Bob Dylan Blues

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"Bob Dylan Blues"
Song by Syd Barrett
from the album
The Best of Syd Barrett
Wouldn't You Miss Me?
Released 16 April 2001 (UK)
11 September 2001 (US)
Recorded 1970
Genre Folk rock, blues rock
Length 3:14
Label Harvest (UK)
Capitol Records (US)
Songwriter(s) Syd Barrett
Producer(s) David Gilmour
An Introduction to Syd Barrett track listing
18 tracks
  1. "Arnold Layne"
  2. "See Emily Play"
  3. "Apples and Oranges"
  4. "Matilda Mother"
  5. "Chapter 24"
  6. "Bike"
  7. "Terrapin"
  8. "Love You"
  9. "Dark Globe"
  10. "Here I Go"
  11. "Octopus"
  12. "She Took a Long Cool Look"
  13. "If It's In You"
  14. "Baby Lemonade"
  15. "Dominoes"
  16. "Gigolo Aunt"
  17. "Effervescing Elephant"
  18. "Bob Dylan Blues"

"Bob Dylan Blues" is a song written in 1965[1] by Syd Barrett, the founder of Pink Floyd. Recorded during sessions for Barrett, it was unreleased until it turned up in 2001 and was released on The Best of Syd Barrett.

Writing and recording[edit]

The song was supposedly written by Barrett after attending a concert in 1964.[1] It's one of Syd's very earliest songs written before he even had a publishing deal.[2] This song, along with "Terrapin" and "Maisie",[3] reflected Barrett's early interest in the blues.[3]

The song was recorded on February 26th 1970,[4][5][6] and was since largely forgotten about until David Gilmour unearthed the tape in his personal collection.[2][7] It was released in 2001 on the Barrett compilation The Best of Syd Barrett: Wouldn't You Miss Me?.[8]

Personnel[edit]

  • Syd Barrett – acoustic guitar, lead and harmony vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chapman, Rob (2010). "Watching Buttercups Cup the Light". Syd Barrett: A Very Irregular Head (Paperback ed.). London: Faber. p. 58. ISBN 978-0-571-23855-2. 
  2. ^ a b "Syd Barrett Song Unearthed". Rolling Stone. 2001-02-14. Retrieved 2016-05-15. 
  3. ^ a b Manning, Toby (2006). "The Early Years". The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd (1st ed.). London: Rough Guides. p. 9. ISBN 1-84353-575-0. 
  4. ^ Jones, Malcolm (2003). The Making of The Madcap Laughs (21st Anniversary ed.). Brain Damage. pp. 13–14. 
  5. ^ Barrett (booklet). Syd Barrett. Harvest, EMI. 2010. p. 2. 
  6. ^ Chapman, Rob (2010). "We Awful, Awful Crawl". Syd Barrett: A Very Irregular Head (Paperback ed.). London: Faber. p. 253. ISBN 978-0-571-23855-2. 
  7. ^ Jones, Malcolm (2003). The Making of The Madcap Laughs (21st Anniversary ed.). Brain Damage. pp. 11–12. 
  8. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Wouldn't You Miss Me?: The Best of Syd Barrett - Syd Barrett : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 August 2012.