Charlie Rich
''MIDNITE BLUES'' - B.M.I. - 2:50
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - P 417
Recorded: - January 17, 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - April 1962
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3576-A mono
MIDNITE BLUES / EASY MONEY
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-5 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Charlie Rich - Vocal & Piano
Scotty Moore - Guitar
Brad Suggs - Guitar
Robert McGhee - Bass
Al Jackson - Drums
Floyd Newman - Tenor Saxophone

''Midnite Blues'' rivals the best of Charlie Rich's work at Sun. Driven by Al Jackson's crisply recorded drum track and a gospelly female chorus, this track cooks from its percussive opening to those delicious single stroke drum rolls of the fade. With the exception on the instrumental ''Red Man'', this is the only track issued by Charlie Rich in a minor key. Rich's vocal sounds almost overcome by emotions – his reading of the line ''Every time....'' has tremendous emotional power, as does the changeover to a major chord in the release. It is hard to describe any of Rich's Sun records as overlooked, but this one may quality for under appreciated. (HD)
 

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Charlie Rich
''EASY MONEY'' - B.M.I. - 2:34
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - P 416
Recorded: - March 20, 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - April 1962
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3576-B mono
EASY MONEY / MISNITE BLUES
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-6 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Charlie Rich - Vocal & Piano
Eddie Bush - Guitar
R.W. ''T-Willie'' Stevenson - Bass
Al Jackson - Drums
Martin Willis - Tenor Saxophone

''Easy Money'' features a surprisingly hoarse sounding vocal which, if anything, takes Rich further into the realm of black music. The chord changes here are hardly newsworthy – Ray Charles and others were busy taking them to the bank during this period. Unfortunately, the lyric describes the fickleness of financial gain – a sentiment that must have seemed autobiographical to Rich, as he watched his booking fees slip lower as each release following ''Lonely Weekend'' took him further from the top of the charts. (HD)
 

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Thomas Wayne
''I'VE GOT IT MADE'' - B.M.I. - 2:35
Composer: - Bill Rich
Publisher: - Sandra Pure Gold - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - P 418
Recorded: - February 15, 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - April 1962
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3577-A mono
I'VE GOT IT MADE / THE QUIET LOOK
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-7 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Thomas Wayne – Vocal
Scotty Moore – Guitar
Brad Suggs – Guitar
Al Jackson – Drums
Robert McGhee – Bass
Larry Muhoberac – Piano
Unknown – Vocal Chorus

 The flipside, ''I've Got It Made'', is just plain silly. About the only notable thing here is that Wayne, who wrote Elvis's ''The Girl Next Door'' (the one who went walking and came home layyade every night) seem obsessed with the folks next door. On this tune, his opening line is ''The boy next door''. This guy isn't so lucky as the famous girl. He only owns a department store, which may be one of the most bizarre lines in the annals of pop music.

Scotty continued to help Wayne, hiring him at his Music City Recorders in Nashville, but Wayne was in a tailspin, finding it hard to come to terms with being famous not-so-long ago. In August 1971, he gunned his car across four lanes of traffic on 1-240 in Memphis and killed himself. ''Tragedy'' indeed, not least for the driver of the car he kit. (HD)
 

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Thomas Wayne
''THE QUIET LOOK'' - B.M.I. - 2:11
Composer: - Gerald Nelson-Fred Burch
Publisher: - Champion Music
Matrix number: - P 419
Recorded: - February 15, 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - April 1962
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3577-B mono
THE QUIET LOOK / I'VE GOT IT MADE
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-8 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Thomas Wayne – Vocal
Scotty Moore – Guitar
Brad Suggs – Guitar
Al Jackson – Drums
Robert McGhee – Bass
Larry Muhoberac – Piano
Unknown – Vocal Chorus

Scotty Moore recorded these sides with his former paperboy, Thomas Wayne Perkins, (brother of Luther). The object was to recapture the magic they'd found together when Wayne recorded the smash hit ''Tragedy'' for Scotty's Fernwood label back in 1959. Phillips also had good reason for wanting lightning to strike twice; he had foolishly passed on ''Tragedy''.

