Sun Blues (180g vinyl lp)

Artist: Various Artists
Format: LP
Bar-code: 5060397602077
Cat No: CATLP207


In the beginning there was Sam Phillips. And he was Sun Records. Born in Alabama, Sam picked cotton alongside black labourers. He loved their music. In time, he became DJ working for a local radio station. It was in January,1950, that he launched the Memphis Recording Service and in 1952 began making a series of legendary records that would define the world of rock’n’roll. The Sun Records label immediately revealed Phillips’ debt: “The blues – it got peopleblack and white – to think about life, how difficult, yet also how good it can be, they would sing about it. They would cry about it. They would preach about it. This is how they relieved the burden of what existed day in and day out.” Sun blues releases were different, generally more jukebox-bound than down-on-the levee, they helped change the face of popular music.

Side 1

1. Mystery Train ~ Little Junior’s Blue Flames
2. We All Gotta’ Go Sometime ~ Joe Hill Louis
3. Seems Like A Million Years ~ Willie Nix
4. Save That Money ~ Rufus ‘Hound Dog’ Thomas, Jr
5. Come Back Baby ~ Doctor Ross
6. Homesick For My Baby ~ Little Milton
7. So Long Baby Goodbye ~ Sammy Lewis with Willie Johnson
8. Just Love Me Baby ~ Rosco Gordon
9. Baby Please ~ The Prisonaires

Side 2

1. Bear Cat ~ Rufus ‘Hound Dog’ Thomas, Jr
2. Cotton Crop Blues ~ James Cotton
3. Feelin’ Good ~ Little Junior’s Blue Flames
4. Greyhound Blues ~ D. A. Hunt
5. If You Love Me ~ Little Milton
6. Baby No No! ~ Big Memphis Ma Rainey
7. My Baby ~ James Cotton
8. Easy ~ Jimmy & Walter
9. Wolf Call Boogie ~ Hot Shot Love