"Starlight In The East"
Covered & Unreleased

Unreleased Dylan Songs Covered Officially by Other Artists

Compiled by Alan Fraser

I Shall Be Unreleased (Rhino Records, 1991) - a compilation album of cover versions of then unreleased Dylan songs which includes the still unreleased AIN'T NO MAN RIGHTEOUS, NO NOT ONE performed by Jah Malla

Revised: 21 November, 2017

The albums shown on this page are in some cases just the first example of where a song has been covered - for more details see the alphabetic pages.

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(Indefinite and definite articles at the beginning of song titles are ignored,, so A WOMAN LIKE YOU is on the "W" page, and THE KING IS ON THE THRONE is on the "K" page.)

Thanks to Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff for liberating many unusual Dylan covers of rare or unreleased songs for his May Your Song Always Be Sung series of compilations (see the "Searching For A Gem" 1997, 2001 and 2003 pages).


"Official" Dylan Songs

EasyRider.jpg (20027 bytes) THE BALLAD OF EASY RIDER (Bob Dylan/Roger McGuinn)

Not usually identified as a Dylan song because Bob asked to have his name removed from the credits! To be found on the Byrds' "The Ballad Of Easy Rider" (Columbia, 1969), no known Dylan version

CARD SHARK (Bob Dylan/Taylor Goldsmith)

Unused Dylan lyrics from during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford, and released on the album "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" produced by T-Bone Burnett (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records, USA/Europe, Nov 2014)

CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS (Bob Dylan/Carl Perkins)

Performed by Carl Perkins on his album "On Top" (Columbia CS 9931, 1969), no known Dylan version

COMING FROM THE HEART (THE ROAD IS LONG) (Bob Dylan/Helena Springs)

Covered by the Liverpool group, the Searchers, on the US edition of their album "The Searchers" (Sire SRK 6082, 1979)

Bob's performed this live, see the "Live & Unreleased" page

CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS

Covered by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his "Michel Montecrossa's Michel & Bob Fest 2008" 6CD/6DVD boxed set (Mira Sound Germany, 2008)

DIAMOND RING (Bob Dylan/Taylor Goldsmith)

Unused Dylan lyrics from during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford, and released on the album "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" produced by T-Bone Burnett (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records, USA/Europe, Nov 2014)

DIRTY LIE

Covered by The Secret Sisters on their second album "Put Your Needle Down" (Republic/Universal, USA, 2014)

DOWN ON THE BOTTOM (Bob Dylan/Jim James)

DUNCAN AND JIMMY (Bob Dylan/Rhiannon Giddens)

Unused Dylan lyrics from during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford, and released on the album "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" produced by T-Bone Burnett (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records, USA/Europe, Nov 2014)

FLORIDA KEY (Bob Dylan/Taylor Goldsmith)

Unused Dylan lyrics from during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford, and released on the album "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" produced by T-Bone Burnett (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records, USA/Europe, Nov 2014)

FUR SLIPPERS (Bob Dylan/Tim Drummond)

Although from 1981, not covered until B. B. King released a version on the soundtrack of the CBS TV mini-series "Shake Rattle And Roll" (Uni/MCA, 1999)

GET YOUR ROCKS OFF!

Covered by Coulson, Dean, McGuinness, Flint on their "Lo And Behold - Words And Music By Bob Dylan" album (Sire Records SAS 7405, 1972)


GIVE HIM MY ALL
(Bob Dylan/Regina McCrary)

Song co-written by Bob with backing singer Regina Havis (now Regina McCrary) in 1981. Now officially released in a version by the McCrary Sisters including Regina on their album "Our Journey", released in the USA on their own McCrary Sisters label in Oct 2010

../1980s/LJSSBFront.jpg (21081 bytes) GO AWAY, LITTLE BOY

Covered by Lone Justice with Bob on guitar and harmonica, originally released only as a B-side on a 12" European single (Geffen, 1985), now available on CD on the compilation "The World Is Not My Home" (Geffen, 1999)

