Page’s Kitchen...the Swamp Sessions: Sun Rhythm Section (Episode 6)
This show features a historic gathering of rock & roll’s most celebrated sidemen who worked for Sam Philip’s Sun Records in Memphis Tennessee--Sonny Burgess, DJ Fontana, Paul Burleson, Smoochie Smith, Stan Kessler and Marcus Van Story--the Sun Rhythm Section, from January of 1991. This is true rock & roll royalty who backed up the likes of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash--some of the most distinguished drop-ins the Chickahominy has ever seen.
For your listening pleasure and historical perspective, JAMinc is proud to present the full 35-program season of Page’s Kitchen…the Swamp Sessions as previously aired on VPM Music and The Breeze. These Americana allstars appeared on the late Page Wilson’s Out O’ The Blue Radio Revue some three decades ago. They were all live, one-take recordings made in various Richmond studios at the time and stand as a fitting tribute to those artists and to Page for having the taste, drive and gumption to lure them into his make-believe lair, deep in the Chickahominy Swamp. We’re deeply grateful to Jude Schlotzhauer and Virginia Blue Wilson for entrusting us with these priceless master tapes and to Guy Spiller and Charlie Reilly for carefully converting them from analog to digital. Sincere thanks to our loyal sponsors: Digital Video Group, the Scott Street Family and the members of VPM.