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Albums that have been referenced elsewhere, but their existence or status is unknown

Keith GillinghamTribute To Bob Dylan
Based on a reference in the book  "Touched By The Hand Of Bob" by Dave Henderson.  No other information is known.
Order the book from:  amazon.co.uk  or  amazon.de

Alan Lorber Orchesta
The Changing Times of Bob Dylan
(MGM SE-4647)
Also known as:
Lesley MillerThe Changing Times of Bob Dylan
Often erroneously credited to Lorber's wife Lesley Miller,  because of the notation on the single You Ain't Goin' Nowhere / Teach Me To Love You   (MGM K-14074),  which was credited to vocalist Miller
Alan Lorber, His Wife & His OrchestraThe Bob Dylan Songbook
Referenced in the MGM discography (Part 10) at
Both Sides Now Album Discographies site,  also numbered MGM SE-4647.
This is actually an early working title for the same album
The actual Dylan content of this album is still unknown, so it will remain here in the Mysteries section until that question is answered.

Thanks to Jason Speirs for the following information:

The Lesley Miller single: Top: A-side; Bottom: Detail of B-Side
“MGM did in fact release an album entitled "The Changing Times of Bob Dylan" by The Alan Lorber Orchestra (MGM SE-4647).   I cannot confirm if the album contained only Dylan material, however I can confirm that BSN's listing "Alan Lorber, His Wife & His Orchestra" is actually a early working title of the same release.   A "Special Disc Jockey" single was released to promote the album with Lorber's wife, Lesley Miller on vocals, however no other singles for this album were released.  Lesley Miller later divorced Alan Lorber and began a successful career as a back up singer performing on several Steely Dan records.  Lorber has recently re-released much of the "Boston Sound" material he had produced,  but not this single.”

The band Orpheus,  part of the "Boston Sound," had recorded a demo of the song, with a completely different arrangement,  that was reissued on a now unavailable fans-only CD called "Orpheus: From The Archives."

Alan Lorber was also the producer and arranger of  the 1966 albums:
Metropolitan Pops Orchestra Plays Instrumental Versions Of Peter, Paul & Mary Favorites  (Metro M/MS-596)
Metropolitan Pops Orchestra Plays Instrumental Versions Of Bob Dylan Favorites  (Metro M/MS-597)

Singin' Mike SingerSings The Songs of Bob Dylan
Based on:
1) A reference in the Dylan publication "The Bridge" that reported Singer was distributing CD copies of his 60's LPs. The e-mail address given is no longer valid.
2) A newsgroup posting dated 3/28/98,  posted by Mike Singer,  offered CD copies of his albums ("Sings The Songs of Bob Dylan", "Sings Good Ol' Folk Songs" and "Sings New Folk Song Classics") to folk music DJs.  The track list below is from that posting.  The same invalid contact address was given.
No one I have talked with has ever heard of the Dylan album...   so it will be a "mystery" until further info arises.
Sings The Songs of Bob Dylan:
Don't Think Twice • Masters Of War • Bob Dylan's Dream •Song For Woody • It's All Right Ma • Mr. Tambourine Man • She Belongs To Me • Baby Blue • Like A Rolling Stone • Desolation Row
Sings New Folk Song Classics:
Blowin' In The Wind

various artistsUnder The Covers, Vol. 1: Bob Dylan
Based on a reference on the bootlegs page of the  Nick Cave Collector's Hell website.  Contains an unspecified track by Nick Cave.

Known false titles, non-existing albums, and misleading items

Hugues Aufray.Gold Music Story
CD: Barclay/Universal 537 757-2  (France)

FALSE TITLE: The latest reissue of   Aufray Chante Dylan  is being offered by some sellers under the title "Gold Music Story," the false title apparently coming from the sticker on the CD wrapper that reads "Universal Gold Music Story - Version Originale - Prix Mini"

CD (France)

Blues PowerHomage To Bob Dylan
CD: House Of Blues 51416 1458 2  (Spain)

FALSE TITLE/FALSE ARTIST: This import CD is widely listed under this title on-line, shown as by Blues Power, but it is exactly the same as the HOB Tangled Up In Blues CD.  The Spanish version has a "Made In Spain" and Distrimusic, S.A. UPC sticker on the back wrapper.  When you unwrap the CD, the stickers are gone, and eveything else is exactly the same as the common US CD,  including the US addresses.

CD (Spain)

Brothers and SistersWhen Gospel Sings Bob Dylan
various artistsWhen Gospel Sings Bob Dylan
CD: Sequel NEMCD 404  (UK)
CD: Essential  (UK)

FALSE TITLE: This UK CD is widely listed under this false title, shown as by The Brothers and Sisters or by various artists, but it is in fact the 2000 reissue of  Dylan's Gospel on Sequel Records.  It has also been listed as being issued on the Essential label.


Alec Guinness & Original Broadway CastDylan
LPx3: Columbia DOL 301  (US, 1963)

So maybe no one would mistake this 3-LP box-set of a Broadway play recording for a DYLAN COVER ALBUM,  but it does mention "Dylan" in the title!  1963 play about Dylan THOMAS starred Alec Guinness.

