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November 9, 2019
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“Sun” Shines Down in the South

Imagine late 1954 and you are a teenager living in Marianna or West Memphis, Arkansas – then early in 1955 you are looking for something to do on a weekend in Little Rock or Forest City, Arkansas – Same for over the border in Corinth and Tupelo, Mississippi…..

If you had been carefully listening to one of the more adventurous radio stations in your home town, you probably had been picking up on something like you had never heard before – It was a song called “That’s All Right” which had inched it’s way onto the airwaves in the South after it’s very first spin – July 8th, 1954, by a young DJ out of Memphis, Dewey Phillips.

And now, a few months later, here they were – the guys behind this raw and exciting sound, Elvis Presley along with his rockabilly mates – Scotty Moore and Bill Black – And on the same bill was another rockin’ group – Carl Perkins along with his brothers Jay and Clayton and drummer W.S. “Fluke” Holland.

Then in short order the two sets of Sun Records’ rockin’ cats were joined by Johnny Cash and his Tennessee Two – Luther Perkins (not related to Carl) and Marshall Grant.

Presley’s final Sun release came in August of 1955.  He would move on to RCA Victor releasing his first single in December of 1955 – It would not chart – nor would his next his next four singles – all containing his Sun tracks.  Success would come on as an explosion in the Spring of 1956 with “Heartbreak Hotel” – topping the charts for 8 straight weeks – The flip side “I Was The One” peaked at number 19.  Jerry Lee Lewis would come to Sun in November of 1956 and would provide piano backup for Cash and Perkins (and others).

Now if this wasn’t enough – joining these hard drivin’ boppers was Warren Smith, Eddie Bond and His Stompers, and Roy Orbison and the Teen Kings!

Coming To Your Town! – 1954-1955

You would witness more rock and roll on down the road – but never again would it be like this.  It was 1954 – and you were there – witnessing the birth of rock ‘n roll!

Rockabilly – “C” Artists Selected Discography:

More than 400 Rockabillies here!

Freddie Caddell & The Twirls – Ardent – 1959

Aubrey Cagle – House of Sound – 1957

Danny Cagle & The Escort – Marlo – 1960

 

Pat Cain – Peach – 1960

Andy Caldwell – Liberty – 1958

Joe Caldwell – M.C. – 1959

Johnny Cale – Mercury – 1958

Eddie Cales – Cool – 1959

Charlie Calhoun – MGM – 1955

Mike Callahan – Protone – 1958

Bob Callaway – RCA Victor – 1959

(Spiro, California – Formerly the “HepCats”

Dudley Callicut & the “Go” Boys – DC – 1959

The Cals – Loadstone – 1963

(San Francisco, California – were “The Doug Cox Trio”)

Wayne Calvert – Country Jubilee – 1959

The Cameos with the Shipmates – Flagship – 1959

Johnny Cameron – 20th Fox – 1960

Ken Cameron – Hilltop – 1961

Cecil Campbell – MGM – 1956

(Cecil Robert Campbell – Carolina)

Dick Campbell – Camsul – 1962

JO ANN CAMPBELL – ELDORADO – 1957

(Jacksonville, Florida – Placed 4 songs on the national Hot 100 charts)

Paul Campbell – Reb-Bel – 1960

RAY CAMPI – DOMINO – 1958

(Raymond Charles Campi – New York City, NY – Fronted the Corvettes, the Rockabilly Rebels & The Snappers)

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The Candlettes – Ronda – 1961


The Brothers Candoli – Dot – 1957

(Pete and Conte Candoli)

Chase Canfil – Dart – 1959

Carl Canida & His Canadians – Creole – 1960

ACE CANNON – FERNWOOD – 1960

(John Henry Cannon Jr. – Grenada, Mississippi – Member of the Johnny Bernero Band)

Jackie Cannon – Chan – 1961

The Cannonballs – Brunswick – 1961

(Connecticut)

Joe Capp & The Starfires – Roulette – 1962

 Jerry Capehart with the Cochran Brothers – Cash – 1955

(This is with rocker Eddie Cochran)

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Lenny Capello – Ric – 1960

(Leonard Arthur Capello Jr – New Orleans, Louisiana)

Susan Capone with the Four Esquires – Pilgrim – 1956

Judy Capps – Cherry – 1959

The Capris Sisters – Jubilee – 1956

The Caravans – Tornado – 1965

(North Carolina)

