Saturday, February 19, 2011

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

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

I'm convinced that this series grows stronger as it goes. It's probably the ever-lessening percentage of blues-jam sorta stuff - see Healey, Jeff (R.I.P.) here - and the even greater abundance of more left-field rock, country and folk material that biases me towards these later volumes. Of course, some might argue this set is dominated by so-called "Dad-Rock" what with it having Neil Young dueling with Bruce Springsteen:

Not to mention the sadly departed Warren Zevon doing an oft-neglected Dylan ballad:

But of course there's also Robyn Hitchcock doing "Lo & Behold" with an interpolation of the Talking Heads' "Life During Wartime", alongside eighties L.A. cow punks, The Textones doing the hard-to-call-it-neglected track, "Clean-Cut Kid":

01 One More Night - Elana James (May 30, 2007, Club Passim, Cambridge, MA)
02 To Be Alone with You - Steve Gibbons Band (SWF3 Festival, November 2, 1981)
03 Is Your Love in Vain - Steve Kilbey (Oct 29, 2006, Phoenix Community Reserve, East Malvern, Melbourne, Aus)
04 Lo and Behold - Robyn Hitchcock and the Nashville Crawdads (Mar 18, 2007, Belcourt Thetre, Nashville, TN)
05 Blind Willie McTell - Steve Wynn and John Wesley Harding (Feb 8 1998, Den Bosch, Netherlands)
06 Clean Cut Kid - The Textones (Nov 20, 1987, Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA)
07 Gates of Eden - Bryan Ferry (Apr 2, 2007, Tempodrom, Berlin, Ger)
08 Blowin' in the Wind - Joe Ely (Dec 31, 1990, Austin Coliseum, Austin, TX)
09 License to Kill - Roseanne Cash Apr 6, 2003, Mountain Stage, Cultural Center Auditorium, Charleston, WV)
10 Slow Train Coming - North Mississippi All Stars (May 11, 2007, WorkPlay Sound Stage, Birmingham, AL)
11 When the Night Comes Falling From the Sky - Jeff Healy Band (Apr 30, 1989, PC 69, Bielefeld, Ger)
12 All Along the Watchtower - Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (Oct 5, 2004, Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN)
13 Masters of War - Ben Harper and Tom Morello (Jun 9, 2007, Harrah's Casino, Council Bluffs, IA)
14 Dark Eyes - Warren Zevon (Mar 4, 2000, Park West, Chicago, IL)

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-Four link is in there.

Thanks to Jeffs98119 for compiling these and to stewART for the images.
  • For V.'s 1-23 of Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan go here
  • For slugline's impressive spreadsheet of the whole series go here


  1. .

    Thanks for your words thus far Dylan fans - please continue to speak on behalf of this series:

  2. Thanks again sir!

    This looks like a good one, although what the hell, I've downloaded several just because there were 1 or 2 songs that sounded like they might be interesting. This one has, what, maybe 4 or 5? Always willing to give Steve Wynn a listen.

  3. 33 instead of 32! How fortunate you're bad at math!

    Thanks again for such a great comp, and a big thank you to your cohorts for artwork, comps, etc.

  4. Thanks Jeffen. This is a great series keep em coming

  5. Another volume, so soon, so nice.


  6. We do a Dylan Birthday party here in Rochester, NY in late May and I always listen back for interesting takes/arrangements to inspire my choice every year. Thanks so much for your passion.

  7. Thanks again for doing this. Still wondering how to import this to iTunes without having to manually enter the artists' names. Is the information already there?

  8. 04:00 AM and I can't sleep...listening to volume 24

    Thanks for continuing the series. If you keep adding volumes, will this never end?

    That's OK by me!

  9. Woodworker
    While my math skills are terrible the new volume just keep coming - it'll be 34 before you know it!

    Will do

    BArrie B
    Still a good ways to go

    lots to listen for here.


    It could definitely go on indefinitely (hopefully you'll get some sleep anyway!)

  10. A standout volume in a much loved series -- again, many thanks for this, and all the other great stuff on your blog!

  11. I've got to go home, but I'll be back. Very excited to hear the zevon cover.


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