Thursday, June 26, 2008

Josephine Baker sings Dylan

It's not often that a Dylan cover by a famous performer goes undetected, but just yesterday I was told of a cover of The Times They Are A-Changin' by Jos├ęphine Baker. The recording is from Baker's 1973 concert at Carnegie Hall, and was released in France on the LP Josephine Baker Recorded Live At Carnegie Hall later that year. A CD was issued in 1995 but is now out of print.
If anyone can provide a scan of the LP and/or CD, it would be much appreciated. I could not find anything on-line.
And of course if anyone can provide a mp3 of the track... :))

I'm curious to know if anyone knew of this cover! Please leave a comment.

Thanks to Jack for the tip and info

4 Comments:

Anonymous Jack said...

The only online mentions I could find :

http://209.85.215.104/search?q=cache:OMS9EsFeImoJ:jobaker.ifrance.com/33tours.htm+%22Josephine+Baker+Recorded+Live+At+Carnegie+Hall%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=4

French discography, near bottom of page
and
http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:acFODzhBaTEJ:www.amazon.com/Fabulous-Josephine-Baker/dp/B000003FH0+%22Josephine+Baker+Recorded+Live+At+Carnegie+Hall%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1

highlighted, near bottom of page
but no cover pics.

There is also the movie (& DVD) :
"The Josephine Baker Story" (1991).
Lynn Whitfield plays Baker, with Carol Dennis (Dylan's old b/u singer and ex-wife) supplying the vocals.
Dennis performs The Times They Are A-Changin' in its entirety in the film.
Don't think a soundtrack album was released, but the film is available on DVD :
The Josephine Baker Story
HBO : 90571. USA. 2001.

4:50 AM  
Blogger D.P. said...

Meant to say I couldn't find an image on-line, I found a few references. The CD is listed at amazon.fr but unavailable, under the title "Carnegie Hall Concert," don't know if that re-title is accurate.
Thanks for the DVD info, I knew Dennis sang Times on it but didn't know it was a complete version.

9:03 AM  
Blogger a said...

hello - My name is Adam - I am a huge fan of La Baker and I have this entire concert on LP (Ive put on my pc).

contact mrlopez2681@yahoo.com

9:22 PM  
Blogger D.P. said...

Haven't been able to find the Lp for a reasonable cost... one just sold on eBay for $197.50!!
Anyone have an mp3? :)

5:42 PM  

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