R.I.P. Sonny Burgess, Primal Rockabilly Wildman

Albert “Sonny” Burgess recorded for the legendary Sun Records label in its mid ‘50s heyday. Although never achieving the iconic stature or popular success of labelmates such as Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, Burgess made unforgettable contributions to Sun’s legacy. His incendiary single “Red Headed Woman” b/w “We Wanna Boogie” (which stands proudly between… Continue reading R.I.P. Sonny Burgess, Primal Rockabilly Wildman

Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll

Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ Roll By Peter Guralnick [Little, Brown and Company] I have excellent news for the world: Peter Guralnick, the Ken Burns of rock biographers, has returned with yet another fundamental piece of the proto-rock ’n’ roll puzzle. Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ Roll is an… Continue reading Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll