OLD LINE MUSIC has provided historical research to print, film and recorded music projects.
Here is a sample of our most recent efforts.
Easy Eye Sound
- Found and provided master source recordings for the recent Link Wray "Son of Rumble" and "Vernon's Diamond" digital and vinyl releases on Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound record label.
- Sourced unreleased photographs for accompanying video and picture sleeve.
- Technical advisor and archival material provided for the Link Wray segment of the documentary film RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World. This film has won awards at Sundance, HotDocs and the Canadian Screen Awards.
- Liner notes for the Link Wray EARLY RECORDINGS / GOOD ROCKIN’ TONIGHT compilation CD.
- Sourced unpublished photographs for the THREE TRACK SHACK inner CD booklet.
- Sourced an unpublished photo of Link Wray used on THE SWAN SINGLES COLLECTION CD.
- Sourced an unpublished photo of Link Wray used on the RUMBLE picture sleeve 45 for Sundazed Music’s 2014 Record Store Day release.
- For almost two decades, we worked to help bring this legend his overdue recognition in rock and roll history.
- Acquired content and ran the LinkWray.com website.
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee 2013, 2018.
- RUMBLE inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a single, 2018.
Florida Folklife Festival
- Research and archival material provided for the the Florida Folk Heritage Award presented to Sun / Chess / Vee-Jay recording artist William R. “Billy the Kid” Emerson.
- Featured speaker at Billy’s Florida Folk Heritage Award ceremony.
Billy “The Kid” Emerson
- Billy “The Kid” Emerson is the earliest surviving Sun Records artist, having released his first sides 63 years ago. Sun Records is the birthplace of rock and roll, and no other African American artist released more music on Sun than Billy.
- SEE OUR WEBSITE on Billy here.
- Billy “The Kid” Emerson’s songs have been recorded by the likes of Brian Setzer, Delbert McClinton, Jimmie Vaughan, Ann Margaret, Rod Stewart and Elvis Presley.
- We are honored to have worked with this music legend in reacquiring his copyrights.
Pin-Up America Magazine
- Numerous historical articles, profiles and archival materials of rockabilly and American Roots musicians including Marshall Lytle of Bill Haley’s Comets, Link Wray, Deke Dickerson, Levi Dexter and others. Here are a few samples -
Dunn (NC) Area History Museum
- Consultation and archival material provided for the Link Wray exhibit.
Native American Music Awards
- Co-segment producer of the Link Wray induction ceremony during the 2006 NAMMY Awards.
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