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This LP is listed in Hot Wacks as “Chapter IV  CBM 681”. The only images I could find show an LP actually called Chapter 4-Live and not looking like a Contraband product at all – but this is only at first glance:

Stevens Cat Chapter 4 Live

The images below will blow up to full size when you click on them.

At a closer look, the use of the term “Compatible Stereo” and the font give this away as a Contraband release.

SIDE 1
     
    MOONSHADOW
    WHERE DO THE CHILDREN PLAY
    WILD WORLD
    HOW CAN I TELL YOU
    ON THE ROAD TO FIND OUT
    MILES FROM NOWHERE

SIDE 2
     
    LISA LISA
    LONGER BOATS
    PEACE TRAIN
    HARD HEADED WOMAN
    FATHER AND SON
    CHANGES

Rated “Exm”

The Dylan bootleg book Great White Answers mentions as gw 15 a 2 LP set also referred to as Great White Wonder II. It is a blank white gatefold album from 1970 that contains songs from the previous releases Stealin’ and John Birch plus seven Basement tape tracks (Matrix: DAB 614/615/616/617).

“The LPs were not merely copied from those releases, however, but from original, high quality tapes…. and are quite good quality.
There are a few package variations that include various combinations of the following:
The cover is a blank white gatefold. In Europe it was released with a small black title stamp on the front that reads ‘Stealin’. It is the same LP set, however. The labels are blank white, light blue, yellow, or black.
The vinyl is black. It was also released by CBM in an inferior copy that came in a yellow sleeve with a die-cut center hole.
It has large stickers front and back that title the piece ‘GWW-2’.  They also list the songs and ref. number.” bobsboots.com

I have not been able to find images of this CBM double set.

bobsboots then states that the double set was reissued later by Contraband as two single LPs (without any apparent title) and these can be easily found:

Dylan GWW II

Matrix:  614/ 615

Side 1:  Can you please crawl out your window / It takes a lot to laugh / Love – 0/no limit / She belongs to me / It’s all over now, Baby Blue / That’s all right Mama (all preceding tracks: studio 1964/5) / Hard times in New York town */ Stealin’ * (* Minnesota hotel tapes)

Side 2:  I was young when I left home/ Percy’s song (take 2) **/ Corrina Corrina ***/ In the evening/ Long John/ Down in the flood *                                                                                                          Minnesota hotel tapes except for  * Basement tapes.  ** ‘Times’ outtake Oct. 63  *** B-side of Dylan’s first 45 “Mixed Up Confusion”, released 14 December 1962, alternate mono take (4) to The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan version

“The cover is either a red and white insert, or a black and white xerox of it. The label is either blank or CBM.  Hotwacks, great white answers, and Paul Cable all refer to this un-titled LP as ‘Dylan’, although it is a near certainty that it was never released under that name.
Dennis Liff referred to it more accurately as ‘Bob Dylan’
It has also been incorrectly referred to as ‘Stealin’ due to the fact that the GWW-2 disc from which it was copied is mainly material from the ‘Stealin’ release. Whether you have heard it  called ‘Volume one’, ‘CBM 614’, ‘Dylan disc one’ or something else… This is the LP to which all are referring.” bobsboots.com

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Dylan Bob D

Dylan Bob 616 617 a

Dylan Bob 616 617 c

Matrix: 616/617

Side 1:  Wade in the water * / Cocaine * / I’ll keep it with mine / Talking John Birch paranoid blues / Who killed Davey Moore? * * / Eternal circle / Ramblin’ gamblin’ Willie                                                    ’62 & ’63 studio outtakes except for  * Minnesota hotel tapes  * * 10/26/63 Carnegie Hall

Side 4:  Million dollar bash / Yea! Heavy and a bottle of bread / Please, Mrs. Henry / Lo and behold / Tiny Montgomery / You ain’t going nowhere / Mixed up confusion* / East Laredo blues**    Basement tapes except for  *1962 mono 45 rpm ** ‘Another side of Bob Dylan’.. studio outtake.

It has also been incorrectly referred to as ‘John Birch’ due to the fact that the GWW-2 disc from which it was copied contained material from the ‘John Birch’ release. Whether you have heard it  called ‘Volume two’, ‘CBM 616’, ‘Dylan disc two’ or something else… This is the LP to which all are referring.” bobsboots.com

Year of release is given as 1971 but I believe it may have appeared as late as 1973.

