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USA: 1971/2 – another rarer WCF title together with JJ-713 and DD-715.

Source: Fillmore East, NY, NY – based on the set list from one of the concerts in March 1969; they played there March 21 + 22 (someone on YouTube claims on the 24th as well and that the concert was reviewed in the paper). The recording does not get high marks in the quality department but then again HOTWACKS had only heard the copy (see below).

FILLMORE EAST,
NEW YORK,NY.,USA
MARCH 21 OR 22,1969

1 – BAD MOON RISING
2 – PROUD MARY
3 – 99-1/2
4 – I PUT A SPELL ON YOU
5 – BORN ON THE BAYOU
6 – WALK ON THE WATER
7 – BOOTLEG
8 – LODI

The HOTWACKS listing is not for the WCF original but the Japanese copy on the OG label (KRV-568). Apparently, this must have been the first Western bootleg to get copied in Japan as the copy dates from around 1973.

CCR Fillmore East OG

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An eBay seller claims that the WCF original was the first ever CCR underground release. That could be the case but final certainty could only be achieved by knowing in which month it and close contender Revived on Dittolini Discs were released. That album contains a recording from the last night at the Fillmore West – July 4th, 1971 – and was released anytime after August of that year.

CCR Revived

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HOTWACKS tells us that the Dittolini title was also available as LIVE IN CONCERT on 5D Records. This is another rare title and the only image that exists on the internet is this one (if you have a better one, please leave a comment):

CCR LiConcert 5D

5D logo

Now, I always assumed that due to two TMOQ titles bearing the 5D logo – 71035 Buffalo Springfields – Bluebird Roots and 71036 Cat Stevens – Concert  from around January 1972, that 5D was a TMOQ sub label, just like Mammary Productions, for example (coincidentally, two  of the three TMOQ/Mammary titles immediately followed the 5D ones: 71037 Grateful Dead –   Live In Concert and 71038 Jefferson Airplane – Winterland 1970 / Tapes From the Mothership).

No 5D original seems to exist for the Cat Stevens title though, leading to the assumption that Dub just continued using that logo for one more of his own releases, at least for the first pressing. Shown below is a guaranteed TMOQ pressing.

Stevens Cat 5D gree det

However, 5D seems to have been a different label that released the Buffalo Springfield title first and TMOQ then copied it, right down to the logo (shown first is the label of the 5D original, then a TMOQ copy on red vinyl).

Buffalo Springfield Bluebird Roots 5D lbl

Buffalo Springfield Roots red.jpg

Now back to the CCR title LIVE IN CONCERT with the 5D logo:

Is this another original 5D release? Was it released around 1972 as well or later (the insert style seems to indicate it was later)?

I now believe it is not a “lost TMOQ title”, as my original thinking (“all 5D titles are TMOQ titles”) would have led me to assume.

 

If you now more and/or have other titles with a 5D logo, please leave a comment.

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CCR Fillmore East OG

CCR Cosmo OG label 1CCR Cosmo OG label 2

Japan: ca. 1973

[CCR toured Japan in February of 1972]

Collector’s comment for the this re-issue: “My copy has number 348 on it, limited edition. It’s a fair stereo copy from an audience tape. Pretty rare I guess”

HOT WACKS rated it “Fair stereo”. It does surprise me a bit that this bootleg was selected to be copied by OG. Only songs from their first three albums up to and including Willy and the Poor Boys are present, so 1969 does seem to be the year this concert was recorded and in fact we have a likely exact date:

FILLMORE EAST,
NEW YORK,NY.,USA
MARCH 21 OR 22,1969

1 – BAD MOON RISING
2 – PROUD MARY
3 – 99-1/2
4 – I PUT A SPELL ON YOU
5 – BORN ON THE BAYOU
6 – WALK ON THE WATER
7 – BOOTLEG
8 – LODI

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The original:

California Northern USA, ca. 1971/2

Their official album Cosmo’s Factory which inspired the label name, was released in July of 1970. 

CC-714-A/B 

CCR LAFEast

CCR LAFEast 1

CCR LAFEast 2

 

 

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I did not expect a fully printed label for a Dittolini release. Hotwacks, however, states that these tracks were on side 2. They do make more sense on side 1 as these were performed in the first part of the performance.

The other side contains: Commotion / Lodi / Bad Moon Rising / Proud Mary / Up Around The Bend / Hey Tonight / Sweet Hitchhiker

As if I had planned it, Dittolino # 0005 was recorded on a July 4th at the closing night of the Fillmore West in San Francisco, as broadcast by KSAN-FM.

The master is now owned by wolfgangsvault:

1 Tuning 01:47
2 Born On The Bayou 05:22
3 Green River 03:55
4 It Came Out Of The Sky 03:31
5 Door To Door 03:25
6 Travelin’ Band 03:30
7 Fortunate Son 02:21
8 Commotion 04:13
9 Lodi 04:02
10 Bad Moon Rising 02:15
11 Proud Mary 04:08
12 Up Around The Bend 03:32
13 Hey Tonight 03:04
14 Sweet Hitchhiker 02:48
15 John Fogerty Speech 01:08
16 Keep On Chooglin’ 08:07
17.Bill Graham Outro / Introduction of Allen Ginsberg 02:32

 

CCR Creedence Live R

The artwork on the blank white cardboard sleeve no doubt added by of one of the previous owners, note the amended spelling to “Dittowino”.

According to HOTWACKS, this was also released as Live In Concert on 5D Records by I have not found any trace or image of this item. Not many CCR bootlegs were made and those that were are not that easy to find. What I did find is the following LP, which likely contained the exact same songs as the Dittolini LP, according to this CCR bootleg page: http://riverising.tripod.com/members-robert/ccrfogertyboots.html

Based on what information we have, the Dittolino release was likely a copy of one of these two:

CCR Revived

CCR Revived lbl

Matrix: HH CC 1/2

A late, and somewhat harder to find, addition to the family of HH releases.

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CCR Revived br

Record Revolution CC 1/2

One might just have been a reissue of the other done from the same pressing plates. The art work was done by the same person as the Morrison / Hendrix / Winter Jam album:

Morrison Hendrix W Jam col 2 sm

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In 1984, the material was re-released as part of the Box Top series, with the first 50 copies on clear PVC:

CCR Fillmore West

Part of the July 4, 1971 broadcast was pressed in the 1980s on a radio station live sampler as part of the Retrorock series together with selections from a recording made at Oakland Coliseum on January 31, 1970. The radio station broadcast or even an original LP was subsequently bootlegged in 1986 as Live in the USA 1971 (BR-13868-5):

CCR Live USA 1971

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Roots or Root Records? It seems that this 1980’s release could not quite make up its mind.

 

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SONY DSC

Circa 1987 saw a final release of the Fillmore West material on side 2 of this release as part of the BBR / (fake) Instant Analysis series as BBR 09. Some sleeves (first editions?) are reported to have John’s last name spelled “Forerty “.

 

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CCR live

Fillmore West 70

The Fillmore West in 1970.

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Happy 4th of July to all that celebrate it.