This week is inspired by the CMTs new miniseries “Sun Records” that began airing this week. This is not a promotion to the miniseries but rather a promotion of the music.
It occurred to me that I don’t know enough about the recording artists from Sun Records. That had me feeling that I would like to hear more of the artists of the “Million Dollar Quartet” and the Others that influenced the Sun Sound that has reached across race and infused gospel, blues, hillbilly, country, boogie, and western swing creating a whole new sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yobNQbRo6zc.
Sun Records is an American independent record label founded by Sam Phillips in Memphis Tennessee, 1952. Sun gained the reputation throughout Memphis as a label that treated local artists with respect and honesty. Phillips provided a non-critical, spontaneous environment that invited creativity and vision. (Sounds like the seasons.)
Sam Phillips discovered Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. The "Million Dollar Quartet" is a recording of an impromptu jam session involving Presley, Lewis, Perkins, and Cash made on December 4, 1956, at the Sun Record Studios. You can read about the sessions here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Million_Dollar_Quartet
This weeks challenge is to bring music written or recorded by the “MDQ” or, them as individuals from any time in their carriers. You are also invited and encouraged to cover any of the other artists http://www.sunrecords.com/artists featured in the miniseries, or anyone recorded by Sun Records. Please list in your intro post who the artist is you are covering.
Song writers may bring songs about the MDQ, Sam Phillips, Sun Records or in the spirit of this weeks theme.
*All newly recorded this week
*Season starts Sunday Feb. 26th at 00:01 Hawaii time and ends the
following Sunday March 5th at 11:59:59 pm.
*Announce or list in the video Season 263
*List the artist in your post
Prizes will include the Million Dollar Quartet 50th Anniversary Special Edition or $30 toward something from the Sun Records store (music, apparel, hats, mugs etc.) http://store.sunrecords.com
Several winners will be chosen from the hat.
Everyone likes encouragement. Your comment might help someone enormously. Each comment contributes the positive vibe of the Seasons, and strengthens the aloha spirit of the challenges.
MDQ Ukulele Playlist
SR Other Artist Playlist