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”:
“I’d Hate To Be You On That Dreadful Day”:
“Paths Of Victory”:
“Walkin’ Down the Line”:
“Ye Playboys And Playgirls”:
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