Audio: Listen to Demos Bob Dylan Recorded in November, 1962 – ‘Ye Playboys & Playgirls,’ ‘Long Ago, Far Away’ & More

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.

Bob Dylan – “The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964” from Columbia Records on Vimeo.

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”:

Long Ago, Far Away by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“I’d Hate To Be You On That Dreadful Day”:

I'd Hate to Be You on That Dreadful Day by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Oxford Town”:

Oxford Town by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Paths Of Victory”:

Paths of Victory by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Walkin’ Down the Line”:

Walkin' Down the Line by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Ye Playboys And Playgirls”:

Ye Playboys & Playgirls by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

[I just published my rock ‘n’ roll novel, True Love Scars.” Rolling Stone has a great review of my book in a recent issue. Read it here. There’s info about True Love Scars here.]

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