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Sam Phillips featured on Matt The Cat's newsletter

Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:06 am

Here's part 1, so part 2 should be available next week:

Show #171

Sun Records R&B Story Pt. 1

This week, the "Juke In The Back" salutes the most influential and important record label of all-time, Sun Records. Sam Phillips started the legendary label in Memphis, TN in March, 1952 after successfully recording the debut sides from B.B. King, Ike Turner, Phineas Newborn and Howlin' Wolf and selling the masters to RPM Records in LA and Chess Records in Chicago. This is part one of a two part feature, leading up to Phillips' groundbreaking, pop culture shifting discovery of Elvis Presley in July, 1954. Matt The Cat examines nearly every rhythm & blues side that Sun Released during 1952 and '53 on this in-depth look into one of America's most treasured music catalogs. That little yellow label from Memphis is in the spotlight all week on the "Juke In The Back," America's showcase for 1940s and '50s Rhythm & Blues.

1. Swanee River Boogie – Albert Ammons – Mercury 1947

2. Drivin’ Slow – Johnny London – Sun 1952

3. Got My Application Baby – Handy Jackson – Sun 1953

4. She May Be Yours – Joe Hill Louis – Sun 1953

5. Bear Cat – Rufus “Hound Dog” Thomas Jr. – Sun 1953

6. Tears And Wine – Dusty Brooks & His Tones – Sun 1953

7. Call Me Anything But Call Me – Big Memphis Ma Rainey – Sun 1953

8. Just Walkin’ In The Rain – The Prisonaires – Sun 1953

9. Feelin’ Good – Little Junior’s Blue Flames – Sun 1953

10. Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle) – Rufus Thomas, Jr. – Sun 1953

11. Mystery Train – Little Junior’s Blue Flames – Sun 1953

12. GREAT 78 – Baby Please – The Prisonaires – Sun 1953

13. Love My Baby – Little Junior’s Blue Flames – Sun 1953

14. Come Back Baby – Doctor Ross – Sun 1953

15. Beggin’ My Baby – Little Milton – Sun 1953

16. Somebody Told Me – Little Milton – Sun 1953

17. After Hours – Erskine Hawkins – Bluebird 1946

Click below to listen to "Juke In The Back" show #171:

http://www.mattthecat.com/JITB171.mp3

Re: Sam Phillips featured on Matt The Cat's newsletter

Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:55 pm

Here's Part 2 of the Sam Phillips/Sun Records story:

Show #172

Sun Records R&B Story Pt. 2

On Part 2 of "Juke In The Back"'s 2 part series on Sun Records' early R&B releases, Matt The Cat spotlights 1954 and '55. This was the most important year and a half in Sun's history. In July, 1954, a young former truck driver named Elvis Presley entered 706 Union Avenue in Memphis and laid down the a song that would lead to the rock n' roll explosion of the mid-1950s. Sun founder, the late Sam Phillips recalls that historic recording as Matt The Cat spins classic Sun R&B from the likes of Billy "The Kid" Emerson, Little Milton, James Cotton and Roscoe Gordon. This is the thrilling conclusion to the "Juke In The Back" tribute to the most important and influential label in the history of rock n' roll.

1. Swanee River Boogie – Albert Ammons – Mercury 1947
2. No Teasing Around – Billy “The Kid” Emerson – Sun 1954
3. Wolf Call Boogie – Hot Shot Love
4. My Baby – James Cotton – Sun 1954
5. If You Love Me – Little Milton – Sun 1954
6. The Snuggle – Raymond Hill – Sun 1954
7. Cotton Crop Blues – James Cotton – Sun 1954
8. There Is Love In You – The Prisonaires – Sun 1954
9. That’s All Right – Elvis Presley – Sun 1954
10. The Boogie Disease – Doctor Ross – Sun 1954
11. Every Night – Jones Brothers – Sun 1954
12. Move Baby Move – Billy “The Kid” Emerson - Sun 1955
13. GREAT 78 - Don’t Do That – The Five Tinos – Sun 1955
14. I Feel So Worried – Sammy Lewis with Walter Johnson Combo – Sun 1955
15. Lookin’ For My Baby – Little Milton – Sun 1955
16. Ain’t That Right – Eddie Snow – Sun 1955
17. Just Love Me Baby – Roscoe Gordon – Flip / Sun 1955
18. After Hours – Erskine Hawkins – Bluebird 1946

Click below to listen to "Juke In The Back" show #172

http://www.mattthecat.com/JITB172.mp3