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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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    Sam Phillips at the reel to reel console at Sun Studios, Memphis TN. Courtesy of Sam Phillips
    Before Elvis walked through the door, before Sun Studios put Memphis on the map -- Sam Phillips, a young man with a tape recorder, lived by the motto, "We Record Anything, Anywhere, Anytime."

    Weddings, funerals, marching bands, the Miss Memphis Pageant--Sam recorded them all--anything to keep his fledgling Memphis Recording Service open to record Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, Little Junior, Ike Turner, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley.the raw and rocking, unrecorded music of the 1950s South.

    With this very special segment, we feature Ike Turner, Peter Guralnick and others along with Sam's never-before-broadcast remote recordings.


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