Illini Records [Springfield]

Illini Records and the Countrypolitan Recording Studios opened for business in August 1973 at 2110 Republic, Springfield, Illinois.  Owned and operated by Andy Acree and Glen Hurley.   The chief engineer was Fritz Brading.  An article in Billboard magazine from July 1973 claimed that the studio was Springfield's first.  The operation however only lasted a couple years.  There were also a few singles released under the label Lincoln Land Records - A Division of Illini Records (highlighted below in blue).

In 1978 the recording studio was purchased by Rich Denhart and Christy Bley and renamed Cwazy Wabbit Wecording.
3084-13Jim SquibbOne Lonely Day / When I Grow Up1973
3091-19Lu KristiWhen I Get Through With You / Who Can I Count On1973
3091-20Jerry MooreDrink To Milwaukee / The Key's In The Mailbox1973
3103-17Rich MounceLet My Heartache Mend / You Gave Me A Mountain1973
3103-26Maxine HouseThe Bottle Took Control Of You / Two Wedding Bands Apart1973
3103-31Wayne Barnhill & The Rhythm AcesSing The Blues To Daddy / You Always Come Back To Hurting Me1973
3121-11Joanie MorrisonSharing You / Snakes Crawl At Night1973
3121-17Tommy RutledgeFishers Horn Pipe / Faded Love1973
4022-25Terry PetersenYou Got Your Kicks Out Of Losing Me / Love Ain't Worth A Dime Unless Its Free1974
4024--5Linda LeaA Taste Of Heaven / When I Don't Have You1974
4025-11Chuck GrammerTears In My Little Boy's Eyes / The Rights From The Wrongs1974
4032-26Sam Carlin and the DowntownersOnly Daddy That'll Walk The Line / Me and Bobby McGee1974
4033-14Terry Petersen & The Country RevueStrange Changes / I Can See Clearly Now1974
4041-19Little Dino StrunkJambalaya / I Can't Help It1974
4041-23Little Suzi BrawnerDaddy Doesn't Love Mommy / Kiss An Angel Good Morning1974
4063-12Amazing GracieHere I Am / Teddy Bear Song1974
4101-33Dawn O' DayHold On Woman / He Thinks I Still Care1974
4101-35Little Dino StrunkI Want A New Guitar For Christmas / Who's Really Better Than Mom1974
471-S2Mark Ogden / Rod WallerSitting There / Do You Know The Lord1974
471-29Dave White with Denny Tollefson & The EldoradosAngel Sent To Me / Your Cheating Heart1974
463S18Debbie Lynn & The IntriguersThe Road To Nashville / Nobody But A Fool1974
492S17Edwardo BaiettoSave This Land Of Uncle Sam / It's Getting Colder All The Time1974
494S10Scott BeardRunaway / Isn't It Lonely Together1974

30618Andy Acree's Country SquiresWelcome To Squires Country With
IR 1004Donn & Gaye StephensTo The Glory Of God
IR 1005Three Pro's & A ConThe Southern Air Presents
IR 1007Uncle John BartonForty Years With Uncle John Barton & The Barton Family
IL 1008Various ArtistsThe Eleventh Colorado Country Music Festival
IL 1009Bert & The StarfiresPlay Music Music And More Music
IL 1776Richard BlakeA Look At Lincoln
This discography is a work in progress. Last updated on 9/11/23



  1. What great music History Being born & raised on North End ,I was not aware of the studio
    How Cool and I live two blocks from location

    Danny Richards
    Springfield Illinois

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