Sunday, September 30, 2007

New in the collection:
Sandi Thom

Don't Think Twice (2:24)
Sandi Thom
What If I'm Right - cd2
CD-S: RCA/Viking Legacy 82876893662; 2006 (UK)

One for the "strange credits" file... although British singer Sandi Thom's short non-album cover of Don't Think Twice is performed entirely in English, the track is credited to "Dylan/Delanoe/Aufray" of the common French tranlsation!
More info at
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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Dylan Title Tracks: 3 additions

Visit Dylan Title Tracks for 3 new items added today:

1989 Italian picture sleeve with Baby Stop Crying by Jennifer Kemp as the B-side.

1986 UK CD-EP with Tight Connection To My Heart by John Martyn.

1969 Japanese Joan Baez in Nashville EP with three songs from the Any Day Now LP: The Walls of Redwing, I Pity The Poor Immigrant and Love Is Just A Four Letter Word.
Thanks to Ronald Born for these 3 additions.

There are now 1,251 sleeves & albums displayed in
Dylan Title Tracks.

Friday, September 28, 2007

I'm Not There soundtrack

The artwork for the I'm Not There soundtrack, to be released 10/30.
See August 10 post for more info & tracklist.

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Downloads & streams

Workingman's Blues #2, JB of Zimming Point's entry in the SonyBMG España covers contest is available as a mp3 download at

Chris Harford and the Band of Changes from New Jersey offer a full track download of Every Grain Of Sand from their 2004 album Time Warp Deck. [> Time Warp Deck]
Thanks to Michael Tearson

Japan's Joker777 has added a listen-only stream of Let Me Die In My Footsteps to his site.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

David Gray X3

Downloads of David Gray's live collection A Thousand Miles Behind are now available for purchase from his website, the CD release has not yet been announced. Included on the collection of live tracks recorded 2001-2007 are three Dylan covers: One Too Many Mornings, To Ramona and Buckets of Rain.
More info HERE.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Download - Sean Bonnell's Baby Blue

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue by Sean Bonnell mentioned in an earlier post has been moved to and is now available as a mp3 download.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

NEW! Magazine CDs page

I have created a new separate page for Magazine CDs in Dylan Cover Albums, including the Les Inrockuptibles présentent Bob Dylan Revisited mentioned a few posts ago.
These cover-mount (or otherwise distributed with periodicals) CDs are only available for a short time while their respective magazine issues are on newsstands, so in that respect they differ from regular release collections.
Initially, there are 7 CDs listed. In addition to those moved from other Various Artists pages, one CD (Tracks Inspired by Bob Dylan) was moved from the Near-Misses section.
The new page is still part of the Various Artists section, but sorted by issue date of the various magazines instead of by title. To access, go to the Dylan Cover Albums main page, click VARIOUS ARTISTS, then click the new MAGAZINE CDs button.
Some referring links from the DataBase still point to the old locations, these will be corrected after the next update on 10/1.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan Vol.25

Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan Vol.25: You Can Always Come Back, But You Can't Come Back All the Way has been added to the Unofficial page of Dylan Cover Albums.
Artwork for Volume 25 is not yet available.
All 25 volumes are available on-line via BitTorrent at (free membership required.)
Links to all 25 volumes and to available artwork are provided on the Unofficial page.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

From the collection:
Martin Yarbrough

Blowin' In The Wind
Martin Yarbrough
The Martin Yarbrough Showcase
LP: Argo LP-4029; 1963 (US)

Martin Yarbrough
Mixed Moods
LP: Argo LP-4043; rec.9/64 (US)

Martin Yarbrough (not to be confused with Glenn Yarbrough of the Limeliters) was a sadly overlooked folksinger from Chicago, who began as a jazz percussionist before he picked up a guitar and started singing folksongs in 1957.
Blowin' In The Wind is as good as any of the early covers of the song, and I consider Martin's Farewell to be one of the best versions, indeed it is high on my list of all Dylan covers. Hope you like it as much as I do.
To my knowledge, these recordings have not been issued on CD. Argo was the subsidiary jazz & folk music label of the legendary Chess Records.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Les Inrockuptibles présentent Bob Dylan Revisited

