source: Gaslight & Gleasons tapes
Man on the street
He was a friend of mine
Talkin' Bear Mountain picnic
Song to Woody
Jesus met the woman at the well
Bull session I
Pastures of plenty
Bull session II
Lay down your weary tune *
Moonshine blues *
As far as quality goes, the Villager is one of the worst records ever made. Paradoxically, as far as collectibility goes; it was a highly sought after piece for collectors of this type of material.
The front cover photo is a 1965 Daniel Kramer shot. The material on the album is fairly common in the world of bootleg collecting. It's mainly the Gaslight material and 'Gleasons' tape.
The rarity of the album stems from a few facts. First of all, there was a very small run produced. The title itself evoked all kinds of speculation and rumors in the early 70's. A lot of people talked of the existence of this record, but few had seen it.
This LP set a record in Europe in 1976 as the highest price ever paid for a bootleg album. The album changed hands for an incredible $400! One of the reasons for this high price was not only the speculation of the early 70's, and the fact that it was an import in Europe ... but an incredible looking full printed cover. As it turns out, the cover had been a one or two of a kind silk-screen ... not done by the manufacturer, but by a printer who wanted to create a wonderful looking cover for his album. Putting a value on this cover is a very subjective thing and better left to the discretion of the buyer/seller.