Sunday, April 24, 2011

V.A. Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan Volume Thirty-Two

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

This series continues to operate at the top of the game that it has invented for itself, with some of the winners herein including Tom Russell with Gretchen Peters, Jeff Tweedy, Roseanne Cash, Ian Hunter, Sinead O'Connor, Frank Black Bruce Springsteen - it's like an Adult Rock party and we're all invited!

(Dedicating this song to the Vatican does re-cast it a bit doesn't it?)

Johnny's daughter is totally her own woman but she never forgets her dad.

01 Changing of the Guard - Frank Black and the Catholics (Jul 21, 1999, John Peel Session, London, England)
02 New Pony - Palace Brothers (April 1997, WNUR Airplay, Evanston, IL)
03 Is Your Love in Vain? - Ian Hunter (Sep 16, 1981, The Bayou, Washington DC)
04 Senor (Tales of Yankee Power) - Greensky Bluegrass (Nov 9, 2007, The Stage Stop, Rollinsville, CO)
05 Where Are You Tonight (Journey Through Dark Heat) - Stockholm Syndrome (Mar 14, 2010, The Black Sheep. Colorado Springs, CO)
06 Like a Rolling Stone - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (May 19, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA)
07 The Times They Are a-Changing - Sinead O'Connor (Jul 8, 2010, Arena del mare, Porto Antico, Genova, Italy)
08 Billy #4 - Tom Russell and Gretchen Peters (Jun 17, 2010, Third and Lindsey, Nashville, TN)
09 Lenny Bruce - Stan Ridgeway (Sep 11, 2010, City Winery, New York, NY)
10 Positively Fourth Street - Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits (Dec 11, 2010, Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA)
11 Girl From the North Country - Rosanne Cash (Nov 19, 2009, KCRW, Santa Monica, CA)
12 Ballad in Plain D - Ashley Hutchings All Stars (Jun 2, 1988, Town Hall, Royton Lancashire, England)
13 Simple Twist of Fate - Jeff Tweedy (Aug 15, 2010, Joe's Field @ Solid Sound Festival, North Adams, MA)
14 Just Like a Woman - Counting Crows and Augustana (Aug 13,2010, MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT)
15 Buckets of Rain - Fistful of Mercy (Nov 11, 2010, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA)
16 I'll Keep it With Mine - Dean and Britta (Oct 15 2009, Merlyn Theatre, CUB Malthouse, Melbourne, Australia)
17 Fragment - DP MacManus (Nov 3, 2002, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL)

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 Thirty-Two link is in there.

Thanks to Jeffs98119 for compiling these and to stewART for the images.
  • For V.'s 1-31 of Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan go here
  • For slugline's impressive spreadsheet of the whole series go here


  1. .

    Hey last time the comments were a little skinny.


    Don't be afraid to leave some words behind


  2. I must admit my belief that all covers of 'Girl From the North Country' now pale to that of the one done by the Lions.

  3. Some really interesting versions here. Thanks again.

  4. Thank you four hard work. This stands as a monumental undertaking that will be looked back at years down the road with wonder and admiration. You may expect beatification.

  5. Thanks again for a great series. I look forward to every new collection. Just sorry it's going to end.

  6. Thanks
    On the cover of Bob's album John Wesley Hardin, if you turn the cover upside down and look at the tree where it touches the frame. You can see what I think is a picture of the Beatles.
    Thanks for these covers, it is always a pleasure to hear them. Some I keep, some I don't. But all roads lead back to Bob.
    Hope this comment was fat enuf to keep you doing such a great job.

  7. keep 'em coming! a great public service!

  8. Thanks for the easter present, much better than chocolate eggs.

    I'm particularly looking forward to the Rosanne Cash & Springsteen tracks.

    I refuse to make my comments any fatter.

  9. This looks like a REALLY interesting collection and now there are 34 volumes!?!

    What a great Easter surprise!

    Keep up the good work. I think you know that you are appreciated here.

  10. Hey Jeffen

    'Oh Cancer,Up Yours!'

    Poly Styrene RIP.


  11. thanks a lot for doing this - your efforts are appreciated. some real gems in here....

  12. The most anticipated music series on the web. Thanks so much for continuing these sets of recordings.

  13. I suspected that DP McManus was Napoleon Dynamite & was glad to have it confirmed on hearing, shame it's only a fragment.

  14. Another collection spills from this cornucopia of Dylan covers.
    Thank you.

  15. I love this Frank Black cover of Changing of the Guards. I still say it's one of the best songs Dylan ever wrote.

  16. Planning a 70th birthday party for Bobby D next week. These definitely in the mix.


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