Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Howard Fishman update

Updates regarding Howard Fishman Performs Bob Dylan & The Band's "Basement Tapes" Live at Joe's Pub:
Down in the Flood is now available as a free mp3 download from howardfishman.com
the album is now available on iTunes

New in the DylanCover.com collection:
Pat Guadagno

All Along The Watchtower (4:56)
Pat Guadagno
Live at The City Lights Saloon
CD: Campbell Music; 2003 (US)

After hearing several Pat Guadagno covers recently posted at the Live Music Archive, I picked up a copy of his only album thus far. Guadagno is a legend on the Jersey shore, and this album re-creates his live show in-studio before a small crowd at City Lights Studios in Farmingdale, New Jersey on May 7, 2003. His hard-driving acoustic playing results in a hybrid folk-rock version of All Along The Watchtower.

Available from:
amazon.com / amazon.co.uk / amazon.de / amazon.ca

Monday, February 26, 2007

Dylanita update

I have now received this additional information about Dylanita:
The limited edition of 150 CDs was released for La Gran Esperanza Blanca collectors and fans, and was sold only at the band's December 23rd show. Requests about current availability can be made through Masked Tortilla Productions (in Spanish.)
I have deleted the band website link provided earlier, it's not an official website of LGEB.

Friday, February 23, 2007

New in Translations: Dylanita

Added today to the Translations pages of Dylan Cover Albums is Dylanita by the Spanish band La Gran Esperanza Blanca. The album is a mix of translations and English language covers.
For more info visit the label's website (in Spanish.)
Click the album title above for track listing and available info.
Thanks to Jean Fernandez for the report.

New in the DylanCover.com collection: Dumptruck

You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (3:08)
Idiot Wind (7:40)
Lemmings Travel to the Sea
CD: Devil in the Woods DIW 37;
2000 (US)

Boston band Dumptruck was a favorite of college radio in the 1980s, this 2000 album was recorded after their heyday and subsequent move to Austin, Texas. Included with the CD however was a second disc of live recordings from their most popular period. The live tracks, including the 2 Dylan songs, are from two shows at the legendary CBGB's in New York: You Ain't Goin' Nowhere from July 12, 1986 and Idiot Wind from January 16, 1988.

Available from:
amazon.com / amazon.co.uk / amazon.de / amazon.ca

New cover: Richard Shindell

Richard Shindell's new album, South of Delia, to be released March 12, includes a cover of Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)
Thanks to Michael Tearson for the tip

Saturday, February 17, 2007

New in the DylanCover.com collection:
Dave Cartwright

Mr. Tambourine Man (3:47)
Don't Think Twice (2:54)
Dave Cartwright
Number 1
EP: Highway Records HWY 6001; 1965 (UK)

The first recordings of UK folksinger Dave Cartwright, then 22 years old. This 5-track, 7", 33-1/3 RPM Mono EP offers pleasant, typical folkie covers of Mr. Tambourine Man and Don't Think Twice, along with Where I'm Bound, Hey Nelly Nelly and Man of Constant Sorrow.
Aside from a few songwriter credits, an internet search did not find much info about Dave. This from the record sleeve:
"A little about Dave: He was born in 1943 at Haselmere, Surrey but soon moved to the Midlands, where in 1964 he began appearing at local Folk Clubs. Apart from Dave's unique style of singing he is also a very competent guitarist, the rich tones of his twelve string guitar blending most effectively with his voice. An appreciative audience expressed the opinion that Dave would "be good on record", and, having heard him ourselves we at Highway soon endorsed that opinion -
The Result, Dave Cartwright No. 1"
Highway Records, Redditch, England

Friday, February 16, 2007

Baez reissue with added Dylan cover

Joan Baez's 1995 live CD Ring Them Bells has been reissued by Proper Records in the UK. The new 2-disc Collector's Edition adds six new tracks - including a solo performance of You Ain't Going Nowhere.
This new edition has been added to the Joan Baez Collector's Guide.
More album info at the Proper Records website.
Thanks to Jean Fernandez for the tip
Available from: amazon.co.uk / amazon.de

Dylan Title Tracks: 3 EPs

3 new EPs added to Dylan Title Tracks:
Thai various artists EP with Father of Day, Father of Night by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Thai various artists EP with Lay Down Your Weary Tune by Coulson Dean McGuinness Flint
a variation of the French Mr Tambourine Man EP by
The Byrds
Thanks to Ronald Born for today's additions

There are now 1,210 sleeves & albums displayed in Dylan Title Tracks.

Downloads & streams

The Blood on the Tracks Band 5/27/06 performance for Duluth's KUMD In-Studio Session is available as a listen-only audio stream. The 90 minute program includes 6 songs + interviews.
Audio stream (mid page)

Photos & description

David Wright has added covers of Moonlight and Ain't Talkin' to his Music Page.

