Bob Dylan – The Minnesota Tapes

BOB DYLAN
Minnesota Tapes
source: Minneapolis recordings
Minnesota Party Tape II (Beecher Tape) – May 1961
Minnesota Hotel Tape (Glover Tape) Dec. 22, 1961

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

Disc one
Minnesota Party Tape: May 1961
Ramblin’ Round (Woody Guthrie) – Removed possible inclusion on No Direction Home
Death Don’t Have No Mercy (Rev. Gary Davis)
It’s Hard To Be Blind (Adapted Rev Gary Davis)
This Train Is Bound For Glory (Big Bill Broonzy)
Harmonica Solo
Talkin’ Fish Blues (Woody Guthrie)
Pastures Of Plenty (Woody Guthrie)
Railroad Bill (Traditional)
Will The Circle Be Unbroken (A P Carter)
Man Of Constant Sorrow (Traditional)
Pretty Polly (Traditional)
Railroad Boy (Traditional)
James Alley Blues (Richard Brown)
Bonnie, Why’d You Cut My Hair (Traditional)
This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)
Two Trains Running (McKinley Morganfield)
Wild Mountain Thyme (Traditional)

Disc two
Howdido (Woody Guthrie)
Car Car (Woody Guthrie)
Don’t You Push Me Down (Woody Guthrie)
Come See (Woody Guthrie)
I Want It Now (I Want My Milk) (Woody Guthrie)
San Francisco Bay Blues (Jesse Fuller)
A Long Time A-Growin’. (Traditional)
Devilish Mary (Bess Lomax Hawes)

Minnesota Hotel Tape: Dec 22 1961
Candy Man (Rev. Gary Davis arr. of trad. song)
Baby Please Don’t Go (Big Joe Williams) – Removed included on Highway 61 Interactive
Hard Times In New York Town (adapted*1) – Removed released on Bootleg Series 1-3 Rare and unreleased
Stealin’ (Memphis Jug Band arr. of trad. song)
Poor Lazarus (Traditional)
I Ain’t Got No Home (Woody Guthrie) – Removed included on Highway 61 Interactive
It’s Hard To Be Blind (adapte Rev Gary Davis)
Dink’s Song (John & Alan Lomax arr. of trad. song) – Removed released on Bootleg Series 7 No Direction Home
Man Of Constant Sorrow (Dylan arr. of trad. song)
East Orange (Assumed Dylan) – Removed included on Highway 61 Interactive

Disc three
Naomi Wise (Traditional)
Wade In The Water (Traditional) – Removed included on Highway 61 Interactive
I Was Young When I Left Home – Removed released on Bootleg Series 7 No Direction Home
In The Evening (Leroy Carr)
Baby Let Me Follow You Down (E.Von Schmidt)
Sally Gal (adapted*4)
Gospel Plow (Traditional)
Long John (Traditional)
Cocaine Blues (Rev. Gary Davis arr. of trad. song)
VD Blues (Woody Guthrie)
VD Waltz (Woody Guthrie)
VD City (Woody Guthrie)
VD Gunner’s Blues (Woody Guthrie)
See My Grave’s Kept Clean (Lemon Jefferson)
Ramblin’ Round (Woody Guthrie) – Removed possible inclusion on No Direction Home
Black Cross (Lord Buckley arr. of Joseph S. Newman)

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Wanted Man WMM 033/034/035

Original CD – NCH Express Rip – Flac – md5summer

Artwork can be found here http://www.bobsboots.com/CDs/cd-m28.html

The December Tape was part of the 1st ever Bootleg released as a Double vinyl LP Great White Wonder back in 1969. A statement from Columbia Records at the time said:-
“We consider the release of this record as an abuse of the integrity of a great artist. By releasing material without the knowledge or approval of Bob Dylan or Columbia Records, the sellers of this record are crassly depriving a great artist of the opportunity to perfect his performance to the point where he believes in their integrity and validity. They are at one time defaming the artist and defrauding his admirers. For these reasons, Columbia Records in cooperation with Bob Dylan’s attorneys intends to take all legal steps to stop the distribution and sale of this album.” that achieved a lot!!!
The difference in performance in the young Bob in just the space of a few months is like chalk and cheese. The May tape shows a young man finding his feet in the music industry less confident and with a limited repertoire whilst the December Tape shows the transformation from a fresh faced kid with a guitar to a honed Folk Singer ready to startle the world.

The original torent wa s banned due to the inclusion of smapled tracks on Highway 61 Interactive the offending tracks have been removed and the info file checked by the “Dylan Mod” so hopefully thereb should be no problems with the torrent offending Dime rules.
Other than the 8 removed tracks I am not aware of any other tracks being released on official albums
This is a must have for any Dylan fan.

ENJOY

10 thoughts on “Bob Dylan – The Minnesota Tapes

  1. Comments from a deleted repost:

    Thrak says:
    March 1, 2017 at 9:40 pm Edit

    Thanks for the reup.
    Reply

    warren says:
    March 2, 2017 at 12:59 am Edit

    Yes, thanks a million for the reup!
    Reply

    Aaron Eel says:
    March 2, 2017 at 5:08 pm Edit

    Man, but Flickr does suck. I just wanted a copy of the front cover artwork. Not bear their frigging children.. : )

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