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“Mid-Century Sounds” LP
by Fervor Records

From Noisy Ghost PR: “’Mid-Century Sounds, Deep Cuts From The Desert’ takes a deep dive into the career of Phoenix, Arizona music entrepreneur Floyd Ramsey. Floyd was the unsung hero, and unassuming man behind the scenes who dramatically impacted the emerging sound of Pop music starting in the mid 1950s. His empire included the record labels Liberty Bell, REV, MCI, and Ramco Records, several publishing entities, and the legendary recording studio Audio Recorders of Arizona.

“Ramsey’s innovative ideas, recording techniques, and keen eye for talent helped catapult singer Sanford Clark to the top of the Billboard Charts in 1956, then took Rock n’ Roll icon Duane Eddy into the mainstream conscious in 1958. Eddy’s distinctive ‘Twang Heard Round the World’ gave rise to the 1960s Surf movement.

“Ramsey had a remarkable ability to spot and nurture talent on all sides of the biz including recording engineer Jack Miller (The Rolling Stones, Henry Mancini, The Monkees, Herman and the Hermits, The Animals), musician/songwriter/producer Connie Conway (Sanford Clark), songwriter/producer/artist Lee Hazlewood (Duane Eddy, Nancy Sinatra, Dean Martin), and launch the careers of music icons including Waylon Jennings, Wayne Newton, Donna Fargo, Duane Eddy, Lee Hazlewood, and famed Wrecking Crew guitarist and Billboard Chart topper Al Casey to name a few.

“Enjoy 3 decades of cult hits, deep cuts, b-sides and rarities from the archives of Mr. Floyd Ramsey including previously unreleased gems on this limited edition double LP from Fervor Records.

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Price: US$18.98 (digital download);US$29.99 (limited edition vinyl)

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Playlist:

Side A

1. Ralph Smith with Bob Taylor’s Western Aces – “Never With Your Heart”

2. Glen Morris – “I Got The Blues”

3. Joe Montgomery

– “Two Time Loser”

4. The Tads – “She Is My Dream”

5. Dave Moore – “Four In The The Morning”

6. Gary Trexler – “A Better Man Than Me”

7. The Newton Brothers – “Start At The Bottom”

8. Ted Newman – “Plaything”

Side B

1. Patti LaSalle  – “How Many Times”

2. The Gigolo’s – “Night Creature”

3. Nick Landers  – “You’ll Never Wear A Halo”

4. Ritchie Hart And His Hartbeats  – “Do It Twist”

5. Roosevelt Nettles – “Drifting Heart”

6. Judy Lunn – “Old Enough To Have A Broken Heart”

7.  Al Casey Combo – “Cookin'”

Side C

1. Waylon Jennings – “My World”

2. P-Nut Butter – “I’m Glad I Knew You”

3. Phil And The Frantics – “What’s Happening”

4. Donnie Owens – “Boo Hoo”

5. Tommy Strange – “One More Time”

6. Sanford Clark – “Once Upon A Time”

7. Nadine Jansen – “So Goes My Dream”

Side D

1. Christopher Blue – “Happy Just To Be Alive”

2. Lon Rogers & The Soul Blenders – “Too Good To Be True”

3. The Harvey Truitt & Jack Miller Project – “Get Up”

4. Motion – “One Afternoon”

5. Soul Blenders – “Blending Soul”

6. Fat City – “Ain’t No Time For Stoppin'”

7. Michael Liggins & The Supersouls – “Loaded Back”

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PHOTO CREDITS

Images Courtesy of Noisy Ghost PR and Fervor Records; Photos of The Tads, Floyd Ramsey and Nadine Jansen Courtesy of John P. Dixon.