Thursday, January 13, 2011

Jacksons Garden: Songs by Dylan & Divina

Danish band Jacksons Garden - formed in 1967 - has released a new album, Songs by Dylan & Divina. Divina is the band's songwriter & lead singer Eric Werner-Divina.
The album includes six Dylan songs: Queen Jane Approximately / Catfish / Emotionally Yours / Love Minus Zero/No Limit / Forever Young / From A Buick 6, plus the Dylan-related traditional Belle Isle.
The CD is hard to find even on-line, it will be added to Dylan Cover Albums when more details are available.
(Come To Pappa CTP-101911)
Thanks to Lars M. Banke for the report

Miscellaneous ramblings...

» One Life, One Soul: A tribute to Steve Lee (of Gotthard) includes a cover of The Mighty Quinn by the French metal band Freak Show. The album is available digitally, with a physical CD planned for later this year.
Thanks to Hans Bosch

» These United States covered Meet Me In The Morning during their set at Mountain Jam VI last June, available on CD or digitally

» Three tracks from The Tom Hat Trio plays Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline can be downloaded from the album's webpage. All three tracks (Girl From The North Country / I Threw It All Away /Country Pie) are instrumentals, unknown if the entire album will be. The album, recorded in 2010, is marked "not ready yet," with no release date given. The Tom Hat Trio is a side project of the German band The Robins Sing.

» Poor audio & video, but the only cover of Brownsville Girl that I know of can be viewed on YouTube

» Singer/songwriter David Dondero covers Let Me Die In My Footsteps on his upcoming album A Pre-existing Condition, to be released Feb.22
Thanks to Thomas Groschwald

» German duo Christiane Ufholz & Eberhard Klunker cover All Along The Watchtower on their CD Live 2010
Thanks to Dirk Krah

» German-based Celtic band The Stokes departed from their usual traditional fare to cover Every Grain Of Sand on their 2007 CD Stokes in Rock.
Thanks to Anton Bohnen

» CD Baby dis-cover-ies:
- The Acoustic Burgoo: Meet Me In The Morning on Soul Bucket
- Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton: Boots of Spanish Leather on A Thousand Miles or More (AU 2000)
- Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton: Let Me Die In My Footsteps on Summer's Lonesome Tale (AU 2007)
- Big Bluestem: Wallflower on Under The Prairie Moon
- Hard Pressed: Wallflower on In a Different Time
- Andrew Luttrell & Shane Grimm: Maggie's Farm on Acoustic

» Recent 2 (or more) cover shows at Live Music Archive
- Alvar Hanso and The Dharma Initiative 1/8/11: Knockin' On Heaven's Door + All Along The Watchtower
- Band of Heathens 1/9/10: It Takes A Lot To Laugh...+ Lay Lady Lay
- Moonalice 7/23/10: The Man In Me + You Ain't Going Nowhere
- Moonalice 12/31/10: The Man In Me + Like A Rolling Stone
- New Riders of the Purple Sage 1/1/11: You Angel You + Lo and Behold
- Paradise Waits 12/1/10: It Takes A Lot To Laugh...+ The Mighty Quinn
- Ratdog 3/9/02: Maggie's Farm + She Belongs To Me
- Melvin Seals & JGB 12/30/10: It Takes A Lot To Laugh...(as Mail Train Mama) + When I Paint My Masterpiece
- Bob Walkenhorst 1/5/11: The Times They Are A-Changin + All Along The Watchtower
- George Wesley Band 12/25/10: Tangled Up In Blue + Meet Me In The Morning + All Along The Watchtower

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» Thanks to all who are keeping me busy with reports of new & old covers, new images for the DataBase and other info.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

DataBase update: +99

Today's DataBase update added 99, new total 32,523.
Thanks to all contributors.
Click the "UPDATE" link in the right sidebar to browse the new additions.

Artists added 1/09:
The Acoustic Burgoo / Band of Heathens (10) / Barry Beard / Jason Bennett / The Byrds (2) / C.C.C. Inc. / Cacophony (2) / Carmen Consoli (4) / Heidi and Deanna Cooper / Cubensis (3) / Andrew de Naray / Driving Wheel / Enchanted Ape / Stumpzian Farber / Freak Show / Jerry Garcia Band / Heather Gunn / Chuck Haas / High Beams / Jeremy Hodges / Will Hoge / Bruce Hornsby / Ernst Jansz (8) / JGB (2) / Koorvereniging Pro Musica / Piotr Krupa (13) / Little Women (2)
/ Max Creek (2) / Mercury Rev / Moonalice (6) / Mike Morningstar & Rick Roberts (2) / Moti (3) / Youssou N'Dour / Negrita / New Riders of the Purple Sage (2) / Tuva Novotny / The Radiators / Ratdog / The Rokes / Randy Ruebsamen / Rumpke Mountain Boys / Ted Shinn / Smooth Kentucky (2) / Sojourn (2) / Rick Stahl / These United States / Christiane Ufholz & Eberhard Klunker / Bill W. featuring Misti Walker / Lindsay Weidmann

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Winter reminder...

