Thursday, December 04, 2008

Miscellaneous ramblings...

Australia-based R&B singer Tina Harrod covers I Shall Be Released on her new album Worksongs.
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Country singer Larry Jon Wilson covers the Dylan/Willie Nelson song Heartland on his self-titled CD, his first in almost 30 years. Larry Jon's last album, 1979's Sojourner, also included a Dylan song: I'll Be Your Baby Tonight.
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The Allman Brothers' 2008 Tour CDs contain several Dylan songs, including their debut performances of It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry. Other songs are Highway 61 Revisited, I Shall Be Released (both with Bob Weir) and Don't Think Twice (with Susan Tedeschi.)
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It was an election year, so Masters Of War was a popular cover again. Three from CD Baby: The Sweet Kill, Neon Nights, and Karma.

And... Masters Of War by the Hip-Hop duo X-Vandals can be downloaded HERE (free.) The track from their album The War Of Art incorporates elements from several other songs.

And... Warren Haynes has released a 2004 live recording of Masters Of War as a digital-only single to benefit The track, featuring Ray LaMontagne, Ben Ottewell & Jerry Joseph, was recorded 9/19/04 at Red Rocks. Available from or iTunes.
Thanks to Michael Tearson for the MoW tips

Alternate versions:
- The limited-edition version of Adele's 19 album includes a live version of Make You Feel My Love in additon to the album version. Available from
- On the other end of the age spectrum, both the album and soundtrack versions of Forever Young by the octogenarian vocal group Young@Heart are included on the soundtrack CD. Available from

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