Recordings from Norman Petty Studios | Music Crossroads of Texas

Nov 1, 2020

Norman Petty at the controls

This week Curtis dishes up a full hour of instrumental guitar music from the early 1960s, all recorded at Norman Petty studios in Clovis, New Mexico.

After producing international hit records with the Fireballs and the String A Longs, many instrumental bands flocked to Clovis to record with Petty and capture the unique instrumental sound that was being produced in his studio. Many songs on today’s show were unreleased until NorVaJAk records produced a 2 cd compilation titled Border Beat,containing 73 tracks from 31 groups. Most of the artists included on this show are West Texas and Eastern New Mexico recording artists.

Norman Petty in studio
Credit / Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce

  1.   Opus Twist - White Ravens
  2. That's All I Want From You -  White Ravens
  3. Bandit Boy - Gary Swafford
  4. Short Fight - Ivy Jives
  5. Malaguena - Jim Solley and the Lubocs
  6. Mexican Rock - The Tiaras
  7. Number Four - Off Beats
  8. Border Beat - Jon Sisco Quartet
  9. Theme of the Lonely - Jon Sisco Quaret
  10. Enchanted Sea - Rhythm Masters
  11. Exotique - Rhythm Masters
  12. Shakedown - Spacemen
  13. El Gato - The Chandelles
  14. Blue Skies - The Fayros
  15. In the Middle - The Fayros
  16. Dream Theme - The Techniques
  17. Heavenly Paradise - The Rhumbles
  18. Treva - The Impeccables
  19. Ghost Dance - The Impeccables
  20. Boy Blue - The Keymen
  21. Wild Jam - The Gliders
  22. Girl Friend - The Persuaders
  23. Skuzzy - The Five Counts
  24. Panic Button - The Champs

Norman Petty Studios Control Room