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Something Got A Hold On Me: The Ru-Jac Records Story Volume One: 1963–1964

Various - Something Got A Hold On Me: The Ru-Jac Records Story Volume One: 1963–1964

First-ever audio history chronicling the Ru-Jac label with rare singles and previously unissued ’60s Soul/R&B. The Baltimore label was founded in 1963 by local promoter Rufus Mitchell and investor partner Jack Bennett (their names forming the Ru-Jac name). The label primarily released regional Soul/R&B singles from 1963 until the mid 1970s, when Mitchell stepped away to focus on another business venture. Something Got A Hold On Me: The Ru-Jac Records Story Volume One: 1963–1964 contains 28 tracks, 10 of them previously unissued. The other 18 tracks chart the history of the first 45s issued by the label.

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FEATURED TRACK

"One Of These Mornings (Take 3) – Winfield Parker*"

TRACK LISTING

  1. 1. Fatback (Take 1) – Lamont Esquires*
  2. 2. Please Don’t Go – Jessie Crawford With Kay Keys Band
  3. 3. I Love You So – Jessie Crawford With Kay Keys Band
  4. 4. A Woman Like You – Little Sonny Daye With The Shyndells Band
  5. 5. I’m Through With You – Little Sonny Daye With The Shyndells Band
  6. 6. Every Day I Have The Blues (Take 2) – Jeanne Dee*
  7. 7. Saving All My Loving – (Mr. T) Tiny Tim
  8. 8. It’s Everything To Me – (Mr. T) Tiny Tim
  9. 9. I Want To Be Sure – Celestine*
  10. 10. You Won – Celestine*
  11. 11. Cross Track (Take 2) – Flattop Bobby & The Soul Twisters (Bobby Kinchen)*
  12. 12. When I’m Alone – Winfield Parker
  13. 13. Can’t You See – Brenda Jones
  14. 14. Let’s Go Back To School – Brenda Jones
  15. 15. That’s All You Have To Do – Brenda Jones
  16. 16. One Of These Mornings (Take 3) – Winfield Parker*
  17. 17. Put A Light In The Window – Charles Johnson
  18. 18. My Father Watches Over Me – Fruitland Harmonizers
  19. 19. Take Care Of Me – Fruitland Harmonizers
  20. 20. Something Got A Hold On Me – Unknown Artist*
  21. 21. All Over Again – The Teardrops Band Featuring Marie Allen
  22. 22. Crying Won’t Help You – The Teardrops Band Featuring Marie Allen
  23. 23. Trash Can – Unknown Artist*
  24. 24. Don’t Bit Mo – Rockin’ Robin*
  25. 25. Foolish To Try – James Hill
  26. 26. Meadow Of Love – The Jolly Jax
  27. 27. The Money Cha Cha – The Jolly Jax
  28. 28. Joe (Take 5) – The Jolly Jax*
  29. * Previously Unissued