Fifty-two years ago, in November of 1962, Bob Dylan recorded a number of demos at the office of Broadside magazine, and for Whitmark Music, his music publishers, at their office.
The Whitmark Demos were officially released on The Whitmark Demos 1962 – 1964: The Bootleg Series Vol. 9. Some of the Broadside recordings have been released as well.
Here’s a promo video about the Whitmark Demos.
More info here.
This review ran in The Guardian.
Below you can listen to some of the songs that Dylan demoed in November of 1962. I highly recommend that you purchase a copy of The Whitmark Demos 1962 – 1964: The Bootleg Series Vol. 9, which includes 47 demos recorded during 1962, 1963 and 1964.
“Long Ago, Far Away”:
“I’d Hate To Be You On That Dreadful Day”:
“Paths Of Victory”:
“Walkin’ Down the Line”:
“Ye Playboys And Playgirls”: