Various artists

Bob Dylan’s career in American popular music ended in 1984 with Infidels, according to this tribute by folk and blues musicians. The Times They Are A-Changin’ and Blonde on Blonde contribute six tunes; the rest come from other ‘60s albums, save Guy Davis’ fine reading of "Sweetheart Like You." Within its non-rock parameters, the collection gives life to such obscure Dylan nuggets as Norman Blake and Peter Ostroushko’s "Restless Farewell," Greg Brown’s seedy-bar version of "Pledging My Time" and Rosalie Sorrels’ "Tomorrow Is a Long Time." The only truly intriguing interpretations are Paperboys’ spirited Celtic-rock take on "All Along the Watchtower," the Roche sisters’ deadpan, hilarious version of "Clothes Line Saga" and a French-language "With God on Our Side" by Quebec’s Hart-Rouge. It’s probably not good enough for Dylan fanatics, but for those who always hated his voice, this will sound beautiful.