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Billy “The Kid” Emerson

Biography Slashing blues, infectious R&B, formulaic rock & roll, moving gospel — keyboardist Billy “The Kid” Emerson played all those interrelated styles during a lengthy career that began in Florida …

Jack Earls

Biography In a very real sense, Jack Earls typifies everything that is best about the rockabilly music that Sam Phillips recorded. The musicianship on his sole Sun single is limited even by …

The Prisonaires

Biography As their name suggests, this doo-wop group was formed while each member was in the State Penitentiary, Tennessee, USA. The founding member was lead singer Johnny Bragg (John Henry …

Junior Parker

Biography Junior Parker was born in either Clarksdale, Mississippi or West Memphis, Arkansas as Herman Parker, Jr. He sang in gospel groups as a child, and played on the various blues circuits beginning in his teenage years. …

Rufus Thomas Jr

Biography Few of rock & roll’s founding figures are as likable as Rufus Thomas. From the 1940s onward, he has personified Memphis music; his small but witty cameo role in …

Willie Nix

Biography Willie Nix was an innovative drummer and gifted lyricist as well as vocalist, and was an integral part of Memphis’s Beale Street blues community during the late forties and …

Chris Isaak Releases Sun Tribute Album

That ‘Sun Sound’ you know and love isn’t just a thing of the past. Rockabilly up-and-comer, Chris Isaak, has released an album filled with legendary songs of Sun Records artists, …