Gary: If what I have read is true and ‘Rockabilly is really old Rock and Roll with a Country/Blues influence, when did that start? Well, “The Experts” (who ever they are) seem to feel it was Country in the forties. But if that great explosion at 706 Union Avenue started to happen around 1955, then my assumption would be that the music that Sun was recording a few years before, would have an influence. I found some very rare music, recorded in the early 50′s, at Sun, so you be the Judge.
The Series (Part 4, early Sun Records influences)
Joe Hill Louis
(September 23, 1921 – August 5, 1957)
Joe Hill Louis died of Tetanus in 1957.
We All Gotta Go Sometime / Sun 178 / December 1952 /
Hydramatic Woman / Unreleased 1953 .
Little Junior’s (Parker) Blue Flames
(May 27, 1932 – November 18, 1971)
A lot of Rockabilly and Rock and Roll artist’s borrowed this man’s Guitar Riffs; just listen…
Love Me Baby / Sun 193 / October 1953
Feelin’ Good / Sun 183 / June 1953
(October 21, 1925 – May 28, 1993)
Charles Isaiah Ross, aka Doctor Ross was really a Delta Blues Musician, but he was at Sun.
Come Back Baby / Sun 193 / October 1953
Boogie Disease / Sun 212 / 1954
I hope this gives you a small insight into what existed at Sun Records prior to the explosion of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and so on.
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