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Dirty Boogie: The Fortune Records Story [Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (11 Feb 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: One Day Music
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,881 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Dirty BoogieRoy Hall 2:520.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Oh! Baby BabyJim Myers 1:580.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Mind over MatterNolan Strong 3:110.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Rock the UniverseDell Vaughn 1:420.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Take My HandThe Centurys 2:380.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Let Me Play with Your PoodleJohnny Buckett 2:390.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. (Why Don't You) Love MeThe Delteens 2:320.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Last Night I CriedGino Parks 3:100.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Well, I've Got News (For You)Nathaniel Mayer 1:580.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Elvis Is Rocking AgainThe Hunt Sisters 1:370.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. You Ain't No Good for MeJimmy Lee 2:110.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Hamtramck MamaThe York Brothers 2:500.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Baby Only YouArlando King 1:570.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Forbidden LoveJimmy Burke 3:050.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. At the Burlesque Show (with Rufus Shoffner)Earl & Joy 2:160.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. J&D HopJim Myers 1:350.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. The Trap of LoveThe Premiers 2:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Hi Ho Little GirlThe Terrigan Brothers 1:390.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. September in the RainThe Royal Jokers 2:520.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Birthday Cake BoogieSkeets McDonald 3:050.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. If I Could Be with You TonightNolan Strong 2:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Rock and Roll BabyEddie Jackson 2:280.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Work It OutNathaniel Mayer 2:150.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. She Sure Can Rock MeDon Radar 2:310.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Rose of TangierThe Four Kings 2:550.69  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Pretty Baby RockJim Myers 2:290.69  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Wear My RingThe Creators 2:350.69  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Shaking ShellyGeorge Young 2:000.69  Buy MP3 
Listen29. The Cha-Cha of LoveDon Lane 2:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Griddle Greasing DaddyJohnny Buckett 2:200.69  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Cheese CakeThe Nite Sounds 2:330.69  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Long Tall LouPete de Bree 2:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Bacon FatAndre Williams 3:030.69  Buy MP3 
Listen34. DestructionThe Catalinas 2:120.69  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Okee DoaksRoy Hall 3:020.69  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Someday You'll Want Me to Want YouNolan Strong 3:040.69  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Poppin' offTony Lee 2:000.69  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Sweetie PieEllis Kirk 2:140.69  Buy MP3 
Listen39. Bashful GuyThe Earthquakes 2:020.69  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Jealous LoveThe Davis Sisters 2:370.69  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Rock 'n' Roll GrandpaDon Rader 2:070.69  Buy MP3 
Listen42. This Is a MiracleFloyd Smith 3:110.69  Buy MP3 
Listen43. Village of LoveNathaniel Mayer 2:010.69  Buy MP3 
Listen44. Buggin' BabyGeorge Young 2:200.69  Buy MP3 
Listen45. SuicideTony Lee 2:060.69  Buy MP3 
Listen46. He's a Mighty Good ManBoot's Gilbert 2:490.69  Buy MP3 
Listen47. When You Are in LoveThe Premiers 3:040.69  Buy MP3 
Listen48. Listen to the RainThe Delteens 3:100.69  Buy MP3 
Listen49. The Tattooed LadySkeets McDonald 3:080.69  Buy MP3 
Listen50. Long WalkThe Catalinas 1:530.69  Buy MP3 
Listen51. Wild Cat BoogieForest Rye 2:280.69  Buy MP3 
Listen52. After TomorrowJim Myers 2:380.69  Buy MP3 
Listen53. Look What You've DoneArlando King 2:560.69  Buy MP3 
Listen54. Highland Park GirlThe York Brothers 2:500.69  Buy MP3 
Listen55. Golden AngelThe Montclairs 2:510.69  Buy MP3 
Listen56. Honey, Let's Go (To a Rock and Roll Show)Johnny Powers 1:500.69  Buy MP3 
Listen57. Crazy BopThe Earthquakes 1:590.69  Buy MP3 
Listen58. Hey, Mr PresleyPete de Bree 2:340.69  Buy MP3 
Listen59. Blue MoonNolan Strong 2:330.69  Buy MP3 
Listen60. Oh Joe JoeThe Centurys 2:010.69  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Product Description

Fortune Records is the great secret record company in the history of Detroit rock'n'roll. Their signature sound of raw vocals and simple instrumental arrangements contrasted with the polished sound of their Motown neighbours. With hits from Roy Hall, Tony Lee and The Four Kings there's a certain charm to their output that still attracts the ear half a century or more after their heyday.

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3CD set. Feisty 75-track collection of Detroit-produced hits by Roy Hall, Nolan Strong, Skeets McDonald, Gino Parks, The York Brothers, Jimmy Lee and others!

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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This is the long awaited sampler of Detroit music before the Motown Era. Great vocal groups, some early soul, and some rockabilly and country music. All recorded at the Fortune studio in Detroit and released on Fortune, Strate 8 and Hi-Q records in the fifties, and early sixties.

Don't expect anything that sounds as smooth as Motown here. The sound of the Fortune studio was primitive, and dirty.
No matter how angelic the voices of the vocal groups were,... The studio had only one microphone it seems, and the drums and guitars and saxes were always competing with the singers, resulting in a sound as recognisable as the sound of SUN records of Memphis, and just as hot.

I love this compilation, because it's a raunchy bunch of recordings, focussing on the so far less re-released artists on these labels.

Andre Williams is under-represented here. So are The Don Juans,The 5 Dollars,The Diablos and Joe Weaver and other blues artists on these labels. They have been the subject of previous re-releases. Most of these are still available. Get them together with this compilation, and you'll have an un-equalled collection of "primitive" and "dirty" sounding music, that must have been a source of inspiration for Bob Seger, Mitch Ryder and Bruce Springsteen
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let me play with your poodle. 5 April 2014
By robert
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One of the greatest compilations of hillbilly and rockabilly ever put together.
Some of the artists i had'nt heard of,but really enjoyed every track.
The top tracks for me are from the tattooed lady album,but there are lots of good rockin' tracks.
Great to hear these tunes without the the clicks and skips from the dust of old records.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Stuff 10 May 2014
By RonW
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Another gem from One Day. Wwhat I like about these cds from One Day is that there is always the unknown artists that have managed to slip through my music net. At these prices you just cannot go wrong.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value. 17 July 2014
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A very good collection of oldies, which is good to reminisce with. Good value for money.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good overview of a GREAT record label. 2 May 2014
By rockinrichard - Published on Amazon.com
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"Dirty Boogie-The Fortune Records Story". This is a 3 CD set from England featuring a good overview of this great Detroit record label.

In addition to legendary group harmony by the Diablos, Royal Jokers, Earthquakes. Centurys, Nathaniel Mayer and more, there's also some fine rockabilly and interesting early country. A rockabilly standout is Johnny Powers "Honey Let's Go (To A Rock And Roll Show)" that features vocal group backing, possibly by the Diablos, according to Mr. Powers.

You get 60 songs with decent sound quality, all at a bargain price. My only complaint is that there are very sparse liner notes and no photos. I guess we'll have to wait for an upcoming book on Fortune by Billy Miller of Norton Records and Michael Hurtt
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good album for fans of rock roots... 20 May 2014
By Mats Rydberg - Published on Amazon.com
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A very good album for fans of rock roots. Many old hits that I have not heard in years and many unknown good songs. I can really recomend buying this album...
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