The Beards of Italy have added 6 lo-fi audience recordings of Basement Tapes songs from their 11/24/06 gig at Smith's Ol' Bar, Atlanta on their recent tour of the USA. thebeards.it

Japan's Joker777 continues to add different versions of previously covered Dylan songs as listen-only streams to his SoundClick.com site. These are also lo-fi audience recordings.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

New in the DylanCover.com collection: HaynesParr

Simple Twist Of Fate (3:46)
New World
CD: Teebo Island Productions HPCD1; 2000 (US)

The duo of Tim Haynes & Kellie Parr are from St. Simons Island, Georgia. Tim does the vocals on their close-to-the-original version of Simple Twist Of Fate.

Available from: amazon.com

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

New in the DylanCover.com collection:
Henry Kaiser - Glenn Phillips

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (5:50)
Won't You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (4:41)
Henry Kaiser - Glenn Phillips
Guitar Party
CD: Gaff Music GM0130; 2003 (US)
Recorded: January 1990

What do you get when you mix two guitar masters, a few guest vocalists, some original tunes and a batch of covers? A Guitar Party.
Henry Kaiser and Glenn Phillips recorded these tracks in San Francisco in 1990, but they remained unreleased until 2003. Several guests handle the vocal duties, most notably Phil Lesh on Hendrix's If 6 Was 9. The two Dylan covers are sung by Susan James and Gary Lambert, respectively.
There is a third Dylan cover on this CD - as a hidden track after track 13 - the very strange Henry Kaiser's Obsequious Cheeselog version of Tom Thumb's Blues from Outlaw Blues Volume Two.

Guitar Party available from:
amazon.com / amazon.co.uk / amazon.de / amazon.ca

Saturday, February 10, 2007

New in the DylanCover.com collection: Bassholes

Yea Heavy and a Bottle of Bread (2:16)
B-side of "Interzone" single
7": Seldom Scene Records SEEN04; 1996 (US)

It's been said that the Bassholes, the Ohio duo fronted by Don Howland, "single handedly started the whole lo-fi-two-man-blues-band genre," a fitting description of their version of The Basement Tapes' Yea Heavy and a Bottle of Bread. The 1996 single was issued in both clear vinyl and black vinyl versions. To my knowledge it has not appeared on any album or compilation.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

New in the DylanCover.com collection: DMC

Watchtower (3:55)
Checks Thugs and Rock-N-Roll
CD: RomeN Mpire/From Rags 2 Riches 2-68607; 2006 (US)

Don't panic, this isn't really a rap version of All Along The Watchtower.
Rap pioneer DMC raps unrelated new lyrics alternating with verses of Watchtower sung by Josh Todd of the L.A. rock band Buckcherry. Lead guitar by Elliot Easton of The Cars.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

New downloads & streams

Kurt Matthew has added 2 new covers to his SoundClick.com site:
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue and Pledging My Time.

Japan's Joker777 has added 2 new listen-only streams to his SoundClick.com site: One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below) and On The Road Again.

Maria Muldaur performs four Dylan covers on the Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour: Buckets Of Rain, Lay Lady Lay, Heart Of Mine and Moonlight. Free downloads in a variety of formats, including hi-quality mp3 and video. Show #415 at the Woodsongs Archive.

Dylan Title Tracks: 1 LP + 2 picture-sleeve additions

3 new additions to Dylan Title Tracks:
Country Pie - 1971 UK LP by anonymous artists
Tom Petty - Japanese issue sleeve for Jammin' Me.
Dunblane - UK 7" picture sleeve for Knockin' On Heaven's Door

There are now 1,207 sleeves & albums displayed in
Dylan Title Tracks.

Thanks to Dag, Ronald Born & H.P. Bushoff.

Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan: Vol. 13, 14 & 15

Three 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 13, 14 & 15 are available on-line via BitTorrent at dimeadozen.org.
You'll have to search for them if you have access to dimeadozen, I don't have direct links for these new volumes.

Monday, February 05, 2007

The Infidels added to Dylan Cover Albums

The Infidels play Bob Dylan has been added to Dylan Cover Albums, a self produced and released 13 track CD of 13 local musicians of
Unna, Germany recorded at their Bob's 65th birthday concert on June 1, 2006.
See listing for contact information.

Things Have Changed • It's All Over Now, Baby Blue • Slow Train • License To Kill • Jokerman • Love Sick • Blind Willie McTell • Man In The Long Black Coat • Cat's In The Well • Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) • I Want You • Like A Rolling Stone • I Shall Be Released • When I Paint My Masterpiece (hidden track)

Friday, February 02, 2007

Howard Fishman added to Dylan Cover Albums

Howard Fishman Performs Bob Dylan & The Band's "Basement Tapes" Live at Joe's Pub has now been added to Dylan Cover Albums. The album was culled from 3 shows at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater in New York City, May 26-28, 2006. The included DVD is 4 songs from the final night.

