VA – Enjoy Records Story (1965/2019) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Various Artists – Enjoy Records Story (1965/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:36:04 minutes | 953 MB | Genre: Blues
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Enjoy Records

By the time Bobby Robinson inaugurated Enjoy Records in early 1 962 with his brother Danny, he was hailed industry-wide as a hitmaker, thanks to the many smashes he released on his Fire and Fury labels. Danny was experienced too, having run the Holiday and Everlast logos. Bobby’s Midas touch extended to the advent of Enjoy, named after a joke book, Enjoy With Eddie, that he’d seen in a 125th Street shop. Its first release, tenor saxist King Curtis’ instrumental ‘Soul Twist,’ sailed to the top of the R&B charts in the spring of ’62. It was that year that Bobby Robinson moved to Harlem and opened Bobby’s Record Shop on 125th St . From this record shop base, Robinson built his music empire. The common thread that connected all of Robinson’s various record labels was his uncanny ability to bring out the best in his artists. While most producers at that time attempted to soften the edges of rhythm & blues singers in hopes of appealing to the pop market, Robinson delighted in capturing raw-edged artists like Elmore James and Buster Brown just as they were.

1. King Curtis & The Noble Knights – Soul Twist
2. Titus Turner – People Sure Act Funny (When They Get a Lotta’ Money)
3. Elmore James – It Hurts Me Too
4. Noble “Thin Man” Watts – Jookin’
5. Riff Ruffin – Hoop and Holler
6. Tarheel Slim & Little Ann – You Make Me Feel so Good
7. Wild Jimmy Spruill – Cut and Dried
8. Titus Turner – My Darkest Hour
9. Joe Haywood – I Would If I Could
10. Elmore James – Mean Mistreatin’ Mama
11. Bobby Porter – Searching for Love
12. Titus Turner – Bow Wow
13. Sammy Taylor – Ain’t That Some Shame
14. Titus Turner – I Love You Baby
15. Mary B – Ain’y Nobody’s Business
16. Wild Jimmy Spruill – The Rooster
17. Louis Jones – I Believe to My Soul
18. Noble “Thin Man” Watts – What Ya Gonna Do
19. The Rinky-Dinks – Hot Potato (aka Soultrain)
20. Joe Haywood – Warm and Tender Love
21. Jay Dee Bryant – Get It
22. Sammy Taylor – You Precious Love
23. Gladys Knight & The Pips – What Shall I Do
24. Les Cooper & The Soul Rockers – Let’s Do the Boston Monkey
25. The Channels – Sad Song
26. Sammy Taylor – Don’t Lie (Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye)
27. Janet Calloway – Bank of Love
28. The Jay Cee’s – Just Say the Word
29. Mary B – Cut It Out
30. Jimmy Armstrong – Count the Tears
31. Charlie Lucas Combo – Jump for Joy
32. Ronnie & The Manhattans – Long Time No See
33. Les Cooper & The Soul Rockers – Owee Baby
34. Jay Dee Bryant – You’re Hurting Me
35. Sammy Taylor – Next in Line
36. Bobby Porter – Foxy Devil