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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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