Quick Review (LP): Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan

Cover (Bob Dylan:Bob Dylan)Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Columbia Records; 1962

My Rating: B-

Best Tracks: “Baby, Let Me Follow You Down”, “Talkin’ New York”, “Song for Woody”

This ain’t my scene, sir, but if I had been there in 1962, who can really know? The young man sings with a lot of conviction and plays the guitar more like a down-south blues man than a sensitive folk singer. A few years later, he’d tell someone he was “a song and dance man” and then smile knowingly. I  can see that here though. On one hand, you start to think around the middle of the record that this guy is a poor Alabama sharecropper from the 30’s. On the other hand, the opening monologue of “Baby, Let Me Follow You Down” is the voice of a college man. I’m not sure if his take on “House of the Risin’ Sun” is spot on or full of it, but “Song for Woody” is nice, simple and sweet. Overall, he plays mighty fine. Now just who is this guy?

Allmusic guide review

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