"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 1971

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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Bob in 1971 from the CD booklet of "The Concert For Bangladesh" (see 1972)

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This yearly page now contains only the main Rarities List! Mono 7" Singles & EPs (up to 1976) are now here, and Promotional Items (Albums and Singles) are now here. All Honourable Mentions are now here.

This page has now been split in two because of length - all George Jackson single releases are now here.

If you have any entries to add to the list or additions/corrections to existing entries, please let me know! Please note I cannot value your Dylan rarities - see the Mission page for reasons why. Contact the dealers on my Trading page for assistance!

Revised: 22 February, 2017


Titles in red are not available on a currently released Bob Dylan CD (for these see bobdylan.com )

Key to symbols used:
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Performances currently available on commercial CD are marked by (these are the ones that count as obscurities rather than as rarities)


"Watching The River Flow" - 7" mono/stereo promo singles, Columbia 4-45409 (USA), 3 Jun 1971:
For the mono commercial singles with Spanish Is The Loving Tongue on the B-side, see below. Only these promo singles were in stereo in the USA! The stereo version of this song appeared on Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 in Nov 1971 and is not a rarity, see International Albums (Regular). For more Watching The River Flow international mono and stereo 7" singles, see Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1970-76 and US & International 7" Singles & EPs 1971.


Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - mono acetate dated 1 Jun 1971, picture from eBay

R-0687 Watching The River Flow - mono version (stereo version is not a rarity)

Five mono/stereo promo singles are shown here. The first two promo singles have white labels with red text and the title track in mono on both sides, the next three have a white label with red text on the mono side and a light blue label with black and yellow text on the stereo side.

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Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - mono promo, both sides scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

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Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - mono promo, both sides scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

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Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - mono promo, both sides scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)


Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - mono/stereo promo, mono side scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth variant)


Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - mono/stereo promo, detail of mono side, scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth variant)

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Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - mono/stereo promo, stereo side scan by Hans Seegers (mono side as second mono variant)

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Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - mono/stereo promo, stereo side scan by Hans Seegers (mono side as third mono variant)


Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - mono/stereo promo, second alternate stereo side scan by Manuel García Jara (other side as fourth mono variant)

Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - mono/stereo promo, detail of second alternate stereo side, scan by Manuel García Jara

The mono sides of Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara's promo singles have four label variants:

  1. Large "BOB DYLAN", publisher's credits "Big Sky Music (ASCAP)" printed on two lines on the right-hand side (Record 1)
  2. Small "BOB DYLAN", publisher's credits "Big Sky Music (ASCAP)" printed on three lines on the right-hand side (Records 2 and 3)
  3. Largest "BOB DYLAN", title split over two lines, publisher's credits "Big Sky Music (ASCAP)" printed on two lines on the right-hand side (Record 4)
  4. Large "BOB DYLAN", title on one line, publisher's credits "Big Sky Music (ASCAP)" printed on two lines on the right-hand side. "SPECIAL RUSH RESERVICE" on the right hand side above the catalogue number (Record 5)

The stereo sides of Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara's promo singles have three label variants:

  1. Same mono side as the second mono variant, stereo side has "RESERVICE" on the right and title on one line (Record 3)
  2. Same mono side as the third mono variant, stereo side has no "RESERVICE" and title on two lines. The copy shown has "AUG 1971" rubber stamped (Record 4)
  3. Same mono side as the fourth mono variant, both sides have "SPECIAL RUSH RESERVICE" on the right and title on one line (Record 5)

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Fake promo record picture from YouTube
The second mono variant record label above was used for an Internet hoax in May 2011, with the pretence that the song Friday by Rebecca Black, released by Ark Music Factory, and actually written by Clarence Jey and Patrice Wilson, was a lost composition by Bob Dylan from The Basement Tapes. The version on YouTube purporting to be a lost recording by Bob and accompanied by the fake Columbia promo record label shown left, is actually a hoax by Mike Bauer.
Picture from amazon.com

