Thursday, 30 April 2009

Rhino’s “Lil’ Bit Of Gold” 3” CD-Singles Series - A List Of All 60 Titles.

Issued in 1988 and 1989, "Lil' Bit of Gold" was a series of Sixty USA-ONLY 3” sized CD SINGLES (4 Tracks Each) in 3” card sleeves.

Each CD3 disc was gold in colour, each had 4 chart hits and usually featured 'Michael Ochs' Archive photo on the front artwork with track list and chart info on the rear. They were released in three batches of 20 and many are now highly collectible and rare. Here's a breakdown...

1st batch February 1988

1. THE BEACH BOYS (Rhino R3 73001)
2. JOHNNY CASH (Rhino R3 73002)
3. THE CHORDETTES (Rhino R3 73003)
4. CLASSICS IV (Rhino R3 73004)
5. EDDIE COCHRAN (Rhino R3 73005)
6. THE DIXIE CUPS (Rhino R3 73006)
7. FATS DOMINO (Rhino R3 73007)
8. THE EVERLY BROTHERS (Rhino R3 73008)
9. THE FLEETWOODS (Rhino R3 73009)
10. THE 4 SEASONS (Rhino R3 73010)
11. JAN & DEAN (Rhino R3 73011)
12. JERRY LEE LEWIS (Rhino R3 73012)
14. LITTLE RICHARD (Rhino R3 73014)
15. CARL PERKINS (Rhino R3 73015)
16. THE RASPBERRIES (Rhino R3 73016)
17. THE TURTLES (Rhino R3 73017)
18. RICHIE VALENS (Rhino R3 73018)
19. BOBBY VEE (Rhino R3 73019)
20. THE VENTURES (Rhino R3 73020)

2nd batch August 1988 (1 to 11) and September 1988 (12 to 20)

1. RAY CHARLES (Rhino R3 73021)
2. THE EVERLY BROTHERS, Volume 2 (Rhino R3 73022)
3. JERRY LEE LEWIS Volume 2 (Rhino R3 73023)
4. LITTLE RICHARD Volume 2 (Rhino R3 73024)
5. TODD RUNDGREN (Rhino R3 73025)
6. NANCY SINATRA (Rhino R3 73026)
7. THE TURTLES Volume 2 (Rhino R3 73027)
8. FRANKIE VALLI (Rhino R3 73028)
9. THE 4 SEASONS Volume 2 (Rhino R3 73029)
10. THE VOGUES (Rhino R3 73030)
11. THE BEACH BOYS Volume 2 (Rhino R3 73031)
12. JACKIE DeSHANNON (Rhino R3 73032)
13. THE FOUR PREPS (Rhino R3 73033)
14. JAY & THE AMERICANS (Rhino R3 73034)
15. THE KINGSTON TRIO (Rhino R3 73035)
16. THE LETTERMEN (Rhino R3 73036)
17. GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS (Rhino R3 73037)
18. RICKY NELSON (Rhino R3 73038)
19. LES PAUL and MARY FORD (Rhino R3 73039)
20. GENE VINCENT & HIS BLUE CAPS (Rhino R3 73040)

3rd batch November 1988 (1 to 10) and early 1989 (11 to 20)

1. RAY CHARLES Volume 2 (Rhino R3 73041)
2. THE COOKIES (Rhino R3 73042)
4. BOBBY FREEMAN (Rhino R3 73044)
6. TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS Volume 2 (Rhino R3 73046)
7. GENE PITNEY (Rhino R3 73047)
8. GENE PITNEY Volume 2 (Rhino R3 73048)
9. JIMMIE RODGERS (Rhino R3 73049)
11. THE BEAU BRUMMELS (Rhino R3 73051)
12. JERRY BUTLER [of The Impressions] (Rhino R3 73052)
13. THE EASYBEATS (Rhino R3 73053)
14. BETTY EVERETT [feat Jerry Butler on Track 4] (Rhino R3 73054)
15. THE BOBBY FULLER FOUR (Rhino R3 73055)
16. THE JIVE FIVE (Rhino R3 73056)
17. THE SHIRELLES (Rhino R3 73057)
18. THE SHIRELLES Volume 2 (Rhino R3 73058)
19. JOE TEX (Rhino R3 73059)
20. BRENTON WOOD (Rhino R3 73060)

- TRACK LISTS for all 60 in Release Date Order -

R3 73001 - Lil' Bit of Gold – The Beach Boys
Tracks: California Girls/Help Me Rhonda/Wouldn't It Be Nice/Good Vibrations

R3 73002 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Johnny Cash
Tracks: I Walk The Line/Folsom Prison Blues/Guess Things Happen That Way/Ballad Of A Teenage Queen

R3 73003 - Lil' Bit of Gold – The Chordettes
Tracks: Lollipop/Mr. Sandman/Born To Be With You/Eddie My Love

R3 73004 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Classics IV (Featuring Dennis Yost)
Tracks: Spooky/Traces/Everyday With You Girl/Stormy

R3 73005 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Eddie Cochran
Tracks: Summertime Blues/Somethin' Else/C’mon Everybody/Nervous Breakdown

