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Cocaine Blues
source: Minnesota Hotel Tape et al

Cocaine Blues (Rev. Gary Davis arr. of trad. song)
Candy Man (Rev. Gary Davis arr. of trad. song)
Back Door Blues (Misidentified)(1)
Wade In The Water (Traditional)
Farewell (Misidentified as Farewell Angelina) (1)
Only A Hobo (2)
California (3)
Stealin' (Memphis Jug Band arr. of trad. song)
VD Blues (Woody Guthrie)
Baby Let Me Follow You Down (E.Von Schmidt)
Hard Times In New York Town (adapted*)
Man Of Constant Sorrow (Dylan arr. of trad. song)

* Adapted by Dylan from: The traditional song: "Hard Times In The Country Working On Ketty's Farm"
This CD, distributed by Mayofon, contains the same material that has been released in Spain & Italy for decades on several quasi-legitimate LPs. Never pay full boot price for this 30 minute CD, as it should be a budget line import at a lower price than a legit Label release. Hard Times In New York Town, and Only A Hobo are pirate releases, having been released on 'Bootleg Series Vol 1-3'. While this material is essential for any collection, it is available in better packages. There is no rhyme or reason for the titles to appear grouped as they are. There are mistakes on the track listing. Leave this one to the completeist.
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Source / Venue:
Minnesota Hotel Tape (Glover Tape) Dec. 22, 1961
(1) Gill Turner home tape Feb.'63 (Banjo Tape)
(2) 1963 Studio outtake used as Witmark Demo
(3) CBS Studio outtake 6/09/64

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
BYG Records   /  CDB 2524-S
Released:    1999

Quality:    8 stars

Other releases of Minnesota Hotel Tape
Early Years Vol 2
Gleason Home Tape
The Minnesota Tapes
Songs For Bonnie

Bob's Boots ref  #    BB-c38

Minnesota Hotel Tape:
Tony Glover recorded the famous 'Minnesota Hotel Tape' in Bonnie Beecher's apartment three days before the Christmas of 1961. The recording was traded among a few fans shortly after, and has been in relatively wide circulation since 1969. It was actually the first bootleg ever produced. It was released on an untitled 2 LP set in 1969, and became known as 'Great White Wonder'. It has been available under various titles a countless number of times in the decades that followed. The quality has generally been very good. It is an essential recording to even the smallest collection. To date, only 'Hard Times In New York Town' has seen official release on 'Bootleg Vol 1-3'.
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