Format: 7" 45
Label: Zia Records
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release
* Waylon Jennings is an international country star, and Sanford Clark’s music has been featured in films such as Dallas Buyers Club and on Bob Dylan’sTheme Time Radio Hour on Sirius XM. * The first in a series of 45 RPM records celebrating Phoenix studio Audio Recorders * First time on vinyl since original pressings in 1967 * Color artwork * Limited to 500 copies on “GOLD” wax for Record Store Day
Zia Records, a fixture for music fans in Arizona since 1980, is proud to present the first installment of the Audio Recorders Archive, a series of split 45s that explore the history of famed Phoenix studio Audio Archive. The first installment in the series features country king Waylon Jennings and rockabilly legend Sanford Clark, recordings that have not been available on vinyl since their original release on Ramco Records in 1967. In the 1950s and ‘60s,
Audio Recorders was one of the premier studios in the southwest. With roots in owner Floyd Ramsey’s Ramsey’s Radio Repair on 7th and Weldon, the studio became the hub of the nascent Phoenix music scene, and the studio welcomed a who’s who of the Southwestern country, pop, roots, and rock & roll performers: Duane Eddy, Lee Hazlewood, Waylon Jennings, Al Casey, Wayne Netwon, Sanford Clark, and more. With his own Ramco Records imprint, Ramsey issued records that would go on to regional and national success.
Future Audio Recorders releases from Zia Records will explore soul, R&B, and garage rock, but the first volume focuses on Jennings’ dust-caked ode to a tough woman, and Clark’s gun shot-boasting murder ballad. Both make good use of the vaunted Audio Recorders reverb silo.