The greatest recordings of Dylan songs by everyone else part 6

Previously we have looked at and hopefully listened to…

Part 1: Laura Marling, Old Crowe, Dixie Chicks, Tom Jones, The Helio Sequence, The O-Jays, Mikael Wiehe and Ebba Forsberg, Coulson Dean McGuiness Flint, George Harrison,  Sinéad Lohan

Part 2: Judy Rodman, Spirit, Eric Clapton, Solomon Burke, The Daily Flash, Jason and the Scorchers, George Harrison, The Tallest Man on Earth, Nice, Charlie Parr

Part 3Nina Simone, Michael Moravek, Jerry, Phil and Bob, The Nice, Bettina Jonic, Sheila Atim, Walter Trout, Stan Denski, Old Crow Medicine Show,  Ramblin’ Jack Eliot 

Part 4: Pearls before Swine, Howard Fishman, Sinead O’Connor, Mandolin Orange, Them, Lindsay Taylor, String Swing, Falco, Jimi Hendrix, Youssou N’Dour.

Part 5:  Jason Mraz ,Buddy & Julie Miller, Solomon Burke, Tim O’Brien, Yo La Tengo, Odetta, The Handsome Family,  Mark Lanegan, Richard Hell & The Voidoids,  Articolo 31.

And now Part Six.

51: Lou Reed. Foot of Pride.  Suggested by Laura Leivick.   (Totally transforms the song.  Extraordinary – Tony)

52:  Walls of Red Wing. Joan Baez.  Suggested by Laura Leivick

53: Mama You Been On My Mind.   Bettye Lavette.  Suggested by Laura Leivick

54: Every Grain of Sand: Emmylou Harris.  Suggested by Fred Muller.  (I am becoming completely overawed by the way people can think of transforming Dylan songs in ways like this.  It is not so much whether I like them or not, but the sheer inventiveness of the musicians that is extraordinary).

55: With God on our side: Buddy Miller.  Suggested by Fred Muller.

56: All Around the Watchtower: Yul Anderson.  Suggested by Fred Muller.   (OK you completely lost me here Fred.  I don’t get this at all.    Tony)

57:  It Ain’t Me, Babe by Jesse Cook.  Suggested by Fred Muller.  (What a total contrast from #56.  How beautiful is that! – Tony.)

58: Let’s keep it between us by  Bonnie Raitt.  Suggested by Johannes.

59: Seven days by Joe Cocker.  Suggested by Johannes.

60: Pressing On – Chicago Mass Choir with Regina McCrary.  Suggested by Johannes

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  1. Your Part 4 link, when clicked, opens Part 3 – I can’t access Part 4 at all. Is it just me?

  2. Hi again Tony – it wasn’t me who suggested the covers by Yul Anderson and Jesse Cook.

  3. It ’s too late to stop now,without having mentioned:
    Elvis Costello License to kill
    Patty Smith Drifter ’s escape
    Sertab One more cup of coffee
    Jerry Garcia Senor (tales of Yankee power)
    Richie Havens Tombstone blues
    Caetano Veloso Jokerman (best version sais Bobhimself)
    Howard Fishman Open the door Homer (for the tuba)
    Jewels and Binoculars all 3 cds but take Dark eyes or Spirit on the water

  4. So where are The Byrds with for example:
    Mr. Tambourine Man, Spanish Harlem Incident, Chimes Of Freedom

  5. ‘Abandoned Love’ by The Everly Brothers. Oh, and all of Willie Nile’s ‘Positively Bob’ album

  6. Lasse, I’m just putting up what people suggest – and for the most part I think readers have been suggesting some of the less well known cover versions. But I’ll add these to the list certainly.

  7. Tomorrow is a Long Time – Jimmy LaFave; and
    Red River Shore – Jimmy LaFave.
    Both are on ‘Depending on the Distance’.

  8. You need more British cover versions:

    Luxuria – She’s Your Lover Now (1988)

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