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Dylan's Root(s)
source: East Orange & Chapter Hall

East Orange:
San Francisco Bay Blues (Jesse Fuller)
Jesus Met The Woman At The Well (Trad)
Gypsy Davey (Trad-Guthrie arr)
Pastures Of Plenty (Woody Guthrie)
Trail Of The Buffalo (Trad-Guthrie arr)
Jesse James (Trad)
Car Car (Woody Guthrie)
Southern Cannonball (Jimmie Rodgers)
Bring Me Back My Blue-Eyed Boy (Trad)
Remember Me (Scott Wiseman)
Chapter Hall:
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)

A wonderful 'must-have' CD for anyone interested in the beginnings of a legend. It contains  the complete circulating tapes of  two historic 1961 recordings.  There is an 8 page booklet that is included in the set that lists the tracks, and gives historical information of the two recordings in  English, French, Italian, and German. The english page can be seen here. The CD itself is silk-screened with the image on the front of the booklet. Highly recommended.
Other commercial Carnegie releases:
Acoustic Troubadour
His Gotham Ingress
In The Pines
Hard Times In NYC
Talkin' New York

Other releases of East Orange Tape
Gleason Home Tape
©1999, 2000 CD Pinkerton /
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Source / Venue:
East Orange, NJ  (Gleason Tape) Feb-March 1961
Carnegie Chapter Hall, NY  November 4, 1961

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Skeleton        /      1001
Quality:  5-6 stars
Bob's Boots ref  #   BB-d41

The Venues:
East Orange was recorded in the East Orange, New Jersey home of Bob & Sid Gleason, and is often referred to as the Gleason tape. It was recorded on amateur 1950's equipment, and the quality is far from what one could expect of modern recording processes ... however, it is still quite good, and far better than the vinyl that had been released for years. Chapter Hall was Dylan's first venture out of the coffee houses and onto a real concert stage. 53 tickets were sold at $2 each for the 200 seat hall. Historians differ on the actual head count, but it was most likely around 75 or so. Again, even though this is a line recording, the limitations of the mobile recording equipment available at the time is quite evident.
©1999, 2000 CD Pinkerton /

©1999, 2000 CD Pinkerton /