- Nov 20, 2013
Probably one of my favourite Johnny Cash songs...apart ,of course, from all the other ones LOL
Not a lot of new music has come out of Sun Records in my lifetime (I was born in 1972. Single number 1 from mom and dad) and I could not help but notice lots of folks are posting artists that appeared on Sun as re-issues.
Kind of a double edged sword really, because obviously when Sun re-issued material it had two choices. Either buy the rights to the original material (which they did not often do) or re-record the material. In many cases, in spite of questionable legality, the re-issue of a tune brought the artists (and the label) continued or greater revenue. In any event- A lot of the earlier contracts were just as shady and often exploited young artists...kind of what is going through my head as I plan to play for you a Merle Haggard and the Strangers tune (because I have not Hagged up a season in a while). Wondering if the contract the Merle entered into when this was originally recorded in 1965 on Capital may have been a little less than lucrative. That said, once the doors are flung wide on re-issues...well, we are gonna be here all night folks.
Oops! Wish I'd commented last Sunday. it's been a super busy week, and I realized I have not been getting the UU posting notifications for 263! It IS a great theme, Linda and I've been missing-out not hearing yet all the fantastic stuff you've had rolling in! I will try to remedy that over the next couple of days, and hopefully get something done for it soon as well. Love that you got us back to the 50's! :music: