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The Best Dylan Covers: Cat Power – Stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again

Chan Marshall (Cat Power), Paris, November 2005

The Best Dylan Covers: Cat Power – Stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again

Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again is written by Bob Dylan and appears on his 1966 album Blonde on Blonde. The album version also appears on 1971’s Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II. A live version of this song appears on the 1976 album Hard Rain, and was also released as a single with Rita May as the B-side. An early studio take, done in a faster cut-time, was released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack.

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Cat Power covered the song on the soundtrack of the film I’m Not There. She sings in a Dylan-style that suits her voice great!

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Cat Power covers Bob Dylan and sings about him

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I’m going to my first Cat Power/Chan Marshall show this Tuesday, I’m really looking forward to it. I have listened a lot to her music lately and she has some great interpretations of songs by Bob Dylan.

Charlyn Marie Marshall (born January 21, 1972), also known as Chan Marshall or by her stage name Cat Power, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, occasional actress and model. Cat Power was originally the name of Marshall’s first band, but has come to refer to her musical projects with various backing bands.

Marshall was discovered opening for Liz Phair in 1994 by Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth and Tim Foljahn of Two Dollar Guitar, with whom she recorded her first two albums, Dear Sir (1995) and Myra Lee (1996), on the same day in 1994. In 1996 she signed with Matador Records, and released a third album of new material with Shelley and Foljahn, What Would the Community Think. Following this she released the critically acclaimed Moon Pix (1998), recorded with members of the Dirty Three, and The Covers Record (2000), a collection of sparsely recorded cover songs. After a brief hiatus she reemerged in 2003 with You Are Free, featuring guest musicians Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder, followed by the soul-influenced The Greatest (2006), recorded with numerous Memphis studio musicians, and a second covers album, Jukebox (2008). In 2012 she released the self-produced Sun, which opened at number 10 on the Billboard 200, the highest charting album of her career to date.

Here are the Dylan covers done by Cat Power that I managed to dig up, enjoy!

Cat Power aka Chan Marshall – Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again one of the best tracks on the I’m Not There soundtrack (audio):

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