"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 1964

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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The 1964 Folklore UK album by Dick Fariña and Eric von Schmidt featuring Bob on harmonica

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This yearly page now contains only the main Rarities List! Mono 7" Singles & EPs (up to 1976) are now here, and Promotional Items (Albums and Singles) are now here. All Honourable Mentions are now here. Because of the length of this page, detailed information about the cancelled 1964 Columbia album "Bob Dylan In Concert" is now here, and detailed information about all the 1964 Vanguard releases relating to the Newport Folk Festival 1963 is now here.


Bob Dylan In Concert


The Newport Folk Festival 1963

If you have any entries to add to the list or additions/corrections to existing entries, please let me know! Please note I cannot value your Dylan rarities - see the Mission page for reasons why. Contact the dealers on my Trading page for assistance!

Revised: 19 September, 2014.


Titles in red are not available on a currently released Bob Dylan CD (for these see bobdylan.com )

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Performances currently available on commercial CD are marked by (these are the ones that count as obscurities rather than as rarities)


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - two single-sided 12" acetate LPs, Columbia (USA), late 1963/early 1964:

These 12" acetates are owned by a former music reviewer of the "Village Voice" in New York. They are in the original brown paper dust jackets, with various notes and routing info, including John Hammond's name. Also, there is a copy of the Columbia Records album sleeve plus a mastering page with a wealth of information as to contents, recording dates, release dates, etc. There is also a note on the letterhead of producer Tom Wilson addressed to the reviewer, instructing her not to mention Hero Blues in her review! More details of these acetates are required! Are they mono or stereo? They are probably mono because the 1980 and 2007 appearances of R-0390 are in mono. As far as I know all the other tracks are the released versions.

R-0390 Hero Blues - out-take from The Times They Are A-Changin', recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 12 Aug 1963 (take 1 or 3), lyrics on bobdylan.com here
This is a version with Bob on piano, one of the two complete takes (takes 1 and 3) recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, on 12 Aug 1963 (CO78980). The Witmark demo version now released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010, has Bob on guitar, as do the out-takes from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, on 6 Dec 1962 (CO77020).

This song was replaced by One Too Many Mornings on the final album.

The out-takes from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, on 6 Dec 1962, appeared on the very limited Sony Music Europe 4CD-R set The 50th Anniversary Collection, see 2012. This version of Hero Blues also appeared (titled The Gal I Love) on a 4-track Columbia US acetate which surfaced in 1980, and which must predate this album, and again on eBay on a Columbia US acetate in Jul 2007. Take 3 from 12 Aug 1963 appeared on the equally limited Columbia/Legacy Europe 6LP set The 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, see 2013, and is in fact this version.


Live Acetate I, Columbia or Vanguard (?) (USA), late 1963/early 1964:

More details of these acetates are required! Are they mono or stereo?

R-0022 Blowin' In The Wind - recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport,  RI, 26 Jul 1963, released in 1964 on the Vanguard LP The Newport Folk Festival - 1963: The Evening Concerts Vol. 1, see here (stereo version) If mono this would be R-0022M.

R-0024 Only A Pawn In Their Game - from the March On Washington, Washington, DC, 28 Aug 1963, included on the Folkways album We Shall Overcome (see below)
I don't know whether this is the interrupted version on We Shall Overcome or a complete version - R-0024 has now been released in complete form on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Europe 6LP limited edition 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, Dec 2013.

Live Acetate II, Columbia or Vanguard (?) (USA), late 1963/early 1964:

More details of these acetates are required! Are they mono or stereo?

R-0219 Troubled And I Don't Know Why (with Joan Baez) - live Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York, 17 Aug 1963 (released in 1993 on the Joan Baez Vanguard boxed set Rare, Live & Classic, see 1993).
The performance is also included on the CD Songs From Sing Out! which accompanies Vol. 45 #3 (Fall 2001) issue of "Sing Out!" magazine (see 2001).

R-0377  Blowin' In The Wind (with Joan Baez) - live as R-0219 (still otherwise unreleased)

Two solo songs by Bob from this show, Only A Pawn In Their Game (R-0891) and A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall (R-0892), appeared on a Riverside Records 12" acetate LP, see 2011.


The Broadside Singers - "Broadside Ballads Vol. 3: The Broadside Singers" - mono vinyl LP, Broadside BR 303/Folkways F-05303 (USA), 1964; CD-R reissue: Smithsonian/Folkways FW 5303 (USA), 2006:


Broadside BR 303 (USA) - 1964 LP front scan by Manuel García Jara


Broadside BR 303 (USA) - 1964 LP rear scan by Manuel García Jara


Broadside BR 303 (USA) - detail of 1964 LP rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Broadside BR 303 (USA) - 1964 LP booklet front scan by Manuel García Jara

Broadside BR 303 (USA) - detail of 1964 LP booklet page 3, scan by Manuel García Jara

Broadside BR 303 (USA) - 1964 LP Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (possible Dylan involvement)


Smithsonian/Folkways FW 5303 (USA) - 2006 CD-R front of card sleeve, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Smithsonian/Folkways FW 5303 (USA) - 2006 CD-R inside of card sleeve, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Smithsonian/Folkways FW 5303 (USA) - 2006 CD-R rear of card sleeve, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Smithsonian/Folkways FW 5303 (USA) - 2006 CD-R scan by Jack Guerreiro (includes PDF with liner notes)

Broadside BR 303 (USA) - 1964 LP Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

R-0458 Paths Of Victory - Bob sings backup vocals on this cover version by The Broadside Singers of the Dylan song eventually released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, 1991.
The Smithsonian web-site says that Patrick Sky takes the lead vocal, but Peter Stone Brown says it's actually by David Cohen (later David Blue). This track is now collected on the boxed set The Best Of Broadside 1962-1988, Smithsonian Folkways Records, 2000. Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for confirming this possible Dylan involvement from the Smithsonian Folkways web-site (this site listed it before they did). It's worth adding the caveat that the recording took place in New York on 29 Oct 1964 and neither Glen Dundas nor Michael Krogsgaard list a Dylan involvement in this date. Peter is also sure that Bob does not appear on this performance, but it's listed here for completion.

The 1964 LP comes in a plain black sleeve with a wraparound label pasted over the front and part of the back. There was also a folded booklet. The record has pale orange Broadside labels.

Both Broadside Ballads Vol. 3 and The Best Of Broadside 1962-1988 are available by mail order from Smithsonian Folkways Records The 1960s albums are supplied as CD-Rs and original LP artwork and liner notes are provided on a PDF file on the CD-R. The CD-R comes in a generic double card sleeve with the original front artwork and track list pasted on a label.

Thanks to David Plentus, Jack Guerreiro and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Richard Fariña/Eric von Schmidt - "Dick Fariña & Eric von Schmidt" - mono vinyl LP releases, Folklore F-LEUT/7 (UK), early 1964:
This album was recorded at Dobell's Jazz Record Shop in London on 14-15 Jan 1963, Bob (as "Blind Boy Grunt"), who was present on 15 Jan 1963 only, supplied harmonica and back-up vocals to the tracks listed below. This album, which was released in mono only, was reissued several times
with label and/or sleeve variations. Jean-Pol Hiernaux reports that Douglas Cooke, webmaster of the Richard and Mimi Fariña fan site, gives this album a release date of May 1963, see . The date I've used comes from Glen Dundas - there is no date on the record sleeve or labels.


Folklore F-LEUT/7 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (test pressing)
Gerd Rundel has a copy of this album in what looks like the normal fully laminated sleeve with two folded-over flaps on the rear, where the record labels are plain white with typed text in black and red, which would indicate a test pressing. The record is made of heavyweight vinyl and has the same matrix numbers as those on the regular pressings: Side 1 - DW 133-2 (stamped), Side 2 - DW-134-3 (written). For comment on the different commercial label designs, see below.

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Folklore F-LEUT/7 (UK) - front of sleeve (my copy)


Folklore F-LEUT/7 (UK) - front of sleeve (alternate colour), photo from eBay

Folklore F-LEUT/7 (UK) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (test pressing)

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Folklore F-LEUT/7 (UK) - rear of sleeve
(my copy)


Folklore F-LEUT/7 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

Folklore F-LEUT/7 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (test pressing)

Folklore F-LEUT/7 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (test pressing)

Folklore F-LEUT/7 (UK) -  Side 1 scan by Kenneth Robson (original design)


Folklore F-LEUT/7 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Kenneth Robson (original design)


Folklore F-LEUT/7 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Kenneth Robson (original design)

Folklore F-LEUT/7 (UK) - Side 1 scan from "Expecting Rain" web-site (replaced design)

Folklore F-LEUT/7 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan from "Expecting Rain" web-site (replaced design)

Folklore F-LEUT/7 (UK) - Side 2 scan from "Expecting Rain" web-site (replaced design)

R-0011 Glory, Glory (traditional)

R-0012 You Can Always Tell (Furry Lewis) - Bob's contribution here is not confirmed, there is a prominent harmonica player, but it could be Richard Fariña

R-0013 Xmas Island (Richard Fariña)
This track is now included in a 4CD UK compilation Midwinter from Free Reed Records, see 2006. This is not Christmas Island by Lyle Moraine, recorded by Bob in 2009 on Christmas In The Heart.

R-0014 Cocaine [Cocaine Blues] (traditional)
For a performance by Bob live at the Gaslight Café, New York, Oct 1962, from Bob Dylan Live At The Gaslight 1962, Starbucks/Hear Music/Sony Music Custom Marketing Group (USA), see 2005
For a performance by Bob live from the El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, 16 Dec 1997, released on Columbia CD singles and on a bonus CD with the Australian release of Time Out Of Mind, see 1998

R-0015 London Waltz (Richard Fariña) - Bob's contribution here is not confirmed. Again there is a prominent harmonica player, but it could be Richard Fariña

R-0016 Overseas Stomp (Jab Jones/Will Shade) - although Bob played on takes 5, 6 and 7 on 15 Jan 1963, the booklet states the released take is take 3 from 14 Jan 1963 when Bob wasn't present

The information given re R-0011 to R-0016 is the commonly accepted view of Bob's contribution and the writer credits (all the tracks previously listed have prominent harmonica). However, Gil Walker comments: "In "Positively 4th Street," David Hajdu reports that London Waltz, on the 1963-recorded Fariña/von Schmidt LP, is actually a song that Dylan, Fariña, and von Schmidt improvised together two days before it was recorded. It is, of course, impossible to determine how much (if any) of Dylan's contribution survives on the recorded song. Hajdu also had access to the master tapes and session logs for the album, and declares that standard reports of Dylan's contribution to the LP are incorrect. (Notes to p.141, US edition) He says that London Waltz, Overseas Stomp and You Can Always Tell were recorded on January 14, without Dylan. He also notes that the January 15 recording of Xmas Island, with Dylan, is missing from the master tapes (implying, I guess, that a different take was released). Finally, he reports that three out-takes of Overseas Stomp with Dylan backup were recorded, and remain unreleased."

The illustrations of the session recording sheets in the 2007 CD reissue (see below) show that Bob (listed as Bob "Diglan") was indeed present on 15 Jan 1963, and played on Glory, Glory, Xmas Island, Overseas Stomp and Cocaine. I have now changed the entries for London Waltz, You Can Always Tell and the released take of Overseas Stomp to show Bob's contribution is not confirmed, although Peter Stone Brown is adamant he can hear Bob on London Waltz.

The album was produced by Tom Costner, who states in his 2007 Producer’s Notes: “On the session notes for January 15, the unknown Bob Dylan is listed as “Bob Diglan”. He appeared on only four tracks, all recorded on the 15th. They are Glory, Glory, Xmas Island, Overseas Stomp and Cocaine. Fans of Bob Dylan are advised that his contributions are minimal, and his presence on these four tracks does not add greatly to the final mix." As stated above, the released take of Overseas Stomp is actually take 3 from 14 Jan 1963, when Bob wasn’t present. Despite the fact that CD2 of the 2007 Solano release is supposed to contain all out-takes from the master tapes, takes 5-7 of Overseas Stomp with Bob are still unreleased (take 5 was a false start, but takes 6 and 7 were 1:57 and 1:50 respectively). CD2 contains only takes 1, 2 and 4 from 14 Jan 1963.

The album also contains several songs with quotes used in songs on Time Out Of Mind and "Love And Theft".

Don Cohen has a copy of the LP that Hans Seegers informs me was reissued in 1974, which he describes as follows: "The one I purchased has a black 'Folklore' logo, black ink throughout the label, the newspaper the rider holds says 'Made in England', songs are listed horizontally, not stacked vertically as on other versions I've seen online, and the laminated sleeve color is a bright yellow. Here are the some of the key differences between my LP label and the label on eBay:

My copy's label: *White label. All ink is in black. *Even the Folklore name is black. *The newspaper the rider figure is holding out contains the words "Made in England" *Song titles on each side are displayed horizontally, that is, some lines have 2 songs titles *Farina has three parenthetical attributions. No other track has a credit, not even Trad. *Serial number is F/Leut 7 *Matrix number in the trailoff on Side 1 is DW+133+3. On Side 2: DW+134+3. Both are hand-etched.

eBay label: *White label. Ink for the rider and legal info around the perimeter appears to be a sepia-toned brown. *Looks like Farina and Von Schmidt's name are in black ink and the songs are in black ink, too. *The Folklore name is in blue *The newspaper the rider is holding out has the words "Limited Edition" *Song titles are stacked vertically with no parenthetical credits *Serial number is F/Leut 7."


Folklore F-LEUT/7 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (replaced design in black)
Thanks to Kenneth Robson for scans of the "Made In England" and "Limited Edition" versions. As explained in the sleeve notes by Tom Costner to the 2CD 2007 edition, the label design had to be changed to add "MADE IN ENGLAND" because the US Customs would not allow import into the USA of records that did not show the country of origin (the first 500 copies imported by Costner into the USA were destroyed by US Customs for this reason - they unreasonably would not allow Costner to add a stamp or sticker with "MADE IN ENGLAND" to the sleeve or labels). Thanks to Arie de Reus for scans of the replaced design with all printing in black only.
Folklore F-LEUT/7 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus (replaced design in black)

Richard Fariña/Eric von Schmidt - "Dick Fariña & Eric von Schmidt" - 2CD set: Solano Records 1772 (USA), 2007:

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Solano 1772 (USA) - 2007 CD reissue front, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux
Thanks to Peter Gilmer for news that this album was released in Jul 2007 as a 2CD set by Solano Records, Vallejo, CA . This release is still in mono. The Solano Records web-site lists Bob as playing only on three of the tracks, omitting You Can Always Tell, London Waltz and Overseas Stomp. The first CD in the set consists of the original album, the second CD of out-takes, none of which feature Bob. I now have the set, thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for saving me the task of scanning it! Thanks to Larry Crum for further information. For two albums by Eric von Schmidt with liner notes by Bob, see Honourable Mentions. FarinaUSCDOutside.jpg (63129 bytes)
Solano 1772 (USA) - 2007 CD reissue outside of booklet, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

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Solano 1772 (USA) - 2007 CD reissue CD1 scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Folklore F-LEUT/7 (UK) - detail from front of sleeve (my copy)

Solano 1772 (USA) - 2007 CD reissue front detail, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux
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Solano 1772 (USA) - 2007 CD reissue rear insert, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux
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Solano 1772 (USA) - 2007 CD reissue booklet page showing Bob's involvement, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux
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Solano 1772 (USA) - 2007 CD reissue CD2 scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (no Dylan)

Various Artists - "We Shall Overcome: Documentary Of The March On Washington" - mono vinyl LP, Council for United Civil Rights Leadership UCR-1 (USA), 1964:

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UCR-1 (USA) - scan from Lars M. Banke

R-0024-2 Only A Pawn In Their Game (wrongly listed as "The Ballad Of Medgar Evers", which is a song by Phil Ochs) - live from the March On Washington, Washington, DC, 28 Aug 1963


UCR-1 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

UCR-1 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel
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UCR-1 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Kenneth Robson (no Dylan)
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UCR-1 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Kenneth Robson (includes R-0024)

Thanks to Larry Crum for information that on this disc the Dylan song is separated into two parts, the first part contains the first verse, then part of the second with talk over, interrupted by a speech, and then the second part contains part of the third verse with talk over, and then the fourth verse. Because I don't know if the acetate above and the radio station disc below contain the full version or this interrupted version, I have used R-0024 for all occurrences.

R-0024 has now been released on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Europe 6LP limited edition 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, Dec 2013.

Gerd Rundel's copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - UCR-1A2, Side 2 - UCR-1B1 (the last number on each side is much smaller in size than the others).

Thanks to Hans Seegers for the information that this was the first commercial appearance of this material. The Council of United Civil Rights Leadership was a small students label. They handed the recordings over to Sis Cunningham, one of the founders of Broadside, who then produced the wider circulation album below.

Thanks to Lars M. Banke, Kenneth Robson and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


Various Artists - "We Shall Overcome! Documentary Of The March On Washington" - mono vinyl LP, Folkways FD 5592/FH 5592 (USA), 1964/Folkways F-05592 (USA), (date?):


Folkways F-05592 (USA) - scan by David Plentus

This album was also released as Broadside Records BR 592 with the same sleeve. For information on Folkways/Broadside sleeve colour variations, see 1963. In this case the sleeve appears to be printed on a sheet of paper of various colours which was then pasted over the front and part of the back of a plain black sleeve. There was a four page typed booklet with a transcript of the speeches.

R-0024-3 Only A Pawn In Their Game (still wrongly listed as "The Ballad Of Medgar Evers") - live from the March On Washington, Washington, DC, 28 Aug 1963
This is the interrupted version - R-0024 has now been released in complete form on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Europe 6LP limited edition 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, Dec 2013.

This album (along with all the other Folkways albums mentioned in these pages) is now available on CD by mail order from Smithsonian Folkways , see below.

Thanks to Rob van Estrik for information that Smithsonian CDs are not mass produced, but are individually burned on to plain CD-Rs to order, and the artwork of the original Folkways LP was not included. Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for new information that the original artwork can now be downloaded from the Smithsonian Folkways site in PDF form.

