Dylan Covers 4:Every Song 1979-89 by US Artists by Moondance

This chart is the 5th in the series dedicated to all those USA artists who are either lesser known or completely unknown but have included a Dylan cover song on an album.
This particular chart covers the period May 1979 until September 1989, including unreleased songs or outtake songs which were later released on the Bootleg Series of albums.
Once I have listed between 1- 3 cover versions of a particular song by lesser known/unknown USA artists, I will move onto the next song in Dylan's chronology for which a cover version(s) are available.
Albums recorded &/or released during this period are:

Slow Train Coming (1979)
(Note 1: Track 2 - Precious Angel - has not been covered by a US artist)
(Note 2: Two outtakes 'Trouble In Mind' (released as a b-side single) & 'Ye Shall be Changed' have not been covered by any artists)

Saved (1980)
(Note 3: Track 7 - In The Garden - remains 'uncovered')
(Note 4: Track 8 - Saving Grace - has only been performed by 2 US artists - Aaron Neville (but only on the 'Gotta Serve Somebody - Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan' compilation tribute album) & Chastity Brown (but only on the 'Bob Dylan In The 80's Vol1' compilation album. Both compilation albums appear elsewhere in this chart.
(Note 5: Track 9 - Are You Ready - has only been covered by one US artist (Fairfield Four), but only on the 'Gotta Serve Somebody - Gospel Songs Of Bob Dylan' compilation tribute album - which also features several tracks from the 'Slow Train Coming' album entered earlier in the chart).

Shot Of Love (1981)
(Note 6: Track 3 - Property Of Jesus - has only been covered by one US artist (Neal Casal), but only on the 'Bob Dylan In The 80's: Volume One' compilation tribute album - which features elsewhere in this chart).
(Note 7: 'You Changed My Life' - a studio outtakes from the Shot Of Love recording sessions has only been covered once (by US folk duo Ivan & Alyosha) but only on the 'Bob Dylan In The 80's: Volume One' compilation tribute album - which features elsewhere in this chart).

Infidels (1983)
(Note 8: Canadian Band 'Daniel Romano's Outfit' has released an entire cover album of 'Infidels'.)
(Note 9: Track 3 - Neighborhood Bully - has only been performed 2 artists, neither from the US)
(Note 10: Track 6 - Union Sundown - only Daniel Romano's Outfit has covered this song)

Empire Burlesque (1985)
(Note 11: Track 5 - Never Gonna Be The Same Again - has only been covered by 3 artist, but none from the US)
(Note 12: Track 8 - When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky - has only been covered by one US artist (Lucius), but only on the 'Bob Dylan In The 80's: Volume One' compilation tribute album - which features elsewhere in this chart).
(Note 13: Track 9 - Something's Burning Baby - has only been covered by 1 artist, Canadian Scott B. Sympathy).

Knocked Out Loaded (1986)
(Note 14: This 8 track album only features 5 original Dylan songs, of which 2 songs: Track 3 - Drifting Too Far From Shore & Track 5 - Maybe Someday have not been covered by any artists.)

Down In The Groove (1988)
(Note 15: This 10 track album only features 4 original Dylan songs. Track 4 - Death Is Not The End, while covered by 12 artists, has only been covered by 1 US artist {Carl Broemel - off the Dylan In The 80's compilation album featured elsewhere in this chart; Track 5 - Had A Dream About Your Baby & Track 6 - Ugliest Girl In The World {co-written with Robert Hunter} have not been covered by any artists anywhere!)

Traveling Wiburys Volume One (1988)
Bob's collaboration with George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne & Roy Orbison.
(Note 16: all 10 songs on the album are credited to all 5 members, although apart from the 3 songs entered in this chart (Handle With Care; Rattled; & Not Alone Anymore) the remainder have few covers and none by US artists.

Oh Mercy (1989)
(Note 17: Track 8 - Disease Of Conceit - has only been covered by one artist - an instrumental version by Jamie Saft Trio - on an album which has been featured earlier in this chart)

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Track 6 - Gotta Serve Somebody
Dylan recorded this song on 4 May 1979 and it was released as a single on 15 August 1979 and as the opening track 1 on the August 1979 'Slow Train Coming' album.
This song has been covered by 60 artists, placing it in the top 30 most covered Dylan songs. Shirley's cover was the first to be released.
[First added to this chart: 06/10/2024]
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1980
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Track 1 - Gotta Serve Somebody [First added to this chart: 06/10/2024]
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2001
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Track 6 - Gotta Serve Somebody [First added to this chart: 06/10/2024]
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2011
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Track 7 - I Believe In You
Dylan recorded this song on 3 May 1979 and it was released as track 3 on the August 1979 'Slow Train Coming' album.
This song has been covered by 19 artists, with Phoebe Snow's 1981 cover being the first to be released..
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1992
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Track 6 - I Believe In You [First added to this chart: 06/10/2024]
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Track 2 - Slow Train (performed by Devin Greenwood)
Dylan recorded this song on 3 May 1979 and it was released as track 4 on the August 1979 'Slow Train Coming' album.
This song has only been covered by 9 artists, with Devin's cover being the first to be released, some 22 years after Dylan's original.
[First added to this chart: 06/11/2024]
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2001
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Track 11 - Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking (performed by Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples: lyrics vary from original)
Dylan recorded this song on 2 May 1979 and it was released as track 5 on the August 1979 'Slow Train Coming' album. This is the only known cover of the song.

Track 2 - When You Gonna Wake Up (performed by Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's)
Dylan recorded this song on 2 May 1979 and it was released as track 7 on the August 1979 'Slow Train Coming' album.
This is the only known cover of the song..
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Year of Release:
2003
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Track 8 - Do Right To Me Baby
Dylan recorded this song on 3 May 1979 and it was released as track 6 on the August 1979 'Slow Train Coming' album.
This song has only been covered by 3 artists, with Tim & Mollie's cover being the first to be released, some 13 years after Dylan's original.
[First added to this chart: 06/11/2024]
Year of Release:
1992
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Track 1 - Man Gave Names To All The Animals
Dylan recorded this song on 4 May 1979 and it was released as track 8 on the August 1979 'Slow Train Coming' album.
This song has been covered by 28 artists, with Julie's cover being the first to be released.
[First added to this chart: 06/11/2024]
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1980
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Track 1 - Man Gave Names To All The Animals [First added to this chart: 06/11/2024]
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2006
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1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 0 0%
1980s 9 9%
1990s 20 21%
2000s 37 39%
2010s 21 22%
2020s 9 9%
Country Albums %


United States 82 85%
Mixed Nationality 14 15%
Compilation? Albums %
No 82 85%
Yes 14 15%
Live? Albums %
No 91 95%
Yes 5 5%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 93 97%
Yes 3 3%

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