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Arizona Music Archive

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Audio Recorders of Arizona

Audio Recorders of Arizona  built their state-of-the-art studio in the fall of 1963 and officially opened in June of 1964 at 3830 N. 7th Street.  The 10,000 sq. ft. building cost $300,000 to construct, financed by Niblack "Bill" Thorne and Floyd Ramsey.  Although they never achieved the national fame (Sanford Clark, Duane Eddy) of the original studio across the street, the recording business [...]

Leroy Fullylove & The Tads “Your Reason”

More desert doo wops and soul for you on CD, this time from Leroy Fullylove & The Tads. Jam packed with 30 fantastic tracks, many unreleased, of wonderful group (for the most part) harmony, in a beautiful digipak format, with a 16 page full color booklet. In depth notes by John P. Dixon, surrounded by many pictures and label images of some [...]

Two Sides of Killer
Arizona Funk and Soul

TWO SIDES OF KILLER ARIZONA FUNK and SOUL by Al Reed and The Pipers titled "Funky, Funky Curfew" b/w The Soul Blenders and the "Funky Night Club" on Ramco #2021.  "Funky, Funky Curfew" is unreleased and produced at Audio Recorders by Hadley Murrell (The Servicemen, Freddi & Henchi) and Art Barrett (Dyke) in 1967.  Includes a shout out to "Yuma, Arizona," so [...]

The Wild Thymes – Reflections – RAMCO LPM 719 LP/CD

From the mind of Ritchie Hart (Charlie Gearheart), in late 1967, just as musical tastes were expanding on every hipster’s stereo on their milk crate shelf, we found The Wild Thymes and their mind-blowing music.  Incubated in late night hours of spec time in Studio A at Audio Recorders of Arizona, with engineer Tim Ramsey, and everyone bonded in a "Let's try this" frame [...]

1965 Fender Custom Colors – “I’m Glad I Knew You”

A most cool video of Emerald City Guitars trip to Phoenix to purchase the guitars and amp of the late P-Nut Butter bass player Bob Evans.  Includes a band reunion and the history of the band and Evans.  Professionally done.  Enjoy. […]

Sanford Clark – View Sanford’s Pictures

On December 18th, we gathered at The Dirty Drummer in Phoenix to celebrate Sanford’s life with his family and friends. His music and memories flowed that afternoon. I thought that you might enjoy the picture loop made especially for the gathering. RIP Sanford. […]


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AZ Track of the Month

“Come To Phoenix”
by Red McIlvaine