The Atlanta-based Terminus Records is reissuing three titles from their catalog on June 12, 2021, in conjunction with Record Store Day. The titles include: Precious Bryant’s Fool Me Good, Col. Bruce Hampton’s Arkansas, and Danny Barnes’ Dirt On The Angel. These limited-edition releases will be exclusively available in select independent record stores and feature the deluxe Record Store Day treatment with colored vinyl, 180 gram pressings, fully reconstructed packaging and Stoughton Tip-On Gatefold jackets. The original recordings were re-mastered by Grammy®-nominated engineer, Pete Lyman (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell), at Infrasonic Mastering and were pressed by Kindercore Vinyl in Athens, Georgia.
Rock At Night had the honor of interviewing Col. Bruce Hampton in 2015. Read our interview HERE.
Legendary blueswoman Precious Bryant, known for her warmth and Piedmont fingerstyle guitar, garnered rave reviews in 2002 with the release of Fool Me Good, including Blues Record of the Year by the French Academy of Music. She only recorded one other album, The Truth (2005) garnering her worldwide attention; it was reissued by Terminus Records on May 14, 2021. The reissue of Fool Me Good on June 12 marks the first time it will be available on vinyl.
Col. Bruce Hampton is quite simply a legend revered by his musical peers with a career dating back to the late ‘60s. He is best known for Hampton Grease Band and Aquarium Rescue Unit. Arkansas, produced by Ricky Keller, was originally released in 1987 and again on CD by Terminus Records in 2000, features special guests Tinsley Ellis, Paul Barrere, T Lavitz, Oliver Wells, and bonus tracks with Jimmy Herring, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Sipe, and Rev. Jeff Mosier; it is considered Hampton’s most critically acclaimed studio album. Hampton passed away on stage at his seventieth birthday celebration at The Fox Theatre in 2017.
Grammy® nominated multi-instrumentalist Danny Barnes staked his claim as a traditionalist who didn’t mind breaking the rules by irreverently mixing punk, rock, rockabilly, and electronica into the bluegrass formula. His Austin-based band, The Bad Livers (1990-2000), helped shape the genre of music now called Americana. Dirt On The Angel (2003) features special guests including pianist Chuck Leavell, guitarist Bill Frisell, violinist Darol Anger and multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell. The reissue of Dirt on The Angel on June 12 marks the first time it will be available on vinyl.
Terminus Records, founded in 1999 by brothers Jeff Bransford and Steve Bransford, produced and licensed over thirty records over a five-year period. The label specialized in roots, rock, jazz and electronic music. In 2021, Terminus Records partnered with Mempho Records and started a new chapter as a vinyl reissue label with distribution via Think Indie. In addition to the Record Store Day special edition releases, Terminus Records has upcoming reissues from the improvisational rock band, Slang (featuring Dave Schools of Widespread Panic and Layng Martine III); heralded songwriter, Jerry Joseph; gospel bluesman, Boyd Rivers; psychedelic funk band, Big Ass Truck; and experimental jazz ensemble, Mylab.
The 2021 Terminus Records release is as follows:
June 12, 2021 (Record Store Day)
Col. Bruce Hampton – Arkansas (colored vinyl)
Precious Bryant – Fool Me Good (colored vinyl)
Danny Barnes – Dirt on the Angel (colored vinyl)
July 2, 2021
Slang – Bellwether Project (colored vinyl)
Big Ass Truck – Who Let You in Here?
July 23, 2021
Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons – Conscious Contact (black + colored vinyl)
Boyd Rivers – You Can’t Make Me Doubt
Mylab – Mylab (colored vinyl)
Col. Bruce Hampton – Arkansas (black vinyl)
Precious Bryant – Fool Me Good (black vinyl)
Danny Barnes – Dirt on the Angel (black vinyl)
August 13, 2021
Slang – More Talk About Tonight (colored vinyl)
The Bransford brothers said, ““We’re thrilled with the response about our new vinyl reissues, especially the three titles coming out on Record Store Day. It has been really gratifying to hear from old and new fans that they think the records look and sound great. Go support your local independent record store and pick up some limited edition vinyl while you can!”
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