"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 1972 - Steve Goodman

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
A-E F-J K-O P-S T-Z

Home ] Up ] 1972 "The Concert For Bangladesh" ] 1972 "Greatest Folksingers of the 'Sixties" ] [ 1972 Steve Goodman ] 1972 "A Tribute To Woody Guthrie" ]

 Because of the length of the 1972 page, this sub-page contains all the entries for these releases, both the original 1972-73 LP releases, tape releases, and the 1999 CD releases.

If you have any entries to add to the list or additions/corrections to existing entries, please let me know! Please note I cannot value your Dylan rarities - see the Mission page for reasons why. Contact the dealers on my Trading page for assistance!

Revised: 17 January, 2017


Titles in red are not available on a currently released Bob Dylan CD (for these see bobdylan.com )

Key to symbols used:
Links to other World Wide Web pages -
Links to email addresses -
Performances currently available on commercial CD are marked by (these are the ones that count as obscurities rather than as rarities)


Steve Goodman - "Election Year Rag"/"Somebody Else's Troubles" - 7" promo and commercial singles, Buddah Records BDA-326 (USA/UK), 2 Oct 1972:
Bob took part in the Steve Goodman Somebody Else's Troubles sessions at Atlantic Recording Studio, New York, in mid-Sep 1972. These singles copyrighted 1972 predate the release of the album in Dec 1972 below. Two singles with the catalogue number BDA-326 are shown here - the first has Election Year Rag on both sides in stereo and mono, the second has the stereo version of Election Year Rag on the A-side and Somebody Else's Troubles on the B-side. Election Year Rag was not included on the 1972 album, and first appeared on album on The Essential... Steve Goodman Buddah Records US 2LP compilation, 1976. It was presumably released as an A-side to coincide with the 1972 US Presidential election, but then dropped from the album because it was no longer topical!


Buddah Records BDA 326 (USA) - stereo side of promo 7" single in generic sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0111, label variant without "NOT FOR SALE" on right of centre hole)

R-0111M Election Year Rag (Steve Goodman) - Bob plays piano and provides harmony vocals (mono version), A-side of single
This is presumably a reduction from stereo (R-0111)

R-0111 Election Year Rag (Steve Goodman) - Bob plays piano and provides harmony vocals (stereo version), on promo singles only

R-0093M Somebody's Else's Troubles (Steve Goodman) - Bob plays piano and provides harmony vocals - from the album of the same name (see Dec 1972 below), B-side of single (mono)
This is presumably a reduction from stereo (R-0093)


Buddah Records BDA 326 (USA) - mono side of promo 7" single in generic sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0111M, label variant without "NOT FOR SALE" on right of centre hole)

Buddah Records BDA 326 (USA) - detail of mono side of promo 7" single, scan by Manuel García Jara (label variant without "NOT FOR SALE" on right of centre hole)

Buddah Records BDA 326 (USA) - mono side of promo 7" single, scan by Hans Seegers ( label variant with "NOT FOR SALE" on right of centre hole)


Buddah Records BDA 326 (USA) - stereo side of promo 7" single, scan by Hans Seegers (R-0111, label variant with "NOT FOR SALE" on right of centre hole)


Buddah Records BDA 326 (USA) - mono side of promo 7" single, scan by Hans Seegers (R-0111M, copy without centre spindle with date "Oct 1972", label variant with "NOT FOR SALE" on right of centre hole)


Buddah Records BDA 326 (USA) - mono side of promo 7" single, photo by Kenneth Robson (R-0111M, copy with centre spindle and without writing, label variant with "NOT FOR SALE" on right of centre hole)
goodmansingle.jpg (19297 bytes)
Buddah Records BDA 326 (USA/UK) - mono side of promo 7" single in generic sleeve, scan by Lars M. Banke (R-0111M, label variant with "NOT FOR SALE" on right of centre hole)

Buddah Records BDA 369 (USA) - A-side of mono commercial 7" single, scan by Hans Seegers (R-0111M)

Buddah Records BDA 326 (USA) - B-side of mono commercial 7" single, scan by Hans Seegers (R-0093M)

There are two variants of the mono/stereo promo 7" single shown. Manuel García Jara's copy does not have "NOT FOR SALE" as the bottom text line on the right of the centre hole on both sides. The copies shown from Hans Seegers and Kenneth Robson do have this text.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara, Tim Dunn, Hans Seegers and Lars M. Banke for information about this single and scans, and to Kenneth Robson for the photo of the second US promo single. Hans Seegers points out the centre spindles were plastic and could be bought separately to fit into any "jukebox" style record, so this is not actually a variant release. The colour difference is almost certainly due to the lighting in the photograph. Thanks to Larry Crum for the information that the commercial single BDA 326 is in mono, only the promo single had the stereo version R-0111!