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Source for side 1 is given as: “Sun tracks & outakes from ’54 & ’55” and for side 2: “(Jailhouse Rock) movie soundtrack” and a date for the interview as “September 22” (’58).

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An Elvis site lists this LP as:

1975:
ELVIS [“The King-Kong LP”] [King Kong Records. 47109-KKLP-002]

And as one of the first 20 Elvis bootleg titles ever produced. Here is the list of Elvis vinyl bootlegs allegedly produced in the 1970’s:

 

1970:

PLEASE RELEASE ME [1st Records. 161]
THE HILLBILLY CAT LIVE [Spring Fever Record Club. SF LP 301] [2LP]

1971:

I WANNA BE A ROCK’N’ROLL STAR [Viktorie. NS 13026]
LIVE EXPERIENCE IN VEGAS-FEBRUARY 1971 [Bonthold Records. JR LP 2999]

1972:

ELVIS LIVE ON STAGE-HILTON HOTEL 1972 [nessuna etichetta indicata]

1973:

THE KING: FROM THE DARK TO THE LIGHT [Tiger Records. TR 101]
THE MONOLOGUE LP [Bullet Records]

1974:

FROM HOLLYWOOD TO VEGAS [Brookville Records. BRLP 301]
GOOD ROCKIN’ TONIGHT [Bopcat Records. LP 100]
FROM LAS VEGAS TO NIAGARA FALLS [Live Productions. LVLP 1897-98] [2LP]
PRESLEYMANIA, VOL. 1 [Memphis King Productions. 2903]
THE HILLBILLY CAT 1954-1974 VOLUME 1 [[Brookville Records. BRLP 311]]
THE KING GOES WILD [Wilde Productions. PRP 207]

1975:

ELVIS [“The King-Kong LP”] [King Kong Records. 47109-KKLP-002]
ELVIS ON STAGE IN THE U.S.A. [Wizardo. WRMB 304 A/B]
KING OF LAS VEGAS LIVE [Hazbin Records. No. 351]
LOVING YOU [Gold Suit Productions. GSR 10001]
SOLD OUT, VOLUME 1 [EP Records. PRP 251]
THE KING YESTERDAY & TODAY [nessuna label e numero indicati]
THE NASHVILLE OUTTAKES & EARLY INTERVIEWS [Wizardo. WRMB 312]
TV GUIDE PRESENTS ELVIS [Hound Dawg. HD 1000]

1976:

DORSEY SHOWS [Golden Archives. GA-100]
ELVIS IS ALIVE AND WELL AND SINGING IN LAS VEGAS [1a edizione: nessuna etichetta indicata. 2a edizione: King’s Voice Records]
GOT A LOT O’LIVIN’ TO DO! [Pirate Records. PR-101]
JANIS AND ELVIS [Original Sound] 33 giri del formato 10″
ROCK MY SOUL [Teddy Bear Records. IMP 1108]
THE ’68 COMEBACK VOLUME 1 [Memphis Records. MKS 10]

1977:

COLONEL PARKER’S BOY [The Amazing Kornyphone. TAKRL 1816]
ELVIS PRESLEY [2LP]
FROM THE WAIST-UP [Golden Archives 56-57. GA 150]
I GOT A WOMAN [Gun Toy. 1C-13002]
ROCKIN’ WITH ELVIS NEW YEAR’S EVE [Spirit Of America Records. HNY 7677] [2LP]
SUPERSTAR OUTTAKES-VOLUME 1 [EP Records. PRP 254]
SUPERSTAR OUTTAKES-VOLUME 2 [EP Records. PRP 258]
THE LEGEND LIVES ON [Presley Collection Series. PCS 1001]

1978:

