SUN SOUNDS- “MYSTERY TRAIN”- JUNIOR PARKER

78 RPM - Little Junior's Blue Flames - Love My Baby / Mystery Train - Sun -  USA - 192

Sun Sounds-“Mystery Train”- Junior Parker. The most famous version of “Mystery Train” is Elvis Presley’s- also recorded at Sun Studio a couple years after Junior Parker’s- we will get to that recording tomorrow. Today- the original version by Junior Parker- which was written by Junior Parker and produced by Sam Phillips- at Sun in 1953. Parker’s original and Presley’s cover are very different. Parker’s is an R&B song- whereas Presley’s a rockabilly one. Both are outstanding. The title of the song “Mystery Train” is mentioned nowhere in the lyrics.

5 responses to “SUN SOUNDS- “MYSTERY TRAIN”- JUNIOR PARKER

  1. One of the things that Sam Phillips was very keen to do was get a percentage of publishing. So, his artists’ compositions were always published by Hill and Range, Phillips’ company. That way, when another Sun artist covered a Hill and Range piece, Phillips got paid twice.

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