"Watching The River Flow"/"Spanish Is The Loving Tongue" - 7" mono commercial singles, Columbia 4-45409 (USA/Canada), Jun 1971:
Having discovered this single was released in both stereo and mono, I have now separated the entries, with separate R-numbers for the mono versions of Watching The River Flow and Spanish Is The Loving Tongue. The stereo version of the A-side appeared on Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 in Nov 1971 and is not a rarity, see International Albums (Regular). For more Watching The River Flow international mono and stereo 7" singles, see Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1970-76 and US & International 7" Singles & EPs 1971.

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Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant - R-0687)
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Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant - R-0072M)

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Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - jukebox strip scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant - R-0687)

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Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant but misprinted blank, B-side is as below - R-0687)

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Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant - R-0072M)

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Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant with demo stamp - R-0687)

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Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - A-side scan by David Plentus (third variant - R-0687)
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Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - B-side scan by David Plentus (third variant - R-0072M)

Columbia 4-45409 (Canada) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 4-45409 (Canada) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0687)


Columbia 4-45409 (Canada) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0072M)


Columbia 4-45409 (Canada) - A-side of demo copy with hole punched, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 4-45409 (Canada) - detail of A-side of demo copy with hole punched, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 4-45409 (Canada) - A-side of demo copy with hole punched, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 4-45409 (Canada) - detail of B-side of demo copy with hole punched, scan by Manuel García Jara

R-0687-2 Watching The River Flow - mono version (stereo version is not a rarity)

R-0072M Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Charles Badger Clark/Billy Simon) - B-side of mono single, New Morning out-take recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 2 Jun 1970
This solo version of the song was also released on the stereo singles below and on the 1978 Japanese/Australian 3LP set Masterpieces (see 1978). The band version R-0096 from the 1973 Dylan album (see 1973) was not authorised by Bob, and many feel this solo version is far superior. R-0072 has three verses from the lyrics - R-0096 omits the second one. R-0072 was also released in 2011 on the Sony Music Germany compilation
Pure Dylan: An Intimate Look At Bob Dylan (see 2011) - the first occurrence of this performance to be genuinely in stereo! An unreleased stereo version of this song, also described as an out-take from New Morning, appears on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait 1969-1971, Aug 2013. However, this is not R-0072 but an alternate take! This does mean that now the song title is no longer shown in red.
 

"The Pacific Monthly" (USA, Jun 1907) with "A Border Affair"

bobdylan.com used to have a page for Spanish Is The Loving Tongue with a 1978 copyright for Bob - it's usually credited as "Traditional" on these 1971 singles and on the Dylan album (see 1973). The page was taken down, but has now been reinstated with the song also credited to "Traditional" . In fact, the lyrics, which are missing from the web page, are taken from a poem called "A Border Affair" by Charles Badger Clark, first printed in the Jun 1907 issue of the US magazine "The Pacific Monthly" (published 6 Jun 1907, the poem is on page 631), and later included in a 1915 anthology of his cowboy poetry called "Sun and Saddle Leather" (R. G. Badger Books, Boston, MA, 1915, republished 6 Jul 1917, the poem is on pages 26-27 of the 1917 edition and is copyrighted by "C. B. Clark Jr.). The poem was set to music in 1925 by Billy Simon. Several of the 1971 singles credit the song correctly as "Public Domain" or "P.D." which recognises that it once had a copyright that had expired by 1971. The song has been recorded by many artists, notably Pete Seeger and Paul Clayton, whose version is probably the one Bob heard. For a 1958 stereo album by Richard Dyer-Bennet including this song, see Honourable Mentions.


"Sun and Saddle Leather" (USA, 1915) with "A Border Affair"

Charles Badger Clark (1883-1957) from wikipedia

Thanks to Tim Dunn for the copyright information and to Mary Kelly and Ed Ricardo for help finding the magazine and book covers.