COMMAND PERFORMANCE [ECP. 101]
ELVIS’ HAWAII BENEFIT CONCERT [Golden Archives Records. GA 200]
ETERNAL ELVIS, VOLUME 1 [nessuna etichetta indicata]
FROM THE BEACH TO THE BAYOU [Graceland Records. GL 1001]
FOREVER YOUNG, FOREVER BEAUTIFUL [Memphis Flash Records. JL 92447]
LIVE MEMORIES [Silver Productions]
MEMORIES [The Amazing Kornyphone. TAKRL 24911] [2LP]
SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM ELVIS [RCA Victor. EPC-1/2] 33 giri del foprmato 10″
THE BEST OF ELVIS [HMV. DLP-1159] 33 giri del foprmato 10″
THE BURBANK SESSIONS-VOLUME 1 [Audifon Records. AFNS 627868] [2LP]
THE ENTERTAINER 1954-1976 [Rooster Record Company. R LP 501]
THE FIRST YEARS [HALW Inc. HALW 00001]
THE LAS VEGAS YEARS: 1972-1975 [The Amazing Kornyphone. TAKRL 24913] [2LP]
THE LAST FAREWELL [E.P. Records. PRP 781] [2LP]
THE ROCKIN’ REBEL, VOLUME 1 [Golden Archives Records. GA 250]
THE ROCKIN’ REBEL, VOLUME 2 [Golden Archives Records. GA 300]
TO KNOW HIM IS TO LOVE HIM [Black Belt Records. LP 1]
TROUBLE BOUND [The Amazing Kornyphone. TAKRL 24912] [2LP]
VIVA LAS VEGAS [Lucky Records. LR 711]

1979:

A DOG’S LIFE [Audifon Records. 67361]
BEACH TO THE BAYOU [Moon Records. 8135]
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS [Audifon Records. AFNS 66072-4] [4LP]
CADILLAC ELVIS [TCB Records. 1-8-35]
ELVIS FRIENDS REMEMBER [Allied Productions. 4704] [2LP]
ELVIS MEETS THE BEATLES [BSR Limited. ES LP 50]
ETERNAL ELVIS, VOLUME 2 [Eagle Records. LPS 685]
ELVIS FEVER [nessuna etichetta indicata] [2LP]
GUITAR MAN [nessuna etichetta indicata. GM2] [2LP]
LEAVIN’ IT UP TO YOU [Audifon Records. AFNS 66173]
LIVE EXPERIENCE [A Presleyana Production. PRP-143]
LIVE IN ATLANTA 30/12/76 [TCB. J.F. 2001]
PLANTATION ROCK [Audifon Records. AFNS 67360]
RADIO THRILLS [Moon Records. 101]
SONGS HOLLYWOOD FORGOT [nessuna etichetta indicata. SHF]
SPECIAL DELIVERY [Flaming Star Records Co. FSR 3]
SPOTLIGHT ON ELVIS [nessuna etichetta indicata. SOE-2] [2LP]
STANDING ROOM ONLY, VOLUME 2 [Eagle Records Corporation. NOTN 3003]
STANDING ROOM ONLY, VOLUME 3 [Eagle Records Corporation. NOTN 3004]
THE AMERICAN DREAM, VOLUME 1 [Claudia Records. 197 79]
THE BURBANK SESSIONS-VOLUME 2 [Audifon Records. AFNS 62968] [2LP]
THE FINAL DAYS [nessuna etichetta indicata. FD2] [2LP]
THE FIRST YEAR RECORDED LIVE [Black Belt Records. LP2]
THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH [Eagle Records Corporation. LSP 1832]
THE ROCKIN’ REBEL, VOLUME 3 [Golden Archives Records. GA 350]
THE TUPELO-MISSISSIPPI FLASH LIVE [nessuna etichetta indicata. TMF 2] [2LP]
TIGER MAN ON TOUR [nessuna etichetta indicata]
TROUBLE IN VEGAS [nessuna etichetta indicata. TV2] [2LP]
YOU AIN’T NOTHING BUT THE KING [King Record Company. LPS 2722]
YOU ARE THERE [nessuna etichetta riportata. JR E 168

Beatles Kum Back

Blue Slick

A 4 size again but from the “NOT FOR SALE” series.

Beatles Kum Back 2

Standard slip sheet size. Particularly poor image reproduction found on all of them. It was “inspired” by the earlier WCF release:

Beatles Kum Back!

