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1960s


1960s


SELECT DISCOGRAPHY 1967-69

1967

Sam & Dave - Soul Men

1968

Albert King - Live Wire/Blues Power

Box Tops - Cry Like A Baby

Booker T. and the MGs - Soul Limbo

1969

Box Tops - Dimensions

Sam & Dave - Best of Sam & Dave

Box Tops - Box Tops Super Hits

Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul

FEATURED ALBUM OF THE DECADE

ISAAC HAYES
HOT BUTTERED SOUL

1969 - Tracked in part on National St.
Engineered by John Fry and Terry Manning
With: Marvell Thomas (piano), Michael Toles (guitar), James Alexander (bass), and Willie Hall (drums)

Ardent: James Alexander (The Bar-Kays), John Fry, Maurice White (Earth, Wind, & Fire), and Isaac Hayes

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Ardent Studio B: Pete Matthews (engineer), Isaac Hayes, and John Fry

1970s


1970s


SELECT DISCOGRAPHY 1970-79

1970

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III

Booker T. and the MG's - McLemore Avenue

1971

James Taylor - Mud Slide Slim and The Blue Horizon

The Staple Singers - The Staple Singers

Leon Russell - Leon Russell and the Shelter People

Don Nix - Living by the Days

The Staple Singers - The Staple Swingers

1972

Big Star - #1 Record

ZZ Top - Rio Grande Mud

James Luther Dickinson - Dixie Fried

The Staple Singers - Be Altitude: Respect Yourself

1973

ZZ Top - Tres Hombres

The Staple Singers - Be What You Are

Leon Russell - Leon Live

Leon Russell - Hank Wilson's Back

Freddie King - Woman Across the Rover

1974

Big Star - Radio City

The Staple Singers - City in the Sky

1975

ZZ Top - Fandango

John Prine - Common Sense

Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers

Alex Chilton - Bach's Bottom

1976

ZZ Top - Tejas

Black Oak Arkansas - 10yr Overnight Success

The Bar-Kays - Too Hot to Stop

Con Funk Shun - Con Funk Shun

1977

ZZ Top - Best of ZZ Top

Cheap Trick - In Color

Johnnie Taylor - Rated Extraordinaire

The Bar-Kays - Flying High on Your Love

1978

The Bar-Kays - Light of Life

Isaac Hayes - Hotbed

1979

The Bar-Kays - Injoy

ZZ Top - Deguello

Don Nix - Skyrider

Con Funk Shun - Candy

Shirley Brown - For the Real Feeling

Anita Ward - Songs of Love

Alex Chilton - Like Flies on Sherbet

FEATURED ALBUM OF THE DECADE

BIG STAR - #1 RECORD
1971 - Recorded first at Ardent's National St. location and finished at the current location on Madison Ave.
Engineered by John Fry

Ardent Studio A - Alex Chilton and Chris Bell

Ardent Studio A - Alex Chilton and Chris Bell

Ardent, 1971 - Al Bell (co-owner of Stax), John Fry, Jody Stephens, and Andy Hummel

Ardent, 1971 - Al Bell (co-owner of Stax), John Fry, Jody Stephens, and Andy Hummel

1980s


1980s


SELECT DISCOGRAPHY 1980-89

1980

The Bar-Kays - As One

The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught Us

Kwick - Kwick

Keith Sykes - I'm Not Strange I'm Just Like You

1981

The Bar-Kays - Night Cruisin'

ZZ Top - El Loco

Ebonee Webb - Ebonee Webb

1982

Sid Selvidge - Waiting for a Train

1983

ZZ Top - Eliminator

DeGarmo & Key - Mission of Mercy

Deborah Allen - Cheat the Night

1984

Jim Dandy - Ready As Hell

DeGarmo & Key - Communication

1985

ZZ Top - Afterburner

DeGarmo & Key - Commander Sozo & The Charge of the Light Brigade

Alex Chilton - Feudalist Tarts

1986

Joe Cocker - Cocker

Mud Boy & The Neutrons - Known Felons in Drag

1987

The Windows - Runnin' Alone

Joe Walsh - Got Any Gum?

The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me

Joe King - Carrasco Y Las Coronas Bandido Rock

Green on Red - The Killer Inside Me

The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Hot Number

DeGarmo & Key - D&K

Alex Chilton - High Priest

Al Green - Soul Survivor

1988

R.E.M. - Green

Steve Earle - Copperhead Road

Archers of Loaf - White Trash Heroes

George Thorogood - Born to be Bad

Toots Hibbert - Toots in Memphis

Johnny Winter - Winter of '88

John Kilzer - Memory in the Making

Green on Red - Here Come the Snakes

1989

Tora Tora - Surprise Attack

The Georgia Satellites - In the Land of Salvation and Sin

The Tragically Hip - Up to Here

Mavis Staples - Time Waits For No One

Tommy Keene - Based on Happy Times

FEATURED ALBUM OF THE DECADE

ZZ TOP - ELIMINATOR
Recorded in Ardent's Studio A in 1982
Engineered by Terry Manning
Produced by Bill Hamm and Billy Gibbons
Diamond platinum in the U.S. (over 10 million copies sold)

Ardent - John Fry presenting ZZ Top with Platinum records for their albums Eliminator and Afterburner. L-R John Fry, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, and Joe HArdy (engineer, producer)

Ardent - John Fry presenting ZZ Top with Platinum records for their albums Eliminator and Afterburner. L-R John Fry, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, and Joe HArdy (engineer, producer)

1990s


1990s


SELECT DISCOGRAPHY 1990-99

1990

The Vaughan Brothers - Family Style

Steve Earle - The Hard Way

Robert Cray - Midnight Stroll

Soundgarden - Louder than Live

Travis Tritt - Country Club

The Radiators - Total Evaporation

Johnny Diesel & The Injectors - Johnny Diesel & The Injectors

1991

Stevie Ray Vaughan - The Sky is Crying

Gin Blossoms - Up and Crumbling

Marty Brown - High and Dry

The Allman Brothers - Shades of Two Worlds

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Travis Tritt - It's All About to Change

1992

Jeff Healey Band - Feel This

Travis Tritt - T-R-O-U-B-L-E

Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience

ZZ Top - Greatest Hits

Robert Cray - I Was Warned

Little Texas - First Time for Everything

Tom Cochrane - Mad Mad World

Primal Scream - Dixie Narco

Tora Tora - Wild America

McBride and the Ride - Sacred Ground

1993

Tommy Keene - Sleeping on a Roller Coaster

Albert Collins - Collins Mix

Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen

Big Star - Columbia: Live at Missouri University

BB King - Blues Summit

The Hooters - Out of Body

Little Texas - Big Time

Reverend Horton Heat - The Full Custom Gospel Sounds

John Campbell - Howlin' Mercy

DeGarmo & Key - Heat it Up

Danny Gatton - Cruisin' Deuces

1994

Little Texas - Kick a Little

Spin Doctors - Turn it Upside Down

Primal Scream - Give Out But Don't Give Up

ZZ Top - Antenna

Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies - The Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies

Luther Allison - Soul Fixin' Man

DeGarmo & Key - To Extremes

The Bar-Kays - 48 Hours

Jimmie Vaughan - Strange Pleasure

1995

Aaron Tippin - Tool Box

Alex Chilton - A Man Called Destruction

Perfect Stranger - You Have the Right to Remain Silent

Big Tent Revival - Big Tent Revival

Bob Dylan - Till the Night is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus

Dish - Boneyard Beach

1996

Skillet - Skillet

Big Tent Revival - Open All Nite

Rhett Akins - Somebody New

Cracker - The Golden Age

Afghan Whigs - Black Love

Audio Adrenaline - Bloom

Big Ass Truck - Kent

Gin Blossoms - Congratulations, I'm Sorry

Johnnie Taylor - Stop Half Loving These Women

1997

Audio Adrenaline - Some Kind of Zombie

Three 6 Mafia - Chapter 2: World Domination

The Freddy Jones Band - Lucid

DC Talk - Welcome to the Freak Show

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Live at Carnegie Hall

Grammatrain - Flying

.38 Special - .38 Special

Robert Cray - Sweet Potato Pie

Tanya Tucker - Complicated

Smalltown Poets - Smalltown Poets

Aaron Tippin - Greatest Hits... And Then Some

Sister Hazel - Somewhere More Familiar

Coco Montoya - Just Let Go

1998

Golden Smog - Weird Tales

Mudhoney - Tomorrow Hit Today

Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies - Big Wheel

Seven Mary Three - Orange Ave.

Waylon Jennings - Closing in on the Fire

Jimmie Vaughan - Out There

Skillet - Hey You, I Love Your Soul

Big Tent Revival - Amplifier

Black Oak Arkansas - King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Black Oak Arkansas

Smalltown Poets - Listen Closely

The Bernard Allison Band - Times Are Changing

1999

Big Tent Revival - Choose Life

All Together Separate - All Together Separate

Rufus Thomas - Swing Out

Reverend Horton Heat - Holy Roller

Mark Chesnutt - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

FEATURED ALBUM OF THE DECADE

GIN BLOSSOMS - NEW MISERABLE EXPERIENCE
1991 - Recorded at Ardent
Engineered, produced, and mixed by John Hampton
#1 on Billboard, multi-platinum sales, 5 singles all charted

Ardent Studio A - members of Gin Blossoms with John Hampton (seated center)

Ardent Studio A - members of Gin Blossoms with John Hampton (seated center)

2000s


2000s


SELECT DISCOGRAPHY 2000-09

2000

Skillet - Ardent Worship

Smalltown Poets - Third Verse

North Mississippi Allstars - Shake Hands with Shorty

All Together Separate - Ardent Worship: All Together Separate Live

Three Doors Down - The Better Life

Skillet - Invincible

2001

North Mississippi Allstars - 51 Phantom

Breaking Point - Coming of Age

Jimmie Vaughan - Do You Get the Blues?

Skillet - Alien Youth

Seven Channels - Seven Channels

Spacehog - The Hogyssey

Will Hoge - Carousel

2002

James Luther Dickinson - Free Beer Tomorrow

Pseudopod - Pseudopod

Riddlin' Kids - Hurry Up and Wait

Dropline - You Are Here

Coco Montoya - Can't Look Back

Jim Kahr - Nothin' To Lose

Course of Nature - Superkala

2003

Skillet - Collide

Against Me! - As the Eternal Cowboy

Kelley Hurt - Raindance

North Mississippi Allstars - Polaris

Jonah33 - Jonah33

Echo 7 - One Step Away

Colin Linden - Big Mouth

Michael Burks - I Smell Smoke

John Eddie - Who the Hell is John Eddie?

Yo Gotti - Life

Rob Jungklas - Arkadelphia

Sid Selvidge - A Little Bit of Rain

George Thorogood - Ride Til I Die

Presence - Rise

2004

Guerilla Black - Guerilla City

Albert Cummings - True to Yourself

2005

Peter Gallagher - 7 Days in Memphis

Big Star - In Space

Pieta Brown - In The Cool

Louise Hoffsten - From Linköping to Memphis

North Mississippi Allstars - Electric Blue Watermelon

North Mississippi Allstars - Reflection of Something

[ Soundtrack ] Hustle & Flow

Todd Agnew - Grace Like Rain

John Hiatt - Master of Disaster

The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan

Alvin Youngblood Hart - Motivational Speaker

Earl Thomas - Intersection

Breaking Point - Beautiful Disorder

Vargas Blues Band - Love, Union, Peace

Jessi Alexander - Honeysuckle Sweet

Susan Marshall - Firefly

2006

Todd Agnew - Do You See What I See?

Gin Blossoms - Major Lodge Victory

[ Soundtrack ] Forty Shades of Blue: Music from the Motion Picture

Mika Nakashima - All Hands Together

Yo Gotti - Back 2 Da Basics

The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers

Cat Power - The Greatest

Sam & Dave - Double Dynamite

2007

Wax Fang - La La Land

Guy Sebastian - The Memphis Album

Flemming Bamse Jørgensen - Love Me Tender

Puscifer - V is for Vagina

[ Soundtrack ] I'm Not There

George Thorogood - Bad to the Bone (25th Anniversary)

Jonah33 - The Heart of War

Todd Agnew - Better Questions

Chikuzen Sato - Indigo

Anchang - Memphis

[ Soundtrack ] Black Snake Moan

[ Soundtrack ] The Great Debaters

2008

Jump Back Jake - Brooklyn Hustle/Memphis Muscle

Smashing Pumpkins - Guitar Hero World Tour

Danny Liston - Christmas

[ Soundtrack ] High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Joy Whitlock - God & A Girl

Paul Mark & The Van Dorens - Blood & Treasure

Vargas Blues Band - Flamenco Blues Experience

Oil Brown Band - Open Road

Montgomery Gentry - Back When I Knew it All

Reba Russell Band - Bleeding Heart

Lamar Sorrento - Seven

Ron Franklin - Ron Franklin

Speakeasy - All Your New Favorite Songs

2009

Chris Arena - Chris Arena

The Dirty Streets - The Dirty Streets

Star & Micey - Star & Micey

Todd Agnew - Need

Lucero - 1372 Overton Park

Will Tucker - Stealin' The Soul

Big Star - Keep an Eye on the Sky (Boxed Set)