This US Folkways album was reissued in the 1990s on CD-R, see below.

Thanks to David Plentus and Kenneth Robson for scans - Kenneth Robson's copy has the same UCR-1 labels as the release above, Folkways FD 5592 on the booklet and FH 5592 on the sleeve! The eBay copy shown below has Folkways FD 5592 on the sleeve.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for finding a Smithsonian cassette version on eBay. It comes in a black plastic case with the booklet folded in four inside.


Folkways FD 5592 (USA) - picture from eBay (alternate colour sleeve

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Folkways FH 5592 (USA) - front scan by Kenneth Robson (second alternate colour sleeve)

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Folkways FH 5592 (USA) - rear scan by Kenneth Robson

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Folkways FH 5592 (USA) - detail of page 3 of booklet, scan by Kenneth Robson

Outside of cassette release, picture found of eBay by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Inside of cassette release with leaflet, picture found of eBay by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Various Artists - "We Shall Overcome! Documentary Of The March On Washington" - CD-R reissues, Folkways F-05592 (USA), early 1990s; Smithsonian Folkways FH-05592 (USA), 2009:


Folkways F-05592 (USA) - slipcase front scan by Jack Guerreiro

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Folkways F-05592 (USA) - slipcase rear scan by Hans Seegers

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Folkways F-05592 (USA) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers
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Folkways F-05592 (USA) - CD-R scan by Hans Seegers

Folkways F-05592 (USA) - rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro (alternate design)

Folkways F-05592 (USA) - CD-R scan by Jack Guerreiro (alternate design)

Hans Seegers informs me that the live performance of Only A Pawn In Their Game is listed even more wrongly on the rear of the slipcase and on the CD rear insert as "The Ballad Of Medgar Evans"! The rear insert has only one spine strip.

This album is a CD reissue of the 1964 Folkways LP above and is available by mail order from Smithsonian Folkways .

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Jack Guerreiro for information and scans. Jack Guerreiro's copy has a slightly different rear insert design (title on one line instead of two) and a completely different CD design from the one owned by Hans Seegers.

Thanks to Andrew Wellman for scans of his copy bought in 2010, which comes in a generic dark grey card folder with the original artwork and track listing pasted to the outside. The inside has pockets for the CD-R and a booklet. R-0024 is still listed wrongly as "The Ballad Of Medgar Evans".


Smithsonian Folkways FH-5592 (USA) - front scan by Andrew Wellman

Smithsonian Folkways FH-5592 (USA) - outside of folder, scan by Andrew Wellman

Smithsonian Folkways FH-5592 (USA) - inside of folder with CD-R, scan by Andrew Wellman

Smithsonian Folkways FH-5592 (USA) - CD-R scan by Andrew Wellman

Various Artists - "USA: Integration" - radio disc, BBC 12FRM 1 38603 (UK), 1964:


BBC 12FRM 1 38603 (UK) - scan by Wim van der Mark

R-0024-4 Only A Pawn In Their Game - live from the March on Washington, Washington, DC, 28 Aug 1963
As this is a radio station disc this may be the interrupted version, see above - R-0024 has now been released in complete form on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Europe 6LP limited edition 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, Dec 2013.

R-0561 Keep Your Eyes On The Prize (Len Chandler) - Bob and Joan Baez accompany Len Chandler, also live from the March on Washington, Washington, DC, 28 Aug 1963

These two songs are the complete performance by Bob on this day - there is presumably an original US radio station disc from which these have been taken - details required!


Various Artists - "Newport Broadside: Topical Songs At The Newport Folk Festival 1963" - mono vinyl LP, Vanguard VRS-9144 (USA), Fontana TFL.6038 (UK), released early 1964; Various Artists - "Les Rois Du Folk Song [Kings Of Folk Song]" - mono vinyl LP, Amadeo/Vanguard AVRS 18101 (France), 1965/66::
Songs recorded at the Newport Folk Festival, Jul 1963.
Full details of these albums are now here.


Vanguard VRS-9144 (USA mono) - front scan by Gerd Rundel

R-0020M Ye Playboys And Playgirls - with Pete Seeger, recorded at the "Topical Songs" workshop on 28 Jul 1963 (mono version)

R-0311M With God On Our Side -  with Joan Baez, recorded during the morning workshop on 27 Jul 1963 (mono version)

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Fontana TFL.6038 (UK mono) - front scan by Kenneth Robson

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Amadeo/Vanguard AVRS 9162 (France mono) - front with "Original Folk Song Collection" sticker, scan by Hans Seegers

The French LP is Newport Broadside: Topical Songs At The Newport Folk Festival 1963 with a different title and sleeve, including R-0020M and R-0311M as above. This album was released by Amadeo under license of Vanguard Records and it is part of a collection of albums called "Original Folk Song Collection".

Thanks to Kenneth Robson, Gerd Rundel and Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Various Artists - "Newport Broadside: Topical Songs At The Newport Folk Festival 1963" - stereo vinyl LP, Vanguard VSD 79144 (USA), released early 1964, re-released early 1970s, 1975; Amadeo/Vanguard AVRS 9162 (Austria), 1964; Vanguard VSD 79144 (Australia), 1964; Vanguard/Orizzonte ORL 8196 (Italy), 1978:
Full details of these albums are now here.


Vanguard VSD 79144 (USA stereo) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1960s release)
R-0020 Ye Playboys And Playgirls - with Pete Seeger, recorded at the "Topical Songs" workshop on 28 Jul 1963 (stereo version), now also on Vanguard Sessions: Folk Duets CD, see 1998

R-0311 With God On Our Side -  with Joan Baez (stereo version), Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI,  27 Jul 1963 (morning workshop)

Thanks to Kenneth Robson, Manuel García Jara, Hans Seegers and Stuart Moore for information and scans.


Vanguard VSD 79144 (USA stereo) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1960s release)


Vanguard VSD-79144 (USA stereo) - front scan by Kenneth Robson (1970s release)


Vanguard VSD 79144 (USA stereo) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

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Amadeo AVRS 9162 (Austria stereo) - front scan by Hans Seegers


Vanguard VSD 79144 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore

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Vanguard/Orizzonte ORL 8196 (Italy stereo) - front scan by Hans Seegers


Various Artists - "Newport Broadside: Topical Songs At The Newport Folk Festival 1963" - 8-track stereo tape release, Vanguard 79144-8 (USA), 1972:


Vanguard 79144-8 (USA) - front of slipcase with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara
Full details of this 1972 release is now here.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scan.


Various Artists - "Newport Broadside: Topical Songs At The Newport Folk Festival 1963" - CD releases: Vanguard/King Record Co KICP 2112 (Japan), 21 Jun 1991; Vanguard/FNAC 662127 (France), 1992; Vanguard VCD 770003-2 (USA), 1997:


Vanguard/King Record Co KICP 2112 (Japan) - 1991 CD release (front with obi), scan by Hans Seegers

Thanks  to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Vanguard/FNAC 662127 (France) - 1992 CD release, front scan by Hans Seegers


Vanguard VCD 770003-2 (USA) - 1997 CD release (my copy)


Vanguard VCD 770003 (UK) - 2005 CD release, front scan by Hans Seegers

Various Artists - "The Newport Folk Festival - 1963: The Evening Concerts Vol. 1" - mono vinyl LP, Vanguard VRS-9148 (USA), Fontana TFL.6041 (UK), Vanguard VRS-9148 (Australia), His Master Voice MCLP.6175 (New Zealand), May 1964:
Full details of these albums are now here.

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Vanguard VRS-9148 (USA mono) - front scan by Hans Seegers

R-0022M Blowin' In The Wind - performed live at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport,  RI, 26 Jul 1963 (mono version)

R-0023M We Shall Overcome (Zilphia Horton/Frank Hamilton/Guy Carawan/Pete Seeger) - Bob performs with ensemble at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport,  RI, 26 Jul 1963 (mono version)


Fontana TFL.6041 (UK mono) - front scan by Kenneth Robson


Vanguard VRS-9148 (Australia mono) - front scan by Stuart Moore


His Master's Voice MCLP.6175 (New Zealand mono) - front scan by Bill Hester

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Kenneth Robson, Stuart Moore and Bill Hester for information and scans.


Various Artists - "The Newport Folk Festival - 1963: The Evening Concerts Vol. 1" - stereo vinyl LP releases, Vanguard VSD-79148  (USA), May 1964, re-released late 1964, 1975; stereo vinyl LP,  Vanguard/Orizzonte ORL 8197 (Italy - stereo), 1978; stereo reel-to-reel tape, Vanguard VTC 1688 (USA), May 1964:
Full details of these albums are now here.


Vanguard VSD-79148 (USA stereo) - front scan by Kenneth Robson (1964 release)

R-0022-2 Blowin' In The Wind - performed live with Joan Baez and Peter, Paul and Mary at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport,  RI, 26 Jul 1963 (stereo version)
For video footage of this performance see the 2007 US Columbia/Legacy DVD The Other Side Of The Mirror: Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965, VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4.

