Fifty Years Ago Today

Over at Sean’s place, he reminds us that today is a milestone – fifty years ago today Bob Dylan apparently arrived in New York City and began his remarkable career. It is thought that as soon as he arrived, he headed over to the now-legendary baskethouse the Cafe Wha? and played a few tunes.  What did he play – no one is sure, though it seems likely it was something by his hero at the time, Woody Guthrie.

With that in mind, we play this early recording from 1961 recorded four months after Dylan’s arrival at the Indian Neck Folk Festival of Woody Guthrie’s Slipnot.