Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Folksinger's Choice (03/11/62)

bob dylan - folksingers choice - cynthia gooding - 1962

Bob Dylan
03/11/62
Cynthia Gooding Radio Show
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

Lonesome Whistle Blues
Fixin’ To Die
Smokestack Lightning
Hard Travelin’
Death Of Emmett Till
Standing On The Highway
Roll On John
Stealin’
Long Time Man Feel Bad
Baby Please Don’t Go
Hard Times In New York

Entering into Bob Dylan on my alphabetical bootleg upload makes me a little nervous. I absolutely adore Bob Dylan. I love him. His music informs my life. Yet I realize in the realm of fandom I am small change. I don’t have the breadth of knowledge, the countless hours of listening, reading, and all encompassing that so many fans do. When I post these bootlegs I worry that I will be nailed for posting lossy mp3s. I worry that any comment I take will be wrong, or fraudulent or stupid. So here, ye fans of greatness, stand aside, or I understand I am not worthy of Bob. I am but a peon next to Saint Bob. But, man, I do dig the man and his music and I want to share some shows. That might not be enough, but it is something.

This is a really interesting recording. Taken from a radio show and filled with lots of interesting interview bits here is Dylan before he became legend. He is not the becoming god, but a folksinger, a guy who found something in Woody Guthrie and is attempting to be a fellow troubadour. There are hints of legend, and especially the mystic as he answers questions often cryptically. The songs are essentially covers, but good ones and played by a man who knew the possession of history.

7 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Folksinger's Choice (03/11/62)

  1. thanks for the post/upload! Curious though, how you can call these files lossless when they are mp3’s ??

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