Rolling Stone said: ‘Dylan’s good friend Johnny Cash famously duetted with him on this folk ballad for Nashville Skyline in 1969. Cash also included the Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan number on a list of “essential” country … Continue readingRosanne Cash: Girl from the North Country
A real curio, this. Complete with false start when his guitar falls off, Thunders covers the Dylan song from 1975’s Desire album live on Irish TV. When the presenter says … Continue readingJohnny Thunders: Joey
Two years after it appeared on Dylan’s John Wesley Harding album, luscious Linda recorded this song for her debut solo album Hand Sewn . . . Home Grown.
This is one of my favourite Dylan songs: ‘In 14 months I’ve only smiled once and I didn’t do it consciously.’ It was recorded during the Blood on the Tracks sessions but left off … Continue readingRoger McGuinn: Up To Me
Two versions of a Dylan classic, featuring two of my favourite chantoosies. First we have Nico, from her wonderful 1967 debut solo album Chelsea Girl. And then Sandy Denny leading … Continue readingNico/Fairport Convention: I’ll Keep It With Mine
This song was an outtake from Bob Dylan’s 1983 album Infidels. It appeared on bootlegs and was Reed’s choice to perform at a 1992 New York tribute to Dylan nicknamed … Continue readingLou Reed: Foot of Pride
Slotting neatly into our Dylan covers series, a tribute to David Crosby, who has died aged 81. He was a founder member of the Byrds, who took this song to … Continue readingThe Byrds: Mr Tambourine Man
Continuing our season of Dylan covers, this is taken from his 1974 album Planet Waves. It was recorded by Hell eight years later – the guitarists are Ivan Julian and … Continue readingRichard Hell and the Voidoids: Going, Going, Gone
Speaking of Dylan covers, here’s a personal favourite from Bridget’s 1972 album Thank You For.
Suggested by reader Patrick Dearsley as an example of a great cover version of a Dylan song. Thanks, Patrick.