Chess Gold – The Miracles: Bad Girl/I love your baby, 1959

Faced with a hit but without national distribution, the fledgling Motown label licensed “Bad Girl” by The Miracles to Chess for wider distribution and marketing. The line up on “Bad girl” is Ronnie White, Pete Moore, Smokey Robinson, Robert and Claudette Rogers and Marvin Tarplin.

Chess 1734 – The Miracles – Bad Girl/I Love Your Baby

The Moonglows – Ten commandments of love/Mean old blues

“Ten commandments of love” is one of the most famous Moonglows recordings, and was first released in the UK on London HLM 8730 in October, 1958. US Pop 22, US R&B 9.

The Monotones – Book of love/You never loved me

The Monotones’ “Book of love” is a well remembered vocal group recording in the doo-wop genre, and was first issued in the UK on London HLM 8625 in May 1958. Issued on the Argo label in the US, the London issue label says that it was released on Aristocrat. Whatever, it remains a classic. US Pop 5, US R&B 3.

The Moonglows – I knew from the start/Over and over again

The UK Chess singles – One by One

“I knew from the start” and “Over and over again” by The Moonglows was first released in the UK on London HL-N 8374 in February 1957. Did not chart.

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