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June 9: Bob Dylan – Another Side Of Bob Dylan recording session in 1964

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“I wrote my fourth album [“Another Side of Bob Dylan”] in Greece, but that was still an American album.”
~Bob Dylan (to Robert Shelton June 1978)

“Tom Wilson, the producer, titled it that,” [Another Side of Bob Dylan] “I begged and pleaded with him not to do it. You know, I thought it was overstating the obvious. I knew I was going to have to take a lot of heat for a title like that and it was my feeling that it wasn’t a good idea coming after The Times They Are A- Changin’, it just wasn’t right. It seemed like a negation of the past which in no way was true. I know that Tom didn’t mean it that way, but that’s what I figured that people would take it to mean, but Tom meant well and he had control, so he had it his way. I guess in the long run, he might have been right to do what he did. It doesn’t matter now.”
~Bob Dylan (to Cameron Crowe Sept. 1985)

In May Dylan went to London for a concert at the Royal Festival Hall. Afterwards he and Victor Maimudes visited Paris and a small town in Greece, where Dylan worked on songs for his next album. Back in New York, June· 9, 1964, Dylan went into the recording studio with Tom Wilson, a couple of bottles of wine, and a small crowd of friends, and recorded his entire fourth album, Another Side of Bob Dylan, in a single evening.
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan Performing Artist I: The Early Years 1960-1973)

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Bob Dylan: 5 great songs recorded in 1964





This is not a “best from 1964” list, just 5 Great songs Bob Dylan recorded in 1964.

It Ain’t Me, Babe

Columbia Studios
New York City, New York
9 June 1964

The Another Side Of Bob Dylan session, produced by Tom Wilson.

First released on ANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN, 8 August 1964.

Go ‘way from my window
Leave at your own chosen speed
I’m not the one you want, babe
I’m not the one you need

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May 6: Bob Dylan It Ain’t Me Babe, Newcastle 1965 (video)

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Go ’way from my window
Leave at your own chosen speed
I’m not the one you want, babe
I’m not the one you need
You say you’re lookin’ for someone
Never weak but always strong
To protect you an’ defend you
Whether you are right or wrong
Someone to open each and every door
But it ain’t me, babe
No, no, no, it ain’t me, babe
It ain’t me you’re lookin’ for, babe

City Hall
Newcastle, England
6 May 1965

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Johnny Cash covers Bob Dylan – part 1

Dylan & Cash

“I love Bob Dylan, I really do. I love his early work, I love the first time he plugged in electrically, I love his Christian albums, I love his other albums.”
~Johnny Cash

In this series of post I’ll present all the Dylan covers by Johnny Cash I could find. They will be presented chronologically with facts related to the recording.

PS! duets are not included, rather check out:

As an intro, here is a nice video where Bob Dylan talks about Johnny Cash:

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The Best Dylan Covers: Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash – It Ain’t Me, Babe

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The Best Dylan Covers: Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash – It Ain’t Me, Babe

It Ain’t Me Babe is a song by Bob Dylan that originally appeared on his fourth album Another Side of Bob Dylan, which was released in 1964. According to music critic Oliver Trager, this song, along with others on the album, marked a departure for Dylan as he began to explore the possibilities of language and deeper levels of the human experience.

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Within a year of its release, the song was picked up as a single by artists who were forging the folk rock movement, including The Turtles ,The Byrds and Johnny Cash with June Carter Cash.

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