Ringo Records is an impressive one girl record label owned an operated by Nancy Apple. Founded in the mid 1990s in a "little pink farm house by the lake" in a seedy part of North Memphis, Tennessee when a label she was signed to went south before her record was released. Nancy decided to jump in head first and become an Singer/Songwriter friendly indie. Over the years, she has produced and released recordings by several Memphis-based artists and has taught and mentored hundreds songwriters.
Did you have a good laugh over the unlikely collaborations at the Grammy's? I sure as hell did. They can be hit or miss. I am hoping that you can get behind this unlikely union of Memphis twang and Memphis rap. Nancy Apple and Dulaa. We met while doing a morning TV show. He wanted to work together. I figured, yeah right. I just didn't know if our musical styles could mesh. He pursued me. He was tenacious. He had a vision. I bit the hook when he sent me a track I liked. We got together one afternoon, Friday January 17th and I showed him my melody I thought would work for the track and wrote a long verse in about 15 minutes at his studio and what I thought was going to be a little "demo" is now a CD single. I am proud of it. No I am not a rapper now. I don't rap on this track. That would be stupid and I would suck. But I do I sing from the deepest part of my spirit the best I know how and could muster that day. We share the same love of country, Johnny Cash, family, traditions. He is a really nice guy. And he wears a cowboy hat. My verse is about the farm in Arkansas. His rap is Memphis, and Mississippi. And he's got some twang I'm just sayin'. There are a lot of artists who work together and create something unique from what either of them do individually. I think we did that here. I am still Nancy Apple, twanger. I will still write the kind of songs I write, but I am thankful to DULAA the honor to work with him. I hope you will get behind us. Download this track for a buck. One dollar. Hell I can't even buy a candy bar anymore for that and this is candy for your soul. Our first single, BIG COUNTRY is now available on CD Baby for download. It will be available in other platforms soon and I will keep you posted. I know it's a big dream, but it would be awesome if this "hit or miss" was a hit, and y'all could be laughing at our asses on next years Grammys. Here is the link to download.http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dulaaandnancyapple if you want to listen to the full version, visit our soundcloud. And thanks a bunch y'all. https://soundcloud.com/dulaaandnancyapple/big-country ..... Share if you care - it's all up to you know if this song is hit or miss.
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Nancy Apple - ShineRecorded in 2009 at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN and released in 2010 SHINE charted nationally on Americana Radio. Nancy Apple and the Whole Damn Band never sounded better. Recorded fast, live and in 4 nights. As country as Cash, as rockin as Carl, and bygod as bold as Elvis... Nancy Apple is the Queen of Memphis. Featuring Continental Drifter's Robert Maché as well as Jake Kelly (formerly with Gary Allan). Keith Sykes co-produced along with Nancy, and also guest appears on guitar and background vocals. Other guest artists include Reba Russell, Phoebe Lewis (daughter of Jerry Lee), Robert Nighthawk Tooms, Jimmy Davis and many more celebrated Memphis musicians. Rob McNurlin also appears on a duet with Nancy. 13 tracks include a covers of Wanda Jackson's "Let's Have A Party" and Keith Sykes' "B.I.G.T.I.M.E."
Nancy Apple - Shoulda Lied About That
Honky-tonk meets soul (with lots o Memphis thrown in). This is a record that shows Nashville what country ought to be, but is a record that could have only been made in Memphis. Co-produced by Keith Sykes. 2003 "Lighthearted and twangy as heck, Nancy Apple (aka The Cadillac Cowgirl) presents a collection of good-natured country that's charming and fun. Like a timeless honky-tonk act whose true era seems intangible, yet anchored to the present here and there with contemporary pop flourishes, Apple and company lay down an honest and live sound. " -- Miles of Music
Nancy Apple - Outside The Lines
TwangTone Rockin' Country/Blues/Rockabilly in the great tradition of Memphis Music. Produced by Keith Sykes and Blue Eyed Bitches Productions. 2001
Nancy Apple/Rob McNurlin - River Road or Rail
In the same spirit as Johnny and June, Nancy and Rob have conjured up a mix of music with enough twang to bouce you from Tennessee to Bakersfield. 2005
Nancy Apple - Cadillac Cowgirl High on the Hog
Nancy Apple's first official CD release from 1995. Country Rockin Blues/Rockabilly in the great tradition of Memphis music. Recorded at Sounds Unreel Studio, features a who's who of Memphis music royalty.
Nancy Apple - Song Slinger Showdown DVD
Though they're miles away from the sounds of pop country, these crooners would feel right at home in a honky-tonk. This first volume in the Song Slinger Showdown features live performance footage and interviews with Nancy Apple, Phil Lee, and Jake Kelly. Shot in Memphis, Tennessee at Kudzu's, you feel like you are part of the show only without smelling like cigarettes. Bring your own beer and belly up to an evening of Song Slinging you are sure to watch and enjoy for years to come.
Delta Joe Sanders - Another Saturday Night
His tunes are rare Delta Thundersong birds (endangered and exotic) rising from the mud Byhalian and Greenwooded, strong meat for most of us who lift our beaks for the plastic manna in squared cellophane.
Inspired by Woody Guthrie and Ramblin Jack Elliot, Gann Brewer is living the life of a troubadour, with a vocal style that reminds fans of early Todd Snider or a sober Townes Van Zandt, but yet uniquely his own.
Sandy Carroll - Delta Techno
Imagine if Sade went to Al Green’s church with Bonnie Raitt, then the two headed over to Raifords near Beale Street that night to hang out with Little Feat.
Jay Ruffin - Skeleton Key
This ain't folk music, and it ain't country either. This is as rockin' as the Ramones, as thought-provoking as Steve Earle and as jangley as the Continental Drifters, without compromising Ruffin's own style or falling into pastiche.
Ringo Records T-Shirt
You know you like this t-shirt and it would look cool as hell on you, so go ahead n order one for yourself. Go ahead and get another one for when it wears out.
Nancy Apple - Cadillac Cowgirl Tijuana Tapes
Songs from the early 90's, originally intended for demos only, started showing up as bootlegs so Nancy had a few hundred dubbed and sold them at gigs. Most of the songs were re-recorded and released on Nancy’s High On The Hog CD, and even a couple made it to Outside The Lines. Tijuana Tapes also includes three tracks never re-recorded. There is something charming and innocent about these self-produced demos. It still sounds pretty darn good today. Nancy plays drums and guitar on most of these tracks. Bootlegged one at a time just for you, but now in CD format!