June 19: The Late Nick Drake was born in 1948 – Nick Drake covers Bob Dylan


Nick Drake covers Bob Dylan

Family Tree is a 2007 compilation album of home recordings by Nick Drake. The album is notable for the appearance of Nick’s sister, Gabrielle, on one track and the contribution of two original songs performed by Nick’s mother, Molly Drake. Recorded before the release of his first album Five Leaves Left, most of the tracks on the album circulated on bootlegs in the years before official release due to the generosity of Drake’s family in sharing them with fans. The album reached #35 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart, making it Drake’s first album to chart in America. It has a lovely version of Dylan’s Tomorrow Is A Long Time.


Tomorrow Is a Long Time is a song written and recorded by Bob Dylan. Dylan’s version first appeared on the album Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II compilation, released in 1971. It was subsequently included in the rare triple LP compilation, Masterpieces.

Nick Drake – Tomorrow is a long time:

Let us include a song that was sung by both Bob Dylan and Nick Drake, Cocaine Blues. It’s an early home recording of Nick Drake playing the blues classic “Cocaine Blues,” strongly associated with the brilliant Reverend Gary Davis and has been played by many over the years, including Bob Dylan and also the late great  John Martyn.

Nick Drake – Cocaine Blues:

– Hallgeir

One thought on “June 19: The Late Nick Drake was born in 1948 – Nick Drake covers Bob Dylan”

  1. Thank you for this great post. It’s trite to say, but if only Nick Drake had lived .. and been energized, perhaps, by the recognition of his genius … he might have become a true English counterpart to Dylan (and Cohen). Nick’s three studio albums deeply suggest his potential for greatness.

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