Part 2 of his 70th birthday celebration!
I just did a list of my favorite Bob Dylan songs, now here are my favorite Dylan cover songs. If you cannot get over this guy’s voice – you know who you are – maybe you’ll appreciate his songwriting when someone else does his songs. Some of these covers are very familiar (I think we’ve all heard Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along The Watchtower” many times) while others are unexpectedly great (how about Dave Matthews doing “All Along The Watchtower”?). Most of these songs are from the soundtrack to the Bob Dylan movie I’m Not There, highly recommend for any Dylan fan and even for those unfamiliar with him. Hopefully these songs make you appreciate this man more before he bites the dust – he isn’t going to be around forever!
Jack Johnson/The Band – “I Shall Be Released”
Jimi Hendrix/Dave Matthews Band – “All Along The Watchtower”
Yo La Tengo – “Fourth Time Around”
Jeff Tweedy – “Simple Twist Of Fate”
Calexico and Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Just Like A Woman”
The Hold Steady – “Can I Please Crawl Out Your Window?”
The Black Keys – “The Wicked Messenger”
Jason Mraz – “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova – “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”
Calexico and Roger McGuinn – “One More Cup Of Coffee”
Mason Jennings – “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll”
Calexico and Jim James – “Goin’ to Acapulco”
Sufjan Stevens – “Ring Them Bells”
Norah Jones – “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight”