Sunday, March 20, 2011

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


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.

Since I don't have much to say about this volume, I would just like to advocate for Richie Havens as one of the more underrated Dylan interpreters. As my opening offer here's Haven's doing an arguably-superior take on Dylan's Infidels-era track, "License To Kill":



And it's impossible to ignore the joy he evinces on this recent version of the not-so-easy-to-cover "Tombstone Blues":



And lest we forget the cover that IS on this volume, here's RH doing his version of "All Along the Watchtower".




01 All Along the Watchtower - Richie Havens (Mar 13, 2008, Studio 104, Maison de la Radio, Paris)
02 Tangled Up in Blue - Robert Earl Keen (Sep 19, 2003, Zilker Park, Austin, TX)
03 On the Road Again - J.J. Cale and Christine Lakeland (Nov 2, 1983, Old Town Bar & Grill, Eureka, CA)
04 Abandoned Love - Johan Asherton (Oct 4, 2007, La Pomme d'Eve, Paris)
05 To Ramona - Doug Sahm and the Last Real Texas Blues Band (Aug 11, 1995, Lokeren, Belgium)
06 I Don't Believe You - Lloyd Cole and the Commotions (Feb 3, 1986, Rolling Stone, Milano, Italy)
07 Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar - John Wesley Harding and Steve Wynn (Nov 24, 1990, Club Lingerie, Hollywood, CA)
08 Positively Fourth Street - Jimmy LaFave (Jan 18, 1996, La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France)
09 Gotta Serve Somebody - Mountain (Jun 5, 2007, Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa,, FL)
10 Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You - Jeff Beck Group (Jun 29, 1972, Paris Theater, London)
11 Lay Lady Lay - The Byrds (Feb 22, 1969, Boston, MA)
12 Don't Think TWice - The Waifs (Sep 26, 2002, The Ark, Ann Arobor MI)
13 Buckets of Rain - Jeffrey Foucault (Feb 21, 2008, La Pomme d'Eve, Paris)
14 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - The Coal Porters (Sep 29, 1995, Grosser Saal, E-Werk, Erlangen, Germany)
15 Knockin' on Heaven's Door - The Meters (May 15, 1993, Tramps, New York, NY)
16 Like a Rolling Stone - Jeff Healey Band (Dec 1, 1988, Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)



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-Seven link is in there.

Thanks to Jeffs98119 for compiling these and to stewART for the images.
  • For V.'s 1-26 of Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan go here
  • For slugline's impressive spreadsheet of the whole series go here

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    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ipmwf18er6my4mc

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  2. That was a cracking version Richie Havens did of Tombstone Blues with the Woody character in the movie, I'm not There.

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  3. Consider the blog being powered once more.

    I love this series.

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  4. Each one of these is a treat -- thanks again for all your efforts!

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  5. Thanks again, this is a terrific showcase for both Dylan and the artists performances.

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  6. Fantastic! Nice to have Doug Sahm, one of my favorite Dylan interpreters.
    cheers

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  7. As a fan and collector of Dylan cover songs I can only say
    THANKS and keep up the great work...
    Danny

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  8. How is it that great comps of dylan covers are still emerging after all these years? The I'm Not There soundtrack was one of the best ever, and now this! Is Dylan the greatest songwriter of all time???
    Thanks very much!

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  9. Thanks for these!

    Doug Sahm.. kewl!

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  10. This one would be worth it just for the Richie Havens. But I'm betting there are many more gems on here.
    Thanks again, as always you rock.

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  11. Saw Texas Tornados at the Bottom Line in NYC many years ago. Doug Sahm did Wallflower during that show.

    Wish I'd taped it, then I could send it to you.

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  12. how do you download the songs?? Can't figure it out???

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  13. Commenters:
    I often ask myself, "Why bother" and then I read your comments and I know exactly why.

    Sheila

    1) Copy the link on the bottom of the first comment (from Jeffen!)

    2) Paste the link into your browser

    3) Once you see 'click here to start downlaod from mediafire" do so.

    4. Once the .rar has finished downloading open it with either winrar* (my recommendation), winzip or other such program.

    *http://www.rarlab.com/

    5) Ta-da

    let me know if that helps!

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  14. unfortunately, the mediafire link seems to be down :(... That's a beautiful job you've done here with this selection.. I hope you'll fix the link :) thanks a lot

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