''The Quiet Look'' was the obvious plug side here as all assembled did everything they could to remind listeners and buyers about Wayne's earlier hit. From the ''wo-wo's'' to the 4-minor chords and the major seventh, it's all here. All except to a good song. With not a trace of originality going for it, this record – about a girl who sends too many non-verbal messages – sank without a trace. (HD)
 

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Frank Frost
''JELLY ROLL KING'' - B.M.I. - 2:27
Composer: - Frank Frost
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - P 422
Recorded: - April 10, 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - June 1962
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3578-A mono
JELLY ROLL KING / CRAWLBACK
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-9 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Frank Frost - Vocal, Guitar & Harmonica
Jack Johnson - Guitar
Sam Carr - Drums

There are tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of blues records out there featuring songs by men like Frank Frost, hailing from tiny town up and down the Delta and urban jungles in the frozen north. Most of those records, whether by famous or unknown blues men, are nowhere near as good as this ''Jelly Roll King'' is certainly one of the best singles ever released under the Phillips International banner, but more than that it ranks among the best blues records issued in Sun's history; it's right up there with classics like ''Cotton Crop Blues'' and ''I Feel So Worried''. Arguably, this belongs among the best blues records issued in the past 40 years.

How did it happen? There are moments of near transcendent brilliance on this record and the truth is most of them are probably accidental. Frost had an entire LPs worth of material issued on Phillips International in 1962 (Frank Frost with The Night Hawks – ''Hey Boss Man!'', PILP 1975), and another on the Jewell label. They both have their moments, but nothing is in this class. ''Jelly Roll King'' is simply a near perfect record. The recorded sound is impeccable. The instruments, all four of them (including Frost's harp) are right on target. Sam Carr's drumming with its little kicking counter rhythms couldn't be more effective. Jack Johnson plays the minimalist but effective guitar.
 

The song itself – a rather loving tribute to a dear departed friend – isn't particularly distinguished. There's really no punch line here ''The guy was a prince. I miss him and his girlfriend Sue misses him too. I wish I could see him again''. What takes this beyond the ordinary are two important things. First, the verse start in the 4-chord instead of the conventional 1-chord, adding some tension and melodic potential; second, Frank Frost's beautiful, breaking voice takes this record into another realm. It is just superb. Make no mistake about it, this is a country performance. To be sure, Frost was and is a bluesman. Just a glance at the other titles he recorded for Phillips makes it clear that he listened to his share of Jimmy Reed and Little Walter records, but somewhere along the line he also learned to express emotion in his voice like a country singer. He is eons closer to Hank Williams than to Howlin' Wolf. Once again, Sun and Sam have presented us with a devastating hybrid record. (HD)
 

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Frank Frost
''CRAWLBACK'' - B.M.I. - 1:56
Composer: - Frank Frost
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - P 421
Recorded: - April 10, 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - June 1962
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3578-B mono
CRAWLBACK / JELLY ROLL KING
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-10 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Frank Frost - Vocal, Guitar & Harmonica
Jack Johnson - Guitar
Sam Carr - Drums

If you want to see how ordinary Frost could be under lesser circumstances listen to the instrumental flipside ''Crawlback''. And hen listen to ''Jelly Roll King'' again. Savor the moment, because you won't find a better one in the entire Phillips International catalog.

Sam Phillips himself enthused over Frank Frost. Talking to Martin Hawkins in 1987, he said, ''I saw a place in the market for Frank Frost, even though it was the most bluesy thing I had recorded in years. By the 1960s, there were more radio station that could expose the blues to a white audience than there had been earlier, and although rock music had gone in other directions I felt there was a chance of going against the odds and producing some solid blues that would get played and bought. Fran Frost could have been a very big artist. My longtime friend from Nashville, John R. - the disc jockey, rang me and told me that the LP on Frank Frost was the best record he had ever heard''. (HD)
 

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Carl Mann
"MOUNTAUN DEW" - B.M.I. - 2:29
Composer: - Bascar L. Lunsford-Scott Weisman-Grand Pa Jones
Publisher: - Tanner Music
Matrix number: - P 426
Recorded: - March 20, 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - June 1962
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3579-A mono
MOUNTAIN DEW / WHEN I GROW TOO OLD DREAM
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-11 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Carl Mann - Vocal, Piano
Eddie Bush - Guitar
R.W. ''T-Willie'' Stevenson - Bass
Al Jackson - Drums

