Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Bob Dylan's Greenwich Village: Sounds from the Scene in 1961

In early 1961, a 19-year-old Bob Dylan, having dropped out of college at the end of his freshman year, traveled to New York City, ostensibly to visit his idol Woody Guthrie, hospitalized with Huntingdon's Disease. This 2-disc set represents the scene he discovered, the sounds he found 'Blowin' In The Wind' and the artists who were already playing the clubs and bars of the Village upon his arrival. From old timers like Pete Seeger and the Reverend Gary Davis, to the bright young stars of the new wave like Joan Baez, and Phil Ochs.

Disc 1
1. New York City (Pete Seeger)
2. Pretty Boy Floyd (Woody Guthrie)
3. Ramblin' Gamblin' Man (Cisco Houston)
4. When First Unto This Country (New Lost City Ramblers)
5. Little Maggie (Barbara Dane)
6. Crawling King Snake (John Lee Hooker)
7. Howl (Allen Ginsberg)
8. Step It Up and Go (Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee)
9. Pallet On The Floor (Brownie McGhee)
10. Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie (Elizabeth Cotten)
11. Darling Corey (The Weavers)
12. The Bannana Boat Song (the Tarriars)
13. Pretty Polly (Erik Darling)
14. No More Cane On The Brazos (Odetta)
15. Red Wing (Oscar Brand)
16. Jack of Diamonds (Brother John Sellers)
17. Barbara Allen (Ed Mcurdy)
18. Duncan and Brady (Dave Van Ronk)
19. Rio Grande (The Focscle Singers)
20. Who's Gonna Buy You Ribbons (Paul Clayton)
21. The Steve Allen Show (Lenny Bruce)
22. The Flight Of The Bumble Bee (Jose Feliciano)
23. I Ain't Marching Anymore (Phil Ochs)
24. Turn, Turn, Turn (Judy Collins)
25. The Sound of Silence (Art Garfunkel)

Disc 2
1. New York City (Lead Belly)
2. Cocaine (Ramblin Jack Elliott)
3. Buffalo Boy (Theodore Bickel)
4. The Parting Glass (Clancy Brothers)
5. State Of The Nation (Kenneth Patchen)
6. Fixin' To Die (Bukka White)
7. Baby Please Don't Go (Big Joe Williams)
8. You Will Need Me (Lonnie Johnson)
9. The Wagoner's Lad (Kossoy Sisters)
10. Go' Way from My Window (John Jacob Niles)
11. Driving Wheel (Rosevelt Sykes)
12. On The Road (Jack Kerouac)
13. Silver Dagger (Joan Baez)
14. A Wayfaring Stranger (Bob Gibson)
15. Nottamun Town (Jean Ritchie)
16. Death Don't Have No Mercy (Reverend Gary Davis)
17. In My Time Of Dying (Josh White)
18. Uncloudy Day (Staple Singers)
19. Rocks and Gravel (Harry Belafonte)
20. Mojo Hand (Lightnin Hopkins)
21. New York Girls (Kingston Trio)
22. Little Wheel Spin And Spin (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
23. Ramblin' Boy (Tom Paxton)
24. Roll On Buddy (The Greenbriar Boys)
25. If I Had A Hammer (Peter Paul and Mary)

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