Archive for the 'Bob Dylan' Category

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

As Dylan fandom knows no bounds, a couple of years back I came across Linda Mason Sings Bob Dylan. Privately pressed and released in 1964, it is the earliest known Bob Dylan artist tribute LP. If you’re interested in its contents, Heirloom Records just scored a couple of sealed copies linking to streams of both […]

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

It was somewhere in New Mexico, while out in the desert on a road trip listening the old Nuggets compilation, that a bunch of us got to listing our favorite Dylan homages/ripoffs. Specifically the track “A Public Execution,” by the sixties garage-rock band Mouse, from Tyler, TX. Of course Stealers Wheel came up – their […]

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

“That was an inspired song that came to me. I felt like I was just putting down words that were coming from somewhere else, and I just suck it out.” Dylan of the genesis of “Every Grain Of Sand” “‘Every Grain of Sand‘ is the most Leonard Cohen-ish song Bob Dylan ever wrote.” My friend […]

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

I don’t know if it’s the weather, an act of habit or a touch of both but I often find myself returning to Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia’s Live At The Keystone discs this time of year. A truly soulful pairing, I once heard their union described as something akin “to going to church,” and […]

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Great Dylan cover released last week by a band I’ve had an eye on since first catching their show in New York several years back; The Moondoggies. Below is their inspired take on Dylan’s “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowehere.” I’m loving “the Band” arrangement and flavor they inject here. MP3: The Moondoggies :: You Ain’t Goin’ […]

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Happy 70th birthday, Bob. Here are a few links to recent AD Dylan posts… The Los Angeles Gospel Choir: The Gospel According To Dylan How Many Roads :: Black America Sings Bob Dylan (Compilation) The Chocolate Watchband :: It’s All Over Now Baby Blue _____________________________________________________________________________________

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

13th Floor Elevators, Van Morrison’s Them and San Jose, California’s The Chocolate Watch Band. All three came up the other night while discussing favorite renditions of Dylan’s “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue.” Me, I’m tied between The Chocolate Watchband and Them as, really, the two are not all that dissimilar. I’ve always assumed the […]

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Of the many, many tribute albums concerning the Dylan catalog, The Gospel According To Dylan stands as one of the most coherent. Produced and directed by Lou Adler at Sound Recorders in Hollywood, this 1969 set by The Los Angeles Gospel Choir takes the bard’s material and works it from the fairly straight up and […]

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Since the beginning of Bob Dylan’s imprint on popular culture his material has had the rare ability to transcend race, space and time. While you may have a number of these covers scattered throughout your collection, there is no denying Ace Records did a commendable job last year gathering up and framing twenty Dylan tracks […]