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rare earth album discographyRare Earth was a rock group from the 1970’s from Detroit that incorporated elements of funk to create their own unique sound.  They hold several interesting distinctions, one being a record label named after them (despite the fact the label was created by Motown before they became famous), and that they were the first charting all-white group signed by Motown Records.  Here is the Rare Earth album discography.

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Rare Earth Album Discography

 

Songwriting

Baird – Tom Baird
Bridges – Gil Bridges
Fekaris – Dino Fekaris
Guzman – Eddie Guzman
Monette – Ray Monette
Olson – Mark Olson
Rivera – Peter Rivera (also includes Peter Hoorelbeke)
Whitfield – Norman Whitfield
Zesses – Nick Zesses

 

Dreams/Answers

Verve V6/5066
1968
Produced by Mike Theodore, Dennis Coffey
Side One:
1.  Stop / Where Did Our Love Go – 3:05 – Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland
2.  6-3-4-5 – 2:37 – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd
3.  King Of A Rainy Country – 3:46 – Paul Parrish
4.  New Rochelle – 3:10 – Gary Harvey, Mike Theodore
5.  Land Of Nod – 3:09 – Gary Harvey, Mike Theodore, Rivera
6.  Mothers Oats – 2:40 – Gary Harvey, Mike Theordore, Dennis Coffey
Side Two:
1.  Red Apple – 2:49 – Gary Harvey, Mike Theodore, Dennis Coffey
2.  Get Ready – 2:55 – William Robinson
3.  Morning – 2:26 – Ron Koss
4.  Searchin’ – 2:29 – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
5.  Yesterday On Third Avenue – 3:17 – Paul Parrish
6.  Sidewalk Cafe – 2:57 – Paul Parrish

 

Get Ready

Rare Earth RS 507
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 6 Dec. 1969, peak – 12, stay – 77 weeks
Produced by Rare Earth
Side One:
1.  Magic Key – 3:50 – Ken Folcik, Bridges
2.  Tobacco Road – 7:10 – John Loudermilk
3.  Feelin’ Alright – 5:00 – Dave Mason
4.  In Bed – 3:00 – Baird, Wes Henderson, Lynn Henderson
5.  Train To Nowhere – 3:20 – Chris Youlden, Kim Simmonds
Side Two:
1.  Get Ready – 21:30 – William Robinson
Shown as by The Rare Earth

 

Ecology

Rare Earth RS 514
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 11 Jul. 1970, peak – 15, stay – 49 weeks
Produced by Tom Baird, Norman Whitfield
Side One:
1.  Born To Wander – 3:20 – Baird
2.  Long Time Leavin’ – 4:47 – Baird
3.  (I Know) I’m Losing You – 10:53 – Cornelius Grant, Eddie Holland, Whitfield
Side Two:
1.  Satisfaction Guaranteed – 4:34 – Baird
2.  Nice Place To Visit – 3:57 – John Parrish
3.  No.1 Man – 4:52 – Baird
4.  Eleanor Rigby – 6:38 – John Lennon, Paul McCartney

 

One World

Rare Earth RS 520
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 17 Jul. 1971, peak – 28, stay – 25 weeks
Produced by Rare Earth, Tom Baird
Side One:
1.  What’d I Say – 7:15 – Ray Charles
2.  If I Die – 3:32 – Rivera
3.  The Seed – 3:34 – Rivera
4.  I Just Want To Celebrate – 3:35 – Zesses, Fekaris
Side Two:
1.  Someone To Love – 3:48 – Bridges
2.  Any Man Can Be A Fool – 3:36 – John Parrish
3.  The Road – 3:35 – Baird
4.  Under God’s Light – 4:52 – Monette, Olson, Guzman

 

Rare Earth In Concert

Rare Earth R 534D
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 1 Jan. 1972, peak – 29, stay – 21 weeks
Producer not listed
Side One:
1.  I Just Want To Celebrate – 4:50 – Zesses, Fekaris
2.  Hey, Big Brother – 7:24 – Fekaris, Zesses
3.  Born To Wander – 4:24 – Baird
Side Two:
1.  Get Ready – 23:38 – William Robinson
Side Three:
1.  What’d I Say – 6:31 – Ray Charles
2.  Thoughts – 10:53 – Bridges, Rivera, Guzman, Parrish, Olson, Monette
Side Four:
1.  (I Know) I’m Losing You – 14:09 – Cornelius Grant, Eddie Holland, Whitfield
2.  Nice To Be With You – 2:15 – Olson, Monette, Rivera

 

Willie Remembers

Rare Earth R 543L
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 25 Nov. 1972, peak – 90, stay – 20 weeks
Produced by Tom Baird, Rare Earth
Side One:
1.  Good Time Sally – 2:52 – Baird
2.  Every Now And Then We Get To Go On Down To Miami – 3:09 – Zesses, Fekaris
3.  Think Of The Children – 5:47 – Rivera, Monette, Olson
4.  Gotta Get Myself Back Home – 3:03 – Olson, Rivera, Monette, Bridges, Guzman
5.  Come With Your Lady – 5:50 – Olson, Rivera, Monette, Bridges, Guzman
Side Two:
1.  Would You Like To Come Along – 2:50 – Olson, Rivera, Monette, Bridges, Guzman
2.  We’re Gonna Have A Good Time – 3:21 – Olson, Rivera, Monette, Bridges, Guzman, Baird
3.  I Couldn’t Believe What Happened Last Night – 12:10 – Olson, Rivera, Monette, Bridges,  Guzman

 

