Dittolino Discs


Reed L BHMFReed L BHMF disc

This seems to have been the point where the infamous shipping problems started: “150 pressed from the original WRMB plates. Most were lost in shipping. Exm.”

Revisit the complete post for the Sydney recording under this link.


Pink Floyd 032 ptPink Floyd 032Pink Floyd 032 disc

“Roughly Half of the 200 run were lost in shipment.”

Bootleg background can be found here.



Flamin Groovies RoxyFlamin Groovies Roxy disc

“Although 200 copies were pressed on blue vinyl, this is an extremely rare record as most of the copies were lost in shipment.”

Bootleg background info to be found here.



Stewart R Net Wht 034Stewart R Net Wht 034 disc

“150 pressed on MCV & 150 pressed on black vinyl.”

Source: Dayto, OH – Hara Arena – 17 July 1971 [the bands 4th American Tour. And right after the release of their Every Picture Tells A Story album]


Side 1: Three Button Hand Me Down / Maybe I’m Amazed / Country Comforts / Love In Vain        Side2:  Had Me A Real Good Time-Every Picture Tells A Story / Around The Plynth-An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down-Gasoline Alley-Around The Plynth

Quality:  Decent, “Exm, vocals a bit weak”, according to Hot Wacks. The ROOTIE NEWTON ROLL PRESENTATIONS version is listed as “Exs”, probably incorrect.

This album had previously been released by TMOQ as and Dittolino/ROOTIE NEWTON ROLL PRESENTATIONS  #5407 and I suspect it’s a reissue from the TMOQ plates.

Performance was the last and is the rarest of the four TMOQ Rod Stewart & The Faces titles, It was never assigned a 710XX number and is only known by its matrix # 1867.  The other three are # 71016 Plynth, # 71052 Had Me A Real Good Time and # 1817 Dancing In The Street .

Date of release: 1974 based on the closest previous release, a reissue of Dylan’s Troubled Troubadour with four extra tracks not added to the newly created insert (showing images from his 1974 live dates) and with the matrix # 1865 B / D (see final image in this post).

Stewart R & Faces Performance 1867 bluStewart R & Faces Performance 1867 tan

In discussing the TMOQ catalogue dated July 1st 1973, the initiator of the 2006 thread “Homegenizing TMOQ” on wrote: “add to the previous booklet the statement “Be sure it’s a genuine “Trade Mark of Quality disc” (Dub’s?). [...] Should this booklet be Dubs, according to the “genuine disc” statement, the common believe[sic] that credits the four-figures matrixes 18XX, 28XX to Ken’s records only should be revised.”

Ken: “Until [Dub] went to printed jackets I had everything he had, plus everything I was making. There were a few where I couldn’t get stampers off his mothers, either because the mother was damaged or he’d skipped that part of the process or he didn’t leave the mother at Lewis. Winter Tour and Stones at the Hollywood Palladium come to mind. But I might be wrong about those. In those few cases, my records would have a different stamper number. But for the most part, Lewis pretty much made me whatever I wanted of his.

Dub and I did not do the Greatful Dead Mammery [sic] record or the Buffalo Springfield or that Double ELP. They were done by my college pal Malcolm.

I don’t ever remember scratching out a stamper number, but I do know that some of my records had numbers changed. I had a series of different partners and pressed records in six different plants and oftentimes the same record would be given a new title and perhaps that’s why some of my stamper numbers got changed.”


Stewart R Net Wht altStewart R Net Wht alt 1

As can be seen in the detail above, the title “Performance”is quoted here, leading me to believe that the TMOQ version came out first. Also “Love In Vain” is correctly titled here, while it is listed as “It’s All Over Now” on the insert sheets for Performance.

Stewart R Net Wht 034 Ditto


TMOQ 1865:

Dylan Troubl Trouba 1865

The inspiration for the Mushroom logo came from William Stout’s cover drawing for TMoQ’s Winter Tour 1973 / All Meat Music:

Logo inspiration MR

I would place most of the original multi-color releases from 1976 onwards, with re-pressings on Ruthless Rhymes following later.

Volume 1:

Young with Crazy Horse MR detail

Re-issue of Phonygraf 1105, original review is linked here.

The first one in the series seems to say “with Wizardo” in the lower right, pointing at a Vicki Vinyl/Wizardo co-production.

