Legends of Sun Records – (Algonquin Public Library)
Take a trip to Memphis in the early-mid 50’s as musician Randy Walker narrates and performs hits by Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and finishes with hits from Roy Orbison!
The Sun Sound began when Sam Phillips launched his record company in February of 1952. He named it Sun Records as a sign of his perpetual optimism: a new day and a new beginning. Sam rented a small space at 706 Union Avenue for his own all-purpose studio. The label was launched amid a growing number of independent labels. In a short while Sun gained the reputation throughout Memphis as a label that treated local artists with respect and honesty. Sam provided a non-critical, spontaneous environment that invited creativity and vision.