Songs of Bob Dylan, Vol. 2: May Your Song Always Be Sung

The Songs of Bob Dylan, Vol. 2: May Your Song Always Be Sung

     
 

The basic folk and blues base that Bob Dylan uses as a songwriter opens his songs to a wide variety of approaches, and covers of his songs are frequently fascinating. This collection of recordings bears witness, as artists like Patti Smith ("Wicked Messenger"), the Cowboy Junkies ("If You Gotta Go, Go Now"),…  See more details below

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The basic folk and blues base that Bob Dylan uses as a songwriter opens his songs to a wide variety of approaches, and covers of his songs are frequently fascinating. This collection of recordings bears witness, as artists like Patti Smith ("Wicked Messenger"), the Cowboy Junkies ("If You Gotta Go, Go Now"), and even Elvis Presley ("Tomorrow Is a Long Time") offer their interpretations of Dylan material. Nina Simone's breathy and carefully nuanced vocal on "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" transforms one of Dylan's best songs into an even more atmospheric gem. Odetta's sparse and funky acoustic take on "Paths of Victory" is also compelling, as is Kiko Veneno's version of "Memphis Blues Again," which recasts the song as a flamenco blues. The Vacels, a vocal group who had a minor hit with "You're My Baby" on Kama Sutra Records in 1965, appear here with another recording from that year, the first known version of Dylan's "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window," which has a wonderful garage-folk feel, complete with horns.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2001
Label:
Bmg Int'l
UPC:
0743218469329
catalogNumber:
84693

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Tracks

  1. Gotta Serve Somebody  - Etta James
  2. Come Una Pietra Scalciata (Like a Rolling Stone)  -  Articolo 31
  3. Wicked Messenger  - Patti Smith
  4. If You Gotta Go, Go Now  -  Cowboy Junkies
  5. Tomorrow Is a Long Time  - Elvis Presley
  6. Just Like a Woman  - Barbara Gosza
  7. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues  - Nina Simone
  8. Simple Twist of Fate @@King Candy
  9. T.V. Talkin' Song @@Heartland
  10. I Want You  - Gary Burton
  11. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right  - Steve Young
  12. Walk Out in the Rain  - Ann Christy
  13. Paths of Victory  -  Odetta
  14. Sign on the Window  -  Melanie
  15. Memphis Blues Again  - Kiko Veneno
  16. Muse Feife Inne Wind  - Gerd Köster
  17. Million Dollar Bash  -  Stone Country
  18. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?  -  Vacels
  19. Everything Is Broken  - Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  20. Midnight Special  - Harry Belafonte

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