Sun Records is one of those music institutions that was instrumental in the rise of Rock ‘n’ Roll. To celebrate its 70th anniversary, the label is issuing a new special collection, Sun Records’ 70th Anniversary Compilation Volume 2: Curated By Music Supervisors, featuring contributions from ten of the industry’s top music supervisors, and it will be available on Aug. 19, 2022.
According to the press release, the compilation will be available digitally and on vinyl, the new project will include evergreens and rare gems by artists from the Sun catalogue, including James Cotton, Linda Martell, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, The Dixie Cups, The Imperial Wonders, Rufus Thomas Jr., and Barbara Pittman.
An all-star team of music experts selected the compilation tracks for the album, which will also feature liner notes written by the contributors filled with insightful contextual commentary.
Thomas Golubic, one of the curators, who also worked on the music for Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul talked about one of the selections: “To me, Linda Martell’s ‘Color Him Father’ perfectly captures a unique and beautiful American spirit. The song is a country adaptation of an R&B hit (A-side to ‘Amen Brother’ by the Winstons-all you hip hop heads),” Golubic explains. “It was recorded with a tight Nashville band, every player right in the pocket, on her one and only album. Linda’s voice soars above, singing sincere and true, a girl expressing her love for her stepfather, a man of decency and kindness, taking her in as his own. It moves me with every listen.”