GOLDEN TOM - SILVER JUDAS (Bob Dylan/Elvis Costello)

Unused Dylan lyrics from during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford, and released on the album "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" produced by T-Bone Burnett (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records, USA/Europe, Nov 2014)

 
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN (Bob Dylan/T-Bone Burnett/Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd)

Song jointly written by Bob with T-Bone Burnett and Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd for a project called "Bear and a Banjo", debuted in a live performance at the 2017 WPP Stream Conference in Ojai, CA, on 15 Nov 2017
 

HIDEE HIDEE HO #11 (Bob Dylan/Jim James)

HIDEE HIDEE HO #16 (Bob Dylan/Rhiannon Giddens/Elvis Costello)

Unused Dylan lyrics from during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford, and released on the album "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" produced by T-Bone Burnett (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records, USA/Europe, Nov 2014)

HOWLIN' AT YOUR WINDOW (Bob Dylan/Jude Johnstone)

This song was co-written with Jude Johnstone in Austin, TX, in Apr 1993. Thanks to Jude's manager Bob Burton for confirming this, and that it currently only exists in an unreleased solo demo version by Jude and as a cover by Tim Hockenberry on his "Back In Your Arms" album (About Records, US. 2008)

I DON'T WANT TO DO IT

Recorded by George Harrison for his triple album "All Things Must Pass" (Apple, 1970), but not released (or copyrighted by Bob) until the soundtrack album for "Porky's Revenge" (Columbia, 1985)

George2.jpg (31139 bytes) I’D HAVE YOU ANY TIME (Bob Dylan/George Harrison)

George's version of this song is on his 3LP set "All Things Must Pass" (Apple, 1970), with an early take on the 2012 Universal CD release "Early Takes Volume 1"

Backless.jpg (24588 bytes) IF I DON’T BE THERE BY MORNING (Bob Dylan/Helena Springs)

Covered by Eric Clapton on his "Backless" album (Uni/A&M, 1978), no known Dylan version

KANSAS CITY (Bob Dylan/Marcus Mumford/Taylor Goldsmith)

Unused Dylan lyrics from during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford, and released on the album "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" produced by T-Bone Burnett (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records, USA/Europe, Nov 2014)

DeltaUpFront.jpg (24824 bytes)

LEGIONNAIRE'S DISEASE

1978 song performed by Billy Cross' Delta Cross Band on their album "Up Front" (Medley MdLP 6065, Denmark, 1981), also covered by Born 53 on their album "Thieving In The Alley" (Big Note Records, Sweden, 2012), no known Dylan version

LET’S KEEP IT BETWEEN US

Covered by Bonnie Raitt on her album "Green Light" (Warner Bros BSK 3630, 1982)

Bob's performed this live, see the "Live & Unreleased" page

LIBERTY STREET (Bob Dylan/Taylor Goldsmith)

SIX MONTHS IN KANSAS CITY (LIBERTY STREET) (Bob Dylan/Elvis Costello)

Unused Dylan lyrics from during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford, and released on the album "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" produced by T-Bone Burnett (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records, USA/Europe, Nov 2014)

LOST ON THE RIVER #12 (Bob Dylan/Elvis Costello)

LOST ON THE RIVER #20 (Bob Dylan/Rhiannon Giddens/Marcus Mumford)

Unused Dylan lyrics from during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford, and released on the album "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" produced by T-Bone Burnett (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records, USA/Europe, Nov 2014)

LONG DISTANCE OPERATOR

Covered by The Band on Bob Dylan and The Band's "The Basement Tapes" (Columbia, 1975)

Bob's performed this live, see the "Live & Unreleased" page

The album also includes DON'T YA TELL HENRY by The Band, but a performance including Bob was released in 2001, see "Disqualified Entries" below

LOVE IS JUST A FOUR LETTER WORD

Performed by Joan Baez on her double LP "Any Day Now" (Vanguard, 1968), no known Dylan version although a home recording is rumoured