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Side A/ 1
Side B/2
 
Side 1
                                      DDSI #        
1 2:30     Get Back     23.30           
2 0:50     The Walk     27.10 (Edit)     Listed as “Can He Walk ”    
3 3:47     Let It Be     26.36           
4 5:30     Teddy Boy     24.22 (Edit)           
5 3:22     Two Of Us     24.39             
Side 2
                                                      DDSI #    
1 3:20    Don’t Let Me Down     22.49           
2 2:32    I’ve Got A Feeling     23.31         
3 3:24     Long And Winding Road     31.20           
4 1:42     For You Blue     25.24           
5 3:30     I Dig A Pony     23.35         
6 2:33     Get Back (Medley) 27.4      

Matrix: CBM 15 A-1/2

Also exists with pirate symbol and as a King Kong budget release.

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A little bit more info on the earliest Get Back session vinyl releases can be found here.

Hendrix Clapton Mayall Bruce

A1 STARS THAT PLAY WITH LAUGHING SAM’S DICE A2 HIGHWAY CHILE (JHE – supposedly live states Hot Wacks but in reality UK B-sides of the 3rd & 4th UK single by the JHE, not yet released in the US in 1971)                                                                                                                                                 A3 HEAR ME CALLING YOUR NAME  A4 CAMELS AND ELEPHANTS (A3 + 4: Graham Bond Organisation album tracks from 1965 UK LP There’s a Bond Between Us with Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker)

B1 NO REPLY (3:10) B2 I’M NO STRANGER [actual title = “I’m a stranger”] (5:14) (B1+ 2: Taken from John Mayall’s 1968 UK album Bare Wires featuring Mick Taylor) B3 SONNY BOY BLOW B4 DON’T KICK ME (B3 + 4: from John Mayall’s 1967 solo album The Blues Alone) B5 STAND BACK BABY (from the 1967 John Mayall & The Bluesbraker’s album Crusade, featuring Mick Taylor and John McVie) [It seems that there is no Eric Clapton contribution on any of these tracks]

This was the line up of the original release and as it is listed in Hot Wacks. Either, one song from side 2 is unlisted or it was left off CBM’s version.
Matrix XCQ-4A and XCQ-4B, Contraband copied this relatively common 1971 pirate release

JIMI HENDRIX LIVE W CLAPTON MAYALL & BRUCE

Description of the above item read: “CBM XCQ4, USA, deluxe custom red cbm labels, rubber stamped cover, stamped on front and back.”

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General information on the commonly found release on the Munia label:

“I bought a copy of this in Greenwich Village in spring ’71 & was disappointed to hear Jimi on only the first two songs (although it was cool to hear the songs as they hadn’t yet been on a legit US release). It’s the studio cuts–although maybe a different mix on STPLSD, as I seem to recall Jimi’s narration being much more prominent. “

From an eBay ad: Jimi Hendrix Experience — Eric Clapton – Ginger Baker – John Mayall – Jack Bruce LP Original 1970? US release on Munia Records (catalog # MBR-1/MBR-2 / XCQ-4, matrix # 707) .

Scarce Hendrix w/Cream LP. Red cover with green spine has ink-stamp, white Munia labels with ring (same as Rubber Dubber labels of that time.) XCQ version with 9 tracks, later XCR version only had 8 tracks.

“Stars That Play With Laughing Sam’s Dice” is an absolute killer of a song.”

“a mediocre collection of B-sides and obscure album tracks.” (Geldeart & Rodham, Jimi Hendrix – From the Benjamin Franklin Studios, p. 146)

“Highway Chile” was the B-side of “The Wind Cries Mary”, released 5 May 1967, and “The Stars That Play With Laughing Sam’s Dice” is found on the flip side of “Burning Of The Midnight Lamp” from August 1967.

JHE Highway Chile JHE The Stars That Play

VA California Jammin'

Side 1:  Space Truckin’ (Deep Purple)/ Pictures At An Exhibition (ELP)                                           Source: California Jam, Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, CA,  April 6, 1974.

Side 2:  Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Pink Floyd)  Source: “An Hour With Pink Floyd” broadcast, KQED Studios, San Francisco – 30 April 1970 (also available on the CBM titles Fillmore West and International Transmission)

Quality listed as “Gs”. The first release with the King Kong trade mark?

