Phoenix-based independent label Fervor Records is releasing both music from new artists as well as compiling and maintaining an impressive collection of cult hits, deep cuts, and rarities from the 1920s to current day.
The label was founded in 1989 by David Hilker and a few friends as a non-profit with 100% of proceeds going to the Central Arizona Shelter Services benefitting the homeless. Their first release, a multi-artist compilation of Christmas music, sold well over 4,000 copies in six weeks.
The label is now home to a select roster of emerging bands, and they continue to curate special release compilations such as Mid-Century Sounds: Deep Cuts from the Desert, released earlier this summer.
The compilation features many classic songs from the archives of Floyd Ramsey, including “My World,” a Waylon Jennings track from the 1960s that was prominently featured in new hit movie, The Glass Castle, based upon the memoir of Jeannette Walls.
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