On my Tour of Memphis I had to stop into SUN STUDIO!! Can I really say I recorded at The Legendary SUN STUDIO?? Since I did this Interview in the same room ELVIS walked in to ask to record a song for his Momma??? I ran into English author MARTIN HAWKINS!!
He was in town heading over to the Blues Museum to do a book signing so we had a cool quick chat about his 3 books on the market. He told me about his ‘Shot In The Dark”-Making records in Nashville1945-55. We all know how big Nashville’s Music Biz has become- this is the complete story of it’s beginning! His Catalyst Book from 1975 was republished 3 times and is still in print, renamed Sun Records and Good Rockin’ Tonight. He tells us about so many artists who deserve to be remembered. If u work at Sun this is considered the Bible- U Must read it to work there! And Martin Hawkins’ brand new book published by LSU Press is Slim Harpo Blues King Bee Of Baton Rouge. He lifts the curtain on the most famous swamp blues artist The King Bee and tells the story of The Blues in Baton Rouge. My Beloved Rolling Stones covered Slim Harpo on their 1st Album!! There is GOOD ROCKIN’ w/Author MARTIN HAWKINS as I report from SUN STUDIO in Memphis!! …Enjoy it..xo..BAMBAM