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Elliott Smith covers Bob Dylan

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Elliott Smith covers Bob Dylan

“My father taught me how to play ‘Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right’. I love Dylan’s words, but even more than that, I love the fact that he loves words.”
– Elliott Smith

Steven Paul “Elliott” Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and lived for much of his life in Portland, Oregon, where he first gained popularity. Smith’s primary instrument was the guitar, but he was also proficient with piano, clarinet, bass guitar, drums and harmonica. Smith had a distinctive vocal style, characterized by his “whispery, spiderweb-thin delivery”, and used multi-tracking to create vocal layers, textures and harmonies.

In his time, Elliott Smith did some very fine cover songs. From rock, country and folk standards, to Neil Young, Oasis, Beatles, Bob Dylan and his beloved The Kinks (and many more), Smith took covering a song very seriously.

We have found some of his Bob Dylan covers, all live and some with terrible sound. But, he adds a touch of sadness to most of them and he sings them like he loves them.

Elliott Smith @ Newbury Comics in Boston (10/05/1998) covering Bob Dylan’s When I Paint My Masterpiece:

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Richard Thompson covers Bob Dylan – Happy Birthday Mr. Thompson!

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Richard Thompson covers Bob Dylan

Richard Thompson has done a lot of other people’s songs, often with great result. Today we see/listen to how he copes with Dylan’s songs. First solo then with Fairport Convention.

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Girl from the North Country, very good version, the guitar playing is sublime! It is taken from a concert at the  City Winery, New York, 15th Feb 2012:

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Johnny Cash covers Bob Dylan – part 2

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“I love Bob Dylan, I really do. I love his early work, I love the first time he plugged in electrically, I love his Christian albums, I love his other albums.”
~Johnny Cash

In this series of post I’ll present all the Dylan covers by Johnny Cash I could find. They will be presented chronologically with facts related to the recording.

PS! duets are not included, rather check out:

Here is part 1: Johnny Cash covers Bob Dylan – part 1

One Too Many Mornings
Date: October 29, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN.
Producers: Don Law – Frank Jones.
Released: Johnny And June (1979), Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011) & The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

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The 9 Best Bob Dylan Covers – according to Paste Magazine (Video & Audio)



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A great list published back in April 2009 over @ pastemagazine.com.

Here is top 9 & the final part of this series of blogposts.

-> Part 1 is here
-> Part 2 is here
-> Part 3 is here
-> Part 4 is here

9. The White Stripes – “One More Cup of Coffee” (from “The White Stripes” – 1999)

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The Best Bob Dylan Covers according to Paste Magazine – Part 4



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A great list published back in April 2009 over @ pastemagazine.com.

-> Part 1 is here
-> Part 2 is here
> Part 3 is here

 

19. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Wanted Man” (from “The Firstborn Is Dead” – 1985):

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