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GIL TURNER & HAPPY TRAUM
& THE NEW WORLD SINGERS

Gil Turner (Joe Alper)

Happy Traum


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HAPPY TRAUM:
Gil Turner and I began playing together, and I joined the New World Singers... We were the first to record "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Don't Think Twice It's All Right"... I first heard "Blowin' in the Wind" in the so-called dressing room in the basement of Folk City...

Robbie Woliver, Hoot! A 25-Year History of the Greenwich Village Music Scene, St. Martin's Press, 1986, pp. 47-48


JOINT RECORDINGS WITH HAPPY TRAUM & GIL TURNER:

BROADSIDE OFFICE, New York, NY, Jan-Feb 1963:

(*)=RELEASED ON "BROADSIDE BALLADS, VOL. 1" (BR 301; Sep 1963) (Dylan appears as "Blind Boy Grunt").


BANJO TAPE, GIL TURNER'S APARTMENT or BASEMENT OF GERDE'S FOLK CITY, , New York, NY, Jan-Feb 1963 (Feb 8, 1963):

All with HAPPY TRAUM, banjo (?), vocal; GIL TURNER, banjo (?), vocal.


COLUMBIA STUDIOS, New York, NY, Sep 24, 1971:

All with HAPPY TRAUM, banjo, guitar, bass & vocal.
One take of tracks marked (*) officially released on "Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 2."


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