ORIGINAL VERSIONS OF THE SONGS DYLAN COVERED
Although young Bobby Zimmerman famously inscribed a friend’s high school yearbook with the words “to join Little Richard” when referring to his future plans, there is far more to Bob Dylan’s formative years than rock ’n’ roll.
Dylan’s admiration for country music started at a young age and two early handwritten pieces that have surfaced, ‘The Drunkard’s Son’ and ‘Little Buddy’, both transcribed by Dylan by the age of sixteen, confirm this. These two Hank Snow songs may have been in the large collection of 78s owned by Matt Helstrom, the father of Dylan’s 11th-grade sweetheart Echo. Bob spent many hours at the Helstrom’s home listening to Matt’s collection – a selection teeming with Hank Snow, Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers and Bill Monroe. This music was to leave an impression on Bob’s psyche that would return to the fore at various points throughout his long career. The tracks included in this collection are presented roughly chronologically as Dylan performed them from 1960 to 2002.
1 Blue Yodel No. 8 - Jimmie Rodgers 2 Columbus Stockade Blues - Tom Darby and Jimmie Tarlton 3 Southern Cannonball - Hank Snow 4 Will The Circle Be Unbroken? - Roy Acuff 5 (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle - Hank Williams 6 Blues Stay Away From Me - The Delmore Brothers 7 I forgot more than you’ll Ever Know - Davis Sisters 8 Weary Blues from Waitin’ - Hank Williams 9 I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams 10 Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash 11 Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw - Hank Williams 12 Cool Water - Sons of the Pioneers 13 You Win Again - Hank Williams 14 I Forgot To Remember To Forget - Elvis Presley 15 A Fool Such As I - Hank Snow 16 Five Feet High and Rising - Johnny Cash 17 Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas) - Bob Downen 18 Blue Yodel No. 5 - Jimmie Rodgers 19 I Still Miss Someone - Johnny Cash 20 I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash 21 Oh Lonesome Me - Don Gibson 22 Little Moses - The Carter Family
1 Dark as a Dungeon - Merle Travis 2 I’m Movin’ On - Hank Snow 3 Making Believe - Jimmy Work 4 I’m Glad I Got to See You Once Again - Hank Snow 5 El Paso - Marty Robbins 6 A House of Gold - Hank Williams 7 More and More - Webb Pierce 8 You Don’t Know Me - Eddy Arnold 9 Hey Good Lookin’ - Hank Williams 10 Little Maggie - The Stanley Brothers 11 Hello Stranger - The Carter Family 12 My Blue-Eyed Jane - Jimmie Rodgers 13 The Lonesome River - The Stanley Brothers 14 White Dove - The Stanley Brothers 15 Honky Tonk Blues - Hank Williams 16 Blue Moon of Kentucky - Bill Monroe 17 You’re Too Late - Lefty Frizzell 18 Train of Love - Johnny Cash 19 Can’t Get You Off My Mind - Hank Williams 20 Voice From On High - Bill Monroe ORIGINAL VERSIONS OF THE SONGS DYLAN COVERED