These are most of the known variations:

Young with Crazy Horse red

Young with Crazy Horse blu

Young with Crazy Horse orange

Young with Crazy Horse pizza

Young with Crazy Horse RR


Volume 02:

Rolling Stones AMMusic mcv

Rolling Stones AMM MR

Rolling Stones AMM MR blu gre

The Mushroom label designation was added to the bottom of the insert. Compare with original:

Rolling Stones A M M bot


Volume 03: Led Zeppelin Blueberry Hill

PVC variations:

Led Zep Blueberry H mcv d1Led Zep Blueberry H mcv d2

Led Zep Blueberry H Mshroom disc 1

Led Zep Blueberry H Mshroom disc 2

Led Zep Blueberry H w lbl

Led Zep Blueberry H w. RR lbl

I wonder when the stamp was introduced (to let prospective buyers know that inside the shrink wrap was not a boring all black piece of PVC).

Cover variations:

Led Zep B H cv

Led Zep Blueberry H mcv


Volume 04:

TGRnRCircus red

TGRnRCircus red 2

TGRnRCircus green

Shades of mcv-green

TGRnRCircus green 2

TGRnRCircus mcv

TGRnRCircus orange

TGRnRCircus RR lbl


Volume 05:

Matrix: 1826 A/B

Led Zep Mudslide

Led Zep Mudslide 2

Led Zep Mudslide blue


Volume 06:

Hendrix LA Forum 3

Hendrix LA Forum 2



I discovered this previously unlisted reissue of CSNY’s WOODEN NICKEL, which I would add to the Mushroom series as well. Both confirmed sightings were on blue m.c. wax:

CSNY Wooden Nickel 1833 II

Matrix reported as 1833 A/B.

Taken from the previous Canyon Records issue, also found with Dittolino labels and under the (earlier?) title BLUEBIRD LIVE

CSNY Wooden Nickel CanyonCSNY Wooden Nickel D

Also found with blank orange or green labels.

CSNY Bluebird Live

Wizardo’s 400 series was a short series of 7 to 8 releases containing a mix of straight copies of bootlegs released by other labels and pirated official tracks, that focused on Beatles and solo-Beatles recordings.


Beatles KO 400 detail

Beatles KO 400

With the insert – and perhaps the music too – lifted straight from Contraband.

Beatles KO 400 lbl

WRMB / KO- 400: The Beatles ‘Complete Christmas Collection’


Beatles Renaiisance Minstrels volume I

WRMB / KO-401: The Beatles ‘Renaissance Minstrels volume 1′ – The Beatles on ed Sullivan, as originally released by TMoQ


WRMB / KO-402: The Beatles ‘Renaissance Minstrels volume 2′ – - image needed, leave a comment if you can supply this.


WRMB / KO-403: unknown


Beatles Bottom Apples 404

Beatles Bottom Apples 404 2

Beatles Bottom Apples 404 details

WRMB / KO-404: A collection of Apple single B-sides 1970 – 1975

Beatles Bottom Apples VON

with ‘Trade Mark of Quantity’ logo and “von Grossenshush/Teufel Folk Songs” green labels found on Wizardo and Ken titles.


Paul Mccartney HH CC 405

McCartney KO 405 detail

McCartney KO 405 detail 2

McCartney KO 405 lbl

The first sighting of this special “400 Series” label.

Paul McCartney HH CC 405 lbl

Also seen with “Old Glory” labels and probably blank ones as well.

WRMB / KO-405: Mccartney Hot Hits and Cold Cuts – Renaissance Minstrels 4

Pirate LP compiling the single A & B sides for:

Apple 1847 Give Ireland Back To The Irish / Give Ireland Back To The Irish (version)                      Apple 1851 Mary Had A Little Lamb / Little Woman Love                                                                        Apple 1857 Hi Hi Hi / C Moon                                                                                                                         Apple 1861 B-side ‘The Mess’ (to ‘My Love’)                                                                                                 Apple 1863 B-side ‘I Lie Around’ (to ‘Live And Let Die’)                                                                             Apple 1869 B-side ‘Country Dreamer’ (to ‘Helen Wheels’)                                                                             Apple 1876 Junior’s Farm / Sally G.


