QUINN THE ESKIMO

Latest update on 17/09/2017

Artist: Bob Dylan
Author: Bob Dylan
Label: CBS
Year: 1967

One of 161 Basement Tapes. There are two versions of Quinn: one (with Garth Hudson as a one-man parade band), then there's the (longer) version that was released officially on the Biograph box set. The live version that came out on Self Portrait as The Mighty Quinn was recorded during his Isle Of Wight concert.

Covers:

1968:

Ian & Sylvia

1968:

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

1968:

Ramsey Lewis

1968:

Ventures

1968:

Julie London

1968:

1968:

Manfred Mann [n°1 UK & B, top 10 US as The Mighty Quinn; first heard it on Dylan's White Album (mother of all bootlegs) under the counter at Feldmans Music on Charing Cross Road]

1968:

1910 Fruitgum Co.

1969:

Hollies

1969:

Lulu

1969:

Julie London

1972:

Leon Russell

1978:

Manfred Mann's Earth Band

1989:

Denzel Washington [as police officer Xavier Quinn in film The Mighty Quinn; Denzel's obviously a Dylan-fan: he's also Hurricane Carter in The Hurricane]

2010:

Phish

2011:

Kris Kristofferson [on 50 Years Amnesty International tribute Chimes Of Freedom]

2017:

Joan Osborne

Inspired by the Eskimo in the Nicholas Ray film The Savage Innocent (1960), symbol of pure freedom on American soil.

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