Please consider supporting, The Blog in Plain D and The Dylan Covers DataBase by making a donation via PayPal using the button in the right sidebar.
Thanks --D.P.

Positively Pikes Peak at CD Baby

Positively Pikes Peak is now available on CD or digitally from CD Baby

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Positively Pikes Peak CD release party Videos

13 videos of live performances from the Positively Pikes Peak CD release party (Dec.11th in Colorado) can be viewed on the project's website (and also on YouTube.) Included are several songs and performers not on the CD: Girl From The North Country by Chuck Haas, Blowin' In The Wind by Heidi and Deanna Cooper, and Wagon Wheel by Jason Bennett and Heidi Cooper.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Rolling Stones cover Watching The River Flow

Several websites are reporting that The Rolling Stones, with former bassist Bill Wyman, have recorded a cover of Watching The River Flow. The track is to be included on Boogie With Stu, a tribute album to "the sixth Stone", boogie-woogie pianist Ian Stewart. The CD is scheduled for March 9 release.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Piotr Krupa: Twój w Pamięci Ślad

Recently discovered on-line is this CD of Polish Dylan covers by Piotr Krupa. The 13-song CD Twój w Pamięci Ślad: Pieśni Boba Dylana was released in 2008 by Folk Factory Records.
Unfortunately both the label's website and e-mail address appear to be defunct, and e-mails to other contact addresses have so far received no response, so current status of the album is unknown. I will add the album to the site when more information is available.
Found at
Thanks to Anton Bohnen for the report

The tracklist:
Ja Nim Nie Będę (It Ain't Me Babe)
Jutro Jest Bardzo Daleko (Tomorrow Is A Long Time)
Gończy List (Wanted Man)
Dziewczyna Z Północnych Stron (Girl From The North Country)
Każdy Musi Zostać Zatłuczony (Rainy Day Women #12 & 35)
I Z Nami Był Bóg (With God On Our Side)
Nie Martw Się, Wszystko Gra (Don't Think Twice)
Jeszcze Jedna Kawa (One More Cup Of Coffee)
Odrzuciłem To Jak Śmieć (I Threw It All Away)
Twój W Pamięci Ślad (I'll Remember You)
Ona Należy Do Mnie (She Belongs To Me)
Tak Jak Kobieta (Just Like A Woman)
Zabij Ten Świat (License To Kill)

Busy December

If you were away or busy during the Holidays, I suggest browsing through the December posts... several albums were added to the site and much more activity during the month.

Saturday, January 01, 2011



6 new in Dylan Title Tracks

Six new items have been added to Dylan Title Tracks. New total = 1,758.
See all the new additions HERE.

Included is this 1966 Mexico EP with Como una piedra que rueda (Like A Rolling Stone) by Las Tortugas (aka The Turtles).

Thanks to Ronald Born, Hans Bosch and Manuel Garcia Jara for their December submissions.

143 items were added to Title Tracks during 2010.

Friday, December 31, 2010

DataBase update: +155

Today's DataBase update added 155, new total 32,427.
Added during 2010: 4,239
Thanks to all contributors.
Click the "UPDATE" link in the right sidebar to browse the new additions.

Artists added 12/31:
7 Walkers (2) / Angela Aki (2) / Natalie Amendola / Geraldo Azevedo / The BackRoad Nationals / Baia e Rockboys / Barry Beard / Peter Bellamy / Jason Bennett / Big Bluestem / Frank Black & The Catholics / Blues For Breakfast / The Britain Singers / David Bromberg Band / Wia Buze / Borja Casado / Rosanne Cash / Péricles Cavalcanti / Celso Blues Boy / Bob Clifford (12) / Counting Crows and Augustana / Cubensis (2) / DaN (2) / The Dandy Warhols / Dark Star Orchestra / Andrew de Naray / Dean & Britta / Don't Let Go (3) / Dylan on the Rocks (2) / Fistful of Mercy / From Good Homes / Jerry Garcia Band (2) / Grateful Dead (Jerry Phil & Bob) / Greensky Bluegrass / Heather Gunn / Hard Pressed / HEC / High Beams / Jeremy Hodges / Christoph Holzhöfer / Ian Hunter / Ashley Hutchings All Stars / Ernst Jansz (2) / Phil Kearney / Bill Kirchen (2) / Ryan Kulp / Andrew Luttrell & Shane Grimm / Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds / Max Creek (3) / Andrew McConathy / McCrary Sisters / Jeff Moats / Mr. Blotto / Rick Nelson (7) / Sinead O'Connor / Palace Brothers / Paradise Waits (3) / Phish / Polytoxic +guests (7) / Joshua Popejoy / Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits / The Radiators / Rainy Day Women (19) / RANA / Ratdog (2) / Reverse / Stan Ridgway / Rom / Randy Ruebsamen / Rumpke Mountain Boys (2) / Tom Russell and Gretchen Peters / Trapper Schoepp and The Shades / Ted Shinn / Smooth Kentucky / Somah / Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band / Craig St. Cyr / Staburadze / Rick Stahl / Steele Diamond Louis & Hall / Stockholm Syndrome / Trampled by Turtles / Petr Tsigankov / Jeff Tweedy / Bill W. featuring Misti Walker / Bob Walkenhorst / Andy Warstar / Lindsay Weidmann and the On Occasion Band / Duke Wen (3) / George Wesley Band (3) / Irene Wilkens / Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3 / Zero

