Friday, January 14, 2011

V.A. Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan Volume Twenty

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

This volume, one of the best thus far, includes a version of Dylan's never-recorded (?) early sixties tune "Love is Just a Four-Letter Word" done by Joan Baez.

It also includes a live take of Bryan Ferry's legendary cover of "A Hard's Rain's A-Gonna Fall".

Not to mention, The Alarm's glorious take on "Knockin on Heaven's Door".

01 Song to Woody – Wizz Jones (Live 1989 or 1990, Dublin, Ireland) [Included on a cassette-only official release and therefore deleted.]
02 Troubled And I Don’t Know Why – Hayes Carll (Sep 17, 2005, Third Floor Cantina, Bryan, TX)
03 Trust Yourself – Bottle Rockets (Sep 1, 2006, Azkena Rock Festival, Vitoria, Spain)
04 Down in the Flood – Dave Alvin, Peter Case and Chris Smither (Aug 31, 2003, Strawberry Music Festival, Camp Mather CA)
05 Open the Door, Homer – Robyn Hitchcock (Feb 3, 1992, Mountain Stage, Charleston, WV)
06 You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – Chris Hillman with Emmylou Harris (Apr 11, 1991, American Music Shop, Nashville, TN)
07 Moonlight – Maria Muldaur (Jan 13, 2007, Prairie Home Companion, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, CA)
08 I Must Love You Too Much – The Band (May 10, 1996, Rialto Theater, Tucson, AZ)
09 Love is Just a Four Letter Word – Joan Baez (Jun 1977, Palladium, New York, NY)
10 Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts – Robert Hunter (May 8, 1997 Palace Theatre, Albany, NY)
11 Man Gave Names to the Animals – Jerry Douglas Band with Tim O’Brien and Maura O’Connell (Nov 14, 1998, Lebanon Opera House, Lebanon, NH)
12 The Man in Me – The Frames (Oct 22, 2005, Park West, Chicago, IL)
13 Born in Time – Eric Clapton (Mar 30, 1998, Target Center, Minneapolis, MN)
14 All Along the Watchtower – Willie Nile (Jul 19, 1996, Pitea, Sweden)
15 Shelter From the Storm – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (Aug 14, 1999, Speyer, Germany)
16 Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – The Alarm (Apr 12, 1986, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA)
17 Hard Rain – Bryan Ferry (May 1977, Sydney, Australia)

Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan Volume Twenty link is in the comments

Speaking of comments, if you'd like the series to continue* please don't forget to leave some words about these volumes.

* I do believe your words here have helped inspire Jeff to begin the series again!

Thanks to Jeffs98119 for compiling these and to obatik for the images.
  • For V.'s 1-19 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. Love this series! At 20 and going strong.

  3. Thanx for another, I also love this series.

  4. One of the best in the series. thanks a lot

  5. Just can't get enough of these! Thanks again for this great series!

  6. 5/8ths of the way home and still loving 'em! Thanks so much.

  7. Thank you for the time and effort you put into posting these!

    I really appreciate it!

  8. Whoa-
    Born in Time by Clapton- what a beauty.
    As always, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

  9. Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou.
    Just too amazing for words.

  10. First time I am downloading one of this series but I just cannot pass up anything that has both The Alarm and Willie Nile on it! When Willie and Mike Peters recently collaborated, it was like a dream come true for me. Have never seen Willie perform "Watchtower" before, but have seen him do a great version of "It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue"

  11. Thank you commenters - YOU keep this series going!!!!

    The name Willie Nile was buried back in my head when I spotted it on the new album Alarm and I'm in the middle of investigating his strange story now. I sense a new post coming on...

  12. Que paso con no 1 track?
    Muy buena la serie. Sigue asi.
    Keep on keepin' on


  13. love your work thank you!

  14. Thank you so much for these inspired collections!

  15. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  16. Thanks for Dylan covers, it would be a great work to collect them.



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