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Title: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on October 30, 2015, 12:32:25 PM
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Slated for release this November!!



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Peter Guralnick talks about the man who discovered Elvis, and reveals cover of his new book

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/06/04/peter-guralnick-sam-phillips-biography




The author of the critically acclaimed Elvis Presley biography Last Train to Memphis brings us the life of Sam Phillips, the visionary genius who singlehandedly steered the revolutionary path of Sun Records.
The music that he shaped in his tiny Memphis studio with artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Ike Turner, Howlin' Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash, introduced a sound that had never been heard before. He brought forth a singular mix of black and white voices passionately proclaiming the vitality of the American vernacular tradition while at the same time declaring, once and for all, a new, integrated musical day. With extensive interviews and firsthand personal observations extending over a 25-year period with Phillips, along with wide-ranging interviews with nearly all the legendary Sun Records artists, Guralnick gives us an ardent, unrestrained portrait of an American original as compelling in his own right as Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, or Thomas Edison.


http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/peter-guralnick/sam-phillips-the-man-who-invented-rock-n-roll/9780316042741/#desc





Companion CD:


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Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll was curated by Peter Guralnick ( Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley) and accompanies his landmark Sam Phillips biography of the same title.  These tracks are a hand-picked selection of Sam Phillips productions that illustrate Phillips’ unique (sounds and sense) approach to recording and his cosmic genius.  A celebration of the period (1950 - 1961) in which Sam played a revolutionary role in the music business, this collection includes big hits, near misses and never-was tracks that encompass blues, country, gospel, r&b,  and the birth of rock & roll.



DISC 1

01. Jerry Lee Lewis - Hello Hello Baby

02. Howlin’ Wolf - Moanin’ at Midnight

03. The Prisonaires - Just Walkin’ in the Rain

04. Howlin’ Wolf - How Many More Years

05. Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats (Ike Turner) - Rocket 88

06. Joe Hill Louis - Gotta Let You Go

07. The Jones Brothers - Every Night

08. Howard Seratt - Troublesome Waters

09. Jimmy and Walter - Easy

10. Jimmy and Walter - Before Long

11. Willie Nix - Lonesome Bedroom

12. Johnny Cash - Big River

13. Carl Perkins - Boppin’ the Blues

14. Doctor Ross - The Boogie Disease

15. Elvis Presley - Baby Let’s Play House

16. Roy Orbison - Ooby Dooby

17. Little Junior’s Blue Flames - Love My Baby

18. Carl Perkins - Matchbox

19. Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On

20. Billy Riley - Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Roll

21. B.B. King - She’s Dynamite

22. Howlin’ Wolf - Mr. Highway Man (Cadillac Daddy)

23. Rufus Thomas - Tiger Man

24. Sonny Burgess - Red-Headed Woman

25. Jerry Lee Lewis - End of the Road

26. Charlie Rich - Who Will the Next Fool Be?

27. Elvis Presley - Mystery Train

28. John Prine - How Lucky


DISC 2

01. Little Junior’s Blue Flames - Feelin’ Good

02. Jerry Lee Lewis - You’re the Only Star in My Blue Heaven

03. Carl Perkins - Turn Around

04. Jimmy DeBerry - Time Has Made a Change

05. Warren Smith - Miss Froggie

06. Willie Nix - Seems Like a Million Years

07. Billy “the Kid” Emerson - When It Rains It Pours

08. Elvis Presley - That’s All Right

09. Jerry Lee Lewis - You Win Again

10. Charlie Feathers - I’ve Been Deceived

11. Sleepy John Estes - Rats in My Kitchen

12. D.A. Hunt - Lonesome Ol’ Jail

13. Ernie Chaffin - Feelin’ Low

14. Charlie Rich - Sittin’ and Thinkin’

15. Johnny Cash - Hey Porter

16. Carl Perkins - Movie Magg

17. Harmonica Frank - Rockin’ Chair Daddy

18. Roscoe Gordon - Booted

19. James Cotton - Cotton Crop Blues

20. Joe Hill Louis - Dorothy Mae

21. Little Junior’s Blue Flames - Mystery Train

22. Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes

23. Warren Smith - Rock and Roll Ruby

24. Roy Orbison - Go Go Go

25. Jerry Lee Lewis - Settin’ the Woods on Fire

26. Million Dollar Quartet - I Shall Not Be Moved

27. Elvis Presley - Tryin’ to Get to You


http://yeproc.11spot.com/sam-phillips-sam-phillips-the-man-who-invented-rock-n-roll-pre-order-10-30.html









Here is the name giving documentary.

Part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYcadYXsTyM


Part 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dan6idfM6sI





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Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: PhilSpectre on November 05, 2015, 12:55:37 PM
Looks interesting.

To nitpick, I'm not mad about the title. In this more knowledgeable day and age, I don't think you can get away with claiming any white person 'invented' rock n' roll. Elvis never liked being called 'The King of Rock n' Roll' anyway, and certainly for me, Little Richard and Chuck Berry are the true 'kings' of rock n' roll, though imo the music has no single inventor, just a slow, murky emergence out of r n' b, country, blues and gospel.

I wonder if the book discusses Sam's bizarre latterday image -

(http://www.rocktownhall.com/blogs/media/blogs/rth/troublingphillips.jpg)

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 ;D


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Lonely Summer on November 05, 2015, 09:26:21 PM
Looks interesting.

To nitpick, I'm not mad about the title. In this more knowledgeable day and age, I don't think you can get away with claiming any white person 'invented' rock n' roll. Elvis never liked being called 'The King of Rock n' Roll' anyway, and certainly for me, Little Richard and Chuck Berry are the true 'kings' of rock n' roll, though imo the music has no single inventor, just a slow, murky emergence out of r n' b, country, blues and gospel.

I wonder if the book discusses Sam's bizarre latterday image -

(http://www.rocktownhall.com/blogs/media/blogs/rth/troublingphillips.jpg)

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQM4vsJfkt7ascXBrpWJTNmHJ5Z0XR74bOlFI5Kg1HoC1g28g9p)

 ;D
I agree that it is not a good title for this book. Sam certainly was there in the beginning stages of rock and roll, but he didn't invent the music. Fats Domino was already cutting records when Sam got into the business. Gotta say I always loved listening to the man talk - just had on a 90's PBS rock special a few nights ago, and Sam is there quite a bit talking about Elvis, Perkins, JLL. He always sounded like a Southern preacher that had just a little too much to drink.