The US singles had generic sleeves, see 7" Single Sleeves. Between the release of the mono/stereo promo singles above and the release of these commercial singles there was a change of label style in the USA! Only the Canadian commercial release has the same label style as the US promos. On the US single labels the record company name "Columbia" now makes up the label background design, not part of the lettering (see also the US George Jackson single here). The US single exists with three label variants:

  1. Large "BOB DYLAN", title on one line (this was also available as a jukebox single)
  2. Small "BOB DYLAN", title on one line (this was also misprinted with the A-side label blank, and also exists in a demo copy with "FOR DEMONSTRATION USE ONLY NOT FOR SALE" rubber-stamped on the B-side)
  3. Large "BOB DYLAN", title on two lines.

For US mono/stereo promo 7" singles with just the title track, see above.

Manuel García Jara ha a copy of the Canadian single used as a promo with a hole punched through the record labels.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, David Plentus and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Watching The River Flow"/"Spanish Is The Loving Tongue" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS 7329 (UK/France/West Germany/Ireland/Italy/Norway/Portugal), 25 Jun 1971:
These singles all had R-0687 as the A-side and R-0072M as the B-side.


CBS 7329 (France) - front with languette, scan by Hans Seegers
The UK singles had generic sleeves, see 7" Single Sleeves. The UK promo release has the date "25th June, 1971". The commercial single was available with both push-out and closed centres. Ian Woodward has a promo copy with the A-side on both sides.

The West German release was also available as a promo in a release-specific "CBS-Blitzinformation" sleeve (both sleeves contained the same record). For the generic "CBS-Blitzinformation" rear sleeve of the German promo single, see 7" Single Sleeves. The information about the single on the German promo sleeve is as follows: "Bob Dylan's newest single "Watching The River Flow" was written by him in collaboration with Leon Russell, who was also jointly responsible for the production. For the first time with DYLAN for this recording is a band with the name of "Tulsa Tops": Leon Russell, piano; Jesse [Ed] Davis and Don Preston, guitar; Carl Radle, bass and Jim Keltner, drums. The music is somewhat to be compared with the "rolling" Blues-Style of "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box and Hat" [sic]." Leon Russell is not co-credited with either writing or producing the song, both of which are solely credited to "Bob Dylan" on the record labels! Although Russell did not co-write the song, whose copyright is also to Bob Dylan only, he did indeed play a large part in the production of this and When I Paint My Masterpiece, released on Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II.


CBS 7329 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS 7329 (UK) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS 7329 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release - push-out centre)


CBS 7329 (UK) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release - push-out centre)


CBS 7329 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release - solid centre)


CBS 7329 (UK) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release - solid centre)


CBS 7329 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS 7329 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS 7329 (West Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS 7329 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo and commercial releases)


CBS 7329 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo and commercial releases)


CBS 7329 (France) - detail of front with languette, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 7329 (Italy) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 7329 (Italy) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 7329 (Italy) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release with punched triangular hole)


CBS 7329 (Italy) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release with stamp)


CBS 7329 (Italy) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS 7329 (Italy) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS 7329 (France) - rear with reverse of languette, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 7329 (France) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 7329 (France) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (incorrectly credited to "Bob Dylan")


CBS 7329 (Portugal) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 7329 (Portugal) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 7329 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS 7329 (Portugal) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS 7329 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)


CBS 7329 (Portugal) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)


CBS 7329 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)


CBS 7329 (Portugal) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)


CBS 7329 (Ireland) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers
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CBS 7329 (Norway) - front scan by Yan Friis (rear is plain white)


CBS 7329 (Norway) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (push-out centre)


CBS 7329 (Norway) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (push-out centre)


CBS 7329 (Norway) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (open centre)


CBS 7329 (Norway) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (open centre)


CBS 7329 (Ireland) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

The French single sleeve has a "languette" - for more information about the unique French index tabs or "languettes", see 1965.

