Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again (7:05)

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“Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again” is a song by Bob Dylan that appears on his 1966 album Blonde on Blonde. The album version also appears on 1971’s Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II. Another version of the song appears on the 1976 live album Hard Rain. An early studio take, done in a faster cut-time, was released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack; as the recording indicates, Dylan had difficulty fitting the words to the tempo, and evidently this led to its rearrangement, as heard on the official album, in a more “rock” oriented 4/4 time.[1]

The song also inspired the name of the Memphis Group, a 1980s design movement, with its title.

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  • BlackRabbitt82

    Bobby can't fail.

    Yesterday 12:38pm Reply
  • bucolicdream

    drumming [2] + 1

    2 Jul 7:38pm Reply
  • mandryka

    Not even you can hide! You see, you're just like me, I hope you're satisfied...

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • JakeyWHFC

    Smoked my eyelids, and punched my cigarette

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    drumming [2]

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    drumming

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • bucolicdream

    like a fool I mixed 'em

    18 Aug 2013 Reply
  • joseignacio_

    Well, Shakespeare he's in the alley with his pointed shoes and his bells! ♪♪

    5 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ArcticSmiths

    My favorite Bob Dylan song.

    16 Jun 2013 Reply
  • nomoresongs

    A seminar in how to write an incredibly long song and still keep people listening with the power of the words alone.

    17 Mar 2013 Reply
  • KommisarK

    I said, "Oh! Come on now. You know you know about my debutante." She said, "Your debutante just knows what you need, but I know what you want."

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • ramos59er

    Mr Zimmerman at his best oh yeah baby

    5 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Mozzerella10

    my favourite dylan song.

    28 Feb 2013 Reply
  • marthizza

    there something fantastic in this song. even if you don't understand a bit !

    24 Dec 2012 Reply
  • TheFatChocobo

    I'm not a huge fan of Blonde on Blonde, but this song is terrific! The lyrics are strange, of course, but I think there's a more intelligent & playful (or intelligently playful) sensibility at work here than on a lot of the electric era surrealism. And lest it go unmentioned, the early outtake is at least as good as the released version! Then there's Hard Rain... can't go wrong with this number, basically.

    24 Dec 2012 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    One of the Bobster's better ones!

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Turnersmemo

    One of my fave of Bobs just draws u in and u never wanna leave.

    14 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Bird_Cooder

    Fantastic piece of music! :D

    8 Nov 2012 Reply
  • ralfsu

    Objectively speaking the language is just excessive and random. But his voice somehow makes it work and the band carries the tune beautifully.

    2 Sep 2012 Reply
  • BROlyfe

    man this song rocks

    26 Aug 2012 Reply
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