Rubber Dubber Records

Rubber Dubber Records

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A US-based bootleg label (active in the late 60s into the early 70s) that made live concert recordings and illegally issued the shows on vinyl. Rubber Dubber was shut down and defunct by late 1973. Note: Any bootleg releases post 1973 (on CD or vinyl) are NOT true Rubber Dubber products.

"For those of you not old enough to remember, Rubber Dubber records were live concert bootleg recordings that were first marketed in plain white double jackets with the Rubber Dubber logo stamped on them. I first got involved with Rubber Dubber Records in the summer of ’70. I wasn’t playing music in bands at the time, so when I was offered a job in the print shop of a record pressing plant in Grand Prarie, Texas, I took it. I found myself printing the record labels for Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, etc., never realizing that these were bootleg recordings.

One of the founders of Rubber Dubber was so impressed with me that they invited me to be a part of Rubber Dubber and move to L.A. Heck, he was even taking the secretary back to L.A. Rubber Dubber cancelled their contract with The Record Plant, and pulled out all the remaining stock. [In L.A.] I met the other partners of Rubber Dubber. They were living high on the hog off the profits. I learned much later that the artists never received a dime in royalties from any of the recordings. We rented a warehouse in East L.A. and ran the operation from there. We decided to use the contacts we had gathered (my mid-west sales had doubled their database) and use the telephone instead of travel. We had our own shrink-wrap machine in the warehouse and had employees to do the shipping. The warehouse doubled as a big party/jam room and we had some parties. It was during this time I bought an electric piano and got serious again about piano along with guitar.

We would buy tickets to concerts well in advance. Chuck would take the recorder in on a backpack. On two occasions, I crippled in with a shotgun microphone stuck down my britches. I recorded a back-to-back piano duet concert by Elton John and Leon Russell. I also recorded Neil Young. We knew that it was illegal, but I believed that the fans wanted it and that the artists would get paid from it.

