Monday, December 31, 2007

Zimming Point's complete It's All True available

The complete Zimming Point download album It's All True, Everything You Heard is now available at
The album will be available on-line, for a limited time to everyone and always for registered users of

It's All True
has been added to the Download Albums page of Dylan Cover Albums.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

New in the collection:
Trials and Tribulations

Please Mrs. Henry (2:55)
Open The Door, Homer (3:14)
Trials and Tribulations
Trials and Tribulations
CD: Vanguard VSD-6565; 1970 (US)

I don't know much about Trials and Tribulations, the band. The common phrase name makes it difficult to search for.
The LP jacket lists the members - Sonny Wilf, Jim Harvey, John Wilf, Gene Fuchs - and the recording credits - produced by Bob Scherl, recorded at Sound Factory, Hollywood California - but there is no biographical or additional information. There are 2 covers besides the Dylan songs: Robbie Robertson's pre-The Band Stones That I Throw and Bobby Darin's Simple Song Of Freedom. The other 8 songs are originals written by John & Sonny Wilf, with Jim Harvey co-credited on one track.
The 2 Basement Tapes songs were released on a single, promo copies with the stereo/mono versions of Please Mrs. Henry are more common than the stock 45 with both songs.
The LP is typical 1970-era California folk-rock. Please Mrs. Henry leads off side-1 and Open The Door, Homer opens side-2.

Friday, December 28, 2007

New in the collection: 3 a.m.

To Make You Feel My Love (4:02)
3 a.m.
Country Hits Dance Party
(various artists)
CD: Priority P2 51122; 1998 (US)

Here's a recipe for disaster:
Take a country version of one of Dylan's weaker songs (lyrically) and create a dance-mix version (my least favorite genre of Dylan covers.)
If you're waiting for me to say "but in this case it works," I can't. This is truly horrible. Avoid at all costs!
The subtitle is "Dance Mixes of Today's Country Hits." The only info I could find about 3 a.m. described them as a Canadian dance outfit. I don't recognize any of the other performers on the CD, but I know little of the dance music genre.
Available (if you dare) from

Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Holidays
+ a new Collector's Guide

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.
My mailing list is in disarray, so this will suffice as my Holiday greeting this year. Hopefully most of the long-time users of still visit here occasionally.

Just in time for the season, I've added a Collector's Guide to Dylan Covers on Holiday Records.
Only 7 items to start, suggestions for additions always welcome.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

100+ covers from Dylan07 contest

Over 100 mp3s of entrants to the Dylan07/MySpace covers contest can be downloaded from
Unfortunately the tracks are not titled or credited, and only some of the mp3s include tagged information. I will have all the song titles in the next update of the DataBase, but in some cases I cannot identify the performers.
CLICK HERE for a song & artists list.
If you submitted a track to the contest and would like to be correctly credited in the Dylan Covers DataBase, please contact me.
Thanks to JB Heinink

Kokomo's "In The Well" nears release

New Zealand band Kokomo has almost completed their long-planned Dylan album to be titled In The Well. The band hopes to release the album in late January.
More info and a sample at
Thanks to Wilbur in the Forum.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Zimming Point songs of the week
& final track-list

This week Zimming Point offers 2 new songs: I' ll Keep It With Mine and Tryin' To Get To Heaven, available at
Next week, two new songs: Emotionally Yours and Legionnaire's Disease.

The final track-list for the Zimming Point download album It's All True, Everything You Heard is now complete. Info and credits at The album will be available on-line, for a limited time to everyone and always for registered users of It will be added it to the Download Albums page of Dylan Cover Albums soon.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

New cover: Willie Nelson

Moment Of Forever, the new album by Willie Nelson to be released 1/29/08, closes with a cover of Gotta Serve Somebody.
Thanks to Thomas Groschwald for the tip

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

From the collection:
Bonus Tracks

The three groups represented here each released a full album of Dylan covers, but these tracks do not appear on those albums.
So, if you're transferring your vinyl Dylan Cover Albums to CDR, you can add these as "Bonus Tracks"!

Blowin' In The Wind (3:13)

The Metropolitan Pops Orchestra

Plays Instrumental Versions of Peter, Paul & Mary Favorites
LP: Metro MS-596; 1967 (US)

Produced by Alan Lorber, this album is just one catalog number before their Plays Instrumental Versions of Bob Dylan Favorites.

Just Like A Woman (3:47)
Hugo Montenegro
Colours of Love
LP: RCA LSP-4273; 1970 (US)

Hugo Montenegro's choral music Dawn Of Dylan appeared the same year as this album, perhaps Just Like A Woman was an outtake from, or inspiration for, the Dylan sessions? The 2 LPs were on different labels, so I'm not sure which came first.
Hugo recorded many albums of course, including at least one other artist tribute album, the cleverly titled "Neil's Diamonds." (Yes, I have a copy.)

Don't Think Twice (2:54)

The Sound Symposium
Contemporary Composers Interpreted
LP: Dot DLP25909; 1969 (US)

This LP was released a few months earlier in 1969 than Bob Dylan Interpreted. The Sound Symposium had previously released a similar tribute to Paul Simon (I don't have it,) his America also appears on this LP.

