Friday, April 25, 2008

Hank Cover Friday: That Lonesome Whistle

Here are a couple of covers of one of my favorite Hank songs, (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle Blow. This song was co-written by Hank Williams and Jimmie Davis.

The Cash cover is the gold standard. Dylan's cover version comes from a radio interview he did in 1962 before his first album was released.

Johnny Cash – I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow (buy album).

Bob Dylan - Lonesome Whistle Blues (Note: The first few seconds are a poor recording, but the sound gets a lot better shortly after Bob starts singing.)

You can get the whole Dylan radio interview at the blog False 45th. It is very interesting and well worth checking out.

Also, I just found a great website for Hank covers: Hank Williams, Sr. - The Cover List. (Warning: Annoying background music.)

Here's a special sound effect for today's post: Steam Whistle


Drew said...

That Bob Dylan Recording sounds great. I'm a huge Bob Dylan fan but I have never heard this recording. Do you know if it is on any Compilation album? Thanks Your Site looks great by the way

Paul said...


This is an in-studio radio recording from 1962. It may be on some kind of collection, but I'm not aware of it. You can download the whole thing over at the blog False 45th.


Anonymous said...

Beck also has a good version.