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on November 06, 2015, 08:26:17 AM
The title of course is just to sell (and also was also the tile of a documentary by Guralnick, see my first post).
No one invented Rock'n'Roll. It just evolved. That's how it goes. Sam though had a vision from beginning of a social kind as he wanted to build a bridge between black and white folks.


Speaking of "bizarr".... Do you know this Letterman appearance by Sam? The only time he was on such a big show afaik and then this....  ;D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkknN4vCIGM


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: PhilSpectre on November 06, 2015, 12:32:04 PM
Speaking of "bizarr".... Do you know this Letterman appearance by Sam? The only time he was on such a big show afaik and then this....  ;D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkknN4vCIGM

Great fun, if not a great showcase for Sam the man and his esteemed place in music history.

Also interesting to see Paul Shaffer, with whom our man Brian later collaborated on the unreleased Sweet Insanity era instrumental 'Metal Beach'  8).

And here we have Sam Phillips - the Jeff Lynne Years -

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Sorry, Rocker, latter-day Sam Phillips' look just tickles my funny bone  ;D.

And finally, you'd never guess that this guy is one of Sam's sons, Mr Jerry Phillips, would you, huh?

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Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: PhilSpectre on November 06, 2015, 12:42:04 PM
Gotta say I always loved listening to the man talk - just had on a 90's PBS rock special a few nights ago, and Sam is there quite a bit talking about Elvis, Perkins, JLL. He always sounded like a Southern preacher that had just a little too much to drink.

 ;D Totally agree. Watch this interview with Sam, talking about Elvis and from his tone only, I started to feel like Sam was confessing the story of his own sins and evangelizing how he found himself in the Lord.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry6E34Wa7gM


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Lonely Summer on November 06, 2015, 02:17:44 PM
Gotta say I always loved listening to the man talk - just had on a 90's PBS rock special a few nights ago, and Sam is there quite a bit talking about Elvis, Perkins, JLL. He always sounded like a Southern preacher that had just a little too much to drink.

 ;D Totally agree. Watch this interview with Sam, talking about Elvis and from his tone only, I started to feel like Sam was confessing the story of his own sins and evangelizing how he found himself in the Lord.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry6E34Wa7gM
I love how he says at the end "I just wish everyone could've known Elvis Presley the way I did". Thank God for Sam Phillips, if not for him, the world might never have known the great artistry of Elvis, a shy guy with no formal training in singing or guitar playing, no showbiz  connections; we might not have ever know Johnny Cash and his Tennessee Two - guys that could barely play their instruments, yet they had something unique, something different, and Sam recognized it.


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on November 06, 2015, 03:26:05 PM
Well, to tell you the truth, when it comes down to Elvis and all that stuff, there's hardly anyone who's words make so much sense as Sam Phillips'.



Author Peter Guralnick on his new Sam Phillips biography

http://www.commercialappeal.com/entertainment/books/author-peter-guralnick-on-his-new-sam-phillips-biography-233212f1-ac43-4277-e053-0100007f2ccc-341160731.html


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on November 11, 2015, 11:48:40 AM
So, the book is out now!


“He had a vision for rock ‘n’ roll long before the music existed”: Peter Guralnick digs deep into the history of the man who made Elvis Presley
Salon talks to Peter Guralnick about his new biography of Sam Phillips, the founder of Sun Studios


http://www.salon.com/2015/11/07/he_had_a_vision_for_rock_n_roll_long_before_the_music_existed_peter_guralnick_digs_deep_into_the_history_of_the_man_who_made_elvis_presley/



And since it's related, here's an article about the great Little Junior Parker:

Elvis listened closely yet the world barely knows him : Junior Parker!

http://theimmortaljukebox.com/2015/07/07/elvis-listened-closely-yet-the-world-barely-knows-him-junior-parker/


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on November 12, 2015, 04:55:31 AM
The Center of the Rock Universe
The man who discovered Elvis thought that music would close the racial divide: ‘I knew the physical separation of the races—but I knew the integration of their souls.’


http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-center-of-the-rock-universe-1446840186


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on November 14, 2015, 03:36:44 AM
Interview and Book Signing: Peter Guralnick

This program takes place in the Museum's Ford Theater and will also be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming. The live stream is powered by NewTek TriCaster.


http://countrymusichalloffame.org/calendar/event/interview-and-book-signing-peter-guralnick#.VkcbTSvjw1J


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on November 15, 2015, 11:01:24 AM
‘Sam Phillips: The Man who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll’ by Peter Guralnick



Along the way Guralnick touches on Phillips’s struggles with mental illness, his astute business savvy, his complicated relationships with friends and family, and the incredible drive and charisma that propelled his genius even if some believed, at heart, he was deeply lonely.

...

By the book’s end, the weight of Guralnick’s mission comes into full view. Phillips had advised him early on, “It ain’t for you to put me in a good light. Just put me in the focus that I’m supposed to be in.” And that’s exactly what Guralnick has done. His subject would no doubt be proud that he got it right.



https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2015/11/14/book-review-sam-phillips-the-man-who-invented-rock-roll-peter-guralnick/Q3nPvz70laD4WtCdBImLiI/story.html












Interview and Book Signing: Peter Guralnick

This program takes place in the Museum's Ford Theater and will also be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming. The live stream is powered by NewTek TriCaster.


http://countrymusichalloffame.org/calendar/event/interview-and-book-signing-peter-guralnick#.VkcbTSvjw1J



Here's the stream:

http://countrymusichalloffame.org/ContentPages/live-streaming#.Vkjm5yvjw1J


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on November 17, 2015, 01:30:25 PM
Oh and by the way, this is the link to the Country Music Hall Of Fame exhibition on Sam Phillips:

http://countrymusichalloffame.org/exhibits/exhibitdetail/flyin-saucers-rock-roll-the-cosmic-genius-of-sam-phillips#.Vkub-yvjw1I


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on November 18, 2015, 10:27:45 AM
Here's another interview with Guralnick.


