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Sun 267

Posted in Records with tags , , , , , , on February 26, 2010 by incunable

Jerry Lee Lewis recorded the single Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee on May 27th, 1957.  The song reached number one on the R&B and country charts, and number three on the Billboard pop charts, and skyrocketed Jerry Lee to stardom.  Later that same year, Lewis recorded his second hit, Great Balls of Fire, which increased his fame and notoriety as a Rock n’ Roll icon.  Pictured above is an original 45 rpm recording of this important milestone in music history.  For an unbridled display of Jerry Lee in action check out the following clip in which he performs live on a televised UK broadcast from 1964, then hear more about how it all began on NPR’s All Things Considered.

CLICK HERE…NPR- All Things Considered

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Odetta

Posted in Records with tags , , , , , , , on January 31, 2010 by incunable

Odetta played a key role in resurrecting the history and vitality of folk music during the 1950s and 60s. Described as the queen of American folk music by Martin Luther King, jr., her career highlights include performances at the Newport Folk Festival, and the civil rights March on Washington. This LP, released by RCA Victor in 1963, was one of the year’s best selling folk albums. To get a taste of Odetta in action, check out the following clips.