Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye – Boots of Spanish Leather – The Best Dylan Covers

Photo:, Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye at Bergenfest 2015


Boots of Spanish Leather is a ballad written and performed by Bob Dylan, and released in 1964 on his album The Times They Are a-Changin’

Dylan’s recording features him solo on the acoustic guitar, playing the song using fingerpicking.

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Full Dylan album covered: Highway 61 revisited

Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited full album covered

It is not hard to find other artists covering Bob Dylan’s songs, but it is not so easy to find interesting and good interpretations. The originals are so strong that  I wouldn’t expect anyone to top them, and noone does. Even if that is the case, I think I’ve found some of the best out there.

Highway 61 Revisited is one of the best albums in Rock’n Roll history, if you don’t have it, go buy it or buy it online or something…just get it, it’s a life changer!

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Blake Mills and Danielle Haim – Heart of mine – The Best Dylan Covers

Blake Mills and Danielle Haim – Heart of mine – The Best Dylan Covers

Heart of Mine was originally released on the Bob Dylan album Shot of Love.

Blake Mills is an American songwriter, guitarist, producer, and composer. He has played with, among many,  Jenny Lewis,  Band of Horses, Cass McCombs, Julian Casablancas,  Lucinda Williams, Conor Oberst,  Weezer, The Avett Brothers, Norah Jones, Carlene Carter, Dixie Chicks, Pink, Lana Del Rey, Dangermouse and he also played guitar on Bob Dylan’s latest album, Rough and Rowdy Ways.

He also releases music under his own name and is a much used and respected record producer.

In January 2012, Mills appeared on Conan O’Brien for his first national televised performance as a solo artist. He covered Bob Dylan’s “Heart Of Mine,” which he had recently played at an Amnesty International benefit.

Daniell Haim is a guitarist in the band Haim, and has been a guest musician with several of the bands that Blake Mills have toured with, including Julian Casablancas and Jenny Lewis. On our chosen Dylan cover she plays drums and sing some wonderful harmonies with Blake Mills.

Taylor Goldsmith from Dawes plays bass on this track.

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Full Dylan album covered: Blood On The Tracks

Full Dylan Album Covered: Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks


Blood on the tracks is my favourite Bob Dylan album, and it is the one of his albums I play most often. I love it, one of the best albums ever recorded.

This is a post where I have dug out some cover versions of the songs on the record, none of them are as good as the originals, but they’re good and they are interesting. Let us do it the old fashion vinyl  way.

This is side one:

1. Jerry Garcia Band – Tangled Up in Blue – 7/9/1977 – Convention Hall:

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Full Dylan album covered: John Wesley Harding

Bob Dylan’s John Wesley Harding – Full Dylan album covered


John Wesley Harding is Bob Dylan’s eight album, it 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. John Wesley Harding shares many stylistic threads with, and was recorded around the same time as, the prolific series of home recording sessions with the Band, partly released in 1975 as The Basement Tapes.

John Wesley Harding was exceptionally well received by critics and enjoyed solid sales, reaching #2 on the US charts and topping the UK charts. The commercial performance was considered remarkable considering that Dylan had kept Columbia from releasing the album with much promotion or publicity.Less than three months after its release, John Wesley Harding was certified gold by the RIAA. “All Along the Watchtower” became one of his most popular songs after it was recorded by Jimi Hendrix the following year.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 301 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Many Dylan albums have lent themselves to loads of covers over the years, many quite different from the originals. John Wesley Harding was one of the easiest album to find good covers from.

Check Out more Full Dylan albums covered:

Nashville Skyline

Street Legal

Modern Times

Slow Train Coming


Oh Mercy

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The Long Ryders – Masters of War – The Best Dylan Covers

The Long Ryders – Masters of War – The Best Dylan Covers

Masters of War is a song by Bob Dylan, written over the winter of 1962–63 and released on the album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.

Bob Dylan first recorded Masters of War in January 1963 for Broadside magazine, which published the lyrics and music on the cover of its February issue. The song was also taped in the basement of Gerde’s Folk City in February and for Dylan’s music publisher, M. Witmark & Sons, in March. The Witmark version was included on The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 – The Witmark Demos: 1962–1964 in October 2010. The Freewheelin’ version was recorded on April 24, 1963, by Columbia Records; in addition to that album, it has also appeared on compilation albums such as Masterpieces in 1978 and Biograph in 1985.

The Long Ryders – Masters Of War:

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