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Eric Clapton covering Bob Dylan – Happy Birthday Eric Clapton

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….Paul Simon writes great songs. George Harrison great songs, a lot of people, Eric Clapton produces wonderful music.
~Bob Dylan (Press Conference, July 1981)

 We celebrate Eric Clapton’s 72th Birthday with a collection of Bob Dylan covers, both live & studio versions.

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Sign Language – from “Crossroads” album:

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Bob Dylan: House of Gold (Hank Williams) – Videos

Bob Dylan: House of Gold (Hank Williams)

I started writing songs after I heard Hank Williams.
~Bob Dylan (The Les Crane Show, Feb 1965)

If it wasn’t for Elvis and Hank Williams, I couldn’t be doing what I do today.
~Bob Dylan (to Robert Shelton, June 1978)

The tune utilized on ‘House Of Gold’ is an obvious variant of Williams’ own ‘Lost
Highway’. Williams’ original recording was made in 1949 as a demo and released, with
overdubs, in April 1951 (Polydor 833-752). It is currently available on the “Complete
Hank Williams” box set (Mercury Records, 2000).
~The songs he didn’t write (Derek Barker)

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Video of the day: Don Henley The times they are a changing – Happy birthday


“This song was written by a man who changed the face of popular music forever back in the 60s, and I want you all to sing it with us. The words are gonna be up there on the screen…a song written by Mr. Bob Dylan!”
– Don Henley (intro)

Some weeks ago we had a post where Bob Dylan sang one of Don Henley’s songs, today we do it the other way around…

Don Henley – The Times They Are A Changin’ (live, 1993):

– Hallgeir

Calexico and Jim James Going to Acapulco


Calexico and Jim James – Going To Acapulco

Calexico have some very fine Dylan covers. Sometimes alone and sometimes as a terrific backing band for other great artists. Today we present the collaboration, Going To Acapulco, with Jim James (My Morning jacket) and Calexico from the film, I’m Not There.

I’m Not There is a 2007 biographical musical film directed by Todd Haynes, inspired by the life and music of American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Six actors depict different facets of Dylan’s public personas: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, and Ben Whishaw. At the start of the film, a caption reads: “Inspired by the music and the many lives of Bob Dylan”. Apart from the song credits, this is the only mention of Bob Dylan in the film.

The film tells its story using non-traditional narrative techniques, intercutting the storylines of seven different Dylan-inspired characters. The title of the film is taken from the 1967 Dylan Basement Tape recording of “I’m Not There”, a song that had not been officially released until it appeared on the film’s soundtrack album. The film received a generally favorable response, and appeared on several top ten film lists for 2007, topping the lists for The Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly, Salon andThe Boston Globe. Particular praise went to Cate Blanchett for her performance, culminating in a Volpi Cup from the Venice Film Festival, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, along with an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination.

Calexico has several fine collaborations on the soundtrack.

We will start with a wonderful live version from The Newport Folk Festival in 2008.

Going To Acapulco – Calexico and Jim James (Live, August 3, 2008, Newport Folk Festival):

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Shooter Jennings covers Isis by Bob Dylan

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Waylon Albright “Shooter” Jennings (born May 19, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter active in the country music and Southern rock genres as well as making his first foray into psychedelic rock in 2009. Signed to Universal South Records, Jennings made his debut with the single “4th Of July” of his 2005 album Put the “O” Back in Country, which peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard country charts. Jennings has since followed with five more albums: Electric Rodeo (2006), The Wolf (2007), Black Ribbons (2009), Family Man (2012), and The Other Life (2013).

Born May 19, 1979, Shooter Jennings is the only child of country music icons Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter.

Isis” is the second track on the Bob Dylan album Desire. It was written by Bob Dylan in collaboration with Jacques Levy. It is a long complicated song and it seems like a difficult song to cover.

Shooter does a great job on this classic Bob Dylan song, I have included two performances.

Shooter Jennings, Isis, live at Goose On The Lake 2012:

And now with full band an even better version!

Shooter Jennings – Isis, Houston 08.23.14:

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