I have visited 706 Union Avenue in Memphis and if you are a student of early Rock and Roll or Rockabilly this place is a must. I never was a huge Sam Phillips fan in later life, but I would openly agree that he had the eye and ear for talent and knew what the “New” sound was all about; he truly was a pioneer. For the 50’s teenager, Sam new exactly what we wanted and needed, thank you Sam.
1955 / Drinkin’ Wine Spodee-O-Dee /
1957 / Rockin’ with my Baby /
Now we get to one of my absolute favourite “unknown” Sun Artists, I own his CDs.
Sonny Burgess & the Fabulous Pacers
In 2008 they still got it / Red Headed Woman /
1956 / Sonny Burgess / We wanna Boogie / Red Headed Woman /
They are still alive and playing, Sonny is 81. Man, I would love to see them.
The sad part of the Sun Story is that Sam Philips was always strapped for cash, so he only concentrated on his more popular artist’s. He had a stable full of some of the best talent of the 50’s, but most of you will never have never heard of them, sad.
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