The exterior album sleeve looks a lot like The Beatles “White Album” cover. However, “Great White Wonder” is another type of musical animal. A rare double LP album in a plain white sleeve with no markings but a title stamped to the upper right hand album cover, is one of the most famous bootlegs of all time. This is the first bootleg ever to be produced in the rock-and-roll era. “Great White Wonder” was originally released in the United States in July 1969. Tracks came from Dylan’s and The Band‘s legendary Basement Tapes sessions, recorded in the cellar of The Band’s upstate New York home, while others were supposedly taped in Minneapolis on December 22, 1961. The recording was never approved by Dylan or his record company. It’s easy to overlook this plain looking album while digging through record bins, but if you find it, you own a rare gem.
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Columbia Records CL 1779
Hugely influential in the folk-revival, Broadside Magazine was founded in 1962 by Agnes “Sis” Cunningham and her husband, Gordon Friesen, as a small mimeographed publication. The magazine reflected the times. It was often controversial, and was the subject of questions in one of Bob Dylan’s many news conferences, as seen in the Martin Scorcese documentary on Bob Dylan released in 2005. Issues of what is folk? what is folk rock? and who is folk? were roundly discussed and debated. At the same time, Broadside nurtured and promoted important singer-songwriters of the era.
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Nashville Skyline Newspaper – Volume 1, No. 2 – Neil Young Cover Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. 1971
Rare copy of the famous Nashville paper; Neil Young interview by Gayle Buchalter with photos by Al Sellers; Bob Dylans’ new book, Tarantual; Mac Davis at Belmont College; Nity Gritty Dirt band, Allman Brothers at MTSU; Guess Who; Three Dog Night record reviews and an article about Mickey Newbury, the houseboat poet – An awesome time capsule.
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