1. Ed Ward reviews the Sun Blues Box from Bear Family Records. Hear the music and what Ed has to say by following the link.


In January, 1950, Sam Phillips, a red-haired Alabama boy who’d learned about radio and electronics in the Army, opened the Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union in Memphis. Three years later, overwhelmed by the success of his efforts for other people, he started the Sun Records label there. Much history would be made at 706 Union, and to celebrate the 60th anniversary of that event, Bear Family Records has asked the top Sun researchers, Colin Escott, Hank Evans and Martin Hawkins, to assemble three massive multi-disc boxes featuring blues, country, and rock recorded at Sun. Today, Ed Ward tackles the 15-hour blues box. View in High-Res

    Ed Ward reviews the Sun Blues Box from Bear Family Records. Hear the music and what Ed has to say by following the link.

    In January, 1950, Sam Phillips, a red-haired Alabama boy who’d learned about radio and electronics in the Army, opened the Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union in Memphis. Three years later, overwhelmed by the success of his efforts for other people, he started the Sun Records label there. Much history would be made at 706 Union, and to celebrate the 60th anniversary of that event, Bear Family Records has asked the top Sun researchers, Colin Escott, Hank Evans and Martin Hawkins, to assemble three massive multi-disc boxes featuring blues, country, and rock recorded at Sun. Today, Ed Ward tackles the 15-hour blues box.

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Memphis has been a music town since anyone can remember, and it’s had places to record that music since there have been records. Some of its studios — Sun, Stax and Hi — are well-known, but American Studios produced its share of hits, and yet it remains obscure. But that’s all likely to change with Memphis Boys: The Story of American Studios, both a book and a CD out now.

— critic Ed Ward on The Forgotten Story Of Memphis’ American Studios View in High-Res

    Memphis has been a music town since anyone can remember, and it’s had places to record that music since there have been records. Some of its studios — Sun, Stax and Hi — are well-known, but American Studios produced its share of hits, and yet it remains obscure. But that’s all likely to change with Memphis Boys: The Story of American Studios, both a book and a CD out now.

    — critic Ed Ward on The Forgotten Story Of Memphis’ American Studios

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