Super 400 - Sweet Fist

The Weisstronauts - In Memphis

Joan Red - Side Effects of You

George Thorogood & The Destroyers - The Dirty Dozen

Brandon McGovern - Signal Heights

Klaus Voormann - A Sideman's Journey

The Outliers - Amid the Flood

Susan Marshall - Little Red

Grace Askew - Wasted Lipstick EP

Prehab - One Is Too Many

Ruthie Foster - The Truth According to Ruthie Foster

FEATURED ALBUM OF THE DECADE

THE RACONTEURS - BROKEN BOY SOLDIERS
2005 - Mixed at Ardent by John Hampton, assisted by Adam Hill

Ardent Studio A - Adam Hill (asst. engineer), Jack White, John Hampton, Patrick Keeler

Ardent Studio A - Adam Hill (asst. engineer), Jack White, John Hampton, Patrick Keeler

2010s


2010s


SELECT DISCOGRAPHY 2010-17

2010

Kirk Whalum - More of Everything is Everything EP

Dusty Boots - Memphis

Chris Bell - I Am the Cosmos

Jason D. Williams - Killer Instincts

Honeytribe - Space Age Blues

Huey Lewis & The News - Soulsville

Chris Pickering - Work of Fiction

Mirage Cartography - Paul Mark

Lance Lopez - Salvation from Sundown

Chosen View - The Common Thread

Kirk Whalum - Everything is Everything: The Music of Donny Hathaway

Rob Jungklas - Mapping the Wreckage

12 Stones - The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday

Jeremy Horn - We Welcome You In

Mikey Jukebox - Mikey Jukebox

Larry Dodson, Archie Love, The Voices of Memphis - A Message from Memphis: A Healing Song for Haiti - EP

Reba Russell Band - 8

The Bulletproof Vests - (Don't) Throw My Love Away

Harvest Worship Band - Enter In

The Green Bros - Soulsville

The Scruffs - Conquest

2011

[ Soundtrack ] The Fame Studios Story 1961-73

The Weisstronauts - In Memphis 2

Cliff Richard - Soulicious

Billy Seward - Better Place

Star City Meltdown - Razorblades & Hand Grenades

The Memphis All-Stars - Dysfunktional EP

Vargas Bogert & Appice - Vargas Bogert & Appice

Haven Hill - Switchblade Life

Candi Staton - Evidence: The Complete Fame Records Masters

Star & Micey - Dockside EP

Greg Brown - Freak Flag

Anita Ward - It's My Night (Single)

Glorie - Glorie

The Demos - Lovely

The Souldiers - The Souldiers

Webb Dalton - Mine's Bigger

Big Bang Epic - Scrap Metal

Rainy Day Manual - Instructions in English

Big Head Todd & The Monsters - 100 Years of Robert Johnson

The Unbeheld - The Unbeheld/Galaxicon Split EP

North Mississippi Allstars - Keys to the Kingdom

Leslie - Lord Have Mercy

Paul Mac Bonvin - Sun Sessions 2011

2012

Craig Davis - Free as Me

John Kilzer - Seven

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors - Another Neighborly Christmas

The Matthew Show - Memphis

Star & Micey - I Can't Wait EP

Morgan Freeman - BB King: The Life of Riley (Documentary Voiceover)

Albert Cummings - No Regrets

The Way Band (f. John Kilzer) - The Way Live

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors - Through the Night: Live in the Studio

Clarence Carter - The Fame Singles Volume 1: 1966-1970

The Memphis Dawls - The Memphis Dawls EP

Acda en De Munnik - 't Heerst

Lucero - Women & Work

Jeb Rault Band - Sweet Dancer

Todd Agnew - How to be Loved

Jeremy Horn - Sound of the Broken

Wine Witch 7"

Alex Chilton - Free Again: The 1970 Sessions

Rebecca Almond - Rebecca Almond

Fist Full of Grits - Fist Full of Grits

2013

Vanishing Islands - Tonight's Low is Tomorrow's High

Jeremy Horn - No Other Love

Clarence Carter - The Fame Singles Volume 2, 1970-73

The Scruffs - Kill! Kill!

Tommy Keene - Excitement at your Feet: The Tommy Keene Covers Album

Winston Stewart - Praying Through my Fingertips

Admirers - Involuntary Memory

Big Star with John Davis - Live Tribute To Alex Chilton

Dirty Streets - Blades of Grass

Crowlord - Naked Chicks, Goats & Wolves

Jeremy Horn - "Father Lead Me" - Single

Jeremy Horn - The Way to Your Love

Detroit Frank Dumont - Let Me Be Frank

PrehabI - Haven't Been Completely Honest

Mark Stuart - Blues for Lou

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors - Good Light

Brandon Santini - This Time Another Year

Green Green Sky 7"

