Oklahoma Guide to 45rpm Records & Bands
1955 to 1975

A Chronicle of the Music, the Musicians & the Madness

by Teb Blackwell & Rhett Lake

Front cover of Oklahoma Guide to 45rpm Records & Bands by Teb Blackwell

Now Available

Read the new volume by Teb Blackwell and Rhett Lake.

  • 472 pages of facts and information compiled over seven years
  • Hundreds of interviews with the performers and musicians who defined Tulsa’s “Golden Music Era”
  • A comprehensive discography of Oklahoma-label 45rpms including garage, rock, teen, R&B, C&W, gospel and more
  • Plus a separate discography of Tulsa-label 45rpms. View the latest discography now.

Get a Copy

Get your copy of Oklahoma Guide to 45rpm Records & Bands, Volume 2 for only $47.63 (price includes media mail shipping).

“A labor of love”

This book covers the rich musical history of a certain place and time. It is a story that cried out to be told, and brothers Blackwell and Lake answered the call. There are some non-musicians who are just as passionate about music as those who make music.

This was a labor of love, and many of us will be forever indebted to the authors.


~Jim Downing, Tulsa Musician & Music Historian

“Unprecedented”

Looking through the book, I am absolutely amazed by the staggering amount of time and work it represents. Great job! I find myself sitting down to look some band — like Medicine — up, and when I glance back up at the clock, thirty minutes have passed.

What you’ve done is unprecedented, and there are a lot of us out here who really appreciate it.


~John Wooley, Author & Member of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 

“Five star rating”

This isn’t a book, it’s a text book for advanced post graduate studies on the music scene in Tulsa 1955 - 1975.  The research Teb has done on this monumental work is staggering.  Highly recommended.  The collection of photos alone gives it a five star rating.  Don’t miss it!

~Jimmy Karstein, Tulsa Sound Musician

Pick Up in Person

Buy the book in person from one of these fine Tulsa establishments:

Snow Goose
1814 Utica Square
Tulsa, OK 74145
918-749-6043

The Music Store
9120-C E 31st St
Tulsa, OK 74145
918-664-7333

Contact Us

Have a comment about the book? Email Teb at tebii@comcast.net.

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