LOVE YOU TOO MUCH (Bob Dylan/Helena Springs)

Greg Lake released a cover of this song with amended lyrics on his album "Greg" (Chrysalis, 1981), and also on a 7" single (shown)

Bob's performed this live, see the "Live & Unreleased" page

Montecrossa_Woodstock1.jpg (30230 bytes) LUNATIC PRINCESS

Early version of FROM A BUICK 6, covered by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on Volume 1 of his 6CD set "Spirit Of Woodstock 2000" (Mira Sound Germany, 2000)

MARRIED TO MY HACK (Bob Dylan/Elvis Costello)

Unused Dylan lyrics from during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford, and released on the album "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" produced by T-Bone Burnett (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records, USA/Europe, Nov 2014)

NEW DANVILLE GIRL (Bob Dylan/Sam Shepard)

Out-take from "Empire Burlesque", early version of BROWNSVILLE GIRL subsequently released on "Knocked Out Loaded" performed by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his album "Empire Burlesque # And Reality Rocker" (Mira Sound Germany, 2004)

NOTHING TO IT (Bob Dylan/Jim James)

Unused Dylan lyrics from during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford, and released on the album "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" produced by T-Bone Burnett (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records, USA/Europe, Nov 2014)

QUICK LIKE A FLASH (Bob Dylan/Jim James)

Unused Dylan lyrics from during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford, and released on the album "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" produced by T-Bone Burnett (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records, USA/Europe, Nov 2014)

ROCK ME, MAMA (Bob Dylan/Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup)

Out-take from "Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid Original Soundtrack", recorded at Burbank Studios, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 1973, based on the song by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup. The version by Jason Webley and Reverend Peyton on their album "2 Bottles Of Wine/Artichoke" (11 Records, USA, 2007) is credited to just Bob Dylan

WasNotWasBooUS.jpg (47242 bytes) SHIRLEY TEMPLE DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

This 1990 song from the "Under The Red Sky" sessions produced by Don Was originally intended to be recorded by Paula Abdul. It was recorded by Was (Not Was) with a gender change as MR. ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANY MORE. They performed it live in 1993, but it wasn't released on record until 2008 on their Rykodisc US album "Boo!"

SIX MONTHS IN KANSAS CITY (LIBERTY STREET) (Bob Dylan/Elvis Costello)

SPANISH MARY (Bob Dylan/Rhiannon Giddens)

Unused Dylan lyrics from during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford, and released on the album "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" produced by T-Bone Burnett (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records, USA/Europe, Nov 2014)

MontecrossaBobFest2002.jpg (36990 bytes) STANDING ON THE HIGHWAY

1962 song covered by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his 6CD set "Bob Dylan & Michel Fest 2002" (Mira Sound Germany, 2002)

Bolton1.jpg (27875 bytes) STEEL BARS (Bob Dylan/Michael Bolton)

Performed by Michael Bolton on his album "Time Love & Tenderness" (Columbia CK 46771, 1990), no known Dylan version

BurkeGiveUp.jpg (23878 bytes) STEPCHILD

Although from 1978, not covered until 2002 by Solomon Burke on his album "Don't Give Up On Me" (Fat Possum Records, Jul 2002) - this version has amended lyrics mentioning Bob

Bob's performed this live, see the "Live & Unreleased" page

STRAIGHT A’S IN LOVE

Covered by the Williams Brothers on their album "Two Stories" (Warner Bros Records 25547-2, 1987)

STRANGER (Bob Dylan/Marcus Mumford)

Unused Dylan lyrics from during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford, and released on the album "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" produced by T-Bone Burnett (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records, USA/Europe, Nov 2014)

SWEET AMARILLO

Out-take from the "Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid" sessions covered by Old Crow Medicine Show on their album "Remedy" (ATO Records ATO00239, USA, 1 Jul 2014)
This song was originally copyrighted by back-up singer Donna Weiss, who sang it
nightly on tour with the 1976 leg of the Rolling Thunder Revue. The new Old Crow Medicine Show version is now copyrighted to "Dylan/Secor/Fuqua". The new copyright means this must be a significantly different version of the song from the one copyrighted and sung by Donna Weiss! I have therefore given it a separate entry on the S page

