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Audio: Bob Dylan’s ’50th Anniversary Collection: The Copyright Extension Collection, Volume 1′ – Freewheelin’ Rarities, Part Two

In 2012, in order to protect the copyrights on a bunch of Bob Dylan recordings that have not been officially released, Sony released a very limited edition of a multi-disk set called The 50th Anniversary Collection: The Copyright Extension Collection, Volume 1.

Among the gems on the album are many outtakes and alternate takes of songs recorded for The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.

The other day I posted ten clips here.

Today I’ve got ten more.

Enjoy while you can.

Bob Dylan – Wichita (Freewheelin’ Outtake 1962):

Bob Dylan – Hero Blues (Freewheelin’ Outtake 1962):

Bob Dylan – Goin’ Down To New Orleans (Freewheelin’ Outtake 1962):

Bob Dylan – Milk Cow’s Calf’s Blues (Freewheelin’ Outtake 1962):

Bob Dylan – Kingsport Town (Freewheelin’ Outtake 1962):

Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan’s Blues (Freewheelin’ Alternate Take 1962):

Bob Dylan – I Shall Be Free (Freewheelin’ Alternate Take 1962):

Bob Dylan – Lonesome Whistle Blues (Freewheelin’ Outtake 1962):

Bob Dylan – Worried Blues (Freewheelin’ Outtake 1962):

Bob Dylan – Ballad Of Hollis Brown (Freewheelin’ Outtake 1962):

Bob Dylan – Baby Please Don’t Go (Freewheelin’ Outtake 1962):

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Audio: Bob Dylan’s 1962 Cynthia Gooding Recording is The Bomb!

Cynthia Gooding

In early 1962, very possibly February, Bob Dylan and his friend/radio host/singer Cynthia Gooding recorded a show that was broadcast on WBAI radio in New York.

A review of a CD of the recording at bobsboots.com:

The recording was made in February 1962. The date of March 11, 1962 is listed on the back cover, though this is most likely a re-broadcast date. The original radio show broadcast could have been as early as February. History is a bit fuzzy here.

Gooding’s interview with Bob is a good one. You can read the transcript at Expecting Rain.

Here’s some of the flavor of the conversation:

Cynthia Gooding: When I first heard Bob Dylan it was, I think, about three years ago in Minneapolis, and at that time you were thinking of being a rock and roll singer weren’t you?

Bob Dylan: Well at that time I was just sort of doin’ nothin’. I was there.

CG: Well, you were studying.

BD: I was working, I guess. l was making pretend I was going to school out there. I’d just come there from south Dakota. That was about three years ago?

CG: Yeah?

BD: Yeah, I’d come there from Sioux Falls. That was only about the place you didn’t have to go too far to find the Mississippi River. It runs right through the town you know. (laughs).

CG: You’ve been singing … you’ve sung now at Gerdes here in town and have you sung at any of the coffee houses?

BD: Yeah, I’ve sung at the Gaslight. That was a long time ago though. I used to play down in the Wha too. You ever know where that place is?

CG: Yeah, I didn’t know you sung there though.

BD: Yeah, I sung down there during the afternoons. I played my harmonica for this guy there who was singing. He used to give me a dollar to play every day with him, from 2 o’clock in the afternoon until 8.30 at night. He gave me a dollar plus a cheese burger.

CG: Wow, a thin one or a thick one?

BD: I couldn’t much tell in those days.

CG: Well, whatever got you off rock ‘n roll and on to folk music?

BD: Well, I never really got onto this, they were just sort of, I dunno, I wasn’t calling it anything then you know, I wasn’t really singing rock ‘n roll, I was singing Muddy Waters songs and I was writing songs, and I was singing Woody Guthrie songs and also I sung Hank Williams songs and Johnny Cash, I think.

The music is superb. Be sure to click on play all!

The songs:

1. Lonesome Whistle Blues (Hank Williams/Jimmy Davies)
2. Fixin’ To Die (Bukka White)
3. Smokestack Lightning (Howlin’ Wolf)
4. Hard Travelin’ (Woody Guthrie)
5. The Death Of Emmett Till
6. Standing On The Highway
7. Roll On, John (trad., arr. By Bob Dylan)
8. Stealin’, Stealin’ (trad. arr. Memphis Jug Band)
9. Long Time Man (trad., arr. by Alan Lomax)
10. Baby Please Don’t Go (Big Joe Williams)
11. Hard Times In New York Town

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