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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 [...]

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 [...]

Remembering Jack Miller

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 [...]


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