March 14, 2012 – 4:28 am

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Carnegie Chapter Hall 1961 [BDA, 1CD]

Live at Carnegie Chapter Hall, New York, NY; November 4, 1961. Very good to excellent radio broadcast? Said to have been recorded/compiled from Izzy Young’s radio broadcast(s).

Thanks to JTT; and to HowlinHusky for sharing the tracks on Demonoid.

Thanks to stewART for the artwork.

Release notes:

This is a new release on the BDA Label. Can be purchased from Stores and Internet Sellers, Amazon, HMV etc. but obviously not Official. The release has 14 Tracks but I have seemlessly edited in This Land Is Your Land from another source. [Editor: This track is omitted as it is available on The Bootleg Series Vol 7.]

On the evening of November 4, 1961, 10 months after arriving in New York and nine days after signing with Columbia Records, Bob Dylan performed 22 songs at Carnegie Chapter Hall in New York City, an auxiliary practise room to the main, very prestigious central concert hall.

Dylan had been making a reasonable name for himself in the folk community around NYC’s Greenwich Village since his arrival in the city, and had achieved good reviews playing in the area’s coffee bars and folk cellars, most notably from Robert Shelton on the New York Times.

The first seven songs from this performance came into circulation among collectors some years ago. Five additional songs appeared in December 2004 and a further two (’Talking Merchant Marine’ and ‘Talking New York’) turned up in May, 2008. It is generally believed that no other songs from this earliest of Dylan performances are in existence anywhere. All of the available material has been pulled together for this remarkable release.

With a tracklist comprising four Dylan originals, plus a further two Dylan arrangements of traditional tunes, two Woody Guthrie songs plus a mixture of other traditionals and folk and blues standards, the historical value alone of this recording, available legitimately now for the first time, is reason enough for its release.

These tracks are no longer available for download.

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  1. 18 Responses to “BOB DYLAN - CARNEGIE CHAPTER HALL 1961”

  2. This would appear to be available for public consumption because it is outside the fifty year copyright. I would also not be surprised if this was recorded before Columbia had Dylan under contract and therefore they would have no publishing rights to this concert but I am happy to be corrected on this. If this is the case then This Land Is Your Land would also be in the public domain. Nice to see it anyway Love to all!

    By Allan McFadyen on Mar 14, 2012

  3. Well Allan..I agree..

    By Eric on Mar 14, 2012

  4. If you haven’t heard the Great White Wonder version of Black Cross,check it out. It makes this one sound like a casual rehearsal. Still,I would think it took balls to do it at that time in that venue.

    By Orlando Bobert on Mar 14, 2012

  5. I always love to listen to these songs of Mr. Bob wherever I am.

    By Rijn B on Mar 14, 2012

  6. Thanks, guys. another classic for my collection!

    By tony on Mar 14, 2012

  7. A legendary performance by a true, living legend! Thanks BigO!

    By LongBlackVeil on Mar 14, 2012

  8. Thank you !

    By jack bond on Mar 14, 2012

  9. thanks, big-O!!!


    By I-) on Mar 14, 2012

  10. allan - its much more than 50 years. plus hes not dead yet. so this doesnt apply at all in his case. the man can still own his own work and reapply for his own copyrights. lol.
    heres an article for u. scroll down to the united states section for clarity.‘_copyright_length

    By darth on Mar 14, 2012


    By another Eric on Mar 15, 2012

  12. This one was well worth the time. The recording is excellent and Dylan is so energetic and fun. This will soon become a favorite.

    By batfan63 on Mar 15, 2012

  13. Dylan is my main man

    By Padraig Cronin on Mar 15, 2012

  14. Thanks, as always. Sounds like he did it yesterday. I got the missing song from Bob’s Boots A-Z. Have a nice day. Jim

    By jimg on Mar 16, 2012

  15. Had this for a long time …. with stewART’s fine coverart. Now bought the official release to add to the collection … great performance, really, by a young man cutting his teeth in a trade that has lasted him his life so far. Long may he continue to please us with his singing and his songs and his interpretations of others. Thanks Bob.

    By Canute on Mar 20, 2012

  16. cool.

    By gemjack on Mar 21, 2012

  17. A welcome addition to my Bob collection. Thanks

    By Matt on May 4, 2012

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