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rare earth singles 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 singles discography.

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Rare Earth Singles 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

 

Verve VK 10622
Oct. 1968
Produced by Mike Theodore, Dennis Coffey
A.  Stop – Where Did Our Love Go – 3:05 – Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland
B.  Mothers Oats – 2:40 – Gary Harvey, Mike Theodore, Dennis Coffey

 

Rare Earth R 5010
Nov. 1969
Producer not listed
A.  Generation (Light Up The Sky) – 2:47 – Zesses, Fekaris, Beatrice Verdi
B.  Magic Key – 3:25 – Kenny Folcik, Bridges
Shown as by The Rare Earth

 

Rare Earth R-5012
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 14 Mar. 1970, peak – 4, stay – 20 weeks
Producer not listed
A.  Get Ready – 2:46 – William Robinson
B.  Magic Key – 3:28 – Kenny Folcik, Bridges

 

Rare Earth R 5017
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 1 Aug. 1970, peak – 7, stay – 14 weeks
Produced by Norman Whitfield (A-side), Tom Baird (B-side)
A.  (I Know) I’m Losing You – 3:38 – Cornelius Grant, Brian Holland, Whitfield
B.  When Joanie Smiles – 2:53 – Baird

 

Rare Earth R 5021
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 12 Dec. 1970, peak – 17, stay – 11 weeks
Produced by Tom Baird
A.  Born To Wander – 2:54 – Baird
B.  Here Comes The Night – 3:24 – Baird

 

Rare Earth R 5031F
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 17 Jul. 1971, peak – 7, stay – 13 weeks
Produced by Rare Earth, Tom Baird
A.  I Just Want To Celebrate – 2:52 – Zesses, Fekaris
B.  The Seed – 3:28 – Rivera

 

Rare Earth R 5038F
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 27 Nov. 1971, peak – 19, stay – 10 weeks
Produced by Rare Earth
A.  Hey Big Brother – 2:59 – Fekaris, Zesses
B.  Under God’s Light – 3:16 – Monette, Olson, Guzman

 

Rare Earth R 5043F
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 8 Apr. 1972, peak – 61, stay – 5 weeks
Produced by Rare Earth
A.  What’d I Say – 3:10 – Ray Charles
B.  Nice To Be With You – 2:23 – Olson, Monette, Rivera

 

Rare Earth R 5048F
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 4 Nov. 1972, peak – 67, stay – 8 weeks
Produced by Tom Baird, Rare Earth (A-side), Rare Earth (B-side)
A.  Good Time Sally – 2:65 – Baird
B.  Love Shines Down – 3:38 – Rivera, Monette

 

Rare Earth R 5052F
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 27 Jan. 1973, peak – 93, stay – 3 weeks
Produced by Tom Baird, Rare Earth
A.  We’re Gonna Have A Good Time – 3:21 – Olson, Monette, Rivera, Bridges, Guzman, Baird
B.  Would You Like To Come Along – 2:50 – Olson, Rivera, Monette, Bridges, Guzman

 

Rare Earth R 5053F
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 14 Apr. 1973, peak – 108, stay – 3 weeks
Produced by Norman Whitfield
A.  Ma (vocal) – 5:24 – Whitfield
B.  Ma (Instrumental) – 5:00 – Whitfield

 

Rare Earth R 5054F
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 29 Sep. 1973, peak – 110, stay – 8 weeks
Produced by Norman Whitfield
A.  Hum Along And Dance – 3:59 – Whitfield, Barrett Strong
B.  Come With Me – 4:46 – Whitfield

 

Rare Earth R 5056F
Oct. 1973
Produced by Norman Whitfield
A.  Big John Is My Name – 3:20 – Whitfield
B.  Ma – 5:24 – Whitfield

 

Rare Earth R 5057F
May 1974
Produced by Frank Wilson (A-side), Rare Earth (B-side)
A.  Chained – 2:50 – Frank Wilson
B.  Fresh From The Can – 5:20 – Bridges, Rivera, Guzman, J. Persh, Olson, Monette
Note:  some release show the B-side title as Thoughts, although they are the same song

 

Rare Earth R 5059F
Aug. 1975
Produced by Stewart Levine
A.  Keepin’ Me Out Of The Storm – 3:45 – J. Stevenson, Paul Warren
B.  Let Me Be Your Sunshine – 2:52 – Gabriel Katona, Paul Warren

 

Rare Earth R 5058F
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 8 Nov. 1975, peak – 106, stay – 3 weeks
Produced by Stewart Levine
A.  It Makes You Happy (But It Ain’t Gonna Last Too Long) – 3:10 – Paul Warren, Gabriel Katona
B.  Boogie With Me Children – 3:15 – Jerry LaCroix

 

Rare Earth R 5060F
May 1976
Produced by Norman Whitfield (A-side), Stewart Levine (B-side)
A.  Midnight Lady – 3:30 – Whitfield
B.  Wallking Schtick – 4:09 – Gabriel Katona
Note:  the B-side title is spelled as on the label

 

Prodigal P 0637F
Sep. 1977
Produced by James Carmichael, Cal Harris
A.  Is Your Teacher Cool? – 3:46 – Anna Gaye, Elgie Stover, Terrance Harrison, Bubba Knight
B.  Crazy Love – 3:38 – Rivera, Ron Fransen

 

Prodigal P 0640F
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 29 Apr. 1978, peak – 39, stay – 11 weeks
Produced by John Ryan (A-side), Tom Baird, Rare Earth (B-side)
A.  Warm Ride – 2:59 – Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb
B.  Would You Like To Come Along – 2:50 – Olson, Rivera, Monette, Bridges, Guzman

 

Prodigal P 0643F
Nov. 1978
Produced by John Ryan
A.  I Can Feel My Love Rising – 2:54 – H. King, S. Shayne
B.  S. O. S. (Stop Her On Sight) – 2:37 – Charles Hatcher, Al Hamilton, Richard Morris

 

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