It's clear from the first dozen albums issued on this label that it was to be Goldner's jazz outlet (as
"real gone, man.") Some of the rock and roll groups eventually showed up on the label's singles,
culminating with the wonderful Ral Donner album as the first -- and last -- rock and roll album for the
The early label was maroon with silver print, with the Gone logo on top. There were few known stereo album issues on this label. The Yugene Smith album (LP 5002) was issued in "super sonic stereo." Other recordings were obviously made in stereo, however, as the Ral Donner material began being reissued in stereo starting in 1988. That year, an LP appeared on Murray Hill Records which had the first-time stereo for several songs. Due to a mastering error, many of the songs had little separation, however. The CD reissues in stereo were much better in terms of sound and separation. The most comprehensive CD set was the 1991 2-CD set from Sequel in England called The Complete Ral Donner, 1959-1962 [Sequel NED CD 190], for which Bob Hyde did the liner notes and discography and Walter Devenne did the reissue production. Although "Girl Of My Best Friend" is mono on that CD (and all others), it features "I Didn't Figure On Him," "She's Everything," and others in stereo, including alternate stereo takes of "(What A Sad Way) To Love Someone" and "You Don't Know What You've Got."
The Gone label of the early 1960s (shown at the top of this page) has eight ovals radiating out from the center in alternating tans and pinks, with "GONE" printed in 4 of the ovals along the outside radius.
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GONE LABEL ALBUM DISCOGRAPHY
Number - Title - Artist [Release Date] Contents
LP-101 - Cotton Club Revue '58 - Cab Calloway [3/58] Born to Be Happy/Tzotskele (My Darling)/Sinful/Beginnin' Of Sinnin'/Sweeter Than Sweet/Never Had It So Good/Minnie The Moocher/Copper Colored Gal/I've Got The World On A String/She's Tan She's Terrific/Don't Worry ‘Bout Me/St. James Infirmary
LP-5001 - Jazzville 4 A.M. - Johnny Martel  Without A Song/I Only Have Eyes For You/Moonlight In Vermont/Day By Day/Gypsy In My Soul/Loverman/Exactly Like You/There'll Never Be Another You/Give Me The Simple Life/These Foolish Things
LP-5002 - Groovin' At The Embers - Yugene Smith  Also issued in stereo. Flying Home/Peg O' My Heart/Don't Go Home/Cheek To Cheek/Memories Of You/Lover//Them There Eyes/Street Of Dreams/Cottage For Sale/Blue Moon/There Is No Greater Love/I Get A Kick Out Of You
LP-5003 - Fabulous Touch - Irving Fields Trio  Begin The Beguine Cha Cha/Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White/St. Louis Blues Cha Cha/Continental Cha Cha/Blue Skies Cha Cha/Yes Sir That's My Baby/Cecilia/April In Paris/Frankie And Johnny/Sweet Sue/It Had To Be You Cha Cha
LP-5004 - Big Beat Cha Cha Cha's - Sal Sicari  Continental Cha Cha/Syncopated Clock Cha Cha/Third Man Theme/Cecilia/Mary Had A Little Lamb/I Love You Only/My Heart Belongs To Daddy/In A Little Spanish Town/Rico Vacilon/Blue Moon Cha Cha Cha/Sweet And Gentle/You'd Be Surprised
LP-5005 - I Cover The Waterfront - Johnny Martel  I Cover The Waterfront/Balcony Rock/Four/Crazy Rhythm/How Deep Is The Ocean/When Your Lover Has Gone/Over The Rainbow/Indiana/I'll Remember April/Chopsticks Cha Cha
LP-5006 - Destination Dixie - All American Rumblers  Crossroads/Chimes Blues/Mona Bella/Panama Rag/Martinique/Didn't He Ramble/Bourbon Street Parade/Old Kentucky Home/Sweet Sue/Saratoga Swing/Bobby Shafto
LP-5007 - Easy Does It - Charlie Palmieri Quartet  I'll Be Around/Perfidia/Thou Swell/You And The Night And The Music/Ponce/Cuban Love Song/Take Me In Your Arms/Jeepers Creepers/Pavanne/I'll Never Be The Same
LP-5009 - Bourbon Street After Hours - Bourbon Street Barrons [5/59] Sweet Georgia Brown/St. Louis Blues/Basin Street Blues/Walbash Blues/Magnetic Mood/Atlas No. 1/Undecided
LP-5010 - Archdukes Of Rhineland - Karl Weiss 
LP-5011 - At The Dream Lounge - Willie Restum  Mack The Knife/Intermission Riff/Sixty Minute Man/Harlem Nocturne/Night Train/Bill Bailey //Willie's Theme/Quiet Village/Almost Like Being in Love/Misty Willie's Blues/Brother Bill
LP-5012 - Takin' Care Of Business - Ral Donner  Turn Back the Clock/I Didn't Figure On Him/Lonely Star/You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It)/With You Now/Nine Times Out of Ten/I Don't Need You//School of Heartbreakers/Please Don't Go/She's My Baby/Girl Of My Best Friend/Your Skies Of Blue (Will Turn Grey on You)/For Love Nor Money/Pray For Me
RELATED ALBUM DISCOGRAPHY
RLP 22437 - Takin' Care of Business, Vol. 2 - Ral Donner [late 1970s?] An interesting and perhaps unauthorized LP, this features the same cover as Gone LP 5012, with the original label and number rather crudely erased and the new number printed over it. It features the original liner notes on the back. The jacket and record are typical of those pressed in Europe in the late 1970s and early 1980s. All tracks are mono. In addition to the other Gone sides not included on Gone LP-5012, this also includes some songs from the Scottie and Reprise labels. Run Little Linda/Beyond The Heartbreak/I Wish This Night Would Never End/Don't Put Your Heart In His Hand/To Love Someone/Will You Love Me In Heaven/Sweetheart/To Love//I Got Burned/A Tear In My Eye/It's Been A Long Long Time/Girl Of My Best Friend/Bells Of Love/Tell Me Why/That's All Right With Me
000393 - She's Everything - Ral Donner  She's Everything (M)/So Close To Heaven (S, poor separation)/She's My Baby (S)/Please Don't Tease (M)/You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It) (M)/I Didn't Figure On Him (S)/(What A Sad Way) To Love Someone (M)//Girl Of My Best Friend (M)/Half Heaven Half Heartache (S)/Will You Love Me In Heaven (S, poor separation)/Nine Times Out Of Ten (M)/Cream Puff (S)/Please Don't Go (S, poor separation)
Thanks to Woody at Academy LPs in New York City for the scans of the stereo LP 5002.
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