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Fortune (Mich.)

Detroit, Mich.  [source: an original label)

Owned by Devora and Jack Brown.


Original Releases

Number Date & Source Name Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
 lp cut   
 
Shoffner, Rufus No rating The Burlesque Show — Rufus Shoffner   Bullet Fortune LP 3001 (#5)
 120  1949/Oct.
(Bb est.)
York Brothers Non-pertinent Label shot Hamtramack Mama — York Bros. A  
      Non-pertinent Highland Park Girl — York Bros. B Bullet Collector CD 2861 (#6)
Bullet Fortune LP 3001 (#7)
 126  1951/Apr. 14
Bb c&w rev.
Hall, Roy Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Dirty Boogie — Roy Hall And His Cohutta Mountain Boys B Bullet Bear Family CD 16747 (#12)
Bullet Esoldun LP 2014 (#1)
Bullet Fortune LP 3001 (#3)
Bullet TRG CD 505 101 (#24)
Bullet White Label LP 2819 (#3)
      Non-pertinent Song sample No Rose Of San Antone — Roy Hall And His Cohutta Mountain Boys   Bullet TRG CD 505 101 (#26)
Bullet White Label LP 2819 (#7)
 126   
 
Hall, Roy Non-pertinent Song sample Okee Doaks — Roy Hall And His Cohutta Mountain Boys A Bullet Esoldun LP 2014 (#2)
Bullet TRG CD 505 101 (#25)
Bullet White Label LP 2819 (#2)
Bullet White Label LP 2829 (#18)
      No rating Dirty Boogie — Roy Hall And His Cohutta Mountain Boys    
 133   
 
