Landslide Records Announces New Two-Disc 40th Anniversary Compilation To Be Released On October 29



Landslide Records is proud and happy to announce an October 29 release date for LAND SLIDE RECORDS, 40TH ANNIVERSARY, a double CD box set commemorating its 40 years of activity. The album features many notable recording artists who have appeared on the label over the years, including The Derek Trucks Band, Widespread Panic, Col. Bruce Hampton, The Brains, Tinsley Ellis, Sean Costello and Webb Wilder. The special-price album, consisting of 33 tracks and over two hours of music from its catalog, is an eclectic mix of Southern Roots, Blues, Jazz and Rockabilly genres that will also appear in all digital formats.

“‘You should start a record label, man,’ said the over-rated Atlanta musician Bruce Hampton (then known as the ‘only living art object’ in town, but not yet a ‘colonel’) ) in 1981 during one of our many music discussions, “remembers Michael Rothschild, founder and president of Landslide Records.” Hampton was pushing me to produce the otherworldly material he created with his musical partner, the wonderful multi-instrumentalist Billy McPherson, known professionally as The Late Bronze Age (LBA). I ​​had seen some of their shows, which were fun, but the songs, although rhythmically catchy, contained impenetrable lyrics and totally non-commercial. “The annexed vortex soothed the heartbreak of an address thief” and “the merged moons perpetuated a resurgence of guesswork” were lines clearly not intended for the Billboard pop charts. Nonetheless, making a record with this s talented characters promised to be an entertaining side activity to my corporate job. Hampton also assured me that, therefore, “we would all go in limousines.” Even if the truth fell short of his assessment, it was the start of Landslide Records. “

Founded in Atlanta in 1981, the label’s debut album was Outside Looking Out by The Late Bronze Age. The album was well received by critics and, with the first records of percussionist David Earle Johnson (with jazz guitarist John Abercrombie and pianist Dan Wall) and reed master Paul McCandless, the company was able to establish offices in downtown Atlanta and build a credible independent national. Distribution. Early on, Landslide released the first albums of Webb Wilder and The Beatnecks, Widespread Panic, Cigar Store Indians, The Lost Continentals and The Derek Trucks Band. He has since focused on a wide range of root-oriented Southern artists, including his latest release, Alafia Moon, from Tampa blues-rocker Damon Fowler.

“Outside Looking Out garnered excellent reviews, but despite praise by Robert Palmer in the Arts and Leisure section of the Sunday New York Times, the album sold perhaps two records in each state – a steep total.” , Rothschild remembers. “Yet from the start we were inundated with demo submissions from budding artists across the country, who apparently all thought that if we had released The Late Bronze Age, we would release anything. Going forward, Hampton helped the label move towards a jazz roster with friends like David Earle Johnson, joined by John Abercrombie and Paul McCandless. In 1983, Tinsley Ellis and his hard-working blues band, The Heartfixers with Chicago Bob Nelson, joined us, and with The Brains, new vacationers led by an innovative singer / keyboardist / songwriter named Tom Gray, brought us together. opened up new genres. to chase. We are proud to have since released the first albums of Webb Wilder, Widespread Panic and The Derek Trucks Band, and to continue for 40 years to market an abundance of high quality, roots-oriented Southern artists. I feel privileged to have been able to work with so many talented musicians and producers, many of whom have become close friends over the years. It’s a great ride so far. We’ve dealt with all the changes in the music industry along the way … from vinyl records and cassettes to CDs, digital downloads and streaming, all of which have presented new challenges. Currently, we are eager to move forward with a new list of releases slated for 2022. ”

The colorful packaging for LANDSLIDE RECORDS, 40TH ANNIVERSARY was designed by the company’s longtime artistic director, J. Flournoy Holmes of Atlanta, who has designed most of its album covers since the beginning.

