I love garage covers of Dylan songs, I'm a sucker for them. The more ramshackled the better.
I don't know anything about this one. It's on a Pittsburgh label and I believe Bomar may be better known for soul/RnB 45's (?). Cool flip side as well. I assume Phillip & Lee were the singers, anyone know who the backup are?
Duron Davis played with the band in the 60s and has kindly shared a bit more information:
I don't remember Phillip's last name but I knew Lee Ayers very well. He lived in Harrison City, PA. He and I attended the ultra-religious Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. I had a clandestine folk group there that included film maker Philip Courter, Don Nixon and myself. Lee would always show up at our practices. Some months after I got kicked out of there (and maybe Lee did too) Lee invited me up to Pittsburg to play in their group. At the time they were a folk group but were morphing into a more Beatles style of music. The new group name was Phillip, Lee and the Parliaments.
The Bomar record was produced by Jimmy Interval, a well known Pittsburg night club singer. He had signed Phillip & Lee to a recording contract and this was their first release. When I arrived they were just getting their first copies. I played with them four to five months. We did a Jerry Lewis Telethon but else happened that moved us forward.