Wednesday, November 10, 2010

V.A. Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan Volume Thirteen

This thirty-one volume series features artists covering Bob Dylan songs. All of the tracks are recordings of independent origin (ROIO) and hence officially unreleased.

Dive on in, there's the usual array of things your not-so-humble caretaker admires (Billy Bragg, Richard Thompson, Bruce Springsteen {a.k.a. Dr. Zoom}, and eighties L.A. cow-punk supergroup, Danny & Dusty) with only a bit of Jack Johnson to be removed before your hard drive hits critical levels of mellowness. It's worth repeating that this series does an excellent job highlighting more recent artists without neglecting the past.

01 Watching The River Flow – Steve Wynn
02 The Times They Are A-Changin’ – The Williams Brothers
03 Everything Is Broken – Will T. Massey
04 Pledging My Time – Russ Tolman
05 Just Like A Woman – Ronee Blakley
06 You’re A Big Girl Now – Dave Alvin
07 Girl From The North Country – George Gerdes
08 Tonight I’ll Be Staying here With You – Rosie Flores
NO MERCI (From the NSD Archives):
09 Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie – Jack Johnson (Feb 11, 2002, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA)
10 Love Sick – White Stripes (Jun 9, 2002, Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC)
11 Up To Me – Roger McGuinn (Sep 14, 1976, WLIR Living Room, Glen Cove, NY)
12 Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Danny and Dusty (May 19, 1985, Club Lingerie, Los Angeles, CA)
13 Oxford Town – Tim O’Brien (Mar 27, 2002, Canopy Club, Urbana, IL)
14 Don’t Think Twice – Billy Bragg (Oct 1, 2006, The Triple Door, Seattle, WA)
15 Mama You’ve Been on My Mind – Jeff Buckley (Oct 11, 1992, WFMU, Orange, NJ)
16 Not Dark Yet – Mercury Rev (Apr 1, 2000, Zenith Cinerama, Tel Aviv, Israel)
17 Hard Times in New York – Cat Power (Jul 20, 2000, BBC Studio, London)
18 Medley: Tears of Rage/ Desolation Row/ Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues/It Takes a Lot to Laugh – Richard Thompson (Mar 4, 1992, Bottom Line, New York, NY)
19 I Wanna Be Your Lover – Blue Aeroplanes (Jul 3, 1993, Roskilde Festival, Denmark)
20 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry – Dr. Zoom and the Sonic Boom (May 15, 1971, Newark State University, Union, NJ)

Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan Thirteen link is in the comments.

Speaking of comments, don't forget to leave some words about these volumes.

Thanks to Jeffs98119 for compiling these and obatik for the images.
  • For V.'s 1-12 of Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan go here
  • For slugline's impressive spreadsheet of the whole series go here
  • For stewART's excellent alternate cover art go here


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  2. Hey
    I've enjoyed the series, and have been trying to get a copy of the M. Rev song here for years, so will REALLY relish getting this one. Thanks
    C in California

  3. Go ahead make my day. Ohh! you already did, thanks so much.

  4. Can't wait to listen, thanks

  5. I totally love this series.

    I probably can't thank you enough, but thanks anyway.

  6. I have just discovered this series and cant thank you enough, this is a wonderful collection keep up the good work

  7. Thanks for posting this series. It's fascinating to see what artist/group covers out of Dylan's vast catalog.

    I'm especially looking forward to hearing the medley Richard Thompson fan performed.

  8. Thanks for another greatly anticipated volume.

  9. Hey everybody,

    Thanks for leaving some good words behind - you guys rule!

  10. This is a great series, I've had the first 12 volumes on random all day.
    Really loving it.

  11. So glad to discover this

  12. "...needless to say
    but thanks, anyway..."
    Thanksgiving in rhyme is worth twice


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