A milestone of sorts – Carl Mann's last record for Phillips International. The release sold worse than any of his preceding records and sealed Mann's fate with the label. There is a very loose, almost spontaneous feel to the both sides of this record. ''Mountain Dew'' was all autobiographical by this point in Mann's young life  and it sounds as if a bit of the title substance was flowing during the session. Mann takes considerable liberties with the lyrics, stumbling over the mug/jug lines and altogether messing up one of the song's clever rhymes. The birds in the sky get so high they can't fly. That way you get a three word rhyme out of it. In Car's version, the birds are sick – a possible case of art imitating life. Interestingly, there is a much hotter version of this track available as an alternate take. Why it was passed over in favor of this more subdued reading is anyone's guess. (HD)
 

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Carl Mann
"WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM''- A.S.C.A.P. - 2:21
Composer: - Oscar Hammerstein II-Sigmund Romberg
Publisher: - Robbins Music
Matrix number: - P 424
Recorded: - March 20, 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - June 1962
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3579-B mono
WHEN I GROW TOO OLD DREAM / MOUNTAIN DEW
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-12 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Carl Mann - Vocal, Piano
Eddie Bush - Guitar
R.W. ''T-Willie'' Stevenson - Bass
Al Jackson - Drums

The flipside ''When I Grow Too Old To Dream'' has a loses feel. Technically speaking, this too is another old song that Mann is rocking up, but the approach is much different here from ''Mona Lisa''. In fact, the kindest thing one can say about Mann's last Phillips International single is that it is every bit as spare and underproduced as his first. He managed to exit without string and vocal excesses trailing behind him. (HD)
 

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Jeb Stuart & The Chippers
''I AIN'T NEVER" - B.M.I. - 2:00
Composer: - Tillis-Webb Pierce
Publisher: - Cedar Music
Matrix number: - P 427
Recorded: - Unknown Date 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - June 1962
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3580-A mono
I AIN'T NEVER / IN LOVE AGAIN
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-13 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Jeb Stuart – Vocal
Steve Cropper – Guitar
Booker T – Organ
Lewie Steinberg - Bass
Al Jackson - Drums
Vinnie Trauth – Tenor Saxophone

Webb and Jeb: together again. Or, actually, together for the first time. Jeb takes on Webb Pierce's massive hit from 1959, a song that has been recorded by everyone from The Four Preps to Isaac Hayes. There's nothing wrongs with Jeb's approach which, truth to tell, is pretty close to how Webb read it the first time around. If anything, Jeb adds some melisma to some of those vocal lines and it turns out they simply don't need it. This is one song that benefits not one iota from going to church. It's just a good, solid, catchy tune, whether Webb is reading it straight or John Fogerty is doing his one-man band version in 1973. For all intents and purposes, this is Jeb singing with Booker T. and the MGs.   The session personnel includes Booker T. himself on organ, Steve Cropper on guitar, and Al Jackson on drums. Perhaps the most unusual thing about this record is the opening. Listen closely to it. Sound familiar? Why, that's nobody but the ''Signifying Monkey'', himself, jumping right out of his coconut tree on Sun 228. Was this coincidence or do you think they knew what they were borrowing? Jeb insisted that Webb Pierce thought enough of Jeb's record to invite him to pose alongside the famous silver dollar-encrusted Pontiac, but Sun sent Jerry Lee Lewis for the photo op instead. (HD)(CE)
 

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Jeb Stuart & The Chippers
"IN LOVE AGAIN''- B.M.I. - 2:37
Composer: - Vinnie Trauth
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - P 428
Recorded: - Unknown Date 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - June 1962
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3580-B mono
IN LOVE AGAIN / I AIN'T NEVER
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-14 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Jeb Stuart – Vocal
Steve Cropper – Guitar
Booker T – Organ
Lewie Steinberg - Bass
Al Jackson - Drums
Vinnie Trauth – Tenor Saxophone

''In Love Again'' pays a mighty big debt to Miz Barbara George, the barely teenage singer who scored a big 1961 New Orleans hit with ''I Know''. The similarity shows up immediately in the first two words, and reappears in the horn solo. Regardless of its source, this is a very churchy record, written by Sun's in-house arranger, Vinnie Trauth (who was fooling with a musician's wife – a liaison that would soon prompt a hurried exit from both Sun and Tennessee).