LPx3 (US)

various artists"Dragon 32"
LP: Dragon DG-5032  (China)

This Chinese album is sometimes advertised as a "Dylan tribute,"  but other than the Dylan photo on the front and an ad for "Street Legal" on the back, this album has no Dylan content at all!  No Dylan...  no Dylan covers.  The actual contents of the album is a weird mix of 70's rock, country, and disco...  Rolling Stones, Crystal Gayle, Donna Summer and others.

LP (China)

Why and what’s the reason for...
from Who Killed Davey Moore? by Bob Dylan; Copyright © 1964; renewed 1992 Special Rider Music

REJECTS:  The reason why some often suggested albums are not included

Not  THE  Forever Young
Occasionally I get e-mails about items titled  Forever Young  that are not the Dylan song, so I have put together a list of some of the non-Dylan Forever Youngs.   CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST AND SOME SCANS
Also see  HERE  for more non-Dylan songs

AndyboyIf Bob Dylan Had Balls, He'd Be Me!
This album has no Dylan content other than the title and the Times They Are A-Changin' style cover art

Judy CollinsRecollectionsRule VI-b
Not enough covers to qualify for the near-misses section, however this album is shown in the Feature Archive pages

Carmaig DeForest.I Shall Be Released
Album title only, the Dylan song does not appear on the album.  Carmaig does cover Million Dollar Bash  on his "DeathGrooveLoveParty" CD  on Knitting Factory Works records

Edwin Hawkins SingersPeace Is Blowin' In The Wind
Expanded titles are not allowed.

JanglersThe Janglers Play Dylan  Rule I-e
Released as a promotional cassette only.

Rich LernerTrails And Bridges  Rule II-a
CD:  Rockduster  #103095-A  (US, 1995)
Dedicated to Bob and featuring covers of traditional songs that Bob himself has covered,  but there is only one Dylan composition included, Long Time Gone
See Rich Lerner's Dylan Cover Albums:  Cover Down  and Napoleon In Rags
Roving Blade Trail Of The Buffalo
Wagoner's Lad Wild Mountain Thyme
Pastures Of Plenty Mary Of The Wild Moore
Water Is Wide Eileen Aroon
Girl Of The Greenbriar Shore Lakes Of Pontchartrain
Deportee Moonshiner
Lady Of Carlisle Long Time Gone
Railroad Boy Female Ramblin Sailor
Little Moses Talkin' Solo Acoustic Coffee House Massacre Blues

Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersJammin' Me
7" P/S: MCA  258 331-7  (Germany, 1987)
7" P/S: MCA 53065  (US, same art)

Jammin' Me is not listed as a Dylan co-composition in either qualifying source.
See Title Tracks Rules

7inch P/S (Germany)

various artistsAnthology Of The Dylan's White Roots: Freight Train Blues
CD:  GoodDays  GSRS-2110  (Japan, 2003)
The original versions of traditional songs Dylan has recorded,  performed  or  been influenced by
I Ain't Got No Home -- Woody Guthrie Stackalee -- Frank Hutchison
Down On Penny's Farm (Hard Times In New York) -- Bently Boys Roving Gambler -- Cisco Houston
900 Miles  (I Was Young When I Left Home) -- Cisco Houston Dark As A Dungeon -- Merle Travis
Man Of Constant Sorrow -- Stanley Brothers This World Can't Stand Long -- Johnny & Jack
House Of The Rising Sun -- Woody Guthrie Muleskinner Blues -- Jimmie Rodgers
Freight Train Blues -- Roy Acuff Blues Stay Away From Me -- Delmore Brothers
1913 Massacre  (Song To Woody) -- Woody Guthrie Worried Blues -- Frank Hutchison
Pretty Polly (The Ballad of Hollis Brown) -- Dock Boggs Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Bill Monroe & Blue Grass Boys
Lonesome Whistle -- Hank Williams My Blue Eyed Jane -- Jimmie Rodgers
Lost Highway -- Hank Williams Lonesome River -- Stanley Brothers
Little Maggie -- Stanley Brothers Wait For The Light To Shine -- Roy Acuff

various artistsThe Early Blues Roots of Bob Dylan
CD:  Catfish  KATCD168 (UK, 2000)
The original versions of blues songs Dylan has recorded and performed, both on his early albums and later on his "Good As I Been To You"  and  "World Gone Wrong"  albums.
Broken Hearted, Ragged & Dirty Too -- Sleepy John Estes Fixin' To Die -- Bukka White
I've Got Blood In My Eyes For You -- Mississippi Sheiks See That My Grave Is Kept Clean -- Blind Lemon Jefferson
Broke Down Engine -- Blind Willie McTell Railroad Bill -- Will Bennett
Stack O'Lee Blues -- Mississippi John Hurt Motherless Children -- Blind Willie Johnson
Will The Circle Be Unbroken? -- Reverend J.C. Burnett Grasshoppers In My Pillow -- Leadbelly
Frankie  (And Albert) -- Mississippi John Hurt Po' Lazarus -- Booker T. Sapps
Sittin' On Top Of The World -- Mississippi Sheiks Matchbox Blues -- Blind Lemon Jefferson
Step It Up And Go -- Blind Boy Fuller Candyman Blues -- Mississippi John Hurt
Corrina Corrina -- Bo Carter Po' Boy -- Bukka White
Honey Won't You Allow Me One More Chance -- Henry Thomas Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed -- Blind Willie Johnson

Pocket Songs/KaraokeBob Dylan & Van Morrison Hits  Rule IV-d
No Karaoke or instructional titles are included,  except HERE