Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Winners announced:
SonyBMG España Dylan covers contest

Two winners of the SonyBMG España Dylan covers contest have been announced. The two winners plus a special mention are again available as audio streams on the contest's MySpace page.

Congratulations to the winners:
Hurricane (cantada en Español) - Salvador Romero Núñez
Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Jose Luis Merino Vigo
and special mention:
All Along The Watchtower - Josep Pérez Escola

Winning artists' links and further info at
A contest overview (in Spanish) with a list of all entrants is also available at
Thanks to JB Heinink for his reports during the contest

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Dylan Title Tracks: 4 additions

Visit Dylan Title Tracks for 4 new items added today:

EP from Singapore by Heather (accompanied by The Thunderbirds) with I Shall Be Released on the B-side.

2007 French compilation CD Le Ciel Est Noir (A Hard Rain) by Nana Mouskouri (see 10/23 post)

Two Hugues Aufray EPs from the Aufray Cante Dylan page are now also displayed in Dylan Title Tracks: N’Y Pense Plus (Don't Think Twice) and L’Homme Orchestre (Mr. Tambourine Man.)
Thanks to Ronald Born for CD reissue info.

There are now 1,255 sleeves & albums displayed in
Dylan Title Tracks.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I'm Not There added to Dylan Cover Albums

The I'm Not There soundtrack, to be released in the US on 10/30, has been added to Dylan Cover Albums. The double-CD soundtrack offers over 30 new Dylan covers, plus Bob's own rare recording of the title track.
Discographical details to be completed when available.

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You're A Big Girl Now by BigtoR, an entry in the SonyBMG España covers contest is available as a mp3 download at (bottom of page)
Thanks to JB

California guitarist Loo Wood offers a cover of All Along The Watchtower on his website [> Music]
Thanks to Detta

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Barb Jungr compilation from Australia

A new Barb Jungr collection has been released by ABC in Australia. No Regrets: The Remarkable Barb Jungr includes 4 of her previously released Dylan covers: If Not for You, I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight and Not Dark Yet from her 2002 all-Dylan album Every Grain Of Sand, and I Shall Be Released from 2005's Love Me Tender.
The Barb Jungr Collector's Guide has been updated.

New cover: Nana Mouskouri

Le Ciel Est Noir: Les 50 Plus Belles Chansons, a new 3-CD collection of Nana Mouskouri recordings includes a previously unreleased studio recording of the title track, a French translation of A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall. Nana released 2 live versions of the song in the '70s. The recording date of this studio version is not provided in the CD liner notes.
Thanks to JF for the tip
The Nana Mouskouri Collector's Guide has been updated.

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

From the collection:
Two obscure 45s

One Too Many Mornings
The Conservatives

single (b/w: A Little Bird Told Me So)
45: Tribe 45-8326; 1968 (US)

Produced by Huey P. Meaux

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
The Sirs

single (b/w: Cool - instrumental)
45: Soft Records S-1029; 1969 (US)

Produced by Major Bill Smith & Lewis Elliott

Friday, October 19, 2007

New Danish cover

Skønne Spildte Dage, a new album by Danish singer Ulla Henningsen includes a translation of Standing In The Doorway (as Grædende I Døren.)
Thanks to Lars M. Banke

Streaming audio & video

4 tracks from the forthcoming I'm Not There soundtrack can be heard at the album's MySpace page

Man Gave Names To All The Animals by The Del McCoury Band, live on NPR's Live in Studio 4A can be heard HERE

Video of All Along The Watchtower covered by the French pop-folk duo Maxwell & Tores at Recorded at the "Rock en Folie" radio show on June 21, 2007.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Amazon MP3

Amazon MP3 offers Earth's biggest selection of a la carte, DRM-free MP3 music downloads. With over 2 million songs from more than 180,000 artists represented by over 20,000 major and independent labels.

Included in this selection, besides many of the well-known Dylan covers & cover albums, are many surprises, including Gene Norman Group's Dylan Jazz that has not been released on CD, and other obscurities like Masters Of War by The Bergerfolk and Talkin' World War III Blues by Bob Dylan Imitator Contest Winner #26 from The CooP - Fast Folk Musical Magazine.
The next DataBase update will include direct links to many available mp3s. Amazon mp3s are in high quality 256 kbs format, and are 89¢ or 99¢ for individual tracks, complete albums are also available for even less per track.

Please consider using the Amazon mp3 banner in the right sidebar of this page when buying mp3s from Amazon. Entering Amazon mp3 from this banner or other links throughout the sites helps support at no additional cost to you.
Thanks --D.P.

New in the collection:
Natalie Rose LeBrecht

K.O.H.D. (4:44)
Natalie Rose LeBrecht
Imagining Weather
CD: Unlabeled 004; 2005 (US)

The CD descibes K.O.H.D. as "a lyrical adaptation of Bob Dylan's Knockin' On Heaven's Door."
Apparently this means intoning a few lines of Knockin' in a monotonous voice over equally monotonous new music. One to avoid unless you must have everything.
LeBrecht is a member of the NY band Greenpot Bluepot.
Available from

Sunday, October 14, 2007

New in the collection: Santana

Blowin' In The Wind (6:13)
Just Like A Woman (5:47)

Hymns For Peace:
Live at Montreux 2004

DVD: Eagle Eye Media EE39144-9; 2007 (US)

Santana and guests perform a concert of songs about peace and understanding at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July15, 2004.

Blowin' In The Wind is sung by Santana band vocalist Andy Vargas, in a medley with several verses of Stevie Wonder's A Place In The Sun.
Just Like A Woman
is performed by veteran jazz & blues singer Barbara Morrison.
Available from

Thursday, October 11, 2007

New covers: Charlie Daniels Band

Deuces, the new album released this week by The Charlie Daniels Band includes covers of Maggie's Farm and Like A Rolling Stone.
Thanks to Michael Tearson for the tip

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Semi-annual reminder

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You can also make a direct donation via PayPal using the "Make a Donation" button at right or on the site's main pages. includes the original Dylan Cover Albums site, plus Dylan Title Tracks, The Dylan Covers DataBase, The Blog in Plain D, and The Dylan Covers Forum.
Thanks to all who have supported in the past.

New in the collection: Soup

Tangled Up In Blue (8:29)

A Tour of 2 Cities
CD: Phoenix Presents 3003; 2000 (US)

Jam band Soup
utilizes double male vocals on Tangled Up In Blue. I'm not a great fan of jam bands, but this version is among the better examples I've heard.
This double-CD presents two 1999 concerts, one in their hometown of Atlanta and one in New York City, but the 2 "encore" tracks on the NYC disc are from two further shows the same year at the 40 Watt in Athens, Georgia, including Tangled from September 25, 1999.

Check for used copies and more info.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

From the collection: Rod Ruby

Blowin' In The Wind (2:54)
Rod Ruby

Sings Your Requests
LP: Lemco 790138; 19?? (US)

The notes on this album provide all I know of Rod Ruby.
"Born in a small town in eastern Kentucky... millions watched and listened as he sang with Fred Waring... still others saw him during his early days on the Ed Sullivan Show as well as an appearance with Jackie Gleason on his network televison extranaganza.. Rod is in great demand as an after dinner speaker/singer/entertainer on the banquet circuit... he has sung with the Palm Beach and Miami Opera Companies... Rod is a big man with a big baritone voice..." You get the idea. Two other LPs by Rod are shown on the album, released by Music Associates, Inc. of Lexington, Kentucky. No date is listed, I would guess mid to late '60s. Blowin' In The Wind is the only then-contemporary song on the album. Other selections include Edelweiss, Some Enchanted Evening, Danny Boy, Battle Hymn of The Republic, and Ol' Man River.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

DataBase reaches 20,000 !!!

The Dylan Covers DataBase has reached 20,000 covers listed!

My master database is actually 41 past that mark. It's a lot of work to do a full update, and it's only been 3 days since the last one, so I just added the 23 needed to reach 20K. The next full update will be on the regular first-of-month schedule. You can always see all the pending additions on the Next Update Preview page.
Note that the on-line DataBase currently contains over 20,317 lines, but 317 of these are cross-reference links or other notations.

As always, many thanks to contributors around the world who keep me informed of Dylan covers both new and old.

Thanks also to those who contribute cover scans or missing info. Over 50% of the 20K entries are illustrated. A further 40% of the listings are items where artwork is not applicable, so less than 10% of the complete DataBase is missing cover images.
Images are displayed on the detail view of each item, click the artist name on any line marked "+" in the list view to access the detail view.

Any additions, comments, suggestions or questions? You can either e-mail me (link at top of right sidebar), leave a comment to any post in the Blog in Plain D (link below post), or consider joining the fledgling Dylan Covers Forum.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

New in the collection:
Dr. Watson Reid and Americana

Man Gave Names To All The Animals (5:04)
Dr. Watson Reid
and Americana

Sing Me A Song:
The Songs to Share Series Vol.1

CD: Walden Green Music WGM 0003; 1997 (US)

This collection of classic, mostly animal-related songs is "for kids of all ages." The 8-piece band from New England and the arrangements give the album a fuller, more adult sound than one would expect on a collection of children's music. The 15 track CD includes Old MacDonald, Rock Island Line, Stewball, Camptown Races, This Old Man and others, closing with
Man Gave Names To All The Animals.
Check for used copies and more info.

Watson Reid covered Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat on his 1996 non-children's album New Dimension, also available from

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

New cover: Bill Medley

Damn Near Righteous, a new album by Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers, includes a cover of Just Like A Woman.
DualDisc available from:
Thanks to Michael Tearson for the tip

Fiesta Dylan 2006

Zimming Point has posted 24 videos (21 Dylan covers) from their Fiesta Dylan 2006, recorded live at Malatesta in Madrid, Oct. 28, 2006. Some are available at, others are at YouTube. Direct links to each video are available in
The Dylan Covers Forum.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Broadside: Blind Boy Grunt + covers

The Blind Boy Grunt tracks on Broadside Ballads Vol.1 and Broadside Reunion are now available at as mp3 downloads, either full album or individual tracks.
Vol.1 also contains 2 Dylan covers, Happy Traum's Let Me Die In My Footsteps and Blowin' In The Wind by The New World Singers.

