Sam Phillips

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: The Twisted Fate of a Lifetime Crate Digger

    Many of them were tucked away in suburban strip malls, their storefronts always the black sheep of the retail family. They were usually owned by a single lifelong music fan, someone who relished the opportunity to dog-paddle in the eye of the pop culture hurricane. Sometimes they smelled like incens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scen ... More >>

  • Film

    November 17, 2005

    Hello, He's Not Johnny Cash

    Walk the Line never strays from the dull telling of a tall tale

  • Year End Music

    December 30, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.

  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Sam Phillips

    Sunday, October 10

  • News

    January 15, 2004

    Here's Hoping

    Hope springs eternal on Second Avenue, but real change comes slowly

  • Music

    May 9, 2002

    Johnny Cash

    The Essential Johnny Cash / The Fabulous Johnny Cash / Hymns by Johnny Cash / Ride This Train / Orange Blossom Special / Carryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter (Columbia Legacy)

  • Culture

    November 8, 2001

    A New Tune

    After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Bob Dylan

    Love and Theft (Columbia Records)

  • Music

    January 4, 2001

    Life is Messy

    Rodney Crowell chases old ghosts down to Houston

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Just Beautiful

    A year so good, not even Sleater-Kinney makes the Top 10

  • Culture

    October 5, 2000

    Rock and a Hard Place

    Music can free your soul, but can it spring the West Memphis Three?

  • Music

    May 18, 2000

    Oh bury me not

    Johnny Cash sings of Love, God, Murder and how all three make him a legend

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    The sideman

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame acknowledges Scotty Moore, the guitarist behind the King

  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    Oh, Mann

    Three years and one bad record deal later, Aimee Mann returns -- with two wonderful records

  • Music

    June 17, 1999
  • Music

    March 4, 1999
  • Music

    February 18, 1999

    The seven-year itch

    It's one step forward, two steps back for XTC

  • Music

    July 16, 1998

    Out of a Trance

    Trance Syndicate--Texas' best label--closes its doors, leaving Bedhead without a home

  • Music

    June 4, 1998

    Back in black

    Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash are still our greatest Storytellers

  • Music

    April 2, 1998

    The million-dollar record

    Four years after its debut, Slowpoke makes its major-label bow on Geffen

  • Music

    January 22, 1998

    Rave on cats, he cried

    Carl Perkins, 1932-1998

  • Music

    July 17, 1997

    Forever, my beloved

    Julie Miller makes music for--and of--the ages

  • Culture

    December 19, 1996

    Joyful noise

    New Arts Six and Langston Hughes celebrate a stirring Black Nativity

  • Music

    December 19, 1996

    In spite of his ignorance

    Van Dyke Parks, the eternal odd man out, finally comes out to play

  • News

    September 12, 1996
  • Music

    September 5, 1996

    Born again

    Sam Phillips might be pop music's savior

  • Music

    April 6, 1995

    Good rockin' last night

    Dallas' forgotten Star Talent Records label got there before Sun's rise

  • Music

    January 5, 1995

    Chocolate and cheese

    1994 wasn't The Year of Anything--except great music

  • Film

    December 22, 1994

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX