Sound Opinions Show

Nov 25, 2015

ANNOUNCER COPY: Coming up… Jim and Greg explore the legacy of Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, the man who introduced the world to Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Howlin’ Wolf, and more. And then, the record-breaking new album from Adele.



Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot pay tribute to Cynthia Robinson, trumpet player for the psychedelic soul band Sly and the Family Stone, who passed away from cancer on November 23 at the age of 71. She contributed to the band’s many hits in the 1960s and 1970s like “Dance to the Music,” “Everyday People,” and “Family Affair.” Robinson was a guest on Sound Opinions in 2014.


As founder of Sun Records in Memphis, producer Sam Phillips played a pivotal role in the early history of rock ‘n’ roll. Through his recordings, the world was introduced to artists like Elvis Presley, Howlin’ Wolf, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Ike Turner, and Jerry Lee Lewis. To discuss the life and legacy of Sam Phillips, Jim and Greg are joined by music writer Peter Guralnick, author of the new biography Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll.


Jim and Greg review 25, the third studio album from British singer Adele. The album has already broken sales records, selling 3.38 million copies in its first week.


At the end of the show we hear comments from listeners.