The French magazine Les Inrockuptibles released a special edition devoted to Bob Dylan this month, BOB DYLAN ~ Folk, rock et politique. Le Mythe Vivant.
Issued with the magazine is a covers CD Les Inrockuptibles présentent Bob Dylan Revisited. The 10 track CD is a varied collection including covers from France, several unreleased tracks, some older common covers and the Dylan/Cash duet of Girl From The North Country from Nashville Skyline (and the Cash's Legend boxset.)
This release has been added to Dylan Cover Albums.
The tracklist:
1. Girl From The North Country -- Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash
From Bob's "Nashville Skyline" and Johnny's CD Box "The Legend"
2. Oh, Sister -- Andrew Bird (featuring Nora O'Connor)
Unreleased in France (95)
3. Heart Of Mine -- Herman Düne
4. I Pity The Poor Immigrant -- Angels Of Light
From "Akron/Family & Angels Of Light"
5. My Back Pages -- The Byrds
From "Younger Than Yesterday" and CD Box "There Is A Season"
6. She Belongs To Me -- Alain Bashung
From "Osez Joséphine"
7. Nobody 'Cept You -- 16 Horsepower
From "Secret South"
8. Make You Feel My Love -- Emily Loizeau
From "L'autre Bout Du Monde" (previously released with "Even Cowgirls Get The Blues" CD)
9. You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go -- Ben Watt
From "North Marine Drive"
10. Like A Rolling Stone -- Pascal Comelade
From "Traffic D'Abstraction"

Thanks to Jean Fernandez for the report & cover scan

Concurso de Versiones de Bob Dylan

The first 15 entries in the month long SonyBMG España Dylan covers contest have been posted at the contest's MySpace page.
I won't repeat the list here, you can monitor their site if you're interested. The available tracks are listen only & require a hi-speed connection, or at least a faster one than mine!

New cover: New Found Glory

From The Screen To Your Stereo - Part II, New Found Glory's new collection of songs from movies includes It Ain't Me Babe from the Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line. The album features many guest vocalists, this track features Sherri Gilbert of Eisley.
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And a busy week, too...

New submissions have continued to arrive during the week, 60 more items have been added since Monday! Visit the Next Update Preview to see the new additions in-line for the next DataBase update on October 1.

Many of the new items are of recent vintage, but old covers are still being discovered, such as this 1966 LP on the Ascot label by Bobby Comstock and The Counts with their cover of I Don't Believe You.

Thanks to all contributors of new items and/or images.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

New in the collection:
Paul Zunno

All Along The Watchtower (3:18)
Paul Zunno
Solo Acoustic
CD: Paul Zunno UPC#764942030821; 2007 (US)

New York-based Paul Zunno's Solo Acoustic is a mix of well done original songs and a few covers (Doc Pomus' Lonely Avenue, The Doors' Love Me Two Times, Dolly Parton's Jolene and Tom Waits' Jesus Gonna Be Here) all featuring exceptional acoustic guitar work. Closing the album is a driving All Along The Watchtower.
More info at and Paul's MySpace page
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Monday, September 17, 2007

Busy weekend...

It had been a slow month for additions to the Dylan Covers DataBase, but over the last few days I've received many new submissions. Visit the Next Update Preview to see the 121 new additions in-line for the next DataBase update on October 1.
It's unlikely (though not impossible) the DataBase will pass 20K by 10/1, but next month for sure!

Some previously missing images have also been added, including this 1967 Australian LP by The Groop, with a cover of It's All Over Now, Baby Blue. These new images will be available in the main DataBase after the 10/1 update.

Thanks to all contributors of new items and/or images.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

New cover: Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds covers Knockin' On Heaven's Door on his new album Playlist, to be released 9/18.
Other covers on the album are Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton), Shower the People and Fire and Rain (James Taylor), Please Come To Boston (Dave Loggins), Longer (Dan Fogelberg), Time in a Bottle (Jim Croce), and Diary (Bread)
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Friday, September 14, 2007

New in the collection:
Burnside Exploration

Knockin' On Heaven's Door (4:21)
Burnside Exploration
“The Record”
CD: Lucky 13 Records BCC 1333-2; 2006 (US)

I'm always relieved when any new cover of Knockin' isn't a Guns N' Roses "cover"! Thankfully this bluesy version isn't, it's closer to Bob's original with some nice guitar work.
Burnside Exploration is
Garry Burnside, the youngest son of the late bluesman R.L. Burnside, and Cedric Burnside, Garry's nephew and R.L.'s grandson.
R.L. covered
Everything Is Broken on the House of Blues various artist CD Tangled Up In Blues.
More info at

