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This page contains items that aren't eligible for the main Searching For A Gem or International Stereo Releases lists because Bob does not personally perform on them, but are nevertheless of interest to Dylan collectors. There's no specific qualification for inclusion other than I have the item or it's been notified to me by a contributor as being worthy of inclusion. This is not intended to be a comprehensive section on Dylan Covers. The late Dave Plentus' excellent Dylan Cover Albums site is now kept alive on Expecting Rain by Karl-Erik Anderson here and these pages are not intended to match or replace it. This page includes notable instrumental cover albums contributed by Dylan collectors. The other Honourable Mentions pages are listed below.


Honourable Mentions

Honourable Mentions - Covers of Blowin' In The Wind

Honourable Mentions - Covers (Misc)

Honourable Mentions - Covers (Various Artists)

Honourable Mentions - Video

Honourable Mentions - Covers (Single Artists)

Honourable Mentions - Covers (Women Sing Dylan)

Honourable Mentions - Covers (Foreign Languages)

Honourable Mentions - Covers (Instrumental)

If you have any entries to add to the list or additions/corrections to existing entries, please let me know! Please note I cannot value your Dylan rarities - see the Mission page for reasons why. Contact the dealers on my Trading page for assistance!

Revised: 27 June, 2021.


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1960s


The Golden Gate Strings - "The Bob Dylan Song Book Played By The Golden Gate Strings" - stereo vinyl releases: Epic BN 26158 (USA); Columbia/Epic SCX 3558 (UK), 1965:


Epic BN 26158 (USA stereo) - front picture from www.discogs.com
This release was the first instrumental-only album of Bob Dylan songs. It was released by Epic in the USA and Columbia/Epic in the UK (the EMI Columbia label, not the US label).

A stereo jukebox EP (or "Little LP") was also released in the USA with six tracks from the album, and there was an Epic 7" mono single release in Italy. These items with covers of Blowin' In The Wind are now here.

Also shown is a 1965 mono 7" UK single, on the EMI Columbia label, of two tracks from the album, Mr. Tambourine Man and With God On Our Side.

Thanks to Ian Woodward and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Epic BN 26158 (USA stereo) - Side 2 picture from www.discogs.com

Columbia/Epic SCX 3558 (UK stereo) - front picture from www.discogs.com

Epic 5-24158 (USA stereo) - EP front scan by Manuel García Jara

Epic 5-9906 (Italy mono) - 7" single front scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial copy)

Epic 5-9906 (Italy mono) - 7" single front scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)

Columbia DB 7634 (UK mono) - 7" single A-side scan by Ian Woodward

Columbia DB 7634 (UK mono) - 7" single B-side scan by Ian Woodward

The Gene Norman Group - "Dylan Jazz" - mono 12" LP, GNP Crescendo Records GNP 2015 (USA), 1966; CD reissue, GNP Crescendo Records GNP 2015 (USA), 2009:


GNP Crescendo Records GNP 2015 (USA) - CD front scan by Jack from Canada (2009 release)
GNP stands for "Gene Norman Presents" - Gene Norman was the President of the US record company, founded in 1954. Blowin' In The Wind was track 1 on this album.
GNP Crescendo Records GNP 2015 (USA) - CD rear insert scan by Jack from Canada (2009 release)

GNP Crescendo Records GNP 2015 (USA) - CD scan by Jack from Canada (2009 release)

GNP Crescendo Records GNP 2015 (USA) - LP front picture from www.discogs.com (1966 release)

Disques Vogue INT 4017 (France) - LP front picture from www.discogs.com (1966 release)

The Gene Norman Group included the legendary drummer Hal Blaine and Glen Campbell on guitar, soon to become much more famous as a singer. The album was originally released on vinyl in 1966, and also released in the UK by Vocalion, and in France and West Germany by Disques Vogue. It was re-released on CD in the USA in 2009 with the same catalogue number as the original 1966 LP. For a cover of Blowin' In The Wind on GNP Records by Dennis & Rogers, see Blowin' In The Wind Covers 1963-65. For a cover of Blowin' In The Wind on GNP Records by Billy Lee Riley, see Blowin' In The Wind Covers 1966-69.

Thanks to Jack from Canada for information and scans.


