Audio: Bob Dylan’s Debut Album Released 53 Years Ago — Plus Outtakes

Fifty-three years ago Bob Dylan’s debut album, Bob Dylan, was released.

Pretty much no one noticed. It didn’t sell.

It would take Peter, Paul and Mary’s cover of “Blowin’ In The Wind” for the world to really take notice.

But Bob Dylan, which contains only one original song, “Song To Woody,” is a great album.

Dylan’s voice is brilliantly unique, and his interpretations of the 12 covers are wonderful.

You can pretty much give the album a listen below if you want. Most of the versions are the studio recordings from that first album. A few aren’t.

I’ve also included three outtakes.


“You’re No Good” off debut album:

“Talkin’ New York” off debut album:

“In My Time Of Dyin'” off debut album:

“Man Of Constant Sorrow” off debut album:

“Fixin’ To Die” off debut album:

“Pretty Peggy-O”:

“Highway 51”:

“Gospel Plow”:

“Baby, Let Me Follow You Down” off debut album:

“House Of The Rising Sun” home recording, 1962:

“Freight Train Blues”:

“Song To Woody”:

“See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” off debut album:


“House Carpenter”:

“Man On The Street”:

“He Was A Friend Of Mine”:

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