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music friday: sun records

I'm reading Peter Guralnick's biography of Sam Phillips (Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll), and thought I'd turn Music Friday into a Sun Records special.

Here is the first record actually released by Phillips on Sun, Johnny London, "Drivin' Slow" b/w "Flat Tire", from 1952:

From 1953, Rufus Thomas with an "answer record" to "Hound Dog", this one called "Bear Cat" (Joe Hill Louis on guitar). Phillips tried to claim this was a separate song, but he ended up settling, with Leiber/Stoller getting writing credit:

Next, "Mystery Train" by "Little Junior's Blue Flames" (Little Junior Parker), also from 1953 ... this would later be covered by Elvis:

And speaking of Elvis, his first single, from 1954, "That's All Right" b/w "Blue Moon of Kentucky":

 

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