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Chris Isaak’s Moment in Sun

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

As a kid growing up in Stockton, California, musician Chris Isaak cut his teeth on the early rock ‘n’ roll sounds of his parents’ old Sun Records 45 r.p.m. singles. Today, Isaak talks about his pilgrimage to the Memphis studio where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and others recorded some of those hits. And, he’ll play songs he recorded there for a new album called “Beyond the Sun.”


Chris Isaak

Comments [12]

Tiffany O'Brien from NYC

I just love everything Chris does. He is such a nice guy too. I've met him several times over the years.

Nov. 17 2011 11:17 AM

LOVEEEE his singing!

Nov. 16 2011 02:40 PM
CL from NY

Wow! Great interview. Chris Isaak sounds like a very interesting, likable guy. And an extraordinary musician. I wish it had lasted longer,

Nov. 16 2011 02:38 PM
Eti from Brooklyn

Such a treat to hear Chris Isaak on Soundcheck today! I purchased again last night Heart Shaped World. One of the best of voices in rock n roll and no auto tune needed!!

Nov. 16 2011 02:35 PM
nic from Toronto

I got the double album and I think My Happiness is my favourite song. Michelle Branch's voice is like moonlight glittering on snow. Beautiful verson. But the whole CD is great.

Nov. 16 2011 02:34 PM

I'm only a karaoke singer, and I sing Can't Help Falling in Love an octave down, but he's right about how all the couples get romantic or start slow dancing to it.

Nov. 16 2011 02:24 PM
Frank from Newark

Wow, you have a cool guest on, I was lucky enough to meet Sam Philips at J&R music store downtown once when the double cd of the Sun recordings came out a few years back. Great show.

Nov. 16 2011 02:20 PM
Jerry from Queens

Nothing better than listening to Chris Isaac sing while playing poker in my basement.
Thanks Chris
John's brother Jerry

Nov. 16 2011 02:19 PM
Mia from Manhattan

Oh my word, WHAT a voice!

I love his records but like this now, in the studio, he sounds exquisite.


Thank you , John, for this treat.

Nov. 16 2011 02:17 PM

I heard that voice come out of the radio, and I knew right away it was Chris Isaak.

He is the best!!!

Nov. 16 2011 02:13 PM
Stephen from Manhattan

FINALLY, a decent guest. ... Looking forward to what Chris Isaak has to say and hear some of his new album.

Nov. 16 2011 02:06 PM
Gary from Upper Left Side

John, please ask Chris if he's read Colin Escott's book on the Sun studios called "Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock 'N' Roll".

If not, he'll love it:

Nov. 16 2011 01:48 PM

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