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Witmark Demos
source:  Witmark & Sons Publishers

Disc one
Baby I'm In The Mood For You
Quit Your Lowdown Ways
Long Time Gone
Long Ago Far Away
Ain't Gonna Grieve
Seven Curses
Let Me Die In My Footsteps
Bob Dylan's Blues
Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues
Death Of Emmett Till
Hero Blues
Only A Hobo
All Over You
Bound To Lose Bound To Win
Baby Let Me Follow You Down
Hard Rain
Don't Think Twice
Oxford Town
Masters Of War
Girl Of The North Country
I Shall Be Free
Tomorrow Is A Long Time
Disc two
Boots Of Spanish Leather
Bob Dylan's Dream
Guess I'm Doin' Fine
John Brown
Whatcha Gonna Do
Gypsy Lou
Paths of Victory
Walkin' Down The Line
Ballad Of Hollis Brown
I'd Hate To Be You On That Dreadful Day
Blowin' In The Wind
When The Ship Comes In
The Times
Mama You Been On My Mind
Mr. Tambourine Man
I'll Keep It With Mine

From the same source tape as the 1983 LP.
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Witmark Demos NYC, NY  Dec. 1962 - June 1964

Manufacturer / Catalog No./  Disc Matrix
Off Beat Records / XXCD14 / BD1  55215X1

Released:  1994

Other commercial releases of Witmark Demos
Through A Bullet Of Light
Where Are You Now My Blue Eyed Son?
Witmark Years
Quality:  7 stars     (Overall)
Bob's Boots ref  # 
Thanks to Terry Farrington for scans

I first received these recordings grouped together in the early 1980s on the new technology "maxell XLIIS". It was labeled "2nd GEN. DO NOT COPY". I recently pulled out the old tape to give it a listen, and it is quite a bit crisper and cleaner than the recordings here. Without that reference, however, these are very nice quality recordings. These songs represent one of the most important documents of the evolving young artist, and they belong in every collection. It is nice to finally see them collected in one place. There are a few gems here, but the majority of these tracks won't find a permanent place on your play list for a variety of reasons. Nonetheless, this is one enjoyable listen. The package is at the same time simplistic and elegant, hearkening back to the "The Times They Are A-Changin'" LP cover with the classic Daniel Kramer photo. There is another release, Bullet Of Light, that is only slightly cleaner than this release, but the better choice would be the Capricorn release The Witmark Years © 2001 CD Pinkerton /
© 2001 CD Pinkerton /