What Sam Phillips Heard

http://www.oxfordamerican.org/item/698-what-sam-phillips-heard



And this:

The Story of Mystery Train

http://www.udiscovermusic.com/the-story-of-mystery-train


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on November 19, 2015, 03:42:34 PM
Meet Man Who Discovered Elvis in Essential New Sam Phillips Book

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/meet-man-who-discovered-elvis-in-essential-new-sam-phillips-book-20151116#ixzz3rz4DraHO





Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on November 21, 2015, 12:01:04 PM
Conan O'Brien & Peter Guralnick Talk Sam Phillips' Life & Music at Grammy Museum: What We Learned


http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6770246/conan-obrien-peter-guralnick-sam-phillips


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on November 23, 2015, 12:37:17 PM
(http://cdn2.pitchfork.com/blog/953/dc112321.jpg)
Sam and Johnny Cash at Phillips' studio at 639 Madison Avenue


Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll
By Peter Guralnick, November 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EST


http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/953-sam-phillips-the-man-who-invented-rock-n-roll/



Peter Guralnick on NPR:

The Man And The Mistakes That 'Invented Rock 'n' Roll'


http://www.npr.org/2015/11/23/457083328/the-man-and-the-mistakes-that-invented-rock-n-roll


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on November 24, 2015, 08:32:04 AM
Saw this on the "For Elvis CD Collectors Only"-Forum.


Limited edition vinyl set Sam Phillips

Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll is the title of the new book that was released more than a week ago from Peter Guralnick. At the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, there is an exhibition about the life and work of Phillips. And begin December, there is the release of the limited edition vinyl boxset of 'Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll', a 55-track companion to Peter Guralnick's biography of the same name, and a personal, idiosyncratic survey of one of the most important bodies of work in recording history.

The 3LP set features songs hand-selected by Guralnick, who also wrote an exclusive track-by-track essay for the release. Mostly spanning the years 1950-1961, the set shines a light on Phillips' unique approach to recording, his cosmic genius, and revolutionary role in the evolution of blues, country, R&B, gospel and the birth of rock 'n' roll.

Featuring big hits, near misses, and never-even-close tracks by Elvis Presley, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, and scores of other singular artists, Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'N' Roll delivers, in his own words, "individualism in the extreme."

Every track on this collection celebrates, whether intentionally or not, the diversity and beauty and rawness, the grandness and intimacy and comic and tragic drama of the human experience.

The 2 CD set is already available.

Published: november 19th 2015 02:19 AM.
Source: Yep Roc Records / Published by: ElvisMatters - Jeroen Vanderschoot .



http://elvismatters.com/index.php?pagina=nieuws&id=14337


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on November 30, 2015, 08:03:04 AM
This one is a video report:


Biography examines life of Sun Records' Sam Phillips


http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/biography-examines-life-of-sun-records-sam-phillips/


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on December 01, 2015, 07:07:23 AM
Not about the book on Sam, but an article by Gurlanick:


Searching the Desert for the Blues

http://www.oxfordamerican.org/magazine/item/705-searching-the-desert-for-the-blues


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on December 05, 2015, 04:59:48 AM
From CNN:


Sam Phillips, Elvis and the invention of rock 'n' roll

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/11/18/entertainment/sam-phillips-sun-records-guralnick-feat/index.html



New York Times:


‘Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ Roll,’ by Peter Guralnick

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/06/books/review/sam-phillips-the-man-who-invented-rock-n-roll-by-peter-guralnick.html?_r=0


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on December 05, 2015, 09:30:54 AM
Podcast:

Dad Rock: How Sam Phillips made rock 'n' roll

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2015/12/04/dad-rock-how-sam-phillips-made-rock-n-roll/76737016/


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on December 09, 2015, 01:49:42 PM
Here is the archived Q&A from the Country Music Hall Of Fame:


http://livestream.com/accounts/11775488/events/4496230



EDIT:


And here's a TV report.

Sam Phillips Exhibit Shows How Icon Influenced Country Music

http://www.onenewspage.com/video/20151102/3504122/Sam-Phillips-Exhibit-Shows-How-Icon-Influenced-Country.htm


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on December 16, 2015, 10:47:13 AM
‘Sam Phillips’ review: Peter Guralnick on Elvis’ discoverer



http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/books/sam-phillips-review-peter-guralnick-on-elvis-discoverer-1.11227816



But whether you ultimately agree or disagree that Sam Phillips invented rock and roll, there’s one thing you can’t dispute: Sam Phillips was a singular, endlessly fascinating piece of work.

He was huckster, trickster, dreamer and architect compressed in one roiling, flamboyant package. If he hadn’t existed, it would have been necessary for Mark Twain to invent him, as the Phillips evoked in these pages carries Tom Sawyer’s adventurous cunning and Hank Morgan’s “Connecticut Yankee” ingenuity in his trick bag, along with Huck Finn’s desperate yearning for freedom.


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on December 18, 2015, 09:37:55 AM
For your listening pleasure I searched for some Sam Phillips productions on youtube. Here are some not-so-well-known recordings plus some better known ones.
We start with a pure instrumental single:


Sonny Burgess - Thunderbird / Itchy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMMzKbDiGy0



Edwin Bruce - Sweet woman / Part of my life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz487CwVfBQ



Mack Self - Everyday / Easy to love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2kqRydJ2i4



Billy The Kid Emerson - If lovin' is believin' / No teasin' around

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJy5J6cKBs4



Dickey Lee - Good lovin / Memories never grow old

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpuVwBS02tI



Ernie Chaffin - Laughin' and jokin' / I'm lonesome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnA7GqdRwTU



Carl Perkins - That's right / Forever yours

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKd9-jifLd0



Slim Rhodes - Gonna romp and stomp / Bad girl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3MW5f_1N3g



Ray Smith - Right Behind You Baby

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMX6QMR7fJo



Billy Lee Riley - Baby Please Don't Go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvZAJNGkTcM



Barbara Pittman - No Matter Who´s To Blame

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LSGHT39jnk



Barbara Pittman - Cold Cold Herat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfDPboTD3IQ



Mary Johnson - Mood Indigo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLb2hDGEe98



Jeanne Newman - Cheater Never Win

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l801x4OzDm4



Barbara Pitman - I Need A Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcGGK9fn11s



Mikki Wilcox - So Many Beautiful Men

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNPxSVdCkvU



Barbara Pittman - Handsome Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFJiYX8FMz0



Big Memphis Marainey - Baby No! No! / Call me anything but call me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHx3K8qOsXw



Carl Perkins - Only you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvP3JS6-Mdk



Malcolm Yelvington - Drinkin' wine spodee-o-dee / Just rolling along

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3C8OhkjOzA



Prisonaires - Softly And Tenderly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdh6BtKmTeQ


