Just a few notes on Playground for your site. Although we're not officially open Playground has been rockin' ! We keep the "Closed" sign up all the time.. on purpose.
We are assembling a "House Ryhthm Section" and have been cutting some great stuff. The foundation of the section is drummer Fred Dumalot who worked a lot of sessions in 80's at Playground. The new stuff we are cutting sounds great.
We have found some success in Europe with our reissue called "Soul Resurrection" which includes tracks by many of the soul artists who recorded here between '69 and '89. There are some tracks on this compilation by artists who were backed by the "Dothan Guys". All the tracks that the Adkins Bros. are playing on are great. The actual release date of "Soul Resurrection" is Feb. 21st.. although there are disc jockeys in England who will begin spinning the disc this weekend
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I am thinking that our next compilation will be some of the Gulf Coast bands who recorded here, many of which came from the "Wiregrass" area. Concrete Bubble, StrawDog, The Truths, I believe were from the Dothan area. Some more that will be included will be H.Y. Sledge a pre-Outlaws band.. Some form of the Zombies...and some more that I can't think of right now. I do invite, again, anyone who might have recorded here during the early 70's to contact me for publishing info or ANY info. Sure don't want to leave out anything important.
We also have 2 soul acts that will record here before April. Ralph "Soul" Jackson, from Pheonix City Al. who is a soul "Shouter" for lack of a better term and we are accepting material for potenial recording.
The fabulous Roscoe Robinson is also scheduled after Ralph. Again we are accepting material submissions for Roscoe.. just listen to some of his past records to know what kind of songs to submit.
Interested parties can submiit material to
Valparaiso, Fl. 32580
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a "Shout Out" to all of my Alabama friends.. let's keep the roads between Dothan and Valparaiso open
Playground Recording Studio