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GUEST,Sidewinder. PBS: The Legacy of Sun Records (18) RE: PBS: The Legacy of Sun Records 06 Aug 05

I watched a 2 part profile of Sam Phillips a couple of years ago that had some fascinating anecdotes from patrons of Sun Records and the music was far more diverse than I initially was led to believe from compilations and articles released in the 1970s and 1980s. I was surprised to learn that Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Pop, Country, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Rock and Roll, and Rockabilly (of course) co -existed within the tiled walls of that tiny studio on Union Avenue from its inception in 1952 to when Sam sold the Company to Shelby Singleton in the mid sixties.The list of legends who recorded some of their best works within this friendly environment is well known and even today bands and admirers cue up to experience the magic of Sun Records; a cornerstone and hub of American folklore and more importantly the place that attracted some of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century and allowed them to express themselves and influence generations that would follow."I ain't faking there's a whole lotta shakin' goin' on".



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