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
178 Joe Hill Louis We All Gotta' Go Sometime / She May Be Yours(10", Single) Sun (9) 178 US Unknown Sell This Version
179 Willie Nix Seems Like A Million Years / Baker Shop Boogie(10", Single) Sun (9) 179 US 1953 Sell This Version
180 Jimmy & Walter Easy / Before Long (10", Single) Sun (9) 180 US 1953 Sell This Version
181 Rufus "Hound Dog" Thomas, Jr.* Bear Cat / Walking In The Rain(Shellac, 10", Single) Sun (9) 181 US 1953 Sell This Version
182 Dusty Brooks & His Tones Heaven Or Fire / Tears And Wine (Shellac) Sun (9) 182 US 1953 Sell This Version
185 Jimmy DeBerry Take A Little Chance / Time Has Made A Change(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 185 US 1953 Sell This Version
186 Prisonaires* Baby Please / Just Walkin' In The Rain (Single) 186 US 1953 Sell This Version
187 Little Junior's Blue Flames Feelin' Good / Fussin And Fightin Blues(Shellac, 10", Single) Sun (9) 187 US 1953 Sell This Version
188 Rufus Thomas, Jr.* Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle) / Save That Money(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 188 US 1953 Sell This Version
189 The Prisonaires Softly And Tenderly / My God Is Real(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 189 US 1953 Sell This Version
192 Little Junior's Blue Flames Mystery Train / Love My Baby(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 192 US 1953 Sell This Version
193 Doctor Ross Come Back Baby / Chicago Breakdown(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 193 US 1953 Sell This Version
199 James Cotton Straighten Up Baby / My Baby(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 199 US 1954 Sell This Version
200 Little Milton If You Love Me / Alone And Blue(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 200 US Unknown Sell This Version
201 Hardrock Gunter Gonna Dance All Night / Fallen Angel(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 201 US 1954 Sell This Version
202 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 Billy (The Kid) Emerson* The Woodchuck / I'm Not Going Home(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 203 US 1954 Sell This Version
204 Raymond Hill The Snuggle / Bourbon Street Jump(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 204 US 1954 Sell This Version
206 James Cotton Cotton Crop Blues / Hold Me In Your Arms(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 206 US 1954 Sell This Version
209 Elvis Presley That's All Right / Blue Moon Of Kentucky(7", Single, RE, Red) Sun (9) 209 US 2001 Sell This Version
210 Elvis Presley I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine / Good Rockin' Tonight (Single) 210 US 1955 Sell This Version
211 Malcolm Yelvington And Star Rhythm Boys Drinkin' Wine Spodee-O-Dee / Just Rolling Along(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 211 US 1954 Sell This Version
213 The Jones Brothers (3) Look To Jesus / Every Night(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 213 US 1955 Sell This Version
214 Billy (The Kid) Emerson* Move Baby Move / When It Rains It Pours(Shellac, 10", Single) Sun (9) 214 US 1955 Sell This Version
215 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 Slim Rhodes Don't Believe(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 216 US 1955 Sell This Version
217 Elvis Presley Baby Let's Play House 217 US 1955 Sell This Version
221 Johnny Cash And Tennessee Two* Hey, Porter! / Cry! Cry! Cry!(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 221 US 1955 Sell This Version
222 Five Tinos Sitting By My Window / Don't Do That !(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 222 US 1955 Sell This Version
223 Elvis Presley Mystery Train / I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Single) 223 US 1955 Sell This Version
224 Carl Perkins Let The Juke Box Keep On Playing / Gone, Gone, Gone(10", Single) Sun (9) 224 US 1955 Sell This Version
230 The Miller Sisters* There's No Right Way To Do Me Wrong / You Can Tell Me(Shellac, 10", Single) Sun (9) 230 US 1955 Sell This Version
234 Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes / Honey, Don't! (Single) 234 US 1956 Sell This Version
240 Jack Earls And The Jimbos Slow Down / A Fool For Lovin' You(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 240 US 1956 Sell This Version
241 Johnny Cash And Tennessee Two* Get Rhythm / I Walk The Line 241 US 1956 Sell This Version
242 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 Carl Perkins Boppin' The Blues / All Mama's Children(10") Sun (9) 243 US 1956 Sell This Version
245 Billy Lee Riley Rock With Me Baby(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 245 US 1956 Sell This Version
248 Rhythm Rockers (2) Juke box, Help Me Find My Baby(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 248 US 1956 Sell This Version
251 Roy Orbison And Teen Kings* Roy Orbison And Teen Kings* - You're My Baby / Rockhouse(Shellac, 10", Single) Sun (9) 251 US 1956 Sell This Version
255 Miller Sisters Ten Cats Down / Finders Keepers(7") Sun (9) 255 US 1956 Sell This Version
256 Slim Rhodes Take And Give / Do What I Do(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 256 Unknown Sell This Version
259 Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano* Crazy Arms(10", Single) Sun (9) 259 US 1956 Sell This Version
260 Billy Lee Riley And The Little Green Men Flyin' Saucers Rock 'n' Roll(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 260 US 1957 Sell This Version
261 Carl Perkins Matchbox / Your True Love(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 261 US 1957 Sell This Version
262 Ernie Chaffin Feelin' Low (Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 262 US 1957 Sell This Version
