His Impressive “Mr. Banker” Cover Will Have You Missing The Original Lynyrd Skynyrd
via YouTube Channel (Bryan Bone)
Mr. Banker Please
As one of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s greatest hits over the years, “Mr. Banker” has been proven to be a difficult song to cover vocally, however, Bryan Bone and uncle Dean Black do an outstanding job of resembling the the fallen rockstar’s ballad. Performing this classic at The Backstage Cafe, Bryan and Dean deliver an awesome rendition of the gritty bluesy tune with epic slide guitar work by Dean.
Skynyrd recorded this at their original Muscle Shoals sessions in 1973, but the song went unreleased until it was released on Legend 14 years later. When Pronounced Leh-nerd skin-nerd was re-released, this song was added to the album.
Recorded in ’73 at the “Studio One” Sessions, “Mr. Banker” represents the southern soul that the Jacksonville boys were capable of with Ronnie at the mic, and still are to this day. This track provides incredible vocal quality by the great Ronnie Van Zant with simple blues riffs and killer slide guitar work by Ed King; it is one of Skynyrd’s bluesiest tunes of all time.
Known for his haunting vocals, Ronnie had a way of captivating an audience with his southern discharge simply standing at the mic and Bryan, may not be Ronnie Van Zant, but his voice definitely demands attention without asking for it. We thoroughly enjoyed this exquisite cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Mr. Banker” and we hope you do too.