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Toni Mendell Tapes

The Toni Mendell Tapes represent the first complete extant recording of Bob Dylan performing at Carnegie Chapter Hall on November 4, 1961.

This concert was the first major solo performance of the young singer’s career, organized by Folklore Center proprietor Izzy Young shortly after Dylan signed with Columbia Records. Within two years, he would headline the main stage at Carnegie Hall.

The setlist includes:

  1. Pretty Peggy-O
  2. In The Pines
  3. Gospel Plow
  4. 1913 Massacre
  5. Backwater Blues
  6. A Long Time A-Growin’
  7. Fixin’ to Die
  8. San Francisco Bay Blues
  9. Car, Car
  10. Talkin’ Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues
  11. Man on the Street
  12. Sally Gal
  13. This Land Is Your Land (included on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack)
  14. Talkin’ Merchant Marine
  15. Black Cross
  16. He Was a Friend of Mine
  17. Pretty Polly
  18. The House of the Rising Sun
  19. The Cuckoo
  20. Freight Train Blues
  21. Song to Woody
  22. Talkin’ New York

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