Jack Miller was born on Christmas Eve, 1932 into a musical family. His father Bernard played banjo, his mother Dorothy sang; music was part of the Miller family's everyday life in Chicago. Like his parents, Jack loved music, playing the coronet and piano. But performing was not the relationship Jack would develop with music; recording it became the passion of his life. His father recognized Jack's interest when he was very young and purchased a disc recorder for him. At the age of eight, Jack began recording everything around him on acetate discs. When Jack was 10, his brother Bill was born; two years later his [...]
Arizona Music 586 for 02-03-16, guest is Johnny D, Arizona music archivist and historian, with recorded examples of the 1950s and ’60s “Phoenix sound:” Al Casey-Ramrod, Caravan, Sanford Clark-The Fool Duane Eddy-Rebel Rouser Denny Reed-A Teenager Feels it Too Waylon Jennings-My World […]
In 1956, singer Sanford Clark, guitarist Al Casey and producer Lee Hazlewood laid out the all-time rockabilly classic "The Fool" and put Phoenix, Arizona, on the music world's radar. "The Fool" came out on the tiny MCI imprint and, energized by the national hit, the label for the next five years turned out more Rock 'n' Roll gems by the likes of Al Casey, Dick Robinson andHis Makebelievers, Jim Fleming and The Casuals, Bobby and The Demons, Frank Fafara and Denny Reed. This collection is the first-ever overview of this ground-breaking company, featuring Sanford Clark's never-before-heard pre-"Fool" recordings of "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Heartbreak Hotel" plus previously unreleased tracks [...]
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I don't usually toot my horn on these sync-licensing placements of my masters, but as this show, "The Last Man On Earth," is so "special" at the moment, I must note that on episode #3 REV Records artist Dave Sterlings original (unreleased) recording of "Dime Store Wedding Ring" will be featured twice in the show and under the credits at the end so.....you should be able to hear it that's for sure! Another REV song on the national airwaves...(the first since "Plaything" in '57 I should add...LOL). Here's a link to the show's website - www.fox.com/the-last-man-on-earth
Hola Ya All. Now available on Ebay, another high quality loss leader CD from the Ben Dover Organization titled "Desert Doo Wops 1956-1968" (SewSiouxMee SSM 412). There are 30 fantastic tracks of wonderful group (for the most part) harmony, in a beautiful digipak format, with a 16 page full color booklet. The informative liner notes are by Dan Nowicki, surrounded by many pictures and label images of some very rare Arizona recordings. There are several unreleased masters in the mix too. Featuring wonderful high quality Monophonic sound for your ears. A special shout out to the wonderful production team assembled here to bring this project to fruition and especially Sam [...]
Now Available on eBay Stinkweeds in Phoenix area. Also available via mail order from Bluebeat Music, Dionysus Records and Bear Family Records in Europe. To order you copy now, just click on the item in the eBay store to the right and "Buy It Now"