Backless.jpg (24588 bytes) WALK OUT IN THE RAIN (Bob Dylan/Helena Springs)

Performed by Eric Clapton on his "Backless" album (Uni/A&M, 1978), no known Dylan version

THE WANDERING KIND (Bob Dylan/Helena Springs)

Performed by Paul Butterfield on his album "The Legendary Paul Butterfield Rides Again" (Amherst Records AMH 3305, USA, 1986), no known Dylan version

WAITING FOR THE MORNING LIGHT (Bob Dylan/Gene Simmons)

Performed by Kiss member Gene Simmons on his solo album "A**hole" (Sanctuary Records, USA, Jun 2004) - no known Dylan version

WAITING TO GET BEAT

Performed by Tea Leaf Green on the various artists album "Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One" (ATO Records, USA, 2014)

WAGON WHEEL (Bob Dylan/Ketcham Secor)

Song with Bob Dylan co-writing credit performed by Old Crow Medicine Show on their album "O.C.M.S." (Nettwerk Records, USA, 2004), also covered by Against Me! (2005), The Whiskey River Band (2011), Nathan Carter (2012) and Darius Rucker (2013)

SQuentin.jpg (22178 bytes) WANTED MAN

First performed live by Johnny Cash on his "Johnny Cash At San Quentin" album (Columbia, 1969), no known Dylan version. It also appears on the 1971 film soundtrack album Little Fauss And Big Halsy with songs by Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. The Cash/Perkins album is currently available on a "2 on 1" CD with the Johnny Cash album Walk The Line

Maria.jpg (31050 bytes) WELL WELL WELL (Bob Dylan/Danny O'Keefe)

Given by Bob to Maria Muldaur for her "Fanning The Flames" album (Telarc Blues CD 83394, 1996). It's since been released by Danny O'Keefe and several others, but there's no known Dylan version

WHEN I GET MY HANDS ON YOU (Bob Dylan/Marcus Mumford/Taylor Goldsmith)

THE WHISTLE IS BLOWING  (Bob Dylan/Marcus Mumford)

Unused Dylan lyrics from during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford, and released on the album "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" produced by T-Bone Burnett (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records, USA/Europe, Nov 2014)

WORTH THE WAITING FOR (Bob Dylan/Dave Stewart)

The original recording of this song is one of two instrumentals recorded with Dave Stewart at the Church Studios, London, 22 Nov 1985. Dave's new version appears on his new album "The Blackbird Diaries" (UK, 2010)

YOU CAN BLOW MY MIND (IF YOU WANT TO) (Bob Dylan/Britta Lee Shain)

This co-composition by Bob and Britta Lee Shain appears on her album "What The Heart Wants" (USA, 2016)

YOU’VE BEEN HIDING TOO LONG

Covered by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his "Something That Counts: Climate Change Acoustic Concert - Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2011" 2CD set (Mira Sound Germany, 2011)


"Unofficial" Dylan Songs

Leven7710018.jpg (24480 bytes) AS WE SAILED INTO SKIBBEREEN (Bob Dylan/Jackie Leven)

New lyrics by Jackie Leven to Bob's ONE TOO MANY MORNINGS, available on his 1996 Cooking Vinyl album "The Argyle Cycle" (Cooking Vinyl COOK CD 101/7710018)

FieldmouseFromNebraska.jpg (26965 bytes) BOWLING ALLEY BLUES (Bob Dylan/Michel Montecrossa)

A written lyric of Bob's set to music without authorisation by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his album "Fieldmouse From Nebraska" (Mira Sound Germany, 2002)

BobFestCD.jpg (25655 bytes) EAST LAREDO BLUES (Bob Dylan)

