Thursday, August 31, 2006

New Mark Erelli mp3

Mark Erelli covers When The Ship Comes In as his "mp3 of the month" for September. Go to and follow the links.
Thanks to Michael Tearson for the tip.

Searching For A Gem is back

After a lengthy re-organization, Searching For A Gem is now back and up-to-date. All you'll ever want to know about Bob Dylan official releases & rarities. Welcome back Alan!

New cover: The Kennedys

The Kennedys cover A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall on their new all-covers album Songs of the Open Road, to be released October 3 by Appleseed Records. Pre-order available from:

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

New addition to Dylan Covers on non-Dylan tributes

The 76th album added to the Dylan Covers on non-Dylan Tributes page is Smooth Sax Tribute to Norah Jones, a 2005 instrumental CD with a cover of Heart Of Mine. The CD is listed on-line as by various artists, but no credits are given. It's possible the entire CD is by uncredited studio players. For now I have listed it as by "anonymous/uncredited artist," details will be added when available. If you have any info about this CD please leave a comment or contact me.
Thanks to Jean Fernandez for the tip.

Available from: / / /

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

New cover: Phil Lesh & Friends

The bonus DVD included with the upcoming Phil Lesh & Friends CD Live at the Warfield includes a cover of All Along The Watchtower. The CD & video were recorded May 18 and 19, 2006 at The Warfield Theater in San Francisco. Friends include Larry Campbell & Joan Osborne. To be released October 31, pre-order available from:

Modern Times U.S. release today

If you haven't ordered it yet, please consider supporting by using the links at
The Shop.
Thank You. -- D.P.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Collector's Guides updates

Chris Smither:
+ 2006 CD Leave The Light On with Visions of Johanna
Rod Stewart:
+ 2006 CD Still The Same... Great Rock Classics Of Our Time with If Not For You
Reggae (Jamaica):
506 Crew: + 1996 CD Let's Sit Down and Talk It Over with Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Reggae (World):
Keith Hudson: + 1974 UK LP Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood with I Shall Be Released

Saturday, August 26, 2006

New Collector's Guides: Happy Traum & Susan Tedeschi

Two new artist pages have been added to Dylan Covers Collector's Guides:

The Happy Traum page lists 6 Dylan covers, both solo and with brother Artie Traum, ranging from 1963's I Will Not Go Down Under The Ground from Broadside Ballads Vol.1 to Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You from 2005's I Walk The Road Again.

The Susan Tedeschi page includes her Don't Think Twice, It's All Right and Lord, Protect My Child covers, plus several live versions of Don't Think Twice, both solo and with The Allman Brothers Band.

The 105th and 106th Artist Collector's Guides.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

New in the collection: Skip Heller

The Man In Me
Skip Heller
vocal by Stan Ridgway
CD: Hyena Records TMF 9318; 2004 (US)

This short (1:51) version of The Man In Me closes an otherwise all instrumental jazz album by the eclectic Los Angeles musician Skip Heller. Stan Ridgway provides the vocal. The album has been added to the Jazz Collector's Guide.

Available from: / / /

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

New covers

• New England bluegrass band Crooked Still covers Oxford Town on their new CD Shaken by a Low Sound. Available from:
Thanks to Michael Tearson for the tip.

Elana James (now on tour with Bob) covers One More Night on her self-titled solo CD. Available from CD Baby.
Thanks to Dirk Krah for the tip.

Sammy Hagar covers Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 on the new CD Livin' It Up! by Sammy and the Wabos. Available from:

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

New downloads

• 2 new Polish translations from Sylwek Szweda. See his list HERE.
#70. Ona Należy Do Mnie (She Belongs To Me)
#71. Zdarzenie W Hiszpańskim Harlemie (Spanish Harlem Incident)

Jackson K. Eskew has added several new Dylan covers to his page.
Now available:
I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine, It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Make You Feel My Love, Not Dark Yet, Oh Sister, Positively 4th Street, Ring Them Bells (2 versions), Shooting Star, Tryin' To Get To Heaven

2 new additions to Dylan Covers on non-Dylan tributes

Two new All Along The Watchtowers from Jimi Hendrix tributes added to the Dylan Covers on non-Dylan Tributes page:

Gypsy Blood: a tribute to Jimi Hendrix Vol.2, a 2004 various artists CD includes a 5-minute Watchtower by surf guitar legend Merrell Fankhauser, recorded in 2002.
Available from: /

Drifting: Joe Sachse plays Jimi Hendrix, a 2006 CD by the German guitarist.
Available from:

Monday, August 21, 2006

New in the collection: Tracks

All Along The Watchtower
The Very Best of Tracks 1969-1974
CD: Boston Skyline BCD111; rec.1970 - 1991 CD (US)

Tracks was formed at New Hampshire's Dartmouth College in 1969. They performed at clubs and frat houses throughout northern New England, Boston and Philadelphia.
All Along The Watchtower was considered their signature song, this 8:24 studio version was recorded in Boston, February 1970. The band self-released a 3-LP set of their recordings in 1975, later condensed for this 1991 CD release. In the notes, there is a quote from a Boston radio music director: "Real gems of early '70s rock, with flashes of Yes and Mahavishnu... The best Watchtower on record!" High praise indeed, although Jimi fans may disagree!

