Audio: Ollabelle’s Beautiful Cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘You’re A Big GIrl Now’ + Live Dylan Versions

Photo via Ollabelle’s Facebook page.

This is a terrific cover of Bob Dylan’s Blood On the Tracks song, “You’re A Big Girl Now” by the New York folk group, Ollabelle.

It was performed in 2004 at The Blood On The Tracks Project concert in York City’s Merkin Concert Hall and broadcast live on WFUV.

Some info about the concert from the concert producer’s website:

The Blood On The Tracks Project

In 2004 David Spelman was hired to curate and produce The Blood On The Tracks Project, a concert celebrating the 30th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s landmark album Blood On The Tracks. The sold-out event took place at New York City’s Merkin Concert Hall and was broadcast live on WFUV and later as a two-hour radio special, syndicated to over fifty NPR affiliates.

A distinctive roster of singer-songwriters, bands and instrumentalists performed their own arrangements of the album’s ten songs, as well as instrumental interludes. Featured artists included Joan Osborne, Citizen Cope, Jesse Harris, Vernon Reid, Chocolate Genius, Toshi Reagon, Alex de Grassi, Ollabelle, Jeffrey Gaines, Brandon Ross, Richard Barone, Tony Visconti, Joel Harrison, and Buddy Cage.

Located in the vibrant Lincoln Square business district just north of Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall is well known for its unparalleled acoustics and has been hailed as an ideal venue for chamber music since its opening in 1978. Merkin Hall was twice awarded first prize for Adventurous Programming by ASCAP/Chamber Music America.

And here’s a version by Bob Dylan from his Rolling Thunder Review show in San Antonio, Texas, May 11, 1976:

You're A Big Girl Now by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Birmingham October 5, 2002:

Denver, Colorado, July 15, 1988:

You're A Big Girl Now by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

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