The House that Sam Built by Terence Russell


Small (23.2" x 15.5")

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Sun Records, Memphis, Tennessee, where Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis got their starts.

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Founded by Sam Phillips, Sun Records was known for giving notable musicians such as Elvis Presley (whose recording contract was sold to RCA Victor Records for $35,000 in 1955 to relieve financial difficulties they were going through), Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Buddy McNeil, and Johnny Cash their first recording contracts and helping to launch their careers. Before those days Sun Records had mainly been noted for recording African-American artists, as Phillips loved Rhythm and Blues and wanted to get black music recorded for a white audience. It was Sun record producer and engineer, Jack Clement, who discovered and recorded Jerry Lee Lewis, while owner Sam Phillips was away on a trip to Florida. The original Sun Records logo was designed by John Gale Parker, Jr., a resident of Memphis and high school classmate of Phillips

Son of an avid reader of paperbacks and a manager of a photofinishing plant in Abilene, Texas.

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  • BCImages
    BCImagesabout 5 years ago

    gee thats small great work

  • Thanks, Steve. I liked the way the neon reflected in the wet street!

    – Terence Russell

  • jules572
    jules572about 5 years ago

    What a blast from the past, LOVE it. Have never grown tired of the sounds that came from these walls,could list to the music all day…Jules

  • They were a magnificent bunch of talented people! Thanks, Julie.

    – Terence Russell

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerabout 5 years ago


  • Thank you, Tara!

    – Terence Russell

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture !! Looks stunning how you presented this !! Just have to love the oldies like Johny !!

  • Thanks, Sean. Strange to think the only one of the foursome left is Jerry Lee Lewis.

    – Terence Russell

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • doubleheader
    doubleheaderabout 5 years ago

    Nice job Terence.. Like the HDR job here…Bill

  • Thank you, Bill, my friend!

    – Terence Russell

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