263 Sonny Burgess Ain't Got A Thing / Restless(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 263 US 1957 Sell This Version
264 Glenn Honeycutt I'll Be Around / I'll Wait Forever(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 264 US 1957 Sell This Version
265 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 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 Jerry Lee Lewis Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On (Single) 267 US 1957 Sell This Version
268 Warren Smith (3) Miss Froggie / So Long I´m Gone(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 268 US 1957 Sell This Version
273 Mack Self Easy To Love / Everyday(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 273 US 1957 Sell This Version
275 Ernie Chaffin Laughin' And Jokin' / I'm Lonesome(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 275 US 1957 Sell This Version
276 Edwin Bruce* More Than Yesterday / Rock Boppin' Baby(10", Single) Sun (9) 276 US 1957 Sell This Version
277 Billy Riley The Little Green Men* Red Hot / Pearly Lee(Shellac, 10", Single) Sun (9) 277 US 1957 Sell This Version
278 Tommy Blake Lordy Hoody / Flat Foot Sam(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 278 US 1957 Sell This Version
278 Tommy Blake Rhythm Rebels* Lordy Hoody / Flat Foot Sam(7") Sun (9) 278 US 1957 Sell This Version
279 Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two* Home Of The Blues / Give My Love To Rose(Shellac, 10", Single) Sun (9) 279 US 1957 Sell This Version
281 Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano* Great Balls Of Fire (Single) 281 US 1957 Sell This Version
283 Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Two* Ballad Of A Teenage Queen / Big River(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 283 US 1958 Sell This Version
286 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 Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano* Breathless(Shellac, 10", Single) Sun (9) 288 US 1958 Sell This Version
295 Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two* Guess Things Happen That Way (Single) 295 US 1958 Sell This Version
296 Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano* High School Confidential(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 296 US 1958 Sell This Version
302 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 Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano* Break-Up(Shellac, 10", Single) Sun (9) 303 US 1958 Sell This Version
312 Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano* I’ll Sail My Ship Alone(Shellac, 10", Single) Sun (9) 312 US 1958 Sell This Version
317 Jerry Lee Lewis Lovin' Up A Storm(Shellac) Sun (9) 317 USA & Canada 1959 Sell This Version
397 Gorgeous Bill Yates Too Late to Right My Wrong /Carleen(7", Single) Sun Record Company 397 USA & Canada 1965 Sell This Version
504 Miller Sisters Someday You Will Pay / You Didn't Think I Would(Shellac, 10") Sun (9) 504 US 1955 Sell This Version
1111 Johnny Cash Collection: The Complete Sun Recordings in 4 Volumes(4xCD, Comp + Box) Sun Record Company 1111 US 2003 Sell This Version
1220 Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar (Album) 1220 US 1957 Sell This Version
5013 Jerry Lee Lewis Rare Jerry Lee Lewis Volume 1(LP, Comp, RE) Brasidisc 5013 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
10014 Jerry Lee Lewis The Original Jerry Lee Lewis(LP, Comp, RE, Mono) Sun Record Company 10014 Portugal 1984 Sell This Version
10238 Jerry Lee Lewis Save The Last Dance For Me(7", Single) Sun Record Company 10238 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
10544-2 Various Rock 'N' Roll Greatest(CD, Comp) A Play Collection 10544-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
19004-2 Johnny Cash I Walk The Line - The Essential Collection(CD, Comp) Rhythm (10) 19004-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
27 461-3 Johnny Cash The Legend(2xLP, Comp, Club, S/Edition) Bellaphon 27 461-3 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
33492 Jerry Lee Lewis Killer Cuts - The Sun Years(CD, Comp) Sun (9) 33492 US 2003 Sell This Version
69.039 B Jerry Lee Lewis What'd I Say / Don't Be Cruel(7", Single) London Records 69.039 B France Unknown Sell This Version
79.635-y Jerry Lee Lewis What'd I Say / Don't Be Cruel(7", Single) London Records 79.635-y Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
662057 Carl Perkins The Real Rock Master Vol1(CD, Comp) Sun Record Company 662057 France 1992 Sell This Version
77-2037 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 Jerry Lee Lewis Sweet Little Sixteen(Box, Comp + 3xLP, Comp) Charly Records 26 76 208 France 1977 Sell This Version
6467 029 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 Roy Orbison At The Rock House(LP, Album) CFE 30100163 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
30.100185 Jerry Lee Lewis Good Rocking Tonite(LP, Comp, RE) CFE, Sun (9) 30.100185 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
30100186 The Million Dollar Quartet The Million Dollar Quartet(LP, RE) CFE 30100186 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
30101156 Jerry Lee Lewis Rare Jerry Lee Lewis Volume 1(LP, Comp, RE) Zafiro 30101156 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
30112203 Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis(LP, Album, Mono) Zafiro 30112203 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
30112316 Various Rockin' Rollin' Country Style(LP, Comp) Zafiro 30112316 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
30112379 Malcolm Yelvington Gonna Have Myself A Ball(LP, Comp) Zafiro 30112379 Spain 1988 Sell This Version