BOBBY CARAWAY – CREST – 1959

(Jonesboro, Arkansas

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Jack Cardell – King – 1955

Johnny Cardell with the Three Pals – Rama – 1957


Carl & Norman – Empire – 1962

(Carl Cox  and Norman McMillan)

Joe Carl – Zynn – 1960

Steve Carl & the Jags – Meteor – 1957

Bill Carlisle – RCA Victor – 1957

(William Toliver Carlisle – Wakefield, Kentucky – brother is Cliff)

The Carlisles – Mercury – 1955

CARLO & THE CUPIDS – JUDD – 1959

(Led by Carlo Blandino)

Chick Carlton – Imperial – 1962

(Carlton Brown – Kansas City, Missouri)

Jay Carmen – Cass – 1960 

Paul Carnes – P.R.C. – 1960

Preston Carnes – Astra – 1963

The Carpenter Brothers – Kash – 1964

 

Everett Carpenter – Square Deal – 1960

Freddie Carpenter – East West – 1958

Steve Carpenter – Impex – 1968

Wynona Carr – Specialty – 1956

(Wynona Merceris Carr – Cleveland, Ohio)

Len Carrie & His Krackerjacks – Decca – 1956

Martin Carrillo & The Panics – West Coast – 1961

Billy Carroll – Fascination – 1958

(Also known as “Jimmy Carroll”)

The Carroll Brothers – Cameo – 1958

Chuck Carlton – Esta – 1956

Don Carroll – Stars Inc. – 1956

Eddie Carroll – Pure Gold – 1963

Evans Carroll & the Tempos – Bangar – 1964

Gene Carroll – Wausau – 1962

Carroll, Jimmy

JOHNNY CARROLL – DECCA – 1956

(Memphis, Tennessee)

Wayne Carroll – King – 1958

Chuck Carson – Soma – 1957

(Charles Krenz – Anoka, Minnesota)

Coleen Carson – Abbey – 1961

Don Carson & The Casuals – Bertram International – 1958

Martha Carson – RCA Victor – 1957

Nita, Rita and Ruby Carter – RCA Victor – 1956

BILL CARTER – HONEE B – 1959

(Eagletown, Arkansas)

Dean Carter – Milky Way – 1965

Fred Carter – Lode – 1958

Harold Carter – Event – 1956

 

Harry Carter – Mar-Vel – 1956

Phil Carter – Challenge – 1958

Ric Cartey & the Jiva Tones – Stars Inc – 1956

Lee Carzle with Bobby Mizzell & the Le-Bow’s – Erwin – 1957

Casanova & The Chants – Sapphire – 1959

Casanova Jr. – Port – 1958

Tony Casanova – Crest – 1958

Tommy Casasa – Valli – 1961

AL CASEY – DOT – 1956

(Alvin W. Casey – Long Beach, Calfornia – played in many bands including the Bats, the Storms and was one of Duane Eddy’s “Rebels)

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Casey, Jim

Casey, Patti
Rock Doc, ’56

Cash Brothers

BOBBY CASH – KING – 1964

(Miami, Florida)

EDDIE CASH – PEAK – 1958

(Eddie Cash shown below with Martin Wills)

BUZZ CASON – GIANT – 1962

(James E. Cason – Nashville, Tennessee – Recorded under many names – most prominent being Garry Miles “Look For a Star” and “Buzz” of Buzz and Bucky

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GLENN CASS – HAPPY TIGER – 1969

(Glenn Edward Kastner – Oconto, Wisconsin –

The Cassidy Sisters with the Titanics – Hop – 1958

Ann Castle – X-Power – 1959

Birdie Castle with the Stardusters – Port – 1958

Joey Castle – Headline -1960

Nan Castle – RCA Victor – 1957

(Nancy Louise Castleberry – Greenville, Texas)

Ric Castle – Rayna – 1962

Tommy Castle – Starday – 1956

Tony Castle – East West – 1958

Leo Castleberry – United Southern Artists – 1961

The Catalinas – Zebra – 1961

(North Carolina)

Johnny Cavalier – Hi-Class – 1959

Sam Causey & The Velvets – Deb – 1959

Marc Cavell – Wesburn – 1960

Jimmy Cavello – Valco – 1960

Mel Cavin & The Knockouts – Bertram International – 1969

Bob Center – Bobby – 1957

(Tyler, Texas)

Chaino – Tampa – 1958

(Leon Johnson – Philadelphia, Pennsyvania)

