SUN Records singles discography
Part I: number 174 - 199

Press here for number:  174 - 199200 - 224225 - 249250 - 299300 - 349350 - 407

 

SUN 174
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SUN 175   Johnny London - Alto Wizard
Drivin' slow / Flat tire (April 1952, 78 rpm only)

 

 

SUN 176
-   N O T    I S S U E D   -

 

SUN 177   Handy Jackson
Got my application, baby / Trouble (will bring you down) (January 1953, 78 rpm only)

 

 

SUN 178   Joe Hill Louis
We all gotta go sometime / She may be yours (January 1953, 78 rpm only)

 

Recorded December 8 and November 17, 1952, SUN studio, 706 Union Ave,
Memphis Tn. Joe Hill Louis (vcl/hca/gtr); Willie Nix (dms); Albert Williams (pno).

 

SUN 179   Willie Nix - the Memphis Blues Boy
Seems like a million years / Baker shop boogie (January 1953, 78 rpm only)

 

 

SUN 180   Jimmy [DeBerry] and Walter [Horton]
Easy / Before long (March 1953)

 

 

Recorded February 25, 1953, SUN studio, 706 Union, Memphis Tennessee.
Jimmy DeBerry (gtr, B-side vocals); Walter Horton (hca, A-side); Houston Stokes (dms).

 

SUN 181   Rufus 'Hound Dog' Thomas, Jr
Bear Cat (the answer to 'Hound Dog') / Walkin' in the rain (March 1953)

   

 

 

 

Recorded March 8, 1953, SUN studio, 706 Union, Memphis Tennessee. Rufus
Thomas (vcl, B-side pno); Joe Hill Louis (gtr); Tuff Green (bs/gtr); Houston Stokes (dms).
Later pressings without the 'answer to Hound Dog' statement for copyright reasons.

 

SUN 182   Dusty Brooks and his Tones
Tears and wine / Heaven or fire (March 1953)

 

SUN 183   D. A. Hunt [Daniel Augusta Hunt]
Lonesome old jail / Greyhound blues (June 1953)

 

 

SUN 184   Big Memphis Marainey - Onzie Horne Combo
Call me anything but call me / Baby No! No! (June 1953)

 

SUN 185   Jimmy DeBerry
Take a little chance / Time has made a change (June 1953)

 

Recorded May 16, 1953, SUN studio, 706 Union, Memphis Tennessee.
Jimmy DeBerry (vcl/gtr); Raymond Jones (dms); Mose Vinson (pno).

 

SUN 186   Prisonaires
Baby please / Just walkin' in the rain (July 1953)

 

 

 

 

Label variations depicted. The demand for this hit record, was so strong that out of town pressing
plant capacity was needed. Therefore, there are genuine 1953 first pressings both with and without
push marks. The last 45 rpm depicted is the 1956 re-release on thin vinyl with push marks.

Recorded June 1, 1953, SUN studio, 706 Union, Memphis Tennessee.
Johnny Bragg (lead tenor vcl U-76); John Drue (lead tenor vcl U-75); William Stewart
(baritone vcl/gtr); Marcell Sanders (bass vcl); Ed Thurman (tenor vcl); Joe Hill Louis (electric gtr U-75)

 

SUN 187   Little Junior's Blue Flames [Herman 'Junior' Parker]
Feelin' good / Fussin' and fightin' blues (July 1953)

 

 

Recorded June 18, 1953, SUN studio, 706 Union, Memphis Tn. Herman Parker (vcl); Floyd Murphy (gtr);
Kenneth Banks (bs); John Bowers (dms); William 'Strutcher' Johnson (pno); James Wheeler (sax).

 

SUN 188   Rufus Thomas, Jr
Tiger man (king of the jungle) / Save that money (July 1953)

 

 

Recorded June 30, 1953, SUN studio, 706 Union, Memphis Tn. Rufus Thomas (vcl); Floyd Murphy (gtr);
Kenneth Banks (bs); Houston Stokes (dms); William 'Strutcher' Johnson (pno); James Wheeler (sax).

