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July 9: Bob Dylan recorded “Blowin’ In The Wind” in 1962





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“I still say that some of the biggest criminals are those that turn their heads away when they see wrong and know it’s wrong. I’m only 21 years old and I know that there’s been too many wars… You people over 21 should know better. The first way to answer these questions in the song is by asking them. But lots of people have to first find the wind.”
~Bob Dylan (The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan Liner Notes – 1963)

The version of “Blowin’ in the Wind” that eventually appeared on The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan was recorded at this July 9 session. Of all the available performances of this song from 1962 and 1963, this “official” recording is my favorite. It has a presence, a magic, as if Dylan took a deep breath and thought, “Okay, this one’s for posterity.” I don’t think Dylan ever put quite as much of himself into the song again. He didn’t have to. The song itself was in the wind at that point.
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist 1960-1973 The Early Years)


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The Songs he didn’t write: Bob Dylan You’re no good





You’re No Good
WRITTEN BY: JESSE FULLER

Appears on Bob Dylan’s eponymous debut album. Dylan’s take is a bit faster and with some small differences to the lyrics.

Jesse Fuller was an acoustic blues singer that Dylan claims to have met in Denver, Colorado in 1959. Fuller, was born in 1896 in Jonesboro, Georgia, and spent the majority of his life working at a variety of blue-collar jobs and playing music on the side.

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Bob Dylan: 5 great songs recorded in 1962




Photo by John Cohen

This is not a “best from 1962” list, just 5 Great songs Bob Dylan recorded in 1962.

Mixed-Up Confusion

Studio A
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
November 1962

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan sessions, produced by John Hammond.

Released on single, 14 December 1962

I got mixed up confusion
Man, it’s a-killin’ me
Well, there’s too many people
And they’re all too hard to please

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December 14: Bob Dylan – Mixed Up Confusion (Single) released in 1962



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The single disappeared without a trace, becoming the man’s first serious collectible (it was so unsuccessful that “stock” copies are rarer than “promos”).
~Clinton Heylin (Revolution in the Air: The Songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973)

The original single version has only been released on CD twice; on the 2 CD set: Carolyn Hester Introduces Bob Dylan & this November when a remastered version was included on Side Tracks, Disc One,  as part of the CD box The Complete Album Collection.

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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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