A written lyric of Bob's (part of the liner notes from "Bringing It All Back Home") combined without authorisation with this piano solo out-take from "The Times They Are A-Changin" by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his album "Bob Dylan Fest 2001" (Mira Sound Germany, 2002)

FieldmouseFromNebraska.jpg (26965 bytes) FIELDMOUSE FROM NEBRASKA (Bob Dylan/Michel Montecrossa)

A written lyric of Bob's set to music without authorisation by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his album "Fieldmouse From Nebraska" (Mira Sound Germany, 2002)

LightOfWonder.jpg (33210 bytes) FOR FRANOISE HARDY AT THE SEINE'S EDGE (Bob Dylan/Michel Montecrossa)

Poem #2 of "Some Other Kind Of Songs..." from the sleeve notes of "Another Side Of Bob Dylan", set to music without authorisation by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his album "Light Of Wonder: Michel Montecrossa Sings Franoise Hardy" (Mira Sound Germany, 2002)

GO AWAY, YOU BOMB (Bob Dylan/Michel Montecrossa)

Broadside poem from "Izzy Young's Bomb Book", 1962, set to music without authorisation by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his album "Michel Montecrossa's Michel & Bob Fest 2008" (Mira Sound Germany, 2008)

JACK ASS (Beck Hansen/Mike Simpson/John King/Bob Dylan)

This song, recorded by Beck on his album "Odelay" (Uni/DGC, 1996), features a sample of It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - not by Bob, but from the cover version by Them. It is copyrighted by Bob at Special Rider

JACK O' DIAMONDS (Bob Dylan/Ben Carruthers)

Poem #4 of "Some Other Kind Of Songs..." from the sleeve notes of "Another Side Of Bob Dylan", set to music without authorisation by Ben Carruthers. Released in the UK as the A-side of a quickly withdrawn single by Ben Carruthers with The Deep, and also recorded by Fairport Convention on their first self-titled album (Polydor 835 230-2, 1968)

FieldmouseFromNebraska.jpg (26965 bytes) MIRRORS OF FLOWERS (Bob Dylan/Michel Montecrossa)

A written lyric of Bob's set to music without authorisation by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his album "Fieldmouse From Nebraska" ( Mira Sound Germany, 2002)

FieldmouseFromNebraska.jpg (26965 bytes) NEED A NEW NAME (Bob Dylan/Michel Montecrossa)

A written lyric of Bob's set to music without authorisation by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his album "Fieldmouse From Nebraska" (Mira Sound Germany, 2002)

FieldmouseFromNebraska.jpg (26965 bytes) NORTH OF V (Bob Dylan/Michel Montecrossa)

A written lyric of Bob's set to music without authorisation by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his album "Fieldmouse From Nebraska" (Mira Sound Germany, 2002)

FieldmouseFromNebraska.jpg (26965 bytes) OUTLINED EPITAPH (Bob Dylan/Michel Montecrossa)

A written lyric of Bob's from the sleeve notes of "The Times They Are A-Changin'" (11 Outlined Epitaphs) set to music without authorisation by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his album "Fieldmouse From Nebraska" (Mira Sound Germany, 2002)

FieldmouseFromNebraska.jpg (26965 bytes) SOME OTHER KIND OF SONG (Bob Dylan/Michel Montecrossa)

One of the poems from "Some Other Kind Of Songs..." from the sleeve notes of "Another Side Of Bob Dylan", set to music without authorisation by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his album "Fieldmouse From Nebraska" (Mira Sound Germany, 2002)

FieldmouseFromNebraska.jpg (26965 bytes) SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR (Bob Dylan/Michel Montecrossa)

A written lyric of Bob's set to music without authorisation by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his album "Fieldmouse From Nebraska" (Mira Sound Germany, 2002)

WHAT’S NEWS, PUSSYCAT? (Bob Dylan/George Robinson/Joey Kneen)

This 1966 B-side by Liverpool group The Cryin' Shames is actually ON THE ROAD AGAIN from "Bringing It All Back Home" with new words by their bass player George Robinson

WIGWAM/PARA DYLAN (Bob Dylan/Z Ramalho)

Michel Montecrossa sets Dylan poems and other text to music, this is the opposite! This version of WIGWAM is the instrumental from "Self Portrait" with Brazilian Portuguese lyrics by Z Ramalho from his album "T Tudo Mudando: Z Ramalho Canta Bob Dylan" ["Things Have Changed: Z Ramalho Sings Bob Dylan"] (EMI Music Brazil, 2008)


Former Entries Now Disqualified (since 1998 when this web-site started)
Titles in red are not on regular Dylan album releases.

