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Various Artists - These Stars are on Fire and Fury! 3 CD set

Various Artists - These Stars are on Fire and Fury! 3 CD set

$ 27.99

Artist: Various  | Label: Sunset Boulevard | Format: 3xCD  | Genre: Soul / Rhythm & Blues | CD Condition: Mint | Cover Condition: Sealed


The postwar explosion of independent rhythm and blues record companies included an extremely important group of African American-owned firms that played hardball with the big boys long before Berry Gordy established Motown. Heading the list were Vee-Jay Records in Chicago, Don Robey’s hard-boiled Duke/Peacock empire in Houston, and Bobby Robinson’s Harlem-based Fury and Fire logos. Robinson accrued his early industry experience from behind the counter of Bobby’s Record Shop, located down the block from the Apollo Theatre. The store opened for business on August 20, 1946, and it became a gathering place for record buyers and music luminaries alike. Stars would wander down between their Apollo shows, and label honchos would stop by to see what was selling. Along the way, Robinson learned the ingredients that went into a hit.
This 3 CD set includes 75 tracks, many rare & 25 previously unreleased (!) as well as a 20 page booklet with liner notes by noted author Bill Dahl. This is strictly limited to 2000 units worldwide with no digital distribution! Get it while you can. 

Disc: 1

  1. I'm So Happy (Tra - La-La La) - Lewis Lyman & the Teenchords
  2. I Love You So - Carl Hogan and The Miracles
  3. What's The Word - Bobby and Buddy
  4. Dear Loraine - The Federals
  5. All Night Long - The Du Mauriers
  6. Dance Honey Dance - The Velvets
  7. Oh Gee, Oh Gosh - The Kodoks featuring Pearl McKinnon
  8. Number 9 Train - Tarheel Slim
  9. I'm Gonna Catch You (Running Out On Me) - Curtis Carrington
  10. My Love Will Never Die - The Channels
  11. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison
  12. Going Back To My Hometown - Hal Paige and The Whalers
  13. It's Too Late - Tarheel Slim & Little Ann
  14. Wild As You Can Be - Mary Ann Fisher
  15. Making It - Wilis Jackson
  16. Lookout - Rockin' Bradley
  17. Hard Grind - Wild Jimmy Spruill
  18. Fannie Mae - Buster Brown
  19. Please Don't Go (Back To Baltimore) - Johnny Ace
  20. The Sky Is Crying - Elmore James
  21. Keep A'Calling - Paul Perryman
  22. All My Life - Riff Ruffin
  23. Come On Little Boy - June Bateman
  24. There Is Something On My Mind Parts 1 & 2 - Bobby Marchan
  25. I've Got It - The Gay Poppers (Black)

Disc: 2

  1. Valarie - The Starlites (Starlites)
  2. You Don't Have To Go - Sam Myers
  3. Booty Green - Bobby Marchan
  4. Steppin' Out - The Upsetters
  5. Can She Give Me Fever - Little Junior Lewis
  6. Empty Arms - Mighty Joe Young
  7. Mojo Hand - Lightnin' Hopkins 
  8. Every Beat Of My Heart - Gladys Knight and The Pips
  9. Think I Know - Dr. Horse
  10. Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey
  11. Letter Full Of Tears - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  12. Shake Your Moneymaker - Elmore James
  13. Sugar Babe - Buster Brown
  14. Do-Re-Mi - Lee Dorsey
  15. You're Going To Miss Me (When I'm Gone) - Chuck Bradford
  16. Let's Stick Together - Wilbert Harrison
  17. I Need Your Loving - Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford
  18. Mean Ole Frisco - Arthur Crudup
  19. These Lonely Tears - Little Joe Cook
  20. Don't You Worry - Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford
  21. I Wonder - Jimmy Ricks
  22. I Love You (Yes I Do) - Willie Hightower
  23. Flaming Mamie - Billy Hambric
  24. I Find No Fault (In My Baby's Love) - Johnny Jones
  25. Ghost Of Love - Joe Haywood

Disc: 3

  1. Wildcat Tamer - Tarheel Slim (Fury 1016) 1958
  2. Put Your Shoes On - Mary Ann Fisher (Fire 1002) 1959
  3. Mush - Little Bobby Roach (Fire 1013) 1960
  4. Heart Trouble - Billy Lewis (Fire 1025) 8/60
  5. Much Obliged - Gil Hamilton
  6. Sad, Sad Lonesome Day - Sam Myers (Fury 1035) 9/60
  7. Truly Yours - The Scarlets (Fury 1036) 9/60
  8. Lizzie Mae - Delmar (Fury 1038) 10/60
  9. Come On Back Where You Belong - Little Junior Lewis (Fury 1039) 10/60
  10. That's A Promise - Helen Bryant (Fury 1042) 12/60
  11. Why Baby - Mighty Joe Young
  12. Dig That Rock And Roll - Riff Ruffin (Fury 1043) 1/61
  13. Can't Stop Moving - Johnny Chef (Fire 1036) 3/61
  14. I'm Lonely - Ike Nesbitt (Fury 1046) 4/61
  15. I'm Tired Of It - Dr. Horse
  16. New Kind Of Love - Otis Scott (Fire 502) 6/61
  17. Say It Was A Dream - Chuck Bradford (Fire 505) 12/61
  18. Baby Please - Buddy Skipper (Fury 1062) 7/62
  19. The Things I Do For You -- Linda Martell & the Angels
  20. I'm A Go'fer - Tyrone Rowe (Fury 1069) 9/62
  21. Let's Have Some Fun - Wilbert Harrison (Fury 5001) 1966
  22. Love My Baby So - Ernie and Jean Terrell (Fury 5005) 1967
  23. Somebody's Gonna Want Me - Ricky Lewis (Fury 5051) 1968
  24. Debt Of Love - Joe Haywood (Fury 5052) 1968
  25. No Love As Sweet As Yours - Johnny Jones
Wonderful 3 CD set of vintage blues & soul 

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