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From Memphis to Merseyside #2

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Ep 2 Sam Phillips and Sun Records

It is January 3, 1953 in Memphis. Former DJ and radio sound engineer
Sam Phillips is about to fulfil a dream, just 2 days shy of his 30th
birthday. While working at WLAY in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Phillips
fell in love with the music that he heard by Black American musicians
and decided to move to Memphis and open the Memphis Recording
Service at 706 Union Avenue with his assistant, Marion Keisker. Their
goal is to provide African American musicians with a chance to get their
music on records. Phillips’ slogan for the studio is ‘We Record
Anything, Anywhere, Anytime’ and little do he and Keisker know that this
little outfit is going to go on to create big waves in the music business
for many years to come.
Playlist Order:
1 Jerry Lee Lewis Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On
2 Jerry Lee Lewis High School Confidential
3 Jackie Brenston and His
Delta Cats
Rocket 88
4 Howlin’ Wolf Moanin’ at Midnight
5 Arthur Crudup That’s All Right Mama
6 Rufus Thomas Jr Tiger Man (King of The Jungle)
7 Carl Perkins Gone Gone Gone
8 Ringo Starr Sure To Fall
9 Tom Petty and The
Heartbreakers
Blue Moon of Kentucky
10 Rufus Thomas Bear Cat (The Answer to Hound
Dog)
11 John Fogerty Almost Saturday Night
12 Gale Storm I Hear You Knocking
13 The Platters Only You
14 The Four Lads Moments to Remember
15 Roger Williams Autumn Leaves
16 Tennessee Ernie Ford Sixteen Tons
17 Prefab Sprout Electric Guitars
18 Prefab Sprout King Of Rock And Roll
19 Bruce Springsteen Viva Las Vegas
20 Elvis Presley C’mon Everybody
21 The Beatles Honey Don’t
22 Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues
23 Johnny Cash I Walk the Line
24 The Gentrys Cinnamon Girl
25 Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes
26 Carl Perkins Movie Magg
27 Roy Orbison and The
Teen Kings Ooby Dooby
28 Roy Orbison Devil Doll
29 Elton John Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On
30 The Beatles I Forgot To Remember To Forget

 

 

 

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