Third Man Records Enters Into Partnership With The Legendary Sun Records
May 15, 2013 at 4:03 AM (PT)
THIRD MAN RECORDS has entered into partnership with the legendary SUN RECORDS to reissue titles from their catalog on the format they were best known ... 45rpm 7" singles. The initial three releases highlight three disparate, yet engaging releases from the Sun catalog.
Originally released in 1953, "Bear Cat" by RUFUS THOMAS is as certifiable a primitive R&B smoker that's ever existed. Also released in 1953, "Just Walking in the Rain" by the PRISONAIRES was SUN's first certifiable hit. Released in 1956, "Get Rhythm" is an upbeat number by JOHNNY CASH with positive lyrics speaking of a happy shoe-shine boy.
Each release remains faithful to its original issue on SUN, replicating the classic logo and label design coupled with a striking SUN company sleeve that dutifully employs the rooster SAM PHILIPS lamented losing as labels switched from 78s to 45s.
This will be an ongoing partnership between SUN and THIRD MAN and future releases are already in the works.