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Stan Devereaux’s Star
Shines Bright After 50 Years

Stan Devereaux isn’t in any hall of fame, and he’s never topped the Billboard charts. But the R&B singer is an important player in Arizona's rich music history, an unsung talent deserving of his time in the sun. On July 5, President Gator Records pays homage to Devereaux with Stars of the Southwest, featuring four previously unreleased songs. Devereaux and his band, The Trendsetters, recorded "Merry Go [...]

Sanford Clark
They Call Me Country

Propelled by his 1956 Lee Hazlewood-produced hit “The Fool,” Sanford Clark was already a rockabilly legend in his own right by the time he swapped his hair gel and switchblade for a pair of cowboy boots on They Call Me Country. Recorded between 1965-67 and originally released as a series of singles for Phoenix’s Ramco label, the 12 tracks on this [...]

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 [...]

‘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 [...]

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. […]

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). […]


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Arizona’a Just Right For You
by The Arizona Bank