Hall, Roy Non-pertinent Song sample Never Marry A Tennessee Gal — Roy Hall And His Cohutta Mountain Boys   Bullet TRG CD 505 101 (#27)
Bullet White Label LP 2829 (#1)
      No rating We Never Get Too Big To Cry — Roy Hall And His Cohutta Mountain Boys    
45-145  1950/Dec. 2
Bb c&w rev.
White, Johnnie Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Mean And Evil Blues — Johnnie White And His Rhythm Riders Featuring Skeets McDonald On Vocal A Bullet White Label LP 2819 (#8)
      No rating Label shot Song sample The Tattooed Lady — Skeet's McDonald B Bullet Pompadour 10 002 (#4)
 162  1951/Sept. 29
Bb c&w rev.
Myers, Jimmy Non-pertinent Song sample Drunk Man's Wiggle — Jimmy Myers And His Happy Highway Gang A Bullet American Country Music CD 1001 (#20)
Bullet Blazon CD 2002 (#18)
Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#14)
Bullet Collector CD 2863 (#24)
Bullet Rev-Ola Bandstand CD 170 (#27)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#14)
Bullet White Label LP 2807 (#6)
      No rating I'm Going Back To West Virginia — Jimmy Myers And His Happy Highway Gang / Vocal By Jimmy Myers And George Adams B Bullet Collector CD 2863 (#25)
 165  1952/Feb.
(Bb est.)
McDonald, Skeets No rating Label shot Song sample Birthday Cake Boogie — Skeet's McDonald & Benny Walker On Vocal With Johnnie White And His Rhythm Riders B Bullet Fortune LP 3001 (#2)
      No rating Label shot I'm Looking For Sunshine — Jeff Durham And His Kentucky Boys Featuring Bob Sykes On Vocal A  
 166  1952/June 14
Bb c&w rev.
Myers, Jimmy Non-pertinent Song sample Ding Dong Mama From Tennessee — Jimmy Myers And His Happy Highway Gang B Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#26)
Bullet Collector CD 2862 (#7)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#39)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#26)
Bullet White Label LP 2829 (#5)
      No rating True Love Is Always That Way — Jimmy Myers And His Happy Highway Gang / Vocal By Jimmy Myers And Barbara Gray A  
45-170  1953
(Bb est.)
Hall, Roy Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Going Down The Road Feeling Bad – (instr.) — Roy Hall And His Cohutta Mountain Boys B  
      Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Jealous Love — The Davis Sisters With Roy Hall And His Cohutta Mountain Boys A  
45-172  1953
(Bb est.)
Rye, Forest Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Wild Cat Boogie — Forest Rye B Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#21)
Bullet Collector CD 2862 (#15)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#4)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#21)
Bullet White Label LP 2808 (#11)
      No rating Label shot Are You Making A Fool Of Me — Pete Pyle A  
45-176  1954/Feb. 20
Bb c&w rev.
Gilbert, Boots Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Take It Or Leave It — Boots Gilbert And Bob Sykes With Chuck Hatfield And The Treble-Aires A Bullet Collector CD 2862 (#16)
Bullet White Label LP 2819 (#14)
      Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Man! Turn Me Loose — Boots Gilbert With Chuck Hatfield And The Treble-Aires B Bullet Collector CD 2862 (#17)
 186  1956/May
(Bb est.)
Jackson, Eddie Pertinent Label shot Song sample Rock And Roll Baby — Eddie Jackson And His Swingsters / Vocal By Eddie Jackson F 58 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55186 (#18)
Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#3)
Bullet Collector CD 2852 (#16)
Bullet Legend LP 1001 (#12)
Bullet Mustang CD [19?] (#29)
Bullet Mustang CD 10 (#23)
Bullet Pan American CD 56007 (#3)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#27)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#3)
Bullet Woodward LP 100 (#3)
      Non-pertinent Label shot You Are The One — Eddie Jackson And His Swingsters / Vocal By Jimmy Franklin F 57  
 187  1956/Sept. 8
Bb c&w rev.
Turner, Buster No rating Label shot Song sample That Old Heartbreak Express — Buster Turner And His Pinnacle Mt. Boys F 70  
      No rating True Love In My Heart — Buster Turner And His Pinnacle Mt. Boys / Vocal by Buster Turner, Reese Ford, Doyle Neikirk F 71  
