From a Buick 6
|"From a Buick 6"|
|Song by Bob Dylan from the album Highway 61 Revisited|
|Released||August 30, 1965|
|Recorded||Columbia Studios, New York, July 30, 1965|
|Genre||Blues, garage rock|
|Highway 61 Revisited track listing|
"From a Buick 6" is a song by Bob Dylan from his album Highway 61 Revisited, which was also released as a single on the B-side of Positively 4th Street. The version that appeared on the album Highway 61 Revisited and the single was recorded on July 30, 1965.
The song is a raucous blues song played recklessly by a band that included Al Kooper on organ and Mike Bloomfield on guitar. The guitar part is patterned after older blues riffs by Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton and Big Joe Williams. It also features a backbeat from drummer Bobby Gregg, a bass line from Harvey Brooks, and a soaring harmonica break. The song starts with a snare shot that is similar to the opening song of Highway 61 Revisited, "Like a Rolling Stone". It is essentially a 12-bar blues pattern, played with power chords, and is notable for Bloomfield's almost indiscernible substitution of a F-chord in the tenth bar of all but the first verses, while the bass and organ play the G-chord. The song is partially based on Sleepy John Estes' 1930 song "Milk Cow Blues", even taking a few lyrics from the older song, but its approach is more similar to The Kinks' version of a Kokomo Arnold song that was also called "Milk Cow Blues".
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- Polizzotti, M. (2006). Highway 61 Revisited. pp. 29, 90–95. ISBN 978-0-8264-1775-6.
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- Shelton, R. (1997). No Direction Home. p. 280. ISBN 0-306-80782-3.
- Gill, A. (1998). Don't Think Twice It's Alright. p. 86. ISBN 1-56025-185-9.
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