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Bob Dylan, interpreter: Seven of the artist's greatest covers

Bob Dylan, interpreter: Seven of the artist's greatest covers

Bob Dylan has devoted the vast majority of his 55-year recording career to songs of his own, but occasionally he has displayed his ability as a vocal stylist, interpreting folk, country, blues, gospel and pop songs that most inspired him.

Here are seven worth seeking:

1. "See That My Grave is Kept Clean/One Kind Favor" (Blind Lemon Jefferson): Out of the gate in 1962 with his debut album “Bob Dylan,” the acclaimed young folk hero and Woody Guthrie acolyte demonstrated he could be as adept singing other writers’ songs as his own. Here he injects palpable terror into Jefferson’s haunting ode to awareness of an inevitable...

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