Gotta Serve Somebody
|"Gotta Serve Somebody"|
|Single by Bob Dylan|
|from the album Slow Train Coming|
|B-side||"Trouble in Mind"|
|Released||August 20, 1979|
|Recorded||May 4, 1979
Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
|Bob Dylan singles chronology|
"Gotta Serve Somebody" is a song by Bob Dylan from his 1979 studio album Slow Train Coming. It won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Male in 1979. The song was recorded in May of that year at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Sheffield, Alabama. It stands as Dylan's latest hit single, peaking at #24 on the Billboard Magazine Hot 100 singles chart. The b-side, "Trouble in Mind" was a Dylan original that was recorded for "Gotta Serve Somebody" 's parent album but was ultimately left off it.
As of 2015 the song still enjoys airplay, and has been covered by Mavis Staples, Etta James, Willie Nelson and various blues musicians including Tommy Castro.
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