R3 73006 - Lil' Bit of Gold – The Dixie Cups
Tracks: Chapel Of Love/Iko Iko/People Say/Little Bell

R3 73007 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Fats Domino
Tracks: Blueberry Hill/I'm Walkin'/Ain't That A Shame/Walking To New Orleans

R3 73008 - Lil' Bit of Gold – The Everly Brothers
Tracks: Wake Up Little Susie/Bird Dog/Let It Be Me/All I Have To Do Is Dream

R3 73009 - Lil' Bit of Gold – The Fleetwoods
Tracks: Mr. Blue/Come Softly To Me/Tragedy/Runaround

R3 73010 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Four Seasons (featuring Frankie Valli)
Tracks: Sherry/Working My Way Back To You/Rag Doll/Let's Hang On

R3 73011 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Jan & Dean
Tracks: Surf City/Ride The Wild Surf/The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)/Dead Man's Curve

R3 73012 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Jerry Lee Lewis
Tracks: Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On/High School Confidential/End Of The Road/What'd I Say

R3 73013 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Little Anthony & The Imperials
Tracks: Goin' Out Of My Head/I'm On The Outside (Looking In)/Hurt So Bad/Take Me Back

R3 73014 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Little Richard
Tracks: Tutti-Frutti/Good Golly Miss Molly/Slippin' And Slidin' (Peepin' And Hidin')/The Girl Can't Help It

R3 73015 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Carl Perkins
Tracks: Blue Suede Shoes/Honey Don't/Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby/Matchbox

R3 73016 - Lil' Bit of Gold – The Raspberries
Tracks: Go All The Way/I Wanna Be With You/Let's Pretend/Tonight

R3 73017 - Lil' Bit of Gold – The Turtles
Tracks: Happy Together/You Baby/She'd Rather Be With Me/It Ain't Me Babe

R3 73018 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Ritchie Valens
Tracks: La Bamba/Come On Let's Go/Donna/That's My Little Suzie

R3 73019 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Bobby Vee
Tracks: Take Good Care Of My Baby/Run To Him/The Night Has A Thousand Eyes/Come Back When You Grow Up

R3 73020 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Ventures [1988] Walk-Don't Run/Hawaii Five- O/Perfidia/Wipe Out

R3 73021 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Ray Charles
Tracks: Unchain My Heart/Hit The Road Jack/One Mint Julep/Busted

R3 73022 - Lil' Bit of Gold, Volume 2 – The Everly Brothers
Tracks: Bye Bye Love/('Til) I Kissed You/Devoted To You/Problems

R3 73023 - Lil' Bit of Gold, Volume 2 - Jerry Lee Lewis
Tracks: Great Balls Of Fire/Breathless/You Win Again/Big Blon' Baby

R3 73024 - Lil' Bit of Gold, Volume 2 - Little Richard
Tracks: Long Tall Sally/Lucille/Rip It Up/Keep A Knockin'

R3 73025 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Todd Rundgren [8/88] I Saw The Light/We Gotta Get You A Woman/Hello It's Me/Can We Still Be Friends

R3 73026 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Nancy Sinatra
Tracks: These Boots Are Made For Walkin'/How Does That Grab You Darlin'/Sugar Town/Somethin' Stupid [with Frank Sinatra]

R3 73027 - Lil' Bit of Gold, Volume 2 – The Turtles
Tracks: Let Me Be/You Showed Me/She's My Girl/Elenore

R3 73028 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Frankie Valli
Tracks: Can't Take My Eyes Off You/My Eyes Adored You/Swearin' To God/Our Day Will Come

R3 73029 - Lil' Bit of Gold, Volume 2 – The Four Seasons (featuring Frankie Valli)
Tracks: Big Girls Don't Cry/Candy Girl/Ronnie/Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me)

R3 73030 - Lil' Bit of Gold – The Vogues
Tracks: You're The One/Five O'Clock World/Magic Town/The Land Of Milk And Honey

R3 73031 - Lil' Bit of Gold, Volume 2 – The Beach Boys
Tracks: Surfin' USA/Fun Fun Fun/Be True To Your School/I Get Around

R3 73032 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Jackie DeShannon [9/88] Put A Little Love In Your Heart/What The World Needs Now Is Love/You Won't Forget Me/When You Walk In The Room

R3 73033 - Lil' Bit of Gold – The Four Preps
Tracks: 26 Miles (Santa Catalina)/Down By The Station/Big Man/More Money For You And Me

R3 73034 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Jay & The Americans
Tracks: Come A Little Bit Closer/She Cried/Only In America/Let's Lock The Door (And Throw Away The Key)

R3 73035 - Lil' Bit of Gold – The Kingston Trio
Tracks: Tom Dooley/M.T.A./Greenback Dollar/Where Have All The Flowers Gone

R3 73036 - Lil' Bit of Gold – The Lettermen
Tracks: When I Fall In Love/Going Out Of My Head-Can't Take My Eyes Off You/The Way You Look Tonight/Hurt So Bad

