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Sun Records

Overview
Works: 402 works in 610 publications in 1 language and 4,459 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Rockabilly music  Concert films  Nonfiction films  Blues (Music)  Rock music  Country music 
Roles: Producer, Publisher
Classifications: ML3790, 781.660973
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Publications about Sun Records
Publications by Sun Records
Most widely held works by Sun Records
Good rockin' tonight : Sun Records and the birth of rock 'n' roll by Colin Escott( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Rock ’n’ roll was born in Memphis in the tiny storefront recording studio of Sun Records. This is the definitive account of how it happened! Sam Phillips’s credo was: “If you’re not doing something different, you’re not doing anything.” If he had done no more than discover Elvis Presley and produce his first five singles he would still be the godfather of rock ’n’ roll. But he did more. Much more. While Elvis was still sitting on the edge of his bed listening to the radio and figuring out guitar chords, Phillips was discovering and recording blues giants like B.B. King, Howling Wolf, and Ike Turner. During the few months that Elvis was with Sun Records, Phillips found Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. Soon after, he found Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Charlie Rich. And he did it almost singlehandedly—from his two-room studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Phillips’s story, which Colin Escott tells in beautiful detail, is more than a catalog of hits. Without Sun’s philosophy of experimentation, innovation, and genre transcendence, the musical revolution could have never begun
The Sun story ( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
The Sun Records collection ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Sun Records the 50th anniversary collection ( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Yellow Sun blues ( file )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Original Memphis rock & roll ( file )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
20 great hits, 20 great artists ( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Girls, girls, girls ( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
The definitive hits ( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
The definitive hits ( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Country classics ( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Presley & Cash ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Captures over 30 of the early performances of Presley and Cash as they were taking their first steps on the ladder to stardom and international fame
Sun rockabillies ( file )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
The Sun years by Roy Orbison( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Sun Records 50th anniversary box ( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Three-CD set celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Sun Records, presenting a comprehensive selection from the Sun catalog of rock 'n' roll, blues, and rockabilly classics
Sun 60th anniversary ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Sun Records-- the ultimate blues collection 75 essential recordings ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
50th anniversary edition by Carl Perkins( file )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Sun Records' greatest hits ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Sun Records has become an important part of rock and roll history thanks to a roster that includes such legends as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. This collection features many of the iconic songs that come the label, including many that have gone on to become vital milestones in both rock and country music
The best of Sun rockabilly ( file )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Harry Williams-Sun Records
Johnny Williams Son
Sun Record Company
Sun Records-Harry Williams
Williams Harry-Sun Records
Williams Son Johnny
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English (71)
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