This was Jeb's last appearance on Phillips International. A few years later, in 1969, he was writing letters to Knox Phillips, trying to rekindle the flame and get the Phillips clan to produce, distribute or release his recordings again. As far as we can tell, no such arrangement ever came to pass. Stuart moved from label to ever-smaller label, turning up for brief periods on Kent, King, Great American, Pure Gold, Youngstown, Eureka, and Vlomax. He later moved to Miami, and still lives there (1998). Interviewed in 1987, he said that he was learning Yiddish to better serenade Jewish retirees. (HD)(CE)
 

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David Wilkins
''THANKS A LOT'' - B.M.I. - 2:46
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - P 479
Recorded: - Unknown Date 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - June 1962
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3581-A mono
THANKS A LOT / THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-15 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Davis Wilkins – Vocal & Piano
Ruck Shutt – Guitar
Roland Janes – Guitar or Bass
Scotty Moore - Bass
Al Jackson - Drums
Martin Willis – Tenor Saxophone

It's odd that two of the last six Phillips International singles feature ''Thanks A Lot'', a tune written by Charlie Rich for Johnny Cash in 1958. This version features a very subdued performance by Little David Wilkins on his first record. The plug side of the record, ''There's Something About You'', featured David's double-tracked harmony. Davis Wilkins, like Carl Perkins, Carl Mann, Rayburn Anthony, and Tony Austin was yet Sun artist from Jackson, Tennessee area. Born in the small town of Parsons, some 40 miles from Jackson, in 1941, David hung out with Perkins, and played around town with Carl Mann and Tony Austin. Carl's ex-drummer W.S. Holland brought him to Sun. Sam Phillips presented David with the songs he was to learn and David returned home to learn them, then came back to Memphis to record them. As best he can remember, the session musicians included his own guitarist, Tuck Shutt, Stax drummer Al Jackson, Scotty Moore playing tic-tac bass, possibly Roland Janes on bass, and possibly Martin Willis on tenor saxophone. (HD)(CE)
 

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David Wilkins
"THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU''- B.M.I. - 2:09
Composer: - Husky
Publisher: - Katrina Music
Matrix number: - P 480
Recorded: - Unknown Date 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - June 1962
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3581-B mono
THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU / THANKS A LOT
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-16 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Davis Wilkins – Vocal & Piano
Ruck Shutt – Guitar
Roland Janes – Guitar or Bass
Scotty Moore - Bass
Al Jackson - Drums
Martin Willis – Tenor Saxophone

Soon after the session, David moved to Nashville and began writing songs. His first cut was ''Give It Back To The Indians'', which appeared on Stonewall Jackson's ''Trouble And Me'' album. It was followed by Brenda Lee's ''Coming On Strong'', and then ''Put A Little Lovin' On Me'', recorded by Percy Sledge for his 5-million selling ''When A Man Loves A Woman'' album. All told, 93 artists have recorded David's songs, including Conway Twitty who scored a number 3 country hit with David's ''Georgia Keeps Pulling On My Ring''. David himself went on to record prolifically for MCA, ''Plantation, Playboy'', Epic, and other labels, notching up 18 hits. (HD)(CE)
 

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Charlie Rich
''FINALLY FOUND OUT'' – B.M.I. - 2:18
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - P 430
Recorded: - August 9, 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
319 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
Released: - October 1962
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3582-A mono
FINALLY FOUND OUT / SITTIN' AND THINKIN'
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-21 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Charlie Rich - Vocal & Piano
Kelton D. ''Kelso'' Herston - Guitar
Floyd B. Lightnin' Chance - Bass
James Wilkerson - Drums
William P. Ackerman - Organ
Homer Boots Randolph - Saxophone
Unknown - Vocal Chorus

Brenton Bolden Banks - Violin
Solie Isaac Fott -Violin
Lillian Vann Hunt - Violin
Cecil Lee Tanner - Violin

This track it's back to Ray Charles and gospel chord changes for this side. The record makes it clear that when recorded as tastefully as they were here strings and voices don't have sabotage good music. (HD)
 

