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Man descending staircase, Getty

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Joan Baez


The background guitar part here is haunting me. Sounds so familiar. Could it be Joe South? The record was cut in Nashville, with Love minus zero as the B side. Dylan had the sometime session musician South play on Blonde on Blonde. I can't find any record of who played on this track so it is just conjecture at this point. It also sounds very much like the guitar tone in the Box Tops hit Cry like a baby, an idiosyncratic electric sitar riff played by one Nashville session player Reggie Young. I wonder?

3 comments:

Liz said...

Always been in my top twenty. You probably heard it the first time in my bedroom

Blue Heron said...

Could have been, older sister. We played a lot of her around the house.

Anonymous said...

Danelectro.

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