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The Best Bob Dylan Covers according to Paste Magazine – part 3

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

-> Part 1 is here
-> Part 2 is here


29. The Flying Burrito Brothers – “To Ramona”

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December 23: The late Chet Baker was born in 1929

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“People said I’d never make 35, then I’d never make 40, 45; now I’m almost 50, so Im beginning to think maybe they might be wrong.”
– Chet Baker

“An Evening with Chet Baker” (aka “Live at Le Dreher 1980”) Director: Leon Terjanian (43min video):

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Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder sings Bob Dylan

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We really like Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam, we especially like it when they slow things down and of course when they sing the songs of our hero Bob Dylan. We have trawled the web to find some of her great cover versions.

Please tell me in the comments section if I have missed any of their Dylan covers.

Pearl Jam – Masters Of War (live at the Bob Dylan 30th anniversary):

Neil Young & Pearl Jam – All Along the Watchtower (live, 2004):

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Elvis Presley recorded “Little Sister” June 25 & 26, 1961

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Great song written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman recorded by Elvis Presley June 25 & 26, 1961.

Here are some videos & some nice version by Dwight Yoakam, Robert Plant, Pearl Jam & Ry Cooder.


Released August 8, 1961
Recorded June 25 & 26, 1961
Genre Rock, Blues
Length 3:00
Label RCA
Writer(s) Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
Producer(s) Steve Sholes


Little Sister” is a rock and roll song written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman. It was originally released as a single in 1961 by American singer Elvis Presley, who turned it into a No. 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The single (as a double A-side with “(Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame”) reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart. An answer song with the same melody, but different lyrics was recorded and released under the title “Hey, Memphis” by Lavern Baker on Atlantic Records (Atlantic 2119-A) in September 1961. In 1970 Elvis Presley performs this song as part of a medley with “Get Back” in the rockumentary film, That’s the Way It Is.

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Today: Stevie Ray Vaughan passed away in 1990 – 23 years ago


But between sets I’d sneak over to the black places to hear blues musicians. It got to the point where I was making my living at white clubs and having my fun at the other places.
~Stevie Ray Vaughan

He was the greatest blues guitarist of his generation.
~ Mick Jagger

Stevie was always playing. After he’d get offstage, he’d get on his bus. And he had all these Stratocasters hanging there. He’d grab one and start goin’.
~Gregg Allman

Texas Flood – Live:

From Wikipedia:

Birth name Stephen Ray Vaughan
Also known as SRV
Born October 3, 1954
Dallas, Texas, United States
Died August 27, 1990 (aged 35)
East Troy, Wisconsin, United States
Genres Rock, blues, blues rock,electric blues, Texas blues
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1965–1990
Labels Epic, Legacy, Sony
Associated acts Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Jimmie Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall,David Bowie, Lonnie Mack,Albert King, Jeff Beck
Website srvofficial.com

Stephen “Stevie” Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American guitarist, singer-songwriter, and record producer. Often referred to by his initials SRV, Vaughan is best known as a founding member and leader of Double Trouble. Together with drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon, they ignited the blues revival of the 1980s. With a career spanning seven years, Vaughan and Double Trouble consistently sold out concerts while their albums frequently went gold.

I remember when he first came out, he was doing that Hendrix song [Voodoo Chile], and I heard all these people going, “Ah, he’s just trying to do Hendrix. But he went a lot further than that. He was absolutely 100-proof, pure blues. Albert Collins, Muddy Waters – the essence of that was in everything he played. More than the Allman Brothers, he was straight-down-the-line blues.
~Gregg Allman

With his astonishingly accomplished guitar playing, Stevie Ray Vaughan ignited the blues revival of the ’80s. Vaughan drew equally from bluesmen like Albert King, Otis Rush, and Muddy Waters and rock & roll players like Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack, as well as the stray jazz guitarist like Kenny Burrell, developing a uniquely eclectic and fiery style that sounded like no other guitarist, regardless of genre. Vaughan bridged the gap between blues and rock like no other artist had since the late ’60s. For the next seven years, Stevie Ray was the leading light in American blues, consistently selling out concerts while his albums regularly went gold. His tragic death in 1990 only emphasized his influence in blues and American rock & roll.    ~Stephen Thomas Erlewine @ allmusic.com



Pride & Joy – live at the Montreux 1985

Album of the day

Texas Flood (1983)


Other August 27:

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