Sun Record Company

Sun Record Company

Profile:
Record company. Also appears as "Sun Record Co.".
See also Sun Record Co., Inc..

For the label, please see Sun (9).

Founded in 1952 by Sam Phillips (2). During the 1950s-1960s it defined the Rockabilly genre with artists like Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and of course Elvis Presley. The first record on Sun was "Blues in My Condition" by "Little Walter" Horton and Jack Kelly. During the first year, Phillips recorded several artists who would go on to have successful careers. Among them were B.B. King, Rufus Thomas and Howlin' Wolf. Thomas's "Bearcat", a recording that was similar to "Hound Dog", was the first real hit for Sun in 1953. Little Junior's Blue Flames hit #5 with "Feelin' Good" later in 1953. In July 1969, Phillips sold 80 % of his interest to Shelby S Singleton Jr. (see Sun International Corporation).

Any release with a 7 digit Phonogram numerical catalogue number is 1972 or later.
Contact Info:
639 Madison, Memphis, TN, U.S.A.
[l39929]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
25ED6002 The Complete Million Dollar Session  album cover The Million Dollar Quartet The Complete Million Dollar Session(CD, Album, Mono) Century 25ED6002 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
78-HL 1395 Guess Things Happen That Way  album cover Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two* Guess Things Happen That Way(Shellac, 10") London Records 78-HL 1395 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
178  We All Gotta' Go Sometime /  She May Be Yours  album cover Joe Hill Louis We All Gotta' Go Sometime / She May Be Yours(10", Single) Sun (9) 178 US 1953 Sell This Version
179 Seems Like A Million Years / Baker Shop Boogie  album cover Willie Nix Seems Like A Million Years / Baker Shop Boogie(10", Single) Sun (9) 179 US 1953 Sell This Version
180 Easy / Before Long   album cover Jimmy & Walter Easy / Before Long (10", Single) Sun (9) 180 US 1953 Sell This Version
181 Bear Cat / Walking In The Rain  album cover Rufus "Hound Dog" Thomas, Jr.* Bear Cat / Walking In The Rain(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 181 US 1953 Sell This Version
182 Heaven Or Fire / Tears And Wine   album cover Dusty Brooks & His Tones Heaven Or Fire / Tears And Wine (Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 182 US 1953 Sell This Version
185 Take A Little Chance / Time Has Made A Change  album cover Jimmy DeBerry Take A Little Chance / Time Has Made A Change(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 185 US 1953 Sell This Version
186 Baby Please / Just Walkin' In The Rain  album cover Prisonaires* Baby Please / Just Walkin' In The Rain (Single) 186 US 1953 Sell This Version
187 Feelin' Good / Fussin' And Fightin' Blues  album cover Little Junior's Blue Flames Feelin' Good / Fussin' And Fightin' Blues (Single) 187 US 1953 Sell This Version
188 Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle) /  Save That Money  album cover Rufus Thomas, Jr.* Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle) / Save That Money(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 188 US 1953 Sell This Version
189 Softly And Tenderly /  My God Is Real  album cover The Prisonaires Softly And Tenderly / My God Is Real(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 189 US 1953 Sell This Version
192 Mystery Train /  Love My Baby  album cover Little Junior's Blue Flames Mystery Train / Love My Baby(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 192 US 1953 Sell This Version
193 Come Back Baby / Chicago Breakdown  album cover Doctor Ross Come Back Baby / Chicago Breakdown(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 193 US 1953 Sell This Version
199 Straighten Up Baby / My Baby  album cover James Cotton Straighten Up Baby / My Baby(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 199 US 1954 Sell This Version
200 If You Love Me / Alone And Blue  album cover Little Milton If You Love Me / Alone And Blue(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 200 US Unknown Sell This Version
201 Gonna Dance All Night  /  Fallen Angel  album cover Hardrock Gunter Gonna Dance All Night / Fallen Angel(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 201 US 1954 Sell This Version
202 Now She Cares No More  /  My Kind Of Carrying On  album cover Doug Poindexter And Starlite Wranglers Now She Cares No More / My Kind Of Carrying On(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 202 US 1954 Sell This Version
203 The Woodchuck /  I'm Not Going Home  album cover Billy (The Kid) Emerson* The Woodchuck / I'm Not Going Home(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 203 US 1954 Sell This Version
