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Chris Isaak Releases Sun Tribute Album

That ‘Sun Sound’ you know and love isn’t just a thing of the past. Rockabilly up-and-comer, Chris Isaak, has released an album filled with legendary songs of Sun Records artists, as well as a few of his own. “The ’50s was a pretty wonderful time for people, it was hopeful,” says Isaak. “But I didn’t record this new album out of nostalgia.” Rather, in recording this classic retro sound, Isaak is paying tribute to his modest childhood in Stockton, California. Thanks to his parent’s record collection, his childhood is where he was introduced to all of the Sun Records greats.

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Sun Records Featured on Premium’s Online Music Hall

Billy Terrell’s Premium Music Solutions brings a unique, interactive experience to the worldwide digital marketplace. Premium’s online Music Hall went live this week and features the film Temples of Rock, a video journey to the landmarks of rock ‘n roll. The legendary Sun Studio in Memphis is featured along with CBGB’s in NYC, The Cavern in Liverpool England, Filmore East, Filmore West, and the Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles. Visit the Music Hall to watch the feature on Sun Studios!

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Sam Phillips Festival

Sam Phillips will be honored in his hometown of Florence, AL on October 16. The event will take place in downtown Florence, where a two block area will be blocked off and transformed into an outdoor street festival honoring Sam’s life and the music he created and influenced. Performances include Jason D. Williams, Sonny Burgess, and more. Tickets will be $20 and can be purchased in advance or at the gate. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 256-764-8121 or visit WQLT.com.

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