Today: Bob Dylan records all of “Another Side of Bob Dylan” in 1964 – 48 years ago

A few cases of Beaujolais, his only 6 hours of real studio time in 1964 and  “Another Side..” was born. This was defiantly Another Side of Bob Dylan, “complicated” love songs and only one “protest song” – Chimes of Freedom”. COF is filled symbolism & surrealism, not like his earlier “topical songs”.

Many “Dylan writers” consider it to be among his 5-10 best albums, I don’t. It’s a very important album, but I would not put it on top 10.

Best Songs:

  • Chimes of Freedom
  • My Back Pages
  • It Ain’t Me Babe
  • Spanish Harlem Incident

From Wikipedia:

Another Side of Bob Dylan is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. It was released August 8, 1964 by Columbia Records.

The album deviates from the more socially conscious style which Dylan had developed with his previous LP, The Times They Are A-Changin’. The change prompted criticism from some influential figures in the folk community – Sing Out! editor Irwin Silber complained that Dylan had “somehow lost touch with people” and was caught up in “the paraphernalia of fame”.

Released August 8, 1964
Recorded June 9, 1964 at Columbia Studios, New York City
Genre Folk, blues
Length 50:37
Label Columbia
Producer Tom Wilson

It ain’t me babe:

My Back Pages – Live @ Madison Square Garden, New York City – 1992

Album of the day @ JV:

Other June-09:

  • Jack Leroy “Jackie” Wilson, Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an American singer and performer. Known as “Mr. Excitement“, Wilson was important in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul. He was considered a master showman, one of the most dynamic and influential singers and performers in R&B and rock history.
  • Johnny Ace (June 9, 1929 – December 25, 1954), born John Marshall Alexander, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee, was an Americanrhythm and blues singer. He scored a string of hit singles in the mid-1950s before dying of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound.
  • Some Girls is the 14th British and 16th American studio album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1978 on Rolling Stones Records, catalogue COC 39108. It peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200, and became one of the band’s biggest-selling albums in the United States, and has been certified by the RIAA as having six million copies sold as of 2000.
    Released 9 June 1978
    Recorded 10 October – 21 December 1977, 5 January – 2 March 1978, Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris
    Genre Rock
    Length 40:45
    Language English
    Label Rolling Stones/Atlantic
    Producer The Glimmer Twins

  • Arthur Alexander (May 10, 1940 – June 9, 1993) was an Americancountrysoul singer. Jason Ankeny, music critic for Allmusic, said Alexander was a “country-soul pioneer” and though largely unknown, “his music is the stuff of genius, a poignant and deeply intimate body of work on par with the best of his contemporaries.”

-Egil

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