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Janie Price Talks Ray Price’s “Beauty Is” The Final Sessions Album

Janie Price, the widow of country legend Ray Price, talks with Wes Phillips at Select-O-Hits about her late husband’s newest studio album,

Beauty Is…The Final Sessions.

Ray Price

Fans can pick up Ray Price’s “Beauty Is” album nationwide at Wal-Mart, Cracker Barrel, Hastings, Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play.

To learn more about Country Music Hall of Famer Ray Price and his Beauty Is album, visit the official homepage.

Average Joes, Colt Ford, And Select-O-Hits #1 “Thanks For Listening”

Thanks For Listening Plaque

We have the privilege of working with some pretty incredible professional artist and musicians who are definitely at the top and rising in their careers.


Artist like Colt Ford whose fifth studio album  Thanks For Listening,  released on July 1 2014  and debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Independent Albums chart, #2 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart. Colt and his team at Average Joe’s recently presented us with a wonderful and beautiful plaque commemorating the achievement of his Billboard success.

It really means a lot to us to receive this plaque. On behalf of everyone here at SOH, Thank you Average Joe’s and Colt Ford!!

If you haven’t pick up Colt Ford’s “Thanks For Listening” album on iTunes today! and in your local music retail store.

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R.I.P to “The Jacka” Oakland Rap Legend


CBS reports that the Jacka, the veteran cult-hero Bay Area rapper, was killed last night in East Oakland. He was shot several times around 8PM on MacArthur Blvd., and no suspects have been identified. He was 37.

The Jacka was born Dominic Newton in Pittsburg, California. At a young age, he converted to Islam and took the name Shaheed Akbar. He first rose to prominence in the late ’90s as part of C-Bo’s Mob Figaz crew. He releasedJacka Of The Mob Figaz, his first solo album, in 2001,  In 2014 the Jacka released two albums: The solo albumWhat Happened To The World and Highway Robbery, a collaborative album with Freeway. We would like to to send our  prayers, deepest  sympathy, and sincere condolences to the family. Rest in peace, Dominic “The Jacka” Newton.

Ardent Founder John Fry: 1945-2014 | Music Blog | Memphis News and Events | Memphis Flyer

John Fry, Jody Stephens, John Hampton, and Jim Dickinson

John Fry, Jody Stephens, John Hampton, and Jim Dickinson

Memphis is stunned by the loss of John Fry, founder of Ardent Studios. Following the loss of engineer John Hampton last Saturday, our music community feels like a biblical plague is upon us.

Fry’s combination of technical diligence and artistic experimentation was unique. His legacy is larger than the studio or recordings that he leaves behind. The mics, the rooms, and the records are sacred objects in Memphis. But it’s the people he influenced who will determine his legacy.

One of Fry’s many proteges, Pete Matthews, recently said in passing, “Memphis guys just know how to record acoustic guitars.” It’s true, and most learned from Fry or from someone who learned from him.

Jim Stewart’s studio is gone. Sam Phillip’s studio was restored. Fry’s place endured, a testament to his love for music and audio. We miss him and wonder how Memphis’ production world will survive in his absence. We look forward to reflecting on his and John Hampton’s influence in this community and the world at large. From a musical standpoint — from Hot Buttered Soul to Skillet — Fry’s influence is fortunately inescapable. Losing him and Hampton at the same time seems like a lot to endure, even for Memphis. Hang in there, and make a joyful noise for the lord of the manor. Rest in peace, John Fry.

View article on The Memphis Flyer.

The Bar-Kays Celebrate 50 Years.

Larry Dodson and James Alexander

Larry Dodson and James Alexander

If you had asked Larry Dodson and James Alexander a few decades ago if they planned to still be recording music in 2014, their answer would have been no. But on December 4th, the two leading members of legendary funk and soul collective the Bar-Kays will be honored for their 50th year in the music industry.

It’s been a long road for the Bar-Kays to get to the point where they are today.

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