March 19th, 1962 Bob Dylan Released His Debut Album (Music Videos)

March 19th, 1962 Bob Dylan Released His Debut Album

Bob Dylan is the eponymous debut album of American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on March 19, 1962 by Columbia Records (Mono-CL 1779; Stereo-CS 8579). Produced by Columbia’s legendary talent scout John H. Hammond, who signed Dylan to the label, the album features folk standards, plus two original compositions, “Talkin’ New York” and “Song to Woody”.

Year Chart Position
1965 UK Top 75 13


Bob Dylan self-titled album was released in the U.S. on March 19, 1962. It was produced by the man who signed him to Columbia Records, John Hammond. The LP featured two original compositions (“Talkin’ New York” and “Song To Woody”), and eleven cover versions, mostly old folk and blues numbers. Below is a collated list of song titles, songwriters, song lengths, and publishers, taken from the “nonbreakable” mono vinyl LP, catalog number CL 1779


“Bobby popped every p, hissed every s, and habitually wandered off mic. Even more frustrating, he refused to learn from his mistakes. It occurred to me at the time that I’d never worked with anyone so undisciplined before.” John Hammond


“You’re No Good”

In My Time of Dyin’

“Highway 51”

Man of Constant Sorrow




Fixin’ to Die

Pretty Peggy-O

Gospel Plow

Baby, Let Me Follow You Down

House of the Risin’ Sun

Freight Train Blues

Song to Woody

See That My Grave Is Kept Clean





1 You’re No Good 1:40
2 Talkin’ New York 3:18
3 In My Time Of Dyin’ 2:39
4 Man Of Constant Sorrow 3:07
5 Fixin’ To Die 2:20
6 Pretty Peggy-O 3:23
7 Highway 51 2:51
8 Gospel Plow 1:45
9 Baby, Let Me Follow You Down 2:35
10 House Of The Risin’ Sun 5:18
11 Freight Train Blues 2:18
12 Song To Woody 2:42
13 See That My Grave Is Kept Clean 2:44
Bonus Tracks
14 Mixed Up Confusion (Single B-Side) 2:30
15 Roll On John (Live) 3:16
16 Hard Times In New York (Live) 2:32
17 Smokestack Lightning (Live) 3:03
18 Stealin’ Stealin’ (Live) 3:24
19 Baby, Please Don’t Go (Live) 2:19
20 The Death Of Emmett Till (Live) 5:11
21 Man On The Street (Live) 2:25
22 Omie Wise (Live) 4:02
23 Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright (Live) 3:21
24 The Girl I Left Behind (Live) 5:39
25 Blowin’ In The Wind (Live) 2:29


Unreleased Records

Bob Dylan – House Carpenter

Bob Dylan – He Was A Friend Of Mine

Bob Dylan – Man On The Street


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