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From A Buick 6
"From a Buick 6"
Positively 4th Street Album Cover.jpg
Single by Bob Dylan
from the album Highway 61 Revisited
"Positively 4th Street"
ReleasedSeptember 7, 1965 (1965-09-07)
Format7-inch single
RecordedJuly 30, 1965
StudioColumbia, New York City
GenreBlues, garage rock[1]
LabelColumbia (43389)
Bob Dylan
Bob Johnston
Bob Dylan singles chronology
"Like a Rolling Stone"
"From a Buick 6"
"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"
Highway 61 Revisited track listing
Audio sample

"From a Buick 6" is a song by Bob Dylan from his album Highway 61 Revisited, which was also released as a single on the B-side of "Positively 4th Street." It was recorded on July 30, 1965.[2]

Musical style

The song is a raucous blues song played recklessly by a band that included Al Kooper on organ and Mike Bloomfield on guitar.[3] The guitar part is patterned after older blues riffs by Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton and Big Joe Williams.[4] It also features a backbeat from drummer Bobby Gregg, a bass line from Harvey Brooks, and a soaring harmonica break.[3][5] The song starts with a snare shot that is similar to the opening song of Highway 61 Revisited, "Like a Rolling Stone".[2][5] It is essentially a 12-bar blues pattern, played with power chords, and is notable for Bloomfield's almost indiscernible substitution of an F-chord in the tenth bar of all but the first verses, while the bass and organ play the G-chord.

The song is partially based on Sleepy John Estes' 1930 song "Milk Cow Blues", even taking a few lyrics from the older song, but its approach is more similar to The Kinks' version of a Kokomo Arnold song that was also called "Milk Cow Blues".[3]



  1. ^ "Highway 61 Revisited review". Allmusic. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b Polizzotti, M. (2006). Highway 61 Revisited. pp. 29, 90-95. ISBN 978-0-8264-1775-6.
  3. ^ a b c "From a Buick 6". allmusic. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Shelton, R. (1997). No Direction Home. p. 280. ISBN 0-306-80782-3.
  5. ^ a b Gill, A. (1998). Don't Think Twice It's Alright. p. 86. ISBN 1-56025-185-9.
  6. ^ "From a Buick 6 covers". Allmusic. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "From a Motel 6 [EP] - Yo La Tengo | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Sweeting, Adam (5 April 2001). "Driven to distraction". Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Steve Jobs' 10 Favorite Records (And What They Say About Him) | Death and Taxes". 2010-11-07. Retrieved .

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