The Italian release had two different promo versions - one has a promo stamp in Italian on the A-side, the other has a triangular hole punched through the label. For a 1971 CBS Italy 7" stereo/mono jukebox single with Watching The River Flow as the A-side and Indian Reservation by The Raiders as the B-side, see US & International 7" Singles & EPs 1971.

The Irish single shown here is very rare and came in a generic sleeve. The Norwegian single had a plain white rear sleeve, and was exported to Denmark and Sweden. It came with a centre that could be pushed out to play in a jukebox, or jukebox-ready with an open centre.

The Portuguese single had three label variations. The first has "(P) 1971" to the left of the CBS logo, the second is the same as this but with the "(P) 1971" missing. The third variation has a different type face for the titles.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Yan Friis for information and scans.


"Watching The River Flow"/"Spanish Is The Loving Tongue" - 7" mono commercial single, CBS BA 301317 (Greece), Jun 1971:
This single again had R-0687 as the A-side and R-0072M as the B-side.


CBS BA 301317 (Greece) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers
The Greek single shown here is very rare and came in a generic sleeve.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS BA 301317 (Greece) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers


"Watching The River Flow"/"Spanish Is The Loving Tongue" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS 33727 (Brazil), Jun 1971:
These singles again had R-0687 as the A-side and R-0072M as the B-side.


CBS 33727 (Brazil) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo copy)

CBS 33727 (Brazil) comes in a generic orange/black Discos CBS sleeve, has orange CBS labels and plays at 33⅓ RPM. Three copies from Hans Seegers are shown. The first has a promo stamp on the A-side only, the second has a promo stamp on the B-side only, and the third is the commercial release without the stamps.

Manuel García Jara has a promo copy with unique stamps on both sides - the Portuguese text says "Roubada da Radio Medianeira [Stolen from Radio Medianeira]"! Radio Medianeira is a station in Santa Maria, a city in Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state of Brazil, close to Uruguay. Maybe they had a problem with theft!

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS 33727 (Brazil) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo copy)


CBS 33727 (Brazil) - A-side in sleeve with sticker and "STOLEN" stamps, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)

CBS 33727 (Brazil) - B-side in sleeve with sticker and "STOLEN" stamps, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)


CBS 33727 (Brazil) - detail of B-side with "STOLEN" stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)


CBS 33727 (Brazil) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial copy)


CBS 33727 (Brazil) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial copy)


"Watching The River Flow"/"Spanish Is The Loving Tongue" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS/Sony SCBSA 82116 (Japan), Jun 1971:
These singles again had R-0687 as the A-side and R-0072M as the B-side. Mono singles were very unusual in Japan, but both the promo and commercial record labels have "MONO" to the left of the centre hole.


CBS/Sony SCBSA 82116 (Japan) - front of insert, scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS/Sony SCBSA 82116 (Japan) - insert scan by Hans Seegers (unfolded)


CBS/Sony SCBSA 82116 (Japan) - promo A-side scan by Hans Seegers (white label)


CBS/Sony SCBSA 82116 (Japan) - detail of promo A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (white label - other labels also have "MONO")


CBS/Sony SCBSA 82116 (Japan) - promo B-side scan by Hans Seegers (white label)


CBS/Sony SCBSA 82116 (Japan) - promo A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial label with promo stamp)


CBS/Sony SCBSA 82116 (Japan) - promo B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial label with promo stamp)


CBS/Sony SCBSA 82116 (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS/Sony SCBSA 82116 (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


"Look World" CBS/Sony Airplay Series 7" single sleeve, 1971, front scan by Hans Seegers


"Look World" CBS/Sony Airplay Series 7" single sleeve, 1971, rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony SCBSA 82116 (Japan) comes in a "Look World" CBS/Sony Airplay series generic sleeve and has a gatefold insert with lyrics. The commercial release has orange CBS/Sony labels. There were two promo releases, the first with white promo labels and the second with commercial labels and three Japanese characters indicating the promo status stamped on each label.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Watching The River Flow"/"Spanish Is The Loving Tongue" - 7" stereo singles, CBS 7329 (NL/Spain), Jun 1971:
Although this single was released in mono in most countries worldwide, five countries including Holland and Spain had a (purportedly) stereo release. For more Watching The River Flow international mono and stereo 7" singles, see above, Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1970-76, and US & International 7" Singles & EPs 1971.