WRMB / KO -406: Beatles ‘Sweet Apple Trax’ 3 LP

I believe the entry on the fantastic vinylegs reference website for this bootleg – # 1295 – is incorrect in two ways: 1. “Date: e70s * Format: 3LP-CV” (I do not believe this was ever available in colored vinyl; the WRMB 343 double set, however was). 2. The images show a WRMB 343 double set and not the KO-406 version, as clearly visible on the cover scan (I used this for my Sweet Apple Trax entry found here).


Beatles More Get Back Sessions KO-407

WRMB / KO-407: The Beatles ‘More Get Back Sessions’

Beatles More Get Back Sessions KO-407 detail


Beatles As Sweet As You Are 408

Confirmed sightings on Dog & Cat and Old Glory labels.

WRMB / KO-408, a straight copy of the 1972 Dittolino Disc release with the original D-1 matrix number still  visible in the copy’s inner groove – and as luck would have it, so it is in the below image of an original.

Beatles ASAYA

WRMB 314 The Beatles ‘On Stage in Melbourne Australia & Washington DC’ was included in this earlier review

WRMB 315 The Beatles ‘The Complete Let It Be Sessions’ link to earlier review under the title


Beatles 30 Nostalgia Hits

Beatles 316 cv disc

Beatles 316 cv disc 2

Confirmed images of a colored vinyl version. For the Wizardo 300 series, this is currently the lowest numbered release that had a run on colored vinyl.

A-Side (13:40) 1964 Hollywood Bowl concert – part 1
A1         Tiwst & Shout         
A2         You Can’t Do That         
A3         All My Lovin’         
A4         She Loves You         
A5         Things We Said Today         
A6         Roll Over Beethoven         
      B-Side (16:50) 1964 Hollywood Bowl concert – part 2
B1         Can’t Buy Me Love         
B2         If I Fell         
B3         I Want To Hold Your Hand         
B4         Boys         
B5         A Hard Day’s Night         
B6         Long Tall Sally         
      C-Side (21:50) 1966 Tokyo Concert – part 1
C1         Rock & Roll Music         
C2         She’s A Woman         
C3         If I Needed Someone         
C4         Day Tripper         
C5         Baby’s In Black         
C6         I Feel Fine         
C7         Yesterday         
C8         I Wanna Be Your Man         
      D-Side (21:30)
D1         Ain’t She Sweet         D1 – D5 at least are all pirated from the official records
D2         P.S. I Love You           
D3         There’s A Place         
D4         Misery         
D5         Dizzy Miss Lizzy         
D6         This Boy         
D7         From Me To You         
D6         Paperback Writer        Tokyo 1966
D7         I’m Down                        Tokyo 1966

Beatles 30 Nostalgia Hits ad

Read about a fan’s introduction through this bootleg in 1975:

Hot Wacks referred to the 2 LP set as SP 602 – I am not sure why at this point.

Later, the release number 316 was ‘recycled’ for a single LP called:

Beatles GetYYYsOut

Fan Buys lbl 316

It was available on multicolored vinyl as well.

This Japanese vinyl bootleg blog entry declared WRMB 316 the winner in the sound quality category compared to at least the SODD and Lemon Records versions shown there:


Research into this title led me to another bootleg with the same title that I have so far filed under “Dittolini Discs” due to the matrix number found on their version of Shea The Good Old Days (despite the title, Shea… contains the 1964 Hollywood Bowl recording):

Beatles GYYYOut

Beatles Get Yer Yeah Yeah's Out w. letter

This is a very rare record masquerading as a Wizardo Rekords product. It sold for $500 in January of 2013. From the eBay text: “INCLUDES THE “DEAR BEATLE NUT” LETTER INSERT”.          This release was completely new to me. I wonder if it says anything about Wizardo having discovered the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl…

Beatles GYYYOut matrix 2

Beatles GYYYOut matrix

Below, matrix from the Dittolini release She The Good Old Days:

Beatles SheaTGOD matrix

As one can see, the writing looks identical.




WRMB 318 was created as another daughter release to re-package discs from the 30 Nostalgia Hits double.

Beatles wrmb 318 II

TAKRL logo and track list copied from the first TAKRL release # 1900, resulting in a discrepancy between that and the actual songs on the record.