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Downloads & streams

Two unreleased live covers by The Keith Jarrett Trio are temporarily available as mp3s from BigO. These 1969 live in Denmark recordings of My Back Pages and Lay Lady Lay are by a different trio than Jarrett's released versions. Unfortunately neither the recordings or performance are best quality.
The recordings are also available via bittorrent from (free membership required)

A mp3 of Don't Think Twice by Indianapolis singer-songwriter Justin Branam is available at Musical Family Tree.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue by Boston area singer-songwriter Sean Bonnell is available for download or listening on his music page at

New in the collection:
Donavon Frankenreiter

Don't Think Twice, It's Alright (3:27)
Donavon Frankenreiter
Recycled Recipes
CD-EP: Lost Highway B0009515-02; 2007 (US)

This 6-track EP of covers is well worth a listen, with acoustic versions of Bruce Cockburn's Wondering Where The Lions Are, Wilco's Theologians, Dr. John's Such A Night, CCR's Fortunate Son, The Band's It Make's No Difference and closing with
Don't Think Twice
The EP was released only at indie music shops in the US, but at all outlets elsewhere, so it's easy to find as an import in the US.
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Monday, September 10, 2007

600+ Dylan covers at CD Baby

CLICK HERE for a list of 600+ Dylan covers available on CD from CD Baby.
Any CD orders placed through these links (including any items not on the list) help support
If you're not buying, it's still worth visiting to hear 2-minute audio samples of many of the covers listed, read about the artists and link to artist's websites or download sites if available.
Permanent links to the list are located in the right sidebar of this page, and also on the Shop page.
Thanks to all who use my links to help offset the cost of keeping on-line.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

New in the collection:
Bobby Jameson

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (2:44)
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (3:36)
Bobby Jameson
LP: GRT 10004; 1969 (US)

Bobby Jameson released only a few singles and albums during the '60s, Working! was his last. During that short period he crossed paths with The Rolling Stones and Frank Zappa. His first LP, Songs of Protest and Anti-Protest, was released under the name Chris Lucey in the US, read the strange story and more about Jameson at
See 11/23/07 post for info about the unreleased track To Ramona

Friday, September 07, 2007

New in the collection: D.O.A.

Masters Of War (4:30)
Live Free Or Die
CD: Sudden Death Records SDR-0056; 2004 (Canada)

If any Dylan song can withstand a punk treatment, Masters Of War might be it, though long-standing Vancouver punk band D.O.A.'s version is
closer to heavy-metal than punk, to my ears.
Masters is also a bonus track on the 2005 CD reissue of their 1982 EP War on 45

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Thursday, September 06, 2007

New cover: The Mendoza Line

30 Year Low, the recent release by The Mendoza Line, includes a second disc of demos & other rarities, independently titled Final Remarks of the Legendary Malcontent, which contains a cover of It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry.
Recording details of this track required.
Thanks to Thomas Groschwald

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Note: The Mendoza Line is an informal term used in baseball for when a player's batting average falls below .200

New covers: Nena

German singer Nena covers both It's All Over Now, Baby Blue and Blowin' In The Wind on her upcoming covers album Cover Me. The double CD consists of 1 disc of songs in German, and a 2nd disc of songs in English, including both the Dylan covers.
Nena is best known for the hit 99 Luftballoons (and it's English version 99 Red Balloons) by her self-named band in 1984.
Thanks to Dirk Krah

To be released 9/28/07. Pre-order from:

Sunday, September 02, 2007

New cover: The Pretty Things

Veteran British band The Pretty Things cover The Ballad of Hollis Brown on their new album Balboa Island on the Zoho Roots label.
Thanks to Michael Tearson

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New cover: Deana Carter

Country singer Deana Carter covers Lay Lady Lay on her upcoming album The Chain,
to be released October 9 by Vanguard Records.
Country album art has changed :)

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MP3 albums from CD Baby

Many albums at CD Baby (including Timeless Flyte Vol.2: The Byrds Dylan Connection and Million Dollar Bash: Missouri salutes Bob Dylan) are now available as MP3 albums. Each MP3 album consists of a zip file with a folder of all audio in high-quality VBR MP3s, a big JPG of the album cover, and a text file with the liner notes.
91% of the entire sales price goes directly to the musicians.
Learn more about CD Baby MP3 albums HERE.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

First-of-month updates for September 1, 2007

The Dylan Covers DataBase has been updated, adding 239 new covers for a new total of 19,719. Click here to view New Additions Only
Also 119 new images were added.

