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That Big Ol’ Sun Just Keeps On Shining

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue While there have been far bigger record companies, it’s safe to say that no  record company in history has ever had as formative an influence on the world of  rock and roll … Continue reading

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Rockabilly: Rock and Roll’s Primitive Form

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue It’s been almost 60 years since music that could be called rock and roll  first started hitting the radio airwaves. Rock music has taken an amazing number  of twists, turns, and alternate … Continue reading

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Johnny Cash’s Rockabilly Path Led In a Different Direction

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue When Elvis changed everything in 1954 with his recording of “That’s All  Right” he charted a definite path for rockabilly music. Many artists that came  after Elvis followed the trail he blazed … 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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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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Dig Rockabilly Music? 10 Ways to Tell Whether You Are a True Fan

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue You may have heard of rockabilly music and you may even think you like it.  You might even consider yourself quite the expert on the subject and boast  proudly that you are … Continue reading

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Rockabilly Essentials: Musicians You Have to Know About

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue If you’re new to rockabilly, or haven’t had much chance to explore the genre,  you may feel lost when the conversation turns to the early idols. If you want to  keep up … Continue reading

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The Late Cordell Jackson: Queen of Rockabilly

Rockabilly guitarist Cordell Jackson was the first woman to produce, engineer, engineer and promote music on her own label, Moon Records. She was born in 1923 and died in 2004. At the time of her death, her label was the … Continue reading

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Great balls of fire! Lost Jerry Lee record surfaces

by Walter Pierce The Gospel of rock ’n’ roll history holds that famed Louisiana rockabilly pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis cut his first record demo in 1954 at Sun Studios in Memphis. But an upcoming episode the History Channel’s Cajun Pawn … Continue reading

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