Gary Burton & Friends - "Tennessee Firebird" - stereo LP release, RCA Victor SF 7992 (UK), 1966; RCA Victor LSP 3719 (USA), 1967; CD reissue: Bear Family BCD 15458 (Germany), 1989, re-released 15 Jan 2000:


RCA Victor SF 7992 (UK) - front (my copy)

RCA Victor SF 7992 (UK) - rear

RCA Victor SF 7992 (UK) - detail of rear with song titles and musician credits

RCA Victor SF 7992 (UK) - Side 1 with Just Like A Woman

RCA Victor SF 7992 (UK) - Side 2 with I Want You

Bear Family BCD 15458 (Germany), 2000 reissue of 1989 CD

This 1966 album by jazz percussionist Gary Burton is noteworthy because it was recorded in Nashville, TN, with country musicians such as Chet Atkins and three musicians who played in Nashville earlier in 1966 at the Blonde On Blonde sessions: Charlie McCoy, Henry Strzelecki and Kenny Buttrey. The album contains two instrumental covers of Blonde On Blonde songs - Just Like A Woman and I Want You. Charlie McCoy and Kenny Buttrey later joined the Nashville-based band Area Code 615 with other musicians who'd played on Blonde On Blonde and released more Dylan covers.


1990s


Duane Eddy - "Duane A Go Go Go"/"Duane Eddy Does Bob Dylan" - CD release: Collectables/Rhino COL-CD-6222 (USA), 1998:


Collectables/Rhino COL-CD-6222 (USA) - front scan by Jack from Canada

Collectables/Rhino COL-CD-6222 (USA) - reverse of front insert, scan by Jack from Canada

Collectables/Rhino COL-CD-6222 (USA) - rear insert scan by Jack from Canada

Collectables/Rhino COL-CD-6222 (USA) - CD scan by Jack from Canada

Colpix SCP 494 (USA. 1965) - front picture from www.discogs.com

Colpix SCP 494 (USA. 1965) - rear picture from www.discogs.com

This 24-track single CD release contains two original 1965 instrumental albums: Duane A Go Go Go and Duane Eddy Does Bob Dylan (the stereo LP was originally Colpix SCP 494). The CD front insert is a single card. Of the twelve tracks on the Dylan covers LP, seven are by Bob, plus the traditional House Of The Risin' Sun.

Thanks to Jack from Canada for information and scans.


David West - "Pickin' On Dylan: A Tribute" - CD release: CMH CD-8500 (USA), 1999:


CMH CD-8500 (USA) - front scan by Jack from Canada
This album consists of instrumental bluegrass versions of twelve Dylan songs from Blowin' In The Wind to Love Sick.

Thanks to Jack from Canada for information and scans.


CMH CD-8500 (USA) - rear insert scan by Jack from Canada

CMH CD-8500 (USA) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Jack from Canada

CMH CD-8500 (USA) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Jack from Canada

CMH CD-8500 (USA) - inside of unfolded front insert, scan by Jack from Canada

CMH CD-8500 (USA) - CD scan by Jack from Canada

2000s


The London Unity Orchestra - "The London Unity Orchestra Plays Bob Dylan" - CD release: Newsound 2000 NST 902 (UK), 2000:


Newsound 2000 NST 902 (UK) - front scan by Jack from Canada
This UK CD release has instrumental versions of sixteen Dylan songs.

Thanks to Jack from Canada for information and scans.


Newsound 2000 NST 902 (UK) - rear insert scan by Jack from Canada

Newsound 2000 NST 902 (UK) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Jack from Canada

Newsound 2000 NST 902 (UK) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Jack from Canada

Newsound 2000 NST 902 (UK) - inside of unfolded front insert, scan by Jack from Canada

Newsound 2000 NST 902 (UK) - CD scan by Jack from Canada

Michael Moore - "Jewels And Binoculars: The Music Of Bob Dylan" - CD releases: Ramboy RAMBOY 15 (NL), 2001; Another Side Of Jazz QSCA-1001 (Japan), 22 Oct 2003:


Ramboy RAMBOY 15 (NL) - front scan by Pierre van der Pol
This 2001 Dutch album of jazz instrumentals by multi-instrumentalist Michael Moore with Lindsey Horner (bass) and Michael Vatcher (percussion) includes covers of ten Dylan songs plus Two Soldiers, the traditional song covered by Bob on 1993's World Gone Wrong. It was also released in Japan in 2003 with a different front sleeve.
Ramboy RAMBOY 15 (NL) - rear scan by Pierre van der Pol


Ramboy RAMBOY 15 (NL) - CD scan by Pierre van der Pol


Another Side Of Jazz QSCA-1001 (Japan) - front with obi, picture from www.amazon.co.uk

Thanks to Pierre van der Pol for information and scans.


Vitamin String Quartet - "The String Quartet Tribute To Bob Dylan" - CD release: Vitamin CD-8698 (USA), 2003:


Vitamin CD-8698 (USA) - front scan by Jack from Canada
This album contains instrumental versions of ten Dylan songs.

Thanks to Jack from Canada for information and scans.


