|Sundazed Music, Inc.|
|Founder||Bob and Mary Irwin|
|Genre||1960s, garage rock, surf music, psychedelic rock|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Location||Coxsackie, New York|
Label founders Bob Irwin and his wife Mary started the label in 1989. Irwin's skill at restoring old vinyl records for the (then new) CD format, attracted the attention of major labels, who increasingly solicited him to help them re-issue material from their back catalogs. He helped Sony Music release their archival Legacy Records label. Later, his restoration work included early material by the likes of Bob Dylan, Nancy Sinatra, and The Byrds. Irwin also worked at Arista for a time, as well.
The first Sundazed releases were 60's recordings by The Knickerbockers and The Five Americans, and heavily reflected Irwin's personal preference for garage rock and surf music. Later releases included the albums of The Turtles, The Challengers, Liverpool Five, and Jan and Dean's long-lost album Save for a Rainy Day. The company recently reissued the complete catalog of LPs by New Orleans funk pioneers The Meters on vinyl and CD. The label later ventured into country music, including extensive reissues of Capitol Records albums by Buck Owens and other acts including Jimmy Bryant. Sundazed also issued vintage jazz guitar albums through their Euphoria label.
Sundazed also reissued the Columbia Moby Grape albums with great fanfare, but were immediately forced to withdraw the first 3 albums due to legal hassles. They also reissued Oar by Skip Spence, and released the long-lost Columbia sessions by the group Love, which were never released.