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  Sam Phillips - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sam Phillips, born Samuel Cornelius Phillips (January 5, 1923 – July 30, 2003), was a record producer who played an important role in the emergence of rock and roll as the major form of popular music in the 1950s.
Phillips was a native of Florence, Alabama and a graduate of Coffee High School.
Phillips' pivotal role in the early days of rock and roll was exemplified by a celebrated jam session on December 4, 1956 which came to be known as the Million Dollar Quartet.
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 Sam Phillips (singer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leslie Phillips, aka Sam Phillips, (born January 28, 1962) is an American singer and a songwriter.
Phillips, who was born in Glendale, California, began her musical career as a vocalist in the early 1980s, singing background parts for Christian artists Mark Heard, Randy Stonehill and others.
Since Cyndi Lauper was popular at the time and also had an high-pitched, idiosyncratic vocal style, Myrrh insisted on promoting her as "the Christian Cyndi Lauper." Phillips was never comfortable with this image, and it was a bone of contention between her and the label.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sam_Phillips_(singer)   (766 words)

  
 Sam Phillips - Biography - AOL Music
Sam Phillips was not just one of the most important producers in rock history.
Already, Phillips' talent as a producer was evident in how he captured primal electric blues with a rawer, more Southern feel than much blues being cut in bigger urban centers, though not at the expense of sterling performances and strong song selection.
Phillips' role in these records was important -- he had a good eye for top-notch regional talent, and he was good at funneling their unpolished talents into solid studio performances.
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 Sam Phillips tribute Page
Sam Phillips was a key cog in the creation of rock and roll as we know it and had his only credit been the recording of Jackie Brenston's "Rocket 88," his place in R&R history would have been ensured.
Sam Phillips, who died in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday, July 30, 2003, aged 80, was a vital figure in the emergence of rock and roll as the dominant form of popular music.
Sam Phillips, the alchemist responsible for this potent brew, died of respiratory failure in his beloved Memphis on July 30 at the age of 80.
www.rockabillyhall.com /samtribute.html   (8653 words)

  
 Sam Phillips Sun Records
Sam Phillips was born January 5, 1923, the youngest of eight children and was raised on a farm just outside Florence, Alabama.
Phillips next radio job was for three years at WMSL in Decatur, Alabama and then to WLAC in Nashville, Tennessee and finally in June, 1945 to WREC.
The Biharis released five singles from the material Phillips sent, making King one of the first artists on their new RPM subsidiary.Phillips' involvement with King would later end a casualty of the dispute between the Biharis and Phillips over the placing of "Rocket 88" with Chess Records.
www.history-of-rock.com /sam_phillips_sun_records.htm   (801 words)

  
 Sam Phillips
Phillips' role in these records was important - he had a good eye for top-notch regional talent, and he was good at funneling their unpolished talents into solid studio performances.
Phillips sold Presley's contract to RCA for $35, 000 in late 1955 - a transaction that is still hotly debated by music historians.
Phillips is the first to point out that he never got rich from music--his investments, including a fledgling motel chain called Holiday Inn, would do that later--and he's done little production work in recent years.
www.rockabillyhall.com /SamPhillips1.html   (4689 words)

  
 Sam Phillips - Music Downloads - Online
Born in 1962, Phillips was raised in Glendale, California.
Within the limited framework of the Christian rock community, Phillips became a star; her records, which also included 1984's Dancing With Danger and 1985's Black and White in a Grey World, regularly sold upwards of 200,000 copies, and she was a tremendous live draw while touring churches and coffeehouses.
Phillips and Burnett married prior to the release of 1991's darker, more experimental Cruel Inventions, which featured a guest appearance from Elvis Costello.
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 Sam Phillips
Born in Florence, Ala., in 1923, Phillips was the youngest of eight children in a family of tenant farmers.
At the time Phillips Recording was built, it was designed to be a stereo facility with a custom-made console, and it had an Ampex 3-track recorder.
Phillips had also custom-built reversible acoustical wall panels that are reflective on one side, absorptive on the other.
mixonline.com /mag/audio_sam_phillips/index.html   (4620 words)

  
 Sam Phillips: Sun Records
Sam Phillips, who died on July 30 at the age of 80, was one of the true musical pioneers of the 20th century.
Sam Phillips' makeshift solution was to stuff paper into the cone and then actually over-amplify the distorted sound rather than submerge it, making Kizart's fuzzy guitar riff the centerpiece of a rhythm track that also featured Ike Turner's piano and Raymond Hill's wailing tenor sax.
Sam Phillips also failed to strike paydirt with Roy Orbison, who, like Elvis Presley, had the desire and ability to sing big ballads, and who was likewise steered by Phillips towards more upbeat numbers, this time without success.
www.soundonsound.com /sos/oct03/articles/samphillips.htm   (4841 words)

  
 Rock Pioneer Sam Phillips Dead - Jul 31, 2003 - E! Online News
Sam Phillips, the founder of Sun Records, the label recognized as the birthplace of rock 'n' roll, passed away Wednesday at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
Kramer said Phillips was "absolutely aware" of the scale of his accomplishments, and equally aware of the talent of the artists he worked with.
Phillips and Presley met in the summer of 1953 when rock's future King walked into Memphis Recording Service to cut, as legend has it, a couple of songs to present to his beloved mama on her birthday.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,12243,00.html   (887 words)

  
 Remembering Sam Phillips
Phillips built the Memphis Recording Service (which later became Sun Studios) in 1950; it was the town's first independent studio.
In 1986, Phillips was inducted into the inaugural class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Sun artists Presley and Lewis.
Phillips' family members have requested that tributes be made in the form of donations to the University of Memphis School of Music's Sam Phillips Scholarship fund, which grants money to music business and music technology students; call 901/678-4372.
mixonline.com /recording/business/audio_remembering_sam_phillips   (698 words)

  
 Blog of Death: Sam Phillips
Phillips' first job in the music industry was as a radio engineer and disc jockey for stations in Decatur, Ala., and Nashville, Tenn. He settled in Memphis in 1952 and founded Sun Records.
Phillips sold Presley's contract in 1955 to RCA for $35,000, and focused his attention on producing other artists, including Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Conway Twitty.
In his later years, Phillips was inducted into the Rock and Roll and Country Music Halls of Fame.
www.blogofdeath.com /archives/000204.html   (428 words)

  
 Sam Phillips: Fan Dance - PopMatters Music Review
After a five-year hiatus, Sam Phillips returns to form with the very intimate Fan Dance, a quality collection of adult pop that allows her sexy voice to deliver cryptically introspective musings in a finely focused, mostly acoustic scheme.
Changing her identity ("Sam" was a childhood nickname) and leaving her previous music career behind, she teamed up with producer Henry "T-Bone" Burnett and embarked on a new pop-oriented career (she married him before her next album).
For Phillips it wasn't just the sales numbers that upset her, it was how poorly the music was being distributed to a potential listening audience.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/p/phillipssam-fan.shtml   (1221 words)

  
 George Graham Reviews Sam Phillips' "Fan Dance"
The name Sam Phillips for those of a certain generation, means the legendary record producer and founder of Sun Records in Memphis.
But there is a Sam Phillips who is a Grammy-nominated West-Coast singer-songwriter with a surprisingly lengthy career, and who has just released her intriguing new fifth pop CD called Fan Dance.
Phillips is in excellent form, and the musical backing along with the production by her husband T Bone Burnett brings together some unexpected combinations of sounds, sometimes simultaneously hinting at Beatles-era pop, old cabaret music from the 1930s, and film noir or the novels of Raymond Chandler.
georgegraham.com /reviews/samphil.html   (1182 words)

  
 Sam Phillips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
A native of Florence, Al., Phillips was the developer of talents such as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Charlie Rich.
Although retired from recording, Phillips maintained interests in several radio stations, and was responsible for many innovations in that field.
Sam Phillips died at Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
www.alamhof.org /phillips.htm   (205 words)

  
 Rolling Stone : Rock Legend Sam Phillips Dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Sam Phillips, the legendary producer and label head who helped introduce Elvis Presley's music to the world, died yesterday; he was eighty.
Phillips worked on early recordings by Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King, and he recorded Jackie Brenston's pivotal single, "Rocket 88," which is oft cited as the first rock and roll recording.
Phillips' lore has the producer telling confidantes that he was seeking a white singer with a fl sound, thinking such a pairing of elements would make him a million dollars.
www.rollingstone.com /news/story/5935964/rock_legend_sam_phillips_dies   (807 words)

  
 Sam Phillips — Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll - Classic Rock
Sam Phillips is undeniably one of the most important producers in rock history, and it could probably be argued that he is one of the most important figures in 20th century American culture.
In October 1949, Phillips leased a storefront in downtown Memphis, installed recording equipment, and the Memphis Recording Studio was born.
Phillips died on July 30, 2003, at Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art40057.asp   (643 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Martinis & Bikinis: Music: Sam Phillips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Phillips has rewritten two old Beatles songs into "Strawberry Road" and "Same Rain"; she has even recorded a John Lennon composition, "Gimme Some Truth." Phillips's husband, T-Bone Burnett, cowrote two of the songs and produced all 13, and he adds the Lennonesque touches of guitars recorded backward and sweet harmonized vocals pitted against distorted guitars.
One of the best and most vital records of 1994, Phillips' third mainstream rock-pop album (formerly billed as "Leslie Phillips", she was a Christian music star in the 1980s) is less a prosaic collection of songs than an organic stream of incantations and revelations from the Otherworld.
Her strongest link with the moptops, in truth, is a shared ethos of belief in the value and power of love, and of the wisdom in 'holding on to the voice inside you" amid the blare of a corrupted society.
www.amazon.com /Martinis-Bikinis-Sam-Phillips/dp/B000000W50   (1348 words)

  
 SAM PHILLIPS
Sam Philips was the youngest child among his eight brothers and sisters in his family.
By the end of 1955 Sam Philips was in need of cash money and was forced to leave Elvis sign in RCA for $35,000 while Atlantic was offering $25,000.
In 1986 Phillips became a member of Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, in 1988 of Blues Hall Of Fame and in 2001 his name was listed in the Country Music Hall Of Fame.
www.rockpages.gr /tributes/sam-phillips-en.htm   (471 words)

  
 Barnes & Noble.com - Music: A Boot and a Shoe, Sam Phillips, CD
Sam Phillips took a deliberate detour from the sparkly neo-psychedelic pop of her best-known work on her 2001 album, Fan Dance, which stripped her songs and their accompaniment to their bare framework and reveled in the beauty that lay within.
Phillips and her producer and collaborator, T-Bone Burnett, have followed much the same course with 2004's A Boot and a Shoe, which in many ways sounds like Fan Dance, Pt.
It goes without saying that Phillips' vocals are both unaffected and lovely, and that the subtle, literate confessionalism of her songs is a thinking person's delight, as always.
music.barnesandnoble.com /search/product.asp?userid=ho4qpL6AEw&WRK=8518333   (472 words)

  
 Sam Phillips, The Father of Rock 'N' Roll, Sun Records, Memphis
Phillips hoped to study law but instead settled for a career in radio broadcasting and engineering.
Phillips then cultivated a relationship with the Bihari Brothers, who were about to launch RPM, a subsidiary of Modern, their Los Angeles-based label.
News of the death of Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, who died Wednesday at 80, was met internationally with sadness and a great deal of respect for his achievements.
www.southernmusic.net /samphillips.htm   (594 words)

  
 Looking Closer Interview with Sam Phillips - September 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Someday, I would interview my hero--Sam Phillips, the woman whose songwriting had inspired me most, carried me through the toughest hours in my life, and whose example had led me to a greater appreciation of art, since I first heard her music in 1983.
Furthermore, Phillips gave voice to her pain with the use of metaphors that challenged you to think about ideas that were larger than the songs themselves.
It is, after all, the story of Leslie Phillips becoming Sam Phillips that became the inspiration for me to start writing about art for Christians, and the provocation for me to start the Looking Closer Web site.
promontoryartists.org /lookingcloser/samphillipsinterviewSept2004.htm   (5382 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: In Memoriam: Sam Phillips -- July 31, 2003
A look back at the life of Sam Phillips, who founded Sun records in 1952 and is credited for discovering music legend Elvis Presley.
Sam Phillips founded Sun Records in Memphis in 1952, recording mostly fl musicians; many would become among the most famous names in rhythm and blues.
SAM PHILLIPS: I knew the power of the feel between these races, and I was not interested in forming another record company and trying to compete even with the bigger independents at that time.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/entertainment/july-dec03/phillips_07-31.html   (560 words)

  
 Sam Phillips - Arts and Faith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Sam is my favorite singer/songwriter, and her last two albums have been the best she's ever made.
That was always one of the Leslie Phillips songs that actually qualified as a good song, in my opinion, and to hear her re-do it "dark" would be a beautiful thing.
Sam will be on the May 9 season finale of Gilmore Girls, along with Sonic Youth, Joe Pernice, Sparks, Yo La Tengo, Grant Lee Phillips.
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 TIME Special Advertising Feature: Sam Phillips, Creators at Carnegie
Los Angeles singer, songwriter and guitar player Sam Phillips composes her songs with the terseness of a smart screenwriter.
Phillips describes herself now as a torch singer, albeit a rather non-traditional one, since she's more inclined toward brooding than belting.
In addition to her records, Phillips has contributed music to a number of major films and television shows.
www.time.com /time/2005/carnegie/phillips.html   (409 words)

  
 Sam Phillips: Fan Dance
Gillian Welch joins Sam on "Five Colors" and "Love is Everywhere I Go," and the meshing of their voices is gorgeous and chill-producing.
I had the privilege of seeing Sam in a special performance at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago a couple of years ago, in which she performed some of the songs on "Fan Dance" along with her husband/producer T-Bone Burnett, Gillian Welch, and Marc Ribot.
Sam Phillips is an artist who's not interested in moving units, but in moving hearts.
home.earthlink.net /~exetermw/samreview.html   (441 words)

  
 Rolling Stone : Sam Phillips Laces Up "Boot"
The record was produced, as all of her recent recordings have been, by husband T Bone Burnett, who placed Phillips' dusty, expressive voice amid spare arrangements that included intricate guitar playing by Mark Ribot along with cellos and glimmers of other strings.
Phillips has also found some new success outside of record making, as she's peppered episodes of The Gilmore Girls with her recognizable "la la la"-based music.
Phillips is planning to take the album out for some dates summer where she will perform both Boot and Fan Dance in their entirety.
www.rollingstone.com /news/story/5937233/sam_phillips_laces_up_boot   (600 words)

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