Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Joséphine Baker's Times on YouTube

Joséphine Baker's live recording of The Times They Are A-Changin' can be heard on YouTube. The track is from the LP Josephine Baker at Carnegie Hall - 5 June 1973.
Thanks to Adam

Monday, January 19, 2009

Stein. Regn reissued on CD

Stein. Regn, the 1981 album of Norwegian translations by Jan Erik Vold, Kåre Virud & Telemark Blueslag will be reissued on CD in Norway on Jan. 26.
The album's listing at Dylan Cover Albums has been updated HERE.
Available from platekompaniet.no
Thanks to John W. Bakke for the tip

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

DylanCover.com MySpace player updated

The DylanCover.com MySpace player has been updated with new tracks:

Things Have Changed - Oksana Mysina & Oxy Rocks (Russia)
Girl From The North Country - Mason Porter (US)
One More Cup Of Coffee- Chris C & Swingin' Danglers (Belgium)
Nashville Skyline Rag - The Abrams Brothers (Canada)
Desolation Row - PetTommy & The Brokenhearts (Germany)
Catfish - Zimming Point (Spain)
Most Likely You Go Your Way... - Kurt Matthew (US)
Esi nun soi yo (It Ain't Me Babe) - Toli Morilla (Spain)
Like A Rolling Stone - Slow Train Band (Italy)
Maggie's Farm - The Phantom Engineers (Ireland)

If you like what you hear, please visit the artists' MySpace pages. There is a permanent link to the DylanCover.com MySpace profile in the right sidebar of this page.

Monday, January 12, 2009

New Dylan covers at CD Baby

New Dylan covers on CDs available from CD Baby. Orders made using these links helps to support DylanCover.com.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue / Like A Rolling Stone /
Subterranean Homesick Blues

/ Jimmy Carl Black Band / How Blue Can You Get?
Buckets Of Rain / Frank Blackfield / No Class Blues
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Martin Bonventre / I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Maggie's Farm / Boulder Acoustic Society / The Caged Bird
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight / Lay Lady Lay
/ Lore Constantine / Piano Expressions
Buckets Of Rain / David Field / Wordless Poetry
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight / Sara Furrer / A Few More Tunes
Tears Of Rage / Francesco Garolfi / 1968: Odissea nel Rock
All Along The Watchtower / Don't Think Twice
Jefferson Gonçalves / Conexão Nordeste - Gréia ao Vivo
Highway 61 Revisited / Jefferson Gonçalves / Ar Puro
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere / Ned Gray / Looking for the Groundswell
Blowin' In The Wind / Tim Grimm / Holding Up The World
Tomorrow Is A Long Time
Dave Hamilton / Back Roads Of My Mind
Tomorrow Is A Long Time
HipCity Cruz / See What Tomorrow Brings
All Along The Watchtower / Jim Hubbard / It Never Ends
Oh Sister / Neilsen Hubbard / UndisCOVERed (v/a CD)
As I Went Out One Morning / Lazy Brad Lewis / Down Inside
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue / Lund Bros. / Songbook IV
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right / Everything Is Broken
Members @ Large / Swollen Pride
Forever Young / It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Franco Morone & Raffaella Luna / Songs We Love
All Along The Watchtower / No Fair Hearing / Metal Fusion
Make You Feel My Love / Pal Steelo / You My Favourite Shadow
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight / Like A Rolling Stone
José Luis Pardo / As the Years Go Passing By
Oh Sister / Dean Phelps / Give Us A Song
Is Your Love In Vain? / Plain Hard Truth / Hearing Is Believing
All Along The Watchtower / Radioroad West / Raw In Berlin
All Along The Watchtower / The Rocking Chairs / Shades of Gray
Every Grain Of Sand (2 versions) / Chuck Rogan / One or the Other
You're A Big Boy Now / Meryl Romer / So Sure
Make You Feel My Love / Ramón Salgado / Magia Del Pozo
Gotta Serve Somebody / Subterranean Homesick Blues
Ben Sidran / Cien Noches
Gotta Serve Somebody / Hillary Smith / No Easy Way
Tomorrow Is A Long Time/Phil Smock/I'm Not Just Folkin' Around
I'd Have You Any Time / If Not For You
Suburban Skies / George (George Harrison tribute)
Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll/Rusty Willoughby/Filament Dust
All Along The Watchtower/Windy City Rev Ups/Live In Chicago

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Battle of the Dylan Cover Bands (UPDATE)

DylanRadio.com is conducting the 1st Annual Battle of the Dylan Cover Bands.
Details at DylanRadio.com

For a list of entrants and submitted songs, click HERE
You can submit a request for the song to be played on DylanRadio.com, but there is no function to download or stream the tracks, so they will not be added to the Dylan Covers DataBase unless they are available at the artist's websites. Some are already listed from previously known sources.
Thanks to JB Heinink for the link

Thursday, January 01, 2009

'08 Review + '09 Changes

2008 was a busy year of new Dylan Cover Albums, and maintaining the DataBase and Title Tracks pages kept me busy too.
Unfortunately DylanCover.com experienced a downturn year judging by visitor numbers, use of affiliate links, and other factors. Readership was down about 50% from the peaks of the previous several years. Many thanks to the few of you who do use my affiliate and support links, but it's only a very few and greatly reduced.
Added to this is the failure of the Forum. After a promising start it is now completely dead. Clearly there is little to no interest in an on-line community of Dylan cover collectors.
Overall, it has become apparent to me that there is no "silent majority" out there as I had always hoped, and that my audience, with a few exceptions, is limited to a few long-time visitors. You know who you are!
Judging by the readership & support other Dylan sites receive, it's apparent that DylanCover.com has failed to build a following. Years of cross-promoting the site at Dylan newgroups, forums, etc. has had little effect attracting general Dylan fans. I guess collecting Dylan covers is just too much of a niche interest.

I intend to continue Dylan Cover Albums, Dylan Title Tracks and the DataBase with no changes, but other parts of the sites may be eliminated or reduced in the new year.
To start, these changes will be made in order to reduce the time required to maintain the site:

• Posts to the Blog in Plain D will be more limited, in general only major news items will be posted. You can monitor the DataBase "Newset Additions" for news of minor releases. There appears to be little interest in reports of downloads, one-off covers, and other minor news items. I will no longer be offering any "Weekend Special" mp3s.
• The Dylan Covers DataBase will now be updated whenever there is sufficient new entries, instead of one major monthly update. This new method may result in some sorting issues, but I am hoping several minor updates per month will be easier than one major update. Clicking the "Newest Additions" button on the DataBase page will always list the latest additions, with the newest at the top of the list.
• With a few exceptions (major artists, unusual covers, etc.) I will no longer be adding YouTube (or other video services) covers to the DataBase. Too many of them are poorly documented (or just plain poor) covers, and I detect very little interest in them.
• The Dylan Covers On-Line list will no longer be updated. This list of downloadable covers from around the web receives very little use. I have not updated it for several months yet have received no comments. The link in the right sidebar will remain, but the page will no longer be updated and I have removed the link from the DylanCover.com main page.
• The Dylan Covers Forum is no longer an active part of DylanCover.com. The Forum will remain available (via the link in the right sidebar of this page) since there are some interesting threads posted there, but I will no longer initiate any Forum threads or promote it's usage, and will only check it occasionally.

Comments welcome (but, judging by history, not expected.)

Toli Morilla

According to his MySpace page, Spanish singer-songwriter Toli Morilla is preparing an album of 10 Dylan songs in the Asturian language, to be released in 2009.
Morilla included 2 Dylan songs on his 2003 album Entre el barro y las preguntas, available from CD Baby.