In 1973 the Lenny Mack Band exploded on the LA scene. From the celeb hideout in Marina Del Ray, The Basement, to The Starwood and The Greek Theater, the band wowed crowds with their over the top Rock N’ Roll prowess. After 2 years of 70s excess and unable to score the elusive major label deal, the band called it quits. However, that was just the beginning of an impressive musical career for band namesake and front man, Leonard Macaluso, aka Lenny Mack. Lenny went on to land the prestigious gig as musical director for iconic diva Tina Turner. He penned chart topping hits for other A-listers including Rebbie Jackson, (You Send The Rain Away), Booker T Jones (Down To The Wire), Rita and Priscilla Coolidge (Down To The Wire), Robin Zander, and Taka Boom (Dancin’ Night). In 1987 Lenny ventured into TV writing You Can Count On Me, the theme song to the NBC hit sitcom My Two Dads. Fast forward to 2014… Fervor Records unearths an unbelievable treasure-trove of lost 1970s recordings from the bands’ sessions at LA’s Golden Sound Studios. Experience the original Rock and Roll Fever of the Lenny Mack Band, available here on iTunes.
YabYum Music and Arts has dubbed Fayuca as their Best Border Blurring Band. The Phoenix based outfit is well known for their genre melding of Latin, Ska, Punk & Reggae. BARRIO SIDESHOW, the band’s first release on Fervor Records, brilliantly demonstrates the bands musical passions and why the group’s lead-off single, Por Que Seguir, landed in rotation on MTV and beyond. Thanks for the props YabYum!Read More
2013 was a stellar year at Fervor Fercords and the nexty promises more. Label exec, Jeff Freindlich, talked with AZ Music Matters to review the year’s highhlings. Check out the full article, Fervor Records Top 5 of 2013.
The Team at Fervor Records wishes all a Happy New Year!Read More
Fans of the 1994 video game Sonic The Hedgehog tie Fervor Records to long standing musical mystery involving the iconic game and the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson.
Video game pioneer, Sega, originally tapped Michael Jackson to contribute music to their flagship Sonic The Hedgehog franchise. Jackson’s involvement has been shrouded in mystery with some fans believing Michael’s song Who Is It served as the inspiration for Sonic’s Ice Cap level, while others attributed the inspiration to Smooth Criminal. The singer’s pending legal woes and conflicting opinions regarding the sound chip in the game system caused Michael to step back from the project but his musical director, Brad Buxer, remained on the gig. Over a decade earlier Buxer was part of the popular New Wave outfit, The Jetzons.
Enter Fervor Records who acquired The Jetzons catalog in 2008. The label uncovered several unreleased tracks in the archives and re-packaged the cult masterpiece as,The Complete Jetzons. Die hard Hedgehog fans discovered The Jetzons’ 1983 song, Hard Times (from the Fervor release), as the obvious basis for Sonic 3′s Icecap level. This dismisses Jackson’s involvement by directly tying Brad Buxer to the much debated soundtrack. The discovery has spread like wildfire on the internet prompting multiple Hard Times/Sonic mashup re-mixes and audio wave analysis. YouTube, gamer boards and blogs continue to light up.
Sonic The Hedgehog now celebrates its 20th anniversary. A re-mastered version launched as an app for both Android and iOS earlier this month. It will also roll out as a new animated series slated for Fall 2014. The Complete Jetzons is available at digital e-railers worldwide.
“Shoot it Up” is available on Fayuca’s release, Barrio Sideshow, on Fervor Records.Read More
The new Hans Olson release, Dust To Dust is receiving positive feedback. Tastemaker arena.com dishes up some interesting info on both the record and the legendary artist himself. Fervor Records released Mr. Olson’s latest effort on August 16th and its now available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic and beyond. Check out Janice Vega’s feature article here: Legendary Bluesman Hans Olson Returns With ‘Dust To Dust’.