Music, M.R.S. and T.P. Records [Chenoa]

Music Records, Music Recording Studio (M.R.S.) and later T.P. Productions were all owned and operated by Terry Petersen in Chenoa, Illinois. Petersen was a truck driver and self taught guitar player that made his first recording in 1973 for Illini Records. By 1975, he had built his own recording studio in the basement of his parents’ home in rural Chenoa.
 
The first releases on the Music Records label were mostly LPs by local groups including Petersen’s own with the Midnite Special in 1977. Later M.R.S. Records was used as the label. By late 1979, Petersen had built a second studio; this time in the basement of his own home which was also in rural Chenoa.
  
Petersen’s operation, now T.P. Record Productions and Breaking Out Publishing Co., was also producing commercials and jingles for local businesses in addition to local music.  In June of 1980, Petersen's home was struck by a tornado however the studio, where Petersen and his family safely took shelter, was undamaged. Later that year, several newspaper articles referred to Petersen’s studio as Tall Tree Sound Studio. Sometime in the early 1980’s Petersen moved to the Nashville, TN area.

LPs

CAT #ARTISTTITLEDATE
MUSIC RECORDS
7043N1The New RelationS/T1977
7075N2Terry Petersen & The Midnite SpecialS/T1977
7072N3Dan Martino and the Last Minute BandS/T1977
7042N8Various ArtistsYoungs Music Album Vol. 11977
770838Billy ValentineDance Time With1977
780545Rich MounceCountry1978
781008Link Huber and the Justin' TimesRoses In The Rain1978
T.P. RECORDS
NR11456Country SunshineStill Friends1980
This discography is a work in progress. Last updated on 5/2/20

45s 

CAT #ARTISTTITLEDATE
M.R.S. RECORDS
790621Debbie French & ShylocksShe's Not Gone She's Just Away / Can't Smile Without You1979
790706Fifth SetTobias / Blue Suede Shoes1979
790707Peggy GilmoreIt's Just A Game / Loving Without Love1979
T.P. RECORDS
NR11533Roy WaldrupChokin' My Chicken / Cry Like A Child1980
NR11805Roy WaldropProve My Love To You / You Called Me Darlin'1980

Other T.P. Productions releases:
CATAPULT RECORDS
001Jolene PriceFalling In Love At First Sight / Hello Fool (Meet Another Fool)1980
TALL TREE RECORDS
NR12923Red TuckBar Room Socializing / White Lines & Road Signs1981
This discography is a work in progress. Last updated on 5/28/20

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