In the late 1950s in New York City, Bobby Robinson started the Fire, Fury, Enjoy, Everlast and Revelation
record labels. He had a number of national hits which kept the labels going for awhile, such as Kansas City
(Wilbert Harrison); Fannie Mae (Buster Brown); There Is Something On Your Mind (Bobby Marchan); Letter Full Of
Tears (Gladys Knight); I Need Your Lovin' (Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford) and Ya Ya (Lee Dorsey). When the hits
dried up he leased the masters to Bell Records who put some of them out on their "Sphere Sound" subsidiary,
and a couple on Bell itself.
Note that the white cover first Buster Brown LP is numbered 102 on the jacket, but 101 on the record label.
I think there's probably a Revelation 5001. Anybody have it or know?
And, Sphere Sound leased the Maurice Williams
album from the Herald/Ember label.
Thanks to Dennis & Bill for contributing albums to be photographed. Thanks to the wonderful website Both
Sides Now for their discographies which are always a big help.
Fire 100 - Various (1st)
Fire 100 - Various (2nd)
Fire 101 (102 on cover) - Buster Brown (1st)
Fire 102 - Buster Brown (2nd)
Fire 103 - Big Boy Crudup
Fire 104 - Lightnin' Hopkins
Fire 105 - Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford
Fury 1002 - Lee Dorsey
Fury 1003 - Gladys Knight
Enjoy 2001 - King Curtis
Everlast 201 - Various
Everlast 202 - Les Cooper
Sphere Sound 7000 - Wilbert Harrison
Sphere Sound 7001 - Lightnin' Hopkins
Sphere Sound 7002 - Elmore James
Sphere Sound 7003 - Lee Dorsey
Sphere Sound 7004 - Bobby Marchan
Sphere Sound 7005 - Kodaks & Starlites
Sphere Sound 7006 - Gladys Knight
Sphere Sound 7007 - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs