Bands/Musicians Sun Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Sun Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Sun Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Sun Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Sun Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Sun Records.

Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash are included on this list.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best Sun Records bands?" and "Which artists are signed by Sun Records?"

If any musical artists are missing from this Sun Records artists list, you can add them at the bottom of the list. (51 items)

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Alan Silva is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Alan Silva Avant-garde jazz, Jazz, Free jazz Alan Silva is an American free jazz double bassist and keyboard player.

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B.B. King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
B.B. King Blues-rock, Soul blues, Rock music B.B. King is an American blues musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at No. 6 on its 2011 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, and he was ...more

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Big Walter Horton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Big Walter Horton Blues Walter Horton, better known as Big Walter Horton or Walter "Shakey" Horton, was an American blues harmonica player. A quiet, unassuming and essentially shy man, Horton is remembered as ...more

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Bill Black is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Bill Black Rock music, Rock and roll William Patton "Bill" Black, Jr. was an American musician and bandleader who is noted as one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. Black was the bassist in Elvis Presley's early trio ...more

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Bill Justis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Bill Justis William Everett "Bill" Justis, Jr. was an American pioneer rock and roll musician, composer, and musical arranger, best known for his 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame song,

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Billy Lee Riley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Billy Lee Riley Rock music, Rockabilly, Rock and roll Billy Lee Riley was an American rockabilly musician, singer, record producer and songwriter. His most memorable recordings included "Rock With Me Baby" and "Red Hot".

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Carl Perkins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Carl Perkins Rock music, Rockabilly, Rock and roll Carl Lee Perkins was an American singer-songwriter who recorded most notably at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning in 1954. His best-known song is "Blue Suede Shoes". ...more

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Charlie Feathers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Charlie Feathers Charles Arthur "Charlie" Feathers was an American country music and rockabilly musician.

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Charlie Rich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Charlie Rich Blue-eyed soul, Country pop, Pop music Charles Rich was an American country music singer and musician. His eclectic style of music was often hard to classify in a single genre, encompassing the rockabilly, jazz, blues, country, and ...more

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Conway Twitty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Conway Twitty Rock and roll, Country Conway Twitty was an American musician and singer. He had success in the country, rock, R&B, and pop genres. He held the record for the most number one singles of any act, with 40 No. 1 ...more

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D. J. Fontana is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
D. J. Fontana Rock and roll Dominic Joseph Fontana, is an American musician best known as the drummer for Elvis Presley for 14 years. He played on over 460 RCA cuts with Elvis. Nicknamed "D. J.", he was employed ...more

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David Allan Coe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
David Allan Coe Outlaw country, Rock music, Heavy metal David Allan Coe is an American songwriter, outlaw country music singer, and guitarist who achieved popularity in the 1970s and 1980s. As a singer, his biggest hits were "Mona Lisa Lost Her ...more

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Dickey Lee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Dickey Lee Country Royden Dickey Lipscomb, known professionally as Dickey Lee, is an American pop/country singer and songwriter, best known for the 1960s teenage tragedy songs "Patches" and

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Earl Hooker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Earl Hooker Chicago blues, Blues, Delta blues Earl Hooker was an American Chicago blues guitarist, perhaps best known for his slide guitar playing. Considered a "musician's musician", Hooker performed with blues artists such as ...more

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Ed Bruce is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Ed Bruce Country William Edwin "Ed" Bruce, Jr. is an American country music songwriter and singer. He is known for penning the 1975 song "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" ...more

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Eddie Bond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Eddie Bond Rockabilly Eddie Bond was an American rockabilly singer and guitarist. In the mid-1950s, Bond recorded for Mercury Records and toured with Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy ...more

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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Elvis Presley Christian music, Pop music, Rock music Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and ...more

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Hardrock Gunther is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Hardrock Gunther Rockabilly, Rock and roll, Western swing Sidney Louie Gunter Jr., known as Hardrock Gunter, was a singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music at the turn of the 1950s prefigured rock and roll and rockabilly music.

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Harmonica Frank Floyd is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Harmonica Frank Floyd Rockabilly, Folk music, Country Harmonica Frank was an American blues singer, guitarist and harmonicist.

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Ike Turner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Ike Turner Soul blues, Rock music, Memphis blues Ike Wister Turner was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, talent scout, and record producer. An early pioneer of fifties rock and roll, he is most popularly known for his ...more

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Jack Clement is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Jack Clement Rock music, Rockabilly, Folk music Jack Henderson Clement was an American singer, songwriter, and a record and film producer.

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James Cotton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
James Cotton Chicago blues, Rock music, Memphis blues James Cotton is an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, who has performed and recorded with many of the great blues artists of his time as well as with his own band. Although ...more

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Jean Chapel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Jean Chapel Opal Jean Amburgey, known professionally as Jean Chapel, was an American country singer and songwriter. She recorded for several record labels and wrote over 400 songs, more than 170 of which ...more

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Jerry Lee Lewis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Jerry Lee Lewis Rock music, Rockabilly, Honky-tonk Jerry Lee Lewis is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, who is often known by his nickname of The Killer and is often viewed as "rock & roll's first great wild ...more

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Joe Hill Louis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Joe Hill Louis Memphis blues, Electric blues, Rock and roll Joe Hill Louis, born Lester Hill, was an American singer, guitarist, harmonica player and one-man band. He is significant, along with fellow Memphis bluesman Doctor Ross, as one of only a small ...more

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Johnny Carroll is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Johnny Carroll Rockabilly Johnny Carroll was an American rockabilly musician.