204 The Snuggle / Bourbon Street Jump  album cover Raymond Hill The Snuggle / Bourbon Street Jump(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 204 US 1954 Sell This Version
206 Cotton Crop Blues  / Hold Me In Your Arms  album cover James Cotton Cotton Crop Blues / Hold Me In Your Arms(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 206 US 1954 Sell This Version
209 That's All Right / Blue Moon Of Kentucky  album cover Elvis Presley That's All Right / Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Single) 209 US 2001 Sell This Version
210 I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine / Good Rockin' Tonight  album cover Elvis Presley I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine / Good Rockin' Tonight (Single) 210 US 1955 Sell This Version
211 Drinkin' Wine Spodee-O-Dee / Just Rolling Along  album cover Malcolm Yelvington And Star Rhythm Boys Drinkin' Wine Spodee-O-Dee / Just Rolling Along (Single) 211 US 1954 Sell This Version
213 Look To Jesus / Every Night  album cover The Jones Brothers (3) Look To Jesus / Every Night(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 213 US 1955 Sell This Version
214 Move Baby Move / When It Rains It Pours  album cover Billy (The Kid) Emerson* Move Baby Move / When It Rains It Pours(Shellac, 10", Single) Sun (9) 214 US 1955 Sell This Version
215 Milkcow Blues Boogie / You're A Heartbreaker  album cover Elvis Presley, Scotty* And Bill* Elvis Presley, Scotty* And Bill* - Milkcow Blues Boogie / You're A Heartbreaker (Single) 215 US 1955 Sell This Version
216 Don't Believe  album cover Slim Rhodes Don't Believe(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 216 US 1955 Sell This Version
217 Baby Let's Play House  album cover Elvis Presley Baby Let's Play House 217 US 1955 Sell This Version
221 Hey, Porter! / Cry! Cry! Cry!  album cover Johnny Cash And Tennessee Two* Hey, Porter! / Cry! Cry! Cry! 221 US 1955 Sell This Version
222 Sitting By My Window / Don't Do That !  album cover The Five Tinos* Sitting By My Window / Don't Do That !(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 222 US 1955 Sell This Version
223 Mystery Train / I Forgot To Remember To Forget  album cover Elvis Presley Mystery Train / I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Single) 223 US 1955 Sell This Version
224 Let The Juke Box Keep On Playing / Gone, Gone, Gone  album cover Carl Perkins Let The Juke Box Keep On Playing / Gone, Gone, Gone(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 224 US 1955 Sell This Version
229 How Long  album cover Maggie Sue Wimberly How Long(10", Single, Mono) Sun (9) 229 Central America Unknown Sell This Version
230 There's No Right Way To Do Me Wrong / You Can Tell Me  album cover The Miller Sisters* There's No Right Way To Do Me Wrong / You Can Tell Me(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 230 US 1955 Sell This Version
234 Blue Suede Shoes / Honey, Don't!  album cover Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes / Honey, Don't! (Single) 234 US 1956 Sell This Version
240 Slow Down / A Fool For Lovin' You  album cover Jack Earls And The Jimbos Slow Down / A Fool For Lovin' You(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 240 US 1956 Sell This Version
241 Get Rhythm / I Walk The Line  album cover Johnny Cash And Tennessee Two* Get Rhythm / I Walk The Line 241 US 1956 Sell This Version
242 Ooby Dooby / Go! Go! Go!  album cover Roy Orbison And Teen Kings* Roy Orbison And Teen Kings* - Ooby Dooby / Go! Go! Go!(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 242 US 1956 Sell This Version
243 Boppin' The Blues / All Mama's Children  album cover Carl Perkins Boppin' The Blues / All Mama's Children(10") Sun (9) 243 US 1956 Sell This Version
245 Rock With Me Baby  album cover Billy Lee Riley Rock With Me Baby(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 245 US 1956 Sell This Version
248 Juke box, Help Me Find My Baby  album cover Rhythm Rockers (2) Juke box, Help Me Find My Baby(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 248 US 1956 Sell This Version
251 You're My Baby / Rockhouse  album cover Roy Orbison And Teen Kings* Roy Orbison And Teen Kings* - You're My Baby / Rockhouse(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 251 US 1956 Sell This Version
255 Ten Cats Down / Finders Keepers  album cover Miller Sisters Ten Cats Down / Finders Keepers(7") Sun (9) 255 US 1956 Sell This Version
256 Take And Give / Do What I Do  album cover Slim Rhodes Take And Give / Do What I Do(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 256 US Unknown Sell This Version
259 Crazy Arms  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano* Crazy Arms(Shellac, 10", Single) Sun (9) 259 US 1956 Sell This Version
