Montag, 30. April 2018

Bob Dylan - Studs Terkel´s Wax Museum (1963)

On the morning of April 25 1963, directly after the conclusion of his final Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan album session, Bob journeyed to Chicago for a live club appearance and a radio interview. The gig, on the evening of the same day, was at a newly opened club called The Bear, in which manager Albert Grossman was a partner. But the primary reason for the 700-mile excursion west was for Dylan to appear on a radio show the following evening, hosted by the extraordinary Studs Terkel.
Capturing the entire broadcast, during which Dylan is questioned and discusses with Studs his thoughts and ideas behind both the songs he performs and others he had written by this juncture, this CD contains a legendary event during which a 21 year old Bob Dylan also performs full acoustic versions of 7 self penned numbers.
Across just over an hour of airtime, Studs and Bob chat like old friends as Dylan is prompted towards playing certain tracks from his then fairly slim body of work, but comes up trumps by pulling songs not just from his imminent second record, but including one from the album after that and showcasing 3 songs that wouldn’t see the light of day on record until the 1990s.
Serving both as a historic document of a little known event in the career of a true musical icon, but also as a wholly enjoyable listening experience that stands up to numerous repeat listens.

The 1963 Terkel performance and interview is a must have for any serious collector. Bob has come into his own as a performer even at this early date. The songs are well done, and Bob's wit shines through on the interview.

Bob Dylan - Studs Terkel´s Wax Museum (1963)
(192 kbps, cover art incuded)

6 Kommentare:

Bob Mac hat gesagt…

More rare Dylan, please keep them coming...many thanks.

zero hat gesagt…

Glad you like that stuff. Greetings!

iggy hat gesagt…

Thank you very much for your kind and generous offerings. It's nice to visit you once again. I am enjoying the early Dylan recordings, from my first year in college in 1962. Very best wishes,

Iggy

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks a lot, Iggy. All the best for you, greetings!

serviceton hat gesagt…

The Yellow Dog label there on the cover reminds me of that forgotten "quality bootleg" label of the 1990s. Whilst not exactly 'square' Terkel is a more traditional interviewer than I had remembered. Great to hear. Many thanks zero.

zero hat gesagt…

You are welcome!

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