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4033:

Taylor J L NY 72 4033 Sweet 2

Taylor J L NY 72 4033

Taylor J L NY 72 4033 alt

Above, the alternate insert version.

The “Volume 1/2” designation found in the HOTWAX listings apparently added by them as it’s not found anywhere on these inserts.

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4044:

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Taylor J L NY 72 4044 alt

Year: 1973

Source: November 3 or 4, 1972 – Radio City Music Hall, NY 0 audience recording,                                         “I’ve got a lot to be happy for tonight,” announced an elated James Taylor at his Radio City Music Hall concert on Nov. 3, 1972. Earlier that evening, the 24-year-old troubadour had wed balladeer Carly Simon, 27, at her Manhattan apartment. No matter that the bride’s first hit had been the marriage-skeptical ”That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be” — the audience roared its approval when Simon joined her ”steamroller” on stage. ” [If that’s not on this album, than it’s probably from the 4th.]

Label: From the producers that would eventually bring you Berkley Records. Mostly found as two single LP’s and as it was produced during a time when this outfit produced relatively low runs, not impossible but also not that easy to find.

4044 runs at the incorrect speed.

Notes from a collector: “My copy comes in a double gatefold sleeve with two inserts…. The labels are blank, but the dead wax area of the first record has 4033-A and -B, and the second has 4044-A and -B engraved by hand.

 

101 Sweet Baby James
102 Makin' Whoopee
103 Riding On A Railroad
104 Long Ago And Far Away
105 Lo And Behold
106 Anywhere Like Heaven
107 Brighten Your Night With My Day
108 Something In The Way She Moves
109 Highway Song
110 Sunny Skies
111 Carolina In My Mind
112 Rainy Day Man
113 Instrumental
114 Hymn
115 Fanfare

201 Nobody But You
202 You've Got A Friend
203 Chili Dog
204 New Tune
205 Back On My Feet Again
206 Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
207 Country Road
208 One Man Parade
209 Steamroller Blues
210 Fire And Rain
-- Encore
211 (You Can) Close Your Eyes


James Taylor
Danny Kortchmar (guitar), 
Leland Sklar (bass), 
Craig Doerge (keyboards) 
and Russ Kunkel (drums).

Just presented as a needledrop on dime a few years ago.

 

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Carly-Simon-James-Taylor

3 November 1972

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Mitchell J Taylor J In Perfect Harmony 4

Mitchell J Taylor J In Perfect Harmony 3I cannot see any spine writing but copies exist where it says: SE-7703 James Taylor & Joni Mitchell: Takes Two To Tango   1977 Smilin’ Ears Switzerland

HOTWACKS separates this release into IN PERFECT HARMONY on Escargot Records and TAKES TWO TO TANGO on Smilin’ Ears. I assume they went by the spine writing for the Smilin’ Ears version. It does seem as if several producers might have had their finger in the pie here and produced several different versions, based on the variations I managed to locate (with help, t.y, Karl), I am still looking for more images (printed spine, back, label variations, upgrades).

Released late 1977 / early 1978

 

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Reissues / copies:

Mitchell J Taylor J In Perfect Harmony

Mitchell J Taylor In P Har BerkelyMitchell J Taylor In P Har Berkely b

 

Mitchell Taylor inPHarm

 

This recording is usually attributed as having been recorded at the Royal Albert Hall but is a John Peel session recorded live in front of a studio audience at the BBC’s Paris Theater in London.

Comments from guitars101.com:

This one is a bit of a mystery to me. I have a DVD of James Taylor‘s appearance on BBC TV and I can tell you that the songs he sings solo on this recording are from the same recording as that DVD…exact same spoken intros, same improvised lyrics, etc. However, the DVD looks like it was recorded in a TV studio in front of a small audience, not in a venue the size of the Royal Albert Hall…

The title of this bootleg is misleading. While Joni Mitchell did indeed perform at the Royal Festival Hall, London in 1970 the tracks on this bootleg were actually recorded by the BBC at the Paris Theatre shortly after her appearance at The Isle Of Wight Music Festival. The concert, including James Taylor’s solo songs, was broadcast in December 1970 as John Peel’s Sunday Concert on BBC’s Radio One.

[BBC Broadcast Portion]
01. John Peel Intro > That Song About the Midway
02. The Gallery
03. Rainy Day Man
04. Steamroller
05. The Priest
06 Dialog (spoken)
07. Carey
08. Carolina On My Mind
09. California
10. For Free
11. Circle Game Intro (spoken)
12. The Cirlce Game
13. You Can Close Your Eyes

[Air-Check rehearsal tape, Not broadcast and not on the album]
14. The Good Samaritan
15. The River
16. My Old Man
17. A Case Of You
18. Dialog (un-edited)
19. Carey

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Excerpts from this broadcast were first bootlegged ca. 1976 on the TAKRL (1949) release (Kept On) By Her Own Devices

Mitchell J BHOD

ROD STEWART WITH SMALL FACES – ‘NET WT. VERY HEAVY’  previously included in this post

JAMES TAYLOR – ‘FIRE + RAIN’ (TAILOR MADE)  now updated & included in this post

NEIL YOUNG – ‘NIEL’ LIVE  included in this post with a better image

 

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And there you have all Dittolino Disc releases. We still don’t know who was behind this label but this series of posts were a lot more interesting than I had first expected.

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 allmusic.com:  “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.

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

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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).

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Dittolino Records copy (right down to the label) of sides 1 & 3 only:

Taylor J Tailor Made Fire Rain

Matrix: TM-1-A / B

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]

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