Bob Dylan - Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been? original LP #1952, $350 + S / H
1974 original The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label LP pressing #TAKRL / 1952 Mono, "loose insert cover", cover M-, NO seam or spine splits, NO cut-out markings, NO ring-wear, vinyl M-, NO scratches, a scuff or two, plays excellent with minimal background noise in some spots.
A revealing look at the young Dylan upon his arrival in New York City in the icy winter of 1961 and afterwards. Starting off with a "ramblin' poem" read on stage about his folk hero Woody Guthrie. + Other early recordings, both live and "in the studio".
The title of this LP is in reference to the 1950s McCarthy era question "Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?" Fitting, as Bob is in his early "protest the corruption of established authority" incarnation. No song said it better than John Birch Society Blues, but on this recording, Percy's Song and Seven Curses tell the story. The sub-title refers to his ingress (or coming into) Gotham (a Batman inspired reference to New York City). Gotham, in actuality, is in Jersey.
Bob Dylan ~ Basics In G Minor, 1975 original TAKRL #1900 7" EP vinyl pressing, $300 + S/H
Extreme rare 1975 original 2nd press The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label EP #TAKRL 1900 7" vinyl pressing, insert cover & disc M-, NO scratches, plays excellent The original 1st press 100 copies on red vinyl were made by a 1st time / one time only bootlegger who left the business after only 1 project. The 2nd pressing (on black vinyl, this one) was made by Hoffman Avenue Records (pretending to be a TAKRL release). Featuring Joan Baez on 2 tracks:
Side One: Mary Travers (of Peter, Paul & Mary) interviews Bob Dylan, part 1
Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues (live)
Mary Travers interview part 2
Mama, You've Been On My Mind (live, w Joan Baez)
Mary Travers interview part 3
Side Two: Mary Travers interview part 4
It Ain't Me, Babe (live w Joan Baez)
Mary Travers interview part 5
Help! (a very good imitator of Dylan or Bob Dylan himself singing The Beatles' classic!)
Side One matrix: EP 1900 side 1 Dylan For Pres in 76
Side Two matrix: EP 1900 side 2 Neil For VP