Wednesday, January 31, 2007

New covers: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy x2

Lay & Love, the newest CD-single from Bonnie 'Prince' Billy (aka Will Oldham) includes 2 non-album Dylan covers - Señor and Going To Acapulco. Señor is performed solo with acoustic guitar, Acapulco is done with a Dixieland arrangement.
The 7" vinyl version includes only Acapulco as the B-side.

US CD-single: / / /
UK CD-single: / / /

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

8 years old today

Today is the 8th Anniversary of the launch of the original Dylan Cover Albums website.
January 30, 1999 - 2007

Friday, January 26, 2007

Howard Fishman "Basement Tapes"

Bryan Ferry's "Dylanesque" update

The artwork for Bryan Ferry's upcoming Dylanesque album, to be released March 5/6. No confirmed tracklist available yet.
Pre-order from: / / /

Soundtrack Guide: In & Out

Requiem for Billy The Kid has been added to the Soundtrack Collector's Guide. The 2006 soundtrack from the French film includes renditions of Billy 7 and Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Claire Diterzi.

Deleted from the Guide is Luck You. Published tracklistings of the oft-delayed soundtrack, now scheduled for a late April release, have been revised and no longer includes Johnny Rivers' Positively 4th Street.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

New cover: Deadwood Revival

Deadwood Revival, the acoustic duo of Jason Mogi & Kim Trenerry, close their recent album This Old World with "an unhurried cover of Dylan's You Ain't Goin' Nowhere featuring some jammin' claw hammer banjo, and harmonies that has audiences breaking out in cheers at the song's conclusion. One Seattle DJ termed this rendition, "Transcendent". All seven and half minutes!"
More info at
Available from CD Baby

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

New cover: Martha Scanlan

Martha Scanlan, former singer for the Reeltime Travelers, includes the rarely covered Went To See The Gypsy on her upcoming album The West Was Burning, due to be released 2/13 by Sugarhill Records. More info at
Thanks to Michael Tearson for the tip.
Pre-order from: / / /

Monday, January 22, 2007

New in the collection: Ann Peebles

Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You (3:45)
Ann Peebles
I Believe To My Soul
various artists
CD: Rhino/Work Song/HearMusic OPCD-7828; 2005 (US)

A great concept begets a great album: bring together 5 Soul legends (Ann Peebles, Billy Preston, Mavis Staples, Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint) and create a "new soul record in a classic mode, not a re-creation of classic soul music," including Ann Peebles' excellent rendition of Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You.
Available from: / / /

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Japanese May Your Song...

Released last June in Japan is an edition of May Your Song Always Be Sung that compiles selected tracks from the original May Your Song with selected tracks from Volume 2. The new release uses the artwork from the original CD. BMG Japan BVCM 3048.
The 18-track CD has been added to Dylan Cover Albums HERE.
Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for the tip.

Subterranean Homesick Blues -- Nilsson - from MYSABS v.1
When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky -- Jeff Healey Band 1
Wicked Messenger -- Patti Smith 2
Mighty Quinn-- Gotthard 1
If You Gotta Go, Go Now -- Cowboy Junkies 2
Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window -- The Vacels 2
I Shall Be Released -- Box Tops 1
Masters Of War -- Jose Feliciano 1
Gotta Serve Somebody -- Etta James 2
Paths Of Victory -- Odetta 2
Just Like A Woman -- Barbara Gosza 2
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right -- Steve Young 2
Blowin' In The Wind -- Bobby Bare 1
All Along The Watchtower - Michael Hedges 1
Sign On The Window -- Jennifer Warnes 1
Tomorrow Is A Long Time -- Elvis Presley 2
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues -- Nina Simone 2
Midnight Special -- Harry Belafonte with Bob Dylan (harmonica) (alternate take) 2