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Vanguard VCT 1688 (USA) - reel-to-reel tape, front scan by Hans Seegers (1964)


Vanguard VSD-79148 (USA stereo) - front scan by Kenneth Robson (1975 release - same as 1964 release)

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Vanguard/Orizzonte ORL 8197 (Italy stereo) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1978)

R-0023 We Shall Overcome (Zilphia Horton/Frank Hamilton/Guy Carawan/Pete Seeger) - Bob performs with ensemble at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport,  RI, 26 Jul 1963 (stereo version)

Thanks to Kenneth Robson and Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Various Artists - "The Newport Folk Festival - 1963: The Evening Concerts Vol. 1" - CD releases - Vanguard/FNAC 662085 (France), 1992; Vanguard VCD 77002 (USA), 1997; Vanguard VCD 770002-2 (Germany), (date?):
Full details of these albums are now here.


Vanguard/FNAC 662085 (France) - 1992 CD release, front scan by Hans Seegers
Thanks to Hans Seegers and Jean-Pol Hiernaux for information and scans.

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Vanguard VCD 77002 (USA) - 1997 CD release, "long box" front scan by Hans Seegers


Vanguard VCD 77002 (USA) - 1997 CD release (crop of the original LP sleeve), my copy


Vanguard VCD 77002-2 (Germany) - CD release, front scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (date?)

This album was released on CD in Japan twice - scans required. (Thanks to Hans Seegers for information.)


Various Artists - "The Newport Folk Festival - 1963: The Evening Concerts Vol. 2" - vinyl LP releases, Vanguard VRS-9149 (USA - mono), VSD 79149 (USA - stereo), May 1964; Vanguard SH-114 (Japan - stereo), 1964:
Full details of these albums are now here.


Vanguard VRS-9149 (USA - mono) - scan by Hans Seegers of reproduction of LP sleeve on 1990 Japanese CD release
R-0607 This Land Is Your Land [incorrectly titled This Land Is My Land] (Woody Guthrie) - live with Pete Seeger and ensemble, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 28 Jul 1963 (stereo version)

R-0607M This Land Is Your Land [incorrectly titled This Land Is My Land] (Woody Guthrie) - live with Pete Seeger and ensemble, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 28 Jul 1963 (mono version)


Vanguard VSD-79149 (USA - stereo) - picture from zerogsounds.blogspot.au

Vanguard SH-114 (Japan -stereo) - front with obi, scan from eBay

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Harold Lepidus, Bob Stacy and Peter Stone Brown for information, to Tricia Jungwirth for finding the US stereo release, to Gerd Rundel for finding the Japanese release on eBay, and to Hans Seegers for the US mono scan.


Various Artists - "The Newport Folk Festival - 1963: The Evening Concerts" - vinyl LP release,  Hed-Arzi/Vanguard AN 67-60 (Israel - mono), 1964:
Full details of this album are now here.


Hed-Arzi/Vanguard AN 67-60 (Israel - mono) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This compilation was made by Hed-Arzi Ltd. in Israel for Vanguard Records. The sleeve was printed by United Artists Ltd., Israel. Although this album has the same front sleeve design as the well-known albums The Newport Folk Festival -1963. The Evening Concerts Vols. 1/2, it actually is exclusive to Israel, a unique album that includes all known Dylan performances at the Newport Folk Festival, 1963: With God On Our Side (with Joan Baez), Blowin' In The Wind and Ye Playboys And Playgirls together with This Land Is Your Land and We Shall Overcome as part of the ensemble. The album title on the front sleeve is The Newport Folk Festival - 1963. The Evening Concerts but Highlights From The Newport Folk Festival on the record labels. It has an exclusive tracklist taken from the albums Newport Broadside: Topical Songs At The Newport Folk Festival 1963 and from the two volumes of The Evening Concerts. The front sleeve has a different artist list matching the content.

R-0311M-2 With God On Our Side [incorrectly titled God On Our Side] -  with Joan Baez, recorded at the morning workshop, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 27 Jul 1963, from Newport Broadside: Topical Songs At The Newport Folk Festival 1963, see above (mono version)

R-0022M-2 Blowin' In The Wind - recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport,  RI, 26 Jul 1963, from The Newport Folk Festival - 1963: The Evening Concerts Vol. 1, see above (mono version)

R-0020M-2 Ye Playboys And Playgirls [titled just Playboys And Playgirls on the rear sleeve but correctly on the Side 1 record label]  - with Pete Seeger, recorded at the "Topical Songs" workshop, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 28 Jul 1963, from Newport Broadside: Topical Songs At The Newport Folk Festival 1963, see above (mono version)

R-0023M-2 We Shall Overcome (Zilphia Horton/Frank Hamilton/Guy Carawan/Pete Seeger) - Bob performs with ensemble at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport,  RI, 26 Jul 1963, from The Newport Folk Festival - 1963: The Evening Concerts Vol. 1, see above (mono version)

R-0607M-2 This Land Is Your Land [incorrectly titled This Land] (Woody Guthrie) - live with Pete Seeger and ensemble, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 28 Jul 1963, from The Newport Folk Festival - 1963: The Evening Concerts Vol. 2, see above (mono version)

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Various Artists - "Newport Folk Festival 1963" - three 7" mono EPs, Fontana TFE 18009/10/11 (UK), 1964:
In the 1960s US Vanguard records were released in the UK on the Fontana label (part of the Philips group, later PolyGram, now Universal).  The songs below were released on three EPs extracted from the Vanguard LPs above: Ye Playboys And Playgirls, With God On Our Side and Blowin' In The Wind. However, the three EPs were quickly withdrawn from sale because of legal problems with CBS Records (the then trading name of Columbia in the UK) who had licensed Bob's appearances on the LPs only. They now command high prices and I was very short-sighted to buy only TFE 18011 at the time!
Full details of these EPs are now here.


Fontana TFE 18009 (UK) - front scan by Norman Barrett

R-0311M-3 With God On Our Side -  with Joan Baez (TFE18009), recorded at the morning workshop, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 27 Jul 1963, from Newport Broadside: Topical Songs At The Newport Folk Festival 1963, see above (mono version)

R-0022M-3 Blowin' In The Wind   (TFE18010) recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport,  RI, 26 Jul 1963, from The Newport Folk Festival - 1963: The Evening Concerts Vol. 1, see above (mono version)


Fontana TFE 18010 (UK) - front scan by Norman Barrett

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Fontana TFE 18011 (UK) - front (my copy)

R-0020M-3 Ye Playboys And Playgirls  - with Pete Seeger (TFE18011), recorded at the "Topical Songs" workshop, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 28 Jul 1963, from Newport Broadside: Topical Songs At The Newport Folk Festival 1963, see above (mono version)
This song has always been thought to have been recorded at the afternoon workshop on 27 Jul 1963, but sources such as Glen Dundas and Derek Barker (in Appendix 1 to his 2008 Chrome Dreams book "The Songs He Didn't Write: Bob Dylan Under The Influence") now think it took place on the following day. L
yrics on bobdylan.com here.

R-0607M-3 This Land Is Your Land [incorrectly titled This Land Is My Land] (Woody Guthrie) - live with Pete Seeger and ensemble (TFE18011), Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 28 Jul 1963, from The Newport Folk Festival - 1963: The Evening Concerts Vol. 2, see above (mono version)

I also have heard of a UK 3LP set called Newport Folk Festival, Fontana TLF 6038/6041/6042 which contains these four songs - more information and scans required! This name and content appear again in the early 1990s as the name of a Vanguard CD compilation, again more details required!

Thanks to Norman Barrett for information and scans.


"With God On Our Side, Parts 1 & 2" - 7" (promo?) single, Columbia or Vanguard (catalogue number?) (USA), 1964:

I previously listed this just as R-0039, but to achieve consistency in the list I have now allocated a separate R-number to Part 2. I assume this is mono.

R-0039 With God On Our Side - Part 1: A-side (time?)

R-0594 With God On Our Side - Part 2: B-side (time?)

This seems to be a different split of the song (approx. 50-50) from the version given for R-0048/R-0595 (see 1966). Conflicting information is that this is a Vanguard single with a cover version by Joan Baez only! More information required.


"Bob Dylan In Concert" - Columbia acetates 77110 (mono) and 77182 (stereo), LPs: Columbia CL-2302 (USA - mono)/Columbia CS-9102 (USA - stereo), 1964:


Columbia CS-9102 (USA) - stereo front sleeve (no mono front sleeve has yet surfaced), picture from Jeff Gold, recordmecca.com
Detailed information about this cancelled album and its two proposed tracklists is now here.

Various Artists - "All Star Hootenanny" - promo and commercial mono vinyl LP releases, Columbia CL 2122 (USA/Canada), CBS BPG 62217 (UK), Apr 1964; CBS BP-233111 (Australia), CBS BP-473129 (New Zealand), CBS 62217 (Israel), 1964:
There was a 1962 Columbia compilation called Zenith Presents... All Star Hootenanny. That album contained three tracks by Bob - Freight Train Blues, Pretty Peggy-O and Corrina, Corrina, the regular album versions from Bob Dylan and The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. For the mono and stereo releases of that album see International Mono Releases (Various Artists Compilations) and International Stereo Releases (Various Artists Compilations) 1960s.

