Saturday, April 03, 2010

Randy And The Radiants Garage 45 Sun Records

I think music would be different today if it was not for Sam Phillips. He was responsible for discovering/recording Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, B.B. King, Howlin Wolf, Carl Perkins. He is also widely known to have recorded what is considered the first Rock and Roll song from Jackie Bernston and his Delta Cats (Rocket 88 which includes a young Ike Turner who also plays guitar on the release) in 1951. I think what sets Sam Phillips apart is the fact he was a civil rights pioneer as he lived in a time of racism and segregation but he opened his doors to everyone. He loved R&B and wanted to share "black" music with white people. I think people like Sam Phillips helped direct this country to where we are today. But we still have a long way to go. So to thank Sam, my Saturday Night addition is another find from last week. Sun records continued on until 1968 and I present you a 1964 release.- Sun 395. Randy and the Radiant's would put out one more record on Sun, and Sun Records would only release 12 more singles before Sam Philips would sell the label. And as a bonus, I've included a youtube video of the Jackie Bernston and his Delta Cats Rocket 88. Bop along you cats.

Randy and the Radiant's - Peek A Boo

Randy and the Radiant's - Mountain High

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