"This collector’s LP edition contains Bob Dylan’s self-titled debut album for Columbia, Bob Dylan (originally released in March 1962). Made in a matter of hours, it cost $402 to record (according to John Hammond) and it serves as an introduction for anyone wanting to explore Dylan’s first steps as a professional musician. This is the material upon which his legend and unique style were built.
BOB DYLAN, vocals, guitar and harmonica.
All tracks produced by John Hammond. Recorded by Knuerr and Dauria at Columbia Recording Studios (Studio A), New York City, November 20 & 22, 1961.
On “Mixed-Up Confusion”: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar & harmonica), George Barnes, Bruce Langhorne (guitar), Gene Ramey (bass), Dick Wellstood (piano), Herb Lovelle (drums). Produced by John Hammond. Recorded at Columbia Recording Studios (Studio A), New York City, November 14, 1962.
On “Baby, Please Don’t Go”: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar & harmonica). WBAI radio broadcast, New York City, March 11, 1962. The program was called “Folksinger’s Choice” and was hosted by Cynthia Gooding.
1. YOU’RE NO GOOD
2. TALKIN’ NEW YORK
3. IN MY TIME OF DYIN’
4. MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW 5. FIXIN’ TO DIE
6. PRETTY PEGGY-O
7. HIGHWAY 51
8. MIXED-UP CONFUSION (*)
1. GOSPEL PLOW
2. BABY, LET ME FOLLOW YOU DOWN
3. HOUSE OF THE RISIN’ SUN
4. FREIGHT TRAIN BLUES
5. SONG TO WOODY
6. SEE THAT MY GRAVE IS KEPT CLEAN
7. BABY, PLEASE DON’T GO (Recorded live for WBAI Radio) (*)
(*) BONUS TRACKS"
- Jazz Messengers