December 6: The 7th Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan recording session in 1962





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 Freewheelin’ in it’s released form is essentially a “best of” from one of the most creative years in Dylan’s life. The lag between sessions resulted in an album whose sound metamorphosed at least twice.
~Clinton Heylin (BD – The Recording Sessions)

Dylan nailed 3 master versions for “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” @ this important recording session.

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A little background info:

Dylan held another session at Studio A on December 6. Five songs, all original compositions, were recorded, three of which were eventually included on The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan: “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall”, “Oxford Town”, and “I Shall Be Free”. Dylan also made another attempt at “Whatcha Gonna Do” and recorded a new song, “Hero Blues”, but both songs were ultimately rejected and left unreleased.
Wikipedia

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Studio A
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
6 December 1962

Produced by John Hammond
Engineers: Tonkel and Dauria




  1. Hero Blues
    Released on: The 50th Anniversary Collection, 28 December 2012.
  2. Whatcha Gonna Do
    Released on: The 50th Anniversary Collection, 28 December 2012.
  3. Oxford Town
    Released on: The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, 27 May 1963
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  4. I Shall Be Free
  5. I Shall Be Free
    Released on: The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, 27 May 1963
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  6. I Shall Be Free
    Released on: The 50th Anniversary Collection, 28 December 2012.
  7. I Shall Be Free
  8. I Shall Be Free
    Released on: The 50th Anniversary Collection, 28 December 2012.
  9. Hero Blues
    Released on: The 50th Anniversary Collection, 28 December 2012.
  10. Hero Blues
  11. Hero Blues
    Released on: The 50th Anniversary Collection, 28 December 2012.
  12. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
    Released on: The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, 27 May 1963
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Bob Dylan (guitar, harmonica & vocal)

Notes.

  • 4, 7, 10 are false starts.
  • 6 is interrupted.
  • Recorded 5-6 pm.

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2 thoughts on “December 6: The 7th Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan recording session in 1962”

  1. Bob’s music is impeccable and a voice the same. He definitely has shown his affiinity for lyrics ; all in all a good example of what is in his future . I loved all these early versions but can’t understand why he left Hero Blues
    unrecorded ; knowing Bob’s perfection for lyrics one can see he wasn’t happy with just a repeatitive verse of Whatcha Gonna Do . I am sure he had more up his sleeve for lyrics but maybe not quite happy with it . Definitely Freewheeling , which is a mark of Bob’s personality ; he has always been true to himself ( Freewheeling) . Nobody’s puppet , like it or leave it !!

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