CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF AUSTIN ORIGINALS!
Fable Records is one of the oldest independent record labels in Texas now in their 43rd year, exclusively represents Austin music and Austin musicians. Fable is a family of musicians with a story that chronicles the spirit of Austin music back to when its synergy was just beginning to cast it's spell over the world.
In 1973 and into 1979 Mike Mordecai and small team of enthusiastic young music innovators put out a series of vinyl 45s - local Austin groups like Zeus, Rick Sheffield and Zilker Sunday – Mike’s rock/jazz fusion band with Saxman, John Mills.
In 1975 they made a bold move to put out three albums in a month with three popular local bands Steam Heat, 47 Times Its on Weight and Starcrost – Mills and Mordecai’s new project. Fable Records manufactured 1000 copies of each. It was at this point Mike decided to make it official. This Trilogy, hailed by Billboard Magazine as the turning point for contemporary jazz in Austin, put Fable Records and Austin’s Jazz/rock/funk scene on the national radar. Today the trilogy continues to be a coveted find by vinyl collectors across the globe.
Fable Records continues to offer at the table, authentically Austin bred Jazz, Rock and Funk.