Matrix: BFC 3/4

Beatles wrmb 318 disc or

beatles wrmb 318 lbl or

Beatles wrmb 318 disc blu

Beatles wrmb 318 lbl blu

Taylor J In Disneyland

Side 1: Sweet Baby James (3:00)/ I Feel Fine (3:08) / Hey Mister, That’s Me Up On the Jukebox (3:30) / Sunny Skies (2:46) / Chili Dog (1:51) / Steamroller Blues (5:03)

Side 2: Riding On a Railroad (2:40) / Conversation (JT speaking to audience) (1:38) / Places
In My Past (2:09) / You Can Close Your Eyes (2:25) / Soldiers (1:12) / Carolina In My Mind (3:33) / Long Ago And Far Away (2:32)

Side 3: Country Road (4:51) / Fire and Rain (3:46) / Sixteen Candles (1:46) / Love Has Brought Me Around (2:59) / Oh, Don’t You Know (2:42)

Side 4: Come On Brother, Get On Up and Help Me Find the Screw (4:08) / The Promised Land (3:36) / Isn’t It Nice To Be Home Again (0:41) / ‘On Campus’ TV Special – 4 songs (9:30)                  HW rates this “Exs”

From an eBay seller not used to early 70s audience recordings: “1971 mediocre recording from the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA on March 21, 1971. The band included Carole King (piano), Danny Kortchmar (guitar), Leland Sklar (bass), and Russel Kunkel (drums). This recording was re-released later (slightly reshuffled) as Live at the Anaheim Convention Center and Tailor Made.

From  “On February 17, 1971, Johnny Cash presented a special episode of his television program in which he traveled to Vanderbilt University to film a few scenes in which he talked with students, who also comprised the audience for him and other musicians in the performance scenes filmed in Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. It’s sometimes forgotten that Cash featured a good number of rock acts on his show, and perhaps because of the “campus” theme,
his guests on this particular episode were from the folk-country-rock worlds rather than pure country circles. This bootleg DVD, On Campus, contains the episode, which features not only Cash but also James Taylor, Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt, Tony Joe White, and (doing comedy) a young Albert Brooks. [...] it’s an interesting opportunity to see rarely screened footage of both Cash and the others. Neil Young is captured just at the time he was rising to solo superstardom, performing unaccompanied versions (on guitar) of “The Needle and the Damage Done” and (on piano) “Journey Through the Past.” Linda Ronstadt isn’t a big star yet, and is seen here doing a pretty good cover of Emitt Rhodes’ “You’re a Very Lovely Woman,” the lyrics changed to reflect a woman’s point of view. Cash also does a few numbers, including his first public airing of “Man in Black,” [...].”

The Rubber Dubber issue had a different song line up (“Steamroller Blues” moved to side 2 and the ‘On Campus’ special is notmentioned), so we can say that CBM did not make a straight copy of this title.


Regarding the gatefold inside, a variant exists that has the text on the left and the photo on the right,



Although Hot Wacks states that the 2LP set TAILOR MADE is a Rubber Dubber release, this is actually not true. TMI Records may also have also been behind Janis Joplin – Get It While You Can and Carole King’s Fit For A King (and others).

Taylor J Tailor Made

Taylor J Tailor Made b

Dittolino used some of these leftover discs and issued them as Fire & Rain (this is not a case of buyers later mixing up covers and discs in their collection as more of these exist):

Taylor J Tailor Made Fire Rain

Side 1: Sweet Baby James (3:00)/ I Feel Fine (3:08)/ Hey Mister That’s Me Up On The Jukebox (3:30)/ Sunny Skies (2:46)/ Chilli Dog (1:51)/ Steamroller Blues (5:03)
Side 2: Country Road (4:51)/ Fire & Rain (3:46)/ Sixteen Candles (1:46)/ Love Has Brought Me (2:59)/ Oh Don’t You Know (2:42) [times probably copied from the HW listing for the CBM album - may not be accurate]

“It was the last night of his 1971 solo tour, and Neil Young walked onto the stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion unaware that the mic of “Jerry Rigged” would capture the entirety of this sublime solo performance. As a result, bootleg LPs emerged en masse and were scooped up by thousands of hungry fans. The Harvest LP was still one year from release the new songs contained herein were (and still are) amazing, and the only bone Neil and the suits threw us that year was the 4-Way Street LP, as fine and LP as it was. If you were a Neil/CSNY fan in the early 70s, you owned this LP in one of its configurations. There was “I’m Happy Y’All Came Down” on Rubber Dubber with its black gatefold cover ready for rolling, a rare Rubber Dubber version with a rubber stamped cover, the TMOQ version upon which they squeeze the entire show on two sides of colored vinyl, the double Young Man’s Fancy on Zerocks and abridged versions like the Live on Sugar Mountain LP.