LANDSLIDE RECORDS, 40TH ANNIVERSARY will be available in retail accounts, online and at

Landslide Records 40th Anniversary Track and Credits List


1. TINSLEY ELLIS & THE HEARTFIXERS – Drivin ‘Woman (Ellis) Frozen Inca Music, BMI
2. THE BLUESBUSTERS with Paul Barrere, Catfish Hodge, T Lavitz – Phone Don’t Ring (Barrere-Wheeler) Barrere Music, ASCAP
3. PIANO RED – Rockin ‘With Red (Perryman) Unichappel Music, BMI
4. DAMON FOWLER – Make the Most of Your Time (Fowler) Damon Fowler Music, BMI
5. SCRAPOMATIC with Mike Mattison and Paul Olsen – Ain’t Got The Smile (Mattison), Thumb Plus Music ASCAP
6. DELTA MOON with Tom Gray and Mark Johnson – Coolest Fools (Gray) Gray Matter Publishing, BMI
7. TINSLEY ELLIS & THE HEARTFIXERS – Walkin ‘Thru The Park (Waters) Arc Music, BMI
8. THE BLUESBUSTERS with Paul Barrere, Catfish Hodge, T Lavitz – Elmo’s Blues (Hodge) Chicken Legs Music, ASCAP
9. SEAN COSTELLO – Motor Head Baby (Mario DeLagarde / John Watson) Ft. Knox / Jowat / Music Trio, BMI
10. JIM QUICK & COASTLINE – Sweet Mama Do Right (Ballard) Ft. Knox Music / Music Trio, BMI
11. NAPPY BROWN with Tinsley Ellis & The Heartfixers – Hard Luck Blues (R. Brown) Ft. Knox Music, IMC
12. WEBB WILDER & THE BEATNECKS – Dance For Daddy (Field-Felton) Sharp Circle Music / Blue Water Music, ASCAP
13. CIGAR STORE INDIANS – Mother of the Bride (Friedman) Ben Friedman Music, BMI
14 GEOFF ACHISON – Skeleton Kiss (Achison) Geoff Achison Music, BMI
15. KING JOHNSON with Oliver Wood and Chris Long – Atlas (King Johnson) Royal Kook Music, BMI
16. SEAN COSTELLO – She Changed Her Mind (Costello-Linden) Nitelatch Music, BMI
17. DAVE BARTHOLOMEW – Jazz Fest in New Orleans (Bartholomew) Legends Music, BMI


1. DAVID EARLE JOHNSON with John Abercrombie & Dan Wall – Route Two (Johnson) Frozen Inca Music, BMI
2. THE DEREK TRUCKS BAND – M. PC (Coltrane) Jowcol Music, BMI
3. GENERAL PANIC -Travelin ‘Light (Cale) ATV Music, BMI
4. COL. BRUCE HAMPTON & THE LATE BRONZE AGE – King Greed (Hampton-McPherson) Three Bronson Bark Music, BMI
5 THE BRAINS – Dancing Under Streetlights (Gray) Gray Matter Music, BMI
6. MIKE MATTISON – Midnight In Harlem (Mattison-Trucks) Thumb Plus Music ASCAP / Younkin Music, BMI
7. GARY BENNETT – Human Condition (Bennett) Speelyai Creek Songs, BMI
8. BLUEGROUND UNDERGRASS – Clock Goes On (Mosier) Frozen Inca Music, BMI
9. STEAM DONKEYS – Little Honky Tonks (Quigley) Frozen Inca Music, BMI
10. THE LOST CONTINENTALS – Notorious (Lost Continentals) Lost Continentals Music, BMI
11. WEBB WILDER – Hit The Nail On The Head (R. Smith) Fifth Floor Music / WB Music, ASCAP
12. JAN SMITH – Woman Your Guitar (Smith) Honey Bird Music, ASCAP
13. SCRAPOMATIC with Mike Mattison and Paul Olsen – Night Trains, Distant Whistles (Mattison-Olsen) Thumb Plus Music, ASCAP and Swampfoot Music, ASCAP
14. CURLEW with George Cartwright, Bill Laswell, Nicky Scopelitis – Panther Burn (Cartwright) Welruc Music, BMI
15. PAUL MCCANDLESS w / David Samuels – The Great Lawn (Traut) Common Tone Music, ASCAP
16. COL. BRUCE HAMPTON & THE LATE BRONZE AGE – Walking With Zambi (Try Hoodah) (Hampton-McPherson) Three Bronson Bark Music, BMI

For a full list of credits and musicians, please visit

Compilation produced by Michael Rothschild; Mastering the compilation by Stephen Mason, Two PM Junction Studios, Fernandina Beach, Florida



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