ERNIE CHAFFIN – SUN – 1957

(Water Valley, Mississippi)

Little Dick Chaffin – Hilltop – 1961

The Chamberlain Brothers – Columbia – 1958

Bill Chambers – DJ – 1962

Charles Champagne & The Champagne Brothers – Hitt – 1960

Earl Champion – Cole Morg – 1965

HOLLIS CHAMPION – STRIPE – 1964

(Decatur, Alabama – Performed as Elmer Fudpucker in a comedy vein)

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Howard Chandler – Wampus – 1958

Wayne Chance – Whirlybird – 1964

The Chanaclairs – Coleman – 1955

Bobby Chandler – Hi – 1958

Lee Chandler & The Blue Rhythms – Band Box – 1959

(Denver, Colorado – Also performed as Lee Picket and the Screamers)

Wayland Chandler – 4 Star – 1960

Johnny Champion – Natural Sound – 1968

BRUCE CHANNEL – KING – 1959

(Bruce Mcmeans – Jacksonville, Texas – in group Major Bill and His Cowboys)

The Chantones – Carlton – 1958

(Windsor, Ontario, Canada)

Gene Chapman – Westport – 1962

Wes Chapman – Glory – 1958

The Chaparrals – Roulette – 1960

Paul Chaplain & His Emeralds – Harper – 1960

Leon Chappel – Capitol – 1951

(Horace Leon Chappelear – Gladewater, Texas)

Bill Chappell – Yucca – 1963

Andy Charles & The Blues Kings – D – 1959

James Charles – Zab – 1961

King Charles & The Kounts – Crusader – 1965

Pete Charles – Buzz – 1959

Tommy Charles – Decca – 1956

Charley & Junior – MGM – 1958

The Charlie Bop Trio – Capitol – 1958

(Jimmy Kersey singing)

Kim Charney – Lagree – 1961

Al Chase & the Midniters – Jin – 1959

Eddie Chase – Viscount – 1959

Jody Chastain – Kay – 1958

The Chateaus – Epic 1956

The Chavis Brothers – Bigtop – 1959

The Chelette Sisters – NRC – 1958

Teenie Chenault – Alear – 1964

Clifton Chenier – Post – 1955

(Opelousas, Louisiana)

Cherokee Chief – Hi-Q – 1957

Carl Cherry – Tene – 1959

(Omaha, Nebraska)

Hank Chess – Tawas – 1967

Johnny Chester – Melbourne – 1963

(Australia)

Lou Chester Jr. – Young – 1960

JAY CHEVALIER – CAJUN – 1957

(Lecompte, Louisiana – with The Long Shots – The House Rockers – The Moon Men and The Features)

Chick & The Hot Rods – King – 1961

Chick, Tony

The Chieftones – Claremont – 1965

Billy Childs – Reka – 1962

The Chippendales – Andie – 1959

Chico Chism – Clif – 1957

Gaylon Christie – Fame – 1958

Charles Christy & the Crystals – HBR – 1965

Chuck & Betty – Decca – 1958

Chuck & Bill – Brunswick – 1957

Chuck & Gary – Verve – 1958

Chuck & Gene – R-Dell – 1958

The Citations – Sara – 1963

Becky Clark – JC – 1962

Casey Clark – Sage & Sound – 1956

Dorisetta Clark – Mercury – 1958

Johnny Clark – Whirlwind – 1961

Ken Clark & The Merry Mountain Boys – Starday – 1959

Leonard Clark – Klub – 1962

Ray Clark – D.W.A. – 1964

Roy Clark – Capitol – 1961

(Roy Linwood Clark – Meherrin, Virginia)

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“Denver” Bill Clarke – Process – 1962

Clarke, Jackie

Clarko

Vernon Claud – Decca – 1956

Clay, Cliff

Joe Clay – Vik – 1956

(Claiborne Joseph Cheramie – Harvey, Louisiana)

Johnny Clayton – Dixie – 1960

Eddie Clermont – D.O. – 1961

Eddie Cleary – Kawana – 1959

Mark Cleary – Trio – 1960

Jack Clement – Sun – 1958

(Jack Henderson Clement, Memphis, Tennessee)

Terry Clement and the Tune Tones – Rocko – 1961

Zeke Clements – Gold Standard – 1965

Eddie Cletro – Imperial – 1955

The Click Clacks – Algonquin – 1958

Benny Cliff – Drift – 1958

Jimmy Climer – Kris – 1962

Cecil Clines – Blue Hen – 1961

Loy Clingman – Liberty Bell – 1957

(Williams, Arizona)