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CBS 7329 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 7329 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS 7329 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (both variants)


CBS 7329 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)


CBS 7329 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant - first doesn't have the "L" in a circle)


CBS 7329 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 7329 (Spain) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 7329 (Spain) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 7329 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 7329 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (credited to "Traditional")


CBS 7329 (NL) - variant A-side scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 7329 (NL) - variant B-side scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 7329 (Spain) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 7329 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 7329 (Spain) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers ("COFASA")


CBS 7329 (Spain) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (wrongly credited to "B. Dylan")

R-0072M Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Charles Badger Clark/Billy Simon), Jun 1971 - mono B-side of stereo single, New Morning out-take recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 2 Jun 1970
R-0072 was also released in 2011 on the Sony Music Germany compilation
Pure Dylan: An Intimate Look At Bob Dylan (see 2011) - the first occurrence of this performance to be genuinely in stereo! An unreleased stereo version of this song, also described as an out-take from New Morning, appears on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait 1969-1971, Aug 2013. However, this is not R-0072 but an alternate take!

As well as the Japanese and Australian 3LP set Masterpieces (see 1978), R-0072(M) was also released in 2011 on the Sony Music Germany compilation Pure Dylan: An Intimate Look At Bob Dylan (see 2011), for the first time genuinely in stereo!

The Dutch single had two alternate rear sleeves - one has an "L" in a circle in the top left hand corner of the rear sleeve next to the CBS logo. Manuel García Jara has a copy where the text to the right of the push-out centre is printed too far to the left, and partly obscured by the cut-outs. R-0072 is wrongly credited to "Traditional".

The Spanish single was made in Spain by COFASA of Madrid for Discos CBS, S.A. R-0072 is wrongly credited to "B. Dylan".

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Watching The River Flow"/"Spanish Is The Loving Tongue" - 7" stereo single, CBS SSC.1136 (South Africa), Jun 1971:


CBS SSC.1136 (South Africa) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

CBS SSC.1136, the South African release, came in a generic "Music People" sleeve, see 7" Single Sleeves. R-0072 is uncredited.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS SSC.1136 (South Africa) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (no composer credit)

"Watching The River Flow"/"Spanish Is The Loving Tongue" - 7" stereo singles, CBS BA-221831 (Australia); CBS BA 461349 (New Zealand), Jun 1971:
Although these are assumed to be stereo, Larry Crum says he has a copy of the Australian single CBS BA-221831 and both sides are definitely in mono. He also says that the Dutch single CBS 7329 above is also in mono, even though the labels state "STEREO". He thinks the version of R-0072 on the Australian 3LP set Masterpieces is also in mono, see 1978. The New Zealand single has "STEREO" on the record labels.


CBS BA-221831 (Australia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

Of the various composer credits for R-0072, only the Australian credit to "P.D." (Public Domain) is actually correct! Manuel García Jara has a copy of the Australian single with a demo "NOT FOR SALE" stamp on the A-side. This single comes in the generic CBS sleeve shown, which is dark pink instead of orange.

Thanks to Bill Hester for information about the New Zealand release, CBS BA 461349. On this release R-0072 is wrongly credited to "Bob Dylan".

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS BA-221831 (Australia) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (credited to "P.D.")


