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.
Another wildly-mixed bag of Dylan covers for which you are, as always, free to pick and choose what you feel is worthwhile, though your friendly-neighbourhood blogger recommends:
Patti Smith, defender of Street Legal era Dylan.
David Bowie's much-derided but actually rockin' late 80's band, Tin Machine.
And since COMMENTER CallPastorJerkface requested more Clapton, here's 'ole Slowhand with John Belushi (well, actually, Joe Cocker) doing "Seven Days" (which on this collection is actually done by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood but...y'know different configurations of sixties British blue rockers being as they are, this'll have to do.)
01 Mggie's Farm - Tin Machine * (Jun 25, 1989, La Cigale, Paris, France)
02 Changing of the Guard - Patti Smith (Apr 18, 2007, Hiro Ballroom, New York, NY)
03 Everything is Broken - Kenny Wayne Shepard (Apr 21, 2007, Borgata Casino & Spa,
Atlantic City, NJ)
04 Subterranean Homesick Blues - Mitch Ryder and Engerling (Oct 2, 2002, Sinkkasten,Frankfurt, Germany)
05 Highway 61 Revisited - Bruce Springsteen and Wolfgang Niedecken (Jul 9, 1995, Cafe Eckstein, Berlin, Germany)
06 Ballad of a Thin Man - Robyn Hitchcock (Nov 25, 2006, Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA)
07 Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat - Frogwings ** (Dec 14, 1997, Paradise Rock Clu, Boston, MA)
08 Seven Days - New Barbarians *** (Apr 13, 1979, Rehearsal Studio, Culver City, CA)
09 Watching the River Flow - Steve Gibbons Band (Oct 5, 1974, BRMB Radio Sessions, Incognito Club, Birmingham, England)
10 Father of Night - Manfred Mann's Earth Band (Sep 23, 1974, Radiohuset Studio 4, Stockholm, Sweden)
11 All Along the Watchtower - Dave Mason (Jan 27, 2007, Scottish Rite Auditorium, Collingswood, NJ)
12 Hurricane - Phil Lesh and Friends **** (Nov 26, 2005, Chicago Theater, Chicago, IL)
13 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Eric Clapton and Band du Lac ***** (May 20, 2006, Highclere Castle, Hampshire, England)
*David Bowie's band
** featuring Derek Trucks and Jimmy Herring
*** Keith Richards and Ron Wood
**** featuring Chris Robinson on vocals
***** featuring Andy Fairweather Low and Paul Carrack
If you'd like the series to continue - - - please don't forget to leave a comment behind!
Speaking of comments, the Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan Volume Twenty-Three link is in there.
Thanks to Jeffs98119 for compiling these and to stewART for the images.
- For V.'s 1-22 of Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan go here
- For slugline's impressive spreadsheet of the whole series go here