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Live 1961 GWW
source: Minnesota party tape II
Side one: 

Come see (Woody Guthrie)
I want it now  (Woody Guthrie)
San Francisco Bay Blues (Jesse Fuller)
Long Time growin' (Trad.)
Devilish Mary (Bess Lomax Hawes)
Ramblin'  'round (Woody Guthrie)
Death don't have no mercy (Rev. Gary Davis)

Side two: 
It's hard to be blind (Dylan adaptation)* 
This train (Big Bill Broonzy)
Long John take off ? (harmonica  solo) 
Talkin' fish blues  (Woody Guthrie)
Pastures of plenty (Woody Guthrie)
This title has been a bit of an enigma to collectors. It's a beautiful marble vinyl housed in anti-static sleeves, early material, fairly good quality ... but that's it.  The cover is a plain white jacket with a rubber stamp on the front. No song titles, no information, not even an insert.  What's the deal? Well, the confusion stems from the fact that this is a bit of a bastard title. The LPs themselves were extra copies left over from the final release of the 1984 German issue entitled Young but growing. These albums reached USA shores by way of the friendly folks at TMQ. Seeing they had a nice looking, quality piece, (which, by coincidence already had a trademark of quality pig on the label) they issued the limited quantity in 1988 in this cheep, lackluster cover. Of course, if you're a romantic, you won't see it as a cheep way to get an album out quickly, but as reminiscent of the very first stamped covers that TMOQ ever issued.
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Track info that was unforgivably left out of this package can be found at left. *It's hard to be blind has been adapted by Dylan from the traditional song It's hard to be poor and  the Reverend Gary Davis' There was a time when I was blind. This train is Woody Guthrie's version of Big Bill Broonzy's This train is bound for glory. This recording is half of the so-called Minnesota party tape. It was recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the apartment of Bonnie Beecher in May of 1961. 
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Matrix: 1961
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