Tijdens het concert van Bob Dylan op 4 November 1961 in de Carnegie Chapter Hall in New York zitten er niet meer dan 50 mensen in de zaal. Het publiek bestaat voor een groot deel uit vrienden van de folkzanger die naar dit debuut-optreden zijn komen kijken.
1.Pretty Peggy-O (trad.)
2.In The Pines (Huddie "Leadbelly" Leadbetter)
3.Gospel Plow (trad.)
4.1913 Massacre (Woody Guthrie)
5.Backwater Blues (Bessie Smith)
6.A Long Time A-Growin' (trad.)
7.Fixin' To Die (Bukka White)
8.San Francisco Bay Blues (Jesse Fuller)
9.Car Song (Woody Guthrie)
10.Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues
11.Man On The Street
13.This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)
14.Talking Merchant Marine (Woody Guthrie)
15.Black Cross (Lord Buckley)
16.He Was A Friend Of Mine
17.Pretty Polly (trad.)
18.House Of The Risin' Sun (trad.)
19.The Cuckoo Is A Pretty Bird (trad.)
20.Freight Train Blues (John Lair)
21.Song To Woody
22.Talkin' New York
Uit het optreden :
"Thank you. Kind of got lost coming up here tonight. Took a subway. Got off somewhere on 156th Street started walking back. I got hung up in a Cadillac store an …, So I'm not here on time. Almost run over by a bus, so I took another subway. On to 34th street an I walked up here. Come pretty prepared tonight I got a list on my guitar. This is a new list. I used to have one on my guitar about a month ago, that was no good. Figured I'd get a good list. So I went around an put the list on first. Then I went around to other guitar players an I sort of looked at their list, copied down songs on mine. Some of these I don't know so good. Well. Let's see here. Here's a (need to leave the stage (off mike)) that's fine. Here I go. This is story about a little girl running all over, finding out about life. She's going out at night coming home keeping late hours. Finding out just what makes up life, 11 years old." (na Pretty Peggy-O)
"First came here. I used to spend a lot of time with Woody Guthrie. February last February. This is one of Woodys songs. I'll sing a couple more. This is one, one of a group of two". (voor 1913 Massacre).
"Thanks. Here's a song I guess just about everybody knows. Leadbelly used to sing this". (voor Backwater Blues).
"Here's a …, here's a. I must admit before I came I learned plenty folk songs in New York. I learned about, … well since I been here now since …, February, last February. I've learned about oh, 4 or 5 new songs I never heard about before. An one I never heard about was this one. There's this Irishman. Lian, … Liam Clancy. Sings this one. Err, This is err a straight copy. Straight imitation. I don't imitate the voice much, I can't get that accent quite good enough. This is an Irish one though. Very sad song. Maybe this the American version of the Irish version of Liam Clancys version. Heard Liam sing this in the Whitehorse Bar, Irish bar". (voor A Long Time A-Growing).
Dit is een ouwe bootleg van mij waarop grote stukken uit het concert stonden.
Ondertussen zijn sommige songs gereleased op the Bootleg series vol 7 - No direction home.