260 Flyin' Saucers Rock 'n' Roll  album cover Billy Lee Riley And The Little Green Men Flyin' Saucers Rock 'n' Roll(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 260 US 1957 Sell This Version
261 Matchbox / Your True Love  album cover Carl Perkins Matchbox / Your True Love(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 261 US 1957 Sell This Version
262 Feelin' Low   album cover Ernie Chaffin Feelin' Low (Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 262 US 1957 Sell This Version
263 Ain't Got A Thing / Restless  album cover Sonny Burgess Ain't Got A Thing / Restless(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 263 US 1957 Sell This Version
264 I'll Be Around / I'll Wait Forever  album cover Glenn Honeycutt I'll Be Around / I'll Wait Forever(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 264 US 1957 Sell This Version
265 Sweet And Easy To Love / Devil Doll  album cover Roy Orbison And The Roses Roy Orbison And The Roses - Sweet And Easy To Love / Devil Doll(Shellac, 10", Mono) Sun (9) 265 US 1957 Sell This Version
266 Next In Line / Don't Make Me Go  album cover Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two* Next In Line / Don't Make Me Go(Shellac, 10", Single) Sun (9) 266 US 1957 Sell This Version
267 Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On / It'll Be Me  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On / It'll Be Me 267 US 1957 Sell This Version
268 Miss Froggie / So Long I´m Gone  album cover Warren Smith (3) Miss Froggie / So Long I´m Gone(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 268 US 1957 Sell This Version
273 Easy To Love / Everyday  album cover Mack Self Easy To Love / Everyday(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 273 US 1957 Sell This Version
275 Laughin' And Jokin' / I'm Lonesome  album cover Ernie Chaffin Laughin' And Jokin' / I'm Lonesome(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 275 US 1957 Sell This Version
276 More Than Yesterday / Rock Boppin' Baby  album cover Edwin Bruce* More Than Yesterday / Rock Boppin' Baby(10", Single) Sun (9) 276 US 1957 Sell This Version
277 Red Hot / Pearly Lee  album cover Billy Riley The Little Green Men* Red Hot / Pearly Lee(Shellac, 10", Single) Sun (9) 277 US 1957 Sell This Version
278 Flat Foot Sam  album cover Tommy Blake Rhythm Rebels* Flat Foot Sam (Single) 278 US 1957 Sell This Version
279 Home Of The Blues / Give My Love To Rose  album cover Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two* Home Of The Blues / Give My Love To Rose (Single) 279 US 1957 Sell This Version
281 Great Balls Of Fire  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano* Great Balls Of Fire (Single) 281 US 1957 Sell This Version
283 Ballad Of A Teenage Queen / Big River  album cover Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Two* Ballad Of A Teenage Queen / Big River(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 283 US 1958 Sell This Version
286  I've Got Love If You Want It / I Feel In Love  album cover Warren Smith (3) I've Got Love If You Want It / I Feel In Love(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 286 US 1955 Sell This Version
288 Breathless / Down The Line   album cover Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano* Breathless / Down The Line (Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 288 US 1958 Sell This Version
295 Guess Things Happen That Way  album cover Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two* Guess Things Happen That Way (Single) 295 US 1958 Sell This Version
296 High School Confidential  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano* High School Confidential(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 296 US 1958 Sell This Version
302 The Ways Of A Woman In Love / You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven  album cover Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two* The Ways Of A Woman In Love / You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 302 US 1958 Sell This Version
303 Break-Up  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano* Break-Up(Shellac, 10", Single) Sun (9) 303 US 1958 Sell This Version
312 I’ll Sail My Ship Alone / It Hurt Me So  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano* I’ll Sail My Ship Alone / It Hurt Me So(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 312 US 1958 Sell This Version
317 Lovin' Up A Storm  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis Lovin' Up A Storm(Shellac) Sun (9) 317 USA & Canada 1959 Sell This Version
504 Someday You Will Pay / You Didn't Think I Would  album cover Miller Sisters Someday You Will Pay / You Didn't Think I Would(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 504 US 1955 Sell This Version