This CD appears to be out-of-print, but used copies are often available from: / / /

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Dylan Title Tracks updated

Maria Muldaur's Heart of Mine and The Jamie Saft Trio's Trouble have been added to the Dylan Title Tracks album pages.

New in the collection: Sonoma

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
LP: Dunhill DSX-50156; 1973 (US)

Not much information is available about the California 2-man & 2-woman quartet Sonoma, but they played a rockin' piano version of Don't Think Twice on their 1973 self-titled LP, with a male lead and female background vocals. Group members were Charlie Merriam, Kathy Ward, Tricia Johns and Steve Adler. Merriam wrote the band's original songs. Several more familiar names played on the album sessions, including Larry Carlton, Wilton Felder, Joe Osborn, Jim Gordon and Michael Omartian.

Friday, August 18, 2006

New cover: Steve Hackett

Ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett covers Man in the Long Black Coat on his upcoming album Wild Orchids, to be released 9/12.
Thanks to Michael Tearson for the tip.

New in the collection: Jon Hamar

My Back Pages
instrumental (4:01)
Jon Hamar
Basso Profundo
CD: Pony Boy Records PB50137-2; 2003 (US)

My Back Pages has been a favorite Dylan tune to cover for jazz musicians since The Keith Jarrett Trio's 1968 version fom their Somewhere Before LP. The bassist on that recording was Charlie Haden, and as a tribute Seattle's Jon Hamar models his recording after Haden's bass part. Possibly the only solo bass Dylan cover? Basso Profundo is listed in the Jazz Collector's Guide.

Available from: / / /

Thursday, August 17, 2006

New Collector's Guide: Bonnie Raitt

A Bonnie Raitt page has been added to Dylan Covers Collector's Guides. Listed are Bonnie's 3 solo Dylan covers, including 1982's Green Light with Let's Keep It Between Us, plus Bonnie's guest appearances on Chris Smither's Desolation Row and Mr. Tambourine Man from Mostly Dylan.
This is the 104th Artist Collector's Guide.

New Cover: Sophie B. Hawkins

Sophie B. Hawkins re-covers
I Want You on her new 2-CD album Live! The Bad Kitty Board Mix, to be released 8/22 by Trumpet Swan Records.
Hawkins first recorded the song for her 1992 album Tongues and Tails, and it was widely released as a single.
Thanks to Michael Tearson for the tip.

Available from: / / /

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

New in the collection: Sonic Love Affair

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Sonic Love Affair
CD: Dollar Record Records DRR 014; 2005 (US)

Although recorded in 2004, for an idea of what this Sonic Love Affair cover of Baby Blue sounds like, imagine a '60s garage band trying their best to sound like the Rolling Stones, filtered through California psych. Even the album art has a '60s look. Retro prices too, used copies can be had for less than $1 from
The originals that make up the rest of the album are mostly in the Sacramento, California band's more contemporary punk-rock style.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Bonnie Raitt & Ben Harper cover Well, Well, Well

Bonnie Raitt & Friends: VH-1 presents Decades: Rock Live, the first release on CD & DVD from the VH-1 series, includes a cover of Well, Well, Well performed by Bonnie Raitt with Ben Harper. The performance was recorded September 30, 2005 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ. The package includes both the CD and DVD, with Well, Well, Well appearing on both.
Available from:

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Mountain does Dylan

From the Mountain website (near bottom of page):
"Mountain is working hard on the new Bob Dylan Tribute Album with Warren Haynes and other special guest musicians. It's going to be a must have for Mountain and Dylan fans alike... Leslie (West) played guitar on Ozzie's Boxed set release last year and Ozzy (Osbourne) will be returning the favor by singing on the new upcoming Dylan tribute album... The band hopes to be releasing it's new album of Bob Dylan covers in the very near future."

Saturday, August 12, 2006

NOT a new addition

At first glance, it appears this A Concert: Behind Prison Walls LP includes a rare mid-'70s live version of I'll Be Your Baby Tonight by Linda Ronstadt.
On the back of the LP it reads: "contains several selections from that show - together with other hits that made these stars famous." Selections in this case apparently meant songs, not performances, as all of the tracks on this LP are the regular studio recordings by Linda, Johnny Cash and Roy Clark.
NAPA auto parts stores sold this deceptively titled ©1978 LP after sponsoring the A Concert: Behind Prison Walls TV special, but the album has no content from the broadcast. The TV concert is now available on CD and DVD, but neither contains Linda doing Baby Tonight, so I assume it was one of the "other hits" and not a "selection from the show."
I have added the album to the Linda Ronstadt Collector's Guide for future reference.

