Saturday, June 11, 2016

I'm Sure You'll All Agree

Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Bob Dylan Covers   

Hat tip to Walter Satterthwait.

8 comments:

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Hate Guns and Roses cover of Knockin on Heavens Door.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I guess #1 was a no-brainer.

I hate Guns & Roses, period.

Deb said...

Strangely absent: Peter, Paul, and Mary singing "Blowing in the Wind". Even more inexplicable: me singing "It's A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" in the shower.

August West said...

I vote for Ring Them Bells sung by Gordon Lightfoot
https://youtu.be/4gFxxDOnsK0

Richard Robinson said...

I agree with numbers 1 and 2. I admit to not having heard some of the others.

Dan_Luft said...

I really love Manfred Mann's "Mighty Quinn" and Johnny Winter's "Highway 61 Revisited."

Don Coffin said...

I'll admit to a great fondness for Richie Havens' cover of "Oxford Town" and Joan Baez's cover of "Love Is a Four-Letter Word." She also does a job on "Simple Twist of Fate."

The covers on this list are among the best, though. Even Dylan said once that Hendryx did "All Along the Watchtower" better than he did.

Generally, Dylan covers have been pretty damned good (I do not count William Shatner and "Mr. Tambourine Man). I'm also not all that big a fan of the Byrd's version or Mr. Tambourine man--they leave way too much of the song out.

Bill Crider said...

The Shatner shouldn't be counted. I like the Byrds' version of "Mr. Tambourine Man" even if it's shortened.