B.B. Cunningham and Elvis
"I am immensely honored to have had B.B. play on my debut album more than any words can say."
--- Phil Wilkinson
"I did both live and recorded performances with B.B. (pictured on the right) I will never forget." Phil Wilkinson
BEALE STREET LEGEND BB.CUNNINGHAM AND THE HOMBRES Live-at world renowned BLUES ALLEY in Memphis
Tennessee--Known for their number 1 hit in Memphis Tennesee, LET IT ALL HANG OUT. "B.B. is a Memphis legend you can see him listed as a Beale Street Legend. " played live with him and The Hombres on Blues Alley. He loved my modification with Blues-Rock guitar
on LET IT ALL HANG OUT and harmony vocals, much better than the original. Right there on stage afterwards he asked me to do a remake of the song with him, like we had just done. This sparked the idea of calling it LET IT ALL HANG OUT AGAIN. He would later
record and release. But, I landed a deal with a company in California who foot the bill for a couple weeks at the Record Plant in Hollywood for me to finish recording my album out there. Part of the deal was they set me up with a place to live and a car and
etc... and wanted me to stay in LA and put together a band to promote there. I called it--MYTH. We played the west coast."
At 14 B.B. was the youngest musician allowed to register with the Memphis Musician Union. (See Pic
on right) The producer Sam Phillips asked B.B. to play percussion at Sun Records for a song called..."I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine," for Elvis Presly.
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B.B's Bio and more pictures here:
RECORDINGS:-Phil has recorded with Beale Street Legends B.B. Cunningham Jr. and Gene Chrisman for production of ORIS MAYES T.V. show and B.B.'s song NEW HALL, and a session with Beale Street Legend- MEMPHIS HORNS at SOUNDS
OF MEMPHIS recording studio and ROCK & ROLL(ALBUM) by Phil Wilkinson at ARDENT RECORDING in Memphis, and the song- IT TAKES YOU TO THE STARS and IT'S ALL FOR LOVE was all recorded at SOUNDS OF MEMPHIS and I KNOW YOU by DREAM STATE at SOUND
TRAX In Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Original and unreleased recordings of Phil's second album MR. RECORD MAN --recording engineer was Butch Meyn at GOLD MEYN RECORDING in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. He also recorded with Mark Pinard on his song THOUSAND MILES
AWAY/by Mark Pinard at STAR MOUNTAIN STUDIOS in Sonoma California. Phil also finished up with recordings on his ROCK & ROLL album and mixes with Ed Delena at THE RECORD PLANT in Hollywood.
*B.B. Cunningham Jr.-pianist, guitarist, bassist, producer--B.B.
Played Bass predominently, but also He and Phil did some Piano overdubs together, on the ROCK & ROLL (album) for Phil Wilkinson.