We’re thrilled to announce another exciting collaboration with our friends at Sun Record Company and Record Store Day. This three inch record series for the RSD3 mini-turntable showcases four of the most iconic names in the Sun Records catalog, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Roy Orbison.
In 1952, Sam Phillips founded the legendary Sun Record Company and throughout the ’50s changed the course of music with artists like Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. In 1969, Shelby Singleton, a music executive who ran, with his brother John, a stable of labels in Nashville, took ownership of Sun and the Singleton family continues to guide the legacy of Sun Record Company to this day. To mark the golden anniversary of Sun Record Company’s move to Nashville with the Singletons, we’re happy to present this RSD3 special collection of iconic tracks from the Sun vault, sized just right for a hit of rock ‘n’ roll!
ORG Music collaborated with Sun Record Company to remaster the original audio for this unique three inch vinyl format, with the help of Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering. We enlisted visual artist Jonathon Kimbrell to design the packaging, which includes a unique fold-out poster for each single, in the iconic Sun Records style.
Alongside the 3” series, in celebration of the Singletons’ 50th anniversary, Sun Record Company has recently made all of their original singles available at digital music outlets. A new Spotify playlist includes each single in chronological order.
Find the Sun Record Company RSD3 Series in independent record stores beginning October 18:
Johnny Cash “Cry! Cry! Cry!”
Johnny Cash, born J. R. Cash, (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was a Grammy Award-winning American country singer-songwriter. Cash is widely considered to be one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century. Cry! Cry! Cry! was originally released in 1955 as the b-side to Hey, Porter.
Jerry Lee Lewis “Great Balls of Fire”
Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935), also known by the nickname The Killer, is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. An early pioneer of rock and roll music, Lewis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Great Balls of Fire was originally released in 1957.
Carl Perkins “Honey, Don’t!”
One of the architects of rock & roll, Carl Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) is best known as the writer and original singer of rockabilly anthem Blue Suede Shoes. Perkins was one of the seminal rockabilly artists on Sun Record Company, creating a body of work that has been both critically acclaimed and extremely influential. Honey, Don’t! was originally released in 1956 as the b-side to Blue Suede Shoes.
Roy Orbison “Devil Doll”
Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, known for his emotive singing style, earning him nicknames like “the Caruso of Rock” and “the Big O”. Orbison was signed to Sun Record Company in 1956 by Sam Phillips. Devil Doll was originally released in 1957 as the b-side to Sweet And Easy To Love.