Eric Clapton covering Bob Dylan – Happy Birthday Eric Clapton




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….Paul Simon writes great songs. George Harrison great songs, a lot of people, Eric Clapton produces wonderful music.
~Bob Dylan (Press Conference, July 1981)

 We celebrate Eric Clapton’s 72th Birthday with a collection of Bob Dylan covers, both live & studio versions.

Check out:

Sign Language – from “Crossroads” album:


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Norah Jones covers Bob Dylan – Happy Birthday Norah Jones





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Happy birthday Norah Jones!

Wikipedia:

Born Geetali Norah Jones Shankar; March 30, 1979

 Norah Jones is the daughter of Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar and Sue Jones. She is also Anoushka Shankar’s half-sister.

In 2002, she launched her solo music career with the release of the commercially successful and critically acclaimed album Come Away with Me, a fusion of jazz, pop, and country music, which was certified diamond album, selling over 26 million copies. The record earned Jones five Grammy Awards, including theAlbum of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. Her subsequent studio albums, Feels Like Home, released in 2004, Not Too Late, released in 2007, the same year she made her film debut in My Blueberry Nights, and her 2009 release The Fall all gained Platinum status, selling over a million copies and were generally well received by critics. Jones’ fifth studio album, Little Broken Hearts, was released on April 27, 2012.

Jones has won nine Grammy Awards and was 60th on Billboard magazine’s artists of the 2000–2009 decade chart. Throughout her career, Jones has won numerous awards and has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. Billboard named her the top jazz artist of the 2000–2009 decade.

We really like Norah Jones, we especially like it when she does Country music and of course when she sing the songs of our hero Bob Dylan. We have trawled the web to find some of her great cover versions.

Lets start with a duet, here she sings I Shall Be Released with the man himself, Bob Dylan:

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March 30: Bob Dylan If You See Her, Say Hello Brixton Academy, London 1995

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If you see her, say hello
She might be in Tangier
She left here last early spring
Is living there I hear

Brixton Academy
London, England
30 March 1995

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Winston Watson (drums & percussion)

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March 30: Bob Dylan live at Brixton 1995 – Classic concert




BOB DYLAN THE ACADEMY BRIXTON LONDON ENGLAND MARCH 30, 1995 Masters Series 157

“No time to post anything detailed, but never have I been to a Bob Dylan concert where there was more unanimity about the quality of the performance among those who attend a serious number of Dylan concerts in an average year. Even the most cynical who can always find fault were mesmerized, some astounded. You cannot ask for more than Bob Dylan put into that Thursday performance in Brixton.”
– Craig (via ExpectingRain)

Highlights:
Every Grain of Sand, Love Minus Zero/No Limit and the duet with Elvis Costello on I Shall be released.

Personell:

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Winston Watson (drums & percussion)

Setlist:
Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood)
If You See Her, Say Hello
All Along The Watchtower
Jokerman
Every Grain Of Sand
Positively 4th Street
Mr. Tambourine Man
Masters Of War
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Bob Dylan concert videos/audios from 1990 – 1995 @ alldylan.com

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Photo: Keith Baugh

“You hear sometimes about the glamour of the road, but you get over that real fast. There are a lot of times that it’s no different from going to work in the morning. Still, you’re either a player or you’re not a player. It didn’t really occur to me until we did those shows with the Grateful Dead [in 1987].
~Bob Dylan (to Robert Hilburn, Feb 1992)

As you get older, you get smarter and that can hinder you because you try to gain control over the creative impulse. Creativity is not like a freight train going down the tracks. It’s something that has to be caressed and treated with a great deal of respect. If your mind is intellectually in the way, it will stop you. You’ve got to program your brain not to think too much.
~Bob Dylan (Edna Gundersen Interview – May 1995)

Ok, here are some of our videos (& some audios) from the archives.

GREAT stuff!

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