Yea! Heavy and a Bottle Of Bread
Santa Fe
Open The Door Homer
I'm Not There (1956)
Kickin' My Dog Around
Down In The Flood
I Don't Hurt Anymore
Nothing Was Delivered
This Wheel's On Fire
I Shall Be Released
One Man's Loss
Pretty Polly
Tears Of Rage

Down In The Flood
I Shall Be Released
This Wheel's On Fire
Nothing Was Delivered

More info at: howardfishman.com
Also available from: amazon.com and CD Baby

First-of-month updates for February 1, 2007

The Dylan Covers DataBase has been updated, adding 327 new covers for a new total of 17,561.
Also 105 new images and many new links were added.
Click here to view New Additions Only

Dylan Covers On-Line added 46 new cover links for a new total of 731.

Thanks to all who contributed to the DylanCover.com websites during January.

Covers by these artists were added to the DataBase during January 2007:
Abstract Truth, Addek, The Alarm Clocks, Albert & Gage, Andoni, anonymous/uncredited (3), Anton & Gumu, Back Forty (2), The Barn Swallows, The Beards (4), Sandra Bernhard, The Big Wu (4), Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Bomb President (3), Bonnie 'Prince' Billy (3), Breaking and Entering (2), Brewster Brothers, Brindley Brothers, Luke Brindley, Broken Angels, Frenchy Burrito & the Folk Pistols (2), Cagey Strings, Calexico, Dave Cartwright (2), Gavin Castleton, Casual Affair, Cat Power, Caution Jam (2), Emil Chau, Cheeky Spanks, Circle Sound (2), Shawn Colvin, Iñigo Coppel (6), Andy Cornfoot, Elvis Costello with Roger McGuinn, Cowboy Junkies, Cubensis (2), D.O.M., Guy Davis, Deadwood Revival, Claire Diterzi (2), Adam Douglas & The Deacons, Dr. Z's Experiment, Dr. Zoom & The Sonic Boom, Drop, Druhá Tráva & Peter Rowan, David Ellul, Engenheiros do Hawaii, Félix, Félix & Juan, Freddy Fender, Fernbank Elementary School - 7th Grade Students, Bryan Ferry (10), Howard Fishman (10), The Five Percent, David Foster and the Mohegan Sun All Stars, FUBAR, Kate Gaffney, Jerry Garcia (4), Jerry Garcia Band (28), Sheilah Glover, Joe Goldmark, Grateful Dead (8), Grec, Grooble (2), Gumu (2), Guns N' Roses (7), Robyn Hitchcock (5), Holmes Brothers, Hot Buttered Rum String Band (4), JB (19), Sue Jeffers, Jon and Sue, Just B (2), Henry Kaiser, Larry Keel (3), Paul Kelly. Johnny ''Guitar'' King, Kevn Kinney & Edwin McCain, David Kitt, Judy Koch with Doug Smith and Don Mitchell, Stoney LaRue, Leftover Salmon, Legion of Mary, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Light Company, Lone Justice, The Long Ryders, Lucas with JB, Gumu & Xabi, Lucky, Luis (2), Lunatic Fringe, Bob Malone, Max Creek (7), McGuinn, Clark & Hillman, Jim McNulty (3), Mecca Normal, Mellow (2), Stewart Michaels (10), Buddy & Julie Miller, Michael Monroe, Orlando Morais, Moxy Früvous, Maria Muldaur (3), Alan Munde Gazette, Dale Nafziger, Brian Neal (2), New Riders of the Purple Sage (3), Larry Norman (2), Ominous Seapods (3), The Only Remaining Steel City Country Band, Beth Orton & M. Ward, Pink Nasty, The Radiators, Knarf Rellöm Trinity, Tony Rice Unit (2), The Rolling Stones, Roxy Music, Ian Russell (2), Tom Russell & Barrence Whitfield, Carlos Santana & friends with Steve Winwood, Martha Scanlan, Ross Sermons, Ron Sexsmith (7) , Sherwood Blues Band, Sierry Pete & Fiddlin' Jenni, Simplicity, Todd Snider, Stefan Sobell, Spoonful, Patric Steel, The Storybook Children, Studio Group, Subterraneans, Dave Sugarbeet and The Last Gasp Blues Band, Tea Leaf Green, Susan Tedeschi Band (2), Tequila Mockingbirds, Pete Townshend, Hermund Tronvik, Jeff Turner & The Nashville Connection, U2, The Vernatones, Bob Walkenhorst (2), The Walkmen, Kimo Watanabe (3), The Waterboys, The Waybacks (3), Gregg Weiss, Widespread Panic, Donnie Witt, Yonder Mountain String Band (3), Steve Young, Zero (3), Zimming Point (8), The Zoners