Today, we have to share one special and a different cover version of the song “Sultans of Swing”. Thanks to our loyal and talented community, we should be proud of all the new versions made by the fans.
Namely, Simmon Barney who is a musician from the USA has made an amazing performance of this legendary rock song. Simmon’s style of playing is like those from the 40s, 50s, and 60s of the last century. Also, his version is mixed with soft and fresh singing interpretations like Frank Sinatra.
This Dire Straits’ “Sultans of Swing” is a blues version, with a jazz and sax beat, as well as retro vintage style. Simmon has shared this unique version for all readers of Dire Straits Blog.
This is one of the very few jazz covers of this song out on YouTube and the internet. As Simmon said, his version not can be considered the best one but is definitely a different cover.
“I don’t know whether you’ll consider this version among the “best”, but it’s certainly a different take than the vast majority of the covers out there. Since the song was inspired by an actual “trumpet-playing band” Mark Knopfler witnessed, I used that and other descriptions from the lyrics to reconstruct the ensemble, and I arrange the song for them,” Simmon has said.
“So, here’s my take on what it might have sounded like, had it been their tune instead of Dire Straits’.”
Mark Knopfler’s lyrics describe a band he encountered in a bar in South London. The following lines depict a particular type of music. This swing version of “Sultans of Swing” by Dire Straits is an arrangement of the song that strives to incorporate as many of those elements as possible into the song itself. Is arranged for a jazz ensemble by Simmon, and read-thru by his friends in Bellevue, Washington, USA.
“If you like this version of “Sultans of Swing” please enjoy, because in that way I’ll be most satisfied and happy for you,” he finished.