WoodSongs 911: Celebration of the Legendary Sun Records

published 2 years ago by The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour Vodcast

Sun Records was founded in 1952 by Sam Phillips in Memphis, Tennessee and is the birthplace of rock and roll that launched the careers of Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Elvis, Jerry Lee, and Charlie Rich. �Red Hot: A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records� is a jubilant homegrown commemoration of the timeless legacy of the tiny independent label that changed the face of American music. All proceeds from the release (the debut for the label, run by the Americana Music Society, a Memphis nonprofit organization), will benefit St. Jude Children�s Research Hospital, the Memphis facility that is one of the nation�s top pediatric care centers. Memphis musician appearing on this legacy broadcast include: producer and Americana songwriter Bryan Hayes; acclaimed veteran of the Memphis music scene John Paul Keith; American singer, songwriter, upright bass player and actress Amy LaVere and respected artist, songwriter and producer Will Sexton. Plus, our thirteen-year-old WoodSongs Kid Shelby Callahan performs Elvis� first hit for Sun Records.

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