Inside Sounds was founded by Eddie Dattel in November of 1991 with the goal of establishing a record label in the tradition of an earlier era of successful independent Memphis labels.
In 1992, Inside Sounds began working with WONDERS: The Memphis International Cultural Series in recording Music of the Napoleonic Era in conjunction with the Napoleon exhibit. The CD was enormously successful and paved the way for producing more exhibition recordings including the 1997 recording Music Aboard The Titanic for the blockbuster exhibition Titanic and most recently The Art of the Motorcycle: Songs of the Open Road.
As a result of innovative marketing and commitment to quality production, a national distribution agreement was signed in 1993. With Richard Hite as producer, the Memphis Archives label was created under the umbrella of Inside Sounds. Focusing on, but not limited to blues and jazz in and about Memphis, Memphis Archives has released 21 CDs. The label has been critically acclaimed in major publications throughout the United States and Europe including Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and American Legacy.
With a strong foundation established, Inside Sounds began producing Memphis-themed recordings featuring Memphis-based artists beginning with the Memphis Music Sampler in the mid-1990s. The success of Memphis Music Sampler proved that music lovers worldwide had a desire to hear Memphis-based musicians performing Memphis-themed recordings. Following this trend, Inside Sounds produced The Instrumental Memphis Music Sampler, The Memphis Belles: Past, Present and Future, In The Mood For Memphis Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 and Fried Glass Onions - Memphis Meets The Beatles Vol. 1, Vol. 2 & 3.
In addition, Inside Sounds has helped develop blues artists including Billy Gibson, Daddy Mack Blues Band, David Evans, Sandy Carroll, and The Ghost Town Blues Band. The label has released more than 80 titles and continues recording and releasing music for the digital era.