Thursday, May 12, 2005

Let's Bop !

Ask any human being who digs SUN Records who his favorite Sun artists are, and they'll come up with Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lewis, Charlie Rich, and a whole lot more, but they will almost always have Jack Earls on their favorite list too. That's a little strange to say the least, because the afore mentioned originators all released numerous records on the Sun label, Jack Earls only released one single orginally; "Slow Down" b/w "A Fool For Lovin' You" (SUN 240).
Of course Earls recorded a lot more at Sun in the fifties, and we have Martin Hawkins and Colin Escott to thank for their in depth research and the many fabulous books and liner notes they wrote, and record companies like Charly and Bear Family for the many better-late-than-never issues of all those magnificent sounds from the past.
(Many thanx to the blackcat)

Jack Earls - Let's Bop

Jack Earls - Slow Down


Anonymous Brent Vukmer said...

Thanks for the great music! The second track seems to have been removed, or something.

12:31 AM  
Anonymous correspondent said...

Hey, can you please repost "Slow Down"? Someone must've accidentally clicked the delete link on that one.

And thanks as always for the great tunes... I was without net access for two weeks, and I hate to think about all the great songs I missed on here.

2:06 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Sorry guys, I've tried to upload the track at least 6 times, it just won't work (it's maybe the title..slow down).
I'll try again monday, I'm off to Cannes.

8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got your back, Rev... turns out I had the cut on the Sun Records 50th Anniversary 2CD. I had to upload it twice because the first time it was immediately removed (maybe there's an automatic RIAA block on YouSendIt uploads now?). Here are the brief liner notes from that 2002 release:

Jack Earls drove a bakery truck and hung around Sun. He wrote "Slow Down" one night and previewed it for [Sam] Phillips. "Sam came out of the control room jumping up and down," said Earls. Bill Black's brother, Johnny, played bass on what became Earls' first and only Sun single. Earls hit the Hillbilly Highway to Detroit, and worked the midnight shift at Chrysler.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope everyone gets to hear Slow Down along with Let's Bop and others... JE

4:52 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Thanx a lot my friend !!!!

10:05 AM  
Blogger Brownie said...

The 'lighting rig' in the photo just slays me. *sigh* the good old raw days. Bring Back Mono.

Revd? Cannes? not the palais on the croisette? not in May?

11:48 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

no no don't worry, We've spend the whole day in an italian restaurant !

12:03 PM  

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