I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – Bob Dylan

THIS DAY IN MUSIC…………………………….on March 9th of 1968 Bob Dylan started a ten-week run at the top of the UK album chart with “John Wesley Harding”. The LP would reach #2 in the US. From that LP comes “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight”.  The 1967 song by Bob Dylan  first released on John Wesley Harding. It features Pete Drake on pedal steel guitar. The song has been covered by many artists, most notably by Robert Palmer and UB40John Wesley Harding is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylanreleased on December 27, 1967, by Columbia Records. Produced by Bob Johnston, the album marked Dylan’s return to acoustic music and traditional roots, after three albums of electric rock music. John Wesley Harding shares many stylistic threads with, and was recorded around the same time as, the prolific series of home recording sessions with the Band, partly released in 1975 as The Basement Tapes. John Wesley Harding was exceptionally well received by critics and enjoyed solid sales, reaching  No. 2 on the U.S. charts and topping the UK charts. The commercial performance was considered remarkable considering that Dylan had kept Columbia from releasing the album with much promotion or publicity. Less than three months after its release, John Wesley Harding was certified gold by the RIAA. “All Along the Watchtower” became one of his most popular songs after it was recorded by Jimi Hendrix the following year. In 2003, the album was ranked  No. 301 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of all time.