Incredible rhythm & blues singles from Bobby Robinson's Harlem-based Fury and Fire labels from the mid 50s to early 60s – from post-doowop vocal gems to sax-heavy stormers to melodic early soul groovers and beyond – trailblazing gems that helped pave the way for indie soul and r&b for decades to come! Massive 3CD set with 75 tracks – with gems by Bobby Marchan, Tarheel Slim, Elmore James, Dee Dee Ford, Don Gardner, Arthur
Crudup, Otis Scott, Mighty Joe Young, Mary Ann Fisher, The Upsetters, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Lee
Dorsey and many many more. Includes "I'm So Happy (Tra-La-La-La-La-La) by Lewis Lymon & The Teenchords, "Number 9 Train" by Tarheel Slim, "Kansas City" by Wilbert Harrison, "Fannie Mae" by Buster Brown, "There Is Something On My Mind" (Parts 1 & 2) by Bobby Marchan, "Valarie" by The Starlites, "Empty Arms" by Mighty Joe Young, "Sugar Babe" by Buster Brown, "Mean Ole Frisco" by Arthur
Crudup, "Ghost Of Love" by Joe Haywood, "Put On My Shoes" by Mary Ann Fisher, "New Kind Of Love" by Otis Smith, "Love My Baby So" by Ernie & Jean Terrell, "Debt Of Love" by Joe Haywood, "No Love As Sweet As Yours" by Johnny Jones and much more! Nice little booklet of notes, too.
(Limited edition of 2000!)