Song of the Day #1,461: ‘I Shall Be Free’ – Bob Dylan

Best Albums of the 60s – #2
The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan (1963)

Before he went electric; before the motorcycle accident; before “Judas!,” The Band and The Dead; before he found Jesus, Mark Knopfler and Alicia Keys… Bob Dylan put out his first album of original material.

The 22-year-old had released his self-titled debut a year earlier, but that album featured only two originals among a slew of folk and blues covers. 1963’s The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan was its mirror image — two covers and eleven originals by a new voice that would revolutionize folk music.

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