Saturday, January 31, 2009

Clayton on iLike

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Early in 2008 Wilbur Walton Jr. formerly of Wilbur Walton Jr and the James Gang brought some Dothan musicians in to record a 4 song EP.

David Adkins is the featured musician here, original member of the Playground rhythm section and brother of famed John Rainey Adkins, does Dothan proud on this recording.

Wilbur is singing better than ever. This collection of songs is a must have for any southern fan of the 60's. Long time James Gang bassist Jimmy Dean is also on this EP.

This photo is the Playground one sheet for the release of Mr. Redbud.

Wiley and The Checkmates

Wiley and the Checkmates : from Oxford Mississippi have recorded their last 2 albums at Playground. In 2008 with the release of "We Call It Soul" the Checkmates delighted crowds at SxSW in Austin and were the hardest working rhythm section n show business at The Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans. This photo was taken on January 23rd at the Ground Zero Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi at the Oxford American bash.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Ain't It Great To Have A Hit!

From the archives:

This looks like a happy group!

Make your own assumptions.....

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Solid Ground "Sneek Peek"

Solid Ground

Although the name might change.. the music will remain roots, pop, ska, skank, reggae.. all better described as "World Music" fronted by twin Ukes, the band is currently working on a full length debut album

Earth Vibes

Earth Vibes:
Recorded at Playground in January and are currently in post production.

2008 Retrospective

2008, despite all of the problem with the economy was a pretty good year for Playground with several releases on Playground Records. We have begun 2009 with a couple of new projects that are very interesting. These projects are in various states of completion here at the end of January.

We are looking forward to the Soulscape UK release of the Big John Hamilton Playground material in early February 2009. This is deep soul from Playground and will include almost all of Big John's unreleased tracks. The CD release will be available in the states from Dusty Groove in Chicago