Strumming Wilbury's

Strumming Wilbury's, an acoustic tribute to The Traveling Wilburys, is due for release on Jan. 30 by Oarfin Records. Performer credits for the album are unclear, but are described as "some of the music industry’s top players with credits including work with (a long list of well known artists)."
Possibly "Strumming Wilbury's" is being used as a group name.
I do not include all Traveling Wilburys songs in the Dylan Covers DataBase, only those associated with and generally credited to Dylan. This tribute includes all three of the Dylan associated songs from the 1st Traveling Wilburys album: Tweeter & The Monkey Man, Congratulations, and Dirty World. On the TW albums, all the songs were credited to the group, but reports are that the publishing rights for these three are assigned to Dylan, so they will be included.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Zimming Point download albums

I have added two titles to the Download Albums page of Dylan Cover Albums. Both are available from in mp3 format. Zimming Point is a new group name for the Spanish performers who produce the annual Dylan Fiesta shows in Bilbao Spain. Some of these tracks were previously available on another website. Two Dylan Fiesta shows are also listed but are not currently available for download. I have added them to the Dylan Covers DataBase since recordings exist. A few of those tracks are included on the Zimming Shuffle compilation described below.

Riff Party (no artwork provided)
2001 studio recordings by various future members of Zimming Point. 10 Dylan covers + 8 traditionals or other songs. Available as a ZIP file containing all 18 tracks.

Zimming Shuffle
Compilation of live & studio recordings by various members of Zimming Point. Includes tracks from the Dylan Fiesta 63 & 65 shows, 2 tracks from the Riff Party sessions, plus other various live & studio tracks. 18 Dylan covers + 3 traditionals or other songs. Available as a ZIP file containg all 21 tracks, or as individual mp3s.

Click either title above to see listing at Dylan Cover Albums.
1. For more info or to download either album, visit, then click the logo to enter site.
2. For additional track info, click DISCOS, then choose album. Zimming Shuffle individual mp3s are also on this page.
3. To access the ZIP files of either album, free registration is required. Fill out the registration form (¡Regístrese Ahora!) and submit. You will receive a confirmation e-mail, click the link provided to activate your registration. After you log-in to with your username & password, a DOWNLOADS link is visible, click it and choose audio.
Usario=username. Correo=e-mail address. Contraseña=password
4. Note: after downloading files, you must rename them with the ZIP extension, i.e. the downloaded files are "2" and "3", you must rename them "" and "" before you can extract the mp3s.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Downloads & streams

Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright by Gavin Castleton available from his site

The Beards of Italy have added several lo-fi audience recordings from their recent tour of the USA, with more to come.

Maria Muldaur performs three Dylan covers on the January 13, 2007 live broadcast of Prairie Home Companion from San Francisco. Maria sings Buckets of Rain, Moonlight and You Ain't Going Nowhere. Listen-only audio from

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Unplugged & Unfinished

My quick review of Unplugged Tribute to Bob Dylan:
I'm always wary of CDs such as this, where you have to read the fine print to discover the performer. In this case, everything is performed and produced by Stewart Michaels. The content is generally OK, certainly not the worst Dylan covers ever, but they're far from the best. Good to hear some of Dylan's new "Modern Times" songs covered. Unforgiveable though is a truncated version of Tangled Up In Blue. The version here fades out after only the third verse. The album is under 40 minutes, you'd think they could have included the full song. Or do another, shorter song... but don't do half a song!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Unplugged Tribute to Bob Dylan

Now added to Dylan Cover Albums is the Unplugged Tribute to Bob Dylan. Only in the fine print is Stewart Michaels credited as the performer.
I was very surprised to see the CD with different artwork than the blue cover shown at various places online (see December 9 post) Maybe there are alternate covers. If anyone has the blue cover, please let me know.
The 38:57 CD covers 5 Dylan classics and 5 songs from Modern Times.
Track list: Tangled Up in Blue, Knocking on Heaven's Door, Lay Lady Lay, Mr. Tambourine Man, Blowin' in the Wind, Someday Baby, The Levee's Gonna Break, Thunder on the Mountain, Rollin' & Tumblin', Workingman's Blues #2
(Calvin CVN214)
Available from: / / /

