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Artist:The Hues Corporation
Label:  RCA Victor
Country:USA
Catalogue:APBO-0232
Date:Feb 1974
Format:7"
Collection:  I Own It     I Want It 
Community:106 Own, 2 Want
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TrackArtistTitleComposerProducerArrangerRating
AThe Hues CorporationRock The BoatW. HolmesJohn FlorezThomas Sellers8.6  Rate
BThe Hues CorporationAll Goin' Down TogetherM. JarrettJohn FlorezGene Page1.0  Rate


Notes

BB - Feb. 23, 1974 (review)
BB - May 4 : entered R&B chart, reached #2
BB - May 25 : entered Hot 100, reached #1 (July 6 - 1 week)

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Comments and Reviews
 
W.B.lbl
11th Jul 2016
 
Quote:
As has been noted before, the '0' is quite often misread/misinterpreted as the letter 'O'.
But not the only number. On the British issue linked herein, they misidentified the number '1' as letter 'I' while referring to the LP cat. # from which this early disco hit originally emanated (that is, 'APLI' instead of 'APL1').

B.T.W., notice the long gap between Billboard's review and its entry onto each chart.
 

 
ppint.
11th Jul 2016
 hmm? - how many true glow-in-the-dark singles° have there been?

° - pressed in g-i-t-d plastic, that is
 

 
musictom
11th Jul 2016
 Thanks all, but I'm still sooooo confused. I'm going to look closely at my RCA singles, see if that illuminates things for me.
 

 
annaloog
11th Jul 2016
 
Quote:
A in the first character of these cat. #'s signified ....
In this record no. prefix scheme, the fourth character is a numeral: '0' (zero) indicated a (7") single; '1', '2', '3', etc. indicated a 1-, 2-, 3-unit (LP or tape) album set. As has been noted before, the '0' is quite often misread/misinterpreted as the letter 'O'.

As a supplemental note, the first 2 characters are changed to 'DJ' for promotional copies, as with APB0-0324 and BMB0-0099.
 

 
W.B.lbl
10th Jul 2016
 A in the first character of these cat. #'s signified RCA Victor, P in the second character was Popular (R would have been Red Seal). B in the first character was for distributed labels. A completely different setup from their Byzantine matrix system which was quoted below.
 

 
Klepsie
10th Jul 2016
 Musictom: those are matrix numbers, not catalogue numbers. See this forum thread for the APBO (etc) numbering system from 1973-4ish.
 

 
musictom
10th Jul 2016
 WB:

From another forum you are on:

"III. 1963 - 1990's
Upon RCA's adoption of the infamous "Dynagroove" system for cutting records, they instituted their third and last revision of matrix number codes (presumably drawn up in December 1962). In the third and fourth characters there were two different categories: records, and master tapes. The latter is pertinent given the showing of such numbers in booklets that accompanied CD box sets of key artists (i.e. Perry Como, John Denver) that were put out by RCA in the 1990's, and thus will be shown here. Starting in 1966 with Colgems, RCA began distributing several labels; where applicable, such codes (especially after 1973) will be noted. After June 1973, RCA and sublabels ceased showing serial numbers on their labels, revamping their catalogue series so that each side would be designated, as prior to 1951 on 45's and 78's, by what in RCA parlance was called "part numbers" (i.e. [catalogue number]-A or -B); characters after 1973 are gleaned from recording information in said artist box set booklets (and some rudimentary research at BMG archives).
First Character - Year Code:
- P = 1963
- R = 1964
- S = 1965
- T = 1966
- U = 1967
- W = 1968
- X = 1969
- Z = 1970
- A = 1971
- B = 1972 "

A = 1971 ? Am I reading it wrong?
 

 
RecordDragon
10th Jul 2016
 These images at this link show the sleeve to be Italian. MOD EDIT: Sleeve moved.
 

 
W.B.lbl
10th Jul 2016
 I don't remember any U.S. pic sleeve for this - and {Image #1598426} looks like an Italian PS, anyway.
 

 
Klepsie
10th Jul 2016
 No. That series didn't start till 1973.
 

 
musictom
9th Jul 2016
 Wouldn't the "APB0" signify a 1971 record?
 

 
RecordDragon
29th Sep 2014
 This record took almost a year to chart. It was originally recorded on 12 July 1973 according to the Gold Standard label.
 

 
telegramsam
27th Apr 2014
 Great record from a much underrated band. Please also note that this US pressing was also freely available as stock copy in UK shops at the time. I know this to be true as the copy I bought from the Music Room in Tunbridge Wells when it came out was this pressing and not a standard UK one. Just for the record, mine was CA pressing in the same orange as the last images on here.
 

 
W.B.lbl
26th Apr 2014
 The orange label remained in effect through August of 1974 or thereabouts. Thus, most pressings would be on the orange label. Any grey-label copies would've been from much later in this record's chart run.
 

 
RecordDragon
26th Apr 2014
 Are both labels equally as common?
 

 
Kent T
26th Apr 2014
 This was released when the RCA label was in transition from Orange to the grey label. So, some pressings are on Orange, some on Grey!
 

 
RecordDragon
25th Apr 2014
 I'd assume the Gold Standard pressing would be the same single mix.
 

 
W.B.lbl
25th Apr 2014
 The very end.

But the mix heard on the 45 is a bit different from the LP version featured on Freedom For The Stallion. First, as on the 45:
No longer available


Then, as on the LP:


Needless to say, the 45 kicks you-know-what . . .
 

 
RecordDragon
25th Apr 2014
 I have a copy on the grey label. Where in the queue would it appear?
 

 
W.B.lbl
11th Dec 2012
 Notice that the mix on the 45 differed significantly from that on the Freedom For The Stallion LP; among other things, on the single the vocalists singing "Rock the boat" during the chorus were heard all through the end of the piece as the song was fading out, whereas the last seconds on the album were strictly instrumental.
 

 
kimbozw
11th Dec 2012
 i liked this one; first charted in the USA in may 1974; highest positions included #1 in the USA; #1 in Rhodesia; #4 in New Zealand; #5 in South Africa; #5 in France; #6 in UK; #6 in Holland; #7 in Germany; #11 in Italy; #18 in Australia; a version by FORREST charted in 1983 in some places
 


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