Friday, November 30, 2007

Downloads & streams

Kurt Matthew has added a listen or download mp3 of Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I'll Go Mine) to his site

Japan's Joker777 has added a listen-only (or purchase) mp3 of The Times They Are A-Changin' to his site

Kris Kehr has three listen-only Dylan covers on his website [> listen]
Available are Million Dollar Bash, The Man In Me, and the rarely covered Trouble.

Reuben Richards & The Odyssey Blues & Soul Revue from the UK offer an mp3 of Meet Me In The Morning from their 2001 EP Against the Odds on their website [> Music] [> Against The Odds]
Can anyone provide a cover scan of this EP?

Thursday, November 29, 2007

New Hard Rain

An mp3 of Bob's new version of A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, recorded for the Spanish Expo Zaragosa 2008 can be found here:
A Spanish version by the band Amaral will be available soon.

Reminder: Dylan in Eisenberg

Opening this weekend:
Stadtmuseum Eisenberg (Thüringen) in Germany will be hosting Dylan in Eisenberg: Die Songs von Bob Dylan auf 7" Vinyl, an exhibition of rare singles, EPs promos and test pressings
. The exhibition will run from December 1, 2007 through February 3, 2008.
For further information, contact

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New in Dylan Cover Albums:
Like A...Monti Beton

Like A...Monti Beton - The Bob Dylan Sessions by the Austrian band Monti Beton has been added to Dylan Cover Albums HERE.
Monti Beton is fronted by Thomas Schreiber and Toni Matosic, and this 2006 album features guests Willi Resetarits, Tini Kainrath, Hans Theessink and Johann K.
Added to the band's own vocalists, all these voices produce a varied sound on the very enjoyable album.
The 17 track CD includes 15 Dylan covers plus two traditionals.
For more info, audio samples and ordering visit
Thanks to Monti Beton

Monday, November 26, 2007

Coming Soon...

Two new albums will be added to Dylan Cover Albums soon:
Like A Monti Beton: The Bob Dylan Sessions, a 2006 CD by the Austrian cover band Monti Beton. 15 Dylan covers (1 is a translation) and 2 Dylan-related traditionals.
Thanks to Dirk Krah
Dylan på Svenska by Mikael Wiehe & Ebba Forsberg.
15 Swedish translations.
Thanks to Ole Lien

Stay tuned!

Zimming Point song of the week

Zimming Point's song of the week is When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky, available at
Two songs will be added next week: Tell Me That It Isn't True and Queen Jane Approximately.

The band invites comments about their recordings, you can leave them here and they'll be added to their webpage.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Website updates

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 DVD has been added to the Johnny Winter Collector's Guide. Johnny Winter is backed by the Derek Trucks Band on Highway 61 Revisited, at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar festival in July 2007.
Thanks to Michael Tearson

Info about the Japanese release of Tangled Up In Blues CD has been added to the albums listing. Front cover artwork is the same as the original US release, but the disc is yet another design, the 7th. Any others out there?
Thanks to Arie de Reus

Artwork for Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan Volume 25 has been added to the Unofficial page.

Friday, November 23, 2007

I'm Not There: In Concert

An audio stream of I'm Not There: In Concert from The Beacon Theater in New York, November 7th, can be heard at Wolfgang's Vault. (registration required)
Thanks to Wilbur at The Dylan Covers Forum

Covers performed at the concert:
When the Ship Comes In - Marcus Carl Franklin
Billy 1 - Calexico
Goin’ To Acapulco - Jim James and Calexico
Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) - Joe Henry with Calexico
Man In The Long Black Coat - Mark Lanegan with Calexico
All I Really Wanna Do - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry - Al Kooper and the Funky Faculty with the Uptown Horns
As I Went Out One Morning - Mira Billotte and the Million Dollar Bashers
Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright - Ian Ball and Olly Peacock
Subterranean Homesick Blues - Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks
Rainy Day Women No. 12 & 35 - Terry Adams
I Wanna Be Your Lover - Yo La Tengo
Fourth Time Around - Yo La Tengo
Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You - My Morning Jacket
The Times They Are A-Changin' - Mason Jennings
Pressing On - John Doe
Buckets of Rain - Jimmy LaFave
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall - Tift Merritt
Can’t Leave Her Behind - Lee Ranaldo and the Million Dollar Bashers
Santa Fe - J. Mascis and the Million Dollar Bashers
Ballad of a Thin Man - John Doe and the Million Dollar Bashers
Masters of War - The Roots
All Along the Watchtower - The Million Dollar Bashers and guests

Bobby Jameson: To Ramona

Thanks to Bobby Jameson for the note that he also covered To Ramona during the Working! sessions, but the track did not make it on to the album.
More info and a mp3 download at the Echoes In The Wind blog.
Bobby Jameson's Working! album was featured
in my
9/8/07 post

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I'm Not There: download bonus tracks

