January 19: The late Phil Everly was born in 1939 – The Everly Brothers and Bob Dylan

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The late Phil Everly was born January 19, 1939 – R.I.P.

Here are two Dylan covers by The Everly Brothers & Bob Dylan singing two songs made famous by The Everly Brothers.

The Everly Brothers

I can hear the turning of the key
I’ve been deceived by the clown inside of me
I thought that he was righteous but he’s vain
Oh, something’s a-telling me I wear the ball and chain

My patron saint is a-fighting with a ghost
He’s always off somewhere when I need him most
The Spanish moon is rising on the hill
But my heart is a-tellin’ me I love ya still

Abandoned Love (from their 1985 Dave Edmunds produced album Born Yesterday)

Lay, Lady, Lay (from their 1984 Mercury LP “EB 84”):

Bob Dylan

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All I have to do is dream” was written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, and made famous by The Everly Brothers.

I can make you mine
Taste your lips of wine
Anytime night or day
Only trouble is
Gee whiz
I’m dreamin’ my life away

Here is Bob Dylan’s beautiful version recorded @ Columbia Studio B, New York City – May 1, 1970:

These are the words of a frontier lad
Who lost his love when he turned bad

Take a message to Mary
But don’t tell her where I am
Take a message to Mary
But don’t say I’m in a jail

Take A Message To Mary – recorded May 3, 1969 and released on “Self Portrait” (June 1970).

-Egil

 

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