Top 10 Bob Dylan Harmonica Solos

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Bob Dylan is the most popular master of the harmonica. Therefore, his songs have some extensive use of the harmonica. Which one is your favorite?

The Top Ten

1 Desolation Row

There is no such beast as a "Bob Dylan Harmonica Solo," greatest or otherwise."
"An invigorating breath of fresh air? "
You must live next to a Chinese tanning factory. Dylan is a first-position-only screecher; a constant assault upon the ears, and an insult to any serious player.
Like a child purposelessly banging away at a toy piano. But at least the child could not be expected to know the difference.

Lol. Which explains his success, the admiration from peers and intelligent thinkers, and a prolific career lasting over half a century, and why so much revenue has been generated by his talents and performances. You don't have to like him, but you should live in the real world and respect his accomplishments - Billyv

After verse after verse (It's an 11-minute song), Dylan's harmonica is an invigorating breath of fresh air. The complete harmony at the end of each harmonica..."verse", is sublime.

This is also the Highway 61 version I'm talking about. - higgsboson2142

Thanks for a great list, great topic. - Billyv

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2 Mr. Tambourine Man

Incredible song and incredible solo. Listen to it on Acid. - lachiemc

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3 Tangled Up in Blue UListen to Sample
4 Blowin' in the Wind

I wil playb my first gig with this next week.

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5 Just Like a Woman UListen to Sample
6 Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues

Maybe not as well known as the others on this list, but the song's harmonica section is fast, bright, and peppy! My personal favorite version can be found in Dylan's 1964 Halloween Concert. - higgsboson2142

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7 Like a Rolling Stone UListen to Sample
8 The Times They Are A-Changin' UListen to Sample
9 All Along the Watchtower UListen to Sample
10 Every Grain of Sand

Two sweetest harmonica solos I've ever heard.

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The Contenders

11 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues UListen to Sample
12 You're a Big Girl Now UListen to Sample
13 I Want You UListen to Sample
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