Buddah Records BDS 5096 (USA, 1971) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)
Steve Goodman only recorded these two albums for Buddah Records, plus the single Election Year Rag (R-0111), making 24 tracks in total. After his death (he died of leukaemia in 1984 aged only 36) Buddah Records recycled this material in many ways, some including R-0093 and/or R-0111, some not.) Steve subsequently signed to Asylum but his Asylum output has no Dylan content. The 1994 2CD 42-track compilation No Big Surprise: The Steve Goodman Anthology also has no Dylan content. Thanks to Manuel García Jara for clarifying the situation and enabling me to put together the following definitive list of items which do include the Dylan tracks.
Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA, 1972) - front scan by Kenneth Robson (includes R-0093)

Steve Goodman (1971) - no Dylan content on first release, but re-released on CD in 1999 with R-0111 as a bonus track (in stereo), see 1999. Beware, the latest remastered CD release of this album does not include R-0111! It was also released by BGO Records in the UK in 2012 with Somebody Else's Troubles as a "2 on 1" CD but the CD only includes R-0093.

Election Year Rag/Somebody's Else's Troubles (1972) - this single.

Somebody Else's Troubles (1972) - all releases of this album from Dec 1972 onwards include R-0093, but the 1990 CD release by Sequel in the UK included R-0111M as a bonus track (in mono). The album was subsequently released by Buddha Records in 1999 in a remastered edition with two live bonus tracks but not including R-0111M (it is therefore listed below with the original album). The latest 2011 Buddha Records CD release is only the original 11-track album without bonus tracks. It is also available as a 2012 BGO Records UK "2 on 1" 23-track CD with Steve Goodman, again with just the original 11 tracks, not R-0111.

The Essential... Steve Goodman (1976) - this 20-track US 2LP set includes both R-0093 and R-0111M (still in mono), see 1976. This two LP 20-track set including both Dylan rarities was released on CD from Buddah in two versions, one on two CDs with 24 tracks (all Steve's Buddah output), and another on a single CD with just 19 tracks (catalogue numbers required!). Both of these items included the two Dylan tracks, but neither is now in print.

City Of New Orleans (1976) - this 23-track West German/Yugoslav 2LP set with the same gatefold sleeve and artwork as The Essential... Steve Goodman includes both Steve Goodman (on Record 1) and Somebody Else's Troubles (on Record 2) so includes R-0093, see 1976. The 2012 BGO Records UK "2 on 1" CD Steve Goodman/Somebody Else's Troubles has exactly the 23 same tracks as this 2LP set!

Election Year Rag /City Of New Orleans - 7" stereo West German single, see 1976.

The Original Steve Goodman (1989) - this 8-track US CD/cassette compilation includes R-0093, see 1989.

City Of New Orleans (1989) - this 19-track Buddah Records/Pair Records CD release includes  R-0093 but is not the same as the 1976 release with the same name, see 1989.


Steve Goodman - "Somebody Else's Troubles" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl LP releases: Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA), Dec 1972; Buddah Records 2318 079 (UK), 22 Jan 1973; CD release: Buddah Records BDK-5121 (Canada), 1992; promo CD release: Buddha Records BUADV 99626-2 (USA)/commercial CD release: Buddha Records 74465-99626-2 (USA), 27 Jul 1999:
Bob appears under the name of "Robert Milkwood Thomas" (one of Dylan Thomas' best-known works is his verse play "Under Milk Wood"), although the credits include "Thanks to Bob Dylan.". The tracks were recorded in Sep 1972. Although the album is dated 1972, my previous information was that it was not released until Jan 1973, but
Manuel García Jara has a first release copy that was definitely bought in Dec 1972, so it's now listed here.

R-0093 Somebody's Else's Troubles (Steve Goodman) - Bob plays piano and provides harmony vocals (stereo version)
This track had previously been released on a mono US single, Buddah Records BDA-326, in Oct 1972, see above.

For Election Year Rag (R-0111) from this 1972 session also featuring Bob, see above, a 7" stereo West German single (1976) and The Essential... Steve Goodman Buddah Records US 2LP compilation, also 1976.


Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972)
A curiosity: the track Chicken Cordon Bleus on Side 1 has this title in all original worldwide releases, i.e. Chicken Cordon Bleus from "Cordon Bleu" (French haute cuisine). However, this track has the incorrect title Chicken Cordon Blues in all the vinyl compilations (The Essential... Steve Goodman, City Of New Orleans, Ídolos 13, for all see 1976) while on the CD reissues of this album the title is again correctly Chicken Cordon Bleus.
Buddah Records BDS-5665-2 (USA) - detail of Side 3, scan by Hans Seegers (1976)

Buddah Records BDK-5121 (Canada) - detail of CD rear insert, scan by Hans Seegers (1999)

LP releases:

Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA), Dec 1972 (twice), re-released 1973(?):

From its foundation in 1967, Buddah Records used a "kaleidoscope" design of labels and the icon was a silhouette of six-armed Shiva. This design was used in USA until mid 1972 in singles and until Dec 1972 in albums, when a new design was used as shown here with maroon labels and a fat Buddha (the correct spelling) as logo. This album must have been one of the first (if not the first) Buddah Records releases with this label style! However, the first commercial release album shown here was bought in San Francisco, CA, in early Dec 1972 and has the old style Shiva design labels. This is very rare and only a few must have been produced. This album is Buddah Records BDS-5121 - Manuel García Jara has examples of non-Dylan Buddah albums such as BDS-5109 from 1972 where the labels have the Shiva design, and BDS-5129 or BDS-5133 from early 1973 where the labels have the new Buddha design labels. In Europe (except in UK, where Buddah records had black labels) the new design was not used until 1977. The sleeve retained the Shiva logo on the front after the label change.


Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (first commercial release)

The promo copy shown of this album has a sleeve that is identical to that of the commercial release but it has a hole drilled at top right front/top left rear. This sleeve is textured and the sleeve has been made in the US composite style of the 1960s with a printed paper slick glued over the cardboard; the rear of the promo sleeve is slightly tilted to the right. The records of the promo and all commercial copies have generic Buddah black inner sleeves and a double-sided insert with lyrics. Surprisingly the promo record labels are identical to those of the second commercial release using the Buddha design with the added text "PROMOTION COPY" to the left of the centre hole and "NOT FOR SALE" to the right.


Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and all commercial releases)

Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and all commercial releases - has text "Reg. US Pat. Off.")

Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (first commercial release)

Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - front scan by Kenneth Robson (second and third commercial releases)

Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - rear scan by Kenneth Robson (second and third commercial releases)

Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Kenneth Robson (promo and all commercial releases)


Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Kenneth Robson (promo and all commercial releases)


Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first commercial release, includes R-0093)

Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first commercial release)

Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (first commercial release, no Dylan)

Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Kenneth Robson (promo and all commercial releases)


Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - inner sleeve scan by Kenneth Robson (promo and all commercial releases - same both sides)


Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0093, promo release)


Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)


Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, promo release)

Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - front of lyrics insert with lyrics to R-0093, scan by Kenneth Robson (promo and all commercial releases)

Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - rear of lyrics insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and all commercial releases)


Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Kenneth Robson (second commercial release, includes R-0093)


Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Kenneth Robson (second commercial release)


Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Kenneth Robson (second commercial release, no Dylan)

Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Kenneth Robson (promo and second commercial releases - no copyright text)

Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (third commercial release, includes R-0093)

Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (third commercial release - copyright text)


Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (third commercial release - Chicken Cordon Bleus now on two lines, no copyright text)


Buddah Records BDS-5121 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (third commercial release, no Dylan)

The third commercial release must have been issued not long after the second release because it still has a composite sleeve with a printed paper slick glued over the cardboard sleeve. The record labels have two differences from those of the promo and second commercial releases:

  1. The copyright text "(P) 1972 by Buddah Records..." is now printed at the bottom of both sides of the labels, instead of below "Side A/B".
  2. The tracklist on Side 1 has six lines, not five as in all previous releases (Chicken Cordon Bleus is now printed on two lines).

Buddah/Quality Records BDS-5121 (Canada), 1973:


Buddah/Quality Records BDS-5121 (Canada) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
The Canadian release of this album was made for Buddah by Quality Records Limited, a Canadian label which released US albums there on behalf of different record companies. The sleeve is very similar to the US album, except for the detail shown plus "LITHO IN CANADA" on the spine. The sleeve is dated 1973. Like other Buddah albums released in Canada by Quality Records, the record has pink Buddah Records labels, in this case dated 1972.
Buddah/Quality Records BDS-5121 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah/Quality Records BDS-5121 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah/Quality Records BDS-5121 (Canada) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah/Quality Records BDS-5121 (Canada) - detail of spine, scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah/Quality Records BDS-5121 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0093)

Buddah/Quality Records BDS-5121 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah/Quality Records BDS-5121 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah/Quality Records BDS-5121 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


Buddah/Quality Records BDS-5121 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


Buddah/Quality Records BDS-5121 (Canada) - spine scan by Manuel García Jara ("LITHO IN CANADA")

Buddah Records 2318079 (UK), 22 Jan 1973:


Buddah Records 2318079 (UK) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

The UK release of this album was manufactured and distributed by Polydor for Buddah Records. The UK catalogue number has seven digits, similar to those of other Polydor releases, e.g. Eric Clapton's No Reason To Cry, see 1976. (The catalogue number is "2318 079 SUPER" on the rear sleeve and "2318079" on the record labels.) The sleeve is similar to that of the US release, but the Buddah logo is bigger and the text "Buddah Records" is in a different position. The album includes the double-sided lyrics insert. The record has unique black Buddah Records labels with silver text, still with the Shiva design and dated "1972".