Rufus Thomas didn't record again until 1956, then on Meteor Records.

 

SUN 189   Prisonaires
My god is real / Softly and tenderly (August 1953)

 

 

Recorded August 3, 1953, SUN studio, 706 Union, Memphis Tennessee.
Johnny Bragg (lead tenor vcl); John Drue (tenor vcl); William Stewart (baritone vcl/gtr);
Marcell Sanders (bass vcl); Ed Thurman (tenor vcl); Ike Turner (bs U-81/pno U-82)

 

SUN 190   Ripley Cotton Choppers
Silver bells / Blues waltz (September 1953, probably 78 rpm only)

 

Recorded July 11, 1953, SUN studio, 706 Union, Memphis Tennessee.

 

SUN 191   Prisonaires
A prisoner's prayer / I know (November 1953)

 

 

Recorded August 3 / October 17, 1953, SUN studio, 706 Union, Memphis Tennessee.
Johnny Bragg (lead tenor vcl); John Drue (tenor vcl); William Stewart (baritone vcl/gtr);
Marcell Sanders (bass vcl); Ed Thurman (tenor vcl); Ike Turner (el gtr on A-side)

 

SUN 192   Little Junior's Blue Flames
Love my baby / Mystery train (November 1953)

 

 

Probably recorded in September or October 1953, SUN studio, 706 Union, Memphis Tn.
Possbily with same personnel as the SUN 187 session.

 

SUN 193   Doctor Ross
Come back baby / Chicago breakdown (December 1953)

 

 

SUN 194   'Little' Milton [James Milton Campbell]
Beggin' my baby / Somebody told me (December 1953)

 

 

 

Recorded July 28, 1953, SUN studio, 706 Union, Memphis Tn. Little Milton (vcl/gtr);
Jesse Knight (bs); Willie Sims (dms); Ike Turner (pno); C W Tate (tnr sax).

 

SUN 195   Billy 'the Kid' Emerson
No teasing around / If lovin' is believing (February 1954)

 

Recorded January 11, 1954, SUN studio, 706 Union, Memphis Tn. Billy Emerson (vcl/pno);
Ike Turner (gtr); Jesse Knight (bs); Willie Sims (dms); Eugene Fox (tnr sax); Oliver Sain (tnr sax).

 

SUN 196   [Coy] 'Hot Shot' Love
Wolf call boogie / Harmonica jam (February 1954)

 

Recorded January 8, 1954, SUN studio, 706 Union, Memphis Tn. Coy Love (vcl/hca);
Pat Hare (gtr); Kenneth Banks (bs); Houston Stokes (dms); Mose Vinson (pno).

 

SUN 197   Earl Peterson - Michigan's singing cowboy
Boogie blues / In the dark (February 1954)

 

 

 

 

Probably recorded January 4, 1954, SUN studio, 706 Union, Memphis Tn. Earl Peterson's one and only
SUN single reportedly sold a mere 2672 copies. He re-copyrighted and re-recorded 'Boogie blues' for
Columbia in October 1954, whilst still under contract with SUN. Columbia released it in February 1955.

 

St Francis 100 and SUN 198   Howard Seratt
Make room in the life boat for me / Jesus means all to me
Troublesome waters / I must be saved (February 1954)

 

 

Howard Seratt actually recorded and released another single at his own expense, at the time
of his first (and only) SUN release. The U-49 and U-50 matrix numbers and the vinyl trail-off etchings,
shows that the record was manufactured at the same time and place as the SUN release. In fact, SUN 198
indeed has the words 'St Francis' etched into the trail-off grooves, indicating that it wasn't inteded for SUN use.

 

SUN 199   James Cotton
My baby / Straighten up baby (April 1954)

   

Recorded December 7, 1953, SUN studio, 706 Union, Memphis Tennessee. James Cotton (vcl); Pat Hare (gtr); Kenneth Banks (bs);
Houston Stokes (dms); Billy Love (pno); Harvey Simmon (tnr sax); Tom Roane (sax). Early mis-print label and corrected version depicted.

 

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