HH/RS Records: LOGGINS AND MESSINA ‘YOUR MOMMA DON’T DANCE’

Source: FM recording based on this Columbia Records radio station promo double album (Side 1 contained material by David Bromberg):

 

Recording date: March 25, 1972 at the CBS 30th Street Studio in New York City, attended by “400 college radio programmers and D.J.’s.” 

Notes from a vinyl to digital restoration project:

“Loggins And Messina – Mega-rare Restored Vinyl – “Your Mama Don’t Dance” –
[…] – FM Great recording and performance!

This is a fabulous sounding set from the early days of Loggins and Messina. This
is a brand-new transfer from an upgraded pressing of this show, and there is a
significant increase in the sound quality. The instrumentation is now sparkling
clear and up-front, and the reverb on the solo section is more in the forefront.
Please remember this is an FM recording from 35 years ago, and adjust your
sights accordingly!

Whenever I see another copy of a very rare album such as this one, I try to pick
it up. To my surprise, this pressing on R.S. Records (Highway-HiFi) turned out
to be the original, and the Phonygraf version used previously was a copy. There
is a sharp drop in surface noise, the insert glued to the front is a bit bigger,
and this pressing has the original labels.

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Bootleg Versions:

  1. R.S. Records version made by the HH label (matrix: HH – LM  SIDE I / 2  – or –  #1111 LM Side A / B):

Loggins&M vers 1

 

 

 

2. The Phonygraf version with a slightly smaller insert (matrix: P – 1386 A / B):

Loggins&M vers 2

Loggins&M Phony lbl

3. The WCF/pre-Berkeley label version in a folder-style cover with artist image on the back (matrix: 1975 – A / B):

 

 

In terms of release dates, working backwards, I still have the ‘WCF in folders’ releases dated 1973/4, possibly as late as early 1975. Phonygraf’s mainly in 1974, which would place the R.S. version in ’73.

The original bootleg obviously wanted to ride the coat tails of the hit single off of Loggins and Messina’s 2nd album – a # 4 on Billboard Pop Charts. The 45 was released in November of 1972 and reached its peak in early 1973.

 

 

2 comments
  1. BM said:

    I had the original pressing of this record back in 1973.
    Bought it brand new for $3.95.
    It was long gone, but I saw the front label pop up on an ebay auction, so I I bought it.
    Didn’t notice (correct me if I’m wrong) that the R&S version is a new pressing with better sound?
    It wasn’t until I read THIS article, that I went back to look at the auction I had just won,
    and it is indeed the R&S label!
    Hope this has the better sound. Thanks for the review.

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