Buddah Records 2318079 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (no text under logo)

Buddah Records 2318079 (UK) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah Records 2318079 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah Records 2318079 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah Records 2318079 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah Records 2318079 (UK) - insert front scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah Records 2318079 (UK) - insert rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah Records 2318079 (UK) - Side 1 front scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0093)

Buddah Records 2318079 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah Records 2318079 (UK) - Side 2 front scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Buddah Records YZ-26-DA (Japan), 1973:


Buddah Records YZ-26-DA (Japan) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This Japanese release was made in Japan by Nippon Columbia Co. Ltd. on behalf of Buddah Records. The rear sleeve has price ¥2,000. There is a four page insert with Japanese text and song lyrics in English and Japanese. The record has Buddah Records labels, but it is significant that the Shiva logo does not appear anywhere on the sleeve, the insert or the record labels.


Buddah Records YZ-26-DA (Japan) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara


Buddah Records YZ-26-DA (Japan) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (no Shiva logo)

Buddah Records YZ-26-DA (Japan) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah Records YZ-26-DA (Japan) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah Records YZ-26-DA (Japan) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah Records YZ-26-DA (Japan) - insert front scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah Records YZ-26-DA (Japan) - insert page 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah Records YZ-26-DA (Japan) - insert page 3 scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah Records YZ-26-DA (Japan) - insert rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah Records YZ-26-DA (Japan) - detail of insert rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah Records YZ-26-DA (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0093, no Shiva logo)

Buddah Records YZ-26-DA (Japan) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah Records YZ-26-DA (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, no Shiva logo)

CD releases (1999):


Buddha Records 74465-99626-2 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers

This album was first released on CD by Sequel in the UK with the bonus Dylan track Election Year Rag (R-0111, see Oct 1972 above) in 1990, and in a remastered version with two bonus live non-Dylan tracks by Buddha Records in July 1999. I've included the 1999 release here because the Dylan content is the same as the LP releases above.


Sequel NEM CD 607 (UK) - scan by Hans Seegers (1990)

Buddha Records 74465-99626-2 (USA) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Buddah Records BDK-5121 (Canada) - front insert scan by Hans Seegers


Buddah Records BDK-5121 (Canada) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers


Buddah Records BDK-5121 (Canada) - CD scan by Hans Seegers


1970s "Buddah" Records logo


Buddha Records 74465-99626-2 (USA) - sticker scan by Hans Seegers


Buddha Records BUADV 99626-2 (USA) - promo release card sleeve front, scan by Hans Seegers


Buddha Records BUADV 99626-2 (USA) - promo release card sleeve reverse, scan by Hans Seegers


Buddha Records BUADV 99626-2 (USA) - promo release card sleeve and CD, scan by Ian Woodward


Buddha Records BUADV 99626-2 (USA) - promo CD scan by Manuel García Jara


1990s "Buddha" Records logo

There was also a US promo CD release of the first album Steve Goodman in a blue/yellow card sleeve, Buddha Records BUADV 99625-2, listed in 1999 because it has R-0111 as a bonus track (in stereo).

There's some confusion about the spelling of the name of the record company. It was spelled as "Buddah" Records in the 1970s, but this spelling is in fact wrong. In the 1990s, when it was acquired by the BMG group, the label was given a new logo and the spelling of its name was changed to "Buddha" Records. This new spelling is correct! Thanks to Hanns Peter Bushoff of BMG (now Sony Music) for information.

Later CD releases (2008-12):


SBME Special Markets (US, 2008) - LP release, picture from amazon.com
These three recent releases of the album are available from amazon.com - more information required. All include R-0093 but not R-0111.
Buddha Records (US, 2011) - CD release, picture from amazon.com

BGO Records BGOCD 1077 (UK, 2012) - "2 on 1" CD release, picture from www.bgo-records.com

Thanks to Tim Dunn, Hans Seegers, Manuel García Jara, Kenneth Robson and Ian Woodward for information and scans.


Home ] Up ] 1972 "The Concert For Bangladesh" ] 1972 "Greatest Folksingers of the 'Sixties" ] [ 1972 Steve Goodman ] 1972 "A Tribute To Woody Guthrie" ]

A Flying Pig production

Listings © 1998-2017
The rights to material from all quoted contributors remain with them. Copyright of all included artwork remains with the various record companies.

You are Visitor No.

web counter
web counter

Counter restarted 24 Dec 2015! Please add around 5 million visits since mid-1998.

Site hosted by