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Author:  meuse2208 [ Fri September 4th, 2015, 09:14 GMT ]
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hanns wrote:
Oh well... actually I think that his best song - G'söchta -perfectly applies to himself nowadays.

(But isn't it a pitty that Ostbahn Kurti / Günter Brödl never tried a Dylan cover? I mean they've managed to better some Springsteen lyrics!)


yeah that's true. but if I remember well, willi and ernst molden sang at least one dylan cover in one of their concerts, a couple of years ago. Oh man, how I enjoyed those Ostbahn Kurti Shows, way back when.

Author:  hanns [ Fri September 4th, 2015, 09:48 GMT ]
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Those were some shows... I was so in love with Lilli Marshall :wink:

(I certainly do like Ernst Molden, but as a lyricist he ain't no Günter Brödl. Imagine what the Trainer might have done with Highlands. I would kill to hear this :)

Author:  meuse2208 [ Fri September 4th, 2015, 10:08 GMT ]
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hanns wrote:
Those were some shows... I was so in love with Lilli Marshall :wink:

(I certainly do like Ernst Molden, but as a lyricist he ain't no Günter Brödl. Imagine what the Trainer might have done with Highlands. I would kill to hear this :)


me to!

An der Stromgitarre: Karl Ritter von Stockerau ! :lol:

Author:  hanns [ Fri September 4th, 2015, 10:28 GMT ]
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I stlill think that Bob should have mentioned at least once in TTRH that R'n'B was actually invented by King Karasek im zehnten Hieb under the name Favorit'n'Blues. A scholar like him should know this fact. :mrgreen:

(So, wo krieg ich jetzt eine Kurtisemmel her?)

Author:  Giuseppe Gazerro [ Fri September 4th, 2015, 10:29 GMT ]
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two lines to say:

1 - I subscribe to the club *Hendrix Watchtower Sucks*

2 - The best Dylan cover ever, to me, is *Memphis Blues Again* from the *Catbird Seat*
(unknown to the world; impossible to find on the web, YT and Google included...)

Author:  meuse2208 [ Fri September 4th, 2015, 11:57 GMT ]
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hanns wrote:
I stlill think that Bob should have mentioned at least once in TTRH that R'n'B was actually invented by King Karasek im zehnten Hieb under the name Favorit'n'Blues. A scholar like him should know this fact. :mrgreen:

(So, wo krieg ich jetzt eine Kurtisemmel her?)


So funny! ( "I loch mar an ost", um in der Trainer Sprache zu bleiben!)

Author:  hanns [ Fri September 4th, 2015, 12:14 GMT ]
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So it's good bye for today, sei vursichtig und loß da nix g'follen!

Author:  arcadian [ Fri September 4th, 2015, 12:57 GMT ]
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WrittenInMySoul wrote:
I would pick Adele,not just because she is a great singer and does a great cover version, but simply because it's the most successful cover of a Dylan song of this century. Now you can hear it on every talent casting show of every tv station on the planet. It possibly introduced a whole new generation to the songs of Bob Dylan (even though most people don't even know it's a Dylan song).


All true.

Also, what about Wanda Jackson "Thunder on the Mountain" produced by Jack White, also on guitar.

(Somebody could make a pretty good comp from this, altho prob already done somewhere)

Author:  outfidel [ Fri September 4th, 2015, 14:08 GMT ]
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Giuseppe Gazerro wrote:
1 - I subscribe to the club *Hendrix Watchtower Sucks*

& the heresy continues!

:wink:

Author:  rolling_thunder [ Fri September 4th, 2015, 17:19 GMT ]
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outfidel wrote:
Giuseppe Gazerro wrote:
1 - I subscribe to the club *Hendrix Watchtower Sucks*

& the heresy continues!

:wink:


Yeah I don't get it. It's one of the only covers that is better than Dylan's version...by a pretty wide margin I'd say.

Author:  Md23Rewls [ Sat September 5th, 2015, 06:10 GMT ]
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"Watchtower" or Harrison's "If Not for You," but really, there are countless great covers of Dylan's songs. His music is very malleable because it's all relatively simple. If you're covering him, you have a ton of wiggle room to do whatever you want with most of the songs.

Author:  Chiapet [ Sat September 5th, 2015, 14:02 GMT ]
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lonely crowd wrote:
The best cover song keeps the integrity of the original while adding the personal flair of the performer.
Md23Rewls wrote:
"Watchtower" or Harrison's "If Not for You," but really, there are countless great covers of Dylan's songs. His music is very malleable because it's all relatively simple. If you're covering him, you have a ton of wiggle room to do whatever you want with most of the songs.


Bobby Vee's cover of The Man In Me is likely under the radar for most, but it is a sweet and heartfelt version. It was recorded in 2011 and released on Bobby's final album, The Adobe Sessions, being recorded live in his garage with his 3 sons. The feel of the song is changed...and among other things the La La La into is missing. The video here features scenes of the recording and there is a description below the video about the album and the song. Don't miss the laundry spinning in the background or the picture at the end of Bobby and Bob/Elston from their 2013 reunion in St. Paul.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEtcQMdRMaY

Author:  summerteeth [ Sat September 5th, 2015, 21:29 GMT ]
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As a public service to ER members, I offer the following list of Dylan covers that do not get as much attention as the ones listed in the poll. Do they rank among the best? Some of them do. Regardless, they are all worthy of a listen. And for what it’s worth, 99% of the time I prefer Dylan’s versions of his songs, but when I hear a good cover, sometimes it makes me realize just how good the song was to begin with.

