Steve Allen Show

ABC-TV Studios

Los Angeles, CA 02/25/64


The Song

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

Two recordings are represented. The first, which runs about six and a half minutes, is limited to the performance of The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll. Taken from a video, the sound is remarkably clean and clear. The second runs roughly twelve and a half minutes and also includes Steve Allen's introductory remarks and a brief exchange with Dylan. Rather muddy, I suspect this was recorded by placing a microphone in front of the television during the broadcast. Though the attendant distortion makes for rather rough listening, Steve Allen's sensitive reading of an except from Dylan's 11 Outlined Epitaphs makes the effort well worthwhile. Dubbed 11/20/97. One side only. 60 min. The video from which the first recording was taken is available on 120 minute VHS.

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