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dylan Cover Albums: 2010 Summary

Thirty-Six new items were added to Dylan Cover Albums during 2010:

Winston Apple: Alias: Zimmerman! (Apple sings Dylan)
The Buckaroos: Flying Trapeze Tribute: The Buckaroos play Bob Dylan
Bob Clifford: Bringing It All Back Home…Again
Dirk Darmstaedter: Dirk sings Dylan
Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams: The Circus Does Dylan
Jef Lee Johnson: The Zimmerman Shadow
Bernardo Lanzetti: Dylanz
Jacques Mees: Shooting Star
Totta Näslund: Totta's Basement Tapes/Down In The Flood
The Persuasions: Knockin' On Bob's Door
Janet Planet: Sings The Bob Dylan Songbook Vol. 1
Rock Union Orchestra: The Sound of Bob Dylan
Saint Hill: You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
Sfuzzi East/West: The Return of the Reluctant Prophet
Ben Sidran European 5et: Dylan Different Live in Paris at The New Morning
Swamp Dylan: Bliss Motel
Cinzia Tedesco: Like a Bob Dylan
Troubadour Folk Players: A Salute To Bob Dylan
Nina Deutsch: The Music of Bob Dylan
The Grassmasters: Dylan Grass
Arlen Roth: Plays the Music of Bob Dylan: How Does It Feel?
Hans Annellsson: BoB x 4 [EP]
J.M. Baule: Coses de Dylan 2010
Ernst Jansz: Dromen van Johanna
Esteban Páez: El refugio de la serpiente eléctrica
Blowin' In The Wind: 20 versions
Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration - 2008 and 2009
Dylan: The Poetry and the Music
How Many Roads - Black America sings Bob Dylan
In Frysk Earbetoan Oan Bob Dylan: Dylan in het Fries - Earder As Letter
Positively Pikes Peak
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Teaterkoncert Bob Dylan
Bj Cooper & The Broken Heart Express Band: I Shall Be Released [EP]
Michel Montecrossa: Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2010
Hard Rain: The 19th Annual Dylanfest 2009 [DVD]

Thanks to the labels and performers who provided information and promotional materials, and to everyone who keeps me informed of new releases.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

D.C.A. Directory

After many months of neglect, the Dylan Cover Albums Directory has been updated and now includes all items in the D.C.A. pages. The Directory offers an alphabetical list of all items on the Dylan Cover Albums site, with a thumbnail of each item, artist name & album title, and a link to the item.
Note: Various Artist albums are at the end of the list.
If you notice anything missing or find any bad links, please advise.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Positively Pikes Peak added to Dylan Cover Albums

Positively Pikes Peak: The Pikes Peak Region Sings Bob Dylan, a 13-cover CD by Colorado performers has now been added to Dylan Cover Albums HERE.
More information and ordering is available from the project website

Also available soon from CD Baby (CD or digital)

The tracklist and performers:
Boots Of Spanish Leather - Lindsay Weidmann and the On Occasion Band
Time Passes Slowly - Ted Shinn
Tomorrow Is A Long Time - Andrew de Naray
Mama You Been On My Mind - Jeff Moats
Not Dark Yet - Randy Ruebsamen
Lay Lady Lay - Rick Stahl
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere - Steele Diamond Louis & Hall
Tell Ol' Bill - Jeremy Hodges
Meet Me In The Morning - Heather Gunn
Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You - Barry Beard
Make You Feel My Love - Bill W. featuring Misti Walker
I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine - Ryan Kulp
Let Me Die In My Footsteps - Jason Bennett

Nobody Sings Dylan #32

Volume 32: Tales of Dark Heat and Vain Love has been added to the Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan series page of Dylan Cover Albums.