CD Baby and Amazon links are now available in over 1,100 detail views
(click the artist name on any DataBase entry to access the detail view. The "Buy" link is located above the image.)
Using these links to order CDs helps support & the Dylan Covers DataBase. Thanks.
Click here for an example

Dylan Covers On-Line added 6 new cover links, for a new total of 788.

Thanks to all who contributed to the websites during August.

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

The Alarm, All-Star Dance Band, Antony & The Johnsons, Bachman Cummings, The Baskervilles (2), BB Band (2), Mira Billotte, The Black Keys, The Bogtrotters (2), Blair Boies, BoomBox (2), Breaking and Entering, Buffalo Tom, Frenchy Burrito, Dixie Carter, Cat Power, Cecilia, ClearWater Ensemble, Judy Collins (3), Cowboy Junkies, Cubensis (4), Danny & Dusty, Dark Hollow, Dark Star Orchestra, John Doe, Domino Theory, Tom Donovan, Dream Syndicate, Echo & The Bunnymen, ekoostik Hookah, Los Elegantes, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Emely Anne, Drew Emmitt Band (2), Alejandro Escovedo, Bryan Ferry (9), The Fishermen & Mary, Marc Ford, The Forerunners, Marcus Carl Franklin, The Frets, Charlotte Gainsbourg & Calexico, Rory Gallagher, Beppe Gambetta, Jerry Garcia Band (5), Jerry Garcia & John Kahn, Gertrude's Hearse (5), Jake Goodfleisch (3), Gov't Mule (2), Grateful Dead (2), Great American Taxi (2), Grinning Mob, Guns N' Roses, Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová, Myla Hardie, Richie Havens, The Hold Steady, Horton Creek, Hot Buttered Rum, Iron & Wine & Calexico, Jacqueline and Bridie, Jim James & Calexico, Mason Jennings (2), JGB (2), Jack Johnson, Joker777 (6), Larry Keel Experience, King Platypus, Kissing Cousins, Krüger Brothers (2), Mark Lanegan, The Last Waltz Ensemble (13), Little Feat (3), Alan Lorber Orchestra, Los Lobos, The Lost James Band (2), Stephen Malkmus (3), Scott Mann, Max Creek (5), Tommy McCoy, Joe McElhone & Late Entry Band, Roger McGuinn & Calexico, Barry McGuire with Terry Talbot (3), The Montfort Singers, Mott The Hoople, David Nelson Band, Roger Nelson with Group Therapy, Willie Nelson & Calexico, Chris Norman & Band (2), Karen O & The Million Dollar Bashers, Tim O’Brien, David Picton and Friends, Playin' Dead (2), Pocket Shelley, The Radiators, Radio Free Earth, The Rafter Bats, Ratdog (14), David Rawlings & Gillian Welch, Matt Ray (2), Redtime, The Roomies and the Rockit 88 Band, Leon Russell (2), Mitch Ryder (3), Saturday Nite Fish Fry (5), Seldom Scene, Todd Sheaffer, Hank Shizzoe & The Directors, The Showmen, Snatches of Pink, Sonic Youth, The Spikedrivers, The Steepwater Band, Sufjan Stevens, Stillwater Pioneers (6), String Cheese Incident (3), Sweet Japonic, Tennessee River Authority, Jennifer Thayer, Todd Thibaud, Johnny Thunders (2), Richard Tucker, Jeff Tweedy, Uncle Betsy (2), The Valentines (2), Eddie Vedder & The Million Dollar Bashers, Tom Verlaine & The Million Dollar Bashers, Hope Waits, Bob Walkenhorst (3), David T. Walker, The Waterboys (2), Waterdeep, Ann Wilson, Steve Wynn (2), Yo La Tengo (2), Yonder Mountain String Band (3), Young@Heart Chorus, Zero, Paul Zunno

New from Joker777

Japan's Joker777 has added several new live recordings from "2007 Summer Fes" to his site (Listen-only streams.)
Maggie's Farm, One More Cup of Coffee, On the Road Again, Outlaw Blues, Like a Rolling Stone, I Shall Be Released