CBS BA-221831 (Australia) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BA-221831 (Australia) - A-side with demo stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS BA-221831 (Australia) - A-side demo stamp scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS BA-221831 (Australia) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (same as regular single)

CBS BA-221831 (Australia) - A-side with demo stamp in CBS sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS BA-221831 (Australia) - B-side in CBS sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS BA 461349 (New Zealand) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BA 461349 (New Zealand) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BA 461349 (New Zealand) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (wrongly credited to "Bob Dylan")


"George Jackson" - 7" stereo promo and commercial singles, Columbia/CBS (Worldwide), 1971/1972:

All international releases of this 7" single with George Jackson on both sides are now listed here.

Earl Scruggs - "Earl Scruggs Performing With His Family And Friends" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia C 30584 (USA), Nov 1971; CBS S 64777 (NL), 1971; CBS S 64777 (UK), 1972; CBS SBP 473938 (New Zealand), 1972:
Thanks to Larry Crum for identifying the US release date as 8-13 Nov 1971. He says: "The November 13, 1971 issue of "Billboard" magazine states "Columbia plans to release an LP on Earl Scruggs taken from his NET special, and it will include guest artist Joan Baez."  The November 20, 1971 issue of "Billboard" lists the album in "New Releases".  Since "Billboard" was published seven days before the issue date, this would place the release date around November 8-13, 1971."

Columbia C 30584 (USA), Nov 1971:


Columbia C 30584 (USA) - front (my copy)

This album contains a Bob Dylan rarity as well as Earl's covers of Love Is Just A Four Letter Word with Joan Baez and You Ain't Goin' Nowhere with The Byrds.


Columbia C 30584 (USA) - detail of front

Columbia C 30584 (USA) - detail of front with Bob and Joan


Columbia C 30584 (USA) - rear


Columbia C 30584 (USA) - Side 1 (no Dylan)

Columbia C 30584 (USA) - detail of rear

Columbia C 30584 (USA) - detail of rear

Columbia C 30584 (USA) - detail of rear
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Columbia C 30584 (USA) - Side 2 (includes R-0074)

R-0074 Nashville Skyline Rag - version with Earl Scruggs on banjo and Bob on guitar, recorded at Tom Allen's home, Carmel, NY, Dec 1970
R-0074 (along with R-0445, the traditional song East Virginia Blues, see below), also appeared in a TV show "Scruggs: A Festival Of Music", broadcast on National Education TV in New York on 10-17 Jan 1971. This was released on video in 1978, see VHS & DVD 1970s.

CBS S 64777 (NL), 1971:


CBS S 64777 (NL) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
The Dutch album has a different picture on the rear sleeve, which was printed in Holland. The record was made in Holland and has orange CBS labels dated 1971.


CBS S 64777 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS S 64777 (NL) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 64777 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 64777 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 64777 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

CBS S 64777 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 64777 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0074)

CBS S 64777 (UK), 1972:


CBS S 64777 (UK) - front scan by Kenneth Robson
The UK album has the same picture as the Dutch release on the rear sleeve, which was printed in England by Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd. The record was made in England and has orange CBS labels dated 1972.


CBS S 64777 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Kenneth Robson


CBS S 64777 (UK) - rear scan by Kenneth Robson

CBS S 64777 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Kenneth Robson

CBS S 64777 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Kenneth Robson (no Dylan)

CBS S 64777 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Kenneth Robson


CBS S 64777 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Kenneth Robson (includes R-0074)


CBS S 64777 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Kenneth Robson

CBS SBP 473938 (New Zealand), 1972:


CBS SBP 473938 (New Zealand) - front scan by Bill Hester

The New Zealand CBS sleeve uses the Dutch and UK rear picture. The record has orange CBS labels and was made in New Zealand.


