Friday, January 28, 2011

V.A. Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan Volume Twenty-One

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

Well the "guitar volume" seems to promise a sequel to the "jam-rock volume" but this one is not without it's interesting inclusions, like The Band doing "Don't Ya Tell Henry" from 1969, Richard Hell (and Robert Quine) doing "Going, Going, Gone" as well as blazing Jimi Hendrix version of "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?". Of course there's the usual quota of stuff I usually make fun of as well as the first and last appearance of Guns N' Roses here (unless Chuck Klosterman himself Twitters about this post!)

01 Rainy Day Women (instrumental) - Phil Lesh and Friends with Warren Haynes and Jimmy Herring (Apr 20, 2001, Independence Hall Cricket Arena, Charlotte, NC)
02 Highway 61 Revisited - Johnny Winter (Jul 27, 1980, Blues 'N' Tattoo, New York, NY)
03 Quinn the Eskimo - Manfred Mann's Earth Band (1970, Paris Theatre, London, England)
04 Going Going Gone - Richard Hell with Robert Quine (Jul 14, 1982, Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA)
05 Don't Ya Tell Henry - The Band (Aug 17, 1969, Woodstock, Bethel, NY)
06 Queen Jane Approximately - Grateful Dead(Oct 8, 1989, Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA)
07 Watching the River Flow - Joe Cocker and Eric Clapton (NOV 28, 1983, ARMS Benefit, Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX)
08 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - Bill Kirchen (Aug 7, 2005, Rancho Nicasio Nicasio, CA)
09 Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? - Jimi Hendrix (May 5, 1968, Fillmore East, New York, NY)
10 Isis - Derek Trucks Band (Dec 31, 2003, Visulite Theater, Charlotte, NC)
11 This Wheel's On Fire - The Black Crowes (May 13th, 2006, Labatt Centre, London, ON)
12 One More Cup of Coffee - Chris Duarte (Feb 3,2007, Mexicali Blues, Teaneck, NJ)
13 Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Guns N' Roses (Dec 19, 1987, Madison, WI)
14 All Along the Watchtower - Night of the Guitars with Randy California, Robby Krieger, and Phil Manzanera (Apr 30, 1989, Stadthalle, Heidelberg, Germany)

Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan Volume Twenty-One 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.

Thanks to Jeffs98119 for compiling these and to stewART for the images.
  • For V.'s 1-20 of Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan go here
  • For slugline's impressive spreadsheet of the whole series go here


  1. .

    Thanks for your comments thus far, music lovers.

    Please don't be shy...

    Drop a word or two before you go.


  2. Great stuff man! Keep a-postin!

  3. Only 11 left to go. I feel like a kid again collecting a series of toys out of cereal boxes. Don't want to miss one and hope I get the complete set.

    Good music and great fun!


  4. Thanks for this. I'm really looking forward to hearing the non-Dylan performances..

  5. Thanks for all your effort. This is a very cool series.

  6. Brilliant as ever.
    Anyone into this may also be interested in this link I found.
    If you don't know who Steve Gibbons is then I'm afraid that is your loss.
    But this is an amazing project of covering Dylan.
    This was the original album from 1998.
    And this was the live concert in 1999.
    This is not my blog, so not trying to spam anyone.

  7. Thanks for posting this. Along the way I've run across a couple of the volumes and always wondered where they came from. little did I know I was subscribing to the source!
    I am pleased to say I love this series! Back in the 60s and 70s I collected EVERY Dylan=written LP and 45 track I could find. I wish I still had that vinyl collection; I know I probably had a few that are LONG out-of-print by now.
    I will henceforth begin chipping away at downlloading the entire collection and will NOT miss any new releases after this one!

  8. CallPastorJerkfaceJanuary 29, 2011 at 8:22 AM

    Hendrix AND Hell?! You hit me with both barrels with those choices my friend.

    I know a Hendrix post will never happen (although he may have recorded enough Dylan covers to make it worth your while to assemble your own comp... Jus' sayin')but how about a stroll through Hell's back pages?

  9. Do I want more of this series?

    Mmmmm, I don't know.

    Oh go on then, this is a superb series.

    Thanks a lot for every one of them.

  10. Thank you for this great series. Great work.


  11. Commenters: you keep the series alive!!!

    Thanks for adding some knowledge

    Enjoy and if you have any ideas for the series let m know and I'll pass it along to (other) Jeff

    Glad I got you to dig one of the series!


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