The dude wasn’t just shaking his pelvis in the wind…
On October 30, venerable North Carolina indie Yep Roc Records slips across the border into Tennessee to release a compilation of 55 songs that Sam Phillips recorded and released on Sun Records – a personal survey of one of the most important bodies of work in recording history. They represent Sun Records’ classics, near misses and curiosities.
The 2CD/3LP set is a companion to Peter Guralnick’s definitive bio coming Nov 10: ‘Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock N’ Roll.’ This is Guralnick’s first book in a decade and the result of a 25 year friendship with Sam Phillips and his family.
Guralnick himself curated this 55-song set and authored a track-by-track for each selection.
Says Guralnick: “Let me just make one thing clear. This is not a Greatest Hits package. It’s the celebration of a moment, of a lot of different moments, all but one taking place within a decade plus one that Sam played an active role – a revolutionary one – in what used to be called the record business.”