Ma

Rare Earth R 546L
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 16 Jun. 1973, peak – 65, stay – 23 weeks
Produced by Norman Whitfield
Side One:
1.  Ma – 17:21 – Whitfield
Side Two:
1.  Big John Is My Name – 4:06 – Whitfield
2.  Smiling Faces Sometimes – 6:20 – Barrett Strong, Whitfield
3.  Hum Along And Dance – 5:15 – Barrett Strong, Whitfield
4.  Come With Me – 4:30 – Whitfield

 

Back To Earth

Rare Earth R6-548S1
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 12 Jul. 1975, peak – 59, stay – 11 weeks
Produced by Stewart Levine
Side One:
1.  It Makes You Happy (But It Ain’t Gonna Last Too Long) – 4:02 – Paul Warren, Gabriel Katona
2.  Wallking Schtick – 4:09 – Gabriel Katona
3.  Keeping Me Out Of The Storm – 5:19 – Paul Warren, Johnny Stevenson
4.  Delta Melody – 4:57 – Doug Duffey
Side Two:
1.  Happy Song – 4:50 – Doug Duffey
2.  Let Me Be Your Sunshine – 2:49 – Paul Warren, Gabriel Katona
3.  Boogie With Me Children – 4:01 – Jerry LaCroix
4.  City Life – 4:55 – Dennis Provisor

 

Midnight Lady

Rare Earth R6-550S1
Mar. 1976
Produced by Norman Whitfield
Side One:
1.  It’s A Natural – 3:57 – Jerry La Croix
2.  Finger Lickin’ Good – 3:30 – Whitfield
3.  He Who Picks A Rose – 4:57 – Whitfield, Eddie Holland, Earl Smiley
4.  Do It Right – 6:20 – Whitfield
Side Two:
1.  Ain’t No Sun Since You’ve Been Gone – 3:05 – Cornelius Grant, Sylvia Moy, Whitfield
2.  Midnight Lady – 4:30 – Whitfield
3.  Wine, Women And Song – 11:30 – Whitfield

 

Rarearth

Prodigal P6-10019S1
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 1 Oct. 1978, peak – 187, stay – 6 weeks
Produced by James Carmichael, Cal Harris
Side One:
1.  Love Has Lifted Me – 3:54 – Michael Sutton, Brenda Sutton
2.  Is Your Teacher Cool? – 5:14 – Anna Gaye, Elgie Stover, Terrance Harrison, Jerry Knight
3.  Foot Loose And Fancy Free – 4:14 – Anna Gaye, Elgie Stover, Terrance Harrison, Michael Torrance
4.  When I Write – 4:26 – Rivera, Baird
Side Two:
1.  Share My Love – 4:31 – Gloria Jones, Janie Bradford
2.  Tin Can People – 3:45 – Gloria Jones, Beverly Gardner
3.  I Really Love You – 5:07 – Allen Story, Anna Story, Berry Gordy
4.  Crazy Love – 3:38 – Rivera, Ron Fransen
5.  Ah Dunno – 2:05 – Rivera, Ron Fransen, Michael Urso

 

Band Together

Prodigal P7-10025R1
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 3 Jun. 1978, peak – 156, stay – 6 weeks
Produced by John Ryan
Side One:
1.  Warm Ride – 4:02 – Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb
2.  You – 3:32 – Ivy Hunter, Jack Goga, Jeffrey Bowen
3.  Love Is What You Get (If Love Is What You Give Me) – 2:52 – Don Dunn, Chuck Smith, Bob Siller,
4.  Love Do Me Right – 4:29 – Lenny Macaluso
5.  Dreamer – 4:11 – Jerry Zaremba
Side Two:
1.  Maybe The Magic – 3:05 – Olson, Curly Smith
2.  Love Music – 4:42 – Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter
3.  Rock ‘N’ Roll Man – 3:59 – Rivera, John Ryan, Olson, Monette
4.  Mota Molata – 4:29 – Rivera, John Ryan, Olson, Monette

 

Grand Slam

Prodigal P7-10027R1
Sep. 1978
Produced by John Ryan
Side One:
1.  My Eyes Only – 3:24 – Olson, Curly Smith
2.  Save Me, Save Me – 3:27 – Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten
3.  When A Man Loves A Woman – 4:02 – Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright
4.  I Heard It Through The Grapevine – 5:07 – Whitfield, Barrett Strong
Side Two:
1.  You Got My Love – 3:12 – Lenny Macaluso, Pat Summerson
2.  I Wish It Would Rain – 3:53 – Whitfield, Barrett Strong, Roger Penzabene
3.  I Can Feel My Love Risin’ (From Future Shock And Beyond) – 2:54 – Hial King, Stephanie Shayne
4.  Stop Her On Sight (S.O.S.) – 2:37 – Charles Hatcher, Al Hamilton, Richard Morris
5.  Mighty Good Love – 3:31 – Lenny Macaluso

 

A Brand New World

Rare Earth 7044
2008
Produced by Gil Bridges, John Greilick, Floyd Stokes
Tracklist:
1.  The Love You Save – 3:32 – composer not known
2.  Don’t Cross The River – 5:15 – composer not known
3.  Dancer – 5:06 – composer not known
4.  Give Me Shelter – 4:43 – composer not known
5.  Papa Was A Rolling Stone – 7:34 – Barrett Strong, Whitfield
6.  All I See – 4:45 – Randy Burghdoff
7.  Say Goodbye – 5:31 – composer not known
8.  Game Of Love – 4:50 – composer not known
9.  Prove It – 4:06 – composer not known
10.  Looking Out My Window – 5:32 – composer not known
11.  Day Dreamer – 4:51 – composer not known
12.  Nothing Really Changed – 5:36 – composer not known

 

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