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Charlie Rich
''SITTIN' AND TINKIN''' - B.M.I. - 3:00
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - P 429
Recorded: - August 9, 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
319 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
Released: - October 1962
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3582-B mono
SITTIN' AND THINKIN' / FINALLY FOUND OUT
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-18 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Charlie Rich - Vocal & Piano
Kelton D. ''Kelso'' Herston - Guitar
Floyd B. Lightnin' Chance - Bass
James Wilkerson - Drums
William P. Ackerman - Organ
Homer Boots Randolph - Saxophone
Unknown - Vocal Chorus

Brenton Bolden Banks - Violin
Solie Isaac Fott -Violin
Lillian Vann Hunt - Violin
Cecil Lee Tanner - Violin

This small masterpieces was recorded in Nashville. If nothing else, ''Sittin' And Thinkin''' was as autobiographical as Charlie Rich's music ever got. This one cut so close to the bone that Charlie's wife, Margaret Ann, had difficulty listening to it when he was still alive, much less after his death. Even the strings don't blunt the impact of this track which, more than anything else issued on Sun, suggests the strong potential Charlie had for the country music market. (HD)
 

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David Houston
''MISS BROWN'' - B.M.I. - 2:31
Composer: - Fred Carter
Publisher: - Acuff Rose Publishers
Matrix number: - P 432
Recorded: - Unknown Date Late 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
319 Sevent Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
Released: - 1963
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3583-A mono
MISS BROWN / SHERRY'S LIPS
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500//200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-19 mono
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
David Houston – Vocal
Jerry Kennedy – Guitar
Grady Martin – Guitar
Henry Strzelecki – Bass
Hargus Robbins – Piano
Buddy Harmon – Drums

Anita Kerr Singers consisting of
Anita Kerr, Dottie Dillard, Gil Writh,
and Louis Nunley- Vocal Chorus

David Houston's major claim to fame, ''Almost Persuaded'', was still four years ahead of him when Buddy Holly's ex-partner, Bob Montgomery, and session guitarist Fred Carter produced these sides at Phillips' Nashville studio. Montgomery offered the cuts to Sam Phillips, who promptly leased them. This isn't a bad record, although it's nowhere near as powerful as his memorable 1966 crossover hit ''Almost Persuaded''. Miss Brown'' is an energetic, if undistinguished shuffle blues that Houston handles competently. It was written by Fred Carter, onetime guitarist for Ronnie Hawkins and the father of current country star, Deana Carter. The other side, Montgomery's ''Sherry's Lips'', is a strong pop-country ballad with an indisputable message: ''the same lips that kiss you can tell you to go to hell''. Only the somewhat overwrought performance in the song's release weakens the impact of this track. (HD(CE)
 

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David Houston
''SHERRY'S LIPS'' - B.M.I. - 2:12
Composer: - Bob Montgomery
Publisher: - Acuff Rose Publishers
Matrix number: - P 431
Recorded: - Unknown Date Late 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
319 Sevent Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
Released: - 1963
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3583-B mono
SHERRY'S LIPS / MISS BROWN
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500//200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-20 mono
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
David Houston – Vocal
Jerry Kennedy – Guitar
Grady Martin – Guitar
Henry Strzelecki – Bass
Hargus Robbins – Piano
Buddy Harmon – Drums

Anita Kerr Singers consisting of
Anita Kerr, Dottie Dillard, Gil Writh,
and Louis Nunley- Vocal Chorus

These sides were reissued on Sun 403 in 1966 during the label's dying days in an attempt to cash in on Houston's success. Not surprisingly, they had no impact on the market owing to the large stylistic difference between these tracks and the sound of ''Almost Persuaded''. (HD(CE)
 

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Charlie Rich
''THERE'S ANOTHER PLACE I CAN'T GO'' – A.S.C.A.P. 2:36
Composer: - Tobias-Pockriss
Publisher: - Northern Music
Matrix number: - P 433
Recorded: - August 9, 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1963
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3584-A mono
THERE'S ANOTHER PLACE I CAN'T GO / I NEED YOUR LOVE
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-21 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Charlie Rich - Vocal & Piano
Kelton D. ''Kelso'' Herston - Guitar
Floyd B. Lightnin' Chance - Bass
James Wilkerson - Drums
William P. Ackerman - Organ
Homer Boots Randolph – Saxophone

Gene Lowery Singers consisting of
Edwin Bruce, Sara Bruce, Nita Smith,
Lee Holt, Vocal Harmony


