October 28: Charlie Daniels covers Bob Dylan

Photo by Michael Ochs

Charles Edward Daniels (October 28, 1936 – July 6, 2020) was an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his contributions to Southern rock, country, and bluegrass music.

While he worked as a Nashville session musician, often for Bob Johnston, he played guitar and electric bass on four Bob Dylan albums:

  • Nashville Skyline (1969)
  • Self Portrait (1970)
  • New Morning (1970)
  • Dylan (1973)

He was completely different than what I had read about him. He was funny, down-to-earth and a very nice guy.
–> Charlie Daniels (about Bob Dylan, rollingstone.com)

Charlie Daniels on how Bob Dylan changed his life

In 2014 Daniels released an albums with Dylan covers called “Off the Grid: Doin’ It Dylan”.

Here some song from the albums, and some live versions as well.

I Shall Be Released

Live 2018 – Sutton Park

Studio version:

Tangled Up In Blue

SiriusXM Online:

Gotta Serve Somebody

Bridgestone Arena on November 23rd, 2014

Times They Are a Changin’

I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight