BLOWIN' IN THE WIND

Latest update on 21/10/2016

Artist: New World Singers
Author: Bob Dylan
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Year: 1962

The New World Singers were Gil Turner, Bob Cohen, Dolores Dixon and Happy Traum. Gil was connected both with Broadside Magazine and Gerde's Folk City, Dylan's Greenwich Village hangout. Gil Turner truly became Dylan's go-between when Bob handed him the lyrics to Blowin' In The Wind at a New World Singers gig. Turner was so impressed he and his band performed the song that very evening. There's a version by the Singers, assumed to be the first recording as Blowin' In The Wind, on The Best Of Broadside 1962-1988, a 5 cd document out on Smithsonian Folkways.

Covers:

1962:

Bob Dylan [author; melodically related to spiritual No More Auction Block (see there)]

1963:

Odetta [who cut a No More Auction Block in '61]

1963:

Peter, Paul & Mary

1963:

Chad Mitchell Trio

1964:

Sam Cooke

1964:

Glen Campbell [instrumental]

1965:

Marianne Faithfull

1966:

Stevie Wonder

1968:

Conny Vandenbos [as Wie Weet Waar Het Begint]

1969:

Marlène Dietrich [as Die Antwort weiss ganz allein der Wind]

1969:

Hollies

1982:

New Seekers

1991:

Neil Young

1995:

Sweet Honey In The Rock

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