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Rockabilly star Carl Perkins’ son looks back on his father’s career

by GEORGE JARED, Featured Writer, The Republic Almost 15 years after his death, rock legend Carl Perkins is set to receive one more honor. A life-sized silhouette of him and other music legends will be ringed around a monument shaped … Continue reading

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Rockabilly Rages Strong Almost 60 Years Later

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue When Sam Phillips opened up the Memphis Recording Service studios on Union  Street in Memphis, Tennessee and started his own independent record label, Sun  Records, 60 years ago, he could not have … Continue reading

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Rockabilly’s Sun Studios Influenced the Lives of Virtually All Fans of Rock and Roll

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue Whether they know it or not, virtually every fan of rock music from the 50s  straight through to today has felt the influence of the tiny Memphis-based  record company Sun Studios. Started … Continue reading

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Obscure Rockabilly Musicians Beat Around the Edges

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue I suppose you could say that rockabilly itself is obscure, but even many of  us who know and love the wild form of early rock and roll music really know only  the … Continue reading

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Chris Isaak: Beyond the Sun – review

by Caroline Sullivan, Featured Writer, The Guardian Every musician has an album they’ve “always wanted to make”, and this is Chris Isaak’s: a 19-track behemoth of (mainly) Sun Records covers, executed so faithfully that they could have been mouldering in … Continue reading

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Rockabilly star Rosie Flores books Janis Martin tribute concert at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

By Michael Norman, The Plain Dealer Janis Martin, one of the unsung, early pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll, will get her props this month at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland in a special tribute … Continue reading

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