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Folksinger Humdinger Volume 2: Just About As Good As It Gets

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Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
2
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Available
Release Date:
22-09-2014
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Barcode:
8718858853656
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
SCCD11365
Folksinger Humdinger Volume 2: Just About As Good As It Gets
Folksinger Humdinger Volume 2: Just About As Good As It Gets

Description

Our first volume of early Bob Dylan (SCCD2488) revealed that in the two years before 1963 when his name first began to be noted as a songwriter, the young pilgrim's progress within the NYC Greenwich Village scene had been remarkably well documented by mostly amateur and some professional sound recordists. Whether private performances, club and small theatre gigs, radio appearances and noted appearances at the famed Gaslight Café, somebody had a tape running. Ample evidence, then, to provide rich pickings for an equally essential (and historic) second volume. Here we revisit a few of the venues and radio shows featured on Vol.1 (selecting different performances, naturally) but for the most part find alternative sources such as private recordings in Minneapolis in 1961 and a 1962 concert in Montreal. Also the young journeyman employed as accompanying harmonica player to Carolyn Hester, Harry Belafonte, Big Joe Williams and - in London in January 1963 - Dick Farina and Eric von Schmidt. Recorded at Dobell's record shop on Charing Cross Road, it was here Bob was immortalised as Blind Boy Grunt. From his eclectic interpretations of the folk-blues Americana songbook to earliest recordings of some of his own subsequently famous compositions, here is another powerful portrait of a legend in the making.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Quit Your Lowdown Ways
  3. Let Me Die in My Footsteps
  4. Railroad Bill
  5. James Alley Blues
  6. Talking Fisherman's Blues
  7. It's Hard to be Blind
  8. Standing On the Highway
  9. He was a Freind of Mine
  10. Devilish Mary
  11. Blowin' in the Wind (Version 1)
  12. The Girl I Left Behind
  13. San Francisco Bay Blues
  14. Death don't have no Mercy
  15. Will the Circle be Unbroken
  16. Pretty Polly
  17. Railroad Boy
  18. Rambling on My Mind
  19. Makes a Long Time Man Feel Bad
  20. Harmonica Solo
  21. Black Cross
  22. Barbara Allen
  23. Sitting on Top of the World - Big Joe Williams feat. Bob Dylan (Harmonica)
  24. Two Trains Running
  25. Hiram Hubbard
  26. Cocaine - Dick Farina & Eric von Schmidt feat. 'Blind Boy Grunt'
  27. Bob Dylan's Dream
  28. Blowin' in the Wind (Version 2)
  29. Xmas Island - Dick Farina & Eric von Schmidt feat. 'Blind Boy Grunt'
  30. Come Back Baby - Carolyn Hester feat. Bob Dylan (Harmonica)
  31. Wichita - Big Joe Williams feat. Bob Dylan (Harmonica)
  32. Who Killed David Moore
  33. John Brown
  34. A Hard Rains Gonna Fall
  35. Overseas Stomp - Dick Farina & Eric von Schmidt feat. 'Blind Boy Grunt'
  36. Midnight Special - Harry Belafonte feat. Bob Dylan (Harmonica)
  37. Boots of Spanish Leather
  38. I'll Fly Away - Carolyn Hester feat. Bob Dylan (Harmonica)
  39. Glory Glory - Dick Farina & Eric von Schmidt feat. 'Blind Boy Grunt'
  40. Backwater Blues
  41. My Own True Love
  42. You Can Always Tell - Dick Farina & Eric von Schmidt feat. 'Blind Boy Grunt'
  43. Only a Hobo
  44. West Texas
  45. Chess Monologue
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