NY: Cafe Wha?, ca. 1964.
Single octavo sheet folded to make four pages. "Soulful Souvenir Menu" (price .10 cents) from one of the most legendary music and entertainment venues in Greenwich Village. Founded in 1959 by Manny Roth (uncle of singer David Lee Roth), the Cafe Wha? was the venue for some of Dylan's earliest performances after he arrived in NYC (playing for free on Hootenanny night), and where, after being recommended by Richie Havens, Roth hired Jimi Hendrix at the beginning of his career, then performing as Jimmy James and the Blue Flames. During the course of the '60s virtually everybody on the Village scene gigged at the Cafe Wha? or hung out there. The menu features art by Manny Roth with illustrations of beatniks and "Jazz, Congas, Folk Songs, Poetry, Comedy, Flamenco, Hootenanny Folk-Singing Free-For-All." Faint toning to edges, else fine.