December 24, 2019 – 7:55 am


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Are You Now or Have You Ever Been? (His Gotham Ingress) [TAKRL 1952, 1CD]

Bob Dylan in Concert. Unreleased CBS Album. Very good mono. JTT Vinyl Transfer.

The title of this LP is, of course, in reference to the McCarthy era question “Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?” Fitting, as Bob is in his early “protest the corruption of established authority” incarnation. No song said it better than John Birch, but on this recording, Percy’s Song and Seven Curses tell the story. The sub-title refers to his ingress (or coming into) Gotham (a Batman inspired reference to New York City). Gotham, in actuality, is in Jersey.

An incredible sounding 1974 TAKRL release. It has a plain white jacket with a pink or yellow paper insert with a picture of lower Manhattan circa 1966. ‘World’ or plain yellow labels with ‘SIDE ONE’ and  ‘SIDE TWO’ stamped on label. The source is the famous un-released CBS album of the concert at Carnegie Hall, Oct 26 1963 and *NY Town Hall - April 12, 1963. The shows were recorded to be released as a live Columbia album, but disputes arose
(including CBS hesitating on the release of the well over six-minute rambling soliloquy “Last Thoughts”). This seems to be the thorn in the side that doomed the project. Also released in a hand made cover (the rumoured Berkeley LP)  entitled: Live at Carnegie Hall 1963. -

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Thanks to Eddiethecat for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

Replica Artwork by JTT Using Original Scans

Near Mint Vinyl LPs > Technics SL-110/SME 3009 Series 111/Goldring G1010 > Onkyo P-304 Pre Amp > Soundforge PRO 10 > FLAC Level 6 Align on sector boundaries
Some Clicks and Surface Noise Present

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01. Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie - Omitted*
Track 02. Lay Down Your Weary Tune 5:00
Track 03. Dusty Old Fairgrounds 5:19
Track 04. Ballad Of John Brown 5:10
Track 05. When the Ship Comes In 3:42
Track 06. Who Killed Davy Moore 3:17
Track 07. Percy’s Song 9:06
Track 08. Bob Dylan’s New Orleans Rag 3:27
Track 09. Seven Curses 4:14
48 mins

* Officially released on Bootleg Series Vol 1-3.

Tracks 1, 3, 4, 8 - NYC Town Hall - April 12, 1963
Tracks 2, 5, 6, 7, 9 - Carnegie Hall - October 26, 1963

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  2. Rumor has it Bob gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Dec 24, 2019

  3. Bob is a Jew

    By U L E on Dec 24, 2019

  4. Jews have Big Pricks Noses and Ears

    By U L E on Dec 24, 2019

  5. Also long pockets short arms

    By U L E on Dec 24, 2019

  6. Hi,
    Thanks for the upload but there is something wrong with track 5, isn’t there? Mind reloading it?

    By chotakeo on Dec 24, 2019

  7. Christmas Eve and you sad lonely wankers are still spewing your shit,what sad losers you are,you have nothing better to do than ,so you have no family,friends sad sad sad,only your simple minds….

    By skinned knees on Dec 24, 2019

  8. Thanks Big O!
    You know by now how many of us appreciate any postings of His Bobness! Especially such rare stuff and this one I don’t have and it must be as rare as hen’s teeth!
    Seasons Greetings to you and yours

    By swappers on Dec 24, 2019

  9. Sound is great for it’s age esp. it being a vinyl source. Thank you for this. For those who don’t know, Bob Dylan went to Bible study for weeks at my church, The Valley Vineyard, in 1978. His pastor, Bill Dwyer, did a two hour DVD. There is also much behind the scenes stuff in the studio, finishing up the last tour before the Christian era, interview with Jerry Wexler, his producer.

    By ScarRad on Dec 24, 2019

  10. I love this shit . I has always been a fan of Dylan . Finding out he is another Jew bastard has been hard for me to accept but I is tryin. to get past that fuckin shit . Fuck so many of these folks are jew bastards anyway like Lou Reed.

    By Derrick on Dec 24, 2019

  11. Derrick, Dylan’s real name is Robert Zimmerman. Lou Reeds last name was Rabowitz or something like that I think.Both jews unfortunately.

    By HHH on Dec 24, 2019

  12. Blah, blah…woof, woof….

    By harmon on Dec 24, 2019

  13. Important historical material in nice quality too. Many thanks and Merry Christmas.

    By Chrissy59 on Dec 24, 2019

  14. Thank you. Heard lots about and now have an opportunity to hear. Thank you again!

    By Dat on Dec 25, 2019

  15. Grat Post!
    Thank you vor the early Bob!!

    By Frank on Dec 25, 2019

  16. I knew Lou Reed was a jew asshole , but wasnt sure about Dylan . Guess it figures. John Denver being a jew surprised the shit out of me .

