Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 2/28/04 - 3/5/04)


"Adios, My Desert Love"/"(I Want) An Old Fashioned Girl"
by The Diablos
on Fortune 509/510
released in 1954


Photo Of The Diablos
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of The Diablos. The original group consisted of Nolan Strong (lead tenor), Juan Guitierrez (tenor), Willie Hunter (baritone), Quentin Banks (bass), and guitarist Bobby Edwards.

Click HERE for an article about The Diablos by J.C. Marion.



Ad For Fortune 509-June 1954 Ad For Fortune 509-July 1954
Above: Trade magazine ads for Fortune 509 from June (left) and July (right) in 1954.


Fortune Label-Adios, My Desert Love-The Diablos-1954

Above: Label image of Fortune 509 released in April 1954. The flip side is 510. It is The Diablos' first record. The follow-up release in September 1954 is their classic "The Wind". They had at least sixteen more records for Fortune ending in 1964.

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"Adios, My Desert Love" - Fortune 509 - 1954
"(I Want) An Old Fashioned Girl" - Fortune 510 - 1954
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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"Adios, My Desert Love" - Fortune 509 - 1954 (file size=454KB)
"(I Want) An Old Fashioned Girl" - Fortune 510 - 1954 (file size=363KB)


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