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5 Great Live and Cover versions of “Simple Twist of Fate”

They sat together in the park
As the evening sky grew dark
She looked at him and he felt a spark tingle to his bones
’Twas then he felt alone and wished that he’d gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate

Bob Dylan recorded “Simple Twist of Fate” on September 19, 1974 at A&R Recording Studios, New York City. It was released on “Blood on the Tracks” January 20, 1975.

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Bob Dylan’s Street-Legal covered

Bob Dylan’s Street-Legal covered

Street-Legal is the eighteenth studio album by Bob Dylan, released on June 15, 1978 by Columbia Records. The album was a serious musical departure for Dylan, who uses a large pop-rock band—complete with female backing vocalists—for the first time. Not his most critically acclaimed album, but I know a lot of people who loves it dearly.

The originals are better, I agree, but I love to hear what other artists can do with such great material.

 

My favorites are Ian Hunter, Patti Smith and Jerry Garcia.

 

Other entries in the series:

Highway 61 Revisited covered
Blood on the Tracks covered
Oh Mercy covered

Changing of the guards – Patti Smith:

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August 1: The late Jerry Garcia was born in 1942

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There’s no way to measure his greatness or magnitude as a person or as a player. I don’t think eulogizing will do him justice. He was that great – much more than a superb musician with an uncanny ear and dexterity. He is the very spirit personified of whatever is Muddy River Country at its core and screams up into the spheres. He really had no equal. To me he wasn’t only a musician and friend, he was more like a big brother who taught and showed me more than he’ll ever know. There are a lot of spaces and advances between the Carter Family, Buddy Holly and, say, Ornette Coleman, a lot of universes, but he filled them all without being a member of any school. His playing was moody, awesome, sophisticated, hypnotic and subtle. There’s no way to convey the loss. It just digs down really deep.
~Bob Dylan (Jerry Garcia’s Obituary – 10 August 1995)

Bruce Hornsby inducts the Grateful Dead at the 1994 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony:

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10 Great versions of That’s All Right (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, The Beatles & more)

johnny cash & bob dylan

For Elvis Presley & Arthur Crudup versions:

Such an important song needs special attention. So I decided to seek out versions of the song by some of my fav artists… here’s what I found:

1. Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash (1969)

2. Bob Dylan  – Columbia Recording Studios (NYC) 1962/10/26 OR 1962/11/01

3. The Beatles – Live @ BBC

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March 11: Déjà Vu (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album) released in 1970

crosby stills nash young deja vu

March 11: Déjà Vu (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album) released in 1970

 

One of the most hotly awaited second albums in history — right up there with those by the Beatles and the Band — Déjà Vu lived up to its expectations and rose to number one on the charts.
~Bruce Eder (allmusic.com)

Almost Cut My Hair – Live Wembley 1974:

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