James Cotton - Cotton crop blues / Hold me in your arms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6_ugQa6zIM


Elvis Presley - Milkcow blues boogie / You're a heartbreaker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1mYUhm09uI



Billy Red Love - Gee I Wish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGkOFdAnAls



Lost John Hunter & The Blind Bats - Y M and V blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckYNLIq1BjE&list=PL927cH5_BV-lozhD0eM1VH-DR-ZJIecQK



B B King - Mistreated woman / B B boogie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLKTgo535EE&list=PL927cH5_BV-lozhD0eM1VH-DR-ZJIecQK&index=4



Jerry McGill - I wanna make sweet love / Lovestruck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKIa5yeke8E



Frank Frost & The Nighthawks - Crawlback / Jelly Roll King

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBJMSciRl6g


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Lowbacca on December 19, 2015, 05:38:29 AM
Thanks, Rocker! Another Guralnick.. Gotta squeeze into the early 2016 reading list somehow..


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on December 22, 2015, 12:19:53 PM
Peter Guralnick: Profiling the Kings of Rock and Roll

http://nodepression.com/article/peter-guralnick-profiling-kings-rock-and-roll



Review by No Depression


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on December 24, 2015, 01:58:31 PM
From Guralnick's Facebook page:


A little Christmas Eve reading: an excerpt from SAM PHILLIPS!

http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/books/excerpt-from-sam-phillips-by-peter-guralnick-1.11243715


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on December 26, 2015, 11:17:12 AM
The Source: Did This Man Invent Rock And Roll?


http://tpr.org/post/source-did-man-invent-rock-and-roll#stream/0



Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on January 05, 2016, 06:03:19 AM
Audio:


Suede Shoes and Memphis Trains: The Beginning of Sun Records

Truth in advertising is a powerful thing. So when you name your book Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll -- How One Man Discovered Howlin' Wolf, Ike Turner, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley, and How His Tiny Label, Sun Records of Memphis, Revolutionized the World -- you've already promised a lot. But it's an appropriately descriptive and sprawling title for the life story of a multi-faceted and occasionally contradictory man. And it's a book and story filled with great rock and roll. Author Peter Guralnick visits Soundcheck and tells host John Schaefer why Sam Phillips' musical DNA is imprinted on the modern world through his many innovative moves in the 1950s and beyond. Click the player above to listen to the interview.

http://soundcheck.wnyc.org/story/peter-guralnick-sun-records/


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on January 05, 2016, 02:51:22 PM
Well, it's Sam's birthday, so:


Sam Phillips, The Blues, Wolf…and Elvis Too


http://www.udiscovermusic.com/sam-phillips-blues-wolfand-elvis


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on February 02, 2016, 10:26:16 AM
Tomorrow night, Music City Roots will partner with Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Peter Guralnick to host a special event honoring the "Father of Sun," Sam Phillips! More information here:


http://musiccityroots.com/blog/10573/


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on February 03, 2016, 02:44:47 PM
Peter Guralnick on Sam Phillips
The writer interviewed Phillips many times before his death in 2002.


http://americansongwriter.com/2016/01/peter-guralnick-sam-phillips/


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: the captain on February 03, 2016, 03:28:08 PM
Guralnick was on Marc Maron's WTF podcast within the past week or so.

http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_676_-_peter_guralnick


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on February 04, 2016, 07:32:27 AM
And now this:


‘Million Dollar Quartet’ television series to shoot in Memphis

Viacom's Nashville-based CMT network is expected to formally announce Wednesday the filming of an eight-episode television adaptation of "Million Dollar Quartet," the Broadway musical about Memphis' Sun Records. According to sources familiar with the project, the production will be based in Memphis and could spend up to six months shooting in the city.

Filming is expected to begin in early spring, but preproduction has been ongoing for several weeks. An ambitious period piece, the project would be the biggest film or television production in Memphis in many years, and was made possible by the $4 million in state film funds earmarked last year for Memphis-area productions, out of the $16 million included in Gov. Bill Haslam's budget for film funding. This kept the production in Tennessee, although Louisiana also was competing for the series.

As part of the announcement, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is also expected to confirm details of an incentive package for the project. During a luncheon hosted by the Memphis Rotary Club today, the state's economic development commissioner, Randy Boyd, told a group of local business and community leaders to expect a major announcement involving the city tomorrow, but did not disclose specifics.

The shooting could generate significant job opportunities. Officials with Sun Studios — the historic home of Sun Records — confirmed they have met with producers of the "Million Dollar Quartet" show, but that there were no current plans to film scenes at the studio. Instead, sets will be constructed in a Downtown warehouse, which will serve as a soundstage for some interior scenes. Close to 50 locations around town will be needed, as well as vintage cars.

The series will be a scripted drama that depicts the lives of young Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, in and around Memphis in the 1950s, in the time leading up to the historic 1956 meeting of the so-called Million Dollar Quartet at Sun Studios. Such figures as Sun founder Sam Phillips, associate Marion Keisker and various blues singers will be characters. Most of the main actors have yet to be cast.

The "Million Dollar Quartet" series is being executive produced by Leslie Greif and Gil Grant. Greif's credits include reality shows such as "Gene Simmons' Family Jewels" and the miniseries "The Hatfields & McCoys." Grant served as an executive and consulting producer on the hit police dramas "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles." Sun Records historian Colin Escott, who co-wrote the book for the Broadway version of "Million Dollar Quartet," will serve as a producer as well.

The program's musical director is Chuck Mead, best known for his work with roots-country band BR5-49 and as an arranger for the stage show of "Million Dollar Quartet." The score and recordings for the show are expected to be cut by Mead and musicians in Nashville.

The synopsis for the television series, sent out as part of its casting notice in late 2015, characterizes the narrative as "the story of nothing less than the creation of rock 'n' roll. We see the new music unfold, changing society, paving the way for racial integration. Set in Memphis, Tennessee, it's the story of Sam Phillips, a struggling audio engineer who has a dream of starting his own record label."

The series will document Sun Records' transition from a black, blues-based label to becoming a force in rock and roll with the arrival of Elvis Presley. "Phillips signed him, promoted him in the face of ridicule and hostility, but was soon forced to sell his contract to RCA to keep afloat," according to the synopsis. "He used the proceeds to promote Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins' 'Blue Suede Shoes.' Then he discovered Jerry Lee Lewis. The music that Phillips nurtured is the defining sound of modern times, still the foundation of contemporary popular music."

