|By No expert... (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 11:06 pm:|
I just heard that Sam Phillips, the man who found and then gave Elvis Presley away, passed away at 80.
|By STUBASS (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 11:54 pm:|
SAM PHILLIPS OF SUN RECORDS I BELIEVE!!!...KEVGO...I THINK THIS IS YOUR TERRITORY!!!...STUBASS
|By Ritchie (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 04:08 am:|
Just reported on the BBC news website. Story here:
"If I could find a white singer who sounds Black, I'd be made..." Rock In Peace, Mr Phillips.
|By David Meikle (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 08:08 am:|
I've seen a number of documentaries in which he was featured and he looked a real character.
|By LG Nilsson (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 08:31 am:|
This is sad news. He was one of the first white guys to understand the blues, R&B and black music... and by the way happened to find this lorrydriver!
R.I.P Sam Phillips
|By douglasm (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 08:59 am:|
Caught it on the news this morning. Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and I think Jerry Lee Lewis all started or recorded with Sun.
RIP Mr. Phillips.
|By Ritchie (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 09:06 am:|
And, would you believe...? there's a Motown connection.... Rockabilly legend Johnny Powers - the only artist ever to have been signed to both Motown and Sun Records. (And Fortune too, just to add the icing to the cake!)
|By stephanie (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 10:05 am:|
I saw this on Yahoo News this morning and was shocked I thought he would live forever a VERY influential man in the beginnings of music
|By KevGo (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 12:32 pm:|
Stu & Company:
I heard the news on the radio this morning regarding Sam Phillips. WINS-AM did a nice tribute to him in their newscast.
Let us not forget that Sam produced and released a slew of R&B recordings during Rock 'N' Roll's and R&B's early days. The list as follows:
Rufus Thomas - recorded "Bear Cat", the answer record to Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog"
The Prisonaires - inmates from the Tennessee State Penn. who recorded the original "Just Walkin' In The Rain", later cut by Johnnie Ray.
Ike Turner & His Kings Of Rhythm - Ike was a talent scout for Sun Records and recorded the legendary "Rocket 88" (released under his saxaphonist/vocalist's name Jackie Brenston). Ike's releases were licensed to Chess Records.
There have been others as well - Rosco Gordon, Little Walter, Little Milton.
Looks like Elvis, Carl Perkins & Roy Orbison can now start their sessions. Rest well, Sam.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 02:02 pm:|
I GUESS THE WORD "PIONEER" COMES TO MIND WHEN TALKING ABOUT MR. PHILLIPS...WHO COINCIDENTIALLY DID *NOT* INVENT SOUL MUSIC!!!...STUBASS