Hornsby & friends cover Mighty Quinn

The DVD included with the Bruce Hornsby box set Intersections [1985-2005] includes a cover of The Mighty Quinn, featuring B.B. King, Lou Reed, and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter on guitars. The 1990 video at China Club in Los Angeles is from the Showtime series Coast-to-Coast hosted by Herbie Hancock.
Thanks to Michael Tearson for the tip & info.

New in the collection: Widespread Panic

Solid Rock
Widespread Panic
Earth To America
CD: Sanctuary 06076-84780-2; 2006 (US)

Solid Rock is another rarely covered Dylan song. The Dylan Covers DataBase only listed 3 other official release versions before Widespread Panic included it on their CD earlier this year. Only the Gotta Serve Somebody Gospel tribute track by Sounds of Blackness is easy to find and a good quality recording. Widespread Panic performed the song live many times during 2005-06, some of these performances are available from

Available from: / / /

Thursday, August 10, 2006

New Collector's Guide: Dave Van Ronk

A Dave Van Ronk page has been added to Dylan Covers Collector's Guides. Listed are 6 Dylan covers, illustrated by the 6 original LP or CD sources + 2 CD reissues. Included is this 1997 CD Live At Sir George Williams University, a 1967 Dave Van Ronk concert in Montreal that includes a cover of the rare Dylan song Man On The Street, titled as The Old Man.
This is the 103rd Artist Collector's Guide.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

New Covers: Dick Foley & Terry Lauber / David Roth

Folk Era Records has released Sing It Again, a newly recorded CD from former Brothers Four members Dick Foley & Terry Lauber. Dick was a founding member of The Brothers Four, leaving in 1990 to be replaced by Terry who was with the act until 2004. The album of 19 folk era favorites, and one new song, includes a cover of Tomorrow Is A Long Time.
Available exclusively from Rediscover Music.

American singer-songwriter David Roth has released More Pearls, an album of cover songs on Germany's Stockfisch Records. Included is a cover of Blowin' In The Wind.
More info at Stockfisch Records.
Available from:

New addition to Dylan Covers on non-Dylan tributes

The 73rd album added to the Dylan Covers on non-Dylan Tributes page is The Songs of John Lee Hooker: Boom Boom and more, a 2005 CD by the Italian singer Bobby Solo, with a cover of It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry. I know of no connection between Hooker and the song, so why it's included is a mystery, he certainly recorded enough songs in his 50+ year career to fill a tribute CD! Hooker never released a Dylan cover, although some Dylan cover lists include his Just Like A Woman, but this is a Hooker original recorded pre-1950, obviously not the Dylan song!
Thanks to Dirk Krah for the suggestion

Available from:

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

New in the collection: Megan Reilly

Wedding Song
Megan Reilly
Let Your Ghost Go
CD: Carrott Top Records SAKI038; 2006 (US)

Wedding Song is one of the most under-covered Dylan songs. This uptempo version from earlier this year was the only normally distributed version in the Dylan Covers DataBase before the recently added Maria Muldaur track. There are also a half-dozen self-released or unreleased versions listed.

Available from: / / /

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Dylan Title Tracks: 3 sleeves added

Three more Blowin' In The Wind sleeves have been added to Dylan Title Tracks, including this 1968 Japanese Trini Lopez "Golden Folk Songs" EP.
Also added is a 1980's French reissue of Claude Ciari's La Playa/Blowin' In The Wind, and a variation of Peter Paul & Mary's Japanese Puff/Blowin' In The Wind sleeve.
There are now 1,183 sleeves & albums displayed in Dylan Title Tracks.
Thanks to H.P. Bushoff for this week's additions.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

New in Dylan Cover Albums: Jamie Saft Trio

Now officially added to Dylan Cover Albums is Trouble: The Jamie Saft Trio Plays Bob Dylan. The 8-track jazz CD includes 6 instrumentals and 2 guest vocals: Ballad of A Thin Man by Mike Patton (lead singer of Faith No More from 1988 to 1998, and also Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Fantômas and Peeping Tom) and Living The Blues by Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons.)
(Note: due to the 2 vocal tracks, I have listed the CD in the Vocals section)
Jamie Saft plays piano & Hammond organ, with Greg Cohen on contrabass and Ben Perowsky on drums.
My 2 favorite tracks are the 2 organ tracks - Dignity is reminiscent of Brother Jack McDuff or Booker T., while Disease of Conceit is in a different, hymn-like style, a fitting album closer.
Trouble has also been added to the Jazz Dylan Covers Collector's Guide.

More info is available at and Tzadik

The tracklist:
What Was It You Wanted
Ballad of a Thin Man (vocal by Mike Patton)
God Knows
Living the Blues (vocal by Antony)
Disease of Conceit

Release date is August 22.
Pre-order from: / / /

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

First-of-month updates for August 1

The Dylan Covers DataBase has been updated, adding 313 new covers for a new total of 16,044.
Also 35 new images and many new links were added.
Click here to view New Additions Only

Dylan Covers On-Line has been updated, adding 26 new cover links for a new total of 645.

Thanks to all who contributed to the websites during July.