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.
|7043N1||The New Relation||S/T||1977|
|7075N2||Terry Petersen & The Midnite Special||S/T||1977|
|7072N3||Dan Martino and the Last Minute Band||S/T||1977|
|7042N8||Various Artists||Youngs Music Album Vol. 1||1977|
|770838||Billy Valentine||Dance Time With||1977|
|781008||Link Huber and the Justin' Times||Roses In The Rain||1978|
|NR11456||Country Sunshine||Still Friends||1980|
This discography is a work in progress. Last updated on 5/2/20
|790621||Debbie French & Shylocks||She's Not Gone She's Just Away / Can't Smile Without You||1979|
|790706||Tobias||Fifth Set / Blue Suede Shoes||1979|
|790707||Peggy Gilmore||It's Just A Game / Loving Without Love||1979|
|NR11533||Roy Waldrup||Chokin' My Chicken / Cry Like A Child||1980|
|NR11805||Roy Waldrop||Prove My Love To You / You Called Me Darlin'||1980|
Other T.P. Productions releases:
|001||Jolene Price||Falling In Love At First Sight / Hello Fool (Meet Another Fool)||1980|
This discography is a work in progress. Last updated on 5/28/20
|TALL TREE RECORDS|
|NR12923||Red Tuck||Bar Room Socializing / White Lines & Road Signs||1981|
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