Gaslight Café, New York City, September 1961 and The Minneapolis Hotel Tape December 22, 1961.
“The Minneapolis Hotel Tape & The Gaslight Café” follows BDA’s releases of the Carnegie Chapter Hall concert and the Minneapolis Party Tape earlier this year (2012). Recorded in September and December 1961, both of these new recordings are presented in superb quality, especially considering the early dates of the recordings and the type of equipment used. The CD features all six songs from Dylan’s Gaslight Café set and 18 of the songs performed at the home of Bonnie Beecher in Minneapolis on December 22, 1961. For copyright reasons, BDA has omitted tracks previously released by Columbia Records. This release is presented in deluxe packaging with a booklet of notes.
1. Man on the Street 2. He Was a Friend of Mine 3. Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues 4. Song To Woody 5. Pretty Polly 6. Car, Car 7. Candy Man 8. Stealin’, Stealin’ 9. It’s Hard to be Blind 10. Man of Constant Sorrow 11. Omie Wise 12. In The Evening 13. Baby Let Me Follow You Down 14. Sally Gal 15. Gospel Plow 16. Long John 17. Cocaine 18. VD Blues 19. VD Waltz 20. VD City 21. VD Gunner’s Blues 22. See That My Grave is Kept Clean 23. Ramblin’ Round 24. Black Cross