Sam Phillips and his sons, (left to right) Jerry and Knox. Memphis Premiere Awards - May 1999.
Photograph by Sandra Wong Geroux
ON THE ROAD - Memphis
"Three of our stories come from Memphis -- the crossroads of American sound. Here are some photos and sounds from our "Memphis Trilogy." The first story "We Record Anything, Anytime, Anywhere: Sam Phillips and the Early Years of the Memphis Recording Service" followed by "Electronic Memories: RA Coleman's Memphis" and we'll end with "WHER: 1000 Beautiful Watts, The First All-Girl Radio Station in the World"
- A Prophet for the Church of Sound
Legendary record producer Sam Phillips figures into several of our stories.
He has so much to say, and such a great way of saying it, it would be impossible to exhaust
his repertoire. Here he talks about Lost & Found Sound and the power of recorded sound.
Ike Turner Teaches The Kitchen Sisters to Play Piano
|Ike and Jeanette Turner in their home studio - August 1999. Photograph by Davia Nelson
As part of the Sam Phillips piece "We Record Anything, Anywhere, Anytime -
the Early Years of the Memphis Recording Service," we interviewed Ike
Turner who recorded with Sam and also worked as a talent scout for him in
the early 50's.
The interview was great - Ike and his wife Jeanette played
us some tunes from their upcoming CD and Ike told stories about recording
"Rocket 88" and his
early days in Memphis.
He also went off on several
tangents - here's one of our favorites.
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