Sunday, September 30, 2012

Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan, Vol. 40: When the Fast Bullets Fly

For everyone eagerly awaiting the September 11 arrival of Tempest, here's something to tide you over: 15 new Dylan covers by favorites old and new. This is the fortieth of these sets I've compiled, and as long as great artists keep singing Zimmy's songs there may be forty more. (He did say I could call him Zimmy, right?)

As always, a big thanks to the tapers, the original uploaders, the nice folks who've sent me recordings, the fine artists who've created cover artwork, and especially the performers and most of all the composer. Due to the many different sources, I am not including lineages. I have done nothing to the original files but normalize the levels and fade in and out on each track (using Cool Edit). If you've got something good that deserves consideration for future volumes, PM me.

A note on Vol. 39: it was pulled down by the mods because it included a Patti Smith track from a Sirius Radio show. I haven't reseeded it because I don't have a copy of the edited flacs. If anyone out there has it, and feels like uploading it with the offending track removed, it would be much appreciated. [THANKS to Sylvia de Graaf, who has uploaded Vol. 39 at]

And now, without further ado...

01 Bob Dylan's 115th Dream - Cabin Down Below Band w/Austin Scaggs
02 Where Are You Tonight - Cabin Down Below Band w/Antony Ellis (Five O'Clock Heroes)
03 Sara - Cabin Down Below Band w/Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith (Dawes)
04 Standing In The Doorway - Cabin Down Below Band w/Nicole Atkins
05 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - Cabin Down Below Band w/Regina Spektor
06 To Ramona - Cabin Down Below Band w/Donald Fagen
07 From A Buick 6 - Cabin Down Below Band w/Jessie Malin
(Tracks 1-7: May 25, 2012, Dylanfest 2012, Irving Plaza, New York, NY)

08 Jokerman - Joseph Parsons (Oct 31, 2006, Cafe EXpresso, Neustadt, Weinstrabe, Germany)
09 License to Kill - Richie Havens (Nov 23, 1984, Grand Ballroom, Penta Hotel, New York, NY)
10 If Not For You - Ryan Ross, Michael Runion, Alex Greenwald & Dave Rawlings (Sep 12, 2009, Spaceland, Silver Lake, CA)
11 Leopard-Skin Pillbox Hat / Highway 61 Revisited - J.J. Cale and Steve Ripley (Dec 19, 1981, McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA)
12 She Belongs to Me - Death Cab for Cutie (May 1, 2012, Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN)
13 Goin' to Acapulco - Bob Weir, Chris Robinson, and Jackie Greene (May 29, 2012, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC)
14 Million Miles - Bonnie Raitt (Jun 9, 2012, Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ)
15 You Ain't Goin' Nowhere - Doc Watson, Richard Watson, and Charles Welch (Oct 28, 2001, Stevens Center, Winston-Salem, NC)