Arc seems to be one of the many labels related to the Rite pressing operation. Arc had several numbering series which corresponded with either musical style. Arc shares the same Rite connections as the Gateway label (which specialized in budget line cover recordings of current hits).
The 3000 numbering was R&B, 5000 for budget cover recordings of current hits, 7000 devoted to country, 8000 for popular, and 9000 for rock and roll. These are just guesses, until the 'true' story can be told - if ever.
|3000||the Dusters||Give Me Time / Sallie Mae|
|7001||Bonnie Clark and Jim Hayes / Preston McCoy||Come Walk With Me / Billy Bayou|
|7002||Eli Kogos||Don't Take Your Guns To Town / Gotta Travel On|
|7003||Chip Hansen||When It's Spring Time In Alaska / A Long Time Ago|
|7004||Billy King / Eddie Smith||I've Run Out Of Tommorrows / Pick Me Up On Yout Way Down|
|7006||Eddie Williams / Eddie Smith||Cigarettes and Coffee Blues / City Lights|
|7007||Billy King / Hal Wright||Treasure Of Love / Ain't I The Lucky One|
|7008||Bonnie Clark / Jim Hayes||Mommy For a Day / Your Making A Fool Out Of Me|
|9001||H. Bomb Ferguson||Little Tiger / Crying Over You||R-1827/8|