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Something’s Got A Hold Of Me
The Don Cole Story

Available now on eBay and Amazon, the brand new CD of Vintage Arizona music by Arizona's great unknown guitar hero Don Cole.  He played uncredited guitar on many 50's and 60's sessions, at times in the style of Duane Eddy, and gained national exposure with his bass playing wife, Alleyne as Don and Alleyne Cole. Their soulful cover of "Somethings Got A Hold On Me" was heard on many radio stations across the country in 1964 with enough success to spawn a live album for Vee Jay Records. When producer Lee Hazlewood was at Audio Recorders, he tapped Cole when he wanted a "Twangy" Duane sound or as a featured [...]

Something’s Got A Hold Of Me
The Don Cole Story
2019-07-09T22:46:03+00:00

‘Funky Broadway:’
A Forgotten Song Of Phoenix

Arizona’s music scene has produced several well-known singers like Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks, Waylon Jennings, Dierks Bentley, Alice Cooper and Ce Ce Penniston. Phoenix and Arizona have also played prominent roles in many songs from “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” performed by Glenn Campbell to “By The Time I Get To Arizona” by Public Enemy. Recently, we picked up on a 50-year-old song many Phoenicians don’t know about, and we learned about it — believe it or not — during a discussion of street names at a Phoenix City Council meeting. The council was discussing how to handle a citizen’s request to officially rename Broadway Road in south Phoenix [...]

‘Funky Broadway:’
A Forgotten Song Of Phoenix
2020-06-23T22:07:28+00:00

John P. Dixon has Announced
an Annual $10,000 Donation to PCM

Dixon, along with Fervor Records executives David Hilker and Jeff Freundlich, will be presenting the first check to PCM on May 6th, 2018 at the Scholarship Celebration Concert. The donation will be made under Floyd and Mary Ramsey Scholarship Fund.  See below for more information on the Ramsey legacy. […]

John P. Dixon has Announced
an Annual $10,000 Donation to PCM
2020-06-23T22:07:18+00:00

Now Available – Suicide Kings

Exclusive here…the first recordings by The SUICIDE KINGS, a 4 song EP with an EP download card containing a bonus track.  The Suicide Kings are: Bruce Connole (Billy Clone, Jetzons, Strand, Busted Hearts, Revenents etc.), Paul Schneider, Mike Wolfe (Sun Punchers), Vince Ramirez (Flathead) and Jon Rauhouse (Niko Case). […]

Now Available – Suicide Kings2020-06-23T20:39:10+00:00

Suicide Kings Record Release Party

Ramco Records & Stateside Presents A RECORD RELEASE PARTY with Suicide Kings, The Sun Punchers and DJ Dana Armstrong Friday, March 9, 2018 Last Exit Live 717 S. Centrral Doors 7:00 Show 8:00 […]

Suicide Kings Record Release Party2018-06-04T16:33:19+00:00

Mid-Century Sounds: Deep Cuts from the Desert

Dedicated record heads will certainly recognize some of the names on the tracklist of Mid-Century Sounds: Deep Cuts From the Desert, a new 2xlp survey of southwestern sounds: country star Waylon Jennings, rockabilly king Sanford Clark, and Wrecking Crew guitarist Al Casey. But it’s the name “Floyd Ramsey” that serves as a thread connecting the disparate sounds […]

Mid-Century Sounds: Deep Cuts from the Desert2020-06-23T20:37:53+00:00

K-15 Audio Loop And
Promos From Back In the Day…

K-15 Promo by AZMusicDude I don’t know what I was thinking…listening back now, 37 years ago…to this hour loop of K-15 audio and promos. Why did I start it with Tom Petty???!!! Jesus, what was I thinking? I was in a hurry, just splicing tape clips together in no particular order. OK…there were a few clunkers here but what a great memory maker…the energy!! Thank you Tommy Vascocu….just playing now: The Brainz, “Money Changes Everything,”…into “Roxanne” (before it was a mega hit here)….into Kate Bush….be still my heart! […]

K-15 Audio Loop And
Promos From Back In the Day…
2020-06-23T22:07:43+00:00

Before the Tubes, You Could… Spill The Beans

This is the Beans record that was never released. Three vintage songs pressed onto delicious clear 10” vinyl and housed in a gorgeous die cut jacket, with multi-color insert describing the story of The Beans from start to finish written by Arizona music historian John P. Dixon (Johnny D). Prior to morphing into The Tubes in 1972, The Beans recorded these three songs in Phoenix and San Francisco. Formed by Bill Spooner in late 1969, The Beans at various times also featured future Tubes members Vince Welnick, Rick Anderson, Roger Steen, Prarie Prince, Bob McIntosh  & Fee Waybill. Released in a lavishly-designed package in a limited edition of 500 numbered copies, [...]

Before the Tubes, You Could… Spill The Beans2020-06-23T20:35:37+00:00

Barney Kessel – Live at the
Jazz Mill 1954 – CD and Red Vinyl

Unearthed tape from a jazz icon. Thanks to a 21-year-old with a tape machine, we can all experience the majesty of guitar legend Barney Kessel at his 1954 best!Even if you don't know Barney Kessel, you know Barney Kessel -- as a first-string member of the group of LA session musicians nicknamed "The Wrecking Crew," Kessel's guitar is heard on just about every LA-based hit you'd care to name from the 60s, including songs by the Monkees and The Beach Boys' legendary Smile LP. And that's Kessel's playing on the famous "fight music" from the Star Trek TV series. He was regarded as the very best of the session guitarists by [...]

Barney Kessel – Live at the
Jazz Mill 1954 – CD and Red Vinyl
2020-06-23T22:07:58+00:00