AIN’T NO MAN RIGHTEOUS (NO NOT ONE)

Covered by Jah Malla on their self-titled album (Modern Records, 1981) and also to be found on the compilation of unreleased Dylan song covers "I Shall Be Unreleased" (Rhino, 1991). Now released by Bob on "The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 - Trouble No More 1979-1981" (2CD and 8CD+DVD editions), Oct/Nov 2017

ALL OVER YOU

Covered by Dave Van Ronk on his album "In The Tradition" (Prestige/Folklore 14001, 1963). Now released by Bob on "The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964", 2010

BLESSED IS THE NAME (OF THE LORD FOREVER)

Covered by The Wayside (John and Michelle Thompson) on their 2010 Gyroscope Arts US album Spiritual Songs By The Wayside

Bob performed this song live in concert 43 times in late 1979 and in early 1980, see the "Live & Unreleased" page. Now released by Bob on "The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 - Trouble No More 1979-1981" (2CD and 8CD+DVD editions), Oct/Nov 2017

BOB DYLAN’S NEW ORLEANS RAG

Available officially first only as a cover translated into Norwegian by ge Aleksandersen, on his 1997 album "Fredls: Dylan P Norsk", under the title GE ALEKSANDERSENS ISTEDGADE-RAG. Now also covered by Italian rocker Michel Montecrossa on his "Bob Dylan Fest 2001" 6CD boxed set (Mira Sound Germany, 2001). Now released by Bob on "The 50th Anniversary Collection 1963", 2013

MM4thTimeAround.jpg (26189 bytes) CALIFORNIA

Early version of OUTLAW BLUES, covered by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his album "4th Time Around" (Mira Sound Germany, 2001). Michel Montecrossa specialises in finding obscure Dylan songs to cover (or making up his own), as can be seen from the other entries on this page!

CALIFORNIA was officially released in Nov 2009 on the CBS US TV series soundtrack album "NCIS: The Official TV Series Soundtrack Vol. 2"

CITY OF GOLD

Performed by the Dixie Hummingbirds on their album "Diamond Jubilation" (Treasure Records, 2003) and also collected on the "Masked And Anonymous" soundtrack album (Columbia, 2003)

Bob's performed this live, see the "Live & Unreleased" page. Now released by Bob on "The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 - Trouble No More 1979-1981" (8CD+DVD edition), Oct/Nov 2017

COVER DOWN, BREAK THROUGH

Covered by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his "Something That Counts: Climate Change Acoustic Concert - Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2011" 2CD set (Mira Sound Germany, 2011). Now released by Bob on "The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 - Trouble No More 1979-1981" (8CD+DVD edition), Oct/Nov 2017

BobFestCD.jpg (25655 bytes) DENISE

Covered by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his "Bob Dylan Fest 2001" 6CD boxed set (Mira Sound Germany, 2001). Now officially released on the Columbia/Legacy Europe limited edition 9LP set "50th Anniversary Collection 1964", 2014

DON'T YA TELL HENRY

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for reminding me that the version on "The Basement Tapes" (Columbia, 1975) is performed by The Band alone with Levon Helm on vocals. A version including Bob was not officially released until The Band's 1972 live album "Rock Of Ages" was reissued in 2001 with 10 bonus tracks, including a previously unreleased performance of DON'T YA TELL HENRY with Bob on guitar and background vocals! An alternate take with Bob on vocals has now been released on CD4 of "The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - Bob Dylan And The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete", released Nov 2014