The partying lasted until the day the U.S. Marshals showed up with an injunction and a cease and desist order. We later regrouped in Malibu and operated out of there for a while. but I decided to move to Oregon. I wanted to distance myself from the situation. In Oregon, I did some telephone business from up there, but Rubber Dubber soon died." - by Jerry Rigged
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
34 The Band - Live #2 The Band Live #2(LP, Album, Unofficial) Rubber Dubber Records, Rubber Dubber Records 34 US Unknown Sell This Version
34 A + B Band* - Live At The Hollywood Bowl 7-10-70 Band* Live At The Hollywood Bowl 7-10-70(2xLP, Unofficial) Rubber Dubber Records, Rubber Dubber Records 34 A + B Unknown Sell This Version
35 The Band - Live #2 The Band Live #2(LP, Album, Unofficial) Rubber Dubber Records, Rubber Dubber Records 35 US Unknown Sell This Version
35 A + B Band* - Live At The Hollywood Bowl 7-10-70 Band* Live At The Hollywood Bowl 7-10-70(2xLP, Unofficial) Rubber Dubber Records, Rubber Dubber Records 35 A + B Unknown Sell This Version
9002 Jimi Hendrix - 'Scuse Me...While I Kiss The Sky... Jimi Hendrix 'Scuse Me...While I Kiss The Sky...(2xLP, Unofficial, Aut) Rubber Dubber Records 9002 US 1970 Sell This Version
43073 The Band - Live At The Hollywood Bowl 7•10•70 The Band Live At The Hollywood Bowl 7•10•70(2xLP, Unofficial) Rubber Dubber Records 43073 US Unknown Sell This Version
70-001 Jimi Hendrix - Live At The Los Angeles Forum 4-25-70 Jimi Hendrix Live At The Los Angeles Forum 4-25-70 70-001 US 1970 Sell This Version
70-004 Crosby Stills Nash & Young* - Live At The Los Angeles Forum (6-26-70) Crosby Stills Nash & Young* Live At The Los Angeles Forum (6-26-70)(2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Gre) Rubber Dubber Records 70-004 US 1970 Sell This Version
70-006 The Band - Live At The Hollywood Bowl 7-10-70 The Band Live At The Hollywood Bowl 7-10-70 70-006 US 1970 Sell This Version
70-007 Led Zeppelin - Live At The Los Angeles Forum 9-4-70 Led Zeppelin Live At The Los Angeles Forum 9-4-70 70-007 US 1970 Sell This Version
70-008 The Rolling Stones - European Tour Live 1970 The Rolling Stones European Tour Live 1970 (Album) 70-008 US 1970 Sell This Version
70-008 The Rolling Stones - Goin' Back To The Roots American Tour - July 1972 The Rolling Stones Goin' Back To The Roots American Tour - July 1972(LP, Album, Unofficial) Rubber Dubber Records 70-008 US 1975 Sell This Version
70-010 Elton John & Leon Russell - Live At Anaheim Convention Center 12-11-70 Elton John & Leon Russell Elton John & Leon Russell - Live At Anaheim Convention Center 12-11-70(2xLP, Unofficial) Rubber Dubber Records 70-010 US 1971 Sell This Version
70-011 Neil Young - I'm Happy That Y'all Came Down Neil Young I'm Happy That Y'all Came Down 70-011 US 1971 Sell This Version
71-011 Neil Young - I'm Happy That Y'all Came Down Neil Young I'm Happy That Y'all Came Down 71-011 US 1971 Sell This Version
71-014 James Taylor (2) - James Taylor (2) "Isn't It Nice To Be Home Again" Live At The Anaheim Convention Center 3-21-71(2xLP, Unofficial) Rubber Dubber Records 71-014 US Unknown Sell This Version
70-004-01 Crosby Stills Nash & Young* - Live At The Los Angeles Forum (6-26-70) Crosby Stills Nash & Young* Live At The Los Angeles Forum (6-26-70) (Album) 70-004-01 US 1970 Sell This Version
70-010-01 Elton John - Live At Anaheim Convention Center 12-11-70 Elton John Live At Anaheim Convention Center 12-11-70(LP, Advance, Promo, Unofficial) Rubber Dubber Records 70-010-01 US 1971 Sell This Version
70-011-04 Neil Young - I'm Glad Y'all Came Down Neil Young I'm Glad Y'all Came Down(LP, Album, Unofficial) Rubber Dubber Records 70-011-04 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
DL 75065 The Who - Who Is This? The Who Who Is This?(LP, Unofficial) Rubber Dubber Records DL 75065 1972 Sell This Version
NAT-002 The Mothers Of Invention* - Pig Music! The Mothers Of Invention* Pig Music!(LP, Ltd, Unofficial) Rubber Dubber Records, Mr. Natural, Perve NAT-002 US 2012 Sell This Version
none Crosby, Stills Nash And Young* - The All-American Phonograph Record Album Crosby, Stills Nash And Young* The All-American Phonograph Record Album(2xLP, Album, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Rubber Dubber Records none US 1970 Sell This Version
none Bruce Springsteen - Palladium 1976 Bruce Springsteen Palladium 1976(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Rubber Dubber Records none US Unknown Sell This Version
none The Rolling Stones - Goin' Back To The Roots American Tour-July 1972 The Rolling Stones Goin' Back To The Roots American Tour-July 1972(LP, Unofficial) Rubber Dubber Records none Unknown Sell This Version
RD-001 Led Zeppelin - Summer Of '69 Led Zeppelin Summer Of '69(CD, Ltd, Num, Unofficial) Rubber Dubber Records RD-001 Unknown Sell This Version
REMSET 0001 R.E.M. - Underground Chronicles R.E.M. Underground Chronicles(3xLP, Ltd, Unofficial) Rubber Dubber Records REMSET 0001 US Unknown Sell This Version
TW-BOX1 Tom Waits - Recorded Live In New York City October 18 1987 Tom Waits Recorded Live In New York City October 18 1987(2xLP, Album, Unofficial) Rubber Dubber Records TW-BOX1 Italy Unknown Sell This Version