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Friday Night Videos

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Man, but do I love it when somebody other than Bob Dylan sings a Bob Dylan song — so here’s the terminally smooth Robert Palmer performing “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” along with an otherwise-useless cover band, UB40.

I was happily surprised to find that there was a video made of this record, since I don’t recall it ever being released as a single. It came off his 1990 album, Don’t Explain, which featured the mega-selling medley of Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me” and “I Want You.” It was a big album of 18 tracks, and a nice return to Palmer’s Pop/Bahamian roots after his wildly successful foray into more guitar-driven material with 1985’s Riptide and 1988’s Heavy Nova.

If you can’t find some joy in a Bob Dylan lyric set to a Caribbean sound with a Palmer delivery, then you might be listening wrong.