Larry Clinton – Lawn – 1964

Deral Clour – Hu-Se-Co – 1956

Dave Clowney & His Band – Paris – 1958

The Coachmen – Hi Fi – 1959

Jesse Coates – Acme – 1958

Don Coats & The Crusaders – Round – 1960

Kimball Cousin – Rivermont – 1958

Jack Cochran – Sims – 1956

Wayne Cochran – Scottie – 1958

THE COCHRAN BROTHERS – EKKO – 1956

(Hank and Eddie Cochran – not brothers however)

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Skip Cody – Nabor – 1961

Jamie Coe – Addison – 1959

Don Cogan – MGM – 1958

Al Coker – Decca – 1957

(Conway, Arkansas)

Alvadean Coker – Abbott – 1954

(Bakersfield, California)

Sandy Coker – Decca – 1957

(Bakersfield, California – brother of Alvadean)

Lou Colburn & The Country Gentlemen – Mayan – 1965

Curley Coldiron & The Circle C Boys  – Sullivan – 1953

Billy C. Cole – Twin Town – 1966

Diana Cole – Strand – 1959

Don Cole – RPM – 1957

JERRY COLE – CAPITOL – 1964

(A member of the “Wrecking Crew” session musicians – Jerald Edward Kolbrak – Green Bay, Wisconsin)

Junior Cole – Jin – 1962

LEE COLE with the Beau Jesters) – MIST – 1959

Skip Cole & His Fabulous Hi-Spots – Band Box – 1964

(Denver, Colorado)

Sonny Cole – Dee Jay – 1964

Ray Coleman – Arcade – 1957

Collay & The Satellites – Sho-Biz – 1960

Jimmy Collett – Arcade – 1955

Biff Collie – Specialty – 1952

Ralph Collier – Blazon- 1961

Boots Collins – Upland – 1964

Eddie Collins – Fernwood – 1957

LARRY COLLINS – COLUMBIA – 1962

(Lawrence Albert Collins – Tahlequah, Oklahoma – teamed with brother Larry in the “Collins Kids” – wrote the song “Delta Dawn”)

LORRIE COLLINS – COLUMBIA – 1959

(Lawrencine May Collins – Tahlequah, Oklahoma – former girl friend of Ricky Nelson – teamed with brother Larry in the “Collins Kids”.)

LYLE COLLINS – NASHVILLE – 1963

Marty Collins – Renner – 1961

Tommy Collins – Capitol 1960

(Leonard Raymond Sipes – Bethany, Oklahoma)

Chuck Comer – Cotton Town Jubilee – 1963

The Commodores – Brunswick – 1959

Amos Como – Sun – 1956

Bobby Comstock – Count – 1958

(Ithaca, New York)

Tony Conn – Rollin’ Rock – 1968

Lew Conetta – Tiara – 1955

The Swingin’ Conners – Boyd – 1962

Connie & Lee – Gone – 1958

Connie & The Cytations – Town & Country – 1961

Greg Connors – Trey – 1960

Conny & The Bellhops – R – 1960

The Continental Cousins – Palette – 1961

(Argentina)

The Cook Brothers – Arcade – 1956

Jack Cook – Ramco – 1962

James Cook – Dixie – 1958

Ken Cook – Philips – 1958

Oliver Cool – Roulette – 1961

Johnny Cooper – Ermine – 1962

Marty Cooper – Crest – 1958

Shelby Cooper – Cooper – 1957

Wade Cooper – Ember – 1959

LLOYD COPAS – DOT – 1958

Jimmy Copeland – Allstar – 1962

Ken Copeland – Lin – 1957

Betty Coral – Blue Hen – 1954

Doug Corby – JC – 1961

Ed Corey – Mala – 1962

Troy Cori – Bingo – 1959

Al Corsal & The Regal-Airs – Star X – 1958

Bob Corso – Philips – 1962

The Corvets – ABC-Paramount – 1958

Cosmo & the Counts – 1962

Jack Costello – Silhouette – 1958

Ned Costner – Hamilton – 1959

Orville Couch – Starday – 1957

(Orville George Couch Jr. – Grapevine, Texas)