Besides the songs and wonderful performance, highlights include the unique snippet of “You and Me” that prefaces “I Am a Child,” and the response to the request for the song “Sea of Madness,” that prompts a Neil anti-bootlegging rap: “Wooden Nickel? Never heard of it. That’s a capitalist ripoff.”

Ramblin’ Jack Elliot opened this show, but no recordings of his set exist.

“Jerry Rigged” says that the original reel to reel master tape is long gone. All that remains are the LPs.”

01. On the Way Home
02. Tell Me Why
03. Old Man
04. Journey Through the Past
05. Cowgirl in the Sand
06. Heart of Gold
07. A Man Needs a Maid
08. Sugar Mountain
09. Don’t Let It Bring You Down
10. Love in Mind
11. The Needle and the Damage Done
12. Ohio
13. See the Sky About to Rain
14. I Am a Child
15. Dance, Dance, Dance


From a former Rubber Dubber “employee”: “That is a legit copy and was the original cover. I believe it was the first one without a plain white cover. I can’t remember how many were printed, but the manufacturing was not done in a semi-truck at first; it was done by “The Record Plant” in Grand Prairie, Texas. The jackets were done in a separate facility. When The Record Plant was busted by Rubber Dubber for selling unauthorized copies (go figure-they were all unauthorized), the LPs were produced by another facility in L.A., and I never bothered to find out where as I did not want to know too much information.”

“I helped record that album, and if my memory serves me well (sometimes it doesn’t at my age) we put out your cover first. The white covers, which were standard operating procedure for all the albums, came first for almost all the albums. [It is believed that the black printed cover actually came first]  We tried to spruce it up with this one and it was the first to use photos. When that got expensive, we switched back to the whites which already had gained in popularity. I lost my whole collection somewhere along the trail over the subsequent years. I was only involved in the operation for about three years, and then I left in 1972 for other pursuits. There were a lot of chemicals and smoke flowing through my veins during those years, and that is the reason my memories can be a little foggy at times. However, I do recall a lot of it. I handled the shotgun mic for that show as well as the Leon Russell/Elton John show with the two of them on back to back grand pianos. I smuggled the microphone in down my right pant leg, walking in like Chester from the Gunsmoke TV show for both shows. Those were the only shows I was involved in the actual recording process even though I was heavily involved in other aspects such as marketing.”

What puzzles me, is that Rubber Dubber earns only a “Gs” in HW, while CBM 3245 earns an “Exm”, as does TMOQ 71022. Certainly the first edition from the master should sound best but perhaps HW reviewed a bad pressing of the Rubber Dubber title.

I’m Happy That Y’All Came Down – 2 LP – (Rubber Dubber Records – b&W printed cover) – complete

Young N happy

Finest state of this album you will ever see.Usually, it looks more like this:

Young N happy b Young N happy inner

I’m Glad Y’All Came Down – 2 LP – (Rubber Dubber Records – white cover) – complete

Young N glad $3250 Young N glad 3 Young N glad lbl

White rubber stamped cover# 1, above, can be found listed as having sold for a staggering $3250 on eBay in September of 2010 – however, I have since been informed that this sale never actually went through.  Item # 2, which to me looks pretty much identical, sold for $15 a couple of years later…

I’m Happy That Y’All Came Down – 2 LP – (Smegma Records) – complete
I’m Happy That Y’All Came Down – 2 LP – (blank record label) – complete
In Concerto – 5 songs on an EP – (Gong Records)

Young N In Concerto EP

Neil Young At The Los Angeles Music Center – 1 LP – (Trademark of Quality 71022) – complete

