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Minnesota Party Tape

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Titles Minnesota Party Tape (Supplied Title)
Description Title from: Positively Bob Dylan / M. Krogsgaard. 1991. A recording of Bob Dylan singing and playing the guitar with a group of his friends: Bil Golfus, Bonnie Beecher, Cynthia Fincher (Fischer?) and Cleve Pettersen. Fincher (Fischer?) sings with him on "Come See Jerusalem". The song "Talkin’ inflation blues" by Tom Glazer is referred to as "Talkin’ lobbyist" on the recording. Songlist: Blues yodel no. 8 -- Come see Jerusalem -- San Francisco Bay blues -- I’m a gambler -- Talkin’ merchant marine; Talkin’ Hugh Brown; Talkin’ inflation blues -- Red rosey bush -- Johnny I hardly knew you -- Jesus Christ -- Streets of glory -- K.C. Moan. Recorded by Cleve Pettersen at an apartment (possibly rented by Hugh Brown) on 15th Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis in the fall of 1960. Pettersen used a Realistic reel-reel tape recorder and Realistic tape stock.
Quantity 1 sound tape reel
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Physical Support: sound cassette
Measurements 5 1/4 inches height (box)
5 1/4 inches width (box)
5/8 inch depth (box)
5 inches diameter (tape reel)
1/2 inch depth (tape reel)
Nomenclature audio tape
Creation Recorder: Pettersen, Cleve
Made in: Dinkytown, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Dylan, Bob
Communication. Recording Equipment & Supplies
Places Made in: Dinkytown, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 1960
Holding Type Sound Recordings
Identifiers Audiotape 203 (Library Call Number)
AV2004.97 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog

User Comments

  • Melinda Russell on June 25, 2017 11:20:54 AM
    Is there a contents listing for this tape? Thank you.
  • Photo and Art Database Admin on June 27, 2017 10:30:59 AM
    Thank you for your comment. In the Description section above is the information available, including songs played on the recording.
  • Charles Strinz on July 26, 2017 02:58:53 PM
    Do you reckon this is the oldest known existing recording of Bob Dylan?
  • Jason Fisher Eggink on August 7, 2021 02:21:21 AM
    The “Cynthia Fincher/Fischer” mentioned in the description is Cynthia FISHER! Sources: Multiple, available on request. I am her son.
  • Hank Thomas on October 7, 2021 06:36:47 PM
    Have these songs been digitized, and are they available to listen to? No doubt you are aware of the intense interest Bob Dylan fans would have in doing that.
  • David Dedman on September 17, 2022 08:51:17 PM
    A BOOTLEG copy exists - I Was So Much Younger Then - a 4 cd set It is on the first of a 4 disc set Further information on the internet - Bobs Boots / Discogs /

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