Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

Written and first recorded by Bob Dylan (1967).
Hit version by Robert Palmer with UB40 (UK #6/CAN #58/IRE #6/AUS #4/NZ #1/SUI #5/NETH #4 1990).

From the wiki: “‘I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight’ was written by Bob Dylan in 1967, and first released on the alb um John Wesley Harding. He first performed the song in concert at the Isle of Wight Festival with The Band on August 31, 1969. Since then, Dylan has included it in more than 400 live performances.

“In 1990, Robert Palmer and UB40 released a cover version of the song. It was released as a single in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe. It appears on Robert Palmer’s albums Don’t Explain and on the 1995 best of The Very Best of. The song was successful, particularly in Australia, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and in New Zealand, where it topped its hit music chart in February 1991.”

Bob Dylan & The Band, “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” live performance (1969):

Robert Palmer & UB40, “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” (1990):

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