Audio: ‘House of the Rising Sun’ by Bob Dylan, The White Stripes, Joan Baez, Texas Alexander, The Beatles, Thin Lizzy, The Supremes & More

On November 20, 1961, Bob Dylan recorded “House of the Rising Sun” at Columbia Studio A in New York.

The recording appeared on his debut album, Bob Dylan.

Below are two versions by Dylan, plus versions of the old blues song by Nina Simone, Frijid Pink, Texas Alexander (possibly the earliest recorded version), The Supremes, Thin Lizzy, The Animals, Dave Van Ronk and others.


Bob Dylan:

House Of The Rising Sun by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

The Animals:

Joan Baez:

The Supremes:

House Of The Rising Sun by The Supremes on Grooveshark

The White Stripes:

House Of The Rising Sun (Bob Dylan) – 2005-09-09 by The White Stripes on Grooveshark

Nina Simone:

Josh White:

Roy Acuff:

Texas Alexander:

Dave Van Ronk:

Thin Lizzy:

The Beatles:

Libby Holman:

Frijid Pink:

Sinead O’Connor

Bob Dylan:

House of the Rising Sun by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

[In August of this year I’ll be publishing my rock ‘n’ roll/ coming-of-age novel, “True Love Scars,” which features a narrator who is obsessed with Bob Dylan. To read the first chapter, head here.]

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