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Rare Earth - Ma FLAC album

Performer: Rare Earth
Genre: Rock / Soul and Funk music
Title: Ma
Country: US
Released: 1973
Style: Rhythm & Blues, Psychedelic Rock, Funk
FLAC version ZIP size: 1142 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1155 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1176 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 204

Ma is Rare Earth's most satisfying LP, a great effort capped off by Norman Whitfield writing and producing all five songs. Ma," the title track, had been done by the Temptations and the Undisputed Truth, but nobody rocked like Rare Earth; they jam for 17:17 on the funkiest mama song ever.

Ma is the sixth studio album by rock band Rare Earth, released in 1973. All tracks composed by Norman Whitfield; except where indicated. Big John Is My Name" – 4:06. Smiling Faces Sometimes" (Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong) - 6:20. Hum Along and Dance" (Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong) - 5:15. Come With Me" - 4:30. Gil Bridges – flute, saxophone, vocals. Peter Hoorelbeke – drums, percussion, lead vocals. Ray Monette – lead guitar, vocals. Mark Olson – keyboards, vocals.

Rare Earth is an American rock band affiliated with Motown's Rare Earth record label (named after the band), which prospered from 1970–1972. Although not the first white band signed to Motown, Rare Earth was the first big hit-making act signed by Motown that consisted only of white members. None of the previously signed all-white acts - The Rustix, The Dalton Boys, or The Underdogs - had any hits.

Back to Earth is the 8th studio album by rock band Rare Earth, which was released in 1975. Jerry La Croix replaced departed lead singer Peter Hoorelbeke and Reggie McBride replaced departed bassist Michael Urso. It Makes You Happy (But It Ain't Gonna Last Too Long)" (Gabriel Katona, Paul Warren) – 4:08. Walking Schtick" (Katona) – 4:14. Keeping Me out of the Storm" (Johnny Stevenson, Warren) – 5:22. Delta Melody" (Doug Duffey) – 4:59. Happy Song" (Duffey) – 4:54.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A Ma
Written-By – Norman Whitfield
B1 Big John Is My Name
Written-By – Norman Whitfield
B2 Smiling Faces Sometimes
Written-By – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield*
B3 Hum Along And Dance
Written-By – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield*
B4 Come With Me
Written-By – Norman Whitfield


  • Artwork [Logo] – John LePrevost*
  • Bass Guitar, Vocals – Michael Urso
  • Congas, Timbales – Edward Guzman*
  • Design [Album] – Des Strobel*
  • Drums, Percussion, Lead Vocals – Peter Hoorelbeke
  • Engineer [Recording] – Russ Terrana
  • Illustration [Cover] – Frank Frezzo
  • Keyboards, Vocals – Mark Olson
  • Lead Guitar – Ray Monette
  • Management [Personal Manager] – Ron Strasner
  • Management [Road Manager] – Charles Bassoline*
  • Mastered By [Mastering Engineer] – Norman Whitfield, Orson Lewis
  • Photography By [Album] – Jim Britt, Leandro Correa
  • Photography By [Poster] – Mario Algaze, Peter Quinones
  • Producer – Norman Whitfield
  • Technician [Equipment Technicians] – Jerry Trylinski, Joe Aramini
  • Woodwind, Percussion, Vocals, Flute – Gil Bridges

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
R 546L, R546L Rare Earth Ma ‎(LP, Album) Rare Earth, Rare Earth R 546L, R546L US 1973
S-30.082 Rare Earth Ma ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Movieplay S-30.082 Spain 1973
RAR M 5546 Rare Earth Ma ‎(Cass, Album, Dol) Rare Earth, Motown Record Corporation RAR M 5546 US 1973
S-30.082 Rare Earth Ma ‎(LP, Album) Movieplay S-30.082 Spain 1973
R 546L Rare Earth Ma ‎(LP, Album) Rare Earth R 546L Canada 1973