Sonny Burgess

Sonny Burgess

Sonny Burgess

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Top Songs

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Red Headed Woman
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Sweet Misery
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We Wanna Boogie
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Fannie Brown
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Red Headed Woman - Original

Albums

  • Hillbilly Music

    Sep 2020 • 28 songs

  • The Legendary Sun Classics

    Mar 2010 • 14 songs

  • The Arkansas Wild Man

    Jul 2009 • 25 songs

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Sonny Burgess

Biography

Sonny Burgess was one of the wildest rockers to record for the legendary Sun label in Memphis. He and his band the Pacers came out of Newport, Arkansas with a hard-rocking style that, unlike that of most rockabillies, owed little to nothing in the way of a stylistic debt to country music. With his red-dyed hair, matching stage suit and guitar, and wild stage performances, Burgess made mincemeat of the competition on many of the early-'50s rock & roll package tours. Though his Sun releases never brought him much in the way of commercial success, his recordings nonetheless remai...
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