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Rare Earth started up in July of 1969 with a Pretty Things release followed by releases from The Virgil Brothers, Wes Henderson, and The Easybeats.  The label’s namesake – Rare Earth released their first single in November of 1969 which failed to chart.  “Get Ready” finally broke the ice for the label in February, 1970 going all the way to number 4.  From there on it was a curious mix of signings of non-black groups and artists.  Only two acts made a dent on the charts – Rare Earth who had a respectable showing and producer R. Dean Taylor with a few of his own.

Before the Rare Earth project, Taylor penned some notable hits for Motown acts including The Four Tops (“I’ll Turn To Stone” and “I’m In A Different World”), The Temptations (“You’re All I Need”), and The Supremes (“I’m Livin’ In Shame” and a number 1 record “Love Child”).  The label wrapped it up in 1976.

Wes Henderson – August, 1969

RARE E - 5007 - 8-69 A RARE E - 5007 - 8-69 B

The Virgil Brothers – August, 1969

RARE E 5006 - 8-69 A RARE E 5006 - 8-69 B

The Easybeats – November, 1969

RARE E 5009 - 11-69 - 100 A RARE E 5009 - 11-69 - B

Rare Earth – November, 1969

RARE E 5010 - 11-69 - A RARE E 5010 - 11-69 - B

The Rustix – November, 1969

RARE E 5011 - 11-69 A RARE E 5011 - 11-69 B

Rare Earth – March, 1970 – #4 (#20 R&B)

RARE E 5012 - 3-70 #4 RARE E 5012 - B

R. Dean Taylor – September, 1970 – #5

RARE E 5013 - 9-70 #5 RARE E 5013 - 9-70 #5 b

RARE E 5013 - 9-70 R A RARE E 5013 - 9-70 R B

The Rustix – April, 1970

RARE E 5014 - 4-70 A RARE E 5014 - 4-70 B

Michael Denton – May, 1970

RARE E 5015 - 5-70 - A RARE E 5015 - 5-70 - B

Rare Earth – August, 1970 – #7 (#20 R&B)

RARE E 5017 - 8-70 #7 RARE E 5017 - 8-70 B

Danny Hernandez & The Ones – September, 1970

RARE E 5018 - 9-70 - A RARE E 5018 - 9-70 - B

Toe Fat – October, 1970

RARE E 5019 - PS A RARE E 5019 - PS B

RARE E 5019 - 10-70 A RARE E 5019 - 10-70 B

Alan Nichols – November, 1970

RARE E 5020 - 11-70 A RARE E 5020 - 11-70 B

Rare Earth – December, 1970 – #17 (#48 R&B)

RARE E 5021 - 12-70 - #17 RARE E 5021 - 12-70 - B

Brass Monkey – January, 1971

RARE E 5022 - 1-71 - A RARE E 5022 - 1-71 - B

R. Dean Taylor – February, 1971 – #66

RARE E 5023 PS F

RARE E 5023 - 2-71 - #66 RARE E 5023 - 2-71 - B

Ken Christie & The Sunday People – February, 1971

RARE E - 5024 2-71 A RARE E - 5024 2-71 B

Kiki Dee – March, 1971 – #87

RARE E - 5025 - 3-71 - 87 RARE E - 5025 - 3-71 - B

R. Dean Taylor – April, 1971 – #66

RARE E - 5026 - 4-71 - #66 RARE E - 5026 - 4-71 - B

Stoney & Meatloaf – May, 1971 #71 (#36 R&B)

RARE E - 5027 - 5-71 - #71 36 RB RARE E - 5027 - 5-71 - B

The Impact of Brass – May, 1971

RARE E - 5028 - 4-71 A RARE E - 5028 - 4-71 B

R. Dean Taylor – June, 1971

RARE E - 5030 - 6-71 A RARE E - 5030 - 6-71 B

Rare Earth – July, 1971 – #7 (#30 R&B)

RARE E - 5031 PS F 7-71 RARE E - 5031 PS B 7-71

RARE E - 5031 7-71 - #7 - RB 30 RARE E - 5031 7-71 - B

The Messengers – July, 1971

RARE E - 5032 7-71 A RARE E - 5032 7-71 B

Stoney & Meatloaf – July, 1971

RARE E - 5033 - 7-71 A RARE E - 5033 - 7-71 B

My Friends – August, 1971

RARE E - 5036 - 8-71 A RARE E - 5036 - 8-71 B

The Rustix – November, 1971

RARE E - 5037 - 11-71 A RARE E - 5037 - 11-71 B

Rare Earth – November, 1971 – #19 (#40 R&B)

RARE E - 5038 - 11-71 #19 #40 RB RARE E - 5038 - 11-71 B

Dave Prince – November, 1971

RARE E - 5039 - 11-71 A RARE E - 5039 - B

Blue Scepter – January, 1972 “Out in the Night” b/w “Gypsy Eyes” (no images)

R. Dean Taylor – April, 1972 – #83

RARE E - 5041 - 4-72 - #83 RARE E - 5041 - 4-72 - B

Vincent DeMarco – April, 1972

RARE E - 5042 DJ 4-72 A

Rare Earth – April, 1972 – #61

RARE E - 5043 - 4-72 #61 RARE E - 5043 - 4-72 B

Xit – April, 1972

RARE E - 5044 - 4-72 A RARE E - 5044 - B

Howl The Good – April, 1972

RARE E - 5045 - 4-72 A RARE E - 5045 - 4-72 B

Chris Holland & T-Bone – May, 1972

RARE E - 5046 - 5-72 A RARE E - 5046 - 5-72 B

Crystal Mansion – July, 1972

RARE E - 5047 - 7-72 - A RARE E - 5047 - 7-72 - B

Rare Earth, November, 1972 – #67

RARE E - 5048 - 11-72 - #67 RARE E - 5048 - 11-72 - B

The John Wagner Coalition – January, 1973

RARE E - 5051 - 1-73 DJ

Rare Earth – January, 1973 – #93

RARE E - 5052 - 1-73 - #93 RARE E - 5052 - 1-73 - B

Rare Earth – March, 1973

Rare Earth –  March, 1973

RARE E - 5053 - 3-73 RARE E - 5053 - 3-73 B

Rare Earth – October, 1973 – R&B #95

RARE E - 5054 - 10-73 - RB #95 RARE E - 5054 - 10-73 - B

Xit – September, 1973

RARE E - 5055 - 9-73 DJ A

Rare Earth – October, 1973

RARE E - 5056 - 10-73 A RARE E - 5056 - 10-73 B

Rare Earth – May, 1974

RARE E - 5057 - 5-74 - A RARE E - 5057 - 5-74 - B

Rare Earth – October, 1975

RARE E - 5058 - 10-75 A RARE E - 5058 - 10-75 B

Rare Earth – August, 1975

RARE E - 5059 - 8-75 A RARE E - 5059 - 8-75 B

Rare Earth – May, 1976

RARE E - 5060 5-76 A RARE E - 5060 5-76 B

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