Monday’s Music Moves Me: Old Rock & Roll From Sun

Marie, our guest conductor for March, wanted "old rock & roll" as the theme for today, and I figured you couldn’t get much older than Sun Records, founded in Memphis in 1952 by Sam Phillips and home to a lot of the early rock & roll, country, rockabilly, and blues artists. The four artists I most associate with Sun are Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis. I’m just going to put this out here and list the names of the songs, because dinner is near…

  1. Elvis Presley, "That’s All Right, Mama"
  2. Elvis Presley, "Good Rockin’ Tonight"
  3. Elvis Presley, "Mystery Train"
  4. Roy Orbison, "Ooby Dooby"
  5. Roy Orbison, "Problem Child"
  6. Roy Orbison, "Mean Little Mama"
  7. Carl Perkins, "Blue Suede Shoes"
  8. Carl Perkins, "Boppin’ The Blues"
  9. Carl Perkins, "Honey Don’t"
  10. Jerry Lee Lewis, "Little Queenie"
  11. Jerry Lee Lewis, "Breathless"
  12. Jerry Lee Lewis, "High School Confidential"

And that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for March 15, 2021.

Monday’s Music Moves Me is sponsored by X-Mas Dolly, Cathy, Alana, and Stacy, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.

9 thoughts on “Monday’s Music Moves Me: Old Rock & Roll From Sun

  1. This was a wonderful playlist. There sure was a lot of cross pollination going on. It was never so obvious to me until hearing these artists side by side (so to speak). I wasn’t even familiar with some of the songs, although I knew some of the music of all the artists. You got me dancing as if I was at a high school hop! Now that was some old time rock and roll.

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    1. Sam Phillips knew what he was doing. He built Sun Records as a source for country, rock, blues and R&B, and like you said, there was a lot of cross-pollination. Glad you enjoyed this!

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    1. I thought that using the Sun Records artists was a good way to handle this. They had quite a few blues artists and many more country, and there was a certain amount of cross-pollination, all of which contributed to what rock music became.

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  2. John,

    I like your 4M button! Your playlist is fabulous. These songs came out the decade before I was born but many of them I remember well from my childhood and still some get air play even today. Excellent job! Thanks for joining us on the dance floor, my friend. Have a boogietastic week!

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