CBS SBP 473938 (New Zealand) - detail of front, scan by Bill Hester


CBS SBP 473938 (New Zealand) - rear scan by Bill Hester


CBS SBP 473938 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 473938 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 473938 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Bill Hester (no Dylan)


CBS SBP 473938 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Bill Hester (includes R-0074)


CBS SBP 473938 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Bill Hester

This album has now been released on CD as part of a "2 on 1" release by Collectables Records, USA, November, 2000, see 2000.

Thanks to Kenneth Robson, Bill Hester and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Earl Scruggs - "Earl Scruggs Performing With His Family And Friends" - stereo vinyl LP, Harmony HC 15044 (Australia), 1981:


Harmony HC 15044 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore
This budget Australian release is on the Harmony label and again uses the UK rear picture. The album was manufactured by CBS Records Australia Ltd. (which didn't come into existence until the end of 1977) and marketed by EMI Retail Promotions.


Harmony HC 15044 (Australia) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara


Harmony HC 15044 (Australia) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (catalogue number shown as just "HC 1504")


Harmony HC 15044 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore


Harmony HC 15044 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


Harmony HC 15044 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (catalogue number correct)


Harmony HC 15044 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Harmony HC 15044 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Harmony HC 15044 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0074)

Harmony HC 15044 (Australia) - Side 1 with wrong HC 15054 label, scan by Stuart Moore (no Dylan)

The record has light brown Harmony labels. Stuart Moore has a copy where Side 1 plays the correct tracks but has the label of the wonderful World Of Andy Williams (Harmony HC 15054). There must have been an earlier Australian CBS release - scans required!

Thanks to Stuart Moore and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Earl Scruggs - "Lonesome Ruben"/"East Virginia Blues" - mono/stereo promo and commercial 7" singles, Columbia 4-45326 (USA), 1971:


Columbia 4-45326 (USA) - mono side of promo single, scan from www/discogs.com (no Dylan)
This single was released as a promo with the A-side in both mono and stereo, while the commercial release had East Virginia Blues, not on the original album, on the B-side. Sadly it is now confirmed that this version of East Virginia Blues is not the one with Bob (R-0445), which appeared in a TV show "Scruggs: A Festival Of Music", broadcast on National Education TV in New York on 10-17 Jan 1971. This was released on video in 1978, see VHS & DVD 1970s.
Columbia 4-45326 (USA) - stereo side of promo single, scan from www/discogs.com (no Dylan)

Columbia 4-45326 (USA) - mono side of promo single in generic sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


Columbia 4-45326 (USA) - stereo side of promo single in generic sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


Columbia 4-45326 (USA) - A-side of commercial single, scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


Columbia 4-45326 (USA) - B-side of commercial single, scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0445)

Columbia 4-45326 (USA) - A-side of commercial single in generic sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Columbia 4-45326 (USA) - B-side of commercial single in generic sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0445)

Larry Crum has found an Earl Scruggs discography web-site that dates the session for this single as 12 Jan 1971 in Nashville, TN, and the songs have NCO numbers indicating they were recorded in the Nashville Columbia studio.  Since the Dylan recording was made in Dec 1970 in the Allen home in Carmel, New York, and the TV special aired on 10 January 1971 (per "Billboard" magazine for 9 Jan 1971) it would be impossible that this recording would be the same if the information is correct.  Larry thinks most of the locations and recording dates on this site for the Earl Scruggs Performing With His Family And Friends album are wrong because the recording dates are mostly after the special aired and the locations don't match the album liner notes. Tim Dunn has now confirmed that the commercial single does not contain R-0445, but it's included here for information.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara, Larry Crum and Tim Dunn for information and scans.


Mono Singles & EPs for 1971

These are now here: Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1970-76. There were no mono Dylan LPs released in 1971.


Promotional/Regular Items for 1971


Living In Another Country: International Stereo Releases

Stereo promo items for 1971 which don't contain rare material but which are still very collectable are now included with promo releases of regular albums and commercially released singles on the appropriate page in International Stereo Releases. Greatest Hits Vol. II 1971
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II (1971)

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