Cat Power – Stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again – The Best Dylan Covers

Chan Marshall (Cat Power), Paris, November 2005

Cat Power – Stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again – The Best Dylan Covers

 

Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again is written by Bob Dylan and appears on his 1966 album Blonde on Blonde. The album version also appears on 1971’s Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II. A live version of this song appears on the 1976 album Hard Rain, and was also released as a single with Rita May as the B-side. An early studio take, done in a faster cut-time, was released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack. Continue reading “Cat Power – Stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again – The Best Dylan Covers”

December 3: The Beatles released Rubber Soul in 1965

There are places I’ll remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends, I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I’ve loved them all

All four faces of The Beatles appear stretched on the cover of 1965’s Rubber Soul, but it is not only the picture that is mind bending, the music within stretches the boundaries of popular music, too. In my mind it is he first truly unified album by The Beatles (and their first recorded within a specified session period), it is a quantum leap compared to the band’s past work. The Songwriting is out of this world, and the instrumentation was cutting edge. A milestone in rock history.
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Joan Baez – Farewell Angelina – The Best Dylan Covers

The Fantastic cover photo is shot by Richard Avedon

Joan Baez – Farewell Angelina – The Best Dylan Covers

 

Farewell Angelina” is a song written by Bob Dylan in the mid-1960s, and recorded by Joan Baez.

Dylan attempted to record “Farewell Angelina” only once, during the first session for his 1965 album Bringing it All Back Home, and he abandoned all attempts to record the song again. Dylan’s one recording of the song was eventually issued in 1991 on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991.

Joan Baez included this song on her 1965 album Farewell Angelina. In the UK the song was issued at the same time as a single. Baez’s version, though only about half as long as Dylan’s recording, was very similar in structure and showed her moving away from pure folk music with the use of string bass accompaniment. Continue reading “Joan Baez – Farewell Angelina – The Best Dylan Covers”

Documentary: Eric Clapton – A Life in 12 Bars

Documentary charting the life of Eric Clapton, widely renowned as one of the greatest performers of all time. But behind the scenes lay restlessness and tragedy. The insatiable search to grow his artistic voice left fans surprised as he constantly quit successful bands, from the groundbreaking Yardbirds to 60s supergroup Cream. His isolated pursuit of his craft, and fear of selling out, served as a catalyst for his evolution as an artist. Continue reading “Documentary: Eric Clapton – A Life in 12 Bars”

November 30: Van Morrison live at The Beacon Theater New York 1989 (Concert Video)

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In a review at the time, Geoff Wall describes the video .. as “ecstasy for the ears”, and it is tonic for the eyes as well. A surprise and a delight.
-Brian Hinton (Celtic Crossroads)

Great late 80’s VM concert with John Lee Hooker & Mose Allison. Check out “Summertime in England” @ ~30min.

Setlist:

(italic – not included in VHS release & this youtube video)

  1.  I Will Be There
  2. Whenever God Shines His Light
  3. Cleaning Windows
  4. It’s all in the game 
  5. Orangefield
  6. Tore Down A La Rimbaud
  7. When Will I Ever Learn To Live In God
  8. Beautiful Vision
  9. Help Me
  10. Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy
  11. City Home
  12. Thank God For Self Love
  13. Raglan Road
  14. Carrickfergus
  15. Full Force Gale
  16. Summertime In England
  17. Caravan
  18. Moondance
  19. Fever
  20. Vanlose Stairway > Trans-Euro Train
  21. Star Of The County Down
  22. Northern Muse (Solid Ground) > When Heart Is Open
  23. In The Garden
  24. Have I Told You Lately
  25. These Are The Days
  26. Gloria
  27. It Serves Me Right To Suffer
  28. Boom Boom
  29. She Moves Through The Fair
  30. Buona Sera

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Norah Jones – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – The Best Dylan Covers

Norah Jones – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – The Best Dylan Covers

Kick your shoes off, do not fear
Bring that bottle over here
I’ll be your baby tonight

I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” is a 1967 song by Bob Dylan first released on John Wesley Harding. It was Dylan’s eighth studio album and was released on December 27, 1967 by Columbia Records. Produced by Bob Johnston, the album marked Dylan’s return to acoustic music and traditional roots, after three albums of electric rock music.

Geetali Norah Jones Shankar, widely known as Norah Jones, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actress. She is a daughter of an American, Sue Jones, and Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar. She has covered several of Bob Dylan’s songs and performed together with him on stage.

Norah Jones’s version was released on a limited edition Greatest Hits collection in 2008. It was also part of the compilation, Covers (2012), and was released as a bonus track on the single Feelin’ the same way. Continue reading “Norah Jones – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – The Best Dylan Covers”