R.P.M. Records, Inc. Washington-DC

RPM 3001 Rick Webb – A Fork In The Road / Lovin’ You Ain’t Gonna Be Easy (12”)

Rafter Records Washington-DC

TFP/ATL 1000A Tom Freeman – The Ballad Of The Washington DC Ramblin’ Raft Race
TFP/ATL 1000B The Beta Bizarre Boogie Band – Chattahoochee Chugalug

Reel To Real Washington-DC

21544 Tongi – The Magic’s Just Beginning (EP) (1986)

Renjay Soul Inc. Maryland-other

3015 The Exzemptions - Expressway To Your Heart / Midnight Hour (1968)

RMA Washington-DC

681 Chris Royal – Whip It / Tired Of Love (1981)

Roc-ker Records Baltimore

100 Frankie & the Spindles – (My Girl Is Made Of) Candy / My Letter To You
101 Frankie & the Spindles – Handwriting On The Wall / Count To Ten
575 Frankie & the Spindles – There Is A Beauty / Tomorrow
3314 Frankie & The Spindles – Don’t Let It Happen / For Your Love
3407 Keith Harrison – Whispers In The Wind / How Does A Lover (Find His True Love?) (1972)

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Rock Records Washington-DC

1001 Billy Soultree – I’m The Man / Same Old Familiar Places

Ronina Silver Spring

10057 Jay Baldwin – So Glad I met You / Son of Mine
84552 Jay Baldwin & The Wright Sisters – What Kind Of Spell / So Glad I Met You

Ronnie Records Washington-DC

Record Label w/DC & PA ties
101 Curtis Davis & Arketts – Tell Me / Don’t Count On Me
NONE Argie & The Arketts – You’re The Guy (That Put Tears In My Eyes) / Hey Baby

Rough + Nac Maryland-other

610071X Rough Band – Don’t Mess With Cupid (Street Version), Don’t Mess With Cupid (Long Version) / Don’t Mess With Cupid (Party Mix) (12”)

Rouser Records Washington-DC

1017 The Butlers with Frankie Beverly – Because Of My Heart / I Want To Feel I’m Wanted
2954 The El Corols – You Gotta Be An Angel / Chick Chick
3542 The Past – Present and The Future (Formally The Mandells) – If I Could Live For Eternity / When I Was A Kid

Ru-Jac Baltimore

Most of the following artists recorded soul music, though some are jazz musicians, hybrids of the two, or rock. All are listed below, as both bands and writers frequently worked with the groups that were not soul. Label was mostly active from 1963-1972, with 1 later release, (see below), that was not within the normal work flow.