Columbia CL 2122 (USA):
I was originally given a release date of Nov 1964 for this album, but as The Times They Are A-Changin' (CL 2105) was released in Feb 1964, and Another Side Of Bob Dylan (CL 2193) was released in Aug 1964, I think that for CL 2122 a date of Apr 1964 is more likely. Manuel García Jara has found a list of all Columbia US CL/CS album catalogue numbers used in 1963-64, but sadly they are not dated.

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Columbia CL 2122 (USA mono) - front scan by Hans Seegers

R-0004M-2 Swing And Turn Jubilee (traditional) - Bob plays harmonica for Carolyn Hester, from her first Columbia album Carolyn Hester (see 1962) (mono version)
For a full list of the compilations on which this mono track has appeared, also see 1962.

The sleeve notes for this album were by music critic Linda Solomon, who correctly identifies Bob's Sep 1961 recording session with Carolyn Hester as his first (not as long believed the Harry Belafonte Midnight Special sessions, also see 1962). On Side 2 this album also contains Blowin' In The Wind, the album track from the mono release of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. The US rear sleeve has a "A" at bottom right next to the track timing box (copies from Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara both have this).

Thanks to Ian Woodward for the information that this album was included as the 5th LP in the Columbia Record Club release of an Elektra US boxed set called The Folk Box. The regular Elektra release of the box was without Dylan - it had four LPs and a 12" square of thick card to leave room for a 5th LP from the Elektra folk releases.


Columbia CL 2122 (USA mono) - front with radio station timing strip, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)

Columbia CL 2122 (USA mono) - detail of front with radio station timing strip, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)


Columbia CL 2122 (USA mono) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia CL 2122 (USA mono) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 2122 (USA mono) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 2122 (USA mono) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia CL 2122 (USA mono) - promo Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Columbia CL 2122 (USA mono) - promo Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0004M)

Columbia CL 2122 (USA mono) - commercial release Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (includes R-0004M)


Columbia Record Club release of Elektra US boxed set, picture from eBay


Sleeve notes were by music critic Linda Solomon, seen here with Dylan author Robert Shelton, 1964 - picture from Manfred Helfert

Columbia CL 2122 (Canada):


Columbia CL 2122 (Canada mono) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
The Canadian mono rear sleeve has a "4" to the right of the very bottom line of text. The text "PRINTED IN U.S.A." is missing from the Canadian rear sleeve. The record was made in Canada and has red Columbia "two eye" labels.
Columbia CL 2122 (Canada mono) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia CL 2122 (Canada mono) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia CL 2122 (Canada mono) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (US release is the same)


Columbia CL 2122 (Canada mono) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia CL 2122 (Canada mono) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara ("PRINTED IN U.S.A." missing)


Columbia CL 2122 (Canada mono) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Columbia CL 2122 (Canada mono) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia CL 2122 (Canada mono) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0004M)


Columbia CL 2122 (Canada mono) - spine scan by Manuel García Jara (US release is the same)

CBS BPG 62217 (UK):
I was again originally given a release date of Nov 1964 for this album, but the UK CBS BPG catalogue number is positioned differently between UK Dylan releases from where the US release is positioned between US Dylan releases: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (
BPG 62193) was released in Nov 1963, and The Times They Are A-Changin' (BPG 62251) was released in May 1964, I think that for BPG 62217 a date of Apr 1964 is also more likely.


CBS BPG 62217 (UK mono) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
The record of the UK release has orange CBS labels. The matrix number of  "BPG-62217 1L" and the text "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" to the right of the centre hole indicate that the album was made for CBS by Philips ("1L" and on Side 2, "2L", indicate a Philips recording is mono). The first releases of Bob Dylan albums up to Another Side Of Bob Dylan in late 1964 were made by Philips, see International Albums (Regular). Although the labels are dated 1963, the catalogue number implies the album was not in fact released until 1964.


CBS BPG 62217 (UK mono) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS BPG 62217 (UK mono) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS BPG 62217 (UK mono) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS BPG 62217 (UK mono) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

CBS BPG 62217 (UK mono) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS BPG 62217 (UK mono) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS BPG 62217 (UK mono) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0004M)

CBS BP-233111 (Australia), CBS BP-473129 (New Zealand), CBS 62217 (Israel)


CBS BP-233111 (Australia mono) - front scan by Stuart Moore

The records of all these releases have orange CBS labels. For a New Zealand mono EP without rarities taken from this album, see Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1963-64. The New Zealand LP sleeve was printed in New Zealand by Cello-Kraft Limited and the record was manufactured there also.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Stuart Moore, Bill Hester (Carolyn's cousin) and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS BP-233111 (Australia mono) - rear scan by Stuart Moore


CBS BP-473129 (New Zealand mono) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BP-473129 (New Zealand mono) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BP-473129 (New Zealand mono) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester

CBS BP-473129 (New Zealand mono) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester

CBS BP-233111 (Australia mono) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (no Dylan)


CBS BP-233111 (Australia mono) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (includes R-0004M)


CBS 62217 (Israel mono) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 62217 (Israel mono) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 62217 (Israel mono) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (includes R-0004M)


CBS BP-473129 (New Zealand mono) - Side 1 scan by Bill Hester (no Dylan)


CBS BP-473129 (New Zealand mono) - detail of Side 1, scan by Bill Hester


CBS BP-473129 (New Zealand mono) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (includes R-0004M)


Various Artists - "All Star Hootenanny" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia CS 8922 (USA/Canada), CBS SBPG 62217 (UK), CBS SBP-233111 (Australia), Apr/May 1964:

Columbia CS 8922 (USA):
I was originally given a release date of Nov 1964 for this album, but as The Times They Are A-Changin' (CS 8905) was released in Feb 1964, and Another Side Of Bob Dylan (CS 8993) was released in Aug 1964, I think that for CS 8922 a date of Apr 1964 is more likely. Manuel García Jara has found a list of all Columbia US CL/CS album catalogue numbers used in 1963-64, but sadly they are not dated.


Columbia CS 8922 (USA stereo) - front scan by Hans Seegers

R-0004-2 Swing And Turn Jubilee (traditional) - Bob plays harmonica for Carolyn Hester, from her first Columbia album Carolyn Hester (see 1962) (stereo version)
For a full list of the compilations on which this stereo track has appeared, also see 1962.

This album also contains Blowin' In The Wind, the album track from the stereo release of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, again on Side 2.


Columbia CS 8922 (USA stereo) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia CS 8922 (USA stereo) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia CS 8922 (USA stereo) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (mono catalogue number only)

Columbia CS 8922 (USA stereo) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara ("PRINTED IN U.S.A.")

Columbia CS 8922 (USA stereo) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


Columbia CS 8922 (USA stereo) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CS 8922 (USA stereo) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara ("PRINTED IN U.S.A.")


Columbia CS 8922 (USA stereo) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (includes R-0004)

There is a 1962 American album with the title Zenith Presents... All Star Hootenanny that has three tracks from Bob but none of them are rarities - for more details see International Compilations: Various Artist Albums 1962-69.

Columbia CS 8922 (Canada):


Columbia CS 8922 (Canada stereo) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
The Canadian album is virtually the same as the American album, with just "PRINTED IN U.S.A." missing from the rear sleeve and "PRINTED IN CAN." added to the record labels.


Columbia CS 8922 (Canada stereo) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia CS 8922 (Canada stereo) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara ("PRINTED IN U.S.A." missing)


Columbia CS 8922 (Canada stereo) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia CS 8922 (Canada stereo) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia CS 8922 (Canada stereo) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


Columbia CS 8922 (Canada stereo) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0004)


Columbia CS 8922 (Canada stereo) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara ("PRINTED IN CAN.")

CBS SBPG 62217 (UK):
I was again originally given a release date of Nov 1964 for this album, but the UK CBS SBPG catalogue number is positioned differently between UK Dylan releases from where the US release is positioned between US Dylan releases: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (
SBPG 62193) was released in Nov 1963, and The Times They Are A-Changin' (SBPG 62251) was released in May 1964, I think that for SBPG 62217 a date of Apr 1964 is also more likely.


CBS SBPG 62217 (UK stereo) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

The front sleeve of the UK release has a CBS logo without a catalogue number and a silver "STEREO" logo with arrows but without "360 SOUND". The UK stereo record has orange CBS labels. The matrix number of  "SBPG-62217 1Y" and the text "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" to the right of the centre hole indicate that the album was made for CBS by Philips ("1Y" and on Side 2, "2Y", indicate a Philips recording is stereo). The first releases of Bob Dylan albums up to Another Side Of Bob Dylan in late 1964 were also made by Philips, see International Albums (Regular). Although the labels are dated 1963, the catalogue number implies the album was not in fact released until 1964.


