In the early 1960s, Bob Dylan set about changing the face of popular music with little more than a forceful personality and a talent for writing songs that popularized folk music without watering it down. But he was also a songwriter trying to make a buck. The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 collects 47 demos Dylan recorded of his original material before age 24. The set opens with a session cut just eight weeks after the recording of his first album, which was largely a collection of other people’s songs.
This week Bob Dylan releases The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (The Bootleg Series Vol. 9), a collection of demos he recorded early in his career. I am a huge fan of the official bootleg series, hearing these songs stripped down... Read Post
Steve Berkowitz Berkowitz has worked closely with Bob Dylan’s associates and staffers at Columbia Records on the development of Dylan’s “Bootleg Series,” which debuted in 1991. The latest installment, “Bootleg Series Vol. 9 -– The W... Read Post
I have been really enjoying listening to the latest in the Bob Dylan Bootleg series, The Witmark Demos, released next week. It features 47 Dylan demos recorded for his publishers between 1962 and 1964, including 15 songs never heard... Read Post