Third Man Records is at it again. It seems like they have no shortage of ideas, which is always great news for us!
TMR will be releasing a series of three 7″ reissues from the famous Tennessee record label, Sun Records.
In 1952 a record label started in a bustling Tennessee town. They were fond of acoustic tile, storefronts, the color yellow, the owner producing recording sessions and music that generally moved people. Their output couldn’t be pigeonholed to any one genre. They released everything….country, rock and roll, gospel, bluegrass, rockabilly, blues. If there’s an American musical form that came to fruition in the early 20th century, bet your bottom dollar that some outstanding examples of it were recorded and released by SUN RECORDS.
The first three releases will highlight three notable and diverse artists from the Sun Records catalog: Rufus Thomas, The Prisonaires, and Johnny Cash. This will be an ongoing partnership between TMR Records and Sun Records, so keep your eyes out for future releases. Don’t worry though, we’ll have you covered at THE LP.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a TMR release if it didn’t include some special, limited, colorful records right? TMR will be pressing 150 copies of each of the three singles on black and yellow SUN RAY vinyl. 100 of these will go on sale thru their Rolling Record Store and the other 50 will be randomly inserted into mail orders of the standard editions. You can purchase it now here.
Let us know if you’re one of the lucky few who snag a SUN RAY vinyl. We’d really like for you to send us pictures so we can share with the world!