Tony Glover's group of three 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tapes featuring recordings of Bob Dylan made in Minneapolis in May 1961, marked on the sides of the boxes by Glover: "Dylan - Mpls - May 1961." Glover has annotated the backs of the boxes with track lists and information about the sessions: "Bob Dylan - Mpls, May 1961 (After 1st NY Trip) (At Bonnie's - 8th St SE), Reel II: 1. Rambling Blues, 2. Death Don't Have No Mercy, 3. It's Hard to Be Blind, 4. This Train, 5. Harp Blues, 6. Talking Fisherman, 7. Pastures of Plenty"; "Bob Dylan - Mpls, May 1961 (Ctd), Reel IV: 1. Railroad Bill, 2. Will The Circle Be Unbroken, 3. Man of Constant Sorrow, 4. Pretty Polly, 5. Railroad Boy, 6. Times Ain't What They Used To Be, 7. [Talk] Why'd You Cut My Hair"; and "Side One - May 1961 (Ctd), 1. This Land, 2. Two Trains, 3. Wild Mountain Times, 4. Howja Do, 5. Car Song, 6. Don't Push Me, 7. Come See, 8. I Want My Milk, 9. SF Bay Blues, 10. A Long Time a Growin, 11. Devilish Mary, Side Two - (Ctd), 1. Railroad Bill, 2. Will The Circle Be Unbroken, 3. Man of Constant Sorrow, 4. Pretty Polly, 5. Railroad Boy, 6. Times Ain't What They Used To Be, 7. Why'd You Cut My Hair (Dylan)." The third box also has a handwritten note inside in Glover's hand: "May 1961 Dub (Ctd), I. This Land Is Your Land, 1/2 track dupe of previous tape." In overall very good to fine condition.
Bonnie Beecher was a friend of Bob Dylan's from Minneapolis, and is sometimes said to have been the inspiration for 'Girl from the North Country.' Some of the earliest known Dylan recordings were captured at her home on 8th Street SE. Prior to this recording, Dylan had gone to New York City but returned home to Hibbing, possibly to ask his family for money. Before visiting his parents, he asked Bonnie to cut his hair—then playfully turned it into an improvised tune: 'Bonnie why'd you cut my hair / I can't go nowhere / Sitting down all alone / Sitting down all alone / Ain't go no hair on my head / Ain't got enough to use a comb.'
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From the Tony Glover Collection.
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