001 RJ01-RJ02 Jessie Crawford with Kay Keys Band – Please Don’t Go / I Love You So (Also released on Symbol) (1963)
002 RJ03-RJ04 Little Sonny Daye With Shyndel’s Band – I’m Through With You / A Woman Like You (1963)
DD4 Tiny Tim (Mr. T) Harris – Saving All My Loving / It’s Everything To Me (likely a misprint for 004) (1964)
006 RJ07-RJ08 Little Winfield Parker – My Love For You / One Of Those Mornings (1964)
008 RJ09-RJ10 Charles Johnson – Dim The Lights Baby / Put A Light In The Window (1964)
009 RJ11-RJ12 The Fruitland Harmonizers – Take Care Of Me / My Father Watches Over Me (1964)
010 RJ13-RJ14 The Teardrops Band featuring Marie Allen – Crying Won’t Help You / All Over Again (1964)
007 Winfield Parker – When I’m Alone / Rockin’ In The Barnyard (First version of “When I’m Alone”) (1964)
008 Brenda Jones – Can’t You See / Let’s Go Back To School (1964)
008 Brenda Jones – Can’t You See / That’s All You Have To Do (1964)
009 RJ09-RJ09 Jolly Jax – Meadow Of Love / Monkey Cha Cha (1964)
010 RJ10-RJ10 Butch Cornell’s Trio - Goose Pimples / Here ‘Tis Now (1964) (“Goose Pimples” was covered during a 1965 recording session for Cadet LS763 “Smoking With Willis” by Willis Jackson. LP released in 1966)
011 Brenda Jones – It Must Be Love / I’m So Afraid (1964)
011 RJ11-RJ11 Shirley Of The Soul Sisters & Brother – What More? (Can Anyone Want) / You Don’t Really Care (1964)
012 RJ12-RJ12 James Hill – Foolish To Try / It’s Bigger Than Both Of Us
013 RJ13-RJ13 The Reekers – Don’t Call Me Flyface / Grindin’ (1965)
0014 Harold Holt And His Band – Where You Lead Me / I’m A Stranger (Vocals by Arthur Conley) (1965) (recorded as a different take on Otis Redding’s “Jotis” label, Sept. of 1965)
0015 Bobby Sax And His Housekeepers – Soul At Last / Get Right (1965)
218 L890-L891 The Neltones – Come On Over / C’est La Vie (That’s Life) (1965)
220 R942-R943 The Mask Man And The Cap-Tans With Paul Earle Orch. – Love Can Do Wonders / Chicken Wings (also released as a picture sleeve) (1966)
0016 Rita Doryse, The Shyndells Band – Wait Til Then / When I’m Alone (First version of “When I’m Alone”) (1966)
0017 Rita Doryse and Bob Craig Combo – Please Let Me Love You / Goodie Goodie
0017 Winfield Parker – I Love You Just The Same / My Love (Blue label)
0018 The Henchmen – She Still Loves You / Think Of Me
0018 Kitty Lane – It’s Love I Need / Sweetheart (1967)
0019 Winfield Parker – Go Away Playgirl / Wondering (“Wondering” was re-recorded for Wand Records in 1970. There is also a Ru-Jac issue of this single with “Wondering” misprinted on both sides.) (1967)
0020 Winfield Parker (With The Shyndells Band) – Sweet Little Girl / What Do You Say (Also released on ATCO) (1967)
2413 Leon Gibson – Working Hard / Do The Roller (1967)
2463 Sir Joe – Nobody Beats My Love / If You Give Up Your Love (1967)
0020 The Caressors – I Can’t Stay Away / Who Can It Be (1967)
0022 Winfield Parker – Oh My Love / She’s So Pretty (1967)
0023 Gene And Eddie – I Would Cry / I Tell You (1967)
0024 Winfield Parker – I Love You Just The Same – A Fallen Star
202 Gene & Eddie You Don’t Fool Me / Let Me Go Easy
C 025 NR43641-NR43642 The Fred Martin Review – I’m The One (Who Loves You) / Contagious (Later released by Chess in 1974)
JR-102668 Fred Martin Jr. And The Exciters – Hot Dog / Love Don’t Leave Me Now (1968)
MC-101-1 Winfield Parker – Mr. Clean Part 1 / Mr. Clean Part 2 (Original version was released by Dickey & Gloria in 1964; this is a cover version.)
200 Winfield Parker – Funkey Party / Oh My Love
201 Gene & Eddie – It’s So Hard / Sweet Little Girl (1969)
202 Gene & Eddie – Let Me Go Easy / She’s True Enough (1969)
302 Conroy Wilson – Canadian Sunset / Secret Love (also released on Port Records in 1968)
41070 Sir Joe – Baby, I’d Drop Everything / Every Day (I’ll Be Needing You) (4/14/1970, see run-out)
52670 Gene & Eddie – It’s No Sin / You’ve Got To Love Sometime (Also released on Mon’ca) (5/26/70)
9170 Fred Martin Review – Take Me Back Again / I Know It’s Going To Happen (9/1/1970)
1971 Saturday – Changes Part 1 / Part 2 (1/9/1971)
1671J Gene & Eddie – Darling I Love You / Why Do You Hurt Me (2/12/1971, see run-out)
2-1771J Fred Martin & Revue – Sugar / When I Am Alone (Third version of “When I’m Alone”, spelled differently) (2/14/1971, see run-out)
1771 The Dynamic Corvettes – Keep Off The Grass / It’s A Trap (3/16/1971, see run-out)
5771 Francine Long – Days May Come, Days May Go / Same (Utopian Concept Instrumental) (5/7/1971)
81171 Saturday – The Drums & Bells Of Christmas / The Love Of A Child (8/11/1971)
32272 Willie Mason With The Fred Martin Review – I Loved You Once / Go On Back (label listed as “Rujac”) (3/22/1972)

980 Jimmy Dotson, Rhythm By Inner Light Band – Think Of Me As Your Soldier / To Be Your Lover (Also released by Aar O Dot Records. This may have been released much later than others listed above)

Lance Hill – Through / Angel In The Sky (has no matrix or run-out markings, red Ru-Jac label. Unknown release date.)

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Ruby Records Baltimore

AVL 89098 Victor – I Will Be / Casanova (12”) (1989)

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