Various ‎– The Golden Age Of Rhythm & Blues

Chess ‎– 2CH 50030
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Promo, Stereo

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A1 The Blue Jays (5) White Cliffs Of Dover
Written By – Burton, KentWritten-By – Burton*, Kent*
A2 The Coronets (8) Nadine
Written-By – A. Freed*
A3 The El Rays* Darling I Know
Written-By – The El-Rays
A4 The Moonglows Sincerely
Written-By – Freed*, Fuqua*
A5 The Moonlighters (4) Shoo Doo Be Doo
Written-By – Fuqua*
A6 The Moonglows Most Of All
Written By – Fuqua, FreedWritten-By – Freed*, Fuqual*
B1 The Orchids (8) Newly Wed
Written-By – B. Wright*
B2 The Moonglows In My Diary
Written By – Graham, SilvermanWritten-By – Silverman*, Graham*
B3 The Flamingos I'll Be Home
Written By – Washington, LewisWritten-By – Washington*, Lewis*
B4 The Five Notes Show Me The Way
Written By – Bragg, GrahamWritten-By – Bragg*, Graham*
B5 The Flamingos A Kiss From Your Lips
Written By – Davis, FrattoWritten-By – Davis*, Fratto*
B6 The Ravens (2) Give Me (A Simple Prayer)
Written-By – J. Kohen*
C1 The Flamingos The Vow
Written By – Motola, Carey, WebbWritten-By – Motola*, Webb*, Carey*
C2 The Flamingos Would I Be Crying
Written-By – G. Moore*
C3 The Quintones* Ding Dong
Written By – J. SteinWritten-By [Uncredited] – Paul Landersman
C4 The Tornadoes (4) 4 O'Clock In The Morning
Written-By – A. Tucker*
C5 The Sentimentals* I Want To Love You
Written-By – Ford*
C6 Lee Andrews & The Hearts Teardrops
Written By – Charles, Stanley, Calhoun, GoldnerWritten-By – Charles*, Goldner*, Stanley*, Calhoun*
D1 The Monotones Soft Shadows
Written By – Patrick, Davis, Mariono, CheathamWritten-By – Patrick*, Davis*Written-By [Uncredited] – George Malone
D2 The Students I'm So Young
Written-By – P. Tyus*
D3 The Pastels (2) So Far Away
Written By – D. Ervin, Jr., J. Willingham, Jr.Written-By – D. Ervin, Jr.*, J. Willingham, Jr.*
D4 The Re-Vels False Alarm
Written By – Salvador, ColclughWritten-By – Colclugh*, Salvador*
D5 The Sonics (2) This Broken Heart
Written-By – W. Franklin*
D6 The Miracles Bad Girl
Written By – W. Robinson, B. Gordy, Jr.Written-By – B. Gordy, Jr.*, W. Robinson*

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Gatefold cover with two records. The cover is highly decorated with birds, horns, flowers, musical notes, and most notably pink flamingos. If not for a sticker (FOR DEMONSTRATION USE ONLY NOT FOR SALE) on the back of the gatefold, it would be hard to distinquish the front from the back.

Record #1 label has a white background and gray foreground with black lettering. Record #2 is the standard blue Chess label for that era with CHESS in red, white, and blue lettering. All other lettering is black. At the bottom of each label it reads, All Selections BMI Unless Otherwise Specified. Album Complied By Joe Kennedy For Archive Productions ℗ 1972 GRT Corporation. PROMOTION COPY NOT FOR SALE is printed on record #1 and stamped on record #2.

Track B1: The Orchids were an early R&B male group out of Chicago.

Track A1: Shapiro Bernstein / Walter Kent (ASCAP)
Track B1: Heavy Muni Inc.
Track B6: Sunflower Music (ASCAP)
Track C2: Snapper Music
Track C3: Arc Music Corp. / Myra Music
Tracks D1 & D3: Arc Music Corp. / Keel Music
Track D2: Vance Music
Track D6: Jobete Music Co.
All other Tracks: Arc Music Corp.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched): TM 5570 2CH 50030-A R-1 dP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched): TM 5570 2CH 50030-B R-1 dP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, Etched): TM 5570 2CH 50030-C R-1 dP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, Etched): TM 5570 2CH 50030-D R-1 dP

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2CH-50030, 2CH 50030 Various The Golden Age Of Rhythm & Blues(2xLP, Comp, Pit) Chess, Chess 2CH-50030, 2CH 50030 US 1972 Sell This Version
CH2-9208 Various The Golden Age Of Rhythm & Blues(2xLP, Comp, RE) Chess CH2-9208 US 1984 Sell This Version
2CH 50030 Various The Golden Age Of Rhythm & Blues(2xLP, Comp) Chess 2CH 50030 US Unknown Sell This Version
SJET-9530~1 (M), 2CH 50030 Various The Golden Age Of Rhythm & Blues(2xLP, Comp, Mono, Promo) Chess, Chess SJET-9530~1 (M), 2CH 50030 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
CH2-92502 Various The Golden Age Of Rhythm & Blues(2xLP, Comp, RE) Chess CH2-92502 US 1984 Sell This Version