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Standing In the Sun

by Louis King

The king of the rockabilly blues writes a love letter to the great sounds of the 1950's Sun Studios in Memphis.
Genre: Blues: Rockin' Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Needle Hits the Platter
0:08 album only
2. Standin' In the Sun
3:56 album only
3. One Track Mind
3:51 album only
4. Ain't Life Grand
2:57 album only
5. No More Kissin'
2:49 album only
6. Moonlight
5:04 album only
7. Flat Top Picklehead
3:52 album only
8. Hoodoo Man
3:19 album only
9. She Won't Love You
3:16 album only
10. High On the Hill
3:53 album only
11. Don't Call Me Daddy'o
3:52 album only
12. Rockin' Is My Business
4:26 album only
13. Picklehead (Bonus Live Mono Demo)
2:46 album only
14. Juniors In Love (Bonus Live Mono Demo. )
2:31 album only
15. Moonlight (Bonus Live Mono Demo. )
4:47 album only
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Album Notes
“Standing In The Sun”
Louis King and True Blues Proudly announce the release of the new CD set
“Standing In the Sun” The fourth CD release from Louis King

Louis King has been a Stalwart of the Australian music scene , known for his original blues inspired recordings and sometimes outrageous stage act.

This Cd is a set of new original Tunes inspired by the Sound of The Memphis “Sun Sessions”. recordings
The original 1950’s sessions were Sam Phillips’s groundbreaking attempts to Fuse Black Rhythm and Blues music of the 1940’s and 50’s with white hillbilly music to make it acceptable to white audiences,
This we know today as Rock’n’Roll but in those days it was seen as dangerous “Race music”.
Inspired by these early recordings , Louis King has attempted to write a group of songs in that style , using traditional instrumentation , such as Acoustic guitars, Slap Bass Spring Reverbs, tiny Valve amps and Semi- acoustic guitars.

To get the sounds right and achieve the Simplicity of the style was a difficult songwriting task for a contemporary songwriter such as Louis But he has achieved this homage to his heroes,such as Carl Perkins ,Eddie Cochrane ,Jerrie Lee lewis and early Roy Orbison

He had to start with some of the best and most authentic musicians in the country.
First Choice for the Electric guitars was Peter Baylor ,a Melbourne institution and part of the famous Baylor Brothers.
Peter has lent his sound to The Swingin Sidewalks ,Flatfoot Shakers ,Starliners and the Roadhouse Romeo’s .
The Slap style double Bass (or Bull Fiddle) is Played by Mike St Clair Miller aka “The Baron” from Benny and the Fly by Nighters and Starliners.

Drums were played by long time collaborator and Alter Ego Tommy McEwan who Produced and recorded the Cd.
The Tracks were mixed by Trevor Reading who also provided electric bass.



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Melbourne Sunday Age. Jan 7 2007.

The King's love letter to the Sun Studios in Memphis.
If a recording that begins with the sound of a stylus dropping into the groove tickles your fancy then Louis king's dedication to Suthern fired Rocking is for you.
The melbourne rockabilly's love letter to the sun studio's of Memphis Tenessee,is one crisply picked,witty ditty after another.It's all king's work and He's abetted by some of the aces of the Melbourne's roots music scene,including Peter Baylor,Mike Miller and Peter Beulke.Key Track Standin' in The Sun.
It's a musical runaway locomotive with a Brilliantly economical Baylor solo. Ken Williams Sunday Age.Jan 7 2007