DUSTY OLD FAIRGROUNDS

Covered by Blue Ash on their "No More, No Less" album (Mercury, 1973). Now released by Bob on "The 50th Anniversary Collection 1963", 2013

FARE THEE WELL (early version of FAREWELL, see below)

Covered by Pete Seeger on his album "Little Boxes: Broadside Ballads Vol. 2" (Broadside BR302, 1963). Now released by Bob on "The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964", 2010

FAREWELL

Covered by Judy Collins on her "Judy Collins 3" album (Elektra EKL-243/EKS-7243, 1963). Now released by Bob on "The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964", 2010

GUESS I’M DOIN’ FINE

Covered by Hamilton Camp on his "Paths Of Victory" album (Elektra EKS 7278, 1964). Now released by Bob on "The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964", 2010

Ramones.jpg (39333 bytes) I NEED YOUR LOVE (Bobby Dee Waxman)

Thanks to Bobby Dee Waxman for contacting me in Mar 2003 to tell me that this song released by the Ramones on their album "Subterranean Jungle" (Sire/Warner 23800-2, 1983) is not a Dylan composition, but his! The confusion occurred because his song is copyrighted with Bob's company Special Rider Music. Bobby Dee was at the time a member of a group called the Boyfriends. I've now corrected the entry on the "I" page and removed it from the Covers list above.

LONG AGO, FAR AWAY

Covered by Odetta on her album "Odetta Sings Dylan" (RCA Victor, 1965). Now released by Bob on "The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964", 2010

LONG TIME GONE

Covered by Odetta on her album "Odetta Sings Dylan" (RCA Victor, 1965). Now released by Bob on "The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964", 2010

MISSISSIPPI

Out-take from 1997's "Time Out Of Mind", given by Bob to Sheryl Crow for her "The Globe Sessions" album (A&M, 1998). Now released by Bob himself on "Love And Theft", 2001, and in three 1997 versions on "The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs", 2008

NesmithPhoton.jpg (18159 bytes) RIO (Michael Nesmith, Bob Dylan)

1977 hit for the ex-Monkee from his Pacific Arts album "From A Radio Engine To The Photon Wing", originally reported as an uncredited collaboration with Bob, but now revealed to be a hoax!

SIGN ON THE CROSS

Basement Tapes song covered by Coulson, Dean, McGuinness and Flint on their "Lo And Behold - Words And Music By Bob Dylan" album (Sire Records, SAS 7405, 1972). Now released on CD4 of "The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - Bob Dylan And The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete", Nov 2014

STAND BY FAITH

1979 song covered by the Blind Boys Of Alabama on their Aug 2017 Amazon album "Almost Home" with a revised title of SEE BY FAITH. Now released by Bob on "The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 - Trouble No More 1979-1981" (8CD+DVD edition), Oct/Nov 2017

STEEL AND FEATHERS (DON'T EVER) (Bob Dylan/Nikki Jean)

Performed by Nikki Jean on her album "Pennies In A Jar" (S-Curve, USA, 2011), her version with revised lyrics of DON’T EVER TAKE YOURSELF AWAY, out-take from "Shot Of Love" sessions, 1981. Original version released by Bob on the CBS US TV series soundtrack album "Hawaii Five-O: Original Songs From The Television Series", 2011

TELL ME, MOMMA

First recorded by The Original Marauders on their album "Now Your Mouth Cries Wolf: A Tribute To Bob Dylan" (Pied Piper 7902, 1977) - information and scan from David Plentus. Released by Bob on "The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Live 1996, The 'Royal Albert Hall' Concert", 1998

THIEF ON THE CROSS

Although from 1981, not covered until 2012 by the German Dylan tribute band Song & Danceman Band on their 2012 Hofa Musik album "Pictures Of Dylan"

Bob's performed this live, see the "Live & Unreleased" page. Now released by Bob on "The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 - Trouble No More 1979-1981" (8CD+DVD edition), Oct/Nov 2017


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