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Bob Dylan's Bob Dylan - your favourite track?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dave Gilmour's Cat, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    For this week's poll, we go back to the beginning. Your favourite track? And why's it your favourite?

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    Previous polls in this series:
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    Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks - your favourite track? »
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    Thank you for voting.
     
  2. OobuJoobu

    OobuJoobu Forum Resident

    Location:
    Leeds, UK
    Tough one, I could make a serious case for this being my all time favourite Dylan album.

    I went for Highway 51, it's just got so much balls to it, like folk punk 15 years early!

    Could have chosen Fixin' To Die or Gospel Plow for similar reasons.
     
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  3. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Wow. Never heard anyone prefer it to the 1963–69 periods.
     
  4. OobuJoobu

    OobuJoobu Forum Resident

    Location:
    Leeds, UK
    I'd never claim it to be superior (or close to equal) artistically, but for me it's the most fun listen and the one I go back to more often than any other.
     
  5. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Baby Let Me...is winning big, but I can't help but wonder if everyone is voting for it based on the live 1966 versions, or The Last Waltz. Because I don't think this album's version is all that definitive.

    I went with Talkin NY.
     
  6. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Really? Whoa, that's one I haven't heard before!

    Good on you, mate!
     
  7. YardByrd

    YardByrd rock n roll citizen in a hip hop world

    Location:
    Europe
    Voted for Freight Train cause I love the way he holds that note... and then giggles. Been my fave Dylan LP since I discovered it at 15. In regards to Baby Let Me etc. I feel this one IS the definitive one. Don't like Last Waltz version in the least.
     
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  8. YardByrd

    YardByrd rock n roll citizen in a hip hop world

    Location:
    Europe
    This is my #1 album by him, edging out Another Side by a hair.
     
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  9. lschwart

    lschwart Senior Member

    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Well, "Song to Woody" is Dylan's first important song, so that I suppose should count for something, but my favorite track here is probably the first one for the sheer, coiled spring energy of the thing.

    L.
     
  10. Larry Mc

    Larry Mc Forum Dude

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    "Fixin' to Die"
     
  11. the sands

    the sands Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oslo, Norway
    It's been a while since I played it but I went for "Baby, Let Me Follow You Down".
     
  12. feinstei9415

    feinstei9415 Forum Resident

    Location:
    South Bend, IN
    "Man Of Constant Sorrow" was always a favorite. I like the Bonnie Beecher "Minnesota Hotel" performance even better....
     
  13. qwerty

    qwerty A resident of the SH_Forums.

    "In My Time of Dyin".
    I always loved this take on the old blues song. I can't recall the writer who said words to the effect that it was an 18 year-old trying to sound like an 80 year-old, and I felt the description was accurate and appropriate. Apparently it was improvised during the recording in one take, using girlfriend Suze's lipstick as a slide. I would love to hear him do it live, but unfortunately it is one of his recordings that he has never performed live (as far as we know). I would have loved him to do some other slide work, but that was not to be either.


    And this is what the album looks like:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. bluejimbop

    bluejimbop Percussionist

    Location:
    Castro Valley, CA
    "Talkin' New York" for its realism. Sounds autobiographical.
     
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  15. kagan

    kagan Forum Resident

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Perhaps... but for me, it's the connection to that guy whom Bob met in the green pastures of Harvard University... In addition to learning this song from (E)ric, maybe Bob also got some useful ideas from Von Schmidt about how to take some liberties with real events and create a great song - like Eric did with this original composition that is probably much better known in Tom Rush's version than in this from Eric:

    The story behind Joshua Gone Barbados:
    Eric Von Schmidt in St. Vincent and
     
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  16. alchemy

    alchemy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Sterling, VA
    Baby Let Me Follow You Down - Live Manchester 1966.
    Why, if is a favorite, it is flat out full of energy, from the fans so noisy before to Bob's voice and The Band firing on full cbore, Robbie is on fire.

    House Of The Rising Sun - Tom Wilson electric guttar overdub version.
    Before Wilson did his magic on Simon & Garfunkels Sounds Of Silence, he did this version.
    The Animals took a cue from Bob and had one of their first big hits.
    Maybe Bob could of had a hit off it too.
     
  17. The Hud

    The Hud Will I ever get to 10,000 posts?

    Man Of Constant Sorrow
     
  18. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    No love for ‘Freight Train Blues’?
     
  19. Catbirdman

    Catbirdman Forum Resident

    Yeah, kinda crazy only one person has picked that. It’s the song I think of first, and probably the one I enjoy the most, when I pull out this album. That sustained falsetto in “blues” kills me every time. Just a fun song. But I went with “Song to Woody,” as many did, simply because it’s such a pivotal, and beautiful, early composition for Bob.
     
  20. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Annual bump...
     
  21. Tommyboy

    Tommyboy Senior Member

    Location:
    New York
    Baby Let Me Follow You Down is my favorite.

    I hated his first album when I initially heard it. It took me a while but now I love it! It was a solid first effort and Dylan certainly did not deserve the tag of “Hammonds Folly” at the time.

    I find Bob Dylan an easier listen than Times (on heavy side) or Another Side (too sloppy). Ballad in Plain D is insufferable. I’d rather listen to Highway 51!
     
  22. HenryFly

    HenryFly Forum Resident

    Location:
    Germany
    You've given me a thought about how much it is possible for two Dylan fans taste to differ and them to still be fans of the same artist!
    Plain D is an example of Dylan's having a go at something no-one else would have had the daring and talent to pull off and nearly succeeding.
     
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  23. Tom Schreck

    Tom Schreck Forum Resident

    Great album. Mature beyond his years here. Certainly not "better" than the 63-67 stuff, but not really worse either. The notion that this album is artistically weak is still a common one, and I think it's 'cause of the relative lack of original songs (which Dylan would soon be known for) and its small initial sales. Neither of which, of course, should have anything to do with the artistic merit of an album of folk music in 1962! :)
     
  24. Flaming Torch

    Flaming Torch Forum Resident

    I have always loved the Dylan debut album from the first time I bought it in the mid 1970s (stereo). Later I found a second hand mono which I still have although I later bought other better condition copies. I voted Song to Woody but another personal fave is Freight Train Blues. I regularly play the mono 2010 Sony cd and the more recent mono MFSL sacd. There is also a lovely MFSL 45rpm release.
    Great album and what a journey from it to Tempest (get em all - mono and stereo).
     
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  25. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident

    Love this album now. I voted Baby Let me follow you down. Great song
     

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