Though not involved formally with the project, the family of the late Sam Phillips is aware of the production. Jerry Phillips, one of Sam's two sons, confirmed that he and his brother Knox had been in contact with producers and requested to see a treatment for the proposed TV adaptation.

Sam Phillips' legacy has enjoyed a renaissance over the past year. He's currently the subject of a major exhibit chronicling his life at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, and a critically hailed biography by author Peter Guralnick. The family-owned Madison Avenue studio bearing his name, the Sam Phillips Recording Service, has also been undergoing major renovations and improvements during recent months.

The first local casting call for the series will be Saturday, February 13 at Humes Prepatory Academy Middle School, at 659 N. Manassas St. The open call begins at 9 a.m., with the line starting at 7 a.m. You can get more info here.



http://www.commercialappeal.com/entertainment/music/million-dollar-quartet-television-series-to-shoot-in-memphis-2acf422e-319c-0484-e053-0100007f1011-367428131.html


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on February 08, 2016, 12:39:41 PM
Producer says ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ could spend $17 million, extend past initial 8 episodes

http://www.commercialappeal.com/entertainment/movies/features/producer-says-million-dollar-quartet-could-spend-17-million-locally-extend-past-initial-8-episod-2b0-367872211.html


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on February 28, 2016, 01:00:23 AM
Casting Call For Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash And More Begins For CMT's 'Million Dollar Quartet'

http://www.forbes.com/sites/brianhernandez1/2016/02/03/cmt-million-dollar-quartet-casting-call-auditions-elvis-presley-johnny-cash/#736801ff22a5


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Jay on February 28, 2016, 01:16:25 AM
In my opinion, Michael St. Gerard is the best Elvis. Although he's been doing it for over twenty years. Would he be to old by now?


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on April 09, 2016, 02:49:19 PM
The Sam Phillips Interview (May 2000)


http://www.udiscovermusic.com/the-sam-phillips-interview-may-2000


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Lonely Summer on April 09, 2016, 11:56:11 PM
The Sam Phillips Interview (May 2000)


http://www.udiscovermusic.com/the-sam-phillips-interview-may-2000
BTW, Rocker, it's nice to see you have a passion for this older music. I don't even know a lot of the newer bands people post about on this board. I guess I've always been a bit of a music historian, even as a teenager, I was checking out records from the 50's and 60's. Most of my friends are not into it, but to me, it feels like timeless music.


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on April 10, 2016, 11:34:18 AM
The Sam Phillips Interview (May 2000)


http://www.udiscovermusic.com/the-sam-phillips-interview-may-2000
BTW, Rocker, it's nice to see you have a passion for this older music. I don't even know a lot of the newer bands people post about on this board. I guess I've always been a bit of a music historian, even as a teenager, I was checking out records from the 50's and 60's. Most of my friends are not into it, but to me, it feels like timeless music.


I can feel with you. I always get a kick out of people getting or being as much in love with this music as I am.
I am fascinated by it (and that reaches to the beginning of blues, gospel, spiritual etc) from a historic standpoint. But much more I just love the music. I'm almost exclusively listening to "old" music. Not from a purist point of view but just because it seems to me that this is the way it should be done. There's no reason why it couldn't be done today as well. Well, this all would of course be a discussion we could have for hours and what I've posted is certainly very superficial.
BTW I think Sam Phillips is absolutely a hero. He wasn't the only one for sure. But that feeling for sound and music is just incredible.


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Lonely Summer on April 10, 2016, 02:33:26 PM
The Sam Phillips Interview (May 2000)


http://www.udiscovermusic.com/the-sam-phillips-interview-may-2000
BTW, Rocker, it's nice to see you have a passion for this older music. I don't even know a lot of the newer bands people post about on this board. I guess I've always been a bit of a music historian, even as a teenager, I was checking out records from the 50's and 60's. Most of my friends are not into it, but to me, it feels like timeless music.


I can feel with you. I always get a kick out of people getting or being as much in love with this music as I am.
I am fascinated by it (and that reaches to the beginning of blues, gospel, spiritual etc) from a historic standpoint. But much more I just love the music. I'm almost exclusively listening to "old" music. Not from a purist point of view but just because it seems to me that this is the way it should be done. There's no reason why it couldn't be done today as well. Well, this all would of course be a discussion we could have for hours and what I've posted is certainly very superficial.
BTW I think Sam Phillips is absolutely a hero. He wasn't the only one for sure. But that feeling for sound and music is just incredible.
Yes, he's a hero to me. Amazing that so much incredible music came out of that little studio. And he had the ability to see something special in some people that may not have seemed all that special to the average person in the beginning. Worked with them, developing their style...can you imagine any record label doing that today? Guys like Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash and Elvis wouldn't get 5 minutes with any of the big labels today. Back then, it was difficult, but possible, for a small label to make an impact, a HUGE impact.


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - new biography by Peter Guralnick
Post by: Rocker on July 08, 2016, 12:39:20 PM
‘Million Dollar Quartet’ wraps production: ‘It can only be shot in Memphis’


http://www.commercialappeal.com/entertainment/movies/million-dollar-quartet-wraps-production-it-can-only-be-shot-in-memphis-36fa3fa5-4cc9-5ae3-e053-01000-385959021.html


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - bio by Guralnick & MDQ TV series
Post by: Rocker on July 11, 2016, 12:50:36 PM
From Jerry Lee's Facebook page:


(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/160711/jdfmum93.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)

Christian Lees gets to meet the man he is portraying in the new TV production of the “Million Dollar Quartet” that just finished filming its first season in Memphis.
Jerry Lee invites the young Christian to his Mississippi home for a conversation about the good-old-days and the upcoming MDQ TV show.



EDIT:

Updated the topic title


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - bio by Guralnick & MDQ TV series
Post by: Jay on July 12, 2016, 02:51:50 AM
This might be slightly off topic, but when I went to the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Museum in 1998, one of the displays we saw was an actual section of the original Sun studio.


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - bio by Guralnick & MDQ TV series
Post by: Rocker on July 12, 2016, 10:37:48 AM
This might be slightly off topic, but when I went to the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Museum in 1998, one of the displays we saw was an actual section of the original Sun studio.


It's possible. I believe the original RCA recording equipement was given to the museum by Sam.




