Bob Dylan Blues
|"Bob Dylan Blues"|
|Song by Syd Barrett|
|from the album |
The Best of Syd Barrett
Wouldn't You Miss Me?
16 April 2001 (UK) |
11 September 2001 (US)
|Genre||Folk rock, blues rock|
Capitol Records (US)
|An Introduction to Syd Barrett track listing|
"Bob Dylan Blues" is a song written in 1965 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
The song was supposedly written by Barrett after attending a concert in 1964. It's one of Syd's very earliest songs written before he even had a publishing deal. This song, along with "Terrapin" and "Maisie", reflected Barrett's early interest in the blues.
The song was recorded on February 26th 1970, and was since largely forgotten about until David Gilmour unearthed the tape in his personal collection. It was released in 2001 on the Barrett compilation The Best of Syd Barrett: Wouldn't You Miss Me?.
- Syd Barrett – acoustic guitar, lead and harmony vocals
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