Long-time users of with good memories may remember the theme of this post from the Monthly Features section that appeared on Dylan Cover Albums from 2000-2006. The 2 instrumental albums here were the May 2001 Feature.
You can peruse the old features & hopefully find something interesting in the Features Archive.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Downloads & streams

German band Francis D.D. String & Revision cover Tombstone Blues on their MySpace page, downloadable for registered users.
Thanks to Wilbur in the Forum.

Japan's Joker777 has added 3 purchase or listen-only streams of new versions of the previously covered songs Only A Hobo, On The Road Again and Mr. Tambourine Man to his SoundClick webpage.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Zimming Point song of the week

This week Zimming Point offers 2 versions of This Wheel's On Fire, available at
Next week, two new songs: I' ll Keep It With Mine and Tryin' To Get To Heaven.

Monday, December 10, 2007

New cover: Cat Power

Cat Power covers I Believe In You on her upcoming album Jukebox, to be released 1/22/08 (US) The album is available in a regular edition and a deluxe edition with a bonus disc, this track is on both editions.
Thanks to Thomas Groschwald for the tip

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Dylan in Eisenberg photos

Some photos of the Dylan in Eisenberg exhibit can be viewed in The Dylan Covers Forum.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

New in Dylan Cover Albums:
Mikael Wiehe & Ebba Forsberg

Dylan på Svenska by Mikael Wiehe & Ebba Forsberg of Sweden has been added to the Translations pages of Dylan Cover Albums HERE.
The CD includes 15 Swedish translations of Dylan songs.
This is Mikael Wiehe's 3rd full album of Dylan covers, after 1982's De Ensligas Allé and 2006's 'Dylan' by Totta & Wiehe. He has also included Dylan translations on his other albums,
see the Mikael Wiehe Collector's Guide.
For more info visit
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Monday, December 03, 2007

Zimming Point songs of the week

Zimming Point offers 2 songs this week: Tell Me That It Isn't True and Queen Jane Approximately, available at
Next week, two versions of This Wheel's On Fire will be available, with a listener poll to decide which version is included on the album.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

First-of-month updates for December 1, 2007

The Dylan Covers DataBase has been updated, adding 222 new covers for a new total of
Click here to view New Additions Only
42 new images were added during the month.

Dylan Covers On-Line added 14 links, for a new total of 832.

Dylan Title Tracks added 1 new item:

1963 Belgian E.P. with Woorden in de Wind (Blowin' In The Wind) by The Dockx Brothers.
Thanks to H.P. Bushoff.
NOTE: Title Tracks will now be updated along with the other first-of-month updates.

Thanks for all submissions to the websites during November.
When Christmas shopping on-line, please consider supporting by using any of the links in the right sidebar.

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

Terry Adams, Adingha, Ian Ball and Olly Peacock, Jimmy Barnes, Mira Billotte, BoomBox, Breaking and Entering, BT4, Sam Bush, Calexico, Os Canibais, Brandi Carlile, Cloud Cult, Crooked Still, Cubensis (7), Pete Cummins, D-5 Group, Michael Derning & Mia Arends, Dion, Distant Cousins, The Dockx Brothers, John Doe (2), Dylan66 (11), ekoostik Hookah, Emmitt Nershi Band (4), Fat Maw Rooney, Sue Foley, Marcus Carl Franklin, Jerry Garcia & John Kahn (2), Jerry Garcia Band, Gertrude's Hearse (4), Gov't Mule, Grateful Dead, Grinning Mob (3), Hairy Larry and George (7), Hairy Larry and The Flying Hungarians (2), Joe Henry and Calexico, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Robyn Hitchcock, Hot Buttered Rum (6), Izabella, Elana James & The Continental Two, Jim James and Calexico, Bobby Jameson, Mason Jennings, JGB, Mark Johnson & Emory Lester, Joker777, Kris Kehr & Jawbone!, Pat Kelly, The Kind, Kevn Kinney, Al Kooper and the Funky Faculty with the Uptown Horns, Jimmy LaFave, Steve LaManna (3), Mark Lanegan and Calexico, Phil Lesh & Friends (3), Little Feat (2), Kim MacKenzie, J. Mascis, Kurt Matthew, Dave Matthews Band (2), Max Creek. James McKenty and The Spades, Tift Merritt, The Million Dollar Bashers, Mister, Monti Beton (15), Moonalice, John Mullins & Dave Katz, Mumbouli, My Morning Jacket, David Nelson & Friends (2), New Riders of the Purple Sage (2), Emmerson Nogueira, North Mississippi Allstars, Jan Obbeek en Coen Bardelmeijer (3), Joan Osborne, Outformation, Krista Parrish, Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Didier de Langres, The Phantom Engineers, The Quinns, Lee Ranaldo, Raq, Ratdog (17), The Roots, The Schwag, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Silas, Sound 70, The Spikedrivers, Marty Stuart, Erika Stucky, Tabitha's Secret, June Tabor & The Oyster Band (2), Patti Taylor Singers, Thacker Dairy Road, Uncle Earl, Valdemar (11), Bob Walkenhorst (3), Widespread Panic (2), Mikael Wiehe & Ebba Forsberg (15), Johnny Winter with The Derek Trucks Band, Workingman's Ed (2), Yo La Tengo (2), Yonder Mountain String Band (3), Zimming Point (5)