CBS SBPG 62217 (UK stereo) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS SBPG 62217 (UK stereo) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS SBPG 62217 (UK stereo) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS SBPG 62217 (UK stereo) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS SBPG 62217 (UK stereo) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

CBS SBPG 62217 (UK stereo) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS SBPG 62217 (UK stereo) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS SBPG 62217 (UK stereo) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0004)

CBS SBP-233111 (Australia):

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CBS SBP-233111 (Australia stereo) - front scan by Stuart Moore

The front sleeve of the Australian release also has a CBS logo without a catalogue number but the "STEREO" logo with arrows and "360 SOUND" is on the white background. The Australian record has orange CBS labels.

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CBS SBP-233111 (Australia stereo) - rear scan by Stuart Moore

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CBS SBP-233111 (Australia stereo) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (no Dylan)

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CBS SBP-233111 (Australia stereo) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (includes R-0004)

Thanks to Sergio Magnacca and Mark Booth for information and to Hans Seegers, Wim van der Mark, Stuart Moore and Manuel García Jara for scans.


Various Artists - "The Blues Project" - mono vinyl LP releases, Elektra EKL-264 (USA), Mode MDEKL 9459 (France), Jun 1964:


Elektra EKL-264 (USA mono) - front (my copy)

R-0038M Downtown Blues (Frank Stokes) - Bob plays piano as "Bob Landy" for Geoff Muldaur (mono version, 2:28), recorded Mastertone Studios, New York, Aug/Sep 1963

On Side 1 Dave Ray performs Fixin' To Die, which Bob recorded for his first album.

These are the only two mono releases I've found so far - for more information about the album, see the stereo entry.


Elektra EKL-264 (USA mono) - detail of front

Elektra EKL-264 (USA mono) - rear (my copy)

Elektra EKL-264 (USA mono) - detail of rear

Elektra EKL-264 (USA mono) - detail of rear ("51 West 51st Street")

Elektra EKL-264 (USA mono) - detail of rear

Elektra EKL-264 (USA mono) - rear with MECOLICO sticker at top left, copy imported into the UK (my copy)

Elektra EKL-264 (USA mono) - MECOLICO sticker on rear sleeve of copy imported into the UK

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Elektra EKL-264 (USA mono) - Side 1 in generic sleeve, scan by Colin Baker (copy sold in the UK)

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Mode MDEKL 9459 (France mono) - front scan by Hans Seegers

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Mode MDEKL 9459 (France mono) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

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Mode MDEKL 9459 (France mono) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers


Elektra EKL-264 (USA mono) - Side 1

Elektra EKL-264 (USA mono) - detail of Side 1

Elektra EKL-264 (USA mono) - Side 2

Elektra EKL-264 (USA mono) - front of insert (rear is blank)

Elektra EKL-264 (USA mono) - detail of front of insert

Elektra EKL-264 (USA mono) - inside of insert

Elektra EKL-264 (USA mono) - inside of insert


Elektra EKL-264 (USA mono) - detail of inside of insert

I have two mono copies, one from the USA and one purportedly from the UK. My "UK" release is actually the US mono release, but it has a sticker at top left on the rear sleeve from "MECOLICO", the Mechanical Copyright Licences Company Ltd. This means it was imported legally into the UK and the appropriate royalties were paid. The Elektra address on the rear sleeve is 51 West 51st Street, New York, see below.

My copies have the folded insert mentioned below, printed not photocopied. The record of Colin Baker's US mono copy, also bought in the UK, appears to be in a generic inner sleeve, both my copies are in plain paper sleeves. Both my copies have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - EKL-264A, Side 2 - EKL-264B.

Thanks to Ian Woodward for information and to Hans Seegers and Colin Baker for further information and scans.


Various Artists - "The Blues Project" - stereo vinyl LP releases, Elektra EKS-7264 (USA), Jun 1964/Edsel ED 248 (UK), 1987:

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Elektra EKS-7264 (USA stereo) - front scan by Hans Seegers
R-0038 Downtown Blues (Frank Stokes) - Bob plays piano as "Bob Landy" for Geoff Muldaur (stereo version, 2:28), recorded Mastertone Studios, New York, Aug/Sep 1963

Rob van Estrik says: "The Blues Project LP originally was issued with a separate insert with detailed liner notes by Paul Nelson. Later pressings omitted the insert. About Bob Landy the notes say: 'To musicians, his piano playing is almost legend. On Downtown Blues, we have a rare recording of him playing treble piano with Eric Von Schmidt.' On the stereo mix (Elektra EKS-7264) you can hear Von Schmidt’s playing on one channel and Dylan’s typically hammering style of playing on the other."
For the insert, included with the US and UK mono and stereo copies, see above.

The stereo US record was re-released twice in the 1970s, when Elektra Records had different New York addresses in each case. The address on the 1960s album is 51 West 51st Street, on the early 1970s re-release 15 Columbus Circle, and on the late 1970s release it is 1855 Broadway. The insert that came with the 1960s releases also showed the 51 West 51st Street address. The 1960s release shown has plain buff Elektra labels with a white "E" logo, and the stereo LP has "STEREO" printed twice. The 1970s release labels have a butterfly design.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for pointing out that the Alan Tautfest's stereo copy must be a reissue from 1966 or later, because in 1964 Elektra in the USA used the same label style as shown on the mono US label above, with a logo of a guitar player. The "white E" logo labels were not introduced until 1966, and were replaced in the 1970s by the butterfly logo labels. Scans of an original 1964 release with guitar player labels needed! Kenneth Robson's late 1970s US copy comes with photocopied inserts as shown (my 1964 US mono copies have a printed insert).

Ian Woodward's 1970s US stereo copy with the butterfly record labels was imported into the UK and has a sticker on the shrinkwrap with the pink MECOLICO logo as above and the following wording: "SPECIALLY IMPORTED BY  VIXEN 25p" over two lines and then in small typeface, "Under licence from M.C.P.S. on payment of the prescribed royalty payment to the British Copyright owners". This copy did not have an insert.


Elektra EKS-7264 (USA stereo), detail from rear sleeve showing "Bob Landy" as an assisting musician - scan by Olav Langum
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Elektra EKS-7264 (USA stereo) - rear scan by Olav Langum

Elektra EKS-7264 (USA stereo) - Side 1 scan by Alan Tautfest (1960s release)


Elektra EKS-7264 (USA stereo) - detail from rear mentioning "Bob Landy", scan by Alan Tautfest (1960s release)


Elektra EKS-7264 (USA stereo) - front of booklet, scan by Alan Tautfest (1960s release)


Elektra EKS-7264 (USA stereo) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1970s re-release)


Elektra EKS-7264 (USA stereo) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1970s re-release)


Elektra EKS-7264 (USA stereo) - detail of rear, scan by Alan Tautfest (1966 re-release - still "51 West 51st Street")


Elektra EKS-7264 (USA stereo) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s re-release)


Elektra EKS-7264 (USA stereo) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s re-release)


Elektra EKS-7264 (USA stereo) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (early 1970s re-release - "15 Columbus Circle")


Elektra EKS-7264 (USA stereo) - insert scan by Kenneth Robson


Elektra EKS-7264 (USA stereo) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s re-release - "1855 Broadway")


Elektra EKS-7264 (USA stereo) - insert scan by Kenneth Robson


Elektra EKS-7264 (USA stereo) - insert scan by Kenneth Robson


Elektra EKS-7264 (USA stereo) - insert scan by Kenneth Robson

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Edsel ED 248 (UK stereo) - front scan by Hans Seegers

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Edsel ED 248 (UK stereo) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (a third rear sleeve design)

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Edsel ED 248 (UK stereo) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

Picture from amazon.co.uk (non Dylan)
This Blues Project album was also released on vinyl in the UK in 1987 by Edsel, but it has not yet been reissued on CD. R-0038 is now included in the 5CD Rhino compilation Forever Changing: The Golden Age Of Elektra Records 1963-1973, see 2006. For Journey To Love: Rare & Early Elektra Classics, a compilation CD given away with the UK music magazine "Mojo" in Nov 2010 also containing R-0038, see 2010.

The 1964 Blues Project album is a compilation of tracks by New York Greenwich Village artists Dave Ray, Eric von Schmidt (see above), "Spider" John Koerner, Geoff Muldaur, Dave van Ronk, Ian Buchanan, Danny Kalb and Mark Spoelstra. It was produced by Paul A Rothchild (who later produced The Doors) and Elektra founder Jac Holzman. The group called The Blues Project who recorded for Verve/Folkways was formed in 1965 and included Danny Kalb from this 1964 project plus regular Dylan sidesman Al Kooper (see Honourable Mentions and Red Herrings). Bob does not play on any of their albums.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Olav Langum, Alan Tautfest, Peter Gilmer and Colin Baker for information and scans.


Ramblin' Jack Elliott - "Jack Elliott" - mono vinyl LP, Vanguard VRS 9151 (USA), Jun 1964 (recorded Jun 1963); Fontana TFL.6044 (UK), 1964:

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Vanguard VRS 9151 (USA - mono) - front scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)

R-0019M Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Ada R. Haberschon/Charles H. Gabriel, arranged by A.P. Carter) - Bob appears as "Tedham Porterhouse" playing harmonica (mono version), recorded New York, late 1963/early 1964

The album also includes Ramblin' Jack Elliott singing traditional songs Roving Gambler, a live recording of which from El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, 17 Dec 1997, was released by Bob on European Columbia Love Sick singles, and also on a bonus disc included with the Australian tour limited edition of Time Out Of Mind, for both see 1998; House Of The Risin' Sun, recorded by Bob on Bob Dylan (1961) and Diamond Joe, recorded by Bob on Good As I Been To You (1992).

