- BEAR FAMILY SUN RECORDS TRAILER -
Sun Records didn't
even begin as Sun Records. It was January 1950 when Sam Phillips opened the Memphis Recording Service. Local blues singers like B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Ike Turner, and Rufus Thomas
soon heard about Phillips' studio. He leased their records to other companies, and told everyone that starting his own
label was the last thing on his mind. But he scored some big hits for those other labels and felt like he wasn't getting a fair shake, so, in 1952, he started Sun Records.
Original Sun Recordings licensed from Sun Entertainment, Inc.