source: Carnegie Chapter Hall et al
Pretty Peggy-O (Trad arr Dylan)
In The Pines (Leadbelly)
Gospel Plow (Trad)
1913 Massacre (Woody Guthrie)
Backwater Blues (Bessie Smith)
Young But Daily Growin' (Trad)
Fixin' To Die (White)
Love Minus Zero*
Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall*
Lily Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts**
A great example of the early coffee house shows before Bob was picked up by CBS Records can be heard in the Chapter Hall concert. He was, of course, newly signed at this point, but was still doing the coffee house type show. He jokes and interacts with the small crowd, and sings his young heart out. Two songs of particular interest are Woody Guthrie's 1913 Massacre, (Bob stole this tune for his own 'Song to Woody') and Bukka White's 'Fixin' to Die'. This version is much the same as it would appear on the first album, as it would be only two weeks before the recording would be done. Although the show is a line recording directly from the soundboard, the early 1960's technology is evident in the sometimes muffled sound.
* Tracks are from a Phil Spector radio interview about the show.
** Tracks are from acetate (a couple 'vinyl pop' type noises), but great quality.
The cover mistakenly lists 'Idiot wind' as
'If you see her, say hello'
Overall, a very desirable disc
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