This is the only occurrence of the mono version, for the stereo version see below. The US album was released twice, first with dark purple labels and then with buff labels. The sleeves were identical. The UK mono release on the Fontana label (the Philips imprint that released Vanguard recordings in the UK at the time, see above) is extremely rare. There are also reports of this song appearing as a Vanguard single - catalogue number?

Thanks to Kenneth Robson and Hans Seegers for information and scans.

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Vanguard VRS 9151 (USA - mono) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)

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Vanguard VRS 9151 (USA - mono) - detail from rear showing credit to "Tedham Porterhouse, mouth harp", scan by Kenneth Robson


Fontana TFL.6044 (UK - mono) - front scan by Hans Seegers


Fontana TFL.6044 (UK - mono) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Fontana TFL.6044 (UK - mono) - detail from rear showing credit to "Tedham Porterhouse, mouth harp", scan by Hans Seegers


Fontana TFL.6044 (UK - mono) - Side 1 with R-0019M, scan by Hans Seegers

Vanguard VRS 9151 (USA - mono) - Side 1 with R-0019M, scan by Hans Seegers (first release)

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Vanguard VRS 9151 (USA - mono) - Side 1 with R-0019M, scan by Kenneth Robson (second release)


Ramblin' Jack Elliott - "Jack Elliott" - stereo vinyl LP, Vanguard VSD 79151 (USA), Jun 1964 (recorded Jun 1963); Vanguard/King Record Co KICP-3006 (Japan), 22 May 1998:


Vanguard VSD 79151 (USA - stereo) - front scan by Hans Seegers
R-0019 Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Ada R. Haberschon/Charles H. Gabriel, arranged by A.P. Carter) - Bob appears as "Tedham Porterhouse" playing harmonica (stereo version), recorded New York, late 1963/early 1964

The only CD release of this album in its original 12 track 1964 form was on behalf of Vanguard by the King Record Co in Japan in 1998 in the "Vanguard Folkie Sound Collection" series. The release date was 22 May 1998, the withdrawal date was 21 May 2000 and the obi price was ¥2,200 (¥2,095 plus sales tax).


Vanguard VSD-89/90 (USA, 1976) - original 2LP set, front scan by Jack Guerreiro

Vanguard VCD-89/90 (USA, 1998) - single CD reissue, front scan by Jack Guerreiro

Vanguard VSD 79151 (USA - stereo) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

Vanguard VSD 79151 (USA - stereo) - Side 1 with R-0019, scan by Hans Seegers

Vanguard/King Record Co KICP-3006 (Japan, 1998) - CD front with obi, photo from eBay

Vanguard/King Record Co KICP-3006 (Japan, 1998) - CD rear with obi, photo from eBay

Vanguard/King Record Co KICP-2027 (Japan, 1990) - CD front (my copy)

Vanguard 79573-2 (USA, 2000) - CD front scan by Jack Guerreiro

The Vanguard albums The Essential Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Jack Elliott Plus Live and Best Of The Vanguard Years in fact contain all 12 tracks of the album! R-0019 is now readily available on CD on the Vanguard Jack Elliott compilation albums The Essential Ramblin' Jack Elliot (2LP set - 1976, released on CD in 1998); Jack Elliott Plus Live, a Japanese CD release with this album plus ten live tracks from The Essential Ramblin' Jack Elliot (Vanguard/King Record Co KICP-2027, see 1990); Best Of The Vanguard Years (2000) and Vanguard Visionaries: Ramblin' Jack Elliott (2007), and also on the various artists compilation Vanguard Sessions: Folk Hits (1998). These and all other Vanguard records mentioned in these pages can easily be ordered on-line directly from Vanguard Records .

Thanks to Wim van der Mark, Jean-Pol Hiernaux and Wil Gielen for information, and to Hans Seegers and Jack Guerreiro for scans.


Various Artists - "Columbia Special Products Presents A Limited Edition Of Great Folk Ballads, Country And Western" - 4LP stereo boxed set, Columbia Special Products XSV 86464-86471 (USA), 1964:
This boxed set was produced on behalf of the US company General Electric. The record sides are numbered XSV 86464 to XSV 86471, the records themselves don't have CSP catalogue numbers.


Columbia Special Products XSV 86464-86471 (USA) - front of box, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia Special Products XSV 86464-86471 (USA) - rear of box, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia Special Products XSV 86464-86471 (USA) - insert scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia Special Products XSV 86464-86471 (USA) - detail of insert, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia Special Products XSV 86470 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (with both R-0002 and Talkin' New York)

Columbia Special Products XSV 86464-86471 (USA) - inner sleeve scan by Hans Seegers

R-0002-2 I'll Fly Away (Albert E. Brumley)   - Bob plays harmonica for Carolyn Hester, from her first Columbia album Carolyn Hester, see 1962 (stereo version)

For a complete list of all the compilations this track has appeared on, also see 1962. I'll Fly Away is on Side 1 of Record 2 of "Folk Ballads" (Record 4 of the set), along with Talkin' New York from Bob's first album, mistitled as "Talkin' N.Y.".  Record 4 turned up again with the exactly the same track list and mistitled Dylan track as Vol. 3 of a Canadian Columbia Special Products 10LP set, Fleetwood Presents Stereo Highlights From The World Of Music, see 1965!

Thanks to Stephen Braitman for initial information, and to Hans Seegers for further information and scans.


"It Ain't Me, Babe" - 7" promo single, Columbia (catalogue number?) (USA), 1964:


Columbia 4-43145 (USA) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (rear is plain white)

R-0040 It Ain't Me, Babe - different mix from album version from Another Side Of Bob Dylan

The existence of this item is disputed by Hans Seegers, can anyone confirm it? It was certainly never released commercially.


Columbia 4-43145 (USA) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (B-side is the same)

Columbia 4-43145 (USA) - A-side showing red vinyl, scan by Manuel García Jara (B-side is the same)

Manuel García Jara thinks that this is a mistake, and actually refers to the Johnny Cash cover of It Ain't Me, Babe, originally released by Columbia in USA in Sep 1964 with Time And Time Again as the B-side. There was a promotional release with red vinyl and red text and a commercial release with regular orange labels - these two singles had generic Columbia sleeves. However, in Dec 1964 a new version, Columbia 4-43145, on red vinyl with back text was released with Cash’s Dylan cover on both sides; this new single usually has a generic sleeve but only a limited quantity of copies have the white Columbia sleeve shown with promo text explaining the reason why this single was released again.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Victoria Spivey, Roosevelt Sykes, Big Joe Williams & Lonnie Johnson - "Three Kings And The Queen" - mono vinyl LP, Spivey LP 1004 (USA), Oct 1964 (recorded Mar 1962); re-released 1960s (three times), 1972; Doxy Records DOY 679LP (USA), 7 May 2013:
Kings And The Queen Vol. 2, which contains two further Dylan rarities with Victoria Spivey and Big Joe Williams, R-0086 and R-0087, was not released until Jul 1972, see 1972. These albums are mono only. They are both still available on vinyl from www.spiveyrecords.com. The photograph on the rear sleeve of New Morning is young Bob with Victoria Spivey, taken at Cue Recording Studio, New York, 2 Mar 1962, when these performances were recorded.

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Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1964 release - front scan by Hans Seegers


Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1964 release - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1964 release - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (with R-0005)


Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1964 release - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (with R-0006)

Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1960s re-release 2/3 - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus
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Bob with Victoria Spivey - New Morning rear sleeve


Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1960s re-release 1 - front scan by Keith Venturoni


Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1960s re-release 1 - rear scan by Keith Venturoni


Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1960s re-release 1 - Side 1 scan by Keith Venturoni (with R-0005)


Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1960s re-release 1 - Side 2 scan by Keith Venturoni (with R-0006)

Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1960s re-release 2 - front scan by Arie de Reus

Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1960s re-release 2/3 - rear scan by Arie de Reus

Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1960s re-release 3 - front scan by Arie de Reus (Dylan sticker)


Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1960s re-release 3 - detail of front, scan by Arie de Reus (Dylan sticker)


Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1960s re-release 2/3 - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus

Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1960s re-release 2/3 - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus

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Spivey LP 1004 (USA) - 1972 re-release - front scan by B. Martin (with Dylan information printed)


Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1972 re-release - detail of Side 1, scan by Kenneth Robson (with Dylan information printed)


Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1970s re-release - front scan by Arie de Reus

Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1970s re-release - rear scan by Arie de Reus

Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1970s re-release - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus

Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1970s re-release - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus


Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1972 re-release - Side 1 scan by Kenneth Robson (with R-0005)


Spivey LP 1004 (USA) 1972 re-release - Side 2 scan by Kenneth Robson (with R-0006)

R-0005 Sitting On Top Of The World (Walter Jacobs/Lonnie Chatman) - Bob supplies harmonica and backup vocals for Victoria Spivey and Big Joe Williams
Bob recorded this song on his Good As I Been To You album, 1992.

