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'Quinn the Eskimo,' for Election Day and this week's Bob Dylan bonanza

Posted By on 11.04.14 at 12:00 PM

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There are a few coincidental reasons for making Bob Dylan's "Quinn the Eskimo" today's 12 O'Clock Track. For one, today marks the release of The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete, a six-disc box set containing the entirety of Dylan and the Band's famous basement sessions recorded in 1967, during which they all produced the first known recording of "Quinn." Then there's Dylan's three-show run in Chicago, beginning this Saturday (November 8) at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Finally, in case you haven't heard, today's election involves some guy with Quinn in his name. Will he be as mighty as the eskimo in the song's title? We'll just have to wait and see. Until then, listen to the OG Basement Tapes version of the song below.


Bob Dylan - Quinn the Eskimo; 1967 by tashificationable

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