I’m not there

Got a copy of “I’m Not There,” the soundtrack from the edgy Dylan movie of the same name. What an amazing two-CD set. Covers of Dylan songs are often better than the originals (except to Dylan purists) but I have to say, I’m greatly impressed by just about every track.

Here’s a few:

Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. What a sly joke, to have one of Dylan’s early Greenwich Village rivals play

Mama, You’ve Been on My Mind, Jack Johnson.

Simple Twist of Fate, Jeff Tweedy.

Ballad of a Thin Man, the Million Dollar Bashers.