(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/160712/gdgmebxa.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)

Christian Lees dressed as the young Jerry Lee Lewis in the new TV production of the “Million Dollar Quartet” filming in and around Memphis.
The first season of the MDQ show is scheduled to air on the CMT Network in late 2016 or early in 2017.


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - bio by Guralnick & MDQ TV series
Post by: Jay on July 12, 2016, 02:00:39 PM
I can't help but to look at that picture and remember the short lived "Elvis: The Early Years" tv series.


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - bio by Guralnick & MDQ TV series
Post by: Rocker on July 14, 2016, 12:36:35 PM
I can't help but to look at that picture and remember the short lived "Elvis: The Early Years" tv series.


I think I saw a couple of minutes on youtube once. Don't remember if it was any good. But these kind of series look all the same. I have to say though that "Jerry Lee" does indeed look authentic for a pre-fame Killer. Not like that ridiculous way he was portrayed for example in "Walk the line".



Here is the official website for the series:

http://mdqseries.com/


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - bio by Guralnick & MDQ TV series
Post by: Rocker on July 16, 2016, 08:37:31 AM
Here's a Dick Clark - documentary on the Class Of '55 album, recorded at Sun studio and American Sound Studio:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVkQyjTJAw8


Coming Home: A Rockin' Reunion (1989)

Dick Clark visits the home of Sun Records in Memphis. Performances by Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Roy Orbison, including a reunion performance. Rick Nelson is also on hand lending some musical talent to the Hall of Fame legends. August 10, 1989. This footage was actually shot a few years earlier before the death of Rick Nelson.


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - bio by Guralnick & MDQ TV series
Post by: Rocker on August 31, 2016, 10:31:09 AM
How Sam Phillips Invented the Sound of Rock and Roll
​The unusual engineering behind a legendary sound

http://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/music/a22237/sam-phillips-sun-studio/?src=social-email


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - bio by Guralnick & MDQ TV series
Post by: SurfRapGrungeFiend on September 12, 2016, 11:53:53 AM
Great posts everyone, I didnt see the album at the Select-O-Hits store site ??? Dont know how i missed this release well now i know what to my gandfather for christmas..
  Even though we got the Rock hall here in cleveland, i believe its true home belongs in memphis man the music history in that city.. Damn


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - bio by Guralnick & MDQ TV series
Post by: Rocker on October 15, 2016, 10:51:15 AM
I hope this wasn't posted before

The Sam Phillips Interview (May 2000)

http://www.udiscovermusic.com/the-sam-phillips-interview-may-2000

I was lucky enough to visit Sam Phillips at his home in Memphis while making a TV documentary in 2000. Sam was a gracious host, full of old-school Southjern charm, and eager to talk about the blues and Elvis. A year or so later I had dinner with him and this was akin to going to church. Sam spent the whole meal preaching about music, southern life and life in general.

While at his home I taped what he had to say, and this is the result. First of all I saked Sam to tell me how he got started in the music business and it was quite an answer! These really were the only questions I asked, sam (sic!) just spilled the beans about it all.


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - bio by Guralnick & MDQ TV series/MOVIE!!
Post by: Rocker on October 22, 2016, 02:01:21 AM
Holy sh!t!!


Exciting:

Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Music Pioneer Sam Phillips; Launched Elvis, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Cash & Jerry Lee Lewis

http://deadline.com/2016/10/leonardo-dicaprio-sam-phillips-sun-studio-movie-1201840489/


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips - thread (new Movie!!)
Post by: Rocker on October 22, 2016, 05:26:55 AM
Leonardo DiCaprio to Play Elvis Producer Sam Phillips in Upcoming Biopic

Mick Jagger on board to produce film about Sun Records honcho and rock pioneer

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/leonardo-dicaprio-to-play-elvis-producer-sam-phillips-w446271


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips - thread (new Movie!!)
Post by: Rocker on October 24, 2016, 10:31:43 AM
Leonardo DiCaprio to Play 1950s Music Pioneer Sam Phillips in New Film

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/leonardo-dicaprio-cast-sam-phillips-paramount-1201896820/


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips - thread (new Movie!!)
Post by: Rocker on December 08, 2016, 01:40:32 PM
From facebook:


Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock & Roll is available in a digitally enhanced edition for all e-book platforms. This version contains special video content-- with appearances by Roland Janes, Sam Phillips, Jack Clement, Jerry Phillips along audio excerpts from the hundreds of interviews Peter did for the book.
Available via the iBook store: http://tinyurl.com/enhancedsam
Amazon: http://a.co/7IfoMRo
Barnes & Nobles: http://bit.ly/2fKow98


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips - thread (new Movie!!)
Post by: Rocker on December 11, 2016, 02:11:22 AM
This link to a great Sam Phillips interview was posted on the FECC forum. Interesting read!


Sam Phillips: The Rolling Stone Interview

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/the-rolling-stone-interview-sam-phillips-19860213


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips - thread (new Movie!!)
Post by: Rocker on December 19, 2016, 10:48:08 AM
‘Sun Records’ Teaser: First Look At CMT’s Young Elvis Series


http://deadline.com/2016/12/sun-records-teaser-first-look-young-elvis-cmt-million-dollar-quartet-1201873353/ (http://deadline.com/2016/12/sun-records-teaser-first-look-young-elvis-cmt-million-dollar-quartet-1201873353/)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkM3aDIdmlQ


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips - thread (new Movie!!)
Post by: Rocker on December 28, 2016, 05:57:05 AM
This has only indirectly to do with Sam Phillips but I thought I'd post it anyway:


ORIGINAL ROCK R&B ARTIST NEEDS HELP

Billy "The Kid" Emerson is a legendary rhythm and blues musician and a founding father of rock and roll.

https://www.gofundme.com/billythekidemerson


Move, Baby Move:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCllLFug1kU


Whe it rains it pours:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4RL_nXa0D8


Red hot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK1b37nFNz4


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips - thread (new Movie!!)
Post by: Rocker on January 18, 2017, 02:24:17 PM
Here's an extended trailer for the new Sun Records series:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mru1IvrAutY


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips - thread (new Movie!!)
Post by: Rocker on January 27, 2017, 08:23:40 AM
"Sun Records on CMT | The Story"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLMacbMQZ38


Our Sun Records cast and crew tell the story of our new scripted series. Premieres Thursday, February 23 at 10/9c on CMT.


