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The Rainbow label was active for most of the 1980s. The label had two distinct designs.

The first label has an MCA-like multicolour rainbow logo on the label. The second label has a less slick black/white/red label.

Other, simpler variants exist: a red/white design label, a red/white text only label and a black/white text only label. These label variations do not seem to follow a simple chronological order.

The logic behind the numbering system and the variation in prefix are things I've yet to decode.

 

 





SINGLES

RB-/RBS-000 Series Most records have the multicolour rainbow label. RB 001 Larry Cunningham RB 001 Gene Stuart & The Homesteaders - Birth Place Donegal / Old Fashioned Girl [1981] RBS 002 RBS 003 Pluto - Get Outta My Life / Sad Song [1982?] RBS 004 Jolene and Country Flavour - Jesus Send A Song / Make A Dream Come True RBS 005 RBS 006 Gene Stuart - If We Never Meet Again This Side Of Heaven RBS 007 RBS 008 Larry Cunningham & The Country Blue Boys - The Misty Rollin' Midlands [1982] RBS 009 RBS 010 RBS 011 RBS 012 RBS 013 RBS 014 The Silver Dollars - The Baptism of Jesse Taylor / ?? [1982?] (MCA-like label) RBS 015 RBS 016 Gene Stuart - Little Whitewashed Chimey / Omagh In Tyrone RBS 017 C-60 Band - 60s Medley / Ferry Cross The Mersey (PS) [1983] RBS 018 RBS 019 RBS 020 Big Chief, White Dove & The Apaches - Where Were You On Our Wedding Night / Listen To The Children [198?] (MCA-like label). RBS 021 RBS 022 RBS 023 The Rascals - Ages of Black and White / ? RBS 024 Pluto - Sad Song / The Rose [198?] RBS 025 C-60 Band - Hold On to Your Dreams / What Did I Do Wrong (PS) [5/1983] RBS 026 Seamus McGee - Tonight Mary Ann EP RBS 027 RBS 028 RBS 029 Tina James - Sittin' On A City Centre Bench / He Takes RBS 030 The Rascals - King of the Silent Screen / Two Separate Lives RBS 031 RBS 032 RBS 033 C-60 Band - Hit For Six / Last Night [8/1983] RBS 034 RBS 035 RBS 036 Shannon Brothers Rosie / Johnny Brown RBS 037 Big Chief, White Dove & The Apaches - We Were Meant To Be Lovers / But Love Me [ca 1983] (PS) (MCA-like label). RBS 038 The Pridesmen - Send Me No Roses / Mrs. Jones [198?] rainbow label RBS 039 Gene Stuart And The Homesteaders - I Love Christmas / Little Whitewashed Chimney [198?] rainbow label RBS 040 RBS 041 RBS 042 Tom Laverty - My Green Fields Are Calling / The Mountains Of Mourne [198?] rainbow label RBS 043 C-60 Band - Take Me Tonight / Without Your Love [1984] RBS 044 Brigid McKeagney - Edge Of The Universe / Forty Shades Of Green RBS 045 Bridie Gallagher - The Road To Mallinmore / Swinging In The Lane [undated] rainbow label RBS 046 RBS 047 Dan The Street Singer - Moonlight In Mayo / I Wish I Was Eighteen Again RBS 048 Gene Stuart & The Homesteaders - Growin' Apart [198?] prod by Crawford Bell; B&W label RBS 049 RBS 050 RBS 051 RBS 052 Pat McGuigan - Join Hands / Join Hands (instrumental) RBS 053 RBS 054 The McBrides - The Credit Union Song / Old Armagh : RBS ?? Ann Breen - Ann Breen - I Wish All My Children Were Babies Again / You Can Never Do Wrong In A Mothers Eyes (PS) RBS ?? John Greer - Mamas Face 7" RS-/RBS- 100 Series RBS 101 Celtic Fusion - Skin And Hair Flying / Ayotallah Ceili Band [1985] (PS) RBS 102 MPH - You Did It / You Did It (instrumental) 7" [1985] RS 103 Francie Conway - One Night In Amsterdam / Listen To The Silence [1985] 3-colour red/white/black label RS 104 Beyond Words! - Gotta Get Back Home / Just Can't Get Thru The Night [1985] RS 105 RS 106 RS 107 Northern Lights - Soldier True / Lovely Glenmore [1985] SRS logo on label RS 108 RS 109 RS 110 Paul Duffy & MPH - Nobody Makes Me Feel Like You Do / Nobody Makes Me Feel Like You Do (intrumental) 7" [1986] RS-00 Series Most records have the 3-colour red/white/black label RS 1 RS 2 RS 3 RS 4 RS 5 RS 6 RS 7 RS 8 RS 9 RS 10 RS 11 RS 12 RS 13 Joe Bernie & Carl Hession - Safari / Tequila // Green Onions / Running Out Of Time (EP) [1988?] plain red label w/white text RS 14 Paul Duffy Band - Once Upon A Time / Stop Messin' Around 7" (PS) [1988?] RS 15 Paul Duffy Band - Stop Messin' Around / You Did It 7" (PS) [1988] National Song Contest entry RS 16 Aslan - Strange Love / Crazy Blue Eyes 7" (PS) [1989] RS 17 RS 18 RS 19 CWN 1 Cactus World News - Don't Let Me Down/Funny (PS) [1990] RBEP Series RBEP 101 Gene Stuart - Cottage In The Country / The Gypsy Lady & The Wandering Hobo / Sweet Kerry Memories 7" [1988] UK Rainbow label Singles - similar design but in fact a different label RBR 1 Su Pollard - Come To Me (I Am Woman) / You Don't Really Want Me 7" [1985] (PS) RBR 2 Angel - Do It 7"/12" [1985] (PS) RBR 3 Tessa Niles - The President's Girl 7"/12" [1985] (PS) RBR 4 Su Pollard - Starting Together / Good News [1986] (PS) RBR 5 Playe - Am I A Dreamer 7"/12" [1986] (PS) RBR 6 Tessa Niles - Tough Girls 7"/12" [1986] (PS) RBR 7 Su Pollard - You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling [1986] (PS) RBR 8 Angel - It's Gonna Come Back To You 7"/12" [1986] (PS) RBR 9 Su Pollard - Wives Will Always Be The Last To Know [1986] (PS) RBR 10 RBR 11 Su Pollard -Come To Me (I Am Woman) / You Don't Really Want Me 7" [1986] (PS) reissue of RBR 1 RBR 12 Marti Webb - I Can't Let Go [1986] (PS) RBR 13 RBR 14 Bandzilla - Don't Touch That Dial 7"/12" [1987] (PS) RBR 15 Chas And Dave with The Matchroom Mob - The Romford Rap [1987] (PS) RBR 16 Chas And Dave with Tottenham Hotspur - Hot Shot Tottenham [1987] (PS) RBR 17 RBR 18 Bandzilla - Never Too Late 12" [1987?]

ALBUMS

RB/RBA-100 Series RBA 101 Greta Elkin - The Married & The Free LP (also identified as RBLP 1001) RBA 102 John Greer - That's Country LP (also identified as RBLP 1002) RBA 103 V/A - Irish Country Music Hit Parade Volume 1 LP RBA 104 Gene Stuart - Once Again LP (RBA 104 on cover, RBA 004 on label) RBA 105 RBA 106 RBA 107 Bridie Gallagher - Bridie Gallagher Today RBA 108 Dan O'Hara - Irish Favourites RBA 109 RBS 110 Dan The Street Singer - Through The Years LP [1983] (RBS 011 on label) RBA 111 RBA 112 RBA 113 RBA 114 Fiddlin' Tom Cameron - Memories [1983] RB 115 C-60 - The Band... LP [1981] RB 116 Cathal Hayden with Arty McGlynn Handed Down [1982] RBA 117 RB 118 Kevin Loughlin Scotch n Irish RBA 119 RBA 120 Dan The Street Singer - Among My Souvenirs LP RBA 011? Shannon Brothers Shannon LP


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