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We Record Anything-Anywhere-Anytime:
Sam Phillips & the Early Years of the Memphis Recording Service

Produced by The Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva
Mixed by Jim McKee at Earwax Productions, San Francisco

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    Tour of the Peabody Hotel on "This Is Memphis", September 18, 1946, from the Marvin Bensman Collection

    Easy - Jimmy DeBerry & Walter Horton, Recorded Feb 25, 1953, The Sun Record Collection, 1994 BMG

    Funeral of Hilard Smith at the National Funeral Home, Dec 5, 1951, Recorded by Sam Phillips, Memphis Recording Service

    B. B. Blues - B. B King, Recorded Jan. 8, 1951, The Sun Record Collection, 1994 BMG

    Rocket 88, Jackie Brenston with His Delta Cats, Recorded March 5, 1951, The Sun Record Collection, 1994 BMG

    School Daze Review, Nancy Coltharp Piano recital, 1950, Recorded by Sam Phillips, the Memphis Recording Service

    Come Back Baby, Doctor Ross, Recorded Oct. 3, 1953, The Sun Record Collection, 1994 BMG

    Moanin' at Midnight, Howlin Wolf, Recorded by Aug. 1951, The Sun Record Collection, 1994 BMG

    Just Walkin' in the Rain, The Prisonnaires, Recorded June 1, 1953, The Sun Record Collection, 1994 BMG

    Glenn Rutherford singing Ave Maria, Memphis Recording Service, 1953

    Take a Little Chance with Me, Jimmy DeBerry, May 16, 1953, The Sun Record Collection, 1994 BMG

    CREDITS: With Very Special Thanks
    Sam Phillips
    Becky Phillips
    Sally Wilbourn
    Knox Phillips
    Diane Duncan
    Jerry Phillips
    Peter Guralnick
    Robert Gordon
    Colin Escott
    Wayne Emmons
    John Dolan and the National Funeral Home of Memphis
    Glenn Rutherford
    David Leonard
    Levi Frasier
    Michael Weber
    Laura Folger
    Dave Shultz

    Sun Studios
    Mark & Betty Bell, James Lott, Robert Rixie, Karyl Kong, Karen Foster, Sam Tibbs, Michael Conway, Lisa Gill, Scott Taylor, Holland Hardin, Erika Mulgrew, Mic Walker, Trip Lamkins and Kerry Ryan.

    WKNO Memphis
    Susan Westfall, Director of Radio, Jamie LaMar, Maureen McCormick and Donna Childs

    The Talbot Heirs Guesthouse
    Phil & Jamie Baker

    Archives & Collections
    University of Memphis, Mississippi Valley Collection
    University of Memphis, Marvin Bensman Collection
    - Professor Marvin Bensman
    - Professor David Evans
    - Jim Cole
    - Richard Hite

    Technical Jim McKee, Earwax Productions, San Francisco
    James Lott, Sun Studios
    WGBH - Boston
    - John Voci & Jane Pipik
    Ethan Dener, American Zoetrope

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