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The Lumineers plays Bob Dylan

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The Lumineers are a folk rock band, based in Denver, Colorado. The two founding members and songwriters of the Lumineers are Wesley Schultz (lead vocals, guitar) and Jeremiah Fraites (drums, percussion). Schultz and Fraites began writing and performing together in New Jersey in 2005. Neyla Pekarek (cello, vocals) joined the band in 2010. Stelth Ulvang (piano), and Ben Wahamaki (bass), joined the band as full-time members in 2012. Their self-titled debut album was released on Dualtone Records on April 3, 2012, eventually peaking at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart in January 2013. As of December 2013, their debut album has been certified Platinum in the US and Ireland, with Gold certifications in the UK, Australia and Canada.

We did a write-up on Lumineers prior to the release of their self-titled debut album in 2012.

We have dug up three very fine interpretations of Bob Dylan songs from The Lumineers.

The Lumineers do “Subterranean Homesick Blues” (Bob Dylan Cover) at Mountain Jam at Hunter Mountain on 6/8/13.

The Lumineers – Subterranean Homesick Blues:

Wesley Shultz, talks about how he managed to learn Subterranean Homesick Blues (nola.com):

“Hard to say. That one felt like it happened quickly. It helps if I write it all down. But I learned it in chunks. I love Dylan, but I learned that song kind of as a bar trick, because it was something that would immediately grab people – what is this guy doing?

We had a funny thing happen at a couple of festivals, where there were sign-language people who actually had to sign the song on the side of the stage. I think that’s a lot more difficult. But they nailed it each time.”

The Lumineers – “when the ship comes in” at Beantowne Gourmet in Allendale on 4/14/08.

The Lumineers – When the Ship comes in:

Wesley Schultz covering “Boots Of Spanish Leather”, Video by Andrea Alseri. Taken from the Look Sessions.

The Lumineers – Boots of Spanish leather:

– Hallgeir

Bob Dylan: Big River (Johnny Cash), video & audio

Dylan & Cash

Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry
And I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
And the tears that I cried for that woman are gonna flood you Big River
Then I’m gonna sit right here until I die

As a songwriter, I’ve always loved his lyrics. At the beginning of his career, John released a bunch of powerful songs in a very short time. For me, the best one was always “Big River.” It’s so well-written, so unlike anything else. The lines don’t even seem to rhyme.
~Kris Kristofferson (rollingstone.com)

Wikipedia:

Released March 1958
Genre Rockabilly
Length 2:35
Label Sun
Writer Johnny Cash
Producer(s) Sam Phillips, Jack Clement

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Bob Dylan: 10 best songs recorded in 1974


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1974 is an important year in the life of Bob Dylan.

I’ve put together a list of the ten best songs recorded (studio or live) this year. One rule applies: it has to be officially released in some form. I’ve nominated 25 songs & I challenge everyone reading this to set up their own “Bob Dylan – Top 10 songs recorded in 1974”. Feel free to ignore my nominated songs list and please use the comments section to share lists & thoughts.

…and by the way lists are fun.

Relevant albums

Before The Flood
Released June 20, 1974
Recorded February 13–14, 1974, in Los Angeles,
except track 4: January 30, 1974, in New York
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Blood On The TracksReleased January 20, 1975

Recorded September 16–19, 1974, at A&R Recording in New York,
New York and December 27–30, 1974, at Sound 80 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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BiographReleased November 7, 1985
Recorded November 1961-August 1981
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The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3
(Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991
Released March 26, 1991
Recorded November 1961 – March 1989
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Blood on the Tracks – New York Sessions
source: Original test pressing
Recorded 16 September – 8 October, 1974
Bootleg
 bob dylan new york sessions

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Aaslandbros and Trond Eltervaag Hansen sings Girl from the North Country


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If you’re traveling in the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to one who lives there
For she was once a true love of mine.

Girl from the North Country” (occasionally known as “Girl of the North Country”) is a song written by Bob Dylan. It was first released in 1963 as the second track on Dylan’s second studio album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. Dylan re-recorded the song as a duet with Johnny Cash in 1969. That recording became the first track on Nashville Skyline, Dylan’s ninth studio album.