Young N Los Angeles Music Center 2

Young N ATLAMCenter b
Neil Young At The Los Angeles Music Center – 1 LP – (Trademark of Quality – Holland pressing) – complete                                                                                                                                                              Neil Young At The Los Angeles Music Center – 1 LP – (LXXXIV Series # 52, 100 numbered copies on green vinyl) – complete
Neil Young – 1 LP – (Trademark of Quality) – complete

Young N Neil Young

Young N Neil Young
Neil Young – 1 LP – (Great Live Concerts) – complete
Glühend Morgendämmerung 1 – 1 LP – (blank labels) – complete

Young N Glühend Morgendämmerung

Seller wrote: “this is the rarest issue on Zerocks Records of that gig from original tmoq # 71022 press ; vinyl matrix is tmoq 71022; foldout deluxe cover”

Live At The Los Angeles Music Center February 1, 1971 – 1 LP – (blank label) (missing JTTP & CITS)
Live At The Los Angeles Music Center February 1, 1971 – 1 LP – (AER Records) (missing JTTP & CITS)
The Complete Neil Young – 1 LP – (Immaculate Conception Records) – complete
I.C. Records (Stereo)

Young N The Complete Neil Young ImConc 2

Young N The Complete Neil Young ImConc
Live On Sugar Mountain – 1 LP – (Blank Record label) – ( missing CITS, OTWH, TMW, DLIBYD, IAAC)
Live On Sugar Mountain Vol 2 – 1 LP – (Smegma Records) – (missing all of above plus ANAM & HOG)
Live On Sugar Mountain – 1 LP – (Berkeley Records) – (missing CITS, OTWH, TMW, DLIBYD, IAAC)
Live On Sugar Mountain – 1 LP – (Berkeley Records) – (missing CITS, OTWH, TMW, DLIBYD, IAAC) – (lighter colored cover)
Live On Sugar Mountain – 1 LP – (blank labels) – (missing CITS, OTWH, TMW, DLIBYD, IAAC)
Live On Sugar Mountain – 1 LP – (Sugar Mountain Records) – (missing CITS, OTWH, TMW, DLIBYD, IAAC)

Young N Live On Sugar Mountain 2 Young N Live On Sugar Mountain

Young N Live On Sugar M red

Niel Live (sic) – 2 LP – (Dittolino Discs) – complete

Young N 'Nill'

Live At The Los Angeles Music Center – 2 LP – (blank labels) – complete
Live At The Los Angeles Music Center – 2 LP – (Great Live Concerts)

Young N LatLAMCenter blank lbl

Young Man’s Fancy – 1 LP – (Contraband Records 3245) – (missing DDD & IAAC) – (originally on blue wax)

Young N YMFancy blue

Young N YMFancylabel2 Young N YMFancy label1
Young Man’s Fancy – 1 LP – (CBM) – (missing DDD & IAAC) – (same as previous but subtitled ‘Los Angeles’

Young N YMFancy LA
Young Man’s Fancy – 1 LP – (CBM-labels usually blank) – (missing DDD & IAAC) – (insert is photocopied, logo added)
Young Man’s Fancy – 1 LP – (CBM-labels usually blank) -  (missing DDD & IAAC) – (insert is photocopied, no CBM logo)
Young Man’s Fancy – 1 LP – (CBM) -  (missing DDD & IAAC) – (insert is photocopy, different CBM logo)
Young Man’s Fancy – 1 LP – (CBM-labels usually blank) -  (missing DDD & IAAC) – (insert is red, blue or pink)

Young Neil Young Man's Fancy

Young N youngmansfancy

Young N YMF red

Young Man’s Fancy – 2 LP – (Zerocks Records) – complete
Young Man’s Fancy – 2 LP – (Zerocks) – (different insert) – complete
Young Man’s Fancy – 2 LP – (Blank Record Label) – labels say “Special Disco Mixer” – complete

Young N YMFancy Zerocks 3Young N YMFancy Zerocks lbl

Young N YMFancy Zerocks b

Young N YMFancy Zerocks 4 Young N YMFancy Zerocks 5
Listing taken from Bruno Fisson & Alan Jenkins’  Neil Young Appreciation Society published book

As the list focuses on labels and the image documentation for these is usually more difficult to find, it is much harder to match the images with the descriptions. This must be one the most widely copied bootlegs in 1971/2.


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