 188  1956
(Bb est.)
Hicks, Bill Pertinent Label shot Song sample Blue Flame — Bill Hicks And The Southerneers / Vocal By Bill Hicks F 78 Bullet Bark Log LP 2 (#11)
Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#11)
Bullet Collector CD 2864 (#7)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#11)
      Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample She's Done Gone — Bill Hicks And The Southerneers / Vocal By Bill Hicks F 79 Bullet Collector CD 2864 (#6)
 191  1956/Nov.
BMI clear.
Lee, Jimmy [2] Borderline Label shot Song sample You Ain't No Good For Me — Jimmy Lee F 87 Bullet B-Sharp LP 6/16 (#10)
Bullet B-Sharp CD 6/31 (#10)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55082 (#29)
Bullet Collector CD 2864 (#9)
Bullet Eagle CD 90201 (#24)
Bullet Flame CD 002 (#30)
Bullet Flame LP 003 (#20)
Bullet Memphis CD 7033 (#12)
      No rating Label shot Song sample Sad And Lonely — Jimmy Lee F 86  
45-193  1957/Jan.
(BMI est.)
De Bree, Peter No rating Label shot My Bucket's Got A Hole In It — Pete De Bree And The Wanderers / Vocal By Bernie Sanders F 96  
      No rating Label shot Wanderer's Blues – (instr.) — Pete De Bree And The Wanderers F 97  
 199  1957/Aug.
BMI clear.
Powers, Johnny Pertinent Label shot Song sample Honey Let's Go (To A Rock And Roll Show) — Johnny Powers And His Rockets F 115 Bullet Chief CD 1156504 (#30)
Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#7)
Bullet Collector CD 4425 (#17)
Bullet Norton CD 229 (#7)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#7)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#3)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#3)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#7)
      Pertinent Label shot Song sample Your Love — Johnny Powers And His Rockets F 116 Bullet Chief CD 1156502 (#28)
Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#24)
Bullet Norton CD 229 (#8)
Bullet Norton LP 229 (#8)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2010 (#4)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3038 (#4)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#24)
 200  1958/Jan.
BMI clear.
De Bree, Peter Pertinent Label shot Song sample Long Tall You (From Louisville) — Pete De Bree And The Wanderers / Vocal By Jimmy Franklin F 134 Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#5)
Bullet Esoldun LP 2023 (#9)
Bullet Flame LP 009 (#8)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#5)
Bullet True Blue Rockabilly CD 002 (#26)
      Pertinent Label shot Song sample Hey, Mr. Presley — Pete De Bree And The Wanderers / Vocal By Jimmy Franklin F 133 Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#10)
Bullet Emusic/Master Classics MP 11387293 (#1)
Bullet Esoldun LP 2023 (#8)
Bullet Popularity CD 5004 (#2)
Bullet Red Raven LP 1 (#9)
Bullet Songs About Elvis LP 8135 (#3)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#10)
 205  1957-58
(est.)
Vaughn, Dell Pertinent Label shot Song sample Rock The Universe — Dell Vaughn With The Fortune Aires F 158 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55052 (#6)
Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#6)
Bullet Crown LP 100 (#9)
Bullet Flesh Den CD 6903 (#8)
Bullet Lucky CD 805 (#16)
Bullet Luxel CD 7106 (#9)
Bullet Mustang CD 10 (#24)
Bullet Orb LP 1001 (#1)
Bullet Peerless LP 001 (#5)
Bullet Presto CD 7 (#2)
Bullet Rock Therapy CD 100 (#6)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#6)
      Pertinent Label shot A Cure For Love — Dell Vaughn With The Fortune Aires F 157  
 206  1957-58
(est.)
Rader, Don No rating Rock & Roll Granpa — Don Rader    
      No rating Day At The Pines — Don Rader    
 207  1958/Dec.
copyright
Terrigan Brothers Pertinent Label shot Song sample Little Love — Terrigan Brothers With The Sterlings F 166 Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#20)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#20)
      Pertinent Label shot Song sample Hi Ho Little Girl — Terrigan Brothers With The Sterlings F 165 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55176 (#1)
Bullet Cheesecake CD 491 (#14)
Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#4)
Bullet Collector CD 4496 (#17)
Bullet Hydra LP 7703 (#7)
Bullet Juke Box Saturday Night LP 1010 (#13)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#4)
Bullet Zomboco CD 10 (#12)
 208  1958-60
(est.)
Kirk, Ellis Pertinent Label shot Song sample Sweetie Pie — Ellis Kirk And The Town And Country Boys F 181 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55175 (#28)
Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#15)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#15)
      Pertinent Label shot Song sample Flamingo Rock – (instr.) — Ellis Kirk And The Town And Country Boys Featuring Lyle Collins On Lead Guitar F 182 Bullet Collector CD 4419 (#28)
 210  1960/June 27
Bb c&w rev.
Hunt Sisters Pertinent Label shot Song sample Elvis Is Rocking Again — Hunt Sisters And Mark / Roy Hall And His Boys F 200 Bullet Bop CD 005 (#20)
Bullet Chief CD 1156514 (#25)
Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#17)
Bullet Live Gold Productions CD 120012 (#13)
Bullet Songs About Elvis LP 8135 (#12)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#17)
      Non-pertinent Label shot Teardrops — Hunt Sisters And Mark / Roy Hall And His Boys F 199  
 211  1960/June 27
Bb pop rev.
Myers, Jimmy Pertinent Label shot Song sample Pretty Baby Rock — Jim Myers And Tex Regan With Jim Myers And His Gems F 203 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55177 (#29)
Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#16)
Bullet Crown LP 100 (#3)
Bullet Esoldun LP 2007 (#7)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#16)
Bullet White Label LP 8960 (#18)
      Borderline Label shot Song sample J & D Hop – (instr.) — Jim Myers And His Gems / Arranged & Directed By Dave Atkins F 204 Bullet Collector CD 4430 (#28)
 212  1960/Dec.
BMI clear.
Myers, Jimmy Pertinent Label shot Song sample Oh! Baby Baby — Jim Myers And His Gems With The Montclairs Under The Direction of Devora Brown F 215 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55175 (#26)
Bullet Cham LP 80635 (#13)
      Borderline Label shot Song sample Blue Stroll — Jim Myers And His Gems With The Montclairs Under The Direction of Devora Brown F 216  
 213  1961/Mar.
BMI clear.
Hunt Sisters Pertinent Label shot Song sample I'm Not Gonna Take It Anymore — Hunt Sisters F 220 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55089 (#21)
Bullet Chief CD 1156514 (#27)
Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#25)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#25)
Bullet White Label LP 8899 (#1)
      No rating Label shot Don't Hang Your Shame On Me — Hunt Sisters F 219  
 215  1962/July
BMI clear.
Myers, Jimmy Non-pertinent Label shot After Tomorrow — Jim Myers And His Gems / Arranged & Directed By Dave Atkins / Vocal By Jim Myers And Tex Regan F 236 Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#22)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#22)
      No rating Label shot Memphis – (instr.) — Jim Myers And His Gems / Arranged & Directed By Dave Atkins F 235  
 521  1956/Sept.
(Bb est.)
Hall, Roy No rating Label shot Corrine Corrina – (instr.) — Roy Hall And His Back Room Boys F 57  
      No rating Don't Ask Me No Questions (I'll Tell You No Lies) – (instr.) — Roy Hall And His Back Room Boys F 58  
 524  1957/Mar.
(Bb est.)
Young, George Borderline Label shot Song sample Shakin' Shelley — George Young And His Guitar And Band F 80  
      Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Buggin' Baby — George Young And His Guitar And Band F81 Bullet Collector CD 4502 (#8)
 535  1959-60
(Bb est.)
Catalinas [2] No rating Label shot Long Walk – (instr.) — The Catalinas F 193  
      No rating Label shot Song sample Destruction – (instr.) — The Catalinas F 194 Bullet Big H LP 79104 (#6)
 559 
(pressed by RCA)
1964
RCA mx code
Stapleton, Eddie Pertinent Label shot Song sample Well, I'm Weak — Eddie Stapleton F-313 R4KM-9509 Bullet Chief CD 1256501 (#18)
Bullet Greasy LP 009 (#2)
Bullet Lonirae Music LP 1002 (#15)
Bullet Titanic CD 1001 (#18)
      Borderline Label shot Want Your Love — Eddie Stapleton F-314 R4KM-9510  
EP1330   
 
