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Any Major Dylan Covers Vol. 5

March 15th, 2018 Leave a comment Go to comments

The final collection in the series of Bob Dylan covers reveals which song I’ve chosen to represent Joan Baez: North Country Blues; his former lover covered it in 1968. At last, there are also Peter, Paul & Mary with a track from 1967.

Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs covers Dylan’s Song For Woody. Likely, Scruggs might have known Guthrie since they were contemporaries. His version comes from a star-studded 1975 album (which also starred Baez and Roger McGuinn, both of whom appear on this mix). On Song For Woody, he plays with Johnny Cash, New Riders Of The Purple Sage (including ex-Byrds bassist Skip Battin) and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.

In Volume 1 of this series I promised that one track would appear twice. That song is Mr Tambourine Man, and when you hear William Shatner’s version you’ll know why it had to feature twice.

But Shatner’s plaintive cry at the end of his offering doesn’t quite conclude the series. There are a few bonus tracks that somehow failed to make it on any of the mixes, mostly owing to the CD-R length limit I set.

As always, CD-R length and home-bardofagenerationed covers. PW in comments.

1. Dave Alvin – Highway 61 Revisited (2013)
2. The Black Crowes – When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky (1998)
3. The Waterboys – Nobody “‘Cept You (1985)
4. Terence Trent D’Arby – It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) (1989)
5. Ben E. King – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (1970)
6. Bettye LaVette – Everything Is Broken (2012)
7. Luther Johnson – Pledging My Time (1995)
8. Taj Mahal – Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream (2012)
9. Sonic Youth – I”m Not There (2007)
10. Frank Black and The Catholics – Changing Of The Guards (1998)
11. Transvision Vamp – Crawl Out Your Window (1991)
12. Jeff Buckley – If You See Her, Say Hello (1993)
13. The Angels Of Light – I Pity The Poor Immigrant (2005)
14. Roger McGuinn – Up To Me (1976)
15. Joan Baez – North Country Blues (1968)
16. Earl Scruggs Revue – Song To Woody (1975)
17. Peter, Paul & Mary – Bob Dylan’s Dream (1967)
18. William Shatner – Mr Tambourine Man (1968)

Bonus tracks:
Julie Felix – Gates Of Eden (1968)
Spooky Tooth – Too Much Of Nothing (1968)
Manfred Mann’s Earthband – Father Of Day, Father Of Night (1973)
The Boo Radleys – One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) (1992)


Previous Songbooks:
Ashford & Simpson
Barry Gibb Vol. 1
Barry Gibb Vol. 2
Bill Withers
Bob Dylan Volumes 1-5
Brian Wilson
Bruce Springsteen
Burt Bacharach & Hal David Vol. 1
Burt Bacharach & Hal David Vol. 2
Burt Bacharach’s Lesser-Known Songbook
Carole Bayer Sager
Carole King Vol. 1
Carole King Vol. 2
Chuck Berry
Cole Porter Vol. 1
Cole Porter Vol. 2
Elton John & Bernie Taupin
John Prine
Jimmy Webb Vol. 1
Jimmy Webb Vol. 2
Jimmy Webb Vol. 3
Lamont Dozier
Laura Nyro
Leonard Cohen
Neil Diamond
Paul McCartney Vol. 1
Rod Temperton
Sly Stone
Steely Dan


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  1. March 15th, 2018 at 18:33 | #1

    I would like to add my favorite Dylan covers:
    1. Girl from the North Country – Howard Tate (Howard Tate, 1972)
    2. I Shall Be Released – James Govan (originally 1971, Wanted The Fame recordings, 2013)

  2. J. Loslo
    March 18th, 2018 at 18:08 | #2

    Thanks. I can never have too many Dylan covers.

    For your consideration– Blind Willie McTell, by Charlie Parr:


  3. Mpush
    March 27th, 2018 at 10:53 | #3

    There were pleasing surprises for me here, like Terence Trent Derby. Thanks. Will try Vol I next

  4. Tomdylan
    February 22nd, 2019 at 13:52 | #4

    Superb compilation!
    I just wonder your musical knowledge, and even more, your musical taste.
    How do you find such obscure gems?
    Have mercy with us Bobheads and do not stop compiling Dylan songs, pleeeeaaaase!

  5. Craig
    January 5th, 2021 at 09:41 | #5

    Could you please re up the dead links.
    Thank you.

  6. amdwhah
    January 10th, 2021 at 11:19 | #6

    All in one parcel for you: https://rapidgator.net/file/ec8f395a87ae5dc04f1e9d2e8e790f2e/AMDyln_1-5.rar.html

    If you prefer Zippy, I’ll post them on Tuesday.

  7. Jose Torres
    July 7th, 2023 at 17:34 | #7

    Please keep sending Dylan Covers…….I don’t mind his voice but he’s a much better Poet and Composer than a singer. Best regards, José

  8. Walter
    August 18th, 2023 at 15:07 | #8

    Just saying, the download links for Vol. 4 and Vol. 5 have been swapped. No problem, I just downloaded them both, so double Thank you!

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