    By Nelson on Dec 25, 2019

  17. What’s will all the anti semetic shit here ?

    By Larry on Dec 25, 2019

  18. Larry - In between jerk-off sessions, they spew this garbage they do. It makes them feel like they actually matter, and aren’t just a waste of sperm. Kind of pathetic. Too bad Big O allows them a forum for them to wallow in their ignorance.

    By Russ on Dec 25, 2019

  19. Russ is actually Mark , and vice versa. And he thinks that Derrick ‘ Antichrist and I are the same person. Unlike those two I’m not a big sports fan . The only thing I really follow are the black ape athletes who beat the crap out of women and kids .

    By HHH on Dec 25, 2019

  20. It’s pretty obvious that Mark/ Russ is of the Hebrew persuasion.

    By HHH on Dec 25, 2019

  21. Have no idea who Mark is. Never thought Derrick and HHH are one in the same, because frankly, they are so irrelevant that I really couldn’t care. I’m sure some pithy comments will follow. Have fun, try not to come up with something different or original. I’m sure you won’t.

    By Russ on Dec 25, 2019

  22. Roses are Red
    Violets are bluish
    If it wasn’t for Christmas
    We’d all be Jewish

    By sking on Dec 25, 2019

  23. I’ve said many times they the coons is worse than the Jew bastards. At least my opinion cause they won’t leave the white bitches alone . They keep fuckin them makin more hi yeller babies . The white bitches is even worse than the coons . The men in the white ain’t around to stop that fuckin shit no more .

    By Derrick on Dec 25, 2019

  24. The men in the white sheets ain’t around no more to stop that fuckin shit . Back in the old days if a coon even looked at a white bitch he would get a tar and feather bath and then a rope to the highest motherfuckin tree. The white bitches would be run out of town on a rail and the hi yeller babies would be given to a coon family. That shit didn’t happen often though cause the coons and the white bitches knew what was acomin if they did .

    By Derrick on Dec 25, 2019

  25. thanks bigo and happy christmas to you all

    By Leigh Palfrey on Dec 25, 2019

  26. Rumor has it U L E doesn’t have one.

    By Matches on Dec 25, 2019

  27. Thanks Big for the new Bob album.

    By Matches on Dec 25, 2019

  28. Do you think you could give your religious bigotry a rest, on this of all days? Put your hatred some place else. And, no, I’m not a Jew.

    By buster on Dec 26, 2019


    By dysign on Dec 26, 2019

  30. Boring trolls. GREAT concert recording. Thanks, Big O!

    By Eric on Dec 27, 2019

  31. I hate niggers, bring back the Ku klux klan

    By Henry Lee Lucas on Dec 27, 2019

  32. How about some good ole country music. Hank Williams ‘ Conway Twitty Johnny Cash George Jones

    By Henry Lee Lucas on Dec 27, 2019

  33. Many thanks…. again. Nice keepsake of a time long gone but still remembered. Cheers.

    By Canute on Dec 27, 2019

  34. derrick,lucas(definiton of an idiot)

    By tom on Dec 28, 2019

  35. How about some Lawrence Welk bootlegs!!!!!!!

    By Noodles on Dec 30, 2019

  36. Henry Lee? Isn’t that cute! Derrick has another alias.

    By Mark on Dec 30, 2019

  37. HHH/Derrick thinks I’m Jewish because in his mind only a Jewish person could be so rational, non-racist, and non-anti-Semetic. Breaking news, HHH- plenty of white guys are rational and non-racist. You are in the minority and the time for your kind has come and gone. Another generation and your ilk will be just a footnote in history.

    But that’s why you are crying here everyday, isn’t it?

    By Mark on Dec 30, 2019

  38. Lesley Gore was born Lesley Sue Goldstein in Brooklyn, New York City, to Ronny and Leo Goldstein, a manufacturer of children’s clothes and swimwear. Her family was Jewish. Its My Party, You Dont Own Me. I never knew she was Yiddish

    By Mark on Dec 30, 2019

  39. Now I know how Derrick feels when he found out about Dylan being jewish. Lesley Gore was one of my all time favorite female vocalists. I also just found out she was a lesbian

    By Mark on Dec 30, 2019

  40. Just found out Carol King was another fuckin Jew bastard. After Dylan nothing surprises me no more . Why do all them jew bastards change their names ? Cause they is ashamed that’s why and for good reason Mark you motherfuckin Dic suckin jew bastard asshole.

    By Derrick on Dec 30, 2019

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