Bob Dylan Tribute

(aired 5/20/11)

Bob Dylan

“A song is anything that can walk by itself.” ~Bob Dylan

In four days legendary Bob Dylan will be celebrating his 70th birthday. For the last five decades he has written and performed a range of memorable songs that are now a significant part of cultural heritage. They can indeed walk by themselves. Artists of all genres have created their own versions of Dylan’s songs, and today Maya’s Mix is featuring these covers in tribute.

Thank you to Mark Mezadourian for inspiring this theme, since he was the one who shared the news of Dylan’s big b-day with me!

  1. clip: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
  2. Paths of Victory – Cat Power
  3. Blowin’ In the Wind – Stevie Wonder
  4. I Threw It All Away – Elvis Costello
  5. Highway ’61 Revisited – PJ Harvey
  6. clip: Simple Twist of Fate – Jeff Tweedy
  7. Girl from the North Country – Joni Mitchell and Johnny Cash
  8. Girl from the North Country – Rosanne Cash
  9. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – Them!
  10. The Ballad of Hollis Brown – Nina Simone
  11. clip: Oh Sister – Andrew Bird
  12. Like a Rolling Stone – The Rolling Stones
  13. As I Went Out One Morning – Dirty Projectors
  14. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – Norah Jones
  15. Watching the River Flow – Joe Cocker
  16. clip: Buckets of Rain – Wendy Bucklew
  17. The Man in Me – Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs
  18. I Shall Be Released – Chrissie Hynde
  19. If Not For You – George Harrison
  20. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go – Madeleine Peyroux
  21. clip: Hurricane – Ani Difranco
  22. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Antony & The Johnsons
  23. Mississippi – Dixie Chicks
  24. Mama You’ve Been On My Mind – Jack Johnson
  25. Tangled Up in Blue – Indigo Girls
  26. clip: The Times They Are A Changin’ – Eddie Vedder
  27. Times They Are a Changin’ – Tracy Chapman
  28. Ring Them Bells – Sufjan Stevens
  29. What Was It You Wanted – Willie Nelson
  30. It Ain’t Me, Babe – Johnny Cash & June Carter
  31. clip: Every Grain of Sand – Emmylou Harris
  32. All Along The Watchtower – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Originally aired on KSKQ on May 20, 2011. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)

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