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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). […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!! [...]

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 [...]


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