Vitamin CD-8698 (USA) - rear insert scan by Jack from Canada

Vitamin CD-8698 (USA) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Jack from Canada

Vitamin CD-8698 (USA) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Jack from Canada

Vitamin CD-8698 (USA) - inside of unfolded front insert, scan by Jack from Canada

Vitamin CD-8698 (USA) - CD scan by Jack from Canada

The Jamie Saft Trio - "Trouble: The Jamie Saft Trio Plays Bob Dylan" - CD release: Tzadik TZ 8111 (USA), 2006:
 

Tzadik TZ 8111 (USA) - front with obi, scan by Jack from Canada

Tzadik TZ 8111 (USA) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Jack from Canada

Tzadik TZ 8111 (USA) - rear insert scan by Jack from Canada

Tzadik TZ 8111 (USA) - obi scan by Jack from Canada

Tzadik TZ 8111 (USA) - rear with obi, scan by Jack from Canada

Tzadik TZ 8111 (USA) - inside of unfolded front insert, scan by Jack from Canada

Tzadik TZ 8111 (USA) - CD scan by Jack from Canada

This release comes with a Japanese-style obi. Two of the eight tracks have vocals (Ballad Of A Thin Man and Living The Blues), the other six are instrumentals. Jamie Saft is a US jazz musician with many releases to his credit. Tzadik is a New York-based record label specialising in Jewish music.

Thanks to Jack from Canada for information and scans.


Arlen Roth - "Arlen Roth Plays The Music Of Bob Dylan: How Does It Feel?" - CD release: Aquinnah/MVD Audio AQ-2897 (USA), 2009, re-released 2015:


Aquinnah/MVD Audio AQ-2897 (USA) - front of digipak, scan by Jack from Canada
The copy shown is actually the 2015 reissue. The inside of the digipak has a photo of Arlen Roth playing guitar with Bob and Joan Baez at Gerdes Folk City in New York in 1976.
Aquinnah/MVD Audio AQ-2897 (USA) - rear of digipak, scan by Jack from Canada

Aquinnah/MVD Audio AQ-2897 (USA) - inside left of digipak, scan by Jack from Canada

Aquinnah/MVD Audio AQ-2897 (USA) - detail of inside of digipak, scan by Jack from Canada

Aquinnah/MVD Audio AQ-2897 (USA) - CD scan by Jack from Canada

Thanks to Jack from Canada for information and scans.


2010s


Grassmasters - "Dylan Grass" - CD release: Synergy SYN 317 (USA), 2010:


Synergy SYN 317 (USA) - front of digipak, scan by Jack from Canada
This CD in a digipak contains twelve bluegrass versions of Dylan songs by an ensemble of Nashville musicians. The performances are mainly instrumental but with some partial vocals so this album is also listed in Honourable Mentions - Covers (Single Artists).
Synergy SYN 317 (USA) - rear of digipak, scan by Jack from Canada


Synergy SYN 317 (USA) - inside of digipak with CD tray, scan by Jack from Canada


Synergy SYN 317 (USA) - CD scan by Jack from Canada

Thanks to Jack from Canada for information and scans.


Denny Freeman - "Diggin' On Dylan" - CD release: V8 Records V8002 (USA), 16 Oct 2012:


V8 Records V8002 (USA) - front picture from www.discogs.com
Denny Freeman played guitar in Bob's band between 2006 and 2009. He died in Austin, TX, on 25 Apr 2021, aged 76. Denny released an album of instrumental versions of sixteen Dylan songs in 2012.
V8 Records V8002 (USA) - rear picture from www.discogs.com

Tracklisting: The Times They Are A-Changin'; Tangled Up In Blue; Don't Think Twice, It's All Right; Masters Of War ; Gotta Serve Somebody; Knockin' On Heaven's Door; My Back Pages; Spirit On The Water; Ballad Of A Thin Man; I'll Be Your Baby Tonight; It Ain't Me, Babe; Blowin' In The Wind; Queen Jane Approximately; Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power); Dignity; It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry.


Charlie Ballantine - "Life Is Brief: The Music Of Bob Dylan" - CD release: Green Mind Records GMR 0004 (USA), 2018:


Green Mind Records GMR 0004 (USA) - front of digipak, scan by Jack from Canada
Charlie Ballantine is a US jazz guitarist. The title is a quote from Tears Of Rage (track 10). Tracks 7 (Don't Think Twice, It's All Right) and 12 (I Shall Be Released) contain vocals by Brandon Wilde and Mina Keohane.

Thanks to Jack from Canada for information and scans.


Green Mind Records GMR 0004 (USA) - rear of digipak, scan by Jack from Canada

Green Mind Records GMR 0004 (USA) - outside of unfolded digipak, scan by Jack from Canada

Green Mind Records GMR 0004 (USA) - inside of unfolded digipak with CD tray, scan by Jack from Canada

Green Mind Records GMR 0004 (USA) - CD scan by Jack from Canada


Honourable Mentions

Honourable Mentions - Covers of Blowin' In The Wind

Honourable Mentions - Covers (Misc)

Honourable Mentions - Women Sing Dylan

Honourable Mentions - Video.

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