Natural Resources Album Discography
by David Edwards, Mike Callahan and Patrice Eyries
Last update: August 2, 2012

Natural Resources was active in 1972 and 1973, then used again in 1976 for a Gaylord and Holiday album, then used again in 1978 and 1979 for reissues and compilation albums.

The Natural Resources album label (far left) is a creme color with brown and black printing. "NATURAL RESOURCES" is above the center hole on two lines. On the perimeter is the slogan "Natural Sounds For Natural People" in script. Natural Resourses put out few singles, but the labels (near left) were similar to the LP label except the color was tan.

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Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

Natural Resources NR-100 Main Series:

NR-101L - Two Friends - Two Friends [5/72] Long Way Hard Road/Must Be The Wrath/Vickie/Falling Through My Dreams/Set Your Sails//Move With The Music/Old South Bend/Can't Find Home/Now That It's Over/Geri/I'll Be Free

NR-102L - Heart - Heart [5/72] This is a male duo (Bob Barron & Carl Silva), not the rock band of the same name from Canada fronted by Ann & Nancy Wilson. I Want You/Just Thought I'd Let You Know/Country Smile/Cola Lucy/I Said It With A Laugh//Sing A Song Of Love/Amaze Me/Somehow/Goin' Down/And Then There's/Set Me Free

NR-103L - Corliss - Corliss [Nelson] [5/72] The Way I Live/I Look At Your Face/Bittersweet Sorrow/Anything Goes/I Like The Way You Are//Four Leaf Clover/She's Back/Way Back/Let Me Begin/Hang Nail/Love To You

NR-104L - Pass the Butter - Gotham [7/72] "Horn band" consisting of Schuyler "Sky" Ford (vocals), Alfred "Peewee" Ellis (sax, flute), Frank Vicari (sax, flute), John Gatchell (trumpet), John Eckert (trumpet), Chris Qualles (bass), Link Chamberlin (guitar), and Jimmy Strassburg (drums). Sittin' On A Mountain/Ease My Mind/Why Doesn't The Sun Shine/Behind The Wall/Use It Or Lose It//Window Pane/Moon/They Made Me An Outlaw/Daddy Left Home/Talkin' 'Bout/Gettin' High

NR-105L - Road - Road [7/72] Rock trio of Noel Redding (ex-Jimi Hendrix Experience), Rod Richards (ex-Rare Earth), and Les Sampson. I'm Trying/Going Down To The Country/Mushroom Man/Man Dressed In Red//Spaceship Earth/Friends/Road

NR-106L - Earthquire - Earthquire [1/73] Sunshine Man/Harvest Feeling/A Day To Remember/Southern Comfort//Soul Eyes/So Free/This Feeling Won't Last Long/My Sea/Prayer Of Light

NR-107L - Vancouver Dreaming - Northern Lights [1/73] Worried About You/Aunt Abigail/Bobbie's Blues/Velvet Davenport/Pebble And The Man//Friends/Minority/Slow It Down A Little While/Dry Ice/Younger Generation

Note: At this point, although the numerical sequence continues, the prefix changes to NR6 and a pricing suffix is added.

NR6-108S1 - Wine Women and Song - Gaylord & Holiday [10/76] Miramar (Tornerai Tornero) You And I (Questo Si Che E Amore)/After All The Years/Ramona/Away From You/Mala Femmena//'Strumento Italiano/Grandpapa/Angelina (The Waitress At The Pizzeria)/Luna Mezzo Maro/Parla Mi D'Amore (Tell Me You Love Me Tonight)

Natural Resources NR-4000 Reissue Series:

NR-4001T1 - Motown's Great Interpretations - Various Artists [3/78] I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Smokey Robinson & Miracles/My Girl - Michael Jackson/I Love You (Call Me) - Diana Ross/Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing - Dynamic Superiors/Hello Stranger - Supremes & Four Tops/My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) - Spinners//It's Your Thing - Temptations/Wichita Lineman - Originals/The Long And Winding Road - Gladys Knight & Pips/Something - Jr. Walker & All Stars/He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother - David & Jimmy Ruffin/Me And Bobby McGee - Thelma Houston

NR-4002T1 - Motown Instrumentals - Various Artists [3/78] Hungry For Love - San Remo Golden Strings (S)/You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Jr. Walker (S)/Rapid Fire - Commodores (S)/Papa Was A Rolling Stone - Temptations (S, 6:36 backing track from the original LP length song)//Festival Time - San Remo Golden Strings (S)/Cleo's Back - Jr. Walker (S)/Way Back Home - Crusaders (S)/Erucu - Jermaine Jackson (S)/Get Ready - Rare Earth (S, 3:51 edit starts at the beginning of the LP track, goes a short way into the 45, up until the vocal would start, then abruptly shifts to an edited bass solo from later in the song, fading at the end. The term "ham-handed edit" comes to mind...)

