Daddy Rockin' Strong: A Tribute to Nolan Strong & the Diablos

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Daddy Rockin Strong: A Tribute to Nolan Strong & The Diablos
Compilation album by Various artists
Released 2010
Recorded 2009–2010
Genre Rock and roll, garage rock
Label The Wind Records, Norton, Burger Records
Producer Rich Tupica, Billy Miller

Daddy Rockin' Strong: A Tribute to Nolan Strong & the Diablos is a vinyl-only tribute album released by The Wind Records and distributed by Norton Records. On January 21, 2013, Burger Records re-issued the compilation on cassette tape.

It features 13 Nolan Strong covers by various rock and roll, punk and garage bands, including the Dirtbombs, Reigning Sound, Mark Sultan, Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby, Outrageous Cherry, the Hentchmen, Cub Koda, Andre Williams, and Lenny Kaye, among others. [1]

The record was compiled in memory of Nolan Strong, a Detroit-based R&B singer known for a his high tenor voice that influenced a young Smokey Robinson. Strong, who signed to Fortune Records in 1954, was a pre-Motown sensation. He is best known for his hit songs "The Wind" and "Mind Over Matter." He died in 1977 and is buried in Detroit. Because Fortune Records ceased operations in the mid 1980s, Strong's music has remained out of print since then.


The tribute album received positive reviews from a number of publications, including published reviews from Uncut Magazine and Razorcake. All Music Guide hailed the compilation as one of the "one of the best tribute albums of recent memory." [2]. The Los Angeles Times noted, "each cut is a tender love ballad to an overlooked legend."

Track listing[edit]

  1. The Wind - Mark Sultan
  2. Daddy Rockin' Strong - The Dirtbombs
  3. You're the Only Girl, Delores - Cub Koda
  4. Yeah, Baby (It's Because of You) - Outrageous Cherry
  5. The Way You Dog Me Around - Andre Williams & the A-Bones
  6. Do You Remember What You Did - Danny Kroha & the Del Torros
  7. Mind Over Matter - Reigning Sound
  8. I Want to Be Your Happiness - Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby
  9. Real True Love - The A-Bones
  10. Mambo of Love - The Hentchmen
  11. Try Me One More Time - Demon's Claws
  12. Harriett, It's You - Gentleman Jesse & His Men
  13. I Wanna Know - Lenny Kaye


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