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Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Johnny Cash Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana John R. "Johnny" Cash was a singer-songwriter, actor, and author, widely considered one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century. Although primarily remembered as ...more

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Johnny Powers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Johnny Powers Rockabilly Johnny Powers is an American guitar player, singer, writer and producer specializing in rockabilly. Powers is best known for his 1957 recording on the now-defunct Fox Records label entitled ...more

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Julie Roberts is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Julie Roberts Country Julie Roberts is an American country music singer. Signed to Mercury Nashville in 2003, Roberts made her debut with the single "Break Down Here" in February 2004, a Top 20 hit on the ...more

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Junior Parker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Junior Parker Rockabilly, Memphis blues, Electric blues Junior Parker was an American Memphis blues singer and musician. He is best remembered for his unique voice, which has been described as "honeyed," and "velvet-smooth". He ...more

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Little Milton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Little Milton Electric blues, Rhythm and blues, Soul music James Milton Campbell, Jr., better known as Little Milton, was an American blues singer and guitarist, best known for his hit records "Grits Ain't Groceries," "Walking the Back ...more

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Luther Perkins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Luther Perkins Rockabilly, Country Luther Monroe Perkins was an American country music guitarist and a member of the Tennessee Three, the backup band for singer Johnny Cash. Perkins was an iconic figure in what would become known ...more

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Mack Self is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Mack Self Wiley Laverne "Mack" Self was an American rockabilly singer, songwriter and musician, who recorded for Sun Records in the 1950s and was a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Self ...more

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Marshall Grant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Marshall Grant Country Marshall Garnett Grant was the upright bassist and electric bassist of singer Johnny Cash's original backing duo, the Tennessee Two, in which Grant and electric guitarist Luther Perkins played. ...more

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Mose Vinson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Mose Vinson Boogie-woogie, Jazz, Blues Mose Vinson was an American boogie-woogie, blues and jazz pianist and singer. His best known recordings were "Blues with a Feeling" and "Sweet Root Man". Over his lengthy ...more

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Jimmy "Orion" Ellis Rock music, Rockabilly, Gospel music Jimmy Hughes Bell was an American singer. Known internationally for his singing ability and dynamic personal appearances, he appeared with many artists including Loretta Lynn, Jerry Lee Lewis, ...more

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Pat Hare is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Pat Hare Memphis blues, Electric blues, Heavy metal Auburn "Pat" Hare, was an American Memphis electric blues guitarist and singer. His heavily distorted, power chord-driven electric guitar music in the early 1950s is considered an ...more

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Ray Harris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Ray Harris Ray Harris was an American rockabilly musician and songwriter. He formed a band with Wayne Powers, and wrote the songs "Come On, Little Mama" and "Greenback Dollar, Watch and ...more

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Ray Smith is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Ray Smith Rockabilly, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll Ray Smith was an American rockabilly musician. Smith recorded for Vee-Jay Records, Tollie Records, Smash Records, and Sun Records during his career, and had a hit with the song "Rockin' ...more

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Rosco Gordon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Rosco Gordon Blues Rosco Gordon was an American blues singer and songwriter. He is best known for his 1952 No. 1 R&B hit single, "Booted", and two No. 2 singles "No More Doggin'" and

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Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Roy Orbison Country pop, Pop music, Rock music Roy Kelton Orbison, also known by his nickname The Big O, was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his trademark sunglasses, distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark ...more

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Rufus Thomas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Rufus Thomas Southern soul, Rhythm and blues, Memphis soul Rufus Thomas, Jr. was an American rhythm and blues, funk and soul singer and comedian from Memphis, Tennessee, who recorded on Sun Records in the 1950s and on Stax Records in the 1960s and ...more

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Scotty Moore is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Scotty Moore Rock music, Rock and roll Winfield Scott "Scotty" Moore III is an American guitarist and recording engineer. He is best known for his backing of Elvis Presley in the first part of his career, between 1954 and ...more

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Sleepy LaBeef is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Sleepy LaBeef Sleepy LaBeef is the stage name of Thomas Paulsley LaBeff, an American rockabilly musician.

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Sonny Burgess is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Sonny Burgess Albert Austin "Sonny" Burgess is an American rockabilly guitarist and singer. In the early 1950s, Burgess played boogie woogie music in dance halls and bars around Newport. Burgess, ...more

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Tennessee Three is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Tennessee Three Rock music, Rock and roll, Country The Tennessee Three was the backing band for country music and rockabilly singer Johnny Cash for nearly 25 years, until Cash's reorganizing of the group and naming it The Great Eighties Eight in ...more

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The Blue Moon Boys is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
The Blue Moon Boys Rock music, Rockabilly, Folk music The Blue Moon Boys were a band formed by Elvis Presley, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. The group members were introduced by Sun Studio owner Sam Phillips in 1954, except for D.J. ...more

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The Million Dollar Quartet is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
The Million Dollar Quartet "Million Dollar Quartet" is a recording of an impromptu jam session involving Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash made on December 4, 1956, in the Sun Record ...more

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The Prisonaires is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
The Prisonaires Pop music, Traditional pop music, Jazz The Prisonaires were an African American doo-wop group whose hit "Just Walkin' in the Rain" was released on Sun Records in 1953, while the group was incarcerated in the Tennessee State ...more

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Warren Smith is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Sun Records Complete Artist Roster
Warren Smith Rockabilly, Country Warren Smith was an American rockabilly and country music singer and guitarist.