Based on the extra info I received yesterday – many thanks for that – here’s part two to round out the list.
While Catnip on blue PVC is not that hard to find and the other blue ones appear occasionally, the red ones seem to be much rarer and I have never seen a purple CBM record nor was I able to find one on discogs or popsike. All have in common that the pressings are on the thin side.
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE
ERIC CLAPTON – GINGER BAKER – JOHN MAYALL – JACK BRUCE
“Microgroove”, a term CBM liked to put on their labels around this time, as these 1972/3 releases show:
Shown above are # 3316 (Beatles – Don’t Pass Me By), # 3426 (John Lennon/Rolling Stones – British Blue Jam), # 3552 (Beatles – Live Concert Atlanta) and from 1973 # BD 1011 (Bob Dylan – Seventy Dollar Robbery)
This is a pirate album containing the following tracks:
A1 –The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Stars That Play With Laughing Sam’s Dice
A2 –The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Highway Chile
A3 –The Graham Bond Organization – Hear Me Calling Your Name
A4 –The Graham Bond Organization – Camels And Elephants
B1 –John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers – No Reply
B2 –John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – I’m A Stranger
B3 –John Mayall – Sonny Boy Blow
B4 –John Mayall – Don’t Kick Me
B5 –John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Stand Back Baby
Easily identifiable by the stamp:
but usually only identified as a CBM title in its reissued forms years later, known as CBM 4 with matrix markings XCQ-4A / B:
The red cardboard version is WCF’s first issue of this title with its distinct WCF-style labels (for a change also using the term “Microgroove”, which makes me think the red PVC copy shown first was also the original issue):
Matrix list: XCQ-4 – MB-1 – MB-2 / 707, 707 A /B and XCQ-4-B 707
Reissued ca. 1973 in WCF’s typical folder-style cover with blank white labels and a 707 A/B matrix:
Second: radiocord / elton john
The blank back above. Also exists on black PVC:
This did not really look like a CBM release to me when I first came across it but their version with the pirate logo on the insert has the same matrix number (35-4000 A/B).
allman brothers / duane allman – statesboro blues (# 3910, released 1973)
Also exists in purple.
Finally, the missing colors for these two titles:
- Cat Stevens – Catnip (# 3275, rel. 1972) – > on red vinyl
- Jethro Tull – ticketron (# 3436, rel. 1972) – > on red and purple vinyl
If you have images of any of these, please leave a comment, thanks.