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips - thread (new Movie!!)
Post by: Rocker on January 29, 2017, 12:29:11 PM
CMT's 'Sun Records' - New 'Filming in Memphis' Video Released

http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/entertainment/television/2017/01/27/cmts-sun-records---new-filming-memphis-video-released/97108328/


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on February 09, 2017, 11:00:36 AM
Two more teasers:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeDO_ZKKQO0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKeNnGPdBJo


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on February 10, 2017, 12:00:41 PM
Talking Elvis Presley With Sun Records’ Drake Milligan

http://www.cmt.com/news/1776622/talking-elvis-presley-with-sun-records-drake-milligan/


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on February 16, 2017, 11:43:35 AM
‘Sun Records’ Preview: Chad Michael Murray on Playing ‘Big Personality’ Sam Phillips

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/sun-records-trailer-exclusive-chad-michael-murray-interview-153019068.html


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on February 17, 2017, 08:25:26 AM
Another trailer. You get more music to listen to. So, they did new recordings for this project. Something I am always opposed to. Still, I will give my impression only after I've heard enough of it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5J3DMTR-Bo


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on February 18, 2017, 01:46:53 AM
Access Hollywood:


'Sun Records': Chad Michael Murray Takes Part In The Birth Of Rock 'N' Roll

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNXVlqDdAPc



Sun Records on CMT | All About the Style

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izFysaV5X20



Elvis and Col. Tom Parker alive! The king and his keeper return in CMT's 'Sun Records'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3MJ0r2NTvw


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on February 19, 2017, 01:14:25 AM
'Sun Records' Stars Perform 'Down By The Riverside'


The stars of CMT's new series "Sun Records" -- Chad Michael Murray (Sam Phillips), Drake Milligan (Elvis Presley), Kevin Fonteyne (Johnny Cash) and Christian Lees (Jerry Lee Lewis) -- join Access Hollywood Live's Kit Hoover and guest co-host Nina Parker to perform "Down by the Riverside."

https://www.accesshollywood.com/videos/sun-records-stars-perform-down-by-the-riverside/


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on February 21, 2017, 10:43:07 AM
The troubled genius who catapulted Elvis to stardom

http://nypost.com/2017/02/16/the-troubled-genius-who-catapulted-elvis-to-stardom/



Elvis and Col. Tom Parker alive! The king and his keeper return in CMT's 'Sun Records'

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/elvis-tom-parker-alive-sort-article-1.2975633


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on February 23, 2017, 02:53:45 AM
Sun Records: Meet the Young Johnny Cash, aka Kevin Fonteyne

http://www.cmt.com/news/1777301/sun-records-meet-the-young-johnny-cash-aka-kevin-fonteyne/


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on February 23, 2017, 04:17:55 AM
Billy Gardell Knows More Than A Little About Elvis


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOpeWVLOMBk


...unfortunately not too much about the guy he is playing...


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on February 23, 2017, 08:09:21 AM
‘Sun Records’ review: Bold and ambitious, yet messy

http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/sun-records-review-bold-and-ambitious-yet-messy-1.13156312


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: rab2591 on February 23, 2017, 09:31:20 AM
So I've recently been perusing (and loving) a Sun Records playlist on Apple music, and I kinda wanted to get any recommendations for albums recorded there...like what albums (preferably not compilation albums) you all would recommend I start off with then branch out.

I've never been the biggest Elvis fan but I heard an amazing song last night on that playlist and I'm curious to know what people here would recommend. Thanks in advance and sorry if this was the wrong thread to place it in!


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on February 23, 2017, 11:14:00 AM
So I've recently been perusing (and loving) a Sun Records playlist on Apple music, and I kinda wanted to get any recommendations for albums recorded there...like what albums (preferably not compilation albums) you all would recommend I start off with then branch out.

I've never been the biggest Elvis fan but I heard an amazing song last night on that playlist and I'm curious to know what people here would recommend. Thanks in advance and sorry if this was the wrong thread to place it in!


Well, albums wern't really what the focus was on. It was the singles. Some artists never got an album release on Sun. And most albums were nothing more than some hit singles and a couple of non-single material.
BUT of course that doesn't mean that these albums are useless, as they contain some of the imo greatest music put to tape. Here are some that just come to mind without thinking too long and not counting Sun Records retorspectives):



Carl Perkins - Dance album of Carl Perkins (this is one of the very first things to get, I would say)

Johnny Cash - With His Hot and Blue Guitar
-> no one had as many albums on Sun as Johnny Cash iirc. That is, because Sam had enough material to release long after Johnny had left Sun (last Sun album was released in '64 according to Wikipedia) and wouldn't miss the chance to (no pun) cash in on the big success

Jerry Lee Lewis - Jerry Lee Lewis (aka High School Confidential)


Quite rare but one hell of an album was cut by Sam in the 60s. If you got a chance, try to listen to this (youtube helps) - it wasn't released on Sun, though I believe, but on one of Sam's other labels Phillips International:

Frank Frost - Hey, Boss man



After Shelby Singleton bought the catalog from Sam he released albums with "new" material from the archives or of already know stuff.
But really, it's not the albums but the singles. So it's hard not to have to get a compilation. Unfortunately my experience is that you find often some recordings on those compilations that never were released originally (on Sun or another label) but went to the archives and in some cases for very good reasons imo.

BTW when it comes to Elvis' Sun recordings, try to get "Elvis at Sun". It has all the masters on it (no outtakes except for one or two unfinished songs) including the two songs he recorded before "That's alright" (although these are not the songs you will listen to a lot of times) and the remastered sound is unbelievable; thousands of times better than everything we had before.
Oh, which Elvis song was it on the playlist?



Premier of 'Sun Records' airs tonight

http://www.timesdaily.com/news/local/premier-of-sun-records-airs-tonight/article_e2c4e6f5-e346-54ef-9411-ed5c513fc015.html


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: SMiLE Brian on February 23, 2017, 11:36:20 AM
Sam Phillips' Sun records rules, not so much with Shelby making Orion release fake Elvis records.


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: rab2591 on February 23, 2017, 12:26:21 PM
Rocker, thanks so much for that post!

The song I heard was 'Good Rockin Tonight', also 'Blue Moon of Kentucky' had some really cool percussion on it.

I've got some good listening to do the rest of today. I actually bought that Cash album With His Hot And Blue Guitar years ago and love it. So I guess I already have foot in the door to this music.

