I don't know if Sam Phillips realized the he would be making music history back in 1952 when he started Sun Records in Nashville. Phillips loved rhythm and blues and wanted to bring it to a white audience and, in doing so, he brought out the first records of Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins. Other sun artists included Conway Twitty, Charlie Rich, Howlin' Wolf, and Little Milton.
The link takes you to The Legendary Sun Records Story, a compilation of sixty great tunes with that essential Sun Records touch.
Let's start rockin':