Compiled by Tony Attwood
This continues the list of cover versions sent in by readers to our Facebook site. They are not in any order other than the order in which they were submitted.
- THE GREATEST RECORDINGS OF DYLAN SONGS by everyone else
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 3: Nina 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.
and please do keep sending in new ideas, either to the Facebook site or in the comments below. I will keep adding new articles of ten at a time until I run out of suggestions, and at the end will record all the articles together in an index so we can always go back and find the lists.
My random comments are not meant to suggest that I don’t like the versions I haven’t commented on – it’s quite overwhelming to run through all ten one after the after, and it is for me truly enjoyable to listen to all these different choices.
11: “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” by Judy Rodman suggested by Steve Perry.
12: “Like a Rolling Stone” by Spirit from the Spirit of 76 album suggested by Davy Allan. (I’m going to jump in and say that if I’d been thinking properly I would have included this in my initial list that kicked off this series – Tony).
13: “Don’t Think Twice” by Eric Clapton, suggested by Rabbi Don Cashman.
14: “Maggie’s Farm” by Solomon Burke, suggested by Ingemar Almeros Almeros.
15: Queen Jane Approximately by The Daily Flash suggested by Bill Shute.
16: Absolutely Sweet Marie by Jason and the Scorchers, suggested by Dave Miatt.
17: Absolutely Sweet Marie by George Harrison, suggested by Imam Alfa Abdulkareem.
18: Just like Tom Thumb’s Blues by The Tallest Man on Earth, suggested by Curtis Lovejoy.
19: She Belongs To Me by Nice, suggested by Ken Willis (who added the note that many would hate this, but I for one enjoyed being reminded of Keith Emerson).
20: Moonshiner by Charlie Parr, suggested by Edward Thomas. (This took me by surprise, and I had to think for a moment about where the song came from not least because we’ve never reviewed it – and I thought we’d worked through all of Bootleg 1-3. I’ll get that sorted.)
What is on the site
1: Over 500 reviews of Dylan songs. There is an index to these in alphabetical order on the home page and an index to the songs in the order they were written in the Chronology Pages.
2: The Chronology. We’ve taken all the songs we can find recordings of and put them in the order they were written (as far as possible) not in the order they appeared on albums. The chronology is more or less complete and is now linked to all the reviews on the site. We have also recently started to produce overviews of Dylan’s work year by year. The index to the chronologies is here.
3: Bob Dylan’s themes. We publish a wide range of articles about Bob Dylan and his compositions. There is an index here.
4: The Discussion Group We now have a discussion group “Untold Dylan” on Facebook. Just type the phrase “Untold Dylan” in, on your Facebook page or follow this link
5: Bob Dylan’s creativity. We’re fascinated in taking the study of Dylan’s creative approach further. The index is in Dylan’s Creativity.
And please do note The Bob Dylan Project, which lists every Dylan song in alphabetical order, and has links to licensed recordings and performances by Dylan and by other artists, is starting to link back to our reviews.