Elvis at Sun is on Apple Music and I'm listening to 'Harbor Lights' right now. Great stuff.


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on February 23, 2017, 12:27:44 PM
Sam Phillips' Sun records rules, not so much with Shelby making Orion release fake Elvis records.


Well, the Orion thing was really bad imo. Although whoever thinks that this was Elvis probably doesn't deserve better  :lol
But the original, undubbed versions of Jerry Lee are great!

Another one you should check out (and who is heard on the two not-Orion tracks) is Charlie Rich. His recordings for Sun/Phillips International are just fabulous. They are among my favorite Sun related recordings.


But in the end, Sam and his staff cut so much great music. You just can't beat something like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMWQ53SB3po




Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on February 23, 2017, 12:30:29 PM
Rocker, thanks so much for that post!

The song I heard was 'Good Rockin Tonight', also 'Blue Moon of Kentucky' had some really cool percussion on it.

I've got some good listening to do the rest of today. I actually bought that Cash album With His Hot And Blue Guitar years ago and love it. So I guess I already have foot in the door to this music.

Elvis at Sun is on Apple Music and I'm listening to 'Harbor Lights' right now. Great stuff.



"Good rockin' tonight", yeah that'S one of my favorites.
But "Harbour lights"? Well, to each his own...  ;) Not necessarily something I listen to many times.

Try to get the Perkins album for a next step  :)


EDIT:

Sun Records: Margaret Anne Florence on Playing the Other Woman

http://www.cmt.com/news/1777465/sun-records-margaret-anne-florence-on-playing-the-other-woman/




Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: SMiLE Brian on February 23, 2017, 12:50:56 PM
CHICAGO BREAKDOWN rules! 8)


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on February 24, 2017, 09:54:27 AM
I totally forgot about this. Here's a youtube channel dedicated to Sam's recordings:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPXNgOyy_tc5_BVAGbNfrEA


It's part of this fan created website:

http://www.706unionavenue.nl/



Other recommendations for Sun material are the Bear Family releases, especially the boxsets. I don't own any of them but you can listen to some of it online etc. As seems to be the case with nearly everything Bear Family releases, they are top-notch.

https://www.bear-family.com/


In fact they just released two new compilations with Sun material: Guitars at Sun and Drums at Sun


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on February 26, 2017, 09:37:06 AM
‘Sun Records’ Off To Strong Ratings Start On CMT

http://deadline.com/2017/02/sun-records-premiere-ratings-cmt-1201976190/


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on March 06, 2017, 11:54:35 AM
Well, as of yet, the series is not what I had hoped it would be. It's ok for some entertainment if you have nothing else to do. Especially the way some characters (in fact most of them) are portrayed is disappointing. And it seems like none of the actors gets their character. There is no connection between actor and character. Only superficial TV acting (in not such a good sense). Let's wait and see what it will evolve to.


You can watch the two first episodes here:

http://www.cmt.com/shows/sun-records/episode-guide


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on March 17, 2017, 09:57:37 AM
I haven't watched the latest episode yet, but as of yet I'm not too fond of this series. It just doesn't work. The actors mostly seem like a they don't know a thing about their characters. And I'm thankful for every moment "Elvis" isn't in a scene. That one - more than any other - is an embarrassment imo, followed by "Johnny Cash".
Has anyone else watched this? What are your thoughts?

rab2591, did you find something interesting?





On another note, the legendary James Cotton passed away. He also started out with Sam and Sun Records:


JAMES COTTON - COTTON CROP BLUES - HOLD ME IN YOUR ARMS - SUN 206

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyJj-dt-a4k





EDIT:

And this one is also new to me:


Jerry Lee Lewis - Receives 2017 Ameripolitan Master Award


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysIUzhF6LYU


The Killer looking fine and in good spirits


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on April 19, 2017, 07:41:36 AM
Muscle Shoals, RCA, Sun: The Revival of 3 Legendary Studios

https://reverb.com/news/muscle-shoals-rca-sun-the-revival-of-3-legendary-studios


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on June 10, 2017, 05:17:25 AM
Red Hot! A homegrown tribute to Sun Records

... Now, recorded jointly at Phillips and Sun, we have another tribute album about to drop nationally, Red Hot: A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records, with all sales revenue benefiting the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

https://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/red-hot/Content?oid=6798306


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on April 12, 2018, 02:02:56 AM
So, I have now finished Guralnick's book. If you haven't already: get it. It's a must-read and although it is a thick book, I was through with it fairly quickly because it was so interesting to read.


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Buckethead on April 12, 2018, 06:11:23 AM
Another good read is A Whole Lotta Shakin', JW Brown's memoir. (He is Jerry Lee Lewis' bass man from the beginning, yet another of Jerry's cousins and the father of Jerry's 13-year-old child bride). 


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on April 12, 2018, 06:52:10 AM
Another good read is A Whole Lotta Shakin', JW Brown's memoir. (He is Jerry Lee Lewis' bass man from the beginning, yet another of Jerry's cousins and the father of Jerry's 13-year-old child bride). 


I didn't knew he wrote a book. How is it? I just took a look at amazon. Looks like his son Rusty (Myra's brother) helped him. BTW Rusty's  ex-wife is now married to Jerry Lee.


Title: Re: Sam Phillips - bio by Guralnick & MDQ TV series/MOVIE!!
Post by: Rocker on November 12, 2018, 02:25:51 PM
Holy sh!t!!


Exciting:

Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Music Pioneer Sam Phillips; Launched Elvis, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Cash & Jerry Lee Lewis

http://deadline.com/2016/10/leonardo-dicaprio-sam-phillips-sun-studio-movie-1201840489/





Here's why Mick Jagger met Jerry Lee Lewis in Memphis

https://eu.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2018/09/13/mick-jagger-and-jerry-lee-lewis-sun-studios-were-memphis/1291197002/


Title: Re: Sam C. Phillips/Sun Records - thread
Post by: Rocker on November 14, 2018, 06:01:15 AM
(http://drakeinthemorning.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Jagger-and-erry-Lee.jpg)

(https://ds1.static.rtbf.be/article/image/1248xAuto/d/4/d/fd4c8e59b8a7add298869bd9fef2417c-1536920140.jpg)

(https://ds1.static.rtbf.be/article/image/1248xAuto/8/d/d/fd4c8e59b8a7add298869bd9fef2417c-1536920202.jpg)


You can find more pictures online, that I couldn't post here.