''There's Another Place I Can't Go'' was Charlie Rich's only flirtation with music submitted by New York writers. Unless he was covering music by one of his heroes like Chuck Willis, Rich usually recorded his own material. Although this wasn't a weak composition by any reckoning, it didn't have 'hit record' written all  over it. It seems to fall in the cracks between teen and adult music. Certainly the lyrics were within the life experience of many young adults, although Charlie's performance takes it to another realm. The finger snapping opening suggests Charlie is closer to his ''ring-a-ding-ding'' Sinatra bag than swaggering down teen-idol lane. If anything worked against the commercial pop success of this disc, it was probably the hip/jazz/bluesy feel Charlie managed to wrestle from the material. Indeed, in the hands of most pop singers, this would have been a strictly lightweight outing. In Charlie's hand, it is considerably more, although it didn't keep those cash registers ringing. (HD)
 

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Charlie Rich
''I NEED YOUR LOVE'' - B.M.I. - 2:17
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - P 434
Recorded: - Unknown Date
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
and/or Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1963
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3584-B mono
I NEED YOUR LOVE / THERE'S ANOTHER PLACE I CAN'T GO
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-22 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Charlie Rich - Vocal & Piano
Unknown Musicians

The side below is something of a mystery. If the logs can be believed, Charlie cut ''Gentle As A Lamb'' at the same session as ''There's Another Place''. If ever a track deserved release for the pop/teen market, it was ''Gentle As a Lamb'', complete with strings and voices. Instead, that title languished in the vaults for nearly ten years before appearing during the first wave of Sun archaeology in the 1970s. Instead,, ''I Need Your Love'', a rather lackluster Rich composition and performance that had ''demo'' written all over it, appeared on the B-side. Admittedly, it focused all the action on ''Place'', but why not go with the far stronger original ''Gentle As A Lamb''? Perhaps ''Lamb'' was a viewed as too strong a contender, worth its own A-side. Maybe it was scheduled to be Rich's next single. But before that could happen, Charlie Rich had left the fold for the greener pastures at RCA, and the Phillips International label had ceased to exist. (HD)
 

PI 3584-B 45rpm



Jeanne Newman
''THANKS A LOT'' - B.M.I. - 2:31
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - P 436
Recorded: - June 5, 1963
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1963
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3585-A mono
THANKS A LOT / THE BOY I MET TODAY
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-23 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Jeanne Newman – Vocal
More Details Unknown

Another entry in the rather bizarre ''Thanks A Lot'' sweepstakes. About the only new here is that this reading is by a female vocalist, and that's of no small consequence. The line ''And for calling me those things you know I'm not'' takes on a whole new dimension when sung by a woman. Again, the Floyd Cramer-inspired piano track is prominent in the arrangement. (It is easy to underestimate just how influential Cramer's style was during the early 1960s). Newman is a groaner in the tradition perfected by Connie Francis, whose work was an obvious inspiration here. (HD)
 

PI 3585-A 45rpm



Jeanne Newman
''THE BOY I MET TODAY'' – B.M.I. - 2:35
Composer: - Jeanne Newman
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - P 435
Recorded: - June 5, 1963
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1963
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3585-B mono
THE BOY I MET TODAY / THANKS A LOT
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-24 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Jeanne Newman – Vocal
More Details Unknown

The ghost of Connie hovers over the flipside as well. Old Jeanne can whisper and groan in harmony with the best of them! This is a touching tale of teenage heartbreak, and a rather clever one at that. It's a pore pop record, with no leanings toward country music. Musicologists will notice that it contains a passing reference to Sue Thompson's hit record ''Sad Movies''. (HD)
 

PI 3585-B 45rpm



The Quintones
''TIMES SHO' GETTIN' RUFF'' - B.M.I. - 2:12
Composer: - Jimmie Otto Rogers *
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated – Stairway Music
Matrix number: - P 437
Recorded: - Unknown Date 1962
Melotone Recording Studio
Mobile, Alabama
Released: - 1963
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3586-A mono
TIMES SHO' GETTIN' RUFF / SOFTIE
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-25 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
The Quintones consisting of
Charles Broward Lewis, Bobby Claude Smith,
William Lowery, Ray Edward Thompson,
Woodrow Wilson Bryant Jr.
More Details Unknown

In truth, this is a rather sad note on which to end a record label. When you hear these sides, it's hard not to think of amateur night or the best band in your high school. The Quintones were plainly listening to the Mar-Keys' ''Last Night''. The drummer, in particular, must have had his ears glued to the radio. The boys also didn't miss the fact that it was commercial to interject some black sounding phrases into your instrumental work, and so we have the gratuitous ''Times Sho' getting' Ruff''. In much the some vein, ''Softie'' is a relatively nondescript 12 bar blues with a passing similarity to the Silhouettes' ''Get A Job''.