This is a cover version of the Johnny Cash/Bob Dylan duet and it is very well done!

Live at Folken, Stavanger (Norway)  Aaslandbros 5 year anniversary as a Johnny Cash Tribute Band:

Bonus:

The original performed at the Johnny Cash Show:

– Hallgeir

Bob Dylan: “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?” (Single) released December 21, 1965


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Jonathan Cott: Why have you been able to keep so in touch with your anger throughout the years, as
revealed in songs like Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? and Positively 4th Street?
Bob Dylan: Will power. With strength of will you can do anything. With will power you can
determine your destiny.
(from the Jonathan Cott interview Dec 1977)

Can you please crawl out your window?
Use your arms and legs it won’t ruin you
How can you say he will haunt you?
You can go back to him any time you want to

Wikipedia:

B-side “Highway 61 Revisited”
Released December 21, 1965
Format 7″
Recorded October 5 and 6 , 1965
Genre Folk rock
Length 3:32
Label Columbia Records
Writer(s) Bob Dylan
Producer Bob Johnston

Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?” was a 1965 single by American rock artist Bob Dylan. It reached #58 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and #17 on the UK chart in January 1966. Dylan is accompanied on the song by the musical group then known as The Hawks, who had backed the singer on his 1966 world tour and would subsequently go on to fame in their own right as The Band: Robbie Robertson (guitar), Rick Danko (bass), Richard Manuel (piano), Garth Hudson (organ), and Levon Helm (drums).

  • Originally available as a single only, the song was eventually included on Dylan’s compilations Masterpieces (1978) and Biograph (1985), and on the Band’s box set A Musical History (2005).
  • Dylan played the song to Phil Ochs as the two were riding in a limousine. When Ochs expressed a lukewarm feeling about the piece, Dylan ejected him from his limousine, yelling “You’re not a folk singer. You’re a journalist.”
  • Two earlier versions had been recorded in July 1965 during the sessions for the album Highway 61 Revisited with a band including Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, the second of which was mistakenly issued on a mispress of the single Positively 4th Street. Neither has been officially released.
  • This song was included in the list of songs in Nick Hornby’s book 31 Songs, that was published in the U.S. as Songbook.

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Recording session

Probably recorded on 5 October 1965 @ the 1st Blonde On Blonde session:

Studio A
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
5 October 1965

  • Bob Dylan (guitar, piano, harmonica, vocal)
  • Robbie Robertson (guitar)
  • Garth Hudson (organ)
  • Al Kooper (organ)
  • Rick Danko (bass)
  • Richard Manuel (piano)
  • Levon Helm (drums)

Grooveshark:

Here a rare version – probably from the session 30 July 1965:

Lyrics:

He sits in your room, his tomb, with a fist full of tacks
Preoccupied with his vengeance
Cursing the dead that can’t answer him back
I’m sure that he has no intentions
Of looking your way, unless it’s to say
That he needs you to test his inventions

Can you please crawl out your window?
Use your arms and legs it won’t ruin you
How can you say he will haunt you?
You can go back to him any time you want to

He looks so truthful, is this how he feels
Trying to peel the moon and expose it
With his businesslike anger and his bloodhounds that kneel
If he needs a third eye he just grows it
He just needs you to talk or to hand him his chalk
Or pick it up after he throws it

Can you please crawl out your window?
Use your arms and legs it won’t ruin you
How can you say he will haunt you?
You can go back to him any time you want to

Why does he look so righteous while your face is so changed
Are you frightened of the box you keep him in
While his genocide fools and his friends rearrange
Their religion of the little tin women
That backs up their views but your face is so bruised
Come on out the dark is beginning

Can you please crawl out your window?
Use your arms and legs it won’t ruin you
How can you say he will haunt you?
You can go back to him any time you want to

Jimi Hendrix did a nice cover version, here from the “BBC sessions”:

-Egil