I expect that many of you are quite familiar with the classical realm of the NML. It’s what most institutions and individuals subscribe for, it makes up the greatest portion of our catalogue, and Naxos is a classical record label. It all makes sense.
What you may not know is that we have other stuff on the NML. Lots of other stuff.
We’re going to do a few posts on that “other stuff,” highlighting certain labels, popular artists and albums on the NML, different genres that can be found, and more.
To open this up, let’s talk about one of our favorite popular music sources in the NML: selections from the Sun Records catalogue.
You may be familiar with Sun Records as an historic record company in Memphis, TN or simply as the place where Elvis got his start. If you’re interested in learning more about the history, artists, recordings, and future of Sun Records, check out their website at www.sunrecords.com.
Founded: 1952, Memphis, TN
Founder: Sam Phillips
Styles: Rockabilly, gospel, blues, hillbilly, country, boogie, western swing
Key Artists: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Charlie Rich, Conway Twitty, Howlin’ Wolf
Found it on the NML:
Johnny Cash: Greatest Hits-Finest Performances
Patsy Cline: Classics
Howlin’ Wolf: The Memphis Sessions
Jerry Lee Lewis: Jerry Lee’s Greatest
Roy Orbison: At the Rock House
Charlie Rich: The Memphis Sound
Merle Haggard: Classics
The Dixie Cups: Chapel of Love
So anyway, lend an ear to those golden sounds of the past.
And don't shoot me if you contend that this music doesn't belong to the past.
I am, as always, pro musica-