Monday, 31 December 2012

DYLAN COVERS # 81 - 3 from 2012 - Jimmy Lafave/Mariachi El bronx/Eric Bibb

Its a tough call picking the 3 best Dylan Covers from 2012 especially when you have had such a high volume of great releases, think the 78 track.Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan  for starters. I had to pick one from there, didn't I, it would have been rude not to.

 So here are 3 from 2012, maybe not your best, but I liked them  :

JIMMY LA FAVE - Red River Shore

I love Jimmy Lafave's voice and he is one of the top interpreters of Dylan songs and in fact any other song he puts his mind too. I would say Red River Shore is probably my favourite Dylan Cover of the Year. It is just a great song. It is amazing it did not get a release and we had to wait until a Genuine Bootleg (well most of us). It can be found on Jimmy's album 'Depending on the Distance'. A cover of  'Tomrrow is a Long Time' can also be found on this album. Great stuff!

The Mariachis

This is from the amazing project for Amnesty,  Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan, 78 bleeding covers. Christmas came early this year. There are of course many more gems here, but I have chosen this one simply because I like it. Well that's my excuse.

Eric Bibb

ERIC BIBB - The Times They are a Changin'

The Eric Bibb cover I chose as he is kind of personal. I was introduced to a Bibb concert by a dear friend, two weeks later we also went together to see Bob himself in London Docklands.  Sadly within 6 month my friend had succumbed to  the dreaded Big C.

This exellent cover can be found on Bibb's album 'Deeper in the Well'

It has been a great year for Dylan Covers, I keep discovering gems all the time and as long as I am still keen, I  will share them with you. Too late to stop now.....oh no! that's Van.

What is your best 3 Dylan Covers this year. Let me know! I am always looking for ones I have missed. I have now gathered quite a large catalogue of Bobby covers (MP3 etc). If I have it I will share.

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31 December 2012 at 19:53

Not sure what my favourite Dylan covers of the year would be, but one I heard over Christmas that you need to dig out (if you haven't already) is 'Like a Rolling Stone' by Paper Lace - yes, as in 'Billy, Don't Be a Hero'! A bit like your previously featured Telly Savalas & New Seekers Dylan covers, this one has to be heard to be believed!

Keep 'em coming in 2013 OPC and Happy New Year to all the Tune Doctor family.

1 January 2013 at 14:32

The Swede - I was not aware of the Paper Lace track. Managed to hear part of it and searching for it now. Hideous! but up there with the best worst if you know what I mean?

1 January 2013 at 19:31

Jimmy LaFave's Depending on the Distance has a third Dylan cover - I'll Remember You. My favourite of the three is Tomorrow is a Long Time.

1 January 2013 at 20:17

Anom - of course you are right...I should have said...thanks for popping in