Audio: Bob Dylan Live at The Gaslight Cafe, Oct. 1962 — Complete 17 Song Set

Fifty-two years ago, on October 15, 1962, an unknown Bob Dylan performed 17 songs at the Gaslight Cafe in Greenwich Village, New York.

His performance was recorded and has circulated on bootlegs since the early ’70s.

Some of these songs were officially released on a CD, Live at The Gaslight 1962, in 2005. A couple others made it onto other official Dylan CDs. And some have not yet been officially released.

Here are all 17 of the songs, including the ones that have not yet been officially released.

“Barbara Allen”:

Barbara Allen by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”:

A HARD RAIN'S A-GONNA FALL [live 1962 10 at Gaslight Café, New York City] by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright”:

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Black Cross”:

Black Cross by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“No More Auction Block”:

No More Auction Block by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Rocks And Gravel”:

Rocks and Gravel by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Moonshine Blues”:

Moonshine Blues by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“John Brown”:

JOHN BROWN [Live 1962 10 At Gaslight Café, New York City] by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Ballad Of Hollis Brown”:

BALLAD OF HOLLIS BROWN [Live 1962 10 At Gaslight Café, New York City] by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”:

See That My Grave Is Kept Clean by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Cocaine”:

Cocaine by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“The Cuckoo Is a Pretty Bird”:

Cuckoo Is a Pretty Bird by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Ain’t No More Cane”:

“Motherless Children”:

Motherless Children by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Handsome Molly”:

Handsome Molly by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Kindhearted Woman Blues”:

Kindhearted Woman Blues by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“West Texas”:

West Texas by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

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One thought on “Audio: Bob Dylan Live at The Gaslight Cafe, Oct. 1962 — Complete 17 Song Set

  1. This would make a beautiful double lp, I have tried some bootleg editions, but they were in a terrible state… The sheer intensity of songs like Barbara Allen, Moonshiner, No more Auction Block, West Texas, Ain’t no more Cane, Mohterless Children, John Brown, Rock’s and Gravel and Cocaine would make me settle for a single album as well… His voice is finding it’s subtle best and his guitar picking here is awesome, a pity he left that style behind until the days of World Gone Wrong where he played it more rough… Anyway, this is of the same power as Freewheelin’ and The Times

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