Kiwis Doin’ Dylan – A Long Time Comin’

And Here Come the Two Complete albums 

And it continued, but with a long wait for NZ musicians to do complete tribute albums. We now have two – both good ones.

kokomo for NZarticleKokomo 

The first New Zealand all-Dylan cover album was done by the Kokomo group from Tauranga. They now have a history of more than 25 years of performing and have produced about 15 albums in various guises. There are six NZ albums involving Kokomo which have Dylan covers including the first ever NZ all-Dylan album titled “In The Well” released in 2008, but well worth the wait. (photo by Colin Lunt)


Their Kokomo website is a treasure trove of information about the members and their music which is best described as ‘blues and beyond’. A pre-eminent NZ music critic has said about their performances “Wry, satirical, apocalyptic… rooted in acoustic traditions, though not bound by them” (Nick Bollinger – in the NZ Listener).

  1. kokomo in the wellOn a Night Like This
  2. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
  3. Things Have Changed
  4. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
  5. Dignity
  6. Absolutely Sweet Marie
  7. Highway 61 Revisited
  8. Tryin’ to Get to Heaven
  9. Down In the Flood
  10. Queen Jane Approximately
  11. Tangled Up In Blue
  12. Cat’s in the Well

"In The Well" - 12 track CD
2008 Jayrem BRPCD009

 

Starbugs

Sing along with the fabulous Starbugs to these timeless Bob Dylan classics. The influence of Bob Dylan on modern music can’t be overestimated and to help introduce your kids and grandkids to the Dylan magic, we have re-pitched this captivating selection of favourites to suit children’s voices. This outstanding album will encourage any child to join in.
 

kids sing bob dylanTop live musicians and young singers have captured the energy and spontaneity that was the spirit of the '60s & '70s. With popular Dylan songs appropriate to children’s lives, this collection is perfect for a family sing-along, the classroom, or a long car ride. Let Dylan inspire your kids as he inspired you!


Vocals: Jessie Hillel, Sarah Whitaker, Roisin Anderson, Ben Anderson, Rebecca Jenkins, Fiddle: Alison Eldredge, Pedal Steel: Jack Stoner, Sax: David Bowater, Guitars & Harmonica: David Antony Clark, Production: David Antony Clark, Radha Sahar
(words from the Universal Children's Audio website).

 

The Starbugs CD "Kids Sing Bob Dylan" Universal Children's Audio UCA94-2 2011

1. Mr Tambourine Man
2. Man Gave Names To All the Animals
3. Blowin' In the Wind
4. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
5. I Shall Be Released
6. The Mighty Quinn
7. Mozambique
8. The Times They Are a-Changin'
9. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
10. Girl From the North Country
11. Forever Young

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