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan: Vol. 11 & 12

Two more volumes of the Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan collections of live Dylan covers have been added to the Unofficial page of Dylan Cover Albums.
Volumes 11 & 12 are available on-line via BitTorrent at See listing for links.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

dc motors: update

This is an update of a previous post
My Back Pages (3:54)
dc motors
20 Years Still Rockin'
CD: International Groove Records IGR303; 1999 (US)

This 1999 CD from Washington DC based band dc motors (apparently always written with lowercase letters) is a compilation of their 1982 self-titled album, and later 1988 cassette-only Cadillac Motel album. The latter included this 1986 recording of My Back Pages. The band plays a variety of styles, this track has a light reggae beat. More info at
Thanks to Mike Dimmick of dc motors for providing the info regarding My Back Pages.

Check for availability from:

Dylan Title Tracks: 1 EP + 2 CD additions

3 new additions to Dylan Title Tracks:
John Collier and the Fashion - 1974 Irish EP with Blowin' In The Wind
Ralph McTell - 2006 CD with the Gates Of Eden as the title track and 4 more Dylan covers (see 12/16/06 post)
Sheilah Glover - 2006 CD Love Minus Zero

There are now 1,204 sleeves & albums displayed in
Dylan Title Tracks.

Thanks to Michael Tearson & Jean Fernandez for the CD tips.

Unplugged Tribute: coming soon

The Unplugged Tribute to Bob Dylan was released yesterday (1/9). I should have the CD soon and will add it to Dylan Cover Albums once I have all the details.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

New in the collection:
Beaver T. Johnston

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (3:30)
Beaver T. Johnston
b/w Save The Last Dance For Me
45: Flat-Tail Records FS2571A/B; 197? (US)

Here's an obscure one...
Probably recorded in the mid-'70s by Beaver T. Johnston, a life-long resident of Heber Springs, Arkansas. Unfortunately the only info I could find on-line about Mr. Johnston is his 2003 obituary, which mentions only the B-side of this record, although the very country version of I'll Be Your Baby Tonight is clearly marked with an "A" suffix on the record number.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

New in the collection: Siberia

Man In The Long Black Coat (3:37)
Harm's Way
CD: Little Pony Records UPC#7 88572 89102 8; 2004 (US)

Siberia is a New York based band fronted by singer/lyricist Randy Farmer and guitarist & songwriter John Mitchell. Farmer's partly spoken, eerie female vocal on Man In The Long Black Coat is in stark contrast to Bob's original, but is very effective.
More info at

Available from: / / /

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Bryan Ferry's "Dylanesque" - March 5

Dylanesque, Bryan Ferry's upcoming disc of Dylan songs, will be released March 5 in the UK. The final tracklist has not yet been confirmed, but reportedly may include:
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Simple Twist Of Fate
Make You Feel My Love
The Times They Are A-Changin'
All I Really Want To Do
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Positively 4th Street
If Not For You
Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
Gates Of Eden
All Along The Watchtower

Details of US release are unknown.
Pre-order the UK release from: / /


Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
The Barn Swallows
(Pennsylvania folk duo) [> Music]

All Along The Watchtower
Mighty Quinn
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
(German oldies band) [> anhören]

Monday, January 01, 2007

First-of-month updates for January 1, 2007

The Dylan Covers DataBase has been updated, adding 324 new covers for a new total of 17,243.
Also 130 new images and many new links were added.
Click here to view New Additions Only

Thanks to all who contributed to the websites during December.