Buckett, Johnny Pertinent Label shot Song sample Let Me Play With Your Poodle — Johnny Buckett 2 Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2079 (#5)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55176 (#20)
Bullet Collector CD 4445 (#30)
Bullet Crypt CD 12 (#25)
Bullet Fortune LP 3001 (#8)
Bullet RAR LP 155 [2] (#14)
Bullet RAR LP 155 (#15)
      Non-pertinent Sadie And The Cop — Boots Gilbert 2  
      Non-pertinent Label shot The Tattooed Lady — Skeets McDonald 1  
      Non-pertinent Song sample Griddle Greasin' Daddy — Johnny Buckett 1 Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2079 (#13)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55176 (#30)
Bullet Collector CD 2864 (#8)
Bullet Collector CD 4445 (#1)
Bullet Fortune LP 3001 (#9)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1978Red Raven (Germany) 1LPThose Oldies But Rockies
1979Big H 79104LPVintage Rock 'N' Roll Collector's Items, Vol. 4
1980Crown (United States) 56- 100LPRock, Rock, Rock, Vol. 1
1986Esoldun (France) RR 2007LPHop, Skip, And Jump
Fortune (United States) 3001LPThe Original Tattooed Lady
RAR 155 [2]LPRock-A-Rolla A-Hillabilly Wing Ding Do?! (Sin Alley, Vol. 2)
Rollercoaster (England) 2010LPRock! Rock! Rock! / Johnny Powers
White Label (Netherlands) WLP 8899LPMore Rare Rocking Girls
1987Esoldun (France) RR 2014LPGroovie Boogie Woogie Boy
Flame (England) 003LPDesperate Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 3
Hydra (Germany) BLK 7703LPDance To The Bop
1988Esoldun (France) RR 2023LPRare Rock-A-Billy Boppin'
Flame (England) 009LPDesperate Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 9
1989White Label (Netherlands) WLP 2807LPBoppin' Hillbilly, Vol. 7
White Label (Netherlands) WLP 2808LPBoppin' Hillbilly, Vol. 8
1990White Label (Netherlands) WLP 8960LPDreamboat Rock And Roll
1991Bark Log (England) 2LPCountry Hicks, Vol. 2
White Label (Netherlands) WLP 2819LPBoppin' Hillbilly, Vol. 19
1992Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2079LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 62
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156502CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 2
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156504CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 4
Flame (England) 002CDDesperate Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2
Live Gold Productions (Czechoslovakia) LG 120012CDElvis Mania 2
Norton (United States) CED 229CDLong Blond Hair / Johnny Powers
Orb 1001LPUniverse Rocketin'
1993Legend (France) 1001LPGrand Daddy's Rockin', Vol. 1
1994Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156514CDUltra Rare Rockin' & Boppin', Vol. 4
Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4419CDRockin' & Boppin'
Titanic CD 1001CDRecord Shop Hop: 30 Classic Motor City Rockabillys
White Label (Netherlands) WLP 2829LPBoppin' Hillbilly, Vol. 29
1995Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4425CDReallll Rrrrockin'
Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4430CDHot Rockin' Instrumentals
Eagle (Germany) 90201CDThe Chicken Are Rockin', Vol. 2
Flesh Den (England) 6903CDRock 'N' Roll Orgy, Vol. 3
1996Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 2852CDBoppin' Tonight, Vol. 2
Lucky (England) CDLR 805CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 5
Woodward WWD 100LPMusic With A Western Beat / Eddie Jackson
1997Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55052CDRocket Ship
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1256501CDFortune & Hi-Q Ultra Rare Special
Peerless PL 001LPRockabilly
Popularity (Italy) P 5004CDWe All Wanna Sound Like Elvis
1998Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4445CDRock & Roll With Piano, Vol. 3
1999Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55082CDShake It Up
2000Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55089CDHoney Doll
2001Greasy (England) LP 009LPGreasy Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 9
2004American Country Music ACM CD 1001CDRock & Roll Country Style
2005Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16747CDRoy Rocks / Roy Hall
Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55175CDKnock Out
Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55176CDStuck Up
Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55177CDStep Out
2006Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4496CDRock 'N' Roll Hepcat
Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4502CDStomp, Shake, And Rock
Proper (England) PROPERBOX 103CDFrom Boppin' Hillbilly To Red Hot Rockabilly
Rev-Ola Bandstand (England) CR REV 170CDCountry Goes Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2: The New Breed
2007B-Sharp (Germany) 6/16LPNasty Rockabilly, Vol. 11
Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55186CDRockabilly Wildfire
Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
2009Emusic/Master Classics (United States) 11387293MPHail To The King
year?B-Sharp 6/31CDNasty Rockabilly, CD 6
Blazon (United States) 2002CDSizzling Hillbilly, Vol. 2
Bop BOP- 005CDSaturday Night On Bop Street, Vol. 5
Cham 80635LPRockin' Rollin', Vol. 5
Cheesecake CHCD 491CDRockin' Boppin' Duo's
Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 2861CDDetroit In The 40's And 50's: The York Brothers' Best
Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 2862CDDetroit In The 50's, Vol. 2
Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 2863CDDetroit In The 50's, Vol. 3
Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 2864CDDetroit In The 50's, Vol. 4
Crypt (United States) CR-CD-SIN 12CDSin Alley, Part One
Juke Box Saturday Night (Italy) JBSN 1010LPRock 'N' Roll At The Jook Joint, Vol. 1
Lonirae Music 1002LPOut For Kicks, Vol. 2
Luxel MAS 7106CDRockabilly Hoodlums, v. 6
Memphis 7033CDThey Thought They Were Elvis: Vocal Clones, Vol. 1
Mustang MUST [19?]CDLookin' For Money
Mustang MUST 10CDGotta Rock A Little More
Pan American (Switzerland) 56007CDYou Are My Baby
Pompadour DA 00210Man's Ruin: Skin-Tone Rock 'N' Roll
Presto Vol. 7CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 7
RAR 155LPSin Alley
Rock Therapy (United States) CD MI 100CDMichigan Rockers, Vol. 1
Rollercoaster (England) RCCD 3038CDLong Blond Hair / Johnny Powers
Songs About Elvis (United States) 8135LPSongs About Elvis
TRG (Netherlands) H 505 101CDDiggin' That Rock-A-Billy Boogie / Roy Hall
True Blue Rockabilly TBR 002CDTrue Blue Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Zomboco (United States) 10CDReal Rare Rockabilly, Vol. 10


Acknowledgments:  Stephane Chatain, Scott Cheesebrew, Marc Coulavin, Udo Frank, Nikki Gustafson, Derek Hamilton, Shawn Marie Hardy, Shane Hughes, Rob Karman, Tom Krajina, Bernd Kratochwil, Tom Lincoln, Gerd Miller, Michel Proost, R&B Indies, Perica Sucevic, Al Turner, Svein Arne Vikesdal, Peter van Wilsem, Bjorn Witlox, Stefan Wriedt, eBay


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