Colin Elmore & the Franz Family - This Side of the Sun

Feeling High: The Psychedelic Sound Of Memphis

2014

Avon Dale - Dress it Up

Rick Ross - Hood Billionaire

Safely Down: The Songs of Jason Jackson

The Dirty Dirty Dollars - An' When I Die EP

Arash - Superman

The Memphis Dawls - Rooted in the Bone

Jerry Lawler - (Voiceovers) WWE 2K15

Ali Sperry - Comes and Goes EP

Winston Stewart - The Heart of the Matter

Hazy Skies - Like Water

Nate Logston - The Damage We Do

Brothers Keeper - Todd Meadows

International Pop Overthrow Volume 17

Pillow Talk - "Make You Real" - Single

Carl & Alan Maguire - The Sound of Music

Mark "Muleman" Massey - One Step Ahead of the Blues

Dawn Patrol - Police State

American Fiction - Dumb Luck

You Me & Apollo - Sweet Honey

Louise Hoffsten - Bringing Out the Elvis

Greyhounds - Accumulator

John Nemeth - Memphis Grease

Sid Selvidge - The Cold of the Morning

Mick Kolassa - Michissippi Mick

The Paper Jets - We Are All Strange Friends

Drivin' and Cryin' - Songs for the Turntable

2015

Dirty Streets - White Horse

The Heavy Eyes - He Dreams of Lions

Jerry Lawler - WWE2K16 (Voiceovers)

Mississippi Bigfoot - Population Unknown

Archi Deep & The Moneyshakers - #3

Lucero - All A Man Should Do

HEELS - Even If It's Nothing It's Something

Tommy Keene - Laugh in the Dark

International Pop Overthrow Volume 18

Cheap Trick - The Epic Archive, Vol. 1 (1975-1979)

Coo Coo Birds - Mexican Cowboys

Monticello - Monticello

Those Pretty Wrongs - Lucky Guy (Single)

Samantha Fish - Wild Heart

Dawn Patrol - Democracy Delivered

Ghost Town Blues Band - Live at Beale Street Music Festival 2015

Corey Smith - While The Gettin' Is Good

Greyhounds - Heaven On Earth

The Heavy Eyes - Somniloquy

Nights Like These - Nights Like These

The Orange Humble Band - Depressing Beauty

The Breton Sound - Don't Be Afraid of Rock & Roll, Vol 1

Jeremy Stanfill - Somewhere Between You & Me

The Dirty Streets - Rock & Roll Is A Beautiful Thing
(The Alive Naturalsound 25th Anniversary)

The Boxmasters - Somewhere Down the Road

Mississippi Fever - 300 Miles to Memphis

The RV's - "Get Back (feat. Billy Gibson)" - Single

Cities Aviv - Shock/Dominance

Cities Aviv - "Neutralizer / Graced and Blessed" - Single

Pillow Talk - What We Should Have Said

Mick Kolassa - Ghosts of the Riverside Hotel

The Incredible Hook - Repeat Betrayer

The Black Cadillacs - The Black Cadillacs EP

Travis Roman - Whispered World

Scott Hooper - Our Children's Future

Will Tucker - Worth the Gamble

Ghost Town Blues Band - Hard Road to Hoe

2016

Yo Gotti - CM9: White Friday

Jerry Lawler - WWE 2K16 (Voiceovers)

Loveland Duren - Next

Mick Kolassa - Taylor Made Blues

The Dreaming Spires - Paisley Overground

Christopher the Conquered - I'm Giving up on Rock & Roll

Those Pretty Wrongs - Those Pretty Wrongs

Greyhounds - Change of Pace

Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter

Reed Turchi - Speaking In Shadows

Young Dolph - King of Memphis

2017

David Kurtz - Good Things In Life

Pillow Talk - This Is All Pretend

The Weeks - Easy

Releases coming soon from:

Deer Tick
Zeshan Bagewadi
China Gate
Mississippi Bigfoot
John McNamara
Brennan Villines
Mick Kolassa
Low Cut Connie
Cait Brennan
Freeworld
Christopher the Conquered
BonAir
Catle
Amy Black
Julien Baker
Cedric Burnside
Victor Wainwright

FEATURED ALBUM OF THE DECADE

MARGO PRICE - MIDWEST FARMER'S DAUGHTER
2014 - Mixed in Studio B by Matt Ross-Spang
Released March 2016, reached Top 10 on multiple Billboard charts

Outside Ardent - Margo Price

Outside Ardent - Margo Price

Ardent Studio B - Jody Stephens, Margo Price, and Matt Ross-Spang (mix engineer)

Ardent Studio B - Jody Stephens, Margo Price, and Matt Ross-Spang (mix engineer)