Sun Records Rises Again

    May 19, 2005
    WebProNews Staff

Agreement with eMusic lets its subscribers have access to tracks from the original rock n’ roll record label.

Fans of lip-synching teenage frauds may continue browsing the web. There’s nothing to see here, please move along.

For music fans who find a music collection in any format incomplete without Johnny Cash or Roy Orbison, or even that of the Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis, will enjoy learning about eMusic’s latest offering.

The music subscription service now offers downloads from the Sun Records catalogue. Music from artists like Carl Perkins, Howlin’ Wolf, and Charlie Rich will be among 400 tracks initially posted by eMusic.

1500 tracks from the Sun Records catalog (from the Sam Phillips era, 1950-1966) will be made available over the next several months.

“It is with great pleasure that eMusic releases these rare, historic tracks,” said David Pakman, COO of eMusic and a managing director of Dimensional Associates, the private equity arm of JDS Capital that owns eMusic.

“Sun’s coveted collection has never been released for download before and eMusic is proud to make available these national treasures-some of which were last released on vinyl.”

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