Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dylan Covers

A new mix from Orion... "There are thousands of Bob Dylan covers out there, but a small percentage of them are actually worth listening to. I think all of these are great in their own way, both in that they do justice to Dylan, and that they are arranged and played in a way that lets the covering artist make it their own. Enjoy"... January 2010.


Million Dollar Bash - Crust Brothers
Watching The River Flow - Joe Cocker
Don't Think Twice It's All Right - Brook Benton
Down In The Flood - Flatt & Scruggs
SeƱor (Tales of Yankee Power) - Calexico & Willie Nelson
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight - Bobby Darin
Tell Me That It Isn't True - Honky Tonk Train
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry - Taj Mahal
Oh Sister - Andrew Bird
If You Gotta Go, Go Now - The Flying Burrito Brothers
Like A Rolling Stone - Drive-By Truckers
Shelter From The Storm - Rodney Crowell
Pressing On - John Doe
When I Paint My Masterpiece - The Band
Moonshiner - Uncle Tupelo
It's All Over Now Baby Blue - Grateful Dead
Went To See The Gypsy - Al Kooper
I'm Not There - Sonic Youth

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Anonymous said...

you have to check out some of roberta flack's covers. i think she does a couple of dillon covers, and like her leonard cohen one (suzanne) she absolutely kills it.

Coco said...

I'm excited to hear this version of Moonshiner. Cat Power does a nice, dirge-like one.

MRP said...

Stumbled on this thanks to Expecting Rain...
You mention the Taj Mahal cover. That is on a Contemporary Blues Compilation of Bob Dylan covers which also includes an absolutely amazing rendition of Don't Think Twice, Its Alright by Susan Tedeschi. I can not ever get enough of it. Very chilling. I definitely recommend it.

Orion said...

Thanks for the Roberta Flack and Susan Tedeschi suggestions. Susan's husband, Derek Trucks, does a pretty good version of Down in the Flood, but I thought the Flatt and Scruggs bluegrass version went better with this mix.

Anonymous said...

I agree about Susan Tedeschi's cover of Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" being one of the best Dylan covers out there. Be sure you listen to one that includes the guitar solo by her husband Derek Trucks (beautiful). I am surprised it was not mentioned in the list. I agree with all your choices - great Dylan covers.