HARD TIMES IN NEW YORK CITY
RZ001 1CD [T-518]
(1) Gerdes Folk City (New York, NY); September 1961
(2) Carnegie Recital Hall (New York, NY); November 4, 1961
(2) Gerdes Folk City (New York, NY); April 1962 (line)
(4) Cynthia Gooding's Apartment (New York, NY); April 1962
(5) Finjan Club (Montreal, QU); July 2, 1962
Tracklist: (1) Ranger's Command; [w/Jim Kweskin] San Francisco Bay Blues, The Great Divide
(2) Pretty Peggy-O, In The Pines, Gospel Plow, 1913 Massacre,
Backwater Blues, Young But Daily Growin', Fixin' To Die
(2) Honey Just Allow Me One More Chance, Talkin' New York/Talkin'
Folklore Center, Corrina Corrina, Deep Ellum Blues, Blowin' In The
(4) Wichita, Rocks And Gravel
(5) Muleskinner Blues
DEEP: Early New York City material, including some
heretofore unreleased-on-CD tracks. Nice, folky stuff here in
quality that I imagine is as good as it gets in normal circulating
circles. Historic performances from Gerdes and Carnegie Recital are
sandwiched around cuts from Cynthia Gooding's apartment tape. The
"Blowin' In The Wind" from Gerdes might be the first ever
live version. An outstanding, historic collection of early trax
with a smashing B&W pic on the cover of Dylan walkin' the streets
of the Big Apple. Clear plastic tray w/pic behind adds another nice
touch to an extremely classy looking package.
ISIS: A compilation of tracks dating back to Dylan's arrival
in New York. Recording quality is as good as it gets throughout,
all excellency and sympathetically mastered. Somehow though, as a
compilation, it doesn't quite do the period full justice.
EDLIS: A collection of performances from 1961-62 reported to
be in as good as quality as they get for these recordings. The
quality varies a little from track to track and does contain some
CDG: A compilation of very early tracks in excellent sound
quality. All nice stuff if you're interested in this era; but only
the Gerdes sections include all the circulating material.
rmd: The sound quality is good, the songs are good and the
performances are good. For those who like the pure guitar,
harmonica and voice Dylan it is excellent. It reminds me of the
years of my youth misspent going to folkclubs.