1111 Collection: The Complete Sun Recordings in 4 Volumes  album cover Johnny Cash Collection: The Complete Sun Recordings in 4 Volumes(4xCD, Comp + Box) Sun Record Company 1111 US 2003 Sell This Version
1220 With His Hot And Blue Guitar  album cover Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar (Album) 1220 US 1957 Sell This Version
5013 Rare Jerry Lee Lewis Volume 1  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis Rare Jerry Lee Lewis Volume 1(LP, Comp, RE) Brasidisc 5013 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
10014 The Original Jerry Lee Lewis  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis The Original Jerry Lee Lewis(LP, Comp, RE, Mono) Sun Record Company 10014 Portugal 1984 Sell This Version
10238 Save The Last Dance For Me  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis Save The Last Dance For Me(7", Single) Sun Record Company 10238 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
10544-2 Rock 'N' Roll Greatest  album cover Various Rock 'N' Roll Greatest(CD, Comp) A Play Collection 10544-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
19004-2 I Walk The Line - The Essential Collection  album cover Johnny Cash I Walk The Line - The Essential Collection(CD, Comp) Rhythm (10) 19004-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
27 461-3 The Legend  album cover Johnny Cash The Legend(2xLP, Comp, Club, S/Edition) Bellaphon 27 461-3 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
33492 Killer Cuts - The Sun Years  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis Killer Cuts - The Sun Years(CD, Comp) Sun (9) 33492 US 2003 Sell This Version
69.039 B What'd I Say / Don't Be Cruel  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis What'd I Say / Don't Be Cruel(7", Single) London Records 69.039 B France 1970 Sell This Version
79.635-y What'd I Say / Don't Be Cruel  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis What'd I Say / Don't Be Cruel(7", Single) London Records 79.635-y Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
9.5.159 I’ll Sail My Ship Alone  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis I’ll Sail My Ship Alone(7", Single) London Records 9.5.159 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
144.603 Don't Cry For Christmas  album cover ? (43) Don't Cry For Christmas (Single) 144.603 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
301251 Pas D'Panique (Keep Cool)  album cover Soukous Stars Pas D'Panique (Keep Cool)(CD, Album) Sun Record Company 301251 France 1996 Sell This Version
662057 The Real Rock Master Vol1  album cover Carl Perkins The Real Rock Master Vol1(CD, Comp) Sun Record Company 662057 France 1992 Sell This Version
662063 Bop! Bop!  album cover Warren Smith (3) Bop! Bop!(CD, Comp) Fnac Music, Sun Record Company 662063 France 1992 Sell This Version
77-2037 Duets  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis And Friends Duets(LP, Album) Sun (9), Charly Records 77-2037 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
841 063-4 Sleepy Labeef* Downhome Rockabilly(Cass, Album) Sun Record Company 841 063-4 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
841 564-2 Jerry Lee Lewis The Golden Cream Of The Country(CD, Album, RE) Sun Record Company 841 564-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
26 76 208 Sweet Little Sixteen  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis Sweet Little Sixteen(Box, Comp + 3xLP, Comp) Charly Records 26 76 208 France 1977 Sell This Version
6467 029 Rockin' And Free  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis Rockin' And Free(LP, Mono, W/Lbl) Sun Record Company 6467 029 UK 1974 Sell This Version
220.13.011 Johnny Cash The Rough Cut King Of Country Music(LP, Comp, RE) Sun Record Company, Bellaphon 220.13.011 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
220.13.015 Roy Orbison The Original Sound(LP, Album) Sun Record Company, Bellaphon 220.13.015 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
220.13.026 Various Sun Rockabillys Vol. 3 Rockin’ & Boppin’(CD, Comp) Sun Record Company, Bellaphon 220.13.026 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
260-13-006 Dave Dudley Nashville Rodeo Saloon(LP, Album) Sun Record Company, Bellaphon 260-13-006 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
286.13.006 Dave Dudley Portrait(CD, Comp) Sun Record Company 286.13.006 US 1991 Sell This Version
30100163 At The Rock House  album cover Roy Orbison At The Rock House(LP, Album) CFE 30100163 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
30.100185 Good Rocking Tonite  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis Good Rocking Tonite(LP, Comp, RE) CFE, Sun (9) 30.100185 Spain 1985 Sell This Version