Bob Dylan Blues by Syd Barret (for Dylan’s Birthday)


Today is Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday. Syd Barret loved Bob Dylan music too much…

The song Bob Dylan Blues is an early melody by Syd Barrett, composed right on time in 1965 yet not recorded until amid the February 1970 sessions for the collection ‘Barrett’. It was thought lost until it turned up following 30 years in a tape gathering at home by David Gilmour, and was discharged on ‘The Best of Syd Barrett’ in 2001. The tune is like ‘Effervescing Elephant’ in that it mirrors the innovativeness of a youthful Syd Barrett with its cleverness and word play.

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’ was discharged in USA in May 1963, however in UK just in November. Before long Freewheelin’ sat at Number One in the outlines, and amid 1964 ‘The Times They Are A’ Changin’ took after with, in November that year, ‘Another Side of Bob Dylan’. That last collection contains the tune ” I Shall Be Free #10′ and the verse, ” I’m a writer; I know it, trust I wear’ t blow it.’ Syd, as dependably a cunning composition craftsman, picked odds and ends from every one of these collections to compose an exceptionally individual farce of, and in the style of, Bob Dylan.

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