Friday, May 19, 2023

May 19 - Flying Sauces at Studio B

Due for (re)release from the Country Music Foundation Press are two educational publications: 'Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll: The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips' by Peter Guralnick, Jay Orr, Knox Phillips and Kyle Young, and 'Historic RCA Studio B' by John Rumble, Peter Cooper, Ray Edenton, Fred Foster, Jay Orr, Dolly Parton and Bill Porter.

Publicity stated: Sam Phillips is one of the most innovative and inspiring figures in the history of American music, Sun Records founder Sam Phillips introduced the world to Johnny Cash, Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Charlie Rich, Rufus Thomas, Ike Turner and many other brilliant and original artists. 

This 64-page book complements the Country Music Hall of fame and Museum exhibition Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll: The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips, co-curated by award-winning Phillips and Elvis Presley biographer Peter Guralnick. This book contains rare photos not included in the exhibit and contributions from Guralnick and Phillips's son Knox Phillips.

The historic RCA Studio B, home of 1,000 Hits, is a landmark with a legacy built by some of the most important producers and artists in country and pop music. During a golden window, from 1957 to 1977, approximately 18,000 sessions were recorded within its walls, including more than 200 songs by Elvis Presley. The many hits spread Nashville's reputation as Music City worldwide. 

The 112-page paperback comes generously illustrated with rare photos from the museum s archives, this book traces the story of RCA Studio B from its birth through the city s striking musical evolution, to its existence today as both working studio and tourist attraction and celebrates a magical, bygone era.

Both paperbacks are published the non-profit, educational Country Music Foundation. The mission of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to educate its audiences. Functioning as a local history museum and as an international arts organization, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum serves visiting and non-visiting audiences including fans, students, scholars, and members of the music industry.

(Source: Amazon)