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Item 5039 - Bob Dylan Original November 1971 Reel-to-Reel Tape and Autograph Letter Signed Catalog 596 (Nov 2020)

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Very rare ALS signed "Bob," one page, 4 x 6, no date but circa 1971. Dylan writes to Tony Glover, asking for a friend and fellow musician's input on rough mixes of his songs 'George Jackson' and 'Wallflower.' In full: "Tony—Here's the songs. The tape is 4th generation but I don't think it matters. Call me when you hear it." Includes the original 1/4-inch Scotch RB-7 reel-to-reel audio tape in its original box, marked on the back: "George Jackson / Wallflower / George Jackson." In overall fine condition.

Both songs were recorded at Columbia Studio B on November 4, 1971, with Dylan backed by Kenneth Buttrey (drums), Ben Keith (steel guitar), and Leon Russell (bass). 'George Jackson,' a protest song inspired by the killing of Black Panther leader George Jackson at San Quentin Prison in August, was quickly released as a single a week after the session. 'Wallflower,' on the other hand, did not see the light of day until being released as part of The Bootleg Series in 1991.

RR Auction does not claim ownership of copyright therein, and is not sure who, if anyone, would own those copyrights, and is possession of the actual tangible items on consignment from the rightful owner thereof.

From the Tony Glover Collection.

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