Details of all 32 volumes are available on the page. Note that many of the links provided are no longer active, but searching will usually find renewed links. Some of the volumes are also available from other sites.
Artwork for most volumes can be found HERE, or in the comments section of each torrent page at

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Thanks to all friends and supporters of the website during 2010 and for the past 12 years
Dave P.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last Waltz Ensemble's N.O. Jokerman

The Last Walyz Ensemble's new album New Orleans Jokerman - with six Dylan covers - is now available digitally from Amazon.
Forever Young / Shooting Star / Positively 4th Street / Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 / Jokerman / When I Paint My Masterpiece

Now available (CD or digital) from CD Baby

Miscellaneous ramblings...

» The next and last DataBase update for 2010 will be at the end of the month.

» Two covers in the Dutch Gronings dialect will be added to the DataBase at the next update, both are Make You Feel My Love but they are different translations:
- Wia Buze - Ik mag die aibels geern on Mien wad, mien stilte (2009)
- Irene Wilkens - Wait dat ik van die hol on Voutstappen in de snij [2010 EP]
Thanks to Hans Bosch

While there are probably "Gronings" covers listed only as "Dutch," these are the first two labeled as "Gronings" in the DataBase.
I appreciate any details about the dialects or languages of translated covers, either new or already listed.

The mid-60s live covers by Hugues Aufray have been updated in the DB to show their original LP releases (Olympia 64 and En direct de l'Olympia,) previously I only had info of the later CD reissues. The Aufray Collector's Guide has also been updated.
Thanks to Anton Bohnen

» Phish has released Live at the Legendary Alpine Valley Music Theatre, a 2-CD+2-DVD set of their August 2010 shows. The 8/14 performance of The Mighty Quinn appears on both the CD and DVD.

» Ace Records is releasing a deluxe expanded 2xCD of Rick Nelson's In Concert - The Troubadour, 1969 album. In addition to the original album's three Dylan songs - If You Gotta Go Go Now, She Belongs To Me, and I Shall Be Released - the new CD includes two versions of Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You, plus five additional performances of the original 3 songs (1,2,2 respectively.) All 42 tracks were taken from the same set of concerts at The Troubadour from Oct.29 to Nov.2 1969. TBR 1/31/11 (UK.)

» A three hour radio show of Dylan covers hosted by Web Wizard Mike on Mana'o Radio KEAO-FM from Maui, Hawaii can be heard (or downloaded) from Not much will be new to collectors, but it's a worthwhile listen if you want to hear many of the well-known covers. Show starts at 7:20 of the 3+ hour mp3.

» CD Baby dis-cover-ies:
- Barry Charles & Haggis Maguiness (AU/NZ): Beyond Here Lies Nothing on A Cordial Collision
- Ali Matthews (Canada): Make You Feel My Love on Carry Me Home
- McCrary Sisters: Blowin' In The Wind on Our Journey
- Oddly Enough: Blowin' In The Wind on No Cement Or Dirt
- Leslie Pintchik: Blowin' In The Wind on We're Here To Listen
- Ras Lee (Canada): Blowin' In The Wind on Who Killed The Lion?

» Recent 2 (or more) cover shows at Live Music Archive
- Don't Let Go 12/16/10: Simple Twist of Fate + Tangled Up In Blue + Tough Mama
- Garcia Birthday Band 12/11/10: It Takes A Lot To Laugh...+ When I Paint My Masterpiece
- Liquid Dead 12/4/10: Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues + When I Paint My Masterpiece + She Belongs To Me
- Mike and The Moonpies 11/21/10: Forever Young + I Shall Be Released
- Polytoxic + guests 11/19/09: This Wheel's On Fire + Forever Young + I Shall Be Released
- Polytoxic + guests 11/24/09: This Wheel's On Fire + Forever Young + I Shall Be Released + Mighty Quinn
- Porter Batiste Stoltz 9/12/09: Meet Me In The Morning + Like A Rolling Stone
- Ratdog 3/24/04: Maggie's Farm + She Belongs To Me
- Bob Walkenhorst 12/15/10: The Times They Are A-Changin' + Like A Rolling Stone

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Rainy Day Women

Rainy Day Women, a UK Dylan tribute band (ironically, all male!) offers a 15-song concert recording from the Summer of Love Party in Kent, July 2010 plus 4 rehearsal tracks from 2009 on their webpage. All are free mp3 downloads:

Like A Rolling Stone / From A Buick 6 / Just Like A Woman / Tangled Up In Blue / Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) / Mississippi / Motorpsycho Nightmare / Subterranean Homesick Blues / Simple Twist Of Fate / Maggie's Farm / Not Dark Yet / Highway 61 Revisited / Times They Are A-Changin' / Gotta Serve Somebody / I Shall Be Released
2009: Just Like A Woman / Maggie's Farm / Not Dark Yet / I Shall Be Released