Fortune - Country & Western/Rockabilly

Fortune - Country & Western/Rockabilly
(1946-1967)

Jimmy Lee

Hal Clark

Songwriter and label owner Devora Brown began writing country songs in 1941. In 1943, her husband Jack Brown started to produce Country & Western acts that he found performing in Detroit bars on the weekends. Jack would record these acts direct to acetate discs and distribute the discs to local bars. In later years, Fortune would release these early and mid '40s recordings.

Selected tracks from the Fortune Records Country & Western/Rockabilly Catalog:

  • MP3 Afraid I'll Lose You - Rambling Rufus Shoffner 1950

  • MP3 Big Chief Yodel - Big Chief Redbird 1955

  • MP3 Blue Flame - Bill Hicks & The Southerneers 1956

  • MP3 Columbus Stockade - Kenny Layne and His Bull Dogs 1960

  • MP3 Ding Dong Mama From Tennessee - Jimmy Myers & His Happy Highway Gang 1952

  • MP3 Dirty Boogie - Roy Hall & His Colhutta Mountain Boys 1951

  • MP3 Drunk Man's Wiggle - Jimmy Myers & His Happy
    Highway Gang (Recorded: 1944) 1951

  • MP3 Every Little Raindrop - Rufus Shoffner & Joyce Songer 1962

  • MP3 Froggie Went A Courtin' - Kenny Layne & His Bull Dogs 1960

  • MP3 Gonna Ride That Satellite - Jimmy Gartin & The Highlanders 1958

  • MP3 Heard The Back Door Slam - Roy Rector 1956

  • MP3 Hey It's Chucks Boogie - Chuck Oakes & His Chuck
    Wagon Boys 1954

  • MP3 I Didn't Know I Love You - Roy Rector & Slim Bradford 1956

  • MP3 I Don't Mean a Thing to You - Hal Clark & The West-O-Crats
    (Recorded: 1944) 1950

  • MP3 I'm A Millionaire - The Tennessee Harmony Boys 1951

  • MP3 It Always Happens To Me - Rufus Shoffner & Joyce Songer 1962

  • MP3 It's All Your Fault - Farris Wilder & His Band 1957

  • MP3 Jealous Love - May Hawks 1952 (Master Only)

  • MP3 Joe's Mandolin Boogie - Hubert Friar & His Hillbilly Hicks 1950

  • MP3 Lovelight - Rufus Shoffner & Speedy Rodgers 1964

  • MP3 Mean and Evil Blues - Cherokee Chief 1964

  • MP3 Meet Me Down in Nashville at The O'Pry Tonight - May Hawks 1953

  • MP3 Move Over Big Dog - Bobby Bernell 1964

  • MP3 New Set of Blues - Eddie Jackson & His Melody Riders 1950

  • MP3 North On 23 - Curly Dan & Wilma Ann 1964

  • MP3 Okee Doaks - Jeff Durham & His Kentucky Boys 1950

  • MP3 One Way Ticket to Tennessee - Danny Richards & The Country Rhythm Boys 1963

  • MP3 Partnership Love Affair - Cal Davis & His Tennessee Kings 1956

  • MP3 Rock And Roll Baby - Eddie Jackson & His Swingsters 1956

  • MP3 Same Old Blues - Patty Lynn 1964

  • MP3 She's Done Gone - (1956) - Bill Hicks & The Southerneers 1956

  • MP3 Shotgun Wedding - Rambling Rufus Shoffner (Recorded: 1944) 1950

  • MP3 Steel Wool Blues - Chuck Hatfield & The Treble-Aires 1952

  • MP3 Sugar Coated Lies - Bill Hicks & His Southerneers 1957

  • MP3 Take It or Leave It - Boots Gilbert & Bob Sykes 1952

  • MP3 Tennessee Boogie - Jeff Durham & His Rhythm Playboys 1949

  • MP3 That Old Heartbreak Express - Buster Turner 1956

  • MP3 That's How Much I Miss You - Tommy Kato 1964

  • MP3 Truck Driving Jack - Lloyd Howell & The Brite Stars 1967

  • MP3 Undecided Heart - Ralph Davis & His Western Rhythm Boys 1958

  • MP3 Until - Tommy Kato 1964

  • MP3 Year After Year - May Hawks 1953 (Master Only)

  • MP3 You Ain't No Good for Me - Jimmy Lee 1956

  • MP3 You Can't Stop Me From Loving You - Danny Richards & The Country
    Rhythm Boys 1962

May Hawks

Chuck Hatfield & The Treble Aires

Earl Songer & The Rocky Road Ramblers