Gold Record, “If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)”

This “Gold” record for the Staple Singers single “If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)” was presented to the Annapolis, Maryland radio station WANN in 1973. In 1973, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIIA) certified a single as “gold” when it sold a million units sold to retailers. This gold record was presented to WANN by the Staple Singers record label Stax Records. WANN, a white-owned radio station, cultivated an African American audience during the 1950s by focusing its programming on African American news and music, and starring the charismatic African American DJ Hoppy Adams.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
recording artist
Staple Singers
Disc Award, Ltd.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 12 in x 1 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 30.48 cm x 3.81 cm
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Popular Entertainment
American Enterprise
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American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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