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Allen Ginsberg
The Last Word On First Blues (Expanded Reissue)

Allen Ginsberg - The Last Word On First Blues (Expanded Reissue)

In 1971, Allen called on Bob Dylan to record a slew of songs: political, gay rights, and just plain wacky. These 1971 recordings remained dormant until 1983 when they were released as First Blues - coupled with 1976 sessions produced by Columbia Records exec. John Hammond, and 1981 sessions. Along the way, Beat Generation legend Peter Orlovsky and Rolling Thunder Revue sideman David Mansfield joined the festivities too. First Blues has become a cult classic - Omnivore Recordings is proud to reissue that, plus much more. A deluxe package, this 3-CD set contains the original double LP, plus eleven previously unissued songs, plus demos and live recordings including Dylan.

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FEATURED TRACK

"Going Down To San Diego"

TRACK LISTING

  1. DISC ONE:
  2. 1. Going Down To San Diego
  3. 2. Vomit Express
  4. 3. Jimmy Bergman (Gay Lib Rag)
  5. 4. NY Youth Call Annunciation
  6. 5. CIA Dope Calypso
  7. 6. Put Down Yr Cigarette Rag
  8. 7. Sickness Blues
  9. 8. Broken Bone Blues
  10. 9. Stay Away From The White House
  11. 10. Hardon Blues
  12. 11. Guru Blues
  13. DISC TWO:
  14. 1. Everybody Sing
  15. 2. Gospel Nobel Truths
  16. 3. Bus Ride To Suva
  17. 4. Prayer Blues
  18. 5. Love Forgiven
  19. 6. Father Death Blues
  20. 7. Dope Fiend Blues
  21. 8. Tyger
  22. 9. You Are My Dildo
  23. 10. Old Pond
  24. 11. No Reason
  25. 12. My Pretty Rose Tree
  26. 13. Capitol Air
  27. BONUS DISC: More Rags, Ballads, And Blues 1971-1985
  28. 1. Nurses Song
  29. 2. Spring (Merrily Welcome)
  30. 3. September On Jessore Road
  31. 4. Lay Down Yr Mountain
  32. 5. Slack Key Guitar
  33. 6. Reef Mantra
  34. 7. NY Blues
  35. 8. Come Along Vietnam (Rehearsal)
  36. 9. Airplane Blues (Live At Folk City)
  37. 10. Feeding Them Raspberries To Grow (Live At Folk City)
  38. 11. Do The Meditation Rock