Also available is The Broadside Singers with Paths Of Victory

and Pete Seeger's Broadside Ballads Vol.2 with several Dylan covers:

MP3s available to US residents only, although I've been told if you register using a US state & zipcode you can bypass the restriction.

Broadside Ballads Vol.1 is also available on CD
The Broadside Singers
is also available on CD

First-of-month updates for October 1, 2007

The Dylan Covers DataBase has been updated, adding 264 new covers for a new total of 19,977. Only a few days away from 20K!
Click here to view New Additions Only
Also 100 new images were added.

Dylan Covers On-Line added 42 new cover links, for a new total of 830.

Thanks to all who contributed to the websites during September.

Covers by these artists were added to the DataBase
during September 2007:

Rolf Ableiter & Band, Cliff Adams Singers, Aftergrass, Fernando Alemany Rubio, Joan Baez (2), José María Baulenas Renalías, BellaDiva, The Bergerfolk, Chris Bergson Band, Big Rhythm Wine, Black Crowes (2), Bloodkin (2), Bob Dylan Imitator Contest Winner #26, Sean Bonnell, BoomBox (2), Justin Branam, Mitch Brennan, Mike Brody, Danny Bryant's RedEyeBand (2), Los Bubbadinos (4), T-Bone Burnett, C.C. & Willow Creek, Deana Carter, Johnny Cash, The Catfish Brothers, Caution Jam, Agnes Chan, Roger Chapman, Chas & J.I., Rita Clarke and The Naturals, Bobby Comstock and The Counts, Corkscrew, Cornmeal (3), Cubensis (4), Alan Darveaux with Slight Departure, Riem de Wolff, Delta-Cross Band, Julio Demonio, Dixie Chicks, Donna Jean & The Tricksters, Mattia Donna, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, The Electric Waste Band (2), Drew Emmitt Band, Carl Faddis, Fat Maw Rooney, Manuel Fernández Breis, Juan Eduardo Ferro Calderini, Flexpelt, Kate Gaffney, Garage Deluxe (2), Francisco García Cubero, Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders (3), Gertrude's Hearse (2), Hèctor Gilberto, Arnau Giordani Calsina, Fernando Goin (3), Steve Golley, Cuthbert Gorch, Gov't Mule (3), Grateful Dead (4), David Gray (2), Grinning Mob, Michael Gruber, Pat Guadagno with Mary McCrink (2), Gunn Club, George Gusman, Hackensaw Boys, Chris Harford and the Band of Changes, Ben Harper, Herman Düne, Hexbelt (3), Little Miss Higgins, Los Hijos de Jack, Niall James Holohan, Hot Buttered Rum, Ashley Hutchings All Stars, Jimmy Ibbotson, Keith Jarrett Trio (2), The Jayhawks, JB (Zimming Point), Jerónimo & Cro-Magnon, JGB, Colin John, Joker777, The Kadets, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, Seth Kibel, Steve Kimock & Friends (2), L'Amant, Lampshade Drama (12), Ilaria Lantieri & Soulness, Jake Lear, Leftover Salmon, Phil Lesh & Friends (2), Little Boy Blue, Little Feat, Garrett Lund, Pablo D. Martín Fontana, David Massengill, Dave Matthews (4), Max Creek (2), Del McCoury Band, Rory McLeod, The Mendoza Line, Bob Millea, Ministry (2), Miracle Train (3), The Montfort Singers, Naked Eyes, David Nelson Band, Nena (2), The New Diamonds. New Found Glory with Sherri Gilbert, New Riders of the Purple Sage (7), Willie Nile, Tim O'Brien & Mollie with The O'Boys, Kim Olson, Carlos Otero, Outformation (5), Panpipes, Larry Parker, Charlie Parr, David Paul, Santiago Penagos Alfaro, Josep Pérez Escola, Jaume Pla Cordobés, The Pretty Things, The Radiators, Toby Rand, Ratdog (2), Matt Ray (2), Real Folk, The Rebs, The Reeltime Travelers, Mae Robertson, Salvador Romero Núñez, The Roots, Ángel Salces Sillero, Sauce, Merl Saunders and The Rainforest Band, Kate Schrock, Erik Segerstedt (3), Shack, Silver Shoes, Simply Red, The Small Stars (3), Soweto Gospel Choir, The Spikedrivers (3), Spindrift (4), The Stationary Willberries, The Steepwater Band (4), Curtis Stigers, Stringtown Pickers (2), Sula with Andy Irvine, The Super American Happy Fun Good Time Jamband, Sylwek Szweda, Susan Tedeschi, Daniel Tena & Raúl Rabadán, Terrapin Flyer, Sandi Thom, Those Meddling Kids, Dori Turner, Uncle Earl, John Vaughan, Francisco José Vigil Prada, Bob Walkenhorst (2), The Waterboys, The Wayword Sons, Mark Weber, Widespread Panic, Cassandra Wilson, Steve Wynn (2), Yonder Mountain String Band (4), Zero (3)