Covers by these artists were added to the DataBase during December 2006:
Trey Anastasio, Peter Apo & The Rainbow Nation Band (3), Barón Rojo, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett Acoustic Duo, Beaver T. Johnson, Rob Billen, Black Crowes (2), Blue Rodeo, Bobbirth Bash '06 Allstars, Greg Boerner, Claus Boesser-Ferrari & Hans Reffert, Bonobos, David Bromberg, Jeff Buckley, Tracy Chapman, The Chattertocks, Chocolate Watchband, Doug Church, Clammbon, Eric Clapton, David Allen Coe, Coffee Creek, John Collier and the Fashion, Elvis Costello, Cracker, Sheryl Crow, J.D. Crowe & The New South, Cubensis (5), Rick Danko, dc motors, Deacon Blue (2), The Dead, The Dedringers, Jimmy Dillon, John Doe (2), Brian Dolzani, Down Easy, The Dreadful Yawns, Duck Gang, Adam Duritz & Friends, Steve Earle, ekoostik hookah, Elektrische Männerwelt, Alejandro Escovedo, Fairport Convention, Fat Cats, Jon Faurot, The Funky Meters, Jerry Garcia Band (7), Rob Gillian, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Give Us The Money Lebowski, Jeremy Gluck with Superczar, God Street Wine, Gov't Mule (4), Wayne Grajeda (2), Grassmasters, Grateful Dead (6), Tim Grimm, Grupo Steel, Guns N' Roses (2), Guster, Hang Mann 5, John Wesley Harding (2), Bull Harman, Ben Harper, P.J. Harvey, Hexbelt (2), Robyn Hitchcock (2), Hot Buttered Rum String Band (2), The Islanders, Jason & The Scorchers, The Jayhawks, Michael Johnathon and the FolkBoy Orchestra, C.J. Johnson (3), Jack Johnson, Mark Johnson & Emory Lester, Joker777 (4), Norah Jones, Jos Jongeling, Chris Kasper, Tobi King (2), The Kitt/Katt Acoustic Project, L'Entracte, Jimmy LaFave, Daniel Lanois, The Last Waltz Ensemble (2), Willie J. Laws, Liquid Dead, Little Feat, Little Women, João Lopes, Iain MacKintosh, Dave MacLean & Montana Country, Manuela, Bob Margolin, Marks Brothers, Kurt Matthew (4), Dave Matthews (3), Max Creek (7), James McKenty and The Spades, Ralph McTell (7), Mercury Rev, Buddy Miller, Ryan Montbleau Band, Christy Moore, Mr. Blotto (3), Mumbouli, Elliott Murphy, New Barbarians, New Riders of the Purple Sage (2), Nickels & Dimes, Elijah Nisenboim (2), Julia A. Noack (2), The North LaBrea All Star Conquistadors, Northrop Project, Northwoods Band (2), Tim O'Brien (3), The O'Byrnes (2), Oktober-Klub Berlin, Orchester Anthony Ventura, Joan Osborne (2), Peter Ostroushko, Paddy Doyle's Boots, Michel Pagliaro, Tim Palmieri (2), Dolly Parton, PetTommy (9), Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers with Roger McGuinn, Madeleine Peyroux, Ilka Posin with Ron Randolf & Jingo, Pretzel, Chuck Prophet (2), Pyx Lax, Danny Quinn, The Radiators (4), Ratdog (4), Marty Raybon, Lou Reed, John Renbourn, Catherine Ribeiro, Paulo Ricardo, Damien Rice, Rootstand, Tom Russell (2), Sands of Time (2), Sans Souci Quartet (2), Hilary Scott, Seldom Scene, Showdown, Siberia, Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, Elliott Smith, Patti Smith (2), Some Wicked Messengers (7), Spirit, Michael Stanley, Stars at Studio 99, Steve Bob & Rich, Stephen Stills, Sweet Little Band, Thee Shams, Richard Thompson (2), Tishamingo, The Tossers, Josh Turner, Turtle Creek Chorale, The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, United Rhythms Of Brazil, Vicky, The Victors, Ed Volker, Bob Walkenhorst (2), Was (Not Was) (2), The Waterboys, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Dan Whitaker and The Shinebenders (2), White Stripes (3), Chris Whitley, WilBurt (13), Keller Williams, Workingman's Ed (3), World Party, David Wright (16), Chris Wyngaert, Yonder Mountain String Band, Neil Young, Thalia Zedek, Zen Gallery, Zero