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The Sideman Story Vol. 1
source: Various official releases
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Midnight Special (1)
Mean Old Railroad (Danny Kalb-vocals) (2)
Acne (Jack Elliott - backing vocals)(2)
I'll Fly Away (3)
Swing And Turn Jubilee (3)
Come Back, Babe (3)
Sittin' On Top Of The World (4)
Wichita (4)
Big Joe, Dylan And Victoria (4)
It's Dangerous (4)
Glory Glory (harp, backup vocals) (5)
Overseas Stomp (5)
You Can Always Tell (5)
Christmas Island (5)
Cocaine (5)
London Waltz (harp, backup vocals)(5)
Will The Circle Be Unbroken (6)
Ye Playboys And Playgirls (w/P. Seeger) (7)
With God On Our Side (w/Joan Baez) (7)
Only A Pawn In Their Game (cuts/speeches)(8)
Downtown Blues (piano)(9)
Nashville Skyline Rag (guitar)(10)
Election Year Rag (piano)(11)
Somebody Else's Troubles (piano)(12)

The Alias series of CDs are actually Pirate CDs rather than bootlegs. It is the intent to gather together all released, or partially available tracks from various artists' projects on which Dylan appears. Each CD of the series is limited to only 500 copies. Each copy is stamped with its' individual number. takes a dim view of pirate material, however. While the offering  is for the Dylan fan who doesn't want to have to purchase 9 or 10 different CDs that may only contain very minimal Dylan content, still, the artist offering this material to the public should not have to suffer the potential lost sale that this CD represents. On the other hand, this eclectic collection is from rather obscure recordings. One might find it most difficult to obtain official recordings. For that reason alone we include this as a boot item. The one thing that this set has going for it (other than the perfect quality, of course) is the beautiful package, with unique photos and a full color photo CD. Of course, the tracks that Dylan sing are the highlights. The other stand outs are the Spivey sessions, Ramblin' Jack, Geoff Muldaur
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Information: (from cover)
Source / Venue:
(1) Midnight Special, Harry Belafonte June 1961
(2) Riverside Church, NYC, July 29 1961
(3) Carolyn Hester LP, CBS studio 9/29/61
(4) Big Joe Williams & Victoria Spivey sessions recorded at CUE Studios, NY, NY March 2, 1963
(2 LPs released as Three Kings And A Queen Vol 1& 2)
(5)  Richard Farina & Eric Von Schmidt recorded at Dobell's Records, London, England Jan. 14&15 1963 
(Dick Farina & Eric Von Schmidt LP '63 Bob alias BB Grunt)
(6)  Ramblin' Jack Elliott 
(Elliott LP 1963 Bob alias Tedham Porterhouse)
(7)  Newport Broadside LP various artists
(8)  We Shall Overcome Rally, Washington DC 8/28/63
(9)  Geoff Muldaur / Blues Project / various artists
(10) Earl Scruggs Family TV, Carmel, NY Dec. 1970
(11) Steve Goodman 45 b-side
(12) Somebody Else's Troubles - Steve Goodman
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Bob sings the lead vocal on Acne, Ye Playboys And Playgirls, With God On Our Side, and Only A Pawn In Their Game. Bob's contribution to each song is listed in parentheses. Where there is nothing listed, Bob plays only the harmonica throughout entirity of the song
Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Diamonds In Your Ear  /    38


8-10 stars

Bob's Boots ref  # 

The first four volumes were also released as a box set

Thanks to Daniel Vestergaard for scans

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