Note: * Names Rodgers also used; same as his cousin Jimmie Rodgers.  Jimmie Otto Rogers Note: * Names Rodgers also used; same as his cousin Jimmie Rodgers.  Jimmie Otto Rogers, born on August 17, 1928 and died on October 26, 1997 was the son of Jesse Rodgers an artist on the RCA Victor Bluebird label in the early forties, know also as "Ranger Joe" a number 1 TV show produced out of Philadelphia in the early 1950's and 1960's. Jimmie's dad Jesse was also the cousin of the Famous Blue Yodeller the late Jimmie Rodgers. 


He wrote many songs, some under the Jimmie Rogers Ainsworth alias, some in collaboration with Earl Lee (also known as Luke McDaniel), notably "Midnight Shift" (recorded by Buddy Holly), "Rock and Roll Angel" (recorded by Ray Smith on Sun) and "Foxy Dan" (Luke McDaniel).  w as the son of  Jesse Rodgers  an artist on the RCA Victor Bluebird label in the early forties, know also as "Ranger Joe" a number 1 TV show produced out of Philadelphia in the early 1950's and 1960's. Jimmie's dad Jesse was also the cousin of the Famous Blue Yodeller the late  Jimmie Rodgers. 

He wrote many songs, some under the Jimmie Rogers Ainsworth alias, some in collaboration with Earl Lee (also known as Luke McDaniel), notably "Midnight Shift" (recorded by Buddy Holly), "Rock and Roll Angel" (recorded by Ray Smith on Sun) and "Foxy Dan" (Luke McDaniel).   (HD)(CE)
 

PI 3586-A 45rpm (DJ Promotion Copy)



The Quintones
''SOFTIE'' – B.M.I. - 2:13
Composer: - Jimmie Otto Roger *
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated – Stairway Music
Matrix number: - P 438
Recorded: - Unknown Date 1962
Melotone Recording Studio
Mobile, Alabama
Released: - 1963
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3586-B mono
SOFTIE / TIMES SHO' GETTIN' RUFF
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-26 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
The Quintones consisting of
Charles Broward Lewis, Bobby Claude Smith,
William Lowery, Ray Edward Thompson,
Woodrow Wilson Bryant Jr.
More Details Unknown

The Quintones were studio musicians from Mobile, Alabama, and recorded this single for Jimmie Otto Rogers, the producer of the Teenangels and the cowriter of Buddy Holly's ''Midnight Shift''. The Quintones consisted of William Andrew Lowery, Charles Broward Lewis, Bobby Claude Smith, Ray Edward Thompson, and Woodrow Wilson Bryant, Jr.. Several other groups called the Quintones flitted in and out of circulation, but these Quintones only ever existed for one afternoon in Roger's Melotone Studio in April 1962.

Note: * Names Rodgers also used; same as his cousin Jimmie Rodgers.  Jimmie Otto Rogers, born on August 17, 1928 and died on October 26, 1997 was the son of Jesse Rodgers an artist on the RCA Victor Bluebird label in the early forties, know also as "Ranger Joe" a number 1 TV show produced out of Philadelphia in the early 1950's and 1960's. Jimmie's dad Jesse was also the cousin of the Famous Blue Yodeller the late Jimmie Rodgers. 

He wrote many songs, some under the Jimmie Rogers Ainsworth alias, some in collaboration with Earl Lee (also known as Luke McDaniel), notably "Midnight Shift" (recorded by Buddy Holly), "Rock and Roll Angel" (recorded by Ray Smith on Sun) and "Foxy Dan" (Luke McDaniel).   (HD)(CE)
 

PI 3586-B 45rpm (DJ Promotion Copy)


 
 
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