Absolutely Sweet Marie – Jason and the Scorchers (just a perfect, kick-ass Dylan cover, the live version is best)
It’s Alright Ma, I’m Only Bleeding – The Duhks (I have a live version from somewhere which is better than the good, but over-produced studio version)
My Back Pages – Magakoro Brothers (How can anyone listen to this without smiling? – Japanese band, balls-out joy!)
Most of the Time – Sophie Zelmani (a spare, haunting, Swedish female version)
Pressing On – Chicago Mass Choir (so good it almost makes me want to go to church – almost)
Boots of Spanish Leather – Mandolin Orange (I always thought this song would best be performed as a duet – look for the YouTube “Forty Acres” version – excellent video, good audio)
Everything Is Broken – R.L. Burnside (a pumped up, bluesy version that will have you searching out more Burnside)
One More Cup of Coffee - Sertab Erener (a Turkish female, musical notes on the Phrygian scale - I had to look it up – you should, too – her voice and the accompanying arrangement makes it seem that Bob wrote it for her)
Tryin’ to Get to Heaven – David Bowie (who knows why Bowie never released this? – easily found but there’s a version floating around with an annoying DJ that will drive you nuts)
No Time to Think – The Belle Brigade (another joyous rendition – I’ve always liked this song but felt that Bob’s version didn’t nail it – I’m not saying this is better, but it certainly adds a new dimension to the song)
Lay, Lady, Lay – Isaac Hayes (perhaps the perfect marriage of lyrics and performer – Bob was being a bit cheeky with his version; Hayes is serious – he wants her!)
Chimes of Freedom – Bruce Springsteen (sorry, but Springsteen does sing the hell out of this song!)
Masters of War - The Roots (the band completely transforms this song into a 9-minute epic -including singing the first couple of verses to the tune of The Star Spangled Banner – no, really! - the best version is from Coachella - only fair video, fair audio - wish I had a professionally recorded version)
My Back Pages – McGuinn, Petty, Harrison, Clapton, Young, and Dylan (Okay, I guess it’s technically not a cover, but it’s the best version of My Back Pages and 5/6ths of it is cover).

For what it’s worth, I think the order of songs would make a nice playlist…

Author:  tommy_gallagher [ Sat September 5th, 2015, 22:19 GMT ]
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Tom Morello's Blind Willie McTell

Not even mentioned yet.

Author:  summerteeth [ Sun September 6th, 2015, 01:49 GMT ]
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tommy_gallagher wrote:
Tom Morello's Blind Willie McTell

Not even mentioned yet.


Yep. I skipped over that one and shouldn't have. Everyone talks about Morello and his guitar -- what a distinctive voice!

Thanks, Gonzo.
Slip that one in between Bruce's Chimes and The Roots' Masters of War.
That'll do.

Author:  muleskinner_blues [ Sun September 6th, 2015, 01:52 GMT ]
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seg wrote:
Sarah Jarosz



I don't know that it's my favorite of all time, but it's killer and my most recent fav.

Author:  chambre [ Sun September 6th, 2015, 03:30 GMT ]
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bjorn wrote:
How can anyone make a list of Dylan cover artists and not include Jess Greenberg's version of Watchtower?



:lol: :lol: :mrgreen:

Author:  chambre [ Sun September 6th, 2015, 03:32 GMT ]
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Freddie King - "Meet me in the morning"
:arrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl35fYs8k0Y

Author:  Kevin Davis [ Mon September 7th, 2015, 14:21 GMT ]
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The only answer that ever comes to mind when I am asked this question is Nina Simone's "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues."

Author:  Juicedinit [ Mon September 7th, 2015, 18:01 GMT ]
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To Ramona by Sinesd Lohan deserves a mention.

Author:  Drake [ Mon September 7th, 2015, 18:39 GMT ]
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Juicedinit wrote:
To Ramona by Sinesd Lohan deserves a mention.

Sinead Lohan, and yeah, definitely.
Hendrix' version of Watchtower doesn't stink, it's pretty good, but it's over-hyped.
Los Lobos' version of Billy, and as mentioned the Dead's take on Baby Blue also belong on that list

Author:  greenville [ Mon September 7th, 2015, 19:37 GMT ]
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Oh Susanna's cover of 'Billy 4' from their 2007 album "Short Stories"

Author:  Williamson [ Mon September 7th, 2015, 19:40 GMT ]
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None of the above.
The Triffids - I Am A Lonesome Hobo
PJ Harvey - Highway 61

Author:  Giuseppe Gazerro [ Sun September 13th, 2015, 21:40 GMT ]
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summerteeth wrote:
No Time to Think – The Belle Brigade (another joyous rendition – I’ve always liked this song but felt that Bob’s version didn’t nail it – I’m not saying this is better, but it certainly adds a new dimension to the song)



true, true, true!
how can I have forgotten about this?
excellent version indeed!

Author:  meuse2208 [ Mon September 14th, 2015, 05:53 GMT ]
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Sheryl Crow, Mississippi
It was even released before Love and Theft. I think it was in 99. I actually thought it was a sheryl crow song.
Nice one!

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