Thursday, 14 June 2012

DYLAN COVERS # 53 ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - Blonde on Blonde Covered 2 of 3

Stuck inside a Mobile with Cat Power

CAT POWER - Stuck inside a Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again

I went with Cat Power's version from the 'I'm Not There' Soundtrack. Excellent Soundtrack, but if the truth be know the film was disappointing. It had its moments but they were few and far between. Other contenders were again the Grateful Dead and Steve Gibbons
BECK - Leopard-Skin-Pill-Box Hat

I like Beck's version from the Album  'War Child - Heroes vol. 1' it does stray away a bit from the original but never the less, I like it and it's my choice, so there. Other ones I considered were versions by Raphael Saddiq and Jimmy Lafave.

RICHIE HAVENS - Just Like a Woman


This was a difficult one as there are so many fantastic covers of this brilliant Dylan song. This version is  Live from 1974 but his studio version taken from the album 'Mixed Bag' (1967) is probably better . There were so many contenders here, Van Morrison, Jo Cocker and Jeff Buckley to name but a few. 

EARL SCRUGGS - Most likely You go Your Way


I love this version taken from the album 'Live at Kansas Stat'(1973) great backing and I just love his voice. Other possibilities were the Nighthawks or the Yardbirds.


DEBORAH COLEMAN - Temporary Like Achilles

This cover is taken from the excellent 'Blues on Blonde on Blonde' it is one of these songs which has not been covered too often. My other choice that I had available was by the Don Olsen Gang, which is more than acceptable too.

Part 3 next week

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15 June 2012 at 10:53

Admittedly I'm not the biggest Dylan fan, and most of the tracks you talk about go over my head. However, I really like the Beck song, the War Child album has some really good covers on it. Hot Chip, Elbow to name but a few.
I also like Mark Ronson's take on Most Likely

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15 June 2012 at 11:00

London Scouser - well it's a start...and a good one! cam on eglann!

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16 June 2012 at 00:28

Anything by Cat Power or Beck is always good with me. I also really enjoyed the Earl Scruggs 'Most Likely', which I'd not come across before.

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16 June 2012 at 07:40

Without wanting to sound like a 'The Swede' fanboy, I, too, like Earl Scruggs and Cat Power best. Why? Because they are bloody great!

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16 June 2012 at 09:22

Without wanting to sound like the the Swede or Singing Bear I agree my 2 favs as well!!!

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