12 more Bob Dylan covers done by some incredible women

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12 more Bob Dylan covers done by some incredible women

We like cover versions here at JV, and here are some more good examples. They are not better than the originals, but they are different and they are good. …and before you kill me in the commentaries, listen to Miley Cyrus’ effort, it is surprisingly good!

We got mail, comments and facebook messages about who should have been included in PART 1, we just had to do a second post on this wonderful subject. It is great fun to dig into this matter once again.

To do a cover version is sign of appreciation, the artists show their love of other peoples creation. We try to find interpretations that add to the experience of the song, versions that are not too similar to the originals. We also trust our emminent taste when it comes to picking the renditions that we present here.


Oh, and here’s part one

…and here are many more cover versions of Bob Dylan’s songs

Joan Baez – Sad eyed lady of The Lowlands (audio):

Alanis Morissette -Subterranean Homesick Blues and Blowin’ in the wind:

Sinead O’Connor – I Believe in you:

Lisa Hannigan – Just like Tom Thumb’s blues:

Patti Smith – Boots of Spanish Leather:

First Aid Kit – One more cup of coffee:

Miley Cyrus – You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go:

Nina Simone – Just like Tom Thumb’s blues (audio only):

Chrissie Hynde – Property of Jesus:

Nanci Griffith – Boots of Spanish Leather:

Norah Jones – Forever Young:

Emmylou Harris – Every grain of sand:

– Hallgeir

22 thoughts on “12 more Bob Dylan covers done by some incredible women”

  1. Here’s British R & B vocal legend Elkie Brooks covering one of my all-time favorites, “Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar”. Nobody could top Dylan’s vocal performance from his Shot of Love era recording, but Ms. Brooks makes a valiant effort.


  2. just bought ‘heart of mine’ cd by maria muldaur. all dylan covers. good album ( well, the wife loves it !)

  3. How about ‘Pressing On’, with Regina McCrary fronting the Chicago Mass Choir on the ‘Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan’ album; and Bonnie Raitt’s cover of ‘Let’s Keep It Between Us’ (on her ‘Green light’ album): to my ears they both belong to that miniscule group of Dylan covers that improve on the originals.

  4. Fantastic performances! Words can’t express my appreciation, Hallgeir. Norah Jones “Forever Young” was phenomenal and heart-wrenching under the circumstances. Loved Patti’s version of “Boots.” Alannis was wonderful. Heck, they’re all very, very good.

  5. Thank you very much for compiling all these wonderful performances, Hallgeir. I listened to Miley’s, “…Lonesome…” in its entirety for the first time after seeing your post and now have a great appreciation for it. Like you said so well, cover versions of songs are tributes to the original artist. There are a few more of these videos I’m going back to listen to right now. Thanks again. Peace.

    1. Thanks for the kind words, it is so much fun to seek out these gems, we just love what we do (in our spare time…)

      Thanks for the feedback!

      – Hallgeir

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