Dylan Friends of Chile 2

“Friends For Chile” benefit, Felt Forum, NY, May 9th 1974: Phil Ochs – Pete Seeger – Arlo Guthrie – Dave Van Ronk – Dennis Hopper – Mike Love & Dennis Wilson – Melanie – Bob Dylan

“In the Spring of 1974, the late singer and songwriter Phil Ochs organized a concert to benefit the Friends of Chile. Chile, of course, was a country in peril; one that badly needed friends after their democratically-elected President, Salvador Isabelino del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Allende Gossens, was Suicided by the military (with an assist from our very good friends of the Central Intelligence Agency) in Santiago on September 11, 1973.

As I say, Chile needed friends . . . and on May 9, 1974, this is what Ochs came up with.

To call this line-up eclectic is hardly adequate, but what milder euphemism could there be for an evening at the Felt Forum in New York’s Madison Square Garden with the likes of Pete Seeger, Melanie, Arlo Guthrie, Mike Love, Dave Van Ronk, Dennis Hopper, Phil Ochs, Dennis Wilson and . . . oh, yeah . . . Bob Dylan. Dylan reportedly got roped into this gig after Ochs played upon his conscience in a weak moment (and who wouldn’t love to have been a fly on the wall for that one), and from the minute he hits the stage he makes no secret of his commitment to the cause of extricating Chile from the savage bonds of a far-Right dictatorship.

This has often been called the single worst live performance of Bob Dylan committed to record and, for once, Conventional Wisdom has its way with Truth. It’s genuinely stinkola. To be fair, it should be noted that he, along with Ochs, had been guzzling vast quantities of wine in gallon jugs long before the show started. In fact, everyone sounds just a little bit blotto, but none more so than the Prokofiev of Hibbing, Minnesota himself. Some reports have Dave Van Ronk holding Dylan steady through the finale, and photos of the event partially bear this out.” [from The Clock That Went Backwards Again blog]

Side 1: North Country Blues/  Spanish is the loving tongue/  Blowin’ in the wind

Friends of Chile ticket

Complete set list:

01. Introduction (Phil Ochs) > Guantanamera (Pete Seeger/Arlo Guthrie)
02. Estadio Chile (Pete Seeger)
03. Oh, Mary Don’t You Weep (Pete Seeger/Arlo Guthrie)
04. He Was A Friend Of Mine (Dave Van Ronk)
05. Recitation (Dennis Hopper)
06. Try Me One More Time (Arlo Guthrie)
07. Deportee (Arlo Guthrie)
08. Presidential Rag (Arlo Guthrie)
09. California Girls (M. Love & D. Wilson)
10. Ring The Living Bell (Melanie)
11. My Rainbow Race (Melanie)
12. Victor Jara (Arlo Guthrie)
13. Allende’s Last Speech (Dennis Hopper)
14. Deportee (Arlo Guthrie & Bob Dylan)
15. Pablo Neruda Poem (Dennis Hopper)
16. North Country Blues (Bob Dylan)
17. Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Bob Dylan/Van Ronk)
18. Blowin’ In The Wind (Cast)
19. Change In The Weather

Images and 2 of the 3 songs that can be found on the CBM LP (but likely from the tape source) can be found here: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/friends%20of%20chile

Side 2: Sally gal/  Highway 51/  Talkin’ John Birch blues/  Ballad of Hollis Brown/  I don’t believe you (Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, 27 August 1965)

Tracks 1 – 4: Dylan’s first appearance on a concert stage as part of an all star Hootenanny organized by Sing Out magazine. First time “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall” was performed and exactly one month before president Kennedy announced the discovery of Soviet missiles on Cuba on national TV. 

Quality: “Satisfactory mono” in HW, bobsboots rates the Forest Hills ’65 track as “barely listenable”.

Matrix:   BD X3 / X4

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Photo by David Gahr

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Dylan Carnegie Hall Sept 62 b

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Contraband later created a new title – video chile – by combining the pressing plate of side 1 of ‘dylan / friends of chile’ with a new side 2:
Hard rain
Blowin’ in the wind
Railroad boy
Deportee
I pity the poor immigrant
Mozambique (not listed on cover)

23 May 1976, Hughes Stadium, Fort Collins, CO – broadcast as an NBC TV special and five songs ended up on the officially released Hard Rain live album, released in September of ’76.

You can read the background story of the concert here.

The inclusion of this material on video chile was a copy job using TAKRL’s last release (# 1999) Bridgetts’s Album. 

Matrix:  BDX 3/5

video chile is extremely rare and was perhaps one of the last CBM releases in 1977.

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