R3 73037 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Gary Lewis & The Playboys
Tracks: This Diamond Ring/She's Just My Style/Everybody Loves A Clown/Sure Gonna Miss Her

R3 73038 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Ricky Nelson
Tracks: Poor Little Fool/Hello Mary Lou/It's Late/Travelin' Man

R3 73039 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Les Paul & Mary Ford
Tracks: How High The Moon/The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise/Mockin' Bird Hill/Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You)

R3 73040 - Lil' Bit of Gold - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
Tracks: Be Bop A Lula/Lotta Lovin'/Woman Love/Race With The Devil

R3 73041 - Lil' Bit Of Gold, Volume 2 - Ray Charles
Tracks: Georgia On My Mind/Crying Time/I Can't Stop Loving You/You Are My Sunshine

R3 73042 - Lil' Bit Of Gold – The Cookies
Tracks: Chains/Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)/Will Power/Girls Grow Up Faster Than Boys

R3 73043 - Lil' Bit Of Gold - Joey Dee & The Starlighters
Tracks: Peppermint Twist, Part 1/Shout, Part 1/Hey Let's Twist/Hot Pastrami With Mashed Potatoes, Part 1

R3 73044 - Lil' Bit Of Gold - Bobby Freeman
Tracks: Do You Want To Dance/Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes/S-W-I-M/C’mon And Swim

R3 73045 - Lil' Bit Of Gold - Tommy James & The Shondells
Tracks: Hanky Panky/I Think We're Alone Now/Mirage/Mony Mony

R3 73046 - Lil' Bit Of Gold, Volume 2 - Tommy James & The Shondells
Tracks: Crimson And Clover/Sweet Cherry Wine/Crystal Blue Persuasion/Draggin' The Line

R3 73047 - Lil' Bit Of Gold - Gene Pitney
Tracks: (I Wanna) Love My Life Away/(The man Who Shot) Liberty Valance/Every Breath I Take/Town Without Pity

R3 73048 - Lil' Bit Of Gold, Volume 2 - Gene Pitney
Tracks: It Hurts To Be In Love/Only Love Can Break A Heart/I'm Gonna Be Strong/Half Heaven-Half Heartache

R3 73049 - Lil' Bit Of Gold - Jimmie Rodgers
Tracks: Honeycomb/Kisses Sweeter Than Wine/Oh-Oh, I'm Fallin' In Love Again/Secretly

R3 73050 - Lil' Bit Of Gold - Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
Tracks: Jenny Take A Ride!/Devil With The Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly/Sock It To Me-Baby!/Too Many Fish In The Sea & Three Little Fishes

R3 73051 - Lil' Bit Of Gold – The Beau Brummels
Tracks: Laugh Laugh/Just A Little/Don't Talk To Strangers/You Tell Me Why

R3 73052 - Lil' Bit Of Gold - Jerry Butler
Tracks: He Will Break Your Heart/Make It Easy On Yourself/Moon River/For Your Precious Love [with Impressions]

R3 73053 - Lil' Bit Of Gold – The Easybeats
Tracks: Friday On My Mind/Gonna Have A Good Time/Pretty Girl/Falling Off The Edge Of The World

R3 73054 - Lil' Bit Of Gold - Betty Everett
Tracks: The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)/You're No Good/Getting Mighty Crowded/Let It Be Me [with Jerry Butler]

R3 73055 - Lil' Bit Of Gold – The Bobby Fuller Four
Tracks: I Fought The Law/Let Her Dance/Love's Made A Fool Of You/The Magic Touch

R3 73056 - Lil' Bit Of Gold – The Jive Five
Tracks: My True Story/What Time Is It?/Never Never/I'm A Happy Man

R3 73057 - Lil' Bit Of Gold – The Shirelles
Tracks: Will You Love Me Tomorrow/Mama Said/Tonight's The Night/Dedicated To The One I Love

R3 73058 - Lil' Bit Of Gold, Volume 2 – The Shirelles
Tracks: Baby It's You/Soldier Boy/Foolish Little Girl/Everybody Loves A Lover

R3 73059 - Lil' Bit Of Gold - Joe Tex
Tracks: Show Me/Skinny Legs And All/Hold What You've Got/I Gotcha

R3 73060 - Lil' Bit Of Gold - Brenton Wood
Tracks: The Oogum Boogum Song/Gimme Little Sign/Baby You Got It/Me And You

- "Lil' Bit Of Gold" BOX SETS -

R3 72002 - Lil' Bit Of Gold Storage Box: The Fifties - Various Artists
1988 Box Set Containing 5 x “Lil’ Bit Of Gold” 3” CD –Singles
Contents: Fats Domino (R3 73007), The Everly Brothers (R3 73008), Little Richard (R3 73014), Ritchie Valens (R3 73018) and Rick Nelson (R3 73038)

R3 72003 - Lil' Bit Of Gold Storage Box: The Sixties - Various Artists
1988 Box Set Containing 5 x “Lil’ Bit Of Gold” 3” CD –Singles
Contents: The Beach Boys (R3 73001), Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (R3 73010), Jan & Dean (R3 73011), The Turtles (R3 73017) and Jay & The Americans (R3 73034)