Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Miscellaneous ramblings...

» Warren Haynes covers Masters Of War on The Benefit Concert Volume 3, a recent CD release of the 2001 edition of his annual Christmas Jam concert
The Benefit Concert Volume 8, a DVD of the 2006 Christmas Jam includes All Along The Watchtower and I Shall be Released performed by Haynes' band Gov't Mule with guests, including Dave Matthews and Branford Marsalis on Watchtower.

» A cover of Forever Young is included on the 2005 boxset anthology by Björgvin Halldórsson of Iceland. Unknown if the track is from an earlier album or was previously unreleased, if anyone knows the details please advise.
Thanks to Anton Bohnen

» Levi's Pioneer Sessions is a new series of free downloads that invites current artists to "re-craft the classic songs that inspired their sound." Included is a cover of I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine by The Dirty Projectors. Registration required.

» Covers from Daytrotter Sessions:
Nobody 'Cept You - Suzannah Johannes (a capella)
As I Went Out One Morning - Yoni Wolf
I Want You - The Tallest Man On Earth
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere - Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
Registration required, free download of complete EPs.

» The latest DataBase update includes several covers from various live CDs and DVDs by Moonalice, available from their website shop. There are probably others, but some titles available do not display tracklists.

» Australian band The Smokin' Crawdads cover It's all Over Now, Baby Blue and The Mighty Quinn of their CD Straight to the Pool Room. More info at their website
Thanks to Anton Bohnen

» The Garcia Birthday Band performed three Dylan songs at their May 27 show, available at Live Music Archive: Visions Of Johanna / Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall / The Mighty Quinn

» Cubensis performed three Dylan songs at their April 15 show, available at Live Music Archive: Queen Jane Approximately / All Along The Watchtower / Knockin' On Heaven's Door

» Recent "Oldie" discoveries:
- It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry - Lyle Swedeen - LP: Sunshine Inside (1974 - US) MySpace
- I Shall Be Released - Paul Hanks - single B-side (1969 - US)

» There continue to be many Dylan covers available from the Live Music Archive, all free downloads in various formats. The latest DataBase update includes covers from these bands:
7 Walkers, Bloodkin (2), John Butler Trio, Cosmic Railroad, Cubensis (5), Dark Star Orchestra (2), Duke Junior and The Smokey Boots (15), ekoostik Hookah, Drew Emmitt Band, Garcia Birthday Band (3), David Gray, Greensky Bluegrass, Jam Stampede, The Maykers, Del McCoury Band, Moonalice (2), Greg Peterson, The Radiators (2), The Snauzeberries (2), Splintered Sunlight (4), William Walter & Co., Xtra Ticket
Us the New covers at LMA link in the right sidebar to browse the new additions


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