NR-4003T1 - Motown Show Tunes - Various Artists [3/78] Good Morning Heartache - Diana Ross/It's So Hard To Say Good-Bye To Yesterday - G.C. Cameron/Trouble Man - Marvin Gaye/An Old-Fashioned Man - Smokey Robinson/Theme Of Foxy Brown - Willie Hutch/The Happening - Diana Ross & Supremes//Corner Of The Sky - Jackson 5/Brother's Gonna Work It Out - Willie Hutch/Don't It Feel Good To Be Free - Edwin Starr/The Bingo Long Song (Steal On Home) - Thelma Houston/The Sound Of Music - Four Tops/Theme From Mahogany - Diana Ross

NR-4004T1 - Silk N' Soul - Gladys Knight & Pips [9/78] Reissue of Soul SS-711. I Wish It Would Rain/The Look Of Love/Goin' Out Of My Head/Yesterday/Groovin'/You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'//Theme From Valley Of The Dolls/Baby I Need Your Loving/Together/The Tracks Of My Tears/You're My Everything/Every Little Bit Hurts

NR-4005T1 - In a Mellow Mood - Temptations [9/78] Reissue of Gordy GLPS-924. Hello Young Lovers/A Taste Of Honey/Four Once In My Life/Somewhere/Ol' Man River/I'm Ready For Love//Try To Remember/Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)/What Now My Love/That's Life/With These Hands/The Impossible Dream

NR-4006T1 - Where Did Our Love Go? - Diana Ross & Supremes [9/78] Reissue of Motown MT-621. Where Did Our Love Go/Run Run Run/Baby Love/When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes/Come See About Me/Long Gone Lover//I'm Giving You Your Freedom/A Breathtaking Guy/He Means The World To Me/Standing At The Crossroads Of Love/Your Kiss Of Fire/Ask Any Girl

NR-4007T1 - The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye - Marvin Gaye [9/78] Reissue of Tamla TM- 221. Masquerade/Funny Valentine/Witchcraft/Easy Living/How Deep The Ocean//Love For Sale/Always/How High The Moon/Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide/Never Let You Go/You Don't Know What Love Is

NR-4008T1 - Reach Out - Four Tops [9/78] Reissue of Motown M-660. Reach Out I'll Be There/Walk Away Renee/7-Rooms Of Gloom/If I Were A Carpenter/Last Train To Clarksville/I'll Turn To Stone//I'm A Believer/Standing In The Shadows Of Love/Bernadette/Cherish/Wonderful Baby/What Else Is There To Do (But Think About You)

NR-4009T1 - I'll Try Something New - Smokey Robinson & Miracles [ 9/78] Reissue of Tamla TM- 230. I'll Try Something New/What's So Good About Good-Bye/He Don't Care About Me/A Love That Can Never Be/I've Been Good To You//Speak Low/On The Street Where You Live/If Your Mother Only Knew/I've Got You Under My Skin/This I Swear I Promise

NR-4010T1 - Merry Christmas - Diana Ross & Supremes [10/78] Reissue of Motown MS-638. White Christmas/Silver Bells/Born Of Mary/Children's Christmas Song/The Little Drummer Boy/My Christmas Tree//Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer/Santa Claus Is Coming To Town/My Favorite Things/Twinkle Twinkle Little Me/Little Bright Star/Joy To The World

NR-4011T1 - We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Various Artists [10/78] Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - Temptations/White Christmas - Diana Ross & Supremes/Give Love On Christmas Day - Jackson 5/Christmas Every Day - Smokey Robinson & Miracles/One Little Christmas Tree - Stevie Wonder//Ave Maria - Stevie Wonder/Silver Bells - Diana Ross & Supremes/The Christmas Song - Jackson 5/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Smokey Robinson & Miracles/Silent Night - Temptations

NR-4012T1 - It Takes Two - Various Artists [1/79] You're All I Need To Get By - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell/It's A Lifetime Thing - Thelma Houston/Let's Make A Deal - Syreeta & G. C. Cameron/You're A Special Part Of Me - Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye//River Deep, Mountain High The Supremes & The Four Tops/Let's Make Love Now - Art & Honey/Oh How Happy - Blinky & Edwin Starr/I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations/It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston

NR-4013T1 - Boogie - Jackson 5 [1/79] This album had limited release and was withdrawn. Love's Gone Bad/I Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore/ABC/I Was Made To Love Her/One Day I'll Marry You//Never Can Say Goodbye/Oh I've Been Bless'd/Penny Arcade/Just Because I Love You/Dancing Machine

NR-4014T1 - From the Vaults - Various Artists [1/79] Nobody But You - Temptations (E)/Take Me Where You Go - Diana Ross & Supremes (E)/Cry - Monitors (E)/Sweeter As The Days Go By - Marvin Gaye (E)/I Should Have Known Better - Marvelettes (E)//What More Could A Boy Ask For - Spinners (E)/It's Fantastic - Smokey Robinson & Miracles (E)/Drop In The Bucket - Mary Wells (E)/The Lonely Heart And Lonely Eyes Of Lonely Me - Gladys Knight & Pips (E)/Undecided Lover - Martha Reeves & Vandellas (E)

NR-4015T1 - Mighty Motown - Various Artists [5/79] Sexy Lady - Rick James/I Want You - Marvin Gaye/Solar Flight (Opus 1) - Mandre/Love So Fine - Smokey Robinson/You Can't Turn Me Off (In The Middle Of Turning Me On) - High Inergy//I'm Here Again - Thelma Houston/Full Speed Ahead - Tata Vega/It's So Real - Switch/Let's Be Young Tonight - Jermaine Jackson/Your Love Is So Good For Me - Diana Ross

NR-4016T1 - Disco Party - Various Artists [5/79] Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston/Got To Give It Up - Marvin Gaye/Theme From "Big Time," Part 2 - Smokey Robinson//Love Hangover - Diana Ross/I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do The Walking - Supremes/Come In Heaven (Earth Is Calling) - Tata Vega

NR-4017T1 - Motown Parade of Song Hits - Various Artists [8/79] Ooo Baby Baby - Smokey Robinson & Miracles/Baby I Need Your Loving - Four Tops/This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) - Isley Brothers/Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - Temptations/You've Really Got A Hold On Me - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles//The Way You Do The Things You Do - Temptations/Back In My Arms Again - Diana Ross & Supremes/It's The Same Old Song - Four Tops/Shop Around - Smokey Robinson & Miracles/Don't Look Back - Temptations

NR-4018T1 - Motown's Love Songs, Volume One: In Love - Various Artists [8/79] My Girl - Temptations/My Guy - Mary Wells/Love Twins - Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye/One Love In My Lifetime - Diana Ross/If I Could Build My Whole World Around You - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell//Baby I'm For Real - Originals/I Wanna Be Closer - Switch/Never Can Say Good-bye - Jackson 5/My Baby Loves Me - Martha Reeves & Vandellas/Touch - Supremes

NR-4019T1 - Motown's Love Songs, Volume Two: Brokenhearted - Various Artists [8/79] Strange I Know - Marvelettes/My Girl Has Gone - Smokey Robinson & Miracles/'Cause We've Ended As Lovers - Syreeta/Every Little Bit Hurts - Brenda Holloway/What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted - Jimmy Ruffin//(I Know) I'm Losing You - Temptations/Anger - Marvin Gaye/Darling Come Back Home - Eddie Kendricks/Touch Me In The Morning - Diana Ross/Can't Give It Up No More - Gladys Knight & The Pips

NR-4020T1 - T.C.B. - Supremes with Temptations [8/79] Reissue of Motown MS-682, but the cover is different from the original. This has a white cover with red ribbon and sealing wax in blue, with "A Motown Limited Edition Collector's Album." T.C.B./Stop! In The Name Of Love/Introduction Of Diana Ross & Supremes/You Keep Me Hangin' On/Introduction Of The Temptations/Get Ready/Introduction Of Diana Ross/The Way You Do The Things You Do/Medley: A Taste of Honey-Eleanor Rigby-Do You Know the Way to San Jose-Mrs. Robinson/Respect/Somewhere//Ain't Too Proud To Beg/Introduction Of The Temptations/Hello Young Lovers/For Once In My Life/(I Know) I'm Losing You/Medley: With a Song In My Heart-Without A Song/Medley: Come See About Me-My World is Empty Without You-Baby Love/I Hear A Symphony/The Impossible Dream

Thanks to Bill Morgan, Jimmy Strassburg, Jessica Ford Burk, Pascal Deweze and Corliss Nelson.

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