Thanks to several contributors for reports of available bonus tracks, unfortunately only with full album downloads of the I'm Not There soundtrack:

From iTunes:
Main Title Theme (Billy) - Calexico
One Too Many Mornings - Joe Henry
What Kind Of Friend Is This? - Stephen Malkmus and Lee Ranaldo (Eat The Document outtake. An adaptation of a Koko Taylor song, so I have not listed it as a Dylan cover)

From Rhapsody:
Bunkhouse Theme - Calexico
Trouble In Mind - Bob Dylan (the B-side)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Zimming Point song of the week

Zimming Point's song of the week is Time Passes Slowly, available at (bottom of page.)
Next week: When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Dylan covers contest goes American

An American version of a Dylan covers contest similar to the recent Spanish contest has been announced. For more info visit the contest page.
Correction: apparently this contest is only open to US residents, my original post stated it was an international contest.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

From the collection:

Mr. Tambourine Man (2:45)
The Discotheque Dance Album
LP: Command RS 892 SD; 1966 (US)

The LPs on Command are sought after by "lounge music" collectors. This 1966 Discotheque LP is sometimes confused with the earlier Discotheque LPs by Enoch Light, but this LP is from the period after he had left the label.
The LP features many of the other headliners of Command, including Tony Mottola, Dick Hyman, Doc Severinsen, Bob Haggart and an All-Star Orchestra directed by Bobby Byrne. Only Mottola, Hyman & Byrne are mentioned in the notes regarding Mr. Tambourine Man:
“One of Bob Dylan's first ventures into folk-rock, popularized by The Byrds, retains a lot of it's essentially folkish feeling even in Bobby Byrne's full-bodied arrangement. This feeling is quickly established by the subdued cathedral tones of Dick Hyman's organ with the brass building gradually behind him and it is carried on by Tony Mottola's guitar solo. The full power of the band is unleashed as the tune progresses, working up a tremendous head of steam out of which Hyman's organ moves, high and mournful with wriggling little tremolo figures.”
It's unclear if "Discotheque" is meant to be the band name, or just an umbrella name for the project, but I've used it here in lieu of a proper band name.
Tony Mottola and Dick Hyman have been featured on the Blog before, both for their own instrumental covers
of Lay Lady Lay
(click each name for archived Blog post)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Dylan Title Tracks: 2 additions

Visit Dylan Title Tracks for 2 new items added today:

1981 Spanish sleeve of Blowin' In The Wind by Joan Baez, from the 1980 European Tour live LP.
Thanks to H.P. Bushoff.

Added to albums is the Valdemar CD Saving Grace
(see previous post)

There are now 1,257 sleeves & albums displayed in
Dylan Title Tracks.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Valdemar: Saving Grace added to Dylan Cover Albums

Saving Grace: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan by the Swedish group Valdemar with singer Valle Erling, and featuring Mattias Hellberg and voices from London Community Gospel Choir, has been added to Dylan Cover Albums HERE.
It's a great album, I recommend it highly. Hopefully it will find a wider distribution.
The CD will be released November 28 by Zebra Art Records in Sweden, Norway and Finland. For more info, pictures and some audio files see

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

MySpace covers

The Phantom Engineers, a Dylan tribute band from Ireland cover When The Deal Goes Down on their MySpace page.

Pete Cummins, also from Ireland, covers Moonlight on his MySpace page.

Note: I am unable to listen to or download anything from MySpace due to my slow connection, so I am relying on reports from others. I can't verify if download links (if available) are working.

Berlin Bobbirth Bash 07

A report with tracklists of the Berlin Bobbirth Bash 07 held November 3rd is available at
Click "epilogue" link on right side of page.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

New cover: Dion

Son Of Skip James, the new album by the legendary Dion includes a new recording of Baby, I'm In The Mood For You.
Dion first recorded the song in 1965, but it went unreleased until his 1991 "Bronx Blues" collection.
Thanks to Michael Tearson for the tip
The Dion Collector's Guide has been updated.

Buy the
amazon mp3

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

New covers from Zimming Point

Zimming Point have recorded some new songs, mostly Dylan covers, during sessions in October.
Starting Monday, a different new song will be available each week at (bottom of page.) The first of the series will be Tell Ol’ Bill.
Zimming Point (the band) recently celebrated it's 3rd birthday, and Zimming Point (the website) it's first. Congratulations!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Valdemar: Saving Grave - TBR 11/28

To be released November 28 by Zebra Art Records in Sweden, Norway and Finland is Saving Grace: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan by the Swedish group Valdemar.
Updated: see 11/14 post

Saturday, November 03, 2007

From the collection: Healers

It Ain't Me, Babe (4:44)

Secret Show
LP: Rattlesnake RAT1218; 1990 (Australia)

The Australian band Healers version of It Ain't Me, Babe is harder rockin' than most other covers of the song.

This LP was marketed in Europe by Normal Records.