R-0006 Wichita Blues (Robert Johnson) - Bob plays harmonica for Victoria Spivey and Big Joe Williams

On the rear sleeve it states "BOB DYLAN, the young folk singer poet of Columbia Records, is the harmonica accompaniment on A-3, B-2. His voice is also heard on A-3."

The 1972 re-release has a printed panel in the top left hand corner with "Historic tracks - Bob Dylan appears with Big Joe Williams" and the sleeve is black/white as opposed to the original release of brown/yellow.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux, Peter Gilmer and Jack Guerreiro for news that Spivey Records has remastered its archives and is reissuing this album amongst others by Victoria Spivey on CD for the first time, for more details, see here . This page originally claimed incorrectly the Spivey session in Mar 1962 was Bob Dylan's first commercial recording - his first was actually the Carolyn Hester sessions in Sep 1961, followed by the Harry Belafonte sessions in Feb 1962 (for both see 1962). A CD release was expected in 2008 but so far has not appeared. Thanks to Hank Wellman for pointing out that the four Victoria Spivey tracks are the only performances listed in "Bob On The Side" that are not available on CD!

Thanks to Hans Seegers for the 1964 scans and the information that the original sleeve scan shown here was that of the 1972 reissue and not of the original album!


Doxy Records DOY 679LP (USA) - picture from www.discogs.com
Thanks to Stuart Moore for information that the album was re-released on vinyl with the brown/yellow sleeve (with the "Historic Tracks" Dylan information printed) by Doxy Records in May 2013 - more information required. The second album from 1972 was also re-released.
Doxy Records DOY 680LP (USA) - picture from www.discogs.com

Thanks to Arie de Reus, Kenneth Robson, Jean-Pol Hiernaux and B. Martin for information and scans.


Various Artists - "Hootenanny '64" - promo and commercial mono vinyl LP releases, Columbia Special Products CSP-128/XTV 88744 (USA), 1964:
This US album is very similar in content to the Canadian Let's Sing Out album below. It has "CSP-128" on the sleeve and "XTV 88744" on the record labels.


Columbia Special Products CSP-128/XTV 88744 (USA) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)
R-0002M-2 I'll Fly Away (Albert E. Brumley)   - Bob plays harmonica for Carolyn Hester, from her first Columbia album Carolyn Hester, see 1962 (mono version)
For a complete list of all the compilations this track has appeared on, also see 1962.

This album also contains Freight Train Blues from Bob's first album on Side 2. He is billed as "Bob Dylan" on the front and rear sleeve but "Bobby Dylan" on the record label (see detailed scans below)!


Columbia Special Products CSP-128/XTV 88744 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)


Columbia Special Products CSP-128/XTV 88744 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial copies)
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Columbia Special Products CSP-128/XTV 88744 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers (commercial copy)
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Columbia Special Products CSP-128/XTV 88744 (USA) - rear scan by Kenneth Robson (commercial copy)

Columbia Special Products CSP-128/XTV 88744 (USA) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)

Columbia Special Products CSP-128/XTV 88744 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)

Columbia Special Products CSP-128/XTV 88744 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial copies)

Columbia Special Products CSP-128/XTV 88744 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial copies)

Columbia Special Products CSP-128/XTV 88744 (USA) - Side 1 with R-0002M, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)

Columbia Special Products CSP-128/XTV 88744 (USA) - Side 2 with Freight Train Blues, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)

Columbia Special Products CSP-128/XTV 88744 (USA) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)

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Columbia Special Products CSP-128/XTV 88744 (USA) - Side 1 with R-0002M, scan by Kenneth Robson (commercial copy)

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Columbia Special Products CSP-128/XTV 88744 (USA) - Side 2 with Freight Train Blues, scan by Hans Seegers (commercial copy)

Columbia Special Products CSP-128/XTV 88744 (USA) - detail of Side 2, scan by Hans Seegers (commercial copy)

Manuel García Jara has a very rare copy of this album, which is a promotional album, even though there is not any promo text. It is essentially the same as the commercial album, but the top opening corner of the sleeve has been cut off (right on the front sleeve, left on the rear sleeve). The labels make this album very special, there is a white sticker glued on the centre of each label, hiding the red commercial labels. This sticker has the same information and the same typeface as the commercial labels, although on both labels the text above the centre hole has been printed higher.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Kenneth Robson and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Various Artists - "Oxydol Presents 'Let's Sing Out'" - mono vinyl LP, Columbia Special Products XTV 88804/88805 (Canada), 1964:
"Let's Sing Out" was a popular folk music programme on Canadian TV in the early 60s, this LP was a special offer from the sponsor Oxydol Detergents. Other artists featured are Pete Seeger, the New Christy Minstrels, The Travellers, Leon Bibb, Flatt & Scruggs, Halifax Three, and the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. The tracks are regular album versions, not live from the TV programme. The record sides are individually numbered XTV 88804 and XTV 88805. Side 1 of Manuel García Jara's copy has a black rubber stamp with "0.99$".

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Columbia Special Products XTV 88804/88805 (Canada) - front scan by Hans Seegers

R-0002M-3 I'll Fly Away (Albert E. Brumley)   - Bob plays harmonica for Carolyn Hester, from her first Columbia album Carolyn Hester, see 1962 (mono version)

For a complete list of all the compilations this track has appeared on, also see 1962. This album again also contained Freight Train Blues, the regular version from Bob Dylan.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Christine Consolvo and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Columbia Special Products XTV 88804/88805 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia Special Products XTV 88804/88805 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia Special Products XTV 88804/88805 (Canada) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia Special Products XTV 88804/88805 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia Special Products XTV 88804/88805 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia Special Products XTV 88804 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


Columbia Special Products XTV 88804 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia Special Products XTV 88804 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia Special Products XTV 88805 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Freight Train Blues and R-0002M)

Various Artists - "Hummin' And Strummin' - Folk And Country Hits" - mono vinyl 2LP set, Columbia Special Products CSP 208 (USA), 1964:

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Columbia Special Products CSP 208 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia Special Products CSP 208 (USA) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia Special Products CSP 208 (USA) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia Special Products CSP 208 (USA) - detail of front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia Special Products CSP 208 (USA) - detail of front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia Special Products CSP 208 (USA) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia Special Products CSP 208 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Dylan)

Columbia Special Products CSP 208 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0004M)

Columbia Special Products CSP 208 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Dylan)

Columbia Special Products CSP 208 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

R-0004M-3 Swing And Turn Jubilee (traditional) - Bob plays harmonica for Carolyn Hester, from her first Columbia album Carolyn Hester, see 1962 (mono version)

This double album in a gatefold sleeve was manufactured by Columbia Special Products on behalf of General Electric. It also contained Freight Train Blues and House Of  The Rising Sun, the regular Bob Dylan versions, a cover of Blowin' In The Wind by the Village Stompers, and several other traditional songs since performed by Bob.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Columbia Special Products CSP 208 (USA) - spine scan by Manuel García Jara


Harry Belafonte - "Zombie Jamboree"/"[The] Midnight Special" -  7" mono singles, RCA Victor 47-9532 (West Germany)/RCA Victor 45N-1351 (Italy), 1964:

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RCA Victor 47-9532 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers ("The Midnight Special")
R-0001M-2 The Midnight Special (Huddie Ledbetter "Lead Belly") - Bob plays harmonica on the B-side of this single (mono version), the track originally being the title track from Harry Belafonte's The Midnight Special album, see 1962

The Italian single has a different picture sleeve, and the song is called just Midnight Special. The rear has sleeve notes in Italian: the tracks are translated as "Riunione dei Zombies" and "Spettacolo di mezzanotte". Although Dylan is not mentioned, the sleeve notes say " The sound of a bluesy harmonica introduces the voice of a man singing 'Let the midnight special shine a light on me...'".

As far as I know these are the only mono appearances of this track outside the original mono LP, a possible 1962 7" mono single, and a 1963 Spanish mono EP. There were also West German and Italian mono album releases.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Tom Willems and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


RCA Victor 45N-1351 (Italy) - front scan by Manuel García Jara ("Midnight Special")

RCA Victor 45N-1351 (Italy) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

RCA Victor 45N-1351 (Italy) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


RCA Victor 45N-1351 (Italy) - B-side with R-0001M, scan by Manuel García Jara ("Midnight Special")


RCA Victor 47-9532 (West Germany) - rear scan by Tom Willems


RCA Victor 47-9532 (West Germany) - B-side with R-0001M, scan by Tom Willems ("The Midnight Special")

Mono Singles & EPs for 1964

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Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1962-64
These are now here: Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1962-64. Mono LPs have their own pages, see International Mono Releases.

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The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964 mono)

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Another Side Of Bob Dylan (1964 mono)


Promotional/Regular Items for 1964


Living In Another Country: International Stereo Releases

Stereo promo items for 1964 which don't contain rare material but which are still very collectable are now included with promo releases of regular albums and commercially released singles on the appropriate page in International Stereo Releases.

The Times They Are A-Changin' 1964
The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964 stereo)

Another Side 1964
Another Side Of Bob Dylan (1964 stereo)


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