Sunday, July 21, 2019

Bob Dylan: Live at the Gaslight (1962)

Greenwich Village Cafes

Bob Dylan:  Live at The Gaslight (1962), Wikipedia writes  is a live album including ten songs from early Bob Dylan performances on October 15th, 1962, at The Gaslight Cafe in New York City’s Greenwich Village.”
Via: Youtube

In an old building, dating from 1883, was a coffeehouse located at 116 MacDougal Street in Manhattan, The Gaslight Cafe [1958–1971]. It was home of the Beat poets and folk singers, who had something to say.

It was here that Dylan wrote and first performed A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall.” (This is the same song that Patti Smith sang on behalf of Dylan at the Nobel Prize Ceremony on December 10th, 2016; she did a masterful and beautiful interpretation.)

The 10 song-set that Dylan performed on the night of October 15th were finally released as an album on August 30, 2005. Nice to hear a young Dylan performing; he was already writing good poetry.

Live at The Gaslight Album Cover; Bob Dylan [born  on May 24, 1941] was 21 when he performed these songs, many of which he wrote himself.