Nashville Skyline is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on April 9, 1969, by Columbia Records.
Building on the rustic style he experimented with on John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline displayed a complete immersion into country music. Along with the more basic lyrical themes, simple songwriting structures, and charming domestic feel, it introduced audiences to a radically new singing voice from Dylan—a soft, affected country croon.
I’ve picked 10 fine interpretations of the songs on this country classic from Bob Dylan.
My two favourites are The Black Crowes with Girl From The North Country and Scott Avett’s fine take on One More Night.
1. The Black Crowes – Girl From The North Country( live, 2008):
2. JD Crowe and the New South – Nashville Skyline Rag:
3. Maria Muldaur – To Be Alone With You :
4. Yo La Tengo – I Threw It All Away:
5. Voodoo – Peggy Day:
6. Dawes – Lay, Lady, Lay:
7. Scott Avett – One More Night :
8. The Rosewood Thieves – Tell Me That It Isn’t True:
9. The Nice – Country Pie (it works just click on it):
10. Ann Peebles – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You:
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I had fled the Village and concrete canyons of NYC for the tall timber regions of the great state of Maine in 1966. I kept in touch of my old friends primarily by listening to their recordings. It would be hard to imagine that there were people back then who really did not like Bobby’s Singing, I loved it. Even though I knew how much he was influenced by Dave Van Ronk and Ramblin’.Jack I felt he honored them by creating his own singspiel style with a little banshee wail thrown in for seasoning. Then Nashville Skyline came out and showed off his voice as smooth as Maine maple syrup on blueberry pancakes. Sweet songs and singing, an exclamation mark in the middle of his storied career that set all those prior complaints to rest. Some of his fans called foul but I enjoyed it as a worthy and very listenable album and all the noted singers who covered his songs were a testament to the albums success. JRW
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