The Fire/Fury R&B Story

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Producer Bobby Robinson released a slew of classic blues and R&B sides on his Harlem-based Fury and Fire record labels in the late '50s and early '60s, including tracks by such notables as Elmore James, Lightnin' Hopkins, Lee Dorsey, and many others, and several of these are collected in this two-disc, 38-track set, including such classic cuts as Wilbert Harrison's "Kansas City," harpist Buster Brown's "Fannie Mae" and "Sugar Babe," Elmore James' "The Sky Is Crying," and Lee Dorsey's "Ya Ya" and "Do-Re-Mi." It's not the whole story of Robinson's achievements as a producer and label owner, but it certainly paints a compelling portrait of his importance in both roles as...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Producer Bobby Robinson released a slew of classic blues and R&B sides on his Harlem-based Fury and Fire record labels in the late '50s and early '60s, including tracks by such notables as Elmore James, Lightnin' Hopkins, Lee Dorsey, and many others, and several of these are collected in this two-disc, 38-track set, including such classic cuts as Wilbert Harrison's "Kansas City," harpist Buster Brown's "Fannie Mae" and "Sugar Babe," Elmore James' "The Sky Is Crying," and Lee Dorsey's "Ya Ya" and "Do-Re-Mi." It's not the whole story of Robinson's achievements as a producer and label owner, but it certainly paints a compelling portrait of his importance in both roles as part of the late-'50s and early-'60s New York music scene.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/2011
  • Label: Fuel 2000
  • UPC: 030206188028
  • Catalog Number: 061880
  • Sales rank: 138,958

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison (2:29)
  2. 2 Number 9 Train - Tarheel Slim (3:03)
  3. 3 Fannie Mae - Buster Brown (2:58)
  4. 4 Pour the Corn - Hal Paige & The Whalers (2:56)
  5. 5 Come On Little Boy - June Bateman (2:18)
  6. 6 The Sky Is Crying - Elmore James (2:47)
  7. 7 Empty Arms - Mighty Joe Young (2:56)
  8. 8 Good To the Bone - Willis "Gator" Jackson (2:32)
  9. 9 Keep a Calling - Paul Perryman (1:50)
  10. 10 All My Life - Riff Ruffin (2:18)
  11. 11 Hard Grind - Wild Jimmy Spruill (3:00)
  12. 12 Lookout - Rockin' Bradley (1:41)
  13. 13 There Is Something on Your Mind, Pts. 1-2 - Bobby Marchan (4:51)
  14. 14 Dance Honey Dance - The Velvets (2:27)
  15. 15 Please Don't Do - Johnny Acey (2:03)
  16. 16 Wildcat Tamer - Tarheel Slim (3:00)
  17. 17 Going Back To My Hometown - Hal Paige & The Whalers (2:44)
  18. 18 Jaywalking (2:33)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey (2:28)
  2. 2 Booty Green - Bobby Marchan (2:59)
  3. 3 Why Baby - Mighty Joe Young (2:21)
  4. 4 Making It - Willis "Gator" Jackson (2:30)
  5. 5 Work To Be Done - Paul Perryman (2:19)
  6. 6 Why - Johnny Acey (2:51)
  7. 7 Lock Me In Your Heart - Little Ann (2:15)
  8. 8 Kansas City March - Wild Jimmy Spruill (2:42)
  9. 9 Do-Re-Mi - Lee Dorsey (2:15)
  10. 10 You're Going To Miss Me (When I'm Gone) - Chuck Bradford (2:17)
  11. 11 I Need Your Loving - Dee Dee Ford (5:47)
  12. 12 Sugar Babe - Buster Brown (2:29)
  13. 13 Let's Stick Together - Wilbert Harrison (2:46)
  14. 14 These Lonely Tears - Little Joe Cook (3:03)
  15. 15 Don't You Worry - Dee Dee Ford (2:59)
  16. 16 So Tired (of Running Away From Love) - Willie Hightower (1:54)
  17. 17 Human - Billy Hambric (3:22)
  18. 18 I Love You (Yes I Do) - Willie Hightower (2:34)
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