Jerry Coulston and the Jades with the Pacers band – Christy – 1959

FREDDY COUNTRYMAN – WESTERN – 1961

Eddie Boy Country with the Boy Eddie Show Band – Reed – 1959

Country Dudes
Country Four
Country Gentlemen

Country G-J’s
Go Girl Go, ’60

Country Lads
Salty Tears

Country Rockers
did Rock Around With Ollie Vee in 1989 (neo)

Country Tones

Countryman, Freddy

County, Jefferson “Ramblin’ Man”
Coupeland, Fred
Couplings

KEITH COURVALE – DOT – 1958

Cousin Arnold
Sweet Talking Daddy

Cousin Louie
Cousins

Couty, Nat
Won’t You Come Along With Me, ’58
Woodpecker Rock, ’58

Covelle, Buddy
Lorraine, ’59

Covington, Sonny

Cowan, Chuck

Cowboy Bobby

Cox, Billy
I Can’t Wait Till Saturday Night, ’60

Cox, Dave
Cox, Wally


Coyne, Ricky
Rollin’ Pin Mim, ’58
Short Fat Fannie, ’59

Crabb, Gene

Crabtree, Riley
She Loves Me Better, ’58

BILL “CRASH” CRADDOCK WITH THE BLUE NOTES – COLONIAL – 1957

Bobby Crawford – Razorback – 1964

Craig & the Ethics – Spyder – 1961

Ken Craig – Merced – 1960

Ken & Karol Craig – Bertram International – 1959

Jimmy Craig – Imperial – 1959

Vilas Craig – International Artists – 1960

Jimmy Craig – Imperial – 1958

Eddie Crandall – Scarlet – 1959

(Loreto Domenico Fraieli – Providence, Rhode Island)

Jimmie Crane – Merlene – 1961

Blackie Crawford – Starday – 1953

Cliff Crawford – Chic – 1957

FRED CRAWFORD – STARDAY – 1956

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Jimmy Crawford & The King Kobras – Day-Z-Bel – 1958

Sonny Crawford – Fedora – 1963

Jackie Cray – Limelight – 1958

Pee Wee Crayton – Post – 1955

(Connie Curtis Crayton – Rockdale, Texas)

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The Crazy Teens – Scott – 1959

The Creels – Judd – 1958

The Creel Sisters – Abbott – 1956

The Creepers – Rene – 1965

Bob Crewe – Spotlight – 1955

(Rodney Stanley Crewe, Jr. – Newark, New Jersey)

Gary Criss – Strand – 1961

(New Brunswick, New Jersey – later with The Glass Bottle – also with The Crystals)

Gene Criss & The Hep Cats – Rhythm – 1956

G. “DAVY” CROCKETT – CHIEF – 1958

Howard Crockett – Dot – 1958

(Howard Elton Hausey – Yellow Pine, Louisiana)

Cliff Crawford – Chic – 1957

Jerry Cronin – Flame – 1959

Tom Crook & The Rock’n Roll Four – Dixie – 1960

Harold Crosby & The Pine Top Boys – Lorida – 1959

Lindsay Crosby – RCA Victor – 1958

(Lindsay Harry Chip Crosby – Los Angeles, California – a Bing Crosby creation)

Jimmy Cross – (Jimmie) – Recordo – 1961

Bobby Crown & The Kapers – Omar – 1966

The Cruisers – Coda – 1958

(Ohio)

Simon Crum – Capitol – 1956

Jerry Crutchfield – Metro – 1959

Bruce Culver – M.M.I. – 1958

Bobby Cunningham – Valley – 1954

(Jackson, Mississippi)

Jim Cunningham – Ecton – 1960

Parker Cunningham – Rebel – 1960

PAT CUPP – ROLLIN’ ROCK – 1958

(Texarkana, Texas – Fronted the Variables)

Curley Jim & and Billey Rocks – Mida – 1958

(Jim Morrison)

Ed Curry – Dollyanna – 1955 

Lee Curtin – Gizmo – 1961

Curtis & Del – Monument – 1961

Joe & Curtis – Bellaire – 1963

Bobby Curtis & The Nocturnes – Capa – 1963

Eddie Curtis – Bear Cat – 1960

Sonny Curtis – A Pretty Girl – Dot – 1958

(Meadow, Texas – wrote and recorded with Buddy Holly)

BOBBY CURTOLA – DEL FI – 1963

(Robert Allen Curtola – Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada – scored a chart hit with “Fortune Teller” in 1962

Cushman, Mike
Me An My Guitar, ’59

Cyclones & Bill Taylor
Bullwhip Rock, ’58

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