Collector's Guides Updates

Added to the Soundtrack Collector's Guide is Battlestar Galactica: Season 3 for it's All Along The Watchtower performed by BT4. The song was an integral part of the Crossroads Part II episode of the US TV sci-fi series.
Available from

The I'm Not There soundtrack (see 10/25 post) has been added to the Collector's Guides for Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Richie Havens and Roger McGuinn.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Dylan covers at amazonmp3

Now on-line is a guide to Dylan covers available from amazonmp3.
The guide currently lists almost 400 DRM-free, high quality mp3s available from amazonmp3 for 89¢-99¢ each.
The list is a work in progress and far from complete.
Using these links helps support There is a permanent link on the right sidebar, below the amazonmp3 graphic.
The same links are also available on detail views of items in the Dylan Covers DataBase.
The Guide to Dylan covers at amazonmp3

Downloads & streams

Denver area tribute band Dylan66 offers 11 Dylan cover mp3s on their website [> Music]
Thanks to Wilbur, from his post at The Dylan Covers Forum

Seven Days, the SonyBMG España contest entry by Los Hijos de Jack is available as an audio stream on the band's website [>English >Multimedia >audio]

Japan's Joker777 has added a listen-only stream or purchase mp3 of Only A Hobo to his site.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

First-of-month updates for November 1, 2007

The Dylan Covers DataBase has been updated, adding 233 new covers for a new total of
Click here to view New Additions Only
110 new images were added during the month.
Links to purchase Amazon mp3s of several hundred covers are now available in the detail view of some DataBase entries. Albums with multiple covers are linked to the album, single covers are linked to the specific track. This is an ongoing project and is far from complete. Using these links helps support

Dylan Covers On-Line lost 12 cover links, for a new total of 818.

Thanks to all who contributed to the websites during October.

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

Daniel Aguado Conchillo, Red Allen, Amedício Jr., Animal Liberation Orchestra with Jack Johnson, José Miguel Azcona Elizalde, Back Forty, Big Rhythm Wine, Big Smith, BigtoR, Ryan Bingham and The Road, Black Crowes (3), Black September, Bob's Mob, Mary Boyden (2), Joe Brown, The Buddha Lounge Ensemble, Patrizia Bulgari, BZB, Eugene Chadbourne, Circus Roncalli Royal Orchestra, Cornmeal, The Crack Pipes, Cubensis (6), Charlie Daniels Band (2), Dirk Darmstaedter, Roger de Flor, Dead Country, The Delta Kings, John Doe, Chris Duarte Group, The Dylan Project (2), Yehuda Eder, The Electric Waste Band, George Elliott, Drew Emmitt (2), Flacos y Famosos, Phil Flowers & The Flower Shop, The Fratellis, Julio Ángel Garcia Aparicio, Antoni García Iranzo, Jerry Garcia Band (5), Miquel Gil, Alex Gómez, Jake Goodfleisch, Gov't Mule (3), Grateful Dead (5),, Buddy Greene, The Gunhands (2), Jesús Gutiérrez García, The Gyps, Glen Hansard & BLØF, Heather accompanied by The Thunderbirds, Ulla Henningsen, Barbara Higbie, Hot Buttered Rum (3), Houston & Mike, Hypnotic Clambake, JGB (3), Sira Jiménez & Jesús García, Joker777, Søren Lampe, Natalie Rose LeBrecht, Ted Lennon, Ted Lennon and Brett Dennen, Phil Lesh & Friends (11), Loona, John Mackenzie, Jorge Magliano, Marks Brothers, Eduardo Maroto Merino, Alberto Enrique Martinez Ramos, Marit Mathiesen, Max Creek (5), Del McCoury Band (2), Annie McLoone, Bill Medley, Jose Luis Merino Vigo, Mickey G. & The Chromedomes, Mojo Society, The Mountain Folk Band, Nana Mouskouri, Ignacio Mugurza Trueba, Mumbouli (2), New Riders of the Purple Sage (4), Nico, The Nite Life, Outformation, Tim Palmieri (4), The Panics (2), Mireia Pascual, Peter Paul & Mary (2), Polonia210, John Prendo, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners, The Radiators (11), Railroad Earth, Raq, Ratdog (6), Red Herring, Los Reno (2), The ReOrders, Lee Rocker, Rainer Rodin (2), Linda Ronstadt, Mason Ruffner, Santana (2), Schorsch & de Bagasch, Shlomi Shaban, Todd Sheaffer (3), Billy Sheehan, Sir Ivan, Splintered Sunlight (2), Nancy Elizabeth Stock, Randy Tessier, Texas Diesel, Thunderbay Memories, Trampled by Turtles, Happy & Artie Traum (2), Uncle Earl (3), Bobby Vinton, Bob Walkenhorst (5), The Wayword Sons, Skip West, Hugo Westerdahl & the Pink Armadillos, Widespread Panic (2), Loo Wood, Yonder Mountain String Band (3), Takuro Yoshida, The Zen Tricksters, Zimming Point (21)