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Thread #30428   Message #390369
Posted By: Steve Latimer
05-Feb-01 - 10:37 AM
Thread Name: Rick Von Schmidt, any Info?
Subject: Rick Von Schmidt, any Info?
Bob Dylan credits Rick Von Schmidt for "Baby Let Me Follow You Down" and in his introduction to the song says he's a Blues Guitar player. Now I was three years old when this album was released in '62, but I have never heard of Rick Von Schmidt otherwise.

Can anyone tell me more about him? I also have trouble believing he actually wrote this song as it is so close to Reverend Gary Davis's "Baby Let Me Lay It On You" which I believe was originally recorded long before '62.