Ed Ward http://wvasfm.org en The Dawn Of Sun Records: 15 Hours Of Blues http://wvasfm.org/post/dawn-sun-records-15-hours-blues Sam Phillips is famous for saying that if he could find a white boy with the authentic Negro sound and feel, he'd make a billion dollars. Seeing Phillips in his striped sport coat and tie in 1950, you might well wonder if he'd know that sound and feel if it came up and bit him. But he'd been a fan of blues and country music since childhood, and he bet that his technical knowledge and feeling for this music could make him money.<p>So in January 1950, Phillips, a red-haired Alabama boy who'd learned about radio and electronics in the U.S. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 17:52:00 +0000 Ed Ward 34266 at http://wvasfm.org The Dawn Of Sun Records: 15 Hours Of Blues Fame Studios And The Road To Nashville Songwriting Glory http://wvasfm.org/post/fame-studios-and-road-nashville-songwriting-glory <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15398372/dan-penn">Wallace Daniel Pennington</a> grew up singing. His father played guitar and his mother played piano, and by the age of 9, the young man had a guitar of his own. The family attended church on Sunday and Wednesday each week, and to this day, Dan Penn says he remembers the entire Methodist congregation belting out hymns.<p>As his family's only boy, Penn got his own room, and in it was a little green radio he used to smuggle beneath the sheets at night so he could listen to WLAC from Chicago. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:35:00 +0000 Ed Ward 29606 at http://wvasfm.org Fame Studios And The Road To Nashville Songwriting Glory