Long Burn the Fire

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Long Burn the Fire
Black Merda Long Burn.jpg
Studio album by
LabelJanus Records
Black Merda chronology
Black Merda
Long Burn the Fire
The Folks from Mother's Mixer

Long Burn the Fire is the second studio album by the Detroit rock band Black Merda. The band’s name was altered to Mer-Da on the album’s front cover. It was released by Chess Records subsidiary Janus in 1972. The album sleeve features only guitarists Anthony and Charles Hawkins and bassist VC L. Veasey. Original drummer Tyrone Hite had left the band and was not officially replaced; session drummer Bob Crowder was hired just before the recording sessions. The original album was long out of print before being reissued on CD by TuffCity Records in 1996. All of the album’s tracks are also collected on the 2005 Black Merda compilation The Folks from Mother's Mixer.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "For You" – 4:38
  2. "The Folks from Mother’s Mixer" – 4:09
  3. "My Mistake" – 5:25
  4. "Lying" – 4:25
  5. "Long Burn the Fire" – 3:21
  6. "Sometimes I Wish" – 3:45
  7. "I Got a Woman" – 4:53
  8. "We Made Up" – 3:41


  • Anthony Hawkins – guitar, vocals
  • VC L. Veasey – bass, vocals
  • Charles Hawkins – guitar, vocals
  • Bob Crowder – drums