Inside The Sun Records Sound, A Marvel Even Today The "boom-chicka-boom" of Johnny Cash's guitar. The ghostly echo on Elvis Presley's voice. More than 60 years after these early recordings, the studio is still making music the old-fashioned way.
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Inside The Sun Records Sound, A Marvel Even Today

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Inside The Sun Records Sound, A Marvel Even Today

Inside The Sun Records Sound, A Marvel Even Today

Inside The Sun Records Sound, A Marvel Even Today

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"When he heard the jukebox, and the way the jukebox kind of echoed in the room, he thought, 'This is how people want to hear music. They want to hear it with a little bit of fantasy around it.'"

Matt Ross-Spang, a recording engineer at Sun Studio in Memphis, says he's still astounded at the signature sound created by founder Sam Phillips. Take an audio tour of the room where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Howlin' Wolf made some of their earliest recordings.

For more conversations with music makers, check out NPR's Music Interviews.