Thursday, December 16, 2010

V.A. Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan Volume Eighteen

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

I'm so pleased about this almost-all-bluegrass edition that I'm not even gonna snark on Jerry Garcia's making the cut (in fact, ALL of my favourite Dead moments are the results of the band's love of bluegrass and country).

(sorry as these are all ROIO, it's hard to find videos of the exact cover version...)

01 You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – Earl Scruggs (Jul 3, 2002, The Meadows, Steamboat Springs, CO)
02 She Belongs to Me – Jerry Garcia and Dave Grisman (May 10, 1992, Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA)
03 Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You – Larry Keel and Natural Bridge (May 29, 2005, Smilefest, Mills River, NC)
04 Tangled Up in Blue – String Cheese Incident (Apr 7, 2005, Big Easy Concert House, Spokane, WA)
05 The Times They Are a-Changin’ – Blueground Undergrass (Aug 6, 1998, Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA)
06 Tombstone Blues – Hit and Run Bluegrass (Aug 5, 2005, Millennium Harvest House, Boulder, CO)
07 It Takes a Lot to Laugh – Yonder Mountain String Band (Oct 22, 2005, State Theatre, East Falls Church, VA)
08 Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – Doc and Merle Watson (Jul 4, 1980, Freedom Park, Charlotte, NC)
09 Father of Night – Tim O’Brien (Jun 15, 1996, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA)
10 Wallflower – David Bromberg Band (Dec 14, 1985, Chestnut Cabaret, Philadelphia,PA)
11 Girl From the North Country – Tony Rice Unit (Feb 23, 1991, Town Crier, Pawling, NY)
12 Walk Out in the Rain – Del McCoury Band (Oct 2, 2004, Smiley Hollow, Ridgetop, TN)
13 Tomorrow is a Long Time – Wayward Sons (Dec 28, 2005, Quioxte’s True Blue, Denver, CO)
14 You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go – The Waifs (Jul 23, 2005, Finger Lakes Grassroots Music Festival, Trumansburg, NY)
15 Abandoned Love – Watkins Family Hour (Nov 2, 2006, Largo, Los Angeles, CA)
16 Oh Sister – Gillian Welch and David Rawlings (Apr 28, 2004, Orange Peel, Asheville, NC)
17 Every Grain of Sand – Railroad Earth (Nov 26, 2005, Whitney Chapel, Hackettstown, NJ)
18 Buckets of Rain – Charles Welch with Doc Watson (Mar 7, 1998, Walker Center, North Wilksboro, NC)

Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan Volume Eighteen 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'm really hoping that the dearth of comments for the last volume (3 comments, 167 downloads!!) was on account of it being the least intriguing volume in the entire series.

Thanks to Jeffs98119 for compiling these and to obatik for the images.
  • For V.'s 1-17 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. Thanks so much for this!

  3. Thanks for a very fine series. Also, Jerry is always welcome to me! And, I think to Dylan: his grief over Jerry's death, and his tribute to him, seemed completely sincere to me. They had a lot in common, it's just that Dylan got past some of his temptations, and Garcia couldn't outrun them.

  4. chingeGreat series, look forward to each morning to see if their is a new posting. Keep up the great site.

  5. Been following your series. It is the best. Yours is on of the best blogs around.


  6. Great Series, wake up each morning to see if there is a new posting. Keep up the good work and have a great day.

  7. Dude, you MUST continue this incredible series. I even liked the last volume! Thanks so much.

    Only 167 downloads?! What has the world come to?

  8. Just stumbled across this site. This looks like a killer comp - can't wait to give it a listen. Making good comps is a lot of work - I just spent a whole day at it when my son wanted to check out ska - so thanks for your time!

  9. I enjoy this collection very much. Thank you.

  10. Great series, thank you ever so much & please continue! These are instantly played once down & then almost constantly played until your next posting.

  11. Thanks for these compilations. Haven't seen them before.

  12. Thank you. The best serie in the world. Only problem for me is no time for listening:-).
    Thank you,

  13. Once again I thank you for this compilation.

    I love to hear other musicians versions of Dylan's songs & bluegrass is a particularly favourite type of music.

    I may not like all of the tracks on this series but until I hear them I won't know.

  14. I really like this series, I had acquired vol. 1-10 quite some time ago and thought I had it all. Thank you for making these available. What happened to Vol. 15?

    Anyway, I really like these posts and I share them with my twin sister who has always been a big Dylan fan.

  15. Commenters;
    Thanks for your encouraging words, hope to keep you rollon' in Dylan covers for a long time yet...

    I know I harsh on the Dead sometimes but what you say is true.

    V. 15 is there - I just to to label it properly!

  16. Great series, hearing a cover of a familiar song is always interesting and sometimes becomes a favorite.

    Thank you for all the work you've put in.

  17. as i have just discovered this site what has gone looks great. can you download the songs

  18. Just found your blog and it's a real treasure trove! This looks great! Can't wait to work backwards >sigh< So much music, so little time....

  19. Great series.
    Thanks you

  20. Thank you so much for all of the time and effort that you put in bringing us this wonderful music!

    Groovy Guru

  21. Why would anyone be snarky about Jerry Garcia being included with bluegrass musicians? That's where he cut his chops in the '60s, released trad bluegrass albums in the '70s,'80s and '90s. I'd be more inclined to dispute a band like String Cheese.

  22. Bobcat
    Cut n' paste the link from the first comment.

    "working backwards" is what we're all about here at MRML


    Some Ugly
    I was poking fun at mt Dead prejudice but also trying to allude to the fact that i know that Jerry had real Bluegrass cred (see Old and In the Way)

  23. Thanks again for this series.
    It's amazing.
    And I also have to thank you for introducing me to Piney Gir.
    Hope you don't mind I stole your quote, but gave you credit for it.

    Keep up the great stuff.

  24. SAIEW
    Hey always glad to introduce people to new bands, especially ones as good as Pney Gir!

  25. please please continue this series--great stuff!!

    Lowell Boy

  26. Thank you. I love this collection.

  27. HI
    Best greetings my compliments for this nice compilation...BUT HERE LINK IS DEAD please upload again if possible cheers..thanks


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