Tennessee-based legendary indie label, Sun Recordsoften called the place “Where Rock and Roll Was Born” will be releasing a 6-cover EP from the rock n’ roll legend SuziQuatro. Discovered features cameos from acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Steve Cropper (Booker T. & The MGs, Sam and Dave, Otis Redding, The Blues Brothers), two-time GRAMMY® Award winner, on two iconic tracks he has co-wrote, Wilson Pickett’s “Midnight Hour” and Otis Redding’s “Sitting on the Bay Dock.” Digital and vinyl pre-orders are launched todayand will coincide with an instant forward single from Suzi digging into the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic, “Bad Moon Rising.” Discovered will be a worldwide release for Sun Records which for decades had largely focused solely on its catalog.
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Featuring six incendiary interpretations of popular rock n’ roll and soul from the 1960s and 1970s classics filtered through Suzi’s distinctive musicality – showcasing her honey and whiskey grater – Discovered features a nuanced, groovy musicianship that keeps each song’s timeless intentions fiery, while the musicians also amp up the jams to match Suzi’s hard rock energy. The impressive track list is rounded out with suzi-fied versions of Carole King’s “I Feel The Earth Move”, James Brown’s “The Boss” and Rufus Thomas’ “Walking The Dog”.
“Since I first picked up a bass guitar and started playing and singing in my first band in 1964, many artists have shown me the way.” says Suzi Quatro. “I honor them here with this eclectic choice of songs. Each of them is here for a reason. Thank you all for your inspiration.
Since her debut in 1973, Suzi has released 63 singles, 18 studio albums, 20 compilation albums and two live albums. In nearly 50 years, Suzi is said to have sold over 50 million records worldwide. Some career highlights include his UK chart-topping singles, “Can the Can” (1973) and “Devil Gate Drive” (1974), and his recurring role as bassist Leather Tuscadero on the popular American sitcom. Happy Days. To this day, Suzi remains active as a touring and recording musician, and she also remains busy working in broadcasting.
Founded in 1952 by Sam Phillips, Sun Records is home to music legends such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Linda Martell, Jeannie C Riley, The Dixie Cups, Howlin’ Wolf , Rosco Gordon, and many more. Inherent in Sun’s music is a dynamism that transcends the boundaries of race, age and gender. This year, Sun Records celebrates the diversity and vision of talent that has helped shape American popular culture for 70 years.