keep listening because you can't believe what you're hearing. It may help if you're at least in your 40s or 50s, for then you'll remember who Cabot was: Mr. French from the 60s sit-com "Family Affair" and among the voice-artists for Disney's "Sword in the Stone" and "Winnie-the-Pooh." Even then, however, you'll likely shake your head wondering, "What were they thinking?" Take it for what it is, however--a genuine oddity, unintentionally hiliarious and too long out of print--and, like me, you'll be glad you paid the price. In Amazon's parallel CD universe Sir John Gielgud recites the works of Johnny Cash, while Dame Judi Dench covers Mick Jagger. I'd buy them all and love every weird, impossible moment."
David A. Silva | Elk Grove, CA United States | 11/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is often mentioned that Sebastian Cabot played Mr. French in Family Affair. What has not yet been pointed out is that he also played the devil on an episode of The Twilight Zone, and listening to this one can easily imagine what is playing on the sound system in Hell. Any fan of John Waters movies will